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Vermont is home to some of the largest ski areas is New England, and even the eastern United States. Skiers come from all around for ski areas like Stowe Mountain, Okemo Mountain, and Jay Peak.
In northern Vermont, skiers may choose from a number of ski areas in around Burlington. Select from Smugglers Notch in Jefforsonville, Sugarbush in Warren, and of course the Stowe-area mountains – all set along Interstate 89.
Also in northern Vermont, the Cochran Ski Area was founded by the famed “Skiing Cochrans” family in 1961. Located 16 miles east of Burlington, and 13 miles west of Waterbury, the country's first non-profit ski area features six trails on 30 skiable acres.
Located in the town of Ludlow, Okemo Mountain is home to the largest vertical drop in southern Vermont. Okemo Mountain has a vertical drop of 2,100 feet, with a high point of 3,344 feet, and a base elevation of 1,134 feet. Established in 1955, Okemo Mountain has 624 skiable acres, including 119 runs and five terrain parks.
One of the largest ski areas in the country – and possibly in the eastern United States – the Killington Ski Resort features 752 skiable acres. Set just north of Rutland, the Killington Ski Area also has the largest vertical drop in New England, coming in at 3,050 feet. Killington has 141 runs including the 6.2-mile Juggernaut Trail and the Outer Limits ski trail – the steepest mogul run in New England.
Southern Vermont yields a number of ski areas just north of Bennington in the Green Mountain National Forest. Check out the Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School, Stratton Mountain, and the Bromley Mountain Ski Area. For some action on the level, try Timber Creek Cross Country Ski next to Mt. Snow, or the Prospect Mountain Ski Area just east of Bennington.
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