If you thought that the mountains of Vermont were exclusive to skiers, think again! Vermont snowboarding is some of the very best in the United States, and with so much history, it’s easy to see why. Some of the country’s most renowned snowboarders got their start in VT. (Does Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White ring a bell?) Vermont is also home to Burton Snowboards, the world’s first snowboard factory, and Suicide Six Resort, the first resort to allow snowboarding back in 1982. So if you’re an avid rider, a trip to the Green Mountain State is a must! Here are some of our favorite places to plow through the powder.
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Where To Go for the Best Vermont Snowboarding
With mega-carving terrain for all skill levels and styles, Killington has been named one of the best rides in North America by World Snowboard Guide. “The Beast” has a soft spot for snowboarders and offers seven mountains of steeps, bumps, fun-parks, and halfpipes, all serviced by a modern lift system. Killington has even hosted several snowboard events and competitions over the years.
Local Tip: Due to the sheer size of the mountain, riders can sometimes become lost while trying to get around. We recommend picking up a free Ride Guide, which will tell you everything you need to know about Killington from a snowboarder’s perspective.
Pico Mountain Ski Area was one of the first commercial ski resorts in the state. It’s located on the northwest side of Pico Peak and features 57 trails, seven lifts, and a 1,967-foot vertical drop. Experienced snowboarders will love the black and double black diamond trails, and first-timers can hone their skills on gentle learning slopes. There’s also a number of green and blue routes for riders of all levels. Be sure to view a trail map before heading out.
Ten rippin’ terrain parks and a superpipe make Mount Snow a snowboarder’s dream come true. It’s also a great place for newbies. Mount Snow offers snowboarding lessons and has excellent snowboarding instructors, a dedicated learning facility, specially-designed learning equipment, and a teaching process that helps guests develop the basics of the sport. You’ll have tons of fun and will be tearing up the mountain in no time!
Bolton Valley Ski Resort
For a totally unique snowboarding experience, check out Bolton Valley Ski Resort, home of Vermont’s most extensive night riding. Every Wednesday through Saturday, Bolton Valley keeps the lights on longer than any other Vermont ski area and offers well-lit night riding on ten fantastic trails. You can even explore the mountain until 10 p.m. on Fridays! For more thrills, test your freestyle skills at their Wednesday Night Riders Competition and see if you’ve got what it takes to win.
Enjoy the Ride with GetAway Vacations!
Now that we’ve given you some insight into Vermont snowboarding, it’s time to get out there and have fun! Be sure to book your stay in one of our Killington vacation rentals during your trip. With amenities like jacuzzi bathtubs, fireplaces, full kitchens, and more, our properties have everything you need to relax post-ride. View our accommodations to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!
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