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Winter on Mt. Philo is an opportunity for exhilarating outdoor recreation. Hiking with dogs remains the most popular activity Mt. Philo State Park is renowned for its great sledding and jack jumping, and is one of 3 best northern Vermont sliding locations. The tarred and banked roads of the State Park are closed to traffic from October through May. A brisk walk to the top provides a superb view before an exhilarating 1.5 mile ride down. Many younger sliders stay on the relatively steep 1st climb from the parking lot. The Inn has a collection of sleds and jack jumps available to our guests.

The Hammerhead sled was developed by inventor Steve Luhr right on Mt. Philo! Check out this exhilarating video of Tony "Max Speed" Telensky sliding on Mt. Philo at the 2014 Mt. Philo Innvitational.

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Winter view from the Mt. Philo Inn, adjacent to the hiking and sliding options on Mt. Philo

Winter view from the Mt. Philo Inn, adjacent to the hiking and sliding options on Mt. Philo

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The  Hammerhead  (above) was literally designed for Mt. Philo by local Steve Luhr.

The Hammerhead (above) was literally designed for Mt. Philo by local Steve Luhr.

The Mad River Rocket, first produced locally, is great in powder

The Mad River Rocket, first produced locally, is great in powder

The "torpedo" brothers, Steve and Herb Kantor. The least expensive and all-around most adaptable sled. Right: Izze welcomes winter guests

The "torpedo" brothers, Steve and Herb Kantor. The least expensive and all-around most adaptable sled. Right: Izze welcomes winter guests

With a beginner slope at the bottom, a trip to Mt. Philo is family fun

With a beginner slope at the bottom, a trip to Mt. Philo is family fun

Whiteface from Philo. Stowe, Killington and Sugarbush are 1.25 hr away. Mad River Glenn and Bolton closer

Whiteface from Philo. Stowe, Killington and Sugarbush are 1.25 hr away. Mad River Glenn and Bolton closer

Camels Hump from Mt. Philo

Camels Hump from Mt. Philo

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The Mt. Philo Inn sponsors the Mt. Philo jack jump team (right) in the yearly world championship at Mt. Snow in southern VT. March 2019: gold in Men’s and Womens division. 2018: Men’s gold, bronze, Women’s silver, 2016: 2nd and 4th. 2015 Men’s gold

The Mt. Philo Inn sponsors the Mt. Philo jack jump team (right) in the yearly world championship at Mt. Snow in southern VT. March 2019: gold in Men’s and Womens division. 2018: Men’s gold, bronze, Women’s silver, 2016: 2nd and 4th. 2015 Men’s gold

Izze ready for sledding

Izze ready for sledding

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Snow machines get the family out into nature

Snow machines get the family out into nature

Speaking of powder,,,,We move ours right away so you aren't stuck. Mt. Philo Rd. is always open, and so aren't we.

Speaking of powder,,,,We move ours right away so you aren't stuck. Mt. Philo Rd. is always open, and so aren't we.

987' Mt. Philo from the north

987' Mt. Philo from the north

Mt. Mansfield from Philo. Rare accessible 360° views

Mt. Mansfield from Philo. Rare accessible 360° views

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