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Hogback Mountain
Hogback Mountain is located in Vermont
Hogback Mountain
Hogback Mountain
Location in Vermont
Highest point
Elevation 2,410 ft (730 m)
Prominence 374 ft (114 m)
Country United States
State Vermont
County Windham
Town Marlboro
Parent range Green Mountains
Topo map Jacksonville

Hogback Mountain is a mountain in southern Vermont, United States, in the town of Marlboro, Vermont, just north of Vermont Route 9. Its main peak is 2,409 feet (734 m) high. The area is well known for expansive views from Route 9.

Hogback Mountain Ski Area was located across Route 9 on Mount Olga. It operated from 1946 to 1986, using only natural snow, and blamed the cost of insurance for causing it to close.

Roughly 590 acres (2.4 km2) was purchased and given to the town of Marlboro as conservation land, known as Hogback Mountain Conservation Area. Some of the old ski lifts remain on the property, along with various buildings. Trails are semi-clear, as volunteers continue to keep some open and available to cross country skiers, backcountry skiers, hikers, and snowshoers.

View from Hogback Mountain Gift Shop along Route 9, Vermont, USA
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