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- Stowe Mountain Resort
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.
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.
1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren, sugarbush.com
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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.