Valentine’s Day and President’s Weekend are great times to come to Vermont to ski and ride. Besides holiday festivities, ski resorts are offering great deals. I’ve compiled a list of activities at the ski resorts near Chittenden County for the month of February. These are my picks for February fun in the mountains.
Bolton Valley’s Snowshoe Shuffle 5K is February 11. The event raises money to support the American Lung Association. You can enter a race or just go for a ramble on snowshoes through Bolton’s beautiful and snowy backcountry trails.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort has sweet packages, tasty delights, and Winter Carnival. Families can ski and ride on three mountains, as well as snowshoe and cross country ski. Be sure to check out the snowtubing, and flying through the trees on a 3- or 6-line zip line canopy tour. Over the Presidents’ Day holiday week, on February 22, there’s a free tasting party of Vermont specialty foods. On February 23, Family Fun Magazine Winter Carnival has games, entertainment, giveaways and a barbecue. That night, Snow Sport University instructors light up the mountainside with a dramatic torchlight parade, followed by fireworks against the backdrop of the Green Mountains. For more info, click HERE.
Music in the Mountains
The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center at Stowe Mountain Resort presents Suzanne Vega on February 24 and Blackberry Smoke on February 25, both shows are at 8 p.m. Tickets are available online at Spruce Peak Performing Arts.
Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs.
Atlanta based Blackberry Smoke continues to grow into the premiere Southern Rock band of America. Over the last 12 months they have shared the stage with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shooter Jennings, Cross Canadian Ragweed and countless others. They strike the right balance between the original purveyors of Southern Rock and the legitimate second-generation revivalists.
The Heart of Winter
Sugarbush Resort is primed for some great skiing and riding. With all the great entertainment, not to mention the excellent snow conditions, February is the time to visit Sugarbush. For more info, click HERE.
Come to Vermont in February and you’re sure to find great skiing and lots to do. And if you decide to stay, contact me and we’ll find you the perfect house in ski country.