While it will never be confused with Vermont’s  larger ski resorts, Suicide Six Ski Area (802/457-6661, www.suicide6.com ) has two dozen or so trails ranging from beginner to double-diamond. Now owned and operated by the Woodstock Inn, the resort has a double-chair lift and a beginners area with a J-bar lift.
Also affiliated with the inn, the Woodstock Inn & Resort’s Nordic Center (Rte. 106/Cross St., 802/457-6674, www.woodstockinn.com , $16 adult, $12 child) has one of the best networks of cross-country-skiing trails in Vermont . More than 30 miles of trails marked easy, intermediate, and advanced weave up and around Woodstock’s  two mountains, Mount Tom and Mount Peg. The center also grooms trails for snowshoeing and winter hiking, and has skis and snowshoes for rent ($20 adult, $14 child per day).