Ascutney Mountain Resort
P.O. Box 699
Brownsville, VT 05037
Phone Number (802) 484-7711
Reservations Number 800-243-0011
Snow Report Number (800) 243-0011 (x 8000)
Website Link Ascutney Mountain Resort
Resort Overview: Ascutney Mountain Resort, Vermontís "Mountain on the Rise" and southern Vermontís number one family resort, rides its positive momentum into the 2000/2001 season with the addition of the new North Peak summit area, which includes a new, mile-long high-speed detachable quad lift, six new trails all with snowmaking, and an increased vertical drop from 1,530 feet to 1,800 feet. The $3,000,000 investment this season represents the final phase of the initial Five Year Master Plan for major resort upgrades and improvements.
This brings the resort to 95% coverage - the highest percentage in Vermont! Also, new double diamont expert only glades will debut on the western side of the ski area beyond the current "Gunbarrell" trail. Ascutney is committed to families with a new magic carpet surface lift designed to enhance the resort's most popular Mini-Olympians Children's Program - for kids ages 6-14.
The resort offers a discounted lift ticket for those 16 and under, childcare for kids 6 months to 10 years at the Flying DUCKS Child Care Center, and ski instruction & childcare for 3-6 year olds. As always, Kids 6 and under ski FREE.
Off the slopes, check out dogsledding with Native Sun Scenic Tours or take a horse-drawn sleigh ride at Kedron Valley Stables. For more information on the resort, call 800-243-0011.
What's New This Year:
- The new North Peak Express, a new, mile-long high-speed detachable quad to the new North Peak summit area.
- Six new trails, all with snowmaking.
- An increased vertical drop from 1,530-feet to 1,800-feet.
- A new grooming vehicle joins the fleet.
- A National Skier Opinion Survey that ranks Ascutney above the regional average in Family Orientation, Convenient Location, Value-for-the-Dollar, and Overall Guest Satisfaction
Top Elevation: 2,520 ft.
Vertical Drop: 1,800 ft
Skiable Acres: 130
Season: Mid November - Mid April
Snowmaking: Yes; 95%
Night Skiing: No
Ski-Only Areas: No
Snowboarding Offered: Yes
Snowboarding Trails: 47; 1 Half Pipe
Terrain Parks: 1
Cross Country Skiing: Yes; 32 km of trails
Lift Capacity/Hr: 4,500
Lift Hours: 8:30am-4pm
Terrain: 30% beginner; 40% intermediate; 30% advanced
Skiable Trails: 56
Longest Run: 2.5 miles
Lift Ticket Prices: Adult $46; Child (aged 7-16) $32; Kids 6 and under Free.
Passes/Discounts Available: Yes - The Ascutney Advantage Pass is priced at just $229 for adults & young adults, and $199 for juniors, it is valid any Sunday through Friday during the season, including Sunday through Friday during holiday weeks and replaces previous midweek passes -- all at the lowest rate ever!
Ascutney's MAX Card is back for 2000/2001. The card replaces Ascutney's popular Vertical Value Program and provides even more value for cardholders. For $59 ($75 after October 31, 2000), skiers and snowboarders can purchase the card and begin saving money on lift tickets. New this year, all tickets purchased with the card are 50% off, including weekends and holidays!! With the MAX Card, adults can ski or ride for $14.50 early or late season, $20.50 midweek, non-holiday and just $23 on weekends and holidays! Juniors ski or ride for $12 early or late season and $16 any other day of the season. In addition, MAX cardholders receive 50% off standard group ski lessons, providing yet another way to save!
Day Care: Flying DUCKS Childcare Center and Skiing Programs-Ducklings Childcare:for ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Does not include skiing.- Half Day: $30 and Full Day: $50, includes lunch.
Children's Lessons:Flying DUCKS Childcare and Skiing: for ages 3-6, includes up to one hour per session of skiing, tailored to childrens' experience, abilities and willingness to participate. Half Day: $50
and Full Day: $80, includes lunch.
Mini Olympians-Tailored to children ages 4-6 for all ability level skiers. Kids spend up to 2 hours each session on the slopes and learn to ski in a fun, supportive atmosphere.- Half Day: $46 and Full Day: $72, includes lunch.
Young Olympians for ages 7-12 for all ability level skiers and snowboarders. Provides a significant amount of on mountain instruction and discovery combined with the camaraderie of meeting other children of similar age and ability.- Half Day:$46 and Full Day: $72, includes lunch.
Babysitting:List of recommended babysitters is available. Rates vary.
Family Recreational Activities: Maybe you'd like to visit the Sports & Fitness Center - a complete health club featuring a heated Olympic sized pool, saunas, massage, aerobics, weight room, cardiovascular room, racquetball courts and more. Or perhaps you'd like to take advantage of the 30 km of cross country trails, just seconds from the hotel. Other family recreation includes: tubing, sledding and ice skating on the duck pond. Also movie nights, a teen club, a game room and more.
Kids Rental Items: Babies Away (800) 446-9030
Lodging: LODGING OPTIONS: Hotel Rooms: Bed & Bath (sleeps 2); 1 Bedroom Suite: full kitchen, living area & fireplace, 1 bedroom plus pull-out couch in living area (sleeps 4 ); 2 Bedroom Suite: full kitchen, living area & fireplace, 2 bedrooms plus pull-out couch in living area (sleeps 6); 3 Bedroom Suite: full kitchen, living area & fireplace, 3 bedrooms plus pull-out couch in living area (sleeps 8)
Amenities: Choose from 5 great dining options. The Harvest Inn Restaurant offers contemporary New England cuisine, an extensive wine list and sinful dessert menu. Brown's Tavern features a relaxing atmosphere along with all of your favorite beverages, light snacks and the full restaurant menu after 5pm. (It's a great place for lunch too!) If you're in the mood for deli sandwiches and pizza, try Biscotti's Cafe. The Mountainside Lounge offers slopeside spirits, munchies and live entertainment on weekends and holidays. And the Base Lodge Cafeteria is open all day, everyday, to satisfy ravenous skiers! If you like to shop, you're in the perfect spot! Woodstock, VT, Quechee, VT, and Hanover, NH have some of the best shops in the area. Even closer is the Windsor/Mt. Ascutney region. Galleries, crafts, factory tours, restaurants and more are just waiting to be explored!