2019/2020 Ski Season in Vermont is just around the corner. The colors of falls are already changing and soon the snow-capped peaks of the mountains will top off the launch of our premier ski season in Vermont.
How to Plan the Perfect Ski Vacation
When is Opening Day for Vermont’s Ski Season?
When will ski resorts in the Vermont open for the ski season? See this list of projected opening dates for Vermont mountains. Important Note: Not all dates listed here are official and final; they are projected and subject to change. Sort the list by Opening Dates or Resort Name, 24 Hour Snow, Base Depth and User Rating. Check back for updates on when the lifts are set to start spinning at Vermont ski areas, and don’t miss opening day at your favorite resort!
Killington Resort – October 19th
Mount Snow – October 27th
Stowe Mountain Resort – November 15h
Okemo Mountain Resort – November 16th
Sugarbush – November 17th
Stratton Mountain – Jay Peak – Bromley Mountain – November 23rd
Magic Mountain – Mad River Glen – Bolton Valley – November 24th
Burke Mountain – November 30th
Pico Mountain – December 14th
Suicide Six – December 15th
There is plenty of time to make it to Vermont while the snow is still fresh. Once the snow starts to fall, the true beauty of Vermont is revealed. Ski, snowboard, and tube your way through the slopes of Vermont’s best ski resorts until the season ends in mid-May.
Which Resort Has the Best Slopes?
All Ski Resorts in Vermont are amazing! Each one is different in its own way:
Killington Peak and Mount Mansfield are home to the highest elevations in the state and are surrounded by some of the best ski resorts in the entire Appalachian mountain chain.
Mount Snow is Vermont’s southernmost ski resort, making it the closest skiing and riding to the Northeast’s major metropolitan areas. With 85 trails across four mountain faces and 589 skiable acres, Mount Snow has something for everyone. The Bluebird Express is a 6-pack bubble chairlift that whisks you from the base area to the summit in 7.5 minutes. Mount Snow is also celebrated for its all-terrain park mountain face, Carinthia, which offers 100 acres of features and was named the #1 terrain park in the East by TransWorld Snowboarding, Freeskier Magazine, and SKI Magazine.
Okemo Mountain Resort has an excellent rail map that constantly offers new and exciting runs.
Bromley Mountain is a fantastic place for skiers of all skill levels and even features one of the best ski schools in the state.
Other must-visit resorts include:
Stowe Mountain Resort
Other Winter Activities
Skiing is not everyone’s favorite winter activity but love the snow and winter outdoor adventures. Maybe winter sports aren’t your forte. Try snowboarding, sleigh riding, or snow mobiles. Each one gives you winter wonderland feel of adventure.
There are plenty of other things to do in Southwestern Vermont that don’t involve getting a face full of snow. For example, you can grab a drink at one of Vermont’s top breweries or spend the day shopping in one of Vermont’s historic towns. No matter how you choose to spend your days in Vermont, there are plenty of ways to make this ski season the best one yet.
Where to Stay
The choices of fun places to stay are endless in Vermont. If you are set on a certain resort, there are many accommodations at each resort. Many people who come with family and friends to enjoy skiing and more in Vermont have been going more toward the Vacation Rental Industry. This way you can go back to your own cozy home, light a fire in the fireplace and cook up an amazing winter soul warming dinner. Finest Luxury Vacations has a nice array of vacation rentals in Vermont, along with Air BnB and Vrbo.
Family & Group Ski Vacations
If you are planning a large group or family vacation getaway, Mount Snow Ski Lodge Village sleeps anywhere from 16 to 200 guests. There are 8 homes to choose from or you can choose all! The homes come with fireplaces, cozy accommodations, indoor pools, spas and so much more. It is a perfect location for a special Vermont Ski Vacation with family, friends, groups, retreats and more.