Middlebury College Snow Bowl

Middlebury College Snow Bowl

Middlebury College Snow Bowl

6886 VT Rte. 125
Hancock, VT 05748

Main Line: 802-443-7669
Snow Phone: 802-443-7669
Event Phone: 802-443-7669
Fax: 802-388-2871


Middlebury College Snow BowlNEW THIS YEAR……Wonder Carpet by SunKid. We are receiving “Wonder”ful reviews on our new conveyor carpet lift. It’s FREE to the public. Call ahead for hours of operation. 802-443-7669.

Our 2012-13 season is boundary to boundary access which will give skiers and riders access to over 500 acres of wooded terrain! Below is our new woods access policy.

The Middlebury College Snow Bowl is conveniently located on the newly rebuilt Route 125 midway between Route 7 to the west and Route 100 to the east. The Snow Bowl offers skiing and snowboarding to all ability levels in a friendly, family atmosphere. Although owned and operated by Middlebury College and home to the nationally competitive Panther ski team, the Bowl is open on a daily basis [except Christmas day] to the general public.

One hundred twenty acres of open terrain that’s varied and exciting are available with trails and glades appealing to all abilities. Access is gained via on double chairlift and two triple chairs, and about 45 percent of the trail acreage has snowmaking coverage. With 17 trails (one of which is a dedicated ski school trail), six designated glades, and a large climbing area, the Snow Bowl offers uncrowded skiing and riding to all abilities at an affordable price. Throw in state-of-the-art grooming, a full-service rental shop, professionally staffed ski school, renowned racing program, one of the nation’s only Collegiate ski patrols, and excellent and inexpensive food, you can see why so many people call the Bowl “their” ski area.

New at the Bowl this season is boundary to boundary access which will give skiers and riders access to over 500 acres of wooded terrain! Below is our new woods access policy.

Snow Bowl Woods Skiing Policy
Skiing or snowboarding in the woods off designated trails within the ski area boundary is allowed. These areas aren’t maintained or checked by ski area personnel. Unmarked obstacles and other hazards exist. Ski/ride at your own risk. Do not ski/ride alone but preferably in groups of three or more. The Middlebury College Snow Bowl has no responsibility for damage to equipment, or for skier/rider safety, injury or death. Be aware, use good judgment and ski/ride accordingly.

Do not enter the woods after 3:00. Bailey Falls Lift closes at 3:15.

When you ski or ride the Bowl this season you’ll once again be going green because the Snow Bowl will be offsetting its total carbon footprint, including that associated with customer travel! Also the Bowl’s snowmaking pumps and pump motors have been upgraded in the off season for more efficient and energy saving operation.

The Carroll and Jane Rikert Ski Touring Center, also owned and operated by Middlebury College, offers cross country skiing and snowshoeing just 2 miles west on Route 125 at the Breadloaf campus.

Resort Website See Trail Map


Total Trails: 17
Easy: 35%
Intermediate: 24%
Advanced/Expert: 41%

Glades: 5
Terrain Parks: 0

Total Lifts:
1 Surface
1 Double
2 Triple

Total Acreage: 125 skiable acres
Vertical Drop: 1050 feet
Snowmaking: 45%
Average Annual Snowfall: 0 feet

Rentals: Yes
Lessons: Yes
Night Skiing: No


Total Terrain: 100 km
Tracked Terrain: 26 km
Skating Terrain: 26 km

Rentals: Yes
Lessons: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Snowshoeing: Yes




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