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In the 1960s, Sugarbush was the darling of the Jet Set – some claim that the term originated here – and it has remained a popular ski area even after the jets flew on. Its trails and grooming make it a favorite for serious skiers, while its full-service resort facilities and lively après-ski scene offer something for everyone in the family. Snow boarders are welcome here, but not at nearby Mad River Glen, where dedicated skiers appreciate the natural terrain, natural snow and lack of boarders on the trails. Advanced and more adventurous skiers have made Mad River Glen a legend, and its motto is "Ski it if You Can."

Down in the ...

In the 1960s, Sugarbush was the darling of the Jet Set – some claim that the term originated here – and it has remained a popular ski area even after the jets flew on. Its trails and grooming make it a favorite for serious skiers, while its full-service resort facilities and lively après-ski scene offer something for everyone in the family. Snow boarders are welcome here, but not at nearby Mad River Glen, where dedicated skiers appreciate the natural terrain, natural snow and lack of boarders on the trails. Advanced and more adventurous skiers have made Mad River Glen a legend, and its motto is "Ski it if You Can."

Down in the valley, visitors can find snowmobiles for rent or can sign on for guided trips. Later in the winter, Vermont farms begin tapping the maple trees that give Sugarbush its name, and most sugar houses welcome visitors and offer tastes of freshly boiled syrup. Many inns, such as the Round Barn Farm, provide guests with snowshoes for hikes in the winter woods.

Lura Seavey
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Lura Seavey is the author of Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire and she has contributed to several Thomas Cook guidebooks, including Drive Around Catalonia, Travellers Mallorca, and Travellers Barcelona.

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  • Location: Eastern United States
  • Research: Wikipedia
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    Winter ski season usually lasts from mid-December through mid-April.