While the Green Mountains are still awash in vibrant fall colors, before we know it, those same mountains will be a frosty white and home to the best skiing in Vermont. The ski season in Vermont generally begins around Thanksgiving and heads on through the winter while the snowy conditions hold up. Thankfully, there are several top-rated ski resorts in the state, and two fantastic options—Mad River Glen and Sugarbush—are just a quick shuttle bus (Sugarbush only) or drive from the front stoup of our charming Vermont Bed and Breakfast.
If you’re an avid skier or just learning the ropes, West Hill House B&B is one of the best places to stay in Vermont. We’re away from the hectic ski slope resort lodging and set back on our beautiful nine-acre woodland property with seasonal gardens. Better yet, we’re just minutes away from the best skiing in Vermont, and we’ll be awaiting your return with hot drinks and freshly baked goods to warm your soul. Settle into your cozy and comfortable guest suite and refresh to hit the slopes again the next day!
Our Vermont Bed and Breakfast begins to fill up early for the winter season; be sure to check out our Ski and Save vacation package. You’ll want to get your lodging on the books today!
Best Skiing in Vermont: Sugarbush Resort
One of the biggest and most popular resorts for the best skiing in Vermont is found at the spectacular Sugarbush Resort. As a guest at our B&B, you’ll be there in under five minutes by car or grab the complimentary shuttle bus to Sugarbush’s Lincoln Peak picks up each morning at 9 am and returns roughly every hour on request.
- Sugarbush includes two mountain peaks—Mount Ellen and Lincoln Peak. In fact, Ski magazine readers ranked Sugarbush as one of the best ski resorts in the east in 2021. The resort spans more than 4,000 acres, making Sugarbush one of the largest ski resorts in New England. By the numbers, you’ll find 111 ski trails, 16 lifts, and a summit elevation of more than 4,000 feet.
- Lincoln Peak is known for its classic New England-style trails, which all lead to the Lincoln Peak Village, home to the children’s and adult ski school and casual and fine dining options.
- Mount Ellen is the local’s go-to spot for the best skiing in Vermont. The terrain and slopes here exude a casual, laid-back style of skiing. But don’t get too comfortable; the peak is also home to Vermont’s highest chairlift, the premiere terrain park, and the Green Mountain Valley School’s elite ski racing academy.
- After an exciting day on the slopes, the dining and beverage options at Sugarbush Resort are plentiful and robust. While craft beer is still having its heyday in Vermont, you’ll find a fantastic selection of the state’s locally brewed ales. The Green Mountain Lodge at Mt Ellen is a favorite spot for an apres ski treat!
- Remember that Sugarbush isn’t just some of the best skiing in Vermont, but they also offer some great warm-weather activities. If you plan to visit in the spring and summer, you’ll find golf, disc golf, ziplining, mountain biking, tennis, and more. For more information on the warmer season activities at Sugarbush, please read our blog here.
- Buy your Sugarbush lift tickets and ski passes here.
Best Skiing in Vermont: Mad River Glen Ski Resort
Mad River Glen is the last remaining shareholder-owned ski area in the country, offering the best skiing in Vermont for natural snow-covered slopes. Moreover, it’s just minutes from our luxury Bed and Breakfast, making us the perfect place to cozy up in the evenings.
- Mad River Glen is known for its extreme vertical drop, just over 2,000 feet; you’ll find an incredible range of trails for all experience levels. Experts and thrill-seekers can take the Single Chair up to the top of Mad River Glen and ski top-to-bottom on proper black-diamond trails, while beginner and intermediate-level skiers will find plenty of options to enjoy off lifts 2 and 3.
- It’s all about the real deal powder here. Unlike many modern ski resorts, this unique ski resort offers natural snow skiing, and you won’t find snow-making here except around the base areas!
- They are also one of the last ski resorts in the country not to allow snowboarding, which means skiers can enjoy following the natural cut and groom of the trails.
- Mad River Glen offers skiers a connection to the history of skiing in our area that you might not find at large ski resorts. Considering it’s one of the few remaining cooperatively owned, non-commercial, family-friendly ski resorts—the sense of community here is strong.
- Grab an apres ski beverage and hearty pub fare at Stark’s Pub after enjoying some of the best skiing in Vermont!
- Purchase your Mad River Glen tickets and passes here.
Exceptional Lodging in Vermont for your Ski Getaway
Our Vermont Bed and Breakfast is a magical place in the winter. The freshly fallen snow creates the warmest feeling inside the Inn, and you’ll absolutely love to retreat to sit by the fire after a long day enjoying some of the best skiing in Vermont. Each morning of your stay and included with your room rate, we’ll treat you to a beautiful breakfast full of local ingredients made with care and skill on-site. For those itching to get to the mountain, on the winter weekends, we offer a light breakfast at 7:15 am for skiers aiming for first tracks.
We can’t wait to host you this winter at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast; book your next ski getaway today!