Ski & Ride Opportunities

The East's best skiing and riding resorts are just around the corner. Between 35 minutes and an hour's drive from campus, you'll find Sugarbush, Stowe Mountain Resort, Bolton Valley Resort and Smuggler's Notch.

The best part: Champlain students ski and ride at Sugarbush for just $30 per year! Champlain wants to help you experience the many joys of living in Vermont—naturally, that includes skiing and snowboarding. With the Sugarbush Pass, you'll hit the slopes after only a 45-minute drive from campus.

The Sugarbush ski resort is divided into two mountain areas. The Champlain College Student pass will allow access to Mt. Ellen, one of the few mountains in Vermont to exceed 4,000 feet. Mt. Ellen is primarily made up of intermediate trails, but it does range from a beginner skill level all the way up to three expert level double-diamond runs. Students also have the option to upgrade to the $125 all-access pass that includes Lincoln Peak as well as Mt. Ellen. Visit the Sugarbush website to learn more about the mountain!

Student Activities also has monthly trips to other mountains, including transportation and day passes for a great deal. Some of our past trips have been to the following renowned resorts:


Call the HUB at (802) 651-5905 for more information about upcoming events, or check out the event calendar to see upcoming trips.

Learn more about college passes and tickets.