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Details: Middlebury Snow Bowl

Everything you need to know about Middlebury Snow Bowl, Vt.

Published: 2005

Contact 802-388-4356; www.middlebury.edu/~snowbowl/

Ticket Price Adults $32 (weekend/holiday), students/seniors $25, Preschoolers $6

Skiable Terrain 110 acres

Lifts two double chairs, one triple

Annual Snowfall About 200 inches

Base elevation 2,214 feet

Summit elevation 3,234 feet

When To Go Late February for Winter Carnival; March for best conditions.

Length of Season Late November through early April.

Getting There From points south on I-89: Take Vermont Exit 3; then Route 107 West to Hancock; then Route 100 North to Hancock, then Route 125 West; Snow Bowl is on the left. From Route 7: Turn right on Route 125 near Middlebury; the Snow Bowl is on the right.

Lodging The charming Waybury Inn in East Middlebury, featured on Bob Newhart ($95-$195, 800-348-1810, www.wayburyinn.com); the stately 1827 redbrick Middlebury Inn on the downtown green ($88-$365, 800-842-4666, www.middleburyinn.com); Swift House Inn, a Mobil four-diamond property in former governor’s mansion; ($110-$600; 802-388-9925; www.swifthouseinn.com).

Eats Fire and Ice for moderately priced fine dining and wildly eclectic décor (802-388-7166 or 800-367-7166); Swift House Inn boasts candlelit fine dining and an inexpensive café menu (802-388-9925); Dog Team Tavern serves inexpensive comfort food in huge portions (802-388-7651); Cristophe’s On the Green for authentic French fare by authentic French owner/chef (802-877-3413).

Drinks Hang with the college kids at Mister Ups.

Après-Ski Check out the rich arts and entertainment offerings at Middlebury College (www.middlebury.edu).

Java Joints High tea at the Middlebury Inn.

Locals’ Tip More than one Midd grad has skied his way through J-term: The winter trimester when students take just one course.