Welcome to the Middlebury Snow Bowl

        In light of the “Shelter in Place” announcement from Governor Scott, the Snow Bowl is now closed to all users

Snow School Spring Series Participants – please email ddiego@middlebury.edu for more information.

Dear Skiers and Snowboarders,

Middlebury College has taken measures in response to current health events. Due to these restrictions on visitors and gatherings, the Middlebury College Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center will close for the season at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 15, 2020. Ski School will continue through 4 p.m., Sunday, March 15.

Additionally, all events scheduled at the Snow Bowl and Rikert are canceled immediately.

Thank you for your understanding.

Most of all, thank you for spending a great 2019-2020 season with us. We look forward to seeing you in the fall


Michael Hussey, General Manager

Middlebury Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center

Middlebury College




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We are a family-friendly winter adventure destination in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont.  Located just 20 minutes from the classic New England village of Middlebury, we offer skiing and riding on a wide variety of piste and off-piste terrain, and we can accommodate all abilities from rank beginner to experienced expert.  Here are some other features of the winter experience we offer:

  • Four lifts serving an extensive trail system with a 1,000 foot vertical
  • Efficient snowmaking on a large proportion of our trail system—you’ll always be able to ski
  • Professional snow school to serve your every need for instruction
  • A comfortable, drive-up base lodge with free day-storage of gear
  • On-site dining every day, with a great selection of reasonably priced food
  • On-site ski and snowboard rentals, tuning, services and retail
  • Nearby lodging ranging from B&B’s and Inns to simple motels in all price ranges

If you have any questions at all, please call us at 802-443-7669.  We’d love to have you join us for a wonderful winter experience!

In addition, if you are a Nordic skier, you can indulge your passion at the Rikert Nordic Center, located less than a mile away. 


The Best of Both Winter Worlds

The Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center are right next door.

 Ski, Ride and Play Every Day

Winter at your Pace

 Customer Testimonials

Park as close as you can to the lift – bribe someone if you have to……We’re really lucky living here in Vermont.  There are at least a half-dozen resorts within an easy drive from our house, and all of them would be perfect for getting our kids up and running on skis.  However, in the spirit of everything being more difficult when kids are involved, we chose the path of least resistance, which for us meant the Middlebury Snow  Bowl.  At the Snow Bowl, if you’re lucky, you can literally park steps away from the    magic carpet and beginners hill.  No schlepping of gear needed.  The importance of this cannot be overstated.  Ski Vermont Magazine


I grew up skiing at the Bowl, attended Middlebury College and now my children are learning to ski and ride with the Snow School.  Perfect!

Sam H

Thank you for a great year of skiing.  We love the Snow Bowl!

Emily L

I love the Wednesday morning adult program. The instructors create a fun and supportive environment. I was able to challenge myself and step up my skiing skills. Thank you ski school!

John R

My family and I have been skiing at the Bowl for 11 years.  My wife and both of my sons learned how to ski on the mountain.  I can’t think of a better place for my family to ski, it

Ryan J