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What a name! Suicide has nothing to do with skiing at this small, pretty area, but Woodstock VT does. It's close, it's easy, it's fun.


 

 

As part of the Rockefeller-owned Woodstock Inn & Resort, Suicide Six has solid financial support, which is probably why it's been able to survive as a small, simple ski area in an age of mammoth resorts and wholesale condo-ization.

Located in South Pomfret, Vermont (map), the town of Woodstock VT is only 3 miles away, and so everybody in town skis here: li'l kids, big kids, college students, couples, families and grandparents.

The vertical drop of 650 feet (198 meters) is not enormous, but the mountain's 23 trails served by three lifts hold a lot more fun that its modest height might seem to indicate.

In 2016-17, a new $1.5-million quad lift was installed, carrying 50% more passengers than previously.

No long treks through enormous parking lots, no complicated trail maps with multiple mountains—get out of your car, walk a few minutes, step onto your skis and go!

To find the ski area, follow signs in the town, which will lead you on a 10-minute drive north on Elm Street (VT Route 12), bearing right onto Pomfret Road, then left onto Stage Road to Suicide Six (map).

Package plans are available through the Woodstock Inn; lessons and equipment can be had on the spot in the base lodge which also houses a ski rental shop, restaurant, and lounge (tel 802-457-1666).

In addition, the Woodstock Ski Touring Center, at the Woodstock Country Club, VT Route 106, Woodstock, VT 05091 (tel 802-457-2114), has nearly 50 miles of marked trails for skating and classic technique, plus equipment rental, cross-country ski shop, restaurant and lounge, lessons, ski tours, and midweek ski-free plans with the Woodstock Inn.

An indoor sports center is located a mile away and connects to X-C trails.

Suicide Six Ski Area (map)
Woodstock Inn & Resort
14 The Green
Woodstock VT 05091-1298
Tel: 802-457-6661

Suicide Six Ski Area Trail Map

—by Tom Brosnahan


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Suicide Six Ski Area, Pomfret NH

Above, Suicide Six and a short lift line.

Below, the trail map.

 

   
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