Quechee Lakes Ski Area, Quechee, VT

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Quechee Lakes Ski Area in Vermont & Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and children’s programs. The Quechee Lakes Ski Area is part of the planned community known as the Quechee Lakes Landowners Association. Quechee Lakes is located along the Ottauquechee River in the quaint community of Quechee, […]

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Quechee Lakes Ski Area in Vermont & Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and children’s programs. The Quechee Lakes Ski Area is part of the planned community known as the Quechee Lakes Landowners Association. Quechee Lakes is located along the Ottauquechee River in the quaint community of Quechee, Vermont. The Ski Area, which opened in 1970, was built to compliment the other seasonal activities making a genuine four-season recreation area. In 2005, the ski area added its first quad chair, known simply as Quadzilla and has since earned the reputation as the best place to learn to ski in Vermont. Although, this is a member’s association, the Quechee Lakes Ski Area is now open to the general public. The town of Woodstock, Vermont is located approximately 15 minutes away by vehicle. Woodstock, once an active industry town used the water from the Ottauquechee River to power its mills, now it has been transformed into a must-see tourist destination. Quechee Lakes offers the quintessential charm that Vermont is known for, from the beautiful countryside, to friendly people and wide-open spaces. Be careful, you may not want to leave.

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On the Slopes

  • Quechee Lakes Ski Area is definitely a great place for families or anyone new to skiing or snowboarding. The ski area offers a wide-open beginners area where you’ll find extra turning space and areas to practice.
  • In the event Mother Nature is not in a snowy mood, Quechee Lakes Ski Area has 100% snowmaking capability, so the Quadzilla lift is always available.
  • The terrain is a mixture of runs to suit all ability levels and on a powder day the only markings on the trail may be your own from the previous run.
  • There is one Terrain Park, which is accessible via the Quadzilla Lift or the T-Bar and comes complete with various jibs to test, practice or improve your skills.
  • There is a snow school available for children and adults who want to get you excited about life on the snow either as a skier or snowboarder. And if you only need a few pointers to refresh your techniques, instructors are there to help. Lessons can be with a group, or private lessons are available.

Off the Slopes

  • Lodging is available at Quechee Lakes where you’ll find full access to all the great amenities that are available. The Base Lodge is home to the children’s recreation facility, food and beverage and the ski shop.
  • Quechee Lakes is well situated to offer various dining selections from the casual fare at The Base Lodge, Murphy’s Tavern and Dewey’s Deck (seasonal) to the fine dining of Davidson’s.
  • If staying at Quechee Lakes is not an option, then Rutland, Woodstock or White River Junction, Vermont offer a vast selection of dining, shopping and lodging choices that range from cozy B&B’s to hotels and motels.
  • There is no mountain day care facility for children; however, Quechee Lakes does have a babysitting referral service for parents who would like to enjoy a little time to themselves. Contact Quechee Lakes for more information. There is also the Kid’s Night Out where children have a chance to participate in various activities while parents can sit back and enjoy a little quiet time.
  • There is a complete compliment of great off-mountain activities when you need a day away from the slopes. There is a sledding hill, ice-skating, sleigh rides, snowshoeing and approximately 15km/9mi of groomed cross-country trails, plus 15km/9mi of trails through the woods, designed for intermediate to advanced levels. Note, there is no charge to use the trails and rentals are available in the base lodge. And as a bonus, free sleigh rides are available on weekends from the base lodge to the chairlift.
  • If you happen to be in town in early February, you won’t want to miss the he annual Kids Cardboard Derby, which is generally held on the 3rd Saturday in February and has been going strong for over 20 years. Sleds are made mostly of cardboard; children dress in costumes and prizes are awarded in various categories.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
650 ft / 198 m

Base Elevation:
600 ft / 183 m

Summit Elevation:
1250 ft / 381 m

Skiable Area:
100 acres

Average Snowfall:
84 in / 214 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 13

Beginner: 5 (40%)

Intermediate: 7 (50%)

Advanced: 1 (10%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: No

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Burlington VT , 88mi / 142km

Nearest Major City:
Rutland VT, 36mi / 58km

Nearest Town/City:
Hardford VT, 6mi / 10km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 802-295-9356

Snow Phone: 802-295-9356

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 23 to Mar 19

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: F, Sa, Su

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Open daily Holiday periods : See website for any updates

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 3

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 0

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 1

Triples: 0

Doubles: 0

Surface Lifts: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Burlington Intl Airport  (BTV)
Distance: 88 mi / 142 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport  (MHT)
Distance: 92 mi / 148 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site