Bromley Mountain, Vermont

Bromley Mountain
One of the Oldest Continuous Running Ski Areas in U.S.

Bromley Mountain located in the Green Mountain National Forest, six miles east of Manchester, Vt., is one of the oldest continuous running ski areas in the United States.

Founded in 1936 by beer heir Fred Pabst, Jr., a pioneer in the ski industry, Bromley introduced ski lift and ski area design, trail grooming, day care and other concepts.

Pabst designed Bromley's trails to offer breathtaking views, a southern exposure (the only one in New England) and trails that all lead back to the base lodge.

While the pure Vermont flavor still exists, the mountain now boasts 43 trails woven through 163 acres of state and national forest, serviced by ten lifts. Bromley is comprised of mostly intermediate and beginner runs. Advanced areas are at East Meadow; intermediate areas are at West Meadow.

Snowboarders should checkout Jib Park. It has fat bumps, rails, spines, slides and spools -- all the elements for thrill-seeking boarders.

If you recently took up boarding, you may want to take a lesson or two. PSIA-certified teaching professionals will teach all ages of beginners or experienced skiers in need of a tune up. NASTAR racing and clinics are offered for racers of all ages and abilities and telemark is taught for all abilities by appointment.

How to Get There

To get to Bromley Mountain from I-91, take Route 103 (Exit 6, Rockingham) west to Chester. Pick up Route 11 west, 21 miles to Bromley.

From NYS Thruway, take Exit 23 to I-787 to NY 7 east to VT 9 to Bennington. Turn north at U.S. 7 in Bennington. Exit 4 (Manchester) onto Route 11 east, five miles to Bromley.

Approximate drive times to Bromley from New York City, 4 hours; Albany, 1-1/4 hours; Hartford, 2-1/2 hours; and Boston, 3 hours.

Mountain Statistics for Bromley Mountain
Base Elevation: 1,950 ft (594 m)
Summit Elevation: 3,284 ft (1,001 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,334 ft (407 m)
Skiable Area: 300 acres (121 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 145 in (368 cm)
Longest Run: 13,200 ft (4,023 m)
Snowmaking: 84 %
Number of Lifts: 10
Uphill Lift Capacity: 9,904 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Wonder Carpet
3 Surface Lifts
4 Double Chairs
1 Quad Chair
1 High Speed Quad
Number of Trails: 43
Trail Ratings for Bromley Mountain
Easiest: Easiest 35%
More Difficult: More Difficult 34%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 31%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Bromley Mountain
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Half Pipe: Yes