As far as great East Coast ski resorts go, Vermont is rich with them. In fact, there are 20 alpine ski resorts packed with roughly 7,300 acres of terrain in this wonderful stretch of land. You've probably heard of Killington Resort – and even Stowe – but what about the rest? Where else can you catch some good powdery snow in the Green Mountain State?
Luckily for you we've gathered some of the best ski resorts for you to visit. If you just so happen to be on locum tenens assignment in Vermont this winter and you're an avid skier or snowboarder then feel free to find some happiness racing down these stunning slopes.
Jay Peak Resort
According to OntheSnow.com, Jay Peak Resort places first both in top-rated ski resort overall and in top-rated all-mountain terrain. That's truly something to be proud of seeing as how Jay Peak has to compete with the likes of Killington and Stowe. There are 78 trails and slopes that make up this mountain plus it boasts the most snow in eastern North America. What else do you need?
Touted as a family-oriented and family-operated ski resort, Okemo Mountain – located above the wondrous village of Ludlow – is one to take the whole family to. Back in the 80s, Tim and Diane Mueller bought the ski area and turned it into what it is today: a year-round resort focused on solid fun and solid runs.
Smugglers' Notch Resort
This ski resort stays in the top five across all lists at OntheSnow.com. It ranks #5 in top-rated overall, #3 in all-mountain terrain, #3 in nightlife, #4 in terrain park, and #2 in family friendly. Those are some strong numbers if we do say so ourselves. Something else that's important to note is that this resort is spread out over three mountains with 78 trails scattered throughout the park. So once you're at the top of any of these runs you're bound to soak in some stunning views.