Where Will The Snow Take You?
Whether you've never been to the state of Vermont or you were born here, the daunting decision of picking a resort to buy your season pass is never an easy task. To make the decision process a little easier, we've created a brief guide that we hope will help you decide where to shred all year.
Stowe: Recently purchased by Vail Resorts, Stowe Mountain Resort is the largest and most developed resort in the area. If you're looking for an experience similar to skiing out west, Stowe offers a wide variety of terrain for all skiing/riding levels and tons of backcountry terrain.
Sugarbush: It's difficult to get bored at Sugarbush as they offer a little bit of everything. Sugarbush is very popular among UVM students (2nd to Stowe for most passes sold) and offers a laid-back atmosphere. In recent years, Bush has gained a reputation in past years for having the most fun and creative terrain park around. Sugarush offers two different peaks for riders to enjoy, and there are variations of their pass that are available to UVM students.
Mad River Glen: With the tagline "Ski it if you can", Mad River might as well be called the Alta of the East. With some of the gnarliest skiing on the east coast and a 'no snowboarders allowed' policy, MRG offers a local-centric atmosphere that is often drowned out by larger more developed resorts.
Jay Peak: Jay Peak is our northernmost resort, meaning lots of snow and lots of Quebs. Jay is home to the only aerial tram in the area, making it extremely easy to ski top-to-bottom runs all day. While it may get a little cold up there, Jay's backcountry powder skiing rivals any other mountain in Vermont.
Smugglers Notch: Located just on the backside of Stowe, Smuggs offers fantastic skiing and riding for those looking to beat the crowds at Stowe. With a more laid-back atmosphere, skiing/riding Smuggs will make you feel like a true local. Additionally, this is a great mountain to ski or ride if you’re newer to the sport, as we offer Learn to Ski and Ride Days here during second semester!
Bolton Valley: Are you planning to take on a heavy class load this winter? If so, Bolton may be the place for you. While it may be smaller than some of the other resorts we sell passes to, Bolton is unique in that fact that they offer night skiing. If you haven’t skied under the lights before, it’s an epic experience and an awesome way to end any day!