We could not have had a more picture-perfect Christmas, at least up here in Underhill, Vermont, at the foot of Mount Mansfield. We received a good 8 to 12 inches of the fluffy white stuff on the weekend leading up to Christmas, making for a perfect white Christmas in Vermont.
Since getting all that snow, the skiing is great at Smugglers’ Notch Resort, as this photo from Hugh’s Blog shows:
My family and I love skiing at Smuggs’. My husband and daughter both teach skiing there, and I have spent many hours on their trails, perfecting my telemark turns. We live in Underhill and it’s just a quick 20-minute drive to the slopes.
For an overview of Smugglers’ Notch Resort, go to the Smuggs’ website and click on the tab “Resort Overview” on the right.
Things to Do During a Perfect White Christmas in Vermont
Family Fun at Smugglers’ Notch Resort — Smuggs is all about families and having fun. Imagine being able to leave your little ones at the Discovery Camp while you go check out the freshies on Doc Dempsey’s Glades, feeling confident the kids will be having as much fun as you. Lunch is provided for them, along with afternoon entertainment. Since two- to four-years-old kids can’t spend all day on the slopes, they will need a break, and The Discovery Camp is well versed in this arena!
Here are just a few of the things listed for fun this week: Cross country skiing center opens and back country tours are available; Latin/ Salsa and ballroom dancing lessons; Magic shows; Children’s fun feast; Family Karaoke; Sir Henry’s tube sliding; Fun Zone Jamboree; Snowshoeing night tour; Skiing and riding!
If you need a break from all that skiing and riding, here are some other cool things to do in the area:
- Taste some local wine at Boyden Farm Winery in Cambridge, Vermont.
- Visit the Snowflake Bentley museum at the Jericho Historical Society in Jericho, Vermont, and see the fascinating exhibit that depicts Bentley’s discovery that no two snowflakes are identical. Great gift shop!
- Get a special gift at the Old Mill Craft Shop, operated by the Jericho Historical Society, featuring an eclectic collection of gifts made by Vermont artisans. All proceeds go toward restoration of the affectionately called “Old Red Mill.”
- Go cross-country skiing on the other side of Mount Mansfield at the infamous Trapp Family Lodge Cross-Country Ski Center. See if you can ski all the way to the cabin!
So get out, enjoy the holiday, and go have some fun.
Happy Holidays, everyone, and take care! When you’re ready to move to Vermont, contact me!
You can have your own Perfect White Christmas in Vermont