- Vermont is one of New England's premier ski destinations. With over 20 resorts and over 1,000 trails, some with vertical drops in excess of 3,000 feet, Vermont and its Green Mountains have entertained generations of winter outdoor enthusiasts.
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Stratton Mountain Resort
Recreation - Downhill skiing is the predominate recreation enjoyed at Vermont's ski resorts. Cross-country skiing is offered at several resorts in addition to snow tubing, ski instruction and ice skating. The majority of the resorts are centered around villages which offer lodging, restaurants, nightlife, childcare, ski shops and more.
Climate - Vermont's climate varies somewhat depending on region. Generally, the state experiences mild summers with temperatures rarely reaching 90 degrees F. Often summer lows will dip to 50 degrees and by late August temperatures begin to cool. Signs of spring are evident in the Champlain Valley by late March, although the high country begins mud season at this time and doesn't get a full thaw until late April. The mountainous regions of the state have seen snow fall in every month, so be prepared for cooler temperatures if staying in those areas.
Winters can be harsh and long in this northern state. Snow is likely to fall anytime between September and April. Humidity makes winter weather seem bitter and usually a few weeks during the winter see night time temperature below zero. The average winter temperature is 20 degrees F with highs reaching into the forties on warm days.
Vermont ski resorts may be found in each of the three travel regions.