Cochran Ski Area
The only place where you can get a ski lesson from a gold medalist. Perfect for new skiers.
Nostalgic ski area with a mission to help make skiing affordable to every child in Vermont.
Ski and snowboarding, locally owned. Call ahead to reserve skis or snowboards. Great for beginners and family friendly. Start the day at Sweet Simone's Bakery.
“Great breakfast is available here! After eating you can play in the park, enjoy the Winooski river and explore the rest of Richmond by foot!”
“Do you like butter? If so this is your jam. So MANY amazing pastries, homemade bagels, soup, coffee, smoothies and deliciousness. Eat inside, outside or take it to go, but please you must get something from there - you will not regret it. We love to sit in window eating a bagel and lox and morning glory muffin and pretend we're on a date. ”
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“Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking. What more could you ask for?”
“Great food, great beer section and great vibe. They have a kids menu and etch a sketchs en masse for the kiddos or the kids at heart. In the summer they have creemees (more than soft serve - a way of life) and bacon sprinkles (yes chocolate and rainbow too). I recommend the maple creemee with bacon sprinkles. ”
“Bolton Valley Ski Resort may not be your first thought when visiting Stowe. However, considering it is one of only a few resorts in the local area offering night sking, you may wish to add it to you list. There is always something very magical about skiing under the nighttime sky!”