2020-21 Modified Operations
For the last 85 years you have been able to count on Suicide Six, and the strength of this small mountain community. Our commitment to safety, the best guest experience, and quality snow are unwavering. Your investment in, and need for rewarding, wholesome, and inclusive fun is more valuable than ever and remains safe with us. With all the uncertainty in this world, that’s a very good thing.
Will it be different? Yes, most everything is these days.
Will it still be uniquely us? Absolutely.
Open Wednesday - Sunday 9am-4pm
Open Through Sunday, March 14. Closed March 15-19.
Open March 20 & 21 to close out the season!
Friday, March 19: Season Passholder Day! Passholders only, no day tickets for sale.
Due to rising COVID-19 case counts across the Northeast, the State of Vermont has implemented a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning or traveling to Vermont.
Please note that the State of Vermont has strict guidelines for those traveling to Vermont from out of state. Quarantining requirements exist for anyone traveling into Vermont. Every guest must complete our Ski Attestation Form certifying that they will remain in compliance with all current travel guidelines before they can ski or snowboard this winter. This form should be completed within 24 hours of your arrival for a day of skiing and riding at Suicide Six Ski Area.
Please read the details carefully and if you are unable to comply, please do not travel to us at this time. Thank you.
Know Before You Go
We are excited to celebrate our 85th season with you! Here are the main things to know before you join us this winter.
- The operating schedule is changed to 5 days per week, with the lifts and lodge open Wednesdays through Sundays, 9am-4pm.
- Stay warm and safe, face coverings are required.
- We're all friends here, but keep them 6 feet away and practice social distancing whenever possible.
- Every guest must complete our Ski Attestation Form certifying that they will remain in compliance with all current travel guidelines before they can ski or snowboard this winter.
- You do NOT need a reservation to Ski and Ride at Suicide 6! If you have not purchased tickets in advance, you can purchase day passes at the ticket window. Be sure to fill out the Ski Attestation Form every time you visit.
- Indy Pass Holders: You do not need a reservation to use your Indy Pass. Simply come to the ticket window with your picture ID on the day you plan to ski or ride.
- No indoor gatherings this year. Access to the base lodge is prohibited except for the Ski Shop, Equipment Rentals, Grab & Go Food and Beverages, and Restrooms.
- Rentals: You DO need a reservation to secure rentals. Please call the Ski Shop at 802-457-6664 to schedule an appointment.
- You know the drill, touchless temperature screening will be mandatory prior to entrance into the base lodge.
- Storage of bags and personal belongings will not be permitted in the base lodge. Your car = your locker!
- Grab & Go food and beverage services will be limited to counter service through Perley’s Pourhouse. Expanded outdoor seating available - Cheers, from 6 feet away! Please place trash & recyclables in the provided receptacles.
- Uphill Travel is permitted on non-operating and operating days. Please be respectful of other mountain users and our operations teams. It is your responsibility to adhere to our Uphill Guidelines.
Tickets & Season Passes
Last year we dropped our pass pricing across the board, and rolled out deals that provided an accessible and affordable pathway to winter fun for everyone. We delivered with another outstanding season sharing the joys of outdoor recreation with many new friends and families. In a world of rising costs and rising prices, we’ve decided to hold pass pricing for this season.
We’re also rolling out a new product, as a way of saying THANK YOU to the community members that have put themselves in harm’s way to shepherd us through these trying times. Our Heroes Pass will honor our active duty military, veterans, and their spouses, as well as any and all healthcare and healthcare support workers. It’s our honor to serve you, if only in a small way, in return for how you’ve taken care of us.
We’ll also put our money where our mouth is, and guarantee your '20-'21 season. If unforeseen forces align that limit our season to 30 operating days or fewer, we’ll allow you to roll your season pass forward to the ‘21-‘22 winter season. With our value-based pass pricing, buy-back on a season pass ranges from just under 2(!) to 6 days of skiing, so we’re sure you’ll get your money’s worth.
Daily lift and Nordic trail tickets may be limited at peak periods, and we are encouraging our guests to purchase online in order to limit in-person transactions. We are holding fast on our day ticket pricing as well. Since the resort will be operating with reduced sales, you should expect that the re-sellers you are familiar with will not be selling our tickets at deeply discounted rates. You will always find the lowest available ticket prices at our online store.
Every guest must complete our Ski Attestation Form certifying that they will remain in compliance with all current travel guidelines before they can ski or snowboard this winter. This form should be completed within 24 hours before your arrival for a day of skiing and riding at Suicide Six Ski Area.
Face coverings will be required for guests and employees at all times with the exception of while participating in activities on the trails. Masks are required in all public spaces such as parking areas, in the lodge, loading and riding the lifts, and during all ski and snowboard lessons.
We intend to modify our operating schedule to 5 days per week, aside from peak and holiday periods, with the lifts and lodge open Wednesdays through Sundays.
Open Wednesday - Sunday 9am-4pm
Open Through Sunday, March 14. Closed March 15-19. Open March 20 & 21 to close out the season!
Uphill travel will be allowed on operating and non-operating days, provided there is continued respectful and safe coexistence with our operations teams.
We will be requiring all guests and employees to wear face coverings in every part of our operations, which includes all public spaces such as parking areas, while inside all buildings, loading and riding the lifts, and during all ski and snowboard lessons. No one will be permitted (over the age of 2) on the premises without a face covering. The ability for us to enjoy this ski and snowboard season requires everyone’s cooperation and we believe face coverings are the keystone to this success.
Our historic ski area and lodge will embrace the renaissance of the classic days of my youth, where we used to suit up and boot up at the family car, and often tailgated or limited our trips into the lodge. Family and friends only brought bags inside at lunchtime or on breaks, and took more of a ‘drop-and-go-ski’ attitude to our cherished days on the slopes. This simplification of the ski experience, and the mindset that everything old is new again will serve us best in these times. We’ll have outdoor seating areas on our grounds with spots to warm up on cold days, to extend your comfort and playtime.
The Corduroy Café will offer the same high quality, chef-prepared and inspired food, served in wrapped, ready to take-away packaging, available from outside. Perley’s Pourhouse will offer an alternative to seated restaurant and bar service in order to ensure a safe and distanced après experience. Food and beverage services will be offered outside only.
These changes will be a break from the “normal” for all of us and are necessary to protect the health and safety of everyone. We will continue to follow the guidance of our public health experts, and our state government officials as we make further plans. I ask for your patience as our teams continue to develop and implement these changes. With responsible actions and determination shared by us all, we can - and will - enjoy this winter, together.
General Manager; Suicide 6