From Mount Snow in the South to Jay Peak just minutes from the Canadian border, Vermont's ski areas follow the Green Mountains, with most not far from Route 100. This highway probably accesses more ski areas than any other stretch of road. But most skiers hit only parts of this road, choosing instead to use Interstates 91 and 89 to a point where they can travel only the last 30-60 minutes on secondary roads.
In fact, one of the most northern areas is an easy drive from Boston — less than three hours. Burke Mountain, famous for its ski academy of the same name, is only a few miles off I-91. Jay Peak is a bit farther north and a little farther off the highway, but it is a giant mountain where the locals were skiing everywhere before glades became popular.
Off I-89, skiers drive north to Stowe, Smugglers' and Bolton Valley, or south to Mad River and Sugarbush.
The Northeast's biggest ski resort, Killington, has base areas on Route 100 and off Route 4, with Pico on the north end of the range. About halfway between Killington and Sugarbush is the Middlebury Snowbowl, a college ski area that is home to lots of local skiers.
Head south from Killington and hit Okemo, which has the town of Ludlow right at the base. It's only a short drive down to Bromley and Stratton and on to Mount Snow, the southernmost skiing in the state.
This illustrates how a lot of ski resorts are tucked into a small state with a lot of big mountains, and they are all within easy reach of the Northeast's population centers, which explains why Vermont has more skier visits than Maine and New Hampshire combined.
A check of the stats on the individual sites will show that most are major ski resorts capable of giving lots of skiers plenty of room to turn.