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Ski in Vermont: Top Destinations
Ski in Vermont: Top Accommodations
How much is a New Year's ski vacation in Vermont? From Stowe to Stratton Mountain, HomeToGo has produced a special deep dive into the cost of spending New Year's Eve at one of the top 9 resorts in Vermont. By comparing the price of skiing at a range of top-rated resorts, we're making sure that every skier finds a world-class snow destination to ring in the New Year!
Our Vermont New Year's Ski Price Index includes the price of renting ski equipment, a lift ticket, lunch on the slopes, and overnight accommodation. We took up-to-date pricing for ski equipment and lift tickets from the resorts, and used online menus to calculate the cost of lunch in each resort. As a vacation rental metasearch engine, we used our own data to determine the average price per person to stay in a 4-person accommodation for one night between December 27, 2018 and December 31, 2019. For more information, check out the full methodology below!
Killington is a top pick for Aprés Ski lovers. If you end up at Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar, be sure to try a bloody mary.
Stowe Mountain has the highest peak in Vermont, the summit of Mount Mansfield is 4,395 ft.
Stratton has some of the steepest slopes in Vermont. Speed demons should look out for the Upper Downeaster and World Cup trails.
Smugglers' Notch has the most affordable accommodations, on average, for New Year's Eve 2019.
Ski Prices for New Year's 2019 - Vermont
*accommodation prices are per-person per-night in a +4 person rental.
Total Cost = Equipment Rental + Lift Pass + Lunch + Accommodation
Ski Rentals includes the price for intermediate skis, boots, and poles for one person to rent 12.31.2019.
Lift Ticket Price is for a full day’s skiing for one adult on 12.31.2019. These prices were researched in fall 2019 and may include discounts that are offered to customers who buy in advance.
Lunch Price includes a regular cheeseburger and fries at a restaurant on the ski slopes in the Yelp $$ category. Yelp's online menus were used to obtain these prices.
Accommodation Price is based on HomeToGo's own metasearch data: It is the average price per person, per night to stay in a +4-person vacation rental found on HomeToGo close to the resort, with a check-in between 12.27.2019 and 12.31.2019.
All prices are in USD. Please note that this is a forecast and that prices may fluctuate between now and New Year's Eve. Prices do not include sales tax. For any additional information, please email [email protected]
The Best Ski Resorts in Vermont
The state has well-developed facilities for any level of skiing. Accommodations typically feature beautiful cottages and practical amenities including conveniently located ski lifts and gondolas, so all you need to do is concentrate on having fun. There are also ski schools for all ages, for those who want to start to dabble in the sport, or try their hand at snowboarding.
Killington Peak is the second highest mountain in Vermont with an elevation of 4,229ft. The Killington Ski Resort is on top of this mountain. It is fondly called the “Beast of the East” by skiers, thanks to its nearly 200 trails distributed across seven alpine areas. It features a spectacular vertical drop which is the second largest on the East Coast. The Stash, which is the resort’s all natural terrain park, includes log rails and wall rides for a perfect winter playground experience. It also hosts the Slash and Berm Banked Slalom.
Scenic Mount Mansfeld, which is the state's highest peak, is part of this resort. The ski resort comprises two separate mountains: Spruce Peak and Mount Mansfield. The vertical drop of Mount Mansfield is 2,360ft, the fifth largest in New England. There are 116 trails on the resort covering 485 acres. The resort receives an annual snowfall of 333 inches. Although over 75% of the trails can be considered intermediate and advanced, beginners can start practicing on Spruce Peak or take the winding Toll Road from Mansfield.
Located on the northeast slopes of Stratton Mountain, the resort has 97 trails spread over 600 acres. Its vertical drop is measured at 2,000ft., served by 16 lifts to transport skiers. The resort also holds the distinction of opening the “first snowboard school in the world,” back in 1983. It has since produced some of the best snowboarders in the world, including Ross Powers, who was the Men’s Half Pipe Olympic gold medalist in 2002. For snowboard learners, there are five terrain parks where they can practice. There's also a tubing park and a Nordic center where you can rent equipment and take lessons.
Best Places to Stay for Ski in Vermont
Family Friendly Ski Resorts in Vermont
For families planning a ski vacation in Vermont, there are several resorts that cater to the needs of children and their parents. Many of the lodges in the area offer ski-in ski-out facilities, enabling you to get to the slopes anytime. In addition, Vermont’s terrain is so varied, you’ll find it easy to introduce the little ones to skiing, or practice new maneuvers yourself. Plus, there are many options for non-skiers which your children can enjoy in addition to learning to ski in Vermont.
An advantage of Bolton Valley is that it is a mid-sized ski resort, so you typically don’t have to deal with huge crowds, especially if you are hoping for a quiet skiing trip in Vermont. It has 71 trails, two quads, three doubles, and one rope tow. The vertical drop is 1,704ft., while the skiable area is 165 acres. Snowboard and ski lessons are available from schools at the resort for everyone.
Located in Ludlow, Okemo Mountain was rated the “Top US Family Snow Resort” in 2010 by Parents Magazine. It also boasts the largest vertical drop in southern Vermont, at 2,200ft. The resort has 121 trails on 667 acres of skiable terrain and thirteen chairlifts.
Families will love Sugarbush, thanks to its 2,000 acres of skiing and 24 beginner trails ideal for novice skiers. It’s also the only place on the East Coast where cat skiing is offered. There is a licensed daycare center if you have tiny tots too young to go to ski school. Self-guided or group walks are also on offer as are indoor tennis lessons and snowshoe walks. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone on their toes and entertained, including the adults in your group!
Recommended Accommodations for Ski in Vermont
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do vacation rentals for Skiing in Vermont cost?
HomeToGo has incredible rentals for Skiing in Vermont, with prices as low as $108 per night.
When is the best time for skiing in Vermont?
Vermont ski vacations are likely best in February each year, when the average temperature is 8 degrees.
What kinds of rentals can I find for Skiing in Vermont?
There are many Hotel rooms and House rentals that are great for Skiing in Vermont.
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