Stratton Mountain, Vermont
Vermont’s very own Stratton Mountain might not be the tallest peak around but it offers up a respectable 2000+ feet of vertical and, more importantly, some awesome beginner trails.
Almost half the trails available are devoted to the humble novice and this makes for a huge variety of runs to keep your day interesting.
The main draw for Stratton’s beginners is the protected learning centre and, once those knees are getting the hang of it, you can hit the top-to-bottom West Meadow trail. For those who fancy a bit of danger, there’s a progressive park setup too, so you can start small and dream big.