Ascutney Mountain

Ascutney Mountain Resort was closed in the Fall of 2010

Ascutney Mountain Resort has a reputation for being one of the most popular family ski destinations in Vermont. It is also a great four-seasons resort offering the best available for both families and adults all year round. A mid-sized ski resort, it is very popular during the winter vacation period.

The resort is situated at a base elevation of 720 ft, but this does not mean it is short on snow. In addition to 175 inches of annual snowfall, Ascutney has a 95% snow-making capability. This means you can always expect great snow – regardless of how unreliable the weather may be. Ascutney’s summit elevation is 2520 ft and there is a 1800 ft vertical drop to enjoy.

The trails on Ascutney’s slopes are well-designed and converge on one spot at the base, which means that no-one is likely to get lost along the way. There are 56 trails which are graded 30% beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced. The variety of trails and terrain ensure that everyone is catered for – from the meekest beginner to the most daring advanced skier. They are accessed by six different ski lifts, and snowboarders can have their pick of trails with the skiers, or they can enjoy the terrain park which is complete with a great halfpipe. Cross-country skiers will find 32 kilometers of trail ready to be ridden. You may want to try your hand at snow tubing, which is easy to do and loads of fun.

In summer there are plenty of activities to enjoy such as hiking, horseback riding, golfing, swimming, tennis, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, road biking and hang gliding. If you’re not the sporting type, you can always visit the many museums and galleries in Ascutney. Regardless of the season, you will always find great food at the resort. Brown’s Tavern, the Harvest Inn and Biscotti’s Cafe are also popular choices.

There’s plenty of great lodging available, both right at the resort and in nearby surrounding areas. The resort offers lessons, children’s and women’s programs, child care and equipment rental. Book your stay at Ascutney Mountain Resort now and secure your spot at this great holiday destination.