Vermont Ski Resorts Full of Holiday Cheer
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The holidays make December all the more enticing in Vermont's snowy mountains with festivals, events and good natured cheer emanating from the resorts. Here is a sampling of some of the resorts' holiday packages, events and deals.
Enjoy traditional celebrations like the Gobble Gobble Wobble 5K, feasting and fireworks and partake in events you won't find anywhere else, such as Snowboard Celebration Week.
The team at Jay Peak Resort has invented a weather-proof winter vacation for your holiday pleasure. Using a quarter of a billion dollar investment, the resort began working on the innovation three years ago.
The Stowe Points Card offers discounted lift tickets in the winter, along with discounts on attractions packages and greens fees at the Stowe Country Club in summer.
Bolton Valley, where big mountain skiing and riding is among the most convenient and affordable, opens Dec. 10. One of Bolton's special December holiday deals returns for those who want to ski or ride free. On Dec. 18, show up in complete Santa attire and get a free lift ticket for that day.
Celebrating the holiday season at Smugglers' Notch Resort creates memories that will last a lifetime. Santa arrives on Dec. 24 to meet the kiddies and get their final wish lists.
Mad River Glen was just ranked #1 in Overall Satisfaction by Ski Magazine and #2 for Value. There is an array of daily and multi-day ticket options throughout the season including during the holiday periods. The values are getting better and better as skiers can now purchase lift tickets to Mad River Glen online. Visit www.madriverglen.com to find out how affordable skiing at Mad River Glen can be.
Trapp Family Lodge European style packages are an ideal way to truly get the most out of your vacation. Each package offers accommodations in the Austrian-style Main Lodge and features wonderful amenities. Enjoy the Bountiful Harvest Thanksgiving Package, visit their qualified staff and bring home a little of Vermont back with you for the Holidays with the Christmas Tree Package or simply stay and have Christmas with the von Trapps. For more details visit www.trappfamily.com.
Sugarbush Resort is an ideal place to carry on your holiday traditions. Nestled in the Mad River Valley, Sugarbush Resort comes alive as a winter wonderland during the holiday season. It's hard to beat a day skiing and riding at Sugarbush followed by a fireside dining experience at one of the many area restaurants.
To sweeten your post-holiday plans, Ski Vermont is proud to offer an entire month of learn to ski and snowboard lessons during January, non-holiday. Beginners can sign up for $29 packages that include lift ticket, lesson and rental equipment starting Dec. 1, at www.skivermont.com.