2010-2011 Ski Vermont Calendar of Events
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2010-2011 SKI VERMONT CALENDAR OF EVENTS
NATO Telemark Ski Clinic, Bromley Mountain Resort
December 4-5, 2010
The NATO annual events are amongst the most complete two-day, on-snow, telemark clinics offered in North America. Everything is covered, from the elementary concepts behind the style to high-end hybrid, free heel techniques including step, jump, and hop tele’s, linking smooth turns and free heel parallel.
Rails 2 Riches, Killington Resort
December 11, 2010
Skiers and riders kick off the season competing for $15,000 under the lights in the richest rail jam on the East Coast. www.Killington.com
Stowe MountainFest, Stowe Mountain Resort
December 11-12, 2010
Ride and Rank ‘Em at Stowe’s ski and snowboard weekend demo; après ski entertainment. Sunday ski/snowboard swap benefits local organization.
Family New Year’s Eve, Okemo Mountain Resort
December 31, 2010
Ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing, mountain coaster rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, cookie decorating, bingo games, trivia tournament and DJ dance party plus fireworks for oodles of family fun.
Mountain Fire and Lights Nights, Stratton Mountain Resort
December 31, 2010
Stratton’s Fire and Lights nights are a series of evening events throughout the season featuring diverse activities in the Village, extended retail hours, a torchlight parade, ice skating, fireworks and more.
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month
Numerous resorts, month-long
With nationally ranked instructors and more ski academies than the rest of New England combined, Vermont teaches all abilities of skiers and riders from pre-K to the Olympics. In recognition of this strength, Vermont will celebrate Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month with an unprecedented variety of deals and promotions throughout the entire month of January. Visit skivermont.com for the complete roster.
Night Riders Series, Bolton Valley Resort
Wednesday nights in January, February and March
Skiers and riders compete under the lights of the Bolton Valley terrain parks for prizes every Wednesday night.
Winter Trails Day, Various Vermont Locations
January 8, 2011
Join this national celebration of winter sports with free snowshoe and cross-country skiing available at a number of Vermont Nordic centers. For locations and hours visit www.wintertrails.org.
VermontSki Museum Antique Classic, Trapp Family Lodge
January 9, 2011
2.5km cross-country ski race on authentic wooden skis, dressed in period costume. Wooden skis available for all participants; awards in many categories. Benefits the Vermont Ski Museum.
Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, Bolton Valley Resort
January 17, 2011
Skiers and riders of all ages compete for fun and prizes. Free and open to anyone with a lift ticket or season pass.
The Dew Tour, Killington Resort
January 19-23, 2011
The four-day Winter Dew Tour showcases top winter athletes from around the world competing in freeskiing and snowboarding on Killington’s 500-foot long Superpipe with 22-foot walls and world-class slopestyle course at Bear Mountain. www.Killington.com
Fire and Ice Festival, Stowe Mountain Resort
January 22-23, 2011
NICA Ice Carving Festival with fireworks
Sixth Annual Paintball Biathlon, Mountain Top Inn & Resort Nordic Center
January 22-23, 2011
Paintball biathlon combines the sports of Nordic skiing and target shooting with paintball markers. 300+ participants come from all over New England to be a part of this unique event for youth and adults. For additional race and registration information call the Resort’s Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Center at 802-483-6089 or Mary Anne Levins at 802-775-0779.
Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe, Stratton Mountain Resort
January 29, 2011
3K Snowshoe Fun Run, 3 or 5K Snowshoe Walk to raise funds and awareness for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Mountain Hardware Ski Mountaineering Race, Mad River Glen
February 6, 2011
The Randonnee Rally Race Series is a series of ski mountaineering races held at some of the premier resorts in North America. The Race Series test the competitor's endurance, equipment and skiing skills while skinning up and skiing down some of the toughest terrain that these resorts and their surrounding mountains have to offer. Join us as competitors make the trek from Mad River Glen to Sugarbush along the Long Trail. For more info, see: www.ussma.org.
Light the Night Rail Jam, Okemo Mountain Resort
February 26, 2011
Okemo will throw down light on Bull Run trail as competitors do up dazzling tricks to support the Ludlow Fire Dept.
TD Bank Bill Koch Festival, Middlebury Snow Bowl
February 26 & 27, 2011
The TD Bank Bill Koch Festival is a celebration of youth cross country skiing in New England. This event is for seasoned ski racing families and those just discovering this wonderful winter sport. There will be individual and relay timed races, a mini-marathon, a terrain park, a ski jump, organized games, a parade, plenty of prizes, and tons of good snacks. Bring the whole family! www.nensa.net
14thAnnual Castlerock Extreme Challenge, Sugarbush Resort
March 5, 2011
Spectate or participate in this extreme challenge: Extreme information.
The US Open Snowboarding Championships, Stratton Mountain Resort
March 7-13, 2011
The longest running professional snowboarding event in the world with music, parties, and the world’s best snowboarders.
9thAnnual Mountain Mardi Gras, Jay Peak Resort
March 7-13, 2011
Mardi Gras celebration with costume parade, mask making, crawfish boil and live music.
NCAA Ski Championships, Trapp Family Lodge
March 9 – 12, 2011
The University of Vermont and Trapp Family Lodge will be hosting the collegiate skiers from all over the United States. The new racecourse has just been certified for homologation by the International Ski Federation (FIS). This should prove to be an exceptional spectator-friendly event, as the course finds its way into the stadium five times in the 7.5 kilometer distance.
36th Annual North American Telemark Festival, Mad River Glen
March 12-13, 2011
The world's largest and oldest gathering of Telemark skiers. Special Telemark Tickets must be purchased to participate in festival events.
Spring Fling Weekend, BromleyMountain
March 20-21, 2010
Spring Fling Weekend with Live Band and Adventure Pass Give Aways. Saturday features a live band and Pond skimming contest. In addition the Trampoline Things will be on hand from our Summer Adventure Park to liven up the weekend both Saturday and Sunday. Weather permitting the Sun Flyer will be in action over the weekend as well as the third annual Card Box Derby on Sunday!
Snoe.down, Killington Resort
March 25-27, 2011
The all-ages Winter Music & Sports Festival features performances by moe. and a variety of artists throughout the weekend at Killington Resort’s K-1 Lodge, Bear Mountain Lodge, the Wobbly Barn and Rutland’s Spartan Arena. www.Snoe.down.com
Pond Skimming, Bolton Valley Resort
March 26, 2011
Fueled only by gravity, technique, and the desire to stay dry, skiers and riders tackle the Pond for bragging rights.
Reggaefest Weekend, Mount Snow Resort
March 26-27, 2011
Sink or Skim Pond plunge, cardboard sledding and live reggae all weekend with Sunday’s Duct Tape Derby finale.
22ndAnnual Pond Skimming Celebration, BurkeMountainResort
April 2, 2011
Residents of the Northeast Kingdom and beyond watch contestants skim an 80’ long pond to earn the title of King & Queen of the Pond.
Okemo Slush Cup & Splash for Cash, Okemo Mountain Resort
April 2, 2011
Costume-clad Slush Cup competitors schuss across an 80-foot-long slushy pond and try not to fall in. Or, Splash for Cash on a kicker at the edge of the Slush Cup pond where contestants get one shot to make a splash for top splash and trick honors.
Adventure Games, Sugarbush Resort
April 2-3, 2010
The Sugarbush Adventure Games, a two-day fun fest in Vermont's Mad River Valley, is ready to help you celebrate the end of winter. Whether you’re an iron man or woman or just enjoy exercising, you demand fun while you run, paddle, bike or ski! The twisting, thoroughly "mad" river and the only Triathlon with 4 legs instead of 3 contribute the zaniness. On April 3, at 11:00 a.m., runners will blast out of Warren with a 5 mile run, then paddle 6 miles, cycle 10 miles, then cross-country ski 3 miles on a course designed to let the party begin early! Put a team together and start considering costumes and strategies to win in one of the many race divisions. Get the kids involved, with a Kids’ Triathlon on Saturday.
Winter Brewer’s Festival & Glade-iator Challenge, Mount Snow Resort
April 9, 2011
Features many of the top breweries from across the Northeast in celebration of the end of winter. Also on this day, skiers and riders can enjoy participating or watching the Glade-iator Challenge and still yet, enjoy a taste of Vermont with Ski Vermont Specialty Food Day.
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