Catering to Kids
Why Quechee Ski Area in Eastern Vermont is
ideally suited for young and beginner skiers
By Mark Halsall
Quechee Ski Area is the kind of operation that’s getting hard to find these days – a small,
family-friendly ski hill that caters to kids.
“It’s a great family ski area, and it’s perfect for kids to learn how to ski,” said Ken Lallier,
property manager for Quechee Lakes, a bustling four-season resort in eastern Vermont.
Quechee Ski Area is located in the middle of the 5,000-acre resort, which encompasses two worldclass
18-hole golf courses and host of other features that include tennis courts, baseball and polo
fields, indoor and outdoor pools and a 50-acre man-made swimming lake.
Quechee Lakes is also a private, second home community that draws weekend commuters from the
large metropolitan areas in the northeastern U.S.
“In the wintertime, what tends to happen is you have a lot of families who own a vacation home or
a condo here and live in Boston, Connecticut or New York City,” said Lallier. “They’ll jump on the highway
at three o’clock on a Friday afternoon and will come up for the weekends in the winter.”
The resort’s many recreational amenities are for the exclusive use of close to 1,400 Quechee Club
members and their families and guests, with the exception of the ski hill.
“Starting last ski season, the downhill ski area is also now covered by the base dues for the landowner
members,” said Lallier. “We are also open to the public on the downhill ski area and we sell season
passes and day tickets to any non-member who comes to ski our hill.”
Quechee Ski Area has 650 feet of vertical drop and features mostly novice and intermediate terrain,
making it perfect for young and beginner skiers.
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