Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort

Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Vermont in USA. The resort is in the town of Hancock, VT. We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Middlebury Snow Bowl stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Middlebury Snow Bowl is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort.

Middlebury Snow Bowl Lodging:

Middlebury Snow Bowl Mountain Resort Terrain Overview

Middlebury Snow Bowl has a total of 17 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 600 acres, Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 243 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Middlebury Snow Bowl's slopes see on average 200 inches (79 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
600(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall
200"(79 cm)

Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort Elevation

Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,720 feet, or 829 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,720 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,000 feet (305 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Middlebury Snow Bowl's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,720'(829 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,000'(305 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,720'(524 m)

Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
38.8out of 100
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Middlebury Snow Bowl can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 59% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Middlebury Snow Bowl has 600 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Middlebury Snow Bowl is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 41% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 59%.
41%(247 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
24%(141 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
35%(212 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort good for beginners?

Middlebury Snow Bowl can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 59% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort Location

Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Hancock, VT.

Hancock, VT 05748 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.93900, -72.95800

Getting to Middlebury Snow Bowl Mountain Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.93900, -72.95800 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Hancock, VT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort.

Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC113 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME134 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA147 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Middlebury Snow Bowl.

Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional AirportRUTRutland, VT28 mi
Burlington International AirportBTVBurlington, VT38 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH39 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%7 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%14 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%21 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%31 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%34 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%38 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%43 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%43 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%48 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%48 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%49 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%52 mi
Whiteface MountainWilmington, NY4,650 ft70%55 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%57 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%57 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%60 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%63 mi
Mt. Pisgah Recreation CenterSaranac Lake, NY2,500 ft37%64 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%65 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%65 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%67 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%68 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%69 mi
CatamountHillsdale, NY2,000 ft35%72 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%72 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%75 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%78 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%83 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%83 mi
Titus MountainMalone, NY2,025 ft36%85 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%85 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%85 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%87 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%87 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%87 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%90 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%91 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%92 mi
King Pine Ski AreaMadison, NH850 ft17%93 mi
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%94 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%97 mi
Royal MountainSaint Johnsville, NY1,800 ft35%99 mi
McIntyre Ski AreaManchester, NH510 ft17%100 mi

Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,720 ft
Base Elevation1,720 ft
Vertical Drop1,000 ft
(41% Beginner,  24% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Skiable Acres600
Avg. Annual Snowfall200 inches
Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Resort Mountain Stats