Vermont's Best Ski Resorts

Powder snobs often overlook Vermont's small, friendly skiing, which means more fun for the locals—and you. Here's where to get your Green Mountain State fix this winter.

Nov 25, 2009
Outside Magazine
Sugarbush Resort

Sugarbush Resort    Photo: courtesy of Sandy Macys

Fresh Tracks
Heli- and cat skiing have long been luxuries afforded only to western skiers. Sugarbush changes half that with its new cat program, which gives 13 skiers free rein on the venerable resort's New England–style trails any morning the fresh stuff falls. Congregate in Timbers Restaurant at 6:45 A.M., then pile into the Lincoln Limo, a flatscreen-TV-equipped cat that rolls the crew to Sugarbush South's 4,000-foot summit. Reservations are best made a day in advance. (We suggest you bookmark NOAA's storm-watch Web site,, and look for eastbound weather systems above the Great Lakes.) From $75;

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