Vermont October 04, 2018
6 Chairlifts In Vermont Where You Can Glide Through The Vibrant Fall Foliage
While we adore our mountain’s chairlifts and gondolas for the quick ascent to our favorite ski slopes, during autumn these same transports serve a whole new purpose. Get a different take on the vibrancy of the season on a fall foliage chairlift ride. Glide through the Vermont treetops and check out the bright and bold colors from up in the sky.
1. Mount Snow
Hop aboard the Bluebird Express to sail through the scenery with friends. Once at the summit of Mount Snow you can leaf peep into four different states. Tickets cost just $15 for this wonderful ride and are discounted to $13 if you purchase in advance online. Children six and under ride free with an adult. Visit Mount Snow at 39 Mount Snow Rd., West Dover, VT 05356.
2. Okemo Mountain Resort
Sit back and enjoy the colorful ride on the Sunburst Six chairlift. Spend some time on the vibrant mountaintop hiking or picnicking before you take the return trip to enjoy the show all over again. Lift tickets are $20 each and children six and under ride free. Visit Okemo Mountain Resort at 77 Okemo Ridge Rd.
Ludlow, VT 05149.
3. Stowe Mountain Resort
Glide to the top of Vermont's highest mountain on the Stowe Gondola SkyRide. Taking in the explosive colors of fall has never been quite this easy. Tickets are $29 for adults 13 years and older, $20 for children ages 5-12, while children under five ride free with a paying adult. Visit Stowe Mountain Resort at 7416 Mountain Rd., Stowe, VT 05672.
4. Sugarbush Resort
Ride right through a path of blazing poplars and experience the golden hues of autumn. The Super Bravo Express Quad can take you round trip or choose to hike the mountain one way. Purchase adult tickets for $18, youth ages 7-18 ride for $12, and children ages six and under ride free. Find Sugarbush Resort at 102 Forest Dr., Warren, VT 05674
5. Stratton Mountain Resort
Soar straight to the top of Southern Vermont's highest peak for top-notch foliage views. Gondola tickets are good all day long, so you can take the stunning trip again and again. Tickets for adults are $15, juniors ages 5-17 are $9, and children 4 and under ride free. Purchase in advance online for discounts. Visit Stratton Mountain Resort at 5 Village Lodge Rd., Stratton Mountain, VT 05155.
6. Killington Resort
The K-1 Express Gondola gives you access to sweeping views on the 1 1/4 ride to the 4,241-foot mountain peak. Hurry before the colors fade away and the snow starts to fall. Tickets for the fall foliage ride cost $15 for adults and $12 for youth ages 7-18 as well as seniors. A ticket for a group of four is just $50. Visit Killington Resort at 4763 Killington Rd., Killington, VT 05751.
Check each individual resort’s website for full details, dates, and times of the fall foliage chairlift rides. If heights give you the heebie-jeebies, you can enjoy the magic of autumn closer to the ground on this
scenic horseback ride.