Your Ultimate Guide to Southern Vermont Skiing

Get your Arlington Inn Vacation GuideWith towering snow-capped peaks and steep vertical drops, nothing compares to the thrill of Southern Vermont skiing! Killington Peak and Mount Mansfield boast the highest elevations in the state; here, you’ll discover some of the best ski resorts in the entire Appalachian mountain chain. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning the winter getaway you deserve and get ready to hit the slopes!

If you’re planning to go skiing in Southern Vermont, make sure to get a copy of our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of recommendations about the region’s best winter activities, seasonal events, and upcoming holiday festivities. Vacation planning has never been easier!


Here Are the Best Places For Southern Vermont Skiing

It’s almost time for Southern Vermont ski season! Here are some of the best places to go skiing this winter:

1. Bromley Mountain

Bromley Mountain is the only south-facing ski resort in New England, which means longer days and softer snow for skiing. The mountain offers exciting runs for all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned pros. With 47 different trails to choose from and vast terrain, you’ll love skiing at Bromley Mountain. And if you’d like to take a lesson beforehand, the resort even features one of the best ski schools in Vermont!

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Approximate driving time from The Arlington Inn: 24 minutes

2. Stratton Mountain

From skiing and snowboarding to snowshoe tours and ice skating, Stratton Mountain has it all. Known as the “birthplace of snowboarding” and host of Vermont’s first World Cup ski races, this is truly an experience like no other. Here, you’ll discover powder-fresh snow and groomed trails, four six-passenger chairs and a gondola, and 99 trails offering terrain for all levels from beginner to advanced. Once you visit, this may just become your new favorite winter tradition.

Approximate driving time from The Arlington Inn: 38 minutes

3. Prospect Mountain Ski Area

If you’re searching for the best Nordic Southern Vermont skiing, we highly recommend Prospect Mountain Ski Area. This cross country ski center gets more natural snow than many other ski areas and features more than 30 kilometers of scenic trails. The trails are groomed for both skating and classic cross-country skiing, and there are special trails for snowshoeing. Climb more than 400 feet to the top of the mountain and enjoy the breathtaking views down below. Then, get ready for a fun downhill run to the bottom! 

Approximate driving time from The Arlington Inn: 30 minutes

4. Magic Mountain Ski Area

Come see for yourself why Magic Mountain offers some of the best skiing in Southern Vermont! Voted #1 ski area in North America by Liftopia users in 2016-17, a visit to this ski resort is an absolute must! Magic Mountain Ski Area is known for its laid-back vibe, affordable lift tickets, and winding trails that will excite at every slippery twist and turn! 

Approximate driving time from The Arlington Inn: 37 minutes

5. Mount Snow

Get ready for the winter adventure of a lifetime at Mount Snow in Vermont! From smooth greens and blues to challenging black diamonds, there are a variety of runs for every skill level here. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Mount Snow is a prime destination for tubing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and even dog sledding. Check out their snow report to see current conditions and start planning your next adventure!

Approximate driving time from The Arlington Inn: 55 minutes

6. Okemo Mountain Resort

If adventure is what you seek, you’ll surely find it at Okemo Mountain Resort! At a whopping 2,200 feet, the resort boasts one of the highest vertical drops in Southern Vermont. A haven for skiers and snowboarders alike, there is also a full-service Nordic Center, exhilarating Parks and Pipes, and a state-of-the-art Ski School. The mountain features 121 different trails of varied terrain and an excellent rail map that is consistently updated with new and exciting runs. 

Approximate driving time from The Arlington Inn: 55 minutes

7. Sugarbush

One of New England’s largest ski areas, Sugarbush features two mountains, three terrain parks, six peaks, sixteen lifts, and a 2,000-acre Slide Brook Basin. Hone your skills on the blue and green runs, or challenge yourself to the black and double black diamonds! With a total of 139 scenic winter trails, the possibilities are endless at Sugarbush! 

Approximate driving time from The Arlington Inn: 2 hours

8. Stowe Mountain Resort

With 485 skiable acres, Stowe Mountain Resort is every outdoor enthusiast’s dream! Surrounded by Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, the resort features a variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails. Race each other down the mountain and then take a chairlift (or scenic gondola ride) back up to the top! Other winter activities offered at Stowe Mountain Resort include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating.

Approximate driving time from The Arlington Inn: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Warm Up Beside the Fire at The Arlington Inn

Now that you know about the best places for Southern Vermont skiing, it’s time to book your trip! Winter is right around the corner, and now is the ideal time to book your stay at The Arlington Inn. Our bed and breakfast is located near all of these amazing ski resorts, as well as the best winter activities, dining, and local attractions. After a fabulous day on the slopes, come rest your head in the most comfortable accommodations. Or, unwind with your favorite beverage at our Deming Tavern

Right now, The Arlington Inn is also offering an exclusive Ski Package for guests! Choose a mid-week or weekend package and enjoy a lift ticket to Bromley Mountain included with your stay! This special includes a full country breakfast complete with fresh-baked muffins, omelets, pancakes, French Toast, eggs your way, applewood smoked bacon, and more! Are you ready to start planning your next getaway to winter wonderland? Check our availability and reserve your spot today. We can’t wait to welcome you!