Bromley is your family-friendly Vermont ski resort. To kids, the mountain is huge. To parents, it's just the right size with slopes that funnel the whole family to our centralized base area. Everyone loves our warm southern exposure, slope-side lodging, diverse terrain, and friendly staff!
- Base Elevation - 1,950 feet (Highest base in Vermont!)
- Summit Elevation - 3,284 feet
- Vertical Drop - 1,334 feet
- Longest Trail - 2.5 miles - Runaround
- Average Snowfall - 145"
- Uphill Lift Capacity - 10,806 skiers per hour
- Bromley has 9 lifts: 1 Doppelmayr high-speed detachable quad, 1 Poma fixed grip quad, 3 Hall double chairs, 1 Riblet double chair, 1 Hall T-Bar, 1 covered SunKid carpet and 1 uncovered Kids Center Carpet.
Snowmaking service covers 99% of beginner terrain, 82% of intermediate terrain, and 79% of advanced terrain. Combined totals average 86% snowmaking on skiable terrain.
- One PistenBully 400 Park.
- Two Prinoth BR 350s.
Trail & Slope
- 47 trails cover 178 of Bromley's 300 acres.
- There is a variety of skiing terrain for all levels of ability: 32% easiest, 37% more difficult, and 31% most difficult.
- Bromley is the only major ski area in New England with a southern exposure, giving our guests sun-drenched smiles!
- Bonanza - This progression park typically offers 3-5 XS/S features so you can get the hang of park riding. It is located on Lower Thruway.
- The Garden - Our main terrain park typically has 7-15 M/L features once you've worked your way up from Bonanza.
Bromley is home to 4 Adventures, creating the premier destination for summer activities. At the base area, you'll find our Mountain Adventure Park filled with a variety of rides and activities for everyone - kids and adults alike! Take a ride down the triple-track Alpine Slide, swing 4 stories high on our Giant Swing, make a Big Splash down our Waterslide, take in the views of the Green Mountains on our Scenic chairlift, and so much more!
Ready for a challenge? Climb, glide, maneuver, and slide through all 65 elements in our Aerial Adventure Park. The elements are spread across five different course levels. Looking for more thrills? Check out our Sun Mountain Flyer, New England's longest Zip Rider, for a 50 mph, half-mile-long thrill! We've got 4 side-by-side zip lines to satisfy your craving for adventure.
Take it easy with our newest family adventure, the Woods & Meadows 18-hole, lift-served Disc Golf course. Whether you've played before or not, our course was designed for beginners and experts alike providing everyone with a great time on the mountain.
We love this mountain and this Earth, and we're doing our very best to take care of them both. Read on for a brief history of recent improvements as we aim to stay Green.
Bromley Solar Farm: Vermont's Sun Mountain will shine a bit brighter this year after the installation of our new solar panel farm. In early 2020, we partnered with Encore Renewable Energy to install 1.632 solar panels that produce 1,127kW of energy annually. The farm is located across the street from the slopes in an area of land that was underutilized. The panels produce enough energy to power 70 average VT homes! The purpose of this project is to reduce our carbon footprint but also to contribute to our community. The power generated by the solar panels feeds back into the grid so the town of Peru and the surrounding areas are able to utilize clean solar energy.
Base Lodge Upgrades. This year we made many energy-efficient upgrades throughout the base lodge, big and small. We switched to all LED lighting, replaced insulation where needed, and made some much-needed improvements to our HVAC system, including the installation of new HE-rated electric heat pumps in the Wild Boar Tavern. We can now both heat or cool the tavern while consuming significantly less oil. We’re particularly excited about the opportunities this opens up in the warmer months – AC in the Wild Boar means that space can be available to comfortably host larger functions during the summer. (Who wants to party?!) The heat pumps were subsidized by Green Mountain Power and Efficiency Vermont.
Snowmaking Improvements. On the mountain: our crew continued the snow gun nozzle replacement project. Across the street: the Primary Pump House rebuild included four new 400hp high-efficiency electric motors - two with a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors. The VFD motors allow us to adjust the snowmaking system to the specific Bromley power needs by the day, by the hour – you name it - maximizing our snowmaking efforts while reducing energy waste.
We're excited to share the news - Bromley Mountain is the proud recipient of Efficiency Vermont’s 2017 Energy Leadership Award. Why? Commitment to change, that’s why! Bromley received the award for adopting nearly every energy efficiency technology in snowmaking, including this year’s enhancements mentioned above. Bromley has completed 27 energy-efficiency projects in collaboration with Efficiency Vermont since 2000. Check out the official press release!
Mountain Operations. We added 10 new Snow Gun Technology high-efficiency Sledgehammer snow guns to replace older, less efficient models in our continuous efforts to reduce snowmaking draw on the electric grid. Down in the compressor house, we're installing an Air Flow Controller - a variable speed air pressure controller placed between our 2 air compressors, giving us the ability to dial in exactly how much air we want to use. Typically, air compressors are either ON or OFF, producing a set amount of air. This allows us to fine-tune the machines to work in tandem with what we’re calling for in real air needs – we can use every cfm they produce, with no waste.
Food & Beverage, Green Team. With a good system for composting food waste now established in the Wild Boar Tavern, we'll add trash sorting stations to the rest of the base lodge for guests to separate their cafeteria and bagged lunch waste prior to disposal. The aim is to keep ALL compostables out of the dumpster. We feel so strongly about it that we'll even be staffing the sorting stations during busy weekend and holiday periods, and compost bins will be made available to staff break room areas as well. All disposable service ware offered by the cafeteria has been switched to compostable items.
This year we’re replacing the nozzles on 55 of our SV-10 snow guns, plus changing the air cartridges within the guns to reduce overall air consumption. This takes the SV-10 to a SV-10+; air consumption drops from 110cfm to 65 cfm, making their performance top-notch and efficient.
We also purchased a hybrid snowcat, and she’s lovely. A Pisten Bully 600E+ joins the fleet this winter, bringing diesel-electric hybrid power to the Sun Mountain for the first time!
Press: Worcester Telegram, Shaun Sutner, Vermont's Bromley has pride in its green machine.
Moving the focus beyond the snow, this season we're implementing the first stages of a plan to eliminate all organic waste and recyclables from our garbage. Phase 1 will include partnering with Taylor Farm in Londonderry to locally compost food scraps from the Wild Boar, as well as introducing compostable dinnerware in the main cafeteria.
Splitting the focus between terrain improvements and hardware maintenance, Ops re-graded the Learning Zone to reduce the amount of snow required to get it in ideal shape for new Snowsports enthusiasts. We also replaced 50 worn out snow gun nozzles to get them back into prime snowmaking shape!
The story continues, this time with the help of a sweet statewide initiative in conjunction with Efficiency Vermont. We added 74 new snow guns and scrapped over 60 energy-hogging, low-efficiency ground guns. Fun fact: ground guns are necessary to get snow on hard to reach places. We worked with HKD to develop a design for a new, high-efficiency portable ground gun!
We also put a “Snowmaking Energy Index” in place, one of the first resorts in the industry to do so. This system allows us to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of our snowmaking system in real time, giving our team the ability to adjust variables allowing for maximum output, best quality snow & lowest energy consumption possible at all times. Working with the SEI, our system now includes an “Intelli-flow Controller,” to increase snow output by maximizing available air from the compressors based on real time environmental factors.
Continued snowmaking upgrades and system maintenance saves energy, time and dollars. We spent $100k on new pipe and valves, and $300k on a new air compressor that replaced THREE older models this year!
Capital investments included the addition of 60 new energy efficient HKD tower guns. 3000 feet of snowmaking pipe was replaced and sent to scrap metal recycling heaven.
...That's as far back as this history goes. We look forward to continued energy-saving and Earth-loving improvements for many years to come!