It’s one of our favorite times of the year. As the weather chills, we dream about winter and start to don puffy jackets and sip warm beverage. But the best part, we get to watch the Green Mountains of Vermont transform into a colorful canvas of reds and golds. Peak foliage in Vermont may be the best time of year to hike and take in the scenery, and it is just around the corner at Vermont resorts.

Here are a few sneak peeks of color now popping on Vermont peaks, from south to north. Remember our southern peaks turn later than the northern ones, so you’ll see a nice progression as you scroll down.

Southern Vermont Color


Fall foliage at Mount Snow
Mount Snow is starting to see red come through their mountain of green.


Stratton Fall Foliage
Golden tones are coming through at Stratton Mountain in Vermont.


Magic Mountain foliage
Rich greens offset the beginning of color coming through along the trails at Magic Mountain.


Central Vermont Fall Foliage

Killington autumn hues
An aerial view of fall foliage colors from Killington Resort


Mad River Glen fall foliage
The Mad River Glen single chair’s second best background is a medley of autumn colors. Photo by Ellen Scully.


Sugarbush Summit Chair fall
The Summit Chair at Sugarbush’s Mount Ellen bathed in gold.


Northern Vermont Peaking Soon

Bolton Valley Foliage
What a view! Bolton Valley’s high elevation lends itself to first peeks at peak foliage.


Stowe gondola fall foliage
Matching reds at Stowe Mountain Resort show off peak foliage in Vermont


Smugglers' Notch foliage
Smugglers’ Notch hosts a perfect blend of greens, reds, and yellows.


Burke foliage
September views from a trail at Burke promises a colorful future foliage.


Jay Peak foliage
It’s clearly peak foliage time at our most northern resort, Jay Peak. Photo posted Oct 5.

Looking for way to get out and enjoy peak foliage in Vermont? Check out these autumn activities at Vermont ski resorts.


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