Travel Info for Vermont Ski Resorts
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Direct flights, reliable and “green” train travel, or the open road on just one tank of gas make traveling to Vermont's renowned ski areas easy and affordable. In fact, winter in Vermont welcomes six times the state's population as travelers seek mountain vacations for adventure, relaxation and rejuvenation. Whichever mode travelers choose - less time en route means more time to enjoy the mountains. Choose from planes, trains and automobiles...
Vermont resorts are an easy, convenient drive from anywhere in the East. Interstates 89, 91, and Vermont Route 100, the fabled skiers' highway, provide direct access to our mountains and villages. Vermont Transit, part of the Greyhoundsystem, connects Vermont communities with Boston, Montreal and New York daily.
With excellent air service, Burlington International Airportis a convenient point of access to northern and central Vermont resorts. Major air carriers include JetBlue, Continental, Delta, United and US Airways. Visitors to central and southern resorts can easily fly to Albany, Boston, Hartford, Manchester NH and Rutland VT. Gateway cities for international visitors include Boston, New York, Montreal, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. In many cases, Jet Blue offers flights for as little as $50 each way. Rental cars are available at all airports and many resorts offer ground transportation.
Two Amtrak routes operate between Washington, D.C., New York City and Vermont, providing daily passenger service to many of Vermont's mountain communities. For information, log onto Amtrak.comor call 1-800-USA-RAIL.
NORTHERN VERMONT SKI RESORTS
Bolton Valley Resort, Burke Mountain, Jay Peak Resort, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort and Trapp Family Lodge (a Nordic resort)
Driving: New York - 6 hours; Boston - 3 hours; Montreal – 2 hours
- Burlington International Airport, Montréal-PierreElliott Trudeau International Airport and Amtrak’s Waterbury or Essex stops offer easy access to this region.
Enjoy the beauty of the open road and the scenic wonders of the Northeast Kingdom. Burke Mountain, in the heart of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, is just 3 hours from Boston and 2.5 hours from Montreal. Burke Mountain is 7 miles from Exit 24 off Interstate 91, in the genuine Vermont village of East Burke.
Jay Peak Resort
Please visit Jay Peak’s extensive set of directionsfor travel to the resort via car, train, bus or air, from areas in Canada, New England and the tri-state area.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
How do guests of Smugglers’ Notch Resort close the 45 minute drive gap between the Burlington International Airport or the Essex Amtrak station and the resort? They can choose to be met by friendly van drivers by arranging for a transfer in advance through the resort’s vacation planning specialists. Once at the resort, guests can easily be car-free: getting around is simple on the complimentary on-demand shuttle service in the resort village, while the mountain shuttle loops every 20 minutes.
For folks driving from points south or east of the resort, the optimal route involves taking Route 100 into Morrisville, bypassing Route 108 that leads into Smugglers’ Notch Pass. The reason? The pass is closed in the winter, making the drive around the mountain the fastest and most direct route. Here’s easy driving directionsand information.
Stowe Mountain Resort
It's not hard to find Stowe. Since the ski area shares its name with the town, there's no confusion about where you're headed and the ‘Ski capital of the East’ is an easy, enjoyable trip from just about anywhere. Located in north-central Vermont, Stowe Mountain Resort is 40 minutes from Vermont's largest airport, 15 minutes from Interstate 89, and 15 minutes from the Amtrak train station.
By Train or Auto – Amtrak offers service to Waterbury, Vermont, just 8 miles from Stowe. Driving to Stowe from any eastern city is 90% state or interstate highway, more than any other resort in the east. Please visit http://www.stowe.com/press_room/.
CENTRAL VERMONT SKI RESORTS
Killington Resort, Mad River Glen, Middlebury College Snow Bowl, Mountain Top Inn & Resort Nordic Center, Pico Mountain, Sugarbush Resort, Suicide Six Ski Area
Driving: New York - 5 hours; Boston - 3 hours; Montreal – 3 hours
- BurlingtonInternational Airport, the Rutland Airport and Amtrak’s Rutland and Waterbury stops offer easy access to this region. Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express provides convenient daily service from New York City's Pennsylvania Station.
Killington Resort is one of the largest regional destination resorts in the Northeast and is easily accessibleby plane, train and automobile.
JetBlue has expanded its marketing partnership with Cape Air at Boston's Logan International Airport to include new codeshare service to Rutland, Vermont - a short 30 minute drive from the slopes of Killington Resort. Through the JetBlue-Cape Air alliance, customers can book travel on a single itinerary to Rutland from top domestic destinations that connect through Boston including New York/JFK, Washington/Dulles, Pittsburgh, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
Around Killington, Vermont's largest mass-transit system "The Bus" provides convenient and comfortable transportation to lodging properties, restaurants and businesses on Killington's famed access road. In addition, The Bus provides regional service to Rutland and the many dining and shopping opportunities Vermont's second largest city has to offer.
For those driving from points south and east of Killington, the Skyeship Gondola offers quick access to the slopes daily, while eliminating the 12-mile round trip to the Killington basin access points.
Mad River Glen
Rideshare if You Can! With everyone trying to economize, it really makes sense to share a ride to the mountain. Whether you want to take along someone to share expenses or if you need a ride yourself be sure to check out the Mad River Glen Rideshare Forum. This is the place where drivers and riders can connect to facilitate ridesharing opportunities. It's a great way to save money, have fun meeting new people, and save precious resources. Learn more about the Mad River Glen Rideshare Forum.
Middlebury College Snow Bowl
A smooth ride to skiing and riding at the Snow Bowl is assured. Route 125 is one of two east–west routes to pass through the Green Mountain National Forest; it leads the way to the Snow Bowl and has been completely rebuilt so folks can now enjoy a frost-heave free drive.
SOUTHERN VERMONT SKI RESORTS
Ascutney Mountain Resort, Bromley Mountain Resort, Magic Mountain, Mount Snow Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort, Stratton Mountain Resort
Driving: New York - 4 hours; Boston - 2 hours; Montreal – 4 hours
- The Rutland Airport, Albany(ALB), Hartford/Springfield's Bradley International (BDL), and Manchester(MHT), airports are each within a one-two-hour drive. Amtrak’s Albany, Brattleboro, Rutland, & Windsor stops offer easy access to this region.
Bromley Mountain Resort
Bromley Mountain is in the southwest corner of southern Vermont, making it one of the closest big mountain resorts to the New York metro area and, without question, the closest resort to New York's Capitol Region. Add in the fact that Bromley's just 2.5 hours from Hartford and 3 hours from Boston. And as long as we're talking proximity, consider the fact that Bromley Mountain's just a few minutes' drive from Manchester's famous designer outlets and about an hour from Brattleboro. Named one of the top ten "art towns" in the book "The 100 Best Art Towns in America" and "The Best Tourist Spot in Southern Vermont," (Valley Advocate, MA.) Brattleboro has a population less than 30,000.
Magic Mountain offers skiers and riders the chance to enjoy classic Vermont terrain less than 200 miles from New York, Hartford, Boston, and Albany. Whether coming for a day or a long weekend, Magic Mountain provides an authentic Vermont experience for the whole family without breaking the bank.
Not only is Magic Mountain close to home, it also offers some of the lowest rates in New England. Weekends and holidays are $56.00 for adults and midweek specials start at $25.
Okemo Mountain Resort
The readers of SKI Magazine consistently rank Okemo Mountain Resort among the Top Ten Resorts in the East for accessibility. Situated in south-central Vermont, Okemo is just a tank away for skiers and riders close to major metropolitan areas such as Boston, New York and Hartford. For driving directions, visit http://www.okemo.com/okemowinter/ourmountain/directions.asp.
Cape Air and JetBlue serves Rutland, Vt., with daily flights from Boston and from White Plains, N.Y. to West Lebanon, N.H. Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express from New York City serves nearby Rutland as well (25 miles).
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