Ski Vermont: Middlebury Snow Bowl

What are Vermont’s best hidden ski resorts?

Feb 19, 2013
Outside Magazine
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Middlebury has great slopes when you're bored with your usual haunts.    Photo: Adam Franco/Flickr


This is my favorite small ski mountain in the state—and not just because of its $25 lift ticket. Owned and maintained by Middlebury College for nearly 80 years, it lies hidden in the Green Mountain National Forest, about 20 minutes from campus, and is almost completely empty during school days. Its 1,000-foot vertical and 17 trails may not sound like much, but the slopes are challenging enough that it’s hosting the 2013 NCAA Championships.