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Vermont Winter Guide: Best Ski Resorts in Northern Vermont  

Embrace winter in Vermont with a trip to some of its top-notch ski resorts, all just a stone's throw away from Burlington, Vermont. Whether you're a seasoned pro seeking challenging terrains or a first-timer eager to learn, the Green Mountains have something for everyone. 

Cochran's Ski Area, Richmond, Vermont

Cochran's Ski Area stands out as a non-profit organization and a small family-friendly mountain. Renowned for its affordability and commitment to ski racing programs, this hidden gem promises an intimate and welcoming atmosphere for skiers and riders of all levels. It is located just a mere 25 minutes from the bustling city of Burlington, Vermont 

Bolton Valley Resort, Bolton Valley, Vermont

Bolton Valley Resort beckons with its diverse terrain, offering a mix of challenges for all skill levels. Approximately 30 minutes from Burlington, this smaller mountain is very well known for its unique night skiing and delicious waffles from the waffle cabin. 

Smugglers' Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, Vermont 

Venture about 50 minutes from Burlington, and you'll find yourself immersed in the family-friendly embrace of Smugglers' Notch Resort. You’ll find diverse terrain and extensive amenities. This resort caters to novice and expert skiers with three big mountains, Morris, Sterling, and Madonna. 

Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, Vermont

Approximately 50 minutes to an hour from Burlington, Stowe Mountain Resort beckons with its iconic mountain views and well-groomed trails. The charming resort town offers amazing après-ski options throughout the village and up and along Mountain Road. Making it a fun destination to experience all that winter in Vermont has to offer. 

Sugarbush Resort, Warren, Vermont

Situated around an hour from Burlington, Sugarbush Resort is a winter haven with two mountains—Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen. Its diverse terrain and plethora of winter activities ensure there's never a dull moment on the slopes. It is a perfect destination for those seeking a variety of experiences with Vermont's picturesque landscapes.

Before planning your ski adventure, check the latest information on trail conditions, available amenities, and distances. Road conditions and travel times may vary, especially with unpredictable winter weather. 

Looking for more winter activities to explore in Vermont? Read our Winter Activity Guide to the Lake Champlain Islands. 

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