Alpine Skiing

2021 Winter Season

Alpine skiers have been thrilled about Ascutney’s varied terrain and friendly appeal for over 60 years.  Building on this tradition, Ascutney Outdoors is pleased to operate our new 1,800’ Doppelmayr T-bar.  It serves a number of trails on the lower mountain slopes with skiing for all abilities.  We have 8 trails, 26 acres of skiable terrain for all ability levels, a 450 foot vertical drop, and the longest run of 3100 feet.  Our lifts are adjacent to the Ascutney Outdoors Center, which offers a wonderful gathering place to warm up and relax.

Our operations are dependent on volunteers and natural snow conditions and may be subject to change at any time.   Please check ahead on the News section on our website Home Page for the most up-to-date information on operations.  We also post on Facebook.

Below is our tentative Operating Schedule.  It is subject to Change based on State Regulations.  We hope to make a definitive announcement of our plans by mid October.

Hours of Operation

Saturday and Sunday afternoon from Noon until 4PM during the season.

We also plan to be open on Monday, February 15th for Presidents Day, but no other weekdays during the season.

Thursday Night Classic – on Rope Tow, registered racers only.

Our 800’ Rope Tow will be available primarily for school, community groups, and racing when conditions merit.    If the T-bar cannot open, the Rope Tow will be open to the public at no charge, but goodwill donations are much appreciated and will support our operations.  In addition, depending upon snow cover, we may have to limit the T-bar to the first intermediate stop.

Special Covid Statement

In light of current State regulations, it will necessary to restrict capacity on the T-bar.  Supporter Pass holders (see below) will be guaranteed a day ticket; based on the actual and expected turnout that day, we will adjust the number of Day Passes available that day so not to exceed capacity limits on the mountain.

Tickets will be required for every skier and will be available only in the lower level of the AOC – for Day Pass purchase, “6 and under” free ticket, and Supporter Pass pick up.

The capacity of the AOC is limited to 50 people per current regulations.  Masks required.  No long-term “hanging out” when busy.

Other considerations:

  • Current plan is to limit a single person on each “T” unless from same household – waiting for confirmed guidance from Ski VT.
  • Skiers will be required to wear a mask or distance while in line for the T-bar.
  • T-bar loader will be masked.  Mid-Station and Upper attendants must mask if offering assistance to a “down” skier but not required otherwise.
  • We will wipe down the lower portion of “pole” and “seats” prior to running each day

T-bar Lift Prices

Day Pass – Open to Top
Age 18+ = $15. Youth 7-17 = $10. Age 6 and under = Free.

Day Pass – When Open to First Stop (mid-station) Only
Age 18+ = $10. Youth 7-17 = $7. Age 6 and under = Free.

Season “Supporter Pass”

  • Adult (18 and older) = $100. Unlimited T-bar.
  • Youth (ages 7 – 17) = $50. Unlimited T-bar.
  • Family of 2 = $150.  Additional family member (18 and under) $25 each.

The Supporter Pass is a great way to support AO and all we do for the community – whether you ski one day or ten, or not at all.  It helps us cover our overhead and be sustainable.  As noted above, it also will guarantee that you will have a pass each day you ski.

Select your choice(s) of Supporter Pass from the drop-down menu and add your contact information (include all names if a family pass), click the “Add to Cart” button for each item, then purchase – accept PayPal or credit card.  More details about using your pass and how to pick day tickets found in:

Supporter Pass Information  
Supporter Passes will not be available until we are able to make a final determination of our plans – expected in mid October.  Please do not order until we give the final go ahead.

Supporter Passes
Please list Pass Holders Names



Policies

  • All skiers must have ski passes with Liability Disclaimer – please read and abide by the Skier Responsibility Code .
  • Although we have volunteer Safety Patrollers that serve on our groomed slopes, you ski at your own risk.
  • No sledding or snow tubing on the ski trails served by the lifts when in operation.
  • All pets must be leashed when in the vicinity of the lift-served slopes.