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Alpine Areas Near Trail

Bolton Valley Resort – Bolton Valley, VT
Set amongst 5,000 acres of pristine alpine forest, Bolton Valley Resort features spectacular views of the Champlain Valley and Green and Adirondack Mountains.  known for long-lasting and frequently-refreshed powder and their enormous mix of lift-serviced trails and backcounrty routes, Bolton is a hub of winter activity along the CT.  Lighted night skiing, lodging, food, alpine, telemark and rentals, lessons and guided tours on skis or snowshoes available.  Bolton Access Rd. Bolton.  802-434-3444 http://www.boltonvalley.com

 

Bromley Mountain Resort – Manchester Center, VT
Visiting Bromley is like visiting an old friend. There is a level of comfort, relaxation and security felt that you simply don’t feel elsewhere. Learning to ski or board at North America’s #1 Resort for Family Programs (Ski Magazine 2004) brings generation after generation back to Bromley for more ‘Fun in the Sun’.  Bromley’s East Side bristles with bumps and steeps, a la the true Black Diamonds, Havoc, Pabst Panic and Stargazer. Upper and Lower Twister, down the mountain’s front face, will thrill and challenge intermediates while Run Around, which winds its way down around the West Side, will positively enthrall beginners.  802-824-5522  http://www.bromley.com/

 

Jay Peak Resort – Jay , VT
At the top of Vermont and a stone’s throw from the Canadian border is Jay Peak, a powder haven famous for receiving more snow than any other area in the Northeast and more than many western areas.  Jay is world-renowned for its gladed terrain and backcountry-friendly skiing.  Lodging, food, alpine, nordic, and telemark rentals, lessons and guided tours on skis and snowshoes available.  802-988-2611  http://www.jaypeakresort.com

 

Mad River Glen – Waitsfield, VT
MRG is owned and run by a skiers’ co-operative.  This unique area blurs the lines between backcountry and piste skiing and always offers challenge for beginners to experts.  Home of the venerable Single Chair and the famous NATO Telemark Festival.  Food, alpine and telemark rentals and lessons available.  Route 17, Fayston.  902-496-3551.  http://www.madriverglen.com

 

Smuggler’s Notch – Smuggler’s Notch, VT
Located in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, featuring mountainside lodging, 3 big mountains with 1,000 acres of terrain for every ability, award-winning children’s programs, and comprehensive vacation packages all in a spectacular mountain setting, you’ll find America’s Family Resort. Whether you are learning to ski and snowboard or are an expert looking for challenging terrain, Smugglers’ is the perfect playground in which to recreate and rejuvenate in a family-friendly atmosphere. 800-419-4615  http://www.smuggs.com/

 

Stowe Mountain Resort – Stowe, VT
From top-to-bottom runs with groomed cruisers to bump runs to some truly fine glade skiing, Stowe has it all. The infamous Front Four (Starr, Goat, National and Lift Line) are arguably the most exciting runs in the East. For the novice skiers and riders, there’s an entire mountain (Spruce Peak) criss-crossed with easygoing runs. And with the longest average trail length in New England, be prepared to spend some time on the mountain.  While the trails are classic, the lifts are modern. Along with several doubles and triples, they’ve got a high-speed quad and a state-of-the-art eight person gondola that whisks skiers from bottom to top in a blazing seven and a half minutes. 802-253-3000http://www.stowe.com

 

Stratton Mountain Resort – Stratton Mountain, VT
Stratton Mountain is more than a ski resort. It’s a mountain resort offering you freedom to explore nature with amenities close at hand. Play golf or tennis, go hiking or kayaking, then relax with your family and hike or ride in our gondola to the summit. You will see views only the highest peak in Vermont’s Green Mountain range can provide. 800-strattonhttp://www.stratton.com/

 

Sugarbush Resort – Sugarbush, VT
Sugarbush is home to an immense assortment of legendary cruiser, bump and tree skiing, plus one of the finest backcountry ares in the Northeast, the Slide Brook Basin.  Lodging, food, rentals, lessons and guided tours on skis or snowshoes available.  Sugarbush Access Rd. Warren. 802-583-6300  http://wwwsugarbush.com