Best Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding in Vermont

This list represents the most popular backcountry skiing & snowboarding in Vermont. Use this list to plan your next Vermont backcountry skiing & snowboarding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Stratton Pond Trail

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    Green Mountain National Forest, VT

    Stratton Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Stratton, Vermont. It is within Green Mountain National Forest. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 2,348 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  3.5 miles

    Stratton Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Stratton, Vermont. It is within Green Mountain National Forest. It is 3.5 miles ...

  • #2 Teardrop Trail

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    Mount Mansfield, VT

    The Teardrop is a classic down-mountain trail cut in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It leaves just south of the Nose of Mount Mansfi eld and descends the steep west face of the ...
    •  1.8 miles
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    The Teardrop is a classic down-mountain trail cut in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It leaves just south of ...

  • #3 Bruce Trail

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    Mount Mansfield, VT

    The Bruce Trail plunges 2,000 feet down the south side of Mount Mansfi eld, ending on the trails of the Stowe Mountain Resort Cross-Country Ski Center. This legendary down-mountain ski run was ...
    •  4 miles
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    The Bruce Trail plunges 2,000 feet down the south side of Mount Mansfi eld, ending on the trails of the Stowe Mountain Resort ...

  • #4 Big Jay

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    Stowe, VT

    A descent of the steep, trailless east face of Big Jay is a beautiful and remarkable backcountry powder run.
    •  3.5 miles
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    A descent of the steep, trailless east face of Big Jay is a beautiful and remarkable backcountry powder run.

  • #5 Skytop Trail

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    Stowe, VT

    This high-elevation ridge trail with spectacular views of Mount Mansfield and the surrounding peaks connects a number of backcountry ski trails of the Trapp Family Lodge and Stowe Mountain Resort ...
    •  9.8 miles
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    This high-elevation ridge trail with spectacular views of Mount Mansfield and the surrounding peaks connects a number of ...

  • #6 Woodward Mountain Trail

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    Waterbury, VT

    This is a high-elevation ski tour from the top of the Bolton Valley Ski Area down to the Little River State Park in Waterbury. The trail features excellent skiing and spectacular mountain vi ...
    •  5.6 miles
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    This is a high-elevation ski tour from the top of the Bolton Valley Ski Area down to the Little River State Park in Waterbury. ...

  • #7 Root Beer Ridge Trail

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    Markham Mountain, VT

    This is a beautiful, rolling tour with intermittent views of the snowy spine of the Green Mountains and a long, moderate descent.
    •  8.3 miles
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    This is a beautiful, rolling tour with intermittent views of the snowy spine of the Green Mountains and a long, moderate ...

  • #8 Steeple Trail

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    Mount Mansfield, VT

    A thrilling, steep descent of a classic 1930s-era down-mountain ski trail that lies in the shadow of Mount Mansfi eld.
    •  6.7 miles
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    A thrilling, steep descent of a classic 1930s-era down-mountain ski trail that lies in the shadow of Mount Mansfi eld.

  • #9 Bolton–Trapp Trail

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    Stowe, VT

    A beautiful and exciting ski tour from the Bolton Valley Nordic Center that crosses the high shoulder of Bolton Mountain and descends into the Nebraska Valley in Moscow, with an option to fi ...
    •  6.5 miles
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    A beautiful and exciting ski tour from the Bolton Valley Nordic Center that crosses the high shoulder of Bolton Mountain ...

  • #10 The Long Trail–Monroe Skyline

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    Lincoln Mountain, VT

    This ski tour along the spectacular Monroe Skyline section of the Long Trail traverses the high, narrow ridge between Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski areas.
    •  5.7 miles
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    This ski tour along the spectacular Monroe Skyline section of the Long Trail traverses the high, narrow ridge between Sugarbush ...

  • #11 Monroe Trail

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    Waterbury, VT

    The Monroe Trail is one of the most popular hiking routes up Camel’s Hump. There is excellent skiing both on this trail and in the glades that fl ank it.
    •  7.4 miles
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    The Monroe Trail is one of the most popular hiking routes up Camel’s Hump. There is excellent skiing both on this trail and ...

  • #12 Bald Mountain

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    West Burke, VT

    The ski tour up and over Bald Mountain features fun downhill skiing and a summit fi re tower with spectacular views over the Northeast Kingdom.
    •  5 miles
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    The ski tour up and over Bald Mountain features fun downhill skiing and a summit fi re tower with spectacular views over ...

  • #13 Mount Hor

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    West Burke, VT

    A breathtakingly scenic ski tour on Mount Hor offers moderate skiing and excellent views of Lake Willoughby and the towering ice cliffs on Mount Pisgah.
    •  4 miles
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    A breathtakingly scenic ski tour on Mount Hor offers moderate skiing and excellent views of Lake Willoughby and the towering ...

  • #14 Merck Forest

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    Dorset, VT

    A variety of gentle ski tours through the historic and beautiful Merck Forest, with the option to stay overnight in cabins. A ski ascent of Antone Mountain is a highlight, offering views over ...
    •  5 miles
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    A variety of gentle ski tours through the historic and beautiful Merck Forest, with the option to stay overnight in cabins. ...

  • #15 Honey Hollow Trail

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    Chittenden County, VT

    Honey Hollow Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Chittenden County, Vermont. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 347 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total ...
    •  1.8 miles

    Honey Hollow Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Chittenden County, Vermont. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at ...

  • #16 Nebraska Notch Trail

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    Chittenden County, VT

    Nebraska Notch Trail is a hiking trail in Chittenden County, Vermont. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 1,381 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  1.4 miles

    Nebraska Notch Trail is a hiking trail in Chittenden County, Vermont. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 1,381 feet altitude. ...

  • #17 Moosalamoo Area Ski Trail

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    Green Mountain National Forest, VT

    Moosalamoo Area Ski Trail is a hiking trail in Addison County, Vermont. It is within Moosalamoo National Recreation Area and Green Mountain National Forest. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at ...
    •  1.2 miles

    Moosalamoo Area Ski Trail is a hiking trail in Addison County, Vermont. It is within Moosalamoo National Recreation Area ...