Celebrate President’s Day Week with Ski Vermont Deals and Events
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Stratton Mountain Resort
Cold is the New Hot at Stratton Mountain Resort. There are adventures, first chairs and tons of fun to be had as winter rolls on. President’s week highlights the February calendar as Stratton presents Fire & Ice Week, a festival of fun, games and family activities, Feb. 16-24. Sweet treats are served up by Stratton’s bear, with gondi games and special events scheduled every day, featuring a Full Moon Tube Park Party, the 24 Hour Scavenger Hunt, Stratton Trivia Night, live music and more!
Mount Snow Resort
President’s Week (Feb. 15 – 23) at Mount Snow is packed with events and activities for the entire family to enjoy, and the resort plans to kick things off in high gear, literally, with the Red Bull Frozen Rush on Friday, Feb. 15. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event with motorsports legend Ricky Johnson tearing up and down the Main Face of Mount Snow in his Pro4 off-road truck. It will be a rush to watch, but if you are looking for a rush of your own be sure hit up the big airbag at Carinthia, Friday – Monday, Grommet Jam Finals for kids age 12 and under on Monday, the Nixon Knockout Rail Jam on Wednesday and the DC Pop-up Jam on Friday. There will be free family activities all week long in the Main Base Area including scavenger hunts, face painting, arts and crafts and snow sculpting. Check out the full list of events and activities or book your stay at www.mountsnow.com.
Bromley Mountain Resort
President’s week at Bromley kicks off on Saturday the 16th with the annual February Festival fireworks and torchlight parade followed by dancing in the Wild Boar, a silent auction, vacation raffle, and dessert tasting. Throughout the week the Burton Riglet Park for kids will be set up in the Base Area. Located on snow just off the Sun Deck, the Riglet park will give mini shredders a chance to practice their freestyle skills in a park of their own while parents unwind on the deck around the firepit. The Wild Boar Tavern will also feature a great band daily during the week, kicking off with the Mike McMann Band on the 16th! Click here for the complete schedule of nightly entertainment.
The week comes to a close with the Annual Kåre Andersen Telemark Festival on Sunday, February 24; a fabulous free-heel day with a tele race in the morning, clinics in the afternoon, and awards and party in the Wild Boar at the end of the day. And if that’s not enough, Bromley’s offering a $49 lift ticket for the 24th with your printed February Finale e-coupon!
President's Week is always a classic holiday period at Magic, combining some of the East's best skiing with fun community events. The holiday weekend kicks off with an après ski event on Saturday 2/16 with over $2000 in giveaways to support the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth. Later that night, Magic's Black Line Tavern (BLT) will be rocking to the sounds of The Break Maids. Magic also puts on its annual WinterFest celebration on Saturday 2/23. The Black Magic Extreme Challenge is held as a pre-qualifier to Magic's Southern Vermont Freeskiing Challenge on March 2 (part of the official Ski The East Freeride Tour). Following the Extreme Challenge, the Magic Alpine Club hosts its annual Silent Auction fundraiser from 3-7pm, with a buffet dinner served. Finally, Magic's legendary Torchlight Parade heads down the top of the mountain at 8PM, ending with a fireworks celebration in front of the lodge and a live band until Midnight!
Killington Mountain Resort
With a jam-packed schedule of skiing, snowboarding, tubing and adventure dining at the Ledgewood Yurt, the challenge will be finding the time to rest during President’s Week at Killington. And if our social calendar isn't enough, there's plenty more to do off-mountain, including snow-cat drawn sleigh rides, snowmobile tours, cross-country skiing and spa treatments at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel. Begin planning your Killington getaway at www.killington.com.
Okemo Mountain Resort
February is fantastic at Okemo Mountain Resort. Just ask Okemo Events Manager Sarah Ebbott. In addition to being the month in which she celebrates her birthday (Feb. 11), Sarah says, “February is fantastic because it is full of fun events.”
Some highlights include:
- 2/16: Huckfest 2013- Big Air Competition. Okemo’s Amp Energy Big Air Bag will be the location for this high-flying contest.
- 2/17: Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Display. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Okemo Clock Tower base area, following an amazing torchlight parade of skiers and riders traversing Okemo’s Open Slope trail.
- 2/23: Comedy Night at The Clocktower Base Lodge with Bob Marley. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Appropriate for ages 21 and over. Proceeds benefit Okemo Mountain Scholarship Fund. Advance tickets are available by calling Vermont Properties at (802) 228-8877.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Families looking for winter fun flock to Smugglers’ Notch Resort in February to enjoy skiing and riding on three mountains, as well as an extensive menu of activities that includes snowtubing, snowmobiling and flying through the trees on a zip line canopy tour. Over the Presidents’ Day holiday week, guests can sample Vermont’s delicious specialty foods at a free tasting on February 19 and enjoy family activities at the FamilyFun Magazine Winter Carnival with games, entertainment, giveaways and barbecue on February 21. That evening, Snow Sport University instructors light up the mountainside with a dramatic torchlight parade, followed by fireworks against the backdrop of the Green Mountains. Vacation stays of six nights will receive the seventh night free during the Presidents’ Day holiday week (February 15-21, 2013). Package rates per night start at $175 per youth and $205 per adult during the holiday week and include lodging, daily lift tickets, use of the indoor pool and activities and entertainment. (www.smuggs.com/skivtw; 855-814-7325)
Stowe Mountain Resort
Presidents’ Day visitors can save at Stowe during the holiday week with Stowe ByPass. This season at Stowe Mountain Resort, their newest product, the Stowe ByPass, allows skiers & riders to go directly to the lift without waiting in line at a ticket counter.
This is how it works - when you pass through your first gate of the day at any lift at Stowe Mountain Resort with your Evolution Stowe Card, you will be charged a special Stowe ByPass rate. Sign up now for Stowe ByPass so you can skip the ticket windows and save money at the same time with these President’s Week Stowe Bypass rates*:
$86 for Adults (ages 13- 64)
$67 for Child (ages 6-12)
$75 for Senior (ages 65+)
*Holiday period is 2/16/13 – 2/24/13.
February is the heart of winter at Sugarbush Resort. Sugarbush is primed for some great skiing and riding over the next days and weeks to come. With all the great entertainment, not to mention the excellent snow conditions, February is the time to visit Sugarbush. Enjoy the convenience and ease of staying at Clay Brook with an All-Inclusive Ski, Dine and Stay package. All-Inclusive packages start at $226 per person, based on double occupancy, and include lodging, lift tickets, breakfast and dinner with the option to purchase ski and ride lessons and rentals at exclusive discounted rates.
February school vacation is rapidly approaching and Sugarbush is a great place for the whole family. Sugarbush’s Presidents’ Week event schedule features live music, fireworks, performances, art exhibits and mountain adventures with ski legend John Egan. President’s Week at Sugarbush promises big helpings of mountain fun and smiles for everyone. Availability is limited so book now and don’t get left out of the snow.
Trapp Family Lodge
The Trapp Family Lodge offers activities to delight every age. Home to the first cross country ski center in the country, the 100 kilometer trail network includes terrain suitable for every level of skier or snowshoer. Enjoy sing-a-longs, guided snowshoe tours, sleigh rides, von Trapp History tours, indoor pool, climbing wall and so much more—everything to make your family vacation unique. Please visit www.trappfamily.com for lodging accommodations and specials.
Photo of Mount Snow courtesy of Eli Burakian
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