Winter time in Vermont offers Alpine Skiing & snowboarding at Suicide Six, Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing on numerous trails on Mount Tom and Mtn Peg, skating both indoors at Union Arena and outdoors at Silver Lake and of course sledding. We love Winter Sports in Woodstock VT!
Woodstock, Vermont is known for installing America’s first rope tow on Gilbert's Hill in 1934 which launched a new era in winter sports. The Suicide Six Ski Area opened to the public in 1936 with its first rope tow on Hill No. 6. Installed by Wallace "Bunny" Bertram, a former ski instructor at Dartmouth College, Bertram joked that to ski down the steep pitch of Hill No. 6 would be suicide, and in jest, the name stuck.
With easy-riding terrain perfect for families and beginners, Suicide Six Ski Area welcomes skiers and snowboarders of all abilities to slide down its groomed trails and thaw out beside the indoor/outdoor fireplace at the base of the alpine lodge. Home of the first National Snow Snurfing contest in 1982, Suicide Six was one of the country's earliest ski resorts to allow the sport that would become snowboarding, and continues to embrace the spirit of winter fun. Two chairlifts and a J-bar surface tow service 24 trails ー 30% rated as beginner terrain, 40% as intermediate and 30% as advanced ー with the longest run spanning a distance of 5,280 feet. Rentals, repairs and a cozy base lodge and restaurant are all available just steps from the slopes.