Ski & Ride

Ski Vermont Mountain

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Nestled in northern Vermont, Champlain is within an hour's drive to some of the best Vermont snow. With over 40 mountain resorts, students are often found hitting the trails on the weekends and after class. And, with such a strong ski and ride community on campus, it's easy to find students to carpool with.

Champlain Students Ski and Ride Sugarbush

Champlain wants to help you experience the many joys of living in Vermont, two of these being skiing and boarding. 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: Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen. The Champlain College $50 student pass will allow access to Mt. Ellen, one of the few mountains in Vermont to exceed 4,000 feet. Students also have the option to upgrade to the $150 all-access pass to Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen. 

Sugarbush Ski Resort also offers another deal available to college students, the Threesome College Pass. For $200, students can ski at Mad River Glen, Mt. Ellen and Lincoln Peak.

How to Purchase

Throughout the winter, Sugarbush Ski Resort will be tabling in the IDX Student Life Center outside the cafeteria. They come to campus about eight times a year to sell passes on the spot, and these times and dates will be advertised in the Stall Street Journal and posters around campus.

Students can also contact Sugarbush directly by calling 1-800-53SUGAR.

Other College Pass Deals

Are you looking to experience all that Vermont has to offer in the winter. Check out some of the other deals available to college students:

Bolton Valley BOLTON VALLEY: Bolton Valley offers many deals for college students. For less than the price of three lift tickets, you can ski any five days throughout the season for $149 with the Powder Pass. This deal is available through the 2014-15 ski season. If you're interested in a Nordic season pass, students can purchase one for $140. Wednesday at Bolton Valley is also College Night—students can purchase all-access lift tickets for just $19, available from noon-8 p.m. Bolton Valley also will run free buses throughout the winter to the mountain. Buses will depart from Maple Street near Champlain's S.D. Ireland building at 9:10 a.m. Click here to see when the next free ride to the mountain is!
Jay Peak JAY PEAK: With two different options ranging from $229-499, full-time students can ride Burke and/or Jay Peak. Jay Peak has also created the College +1 Pass, available to student who have graduated within the last 12 months and are 25 or younger. Want to experience the mountains of the Northeast Kingdom without committing to the whole pass? Jay Peak also offers lift tickets for one day to five consecutive days.
Killington KILLINGTON RESORT:  Students with the 4.0 College Pass will also receive some extra perks at the mountain, including lift access, mountain bike trail access and disc golf during the summer. 
Mount Snow MOUNT SNOW: Anyone between the ages of 18–26 with a valid student ID can purchase the 1826 pass for access to Mt. Snow, or pick up the Double Down pass for access to both Mt. Snow and Stratton. Prices will increase after December 15.
Smugglers' Notch Vermont Logo SMUGGLER'S NOTCH RESOIRT: An all-access season pass to Smuggler's Notch. Full-time students can explore the mountain day and night for $259.
Stowe Mountain STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT: The Stowe College Pass is available to all full-time students. With no black-out dates or restrictions, students can ski and ride over 40 miles of trails and two terrain parks for $499. Part-time students can also buy a college pass for $749.00.
4.0 College Pass 4.0 COLLEGE PASS: The 4.0 College Pass offers unlimited access to four of Vermont's best mountains: Killington Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort, Pico Mountain at Killington and Mount Sunapee Resort. Available to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students for only $379.


Become a Member

Join the Ski & Ride Club, Champlain's organization for everything about the mountains. Ski & Ride Club is your connection to the ski and snowboard communities on campus and in Vermont. As a member of the Ski & Ride club, you'll get to help plan ski & ride events, like movie screenings, contests, the Battle for Burlington and the annual Rail Jam. You'll also get a student discount at some of the local shops in the area. 

Don't want to be a member? All of the Ski & Ride Club's events are open to the Champlain community. Check out the event calendar or Facebook page for upcoming events.

Other Great Deals

Student Activities also has monthly trips to other mountains, including transportation and day passes for a great discount. Mountains that we've had trips to include:


Call the HUB at 802.651.5905 for more information about upcoming events, or check out the event calendar.