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Ascutney Mountain, in southern Vermont, is closed. It may never re-open.



Mount Ascutney first attracted skiers in the 1930s, and by the late 1940s was a popular ski area. From the 1960s through the 1980s, Ascutney became a full-fledged ski resort with full facilities.

However, the 1990s brought bankruptcy and troubled times, and in 2010 the area closed, seemingly forever. The land was dispersed to a land trust and the town of West Windsor VT, the lifts closed or sold off. The main lodge was consumed by fire in 2015.

In January 2016, a rope tow was put into operation, staffed by volunteers, and in October 2016 permission was granted for the installation of lights to permit night skiing.

Thus Ascutney begins its new life as a wildlife area with a small ski area and warming hut for local skiers.

There are alternative ski areas in southern Vermont. More...

Ascutney Mountain Ski, Resort, Vermont
Ascutney Ski Resort in its golden days...

Ascutney Mountain in Brownsville VT (map) is actually a "monadnock," a mound of residual rock in a region where the other mountains have long since been eroded.

Its summit, 3144 feet (958 meters) above sea level, is wide and spacious, enjoying superb views because it's all alone here, with no other mountains to block the view.

In summer, numerous hiking trails lead to the summit. You can enjoy them as part of a visit to Mount Ascutney State Park. More...

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Ascutney Mountain Ski, Resort, Vermont

Above, Ascutney in snow.

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