Sunday, September 25, 2016

SKI VERMONT: Getting Ready For A New Season

WHAT: A press event that introduced (and reaffirmed) the wonders of the great state of Vermont...that serves up a lot of beautifully scenic, fun outdoors, user friendly destinations for snow pursuits, gourmet dining and laid back good times...!

From the northern Jay Peak Ski Resort-near the Canadian border-to the more southerly-  Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain -a private forested-mountain oasis with a 90,000 sq foot slope side lodge with numerous facilities-and easy to get to from NYC and Boston,  Mt. Snow. home to the largest freestyle terrain east of the Rockies...there was plenty of new exciting ventures planned for the upcoming 2016-2017 season-year round.

Kudos to Killington's score of the  first WORLD CUP races to touch down on the east coast-Thanksgiving weekend. Very cool.

Other top spots that beckon...Stratton, (major thanks for our 2 bedroom condo+lift tickets-raffle win-CANNOT WAIT) Okemo (top rated snowmaking covering 98% of the overall terrine-#1 in Vermont- and high speed heated Orange Bubble chairlifts=fun), family friendly Smuggler's Notch with an expanded FunZone-featuring inflatables, games and areas of imaginative play for the under 10 years olds-and ninja warrior type obstacle courses, laser tag, climbing wall, slot car racing, arcade-etc-for older kids (and adults wanting in...)-and nearby Sugarbush Resort Stowe Mountain Resort, Bolton Valley (with loooong night skier hours for those willing and able to go for 12-13 hours/per), member's owned Quechee Club, the cult fav and a CO-OP (makes sense from the Sen. Saunders state) Mad River Glen, the "...better throwback ski area"-uncrowded Magic Mountain- the four seasons worthy- central Vermont located- luxurious Woodstock Inn and Resort-a timeless elegant oasis of relaxed New England charm -worthy of a a Gold List Conde Nast Traveler's fav with a LEEDS certified Spa (count us in!!!) -and nearby the Suicide Six Ski area... and the Mountaintop Inn and Resort -on 350 private lakeside acres with its own equestrian,  nordic ski and snowshoe center-in partnership with the US Forest Service for ample back country wanderings------with both- surrounded by the majestic Green Mountains.

BONUS Points: tours of Ben & Jerry's Factory in Waterbury  and Long Trail Brewing Co. in Bridgewater Corners.

Stay tuned...and for general info