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5 Ski Resorts for All Budgets and Experience Levels Near Woodstock

Jan 10, 2019 02:26PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Pico Mountain. Courtesy of the Pico Mountain Facebook page @picomountain.

It's snow time! It's been that time in Vermont for a while. Last month plenty of local ski resorts finally opened their doors for skiers and snowboarders alike for plenty of snow-day fun. 

If hitting the slopes is what you're after, we put together 5 ski resorts near the Woodstock area and beyond that are sure to bring you some great times, and even better powder. Read on to learn more.  

Suicide Six Ski Area

Courtesy of the Suicide Six Ski Area Facebook page @suicidesixvt.

Based in South Pomphret, VT, Suicide Six is only a quick drive from Woodstock. This family-friendly resort claims to be "America’s Oldest Ski Resort" and offers opportunities for both skiers and snowboarders, with two updated terrain parks. The slopes are kept gentle and are perfect for beginners, though also offer more challenging slopes for the more experienced athlete. 

There are 3 lifts servicing 24 trails ー 30% rated as beginner terrain, 40% as intermediate and 30% as advanced ー with the longest run spanning a distance of 5,280 feet. You will find opportunities to rent or make any repairs you might need, too. 

If skiing isn't your thing, there is a cozy baselodge where you can snuggle up with a good book in front of the fireplace, eat at their restaurant, or enjoy the full bar. Learn more about Suicide Six by visiting them at 247 Stage Rd, South Pomfret, Vermont, 05067 or at their website

The Quechee Club Ski Hill

Courtesy of the The Quechee Club Facebook page @quecheeclub.

Quechee Ski Hill is in White River Junction and is a part of the Quechee Club. You can find slopes of all sizes here, with lessons for any of those looking to learn. They also host a ski team perfect for your 7-18 year old looking for a team sport to get into over the winter. Something unique to this resort is cross country skiing options. Clinics and tours are offered throughout the season and provide a great tour of the beautiful area.

Visit them at 3268 QUECHEE MAIN ST., QUECHEE, VT 05059 and learn more about all they have to offer by visiting their website

Killington Ski Resort

Courtesy of the Killington Resort Facebook page @killingtonresort.


According to Wikipedia, Killington Ski Resort is the largest ski area in the eastern U.S., and has the largest vertical drop in New England at 3,050 feet. Killington offers some unique opportunities for those that love getting outdoors when the snow is out. Of course, there's the classic mountain perfect for skiing, but they also have ski bike rentals, a tubing course, snowshoe tours, snowmobile tours, Snowcat-drawn sleigh rides, and more. They also host a series of fun events throughout the year that are sure to please everyone involved. 

The resort itself fine dining and lodging and a nightlife for the adventurous kind. Visit them at 4763 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751or on their website

Pico Mountain Ski Resort

Courtesy of the Pico Mountain Facebook page @picomountain.

Pico Mountain is a neighbor of Killington and boasts a small ski area with a big resort feel. With over 19 miles of trails this mountain is perfect for beginners. Though there are plenty of options for beginners, there are also plenty of opportunities for more advanced skiers and snowboarders to get some slope time in. Pico mountain’s steepest trail, Giant Killer, is a double-black diamond and not for the faint of heart. 

Like the other resorts offer, there are lessons for people of all age and experience. Visit Pico Mountain at 73 Alpine Dr, Mendon, VT 05701 or visit their website to learn more about lift ticket, pricing, and lodging options. 

Whaleback Mountain

Courtesy of the Whaleback Mountain Facebook page @whalebackmountain.

Spend the weekend in beautiful Enfield, New Hampshire and enjoy some great ski time at Whaleback Mountain. One unique thing about this particular mountain is that it's run by Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation (UVSSF), a nonprofit entity with the mission to support and enhance an affordable, healthy, and sustainable snow sports experience in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. So, you're supporting a great cause by skiing or snowboarding here. 

Known for being both family-friendly and affordable, Whaleback is a great place to get your feet wet (pun intended) when it comes to learning how to ski. They also offer adult ski racing, fun events, and lessons for all ages.

Support a good cause and head to Whaleback Mountain at 160 Whaleback Mountain Rd, Enfield, NH 03748 and visit their website to learn more about lodging and more. 

Grab your ski boots and head to the mountains today! What's your favorite spot to hit the powder? Let us know in the comments! 

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