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Top 7 Spots for Winter Fun Near Burlington

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Stowe Mountain Resort

5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe, stowe.com

Vermont's preeminent alpine resort boasts unrelenting verticals, a fully stocked terrain park, a fancy lodge and a first-rate performing arts center. It's also located in Stowe, one of the cutest — and ritziest — ski towns in New England. They don't call it "Aspen of the East" for nothing.

Bolton Valley Resort

4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd., Bolton, boltonvalley.com

Just a half-hour drive from downtown, Bolton is Burlington's closest ski area and one of the best peaks for night skiing and riding.

Burlington Country Club

568 S. Prospect St., Burlington, burlingtoncountryclub.org

Once it's covered with snow, the hill at BCC becomes Burlington's most popular sledding destination. But watch your speed, hot dog. Kids and families abound.

Catamount Outdoor Family Center

592 Gov. Chittenden Rd., Williston, catamountoutdoorfamilycenter.com

Don't let the "family" in the title keep you away from this 500-acre spread on the outskirts of Burlington. Come here to cross-country ski all winter and bike and run the rest of the year.

Lake Champlain

Waterfront Park, Burlington, enjoyburlington.com

When the lake freezes over, Burlington Bay is a magical skating spot. There's nothing quite like looping figure eights with the Queen City skyline as your backdrop.

Smugglers' Notch Resort

4323 Route 108, Jeffersonville, smuggs.com

The locals call it Smuggs, and it offers some of the best tree skiing and riding around — not to mention a great terrain park.

Sugarbush Resort

1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren, sugarbush.com
Sugarbush Resort - CHARLOTTE SCOTT
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  • Sugarbush Resort

Great grooming makes Sugarbush's varied terrain a cut above. Catch some amazing views on Snowball, Jester, Troll Road or Domino.


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