Things to Do, Places to Go, People to See
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The geographic designation of the southwest corner of Vermont may be Bennington County, but in recent years residents and visitors have branded this beautiful region nestled between the Taconic and Green Mountains as The Shires of Vermont. It has the unusual distinction of having two shire towns, historically referred to as "county seats." Anchored by Bennington (the South Shire) and Manchester (the North Shire), it is a collective of 15 quintessential Vermont towns and villages connected by a scenic ribbon of highway known as Historic Route 7A. Surrounded by mountains and enriched by the waters of the famous Battenkill River that runs through the valley, The Shires has historically been a popular year-round destination for those seeking the authentic Vermont experience. And it is within a 4-hour drive from New York City, Hartford, Boston, Northern New Jersey, and Canada.
Art, Theatre, Music, Lectures, Culture, History
American Museum of Fly Fishing
4104 Main Street, Manchester, VT 05254
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing was established in 1968 in Manchester by a group of passionate and enthusiastic anglers who believed that the history of angling was an important part of American culture and tradition. The Museum was created to serve as an institution to research, preserve, and interpret the treasures of angling history. Today The American Museum of Fly Fishing is a steward of the history, traditions, and practices of the sport of fly fishing and promotes the conservation of its waters.
Bennington Center for the Arts
44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, VT 05201
Open Wednesday-Monday 10am-5pm.
The Bennington Center for the Arts is a non-profit art center built by local philanthropist Bruce Laumeister and his wife, Elizabeth Small, to showcase their interests in Native American art, art of the animal kingdom, and covered bridges. The permanent collection features paintings and bronzes of and by Native Americans, along with Navajo rugs, pots, kachinas, and jewelry. Exceptional paintings from Art of the Animal Kingdom exhibitions are often on display. The Covered Bridge Museum offers visitors the opportunity to discover the history and legends of covered bridges through exhibits on engineering, construction, tools, and creators.
75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201
Open daily 10am-5 pm June through October; Open Thursday-Tuesday November through May. Closed for the month of January, and Easter Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day (closes at 1 pm on December 24 and 31), and July 4. Community Day Free Admission October 15!
The Bennington Museum is home to the largest collection of Grandma Moses paintings in the world, and a selection of her works is always on view. With the museum’s introduction of “Creative Collisions,” visitors discover works by Grandma Moses side-by-side with galleries of Military History and Contemporary Art, while Gilded Age Vermont can be found in close proximity to the ongoing Bennington Modernism exhibition. To learn about Art, History, and Innovation from the early days of Vermont to the present, please visit the Bennington Museum in the quintessential New England town of Bennington, Vermont. Beautiful walking trails, too!
Clark Art Institute
225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
Galleries open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Campus open daily for hiking, picnicking, and exploring from dawn to dusk.
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, one of the few institutions in the United States that combines a public art museum with research and academic programs, including a major art history library, is a leading international center for research and discussion on the nature of art and art history. Set in a 140-acre campus of expansive lawns, meadows, water features, and walking trails, the Clark’s collection contains European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.
Dorset Historical Society Museum
Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, VT 05251
Open Wednesday-Friday 10am-4 pm, Saturday 10am-2 pm, and by appointment.
Portions of the Dorset Historical Society’s collection are showcased in the museum's five main galleries in rotating exhibits focused on different themes. The collection is outstanding for the diversity of histories represented; for example, Republic of Vermont coins (1785-1788) made at the nearby Harmon Mint; artifacts representative of the town's long-running marble industry; stoneware produced at the local Fenton Potteries (1800-1830s); iron tools forged at 19th century foundries in East and North Dorset; works by the prominent Dorset stencil artist Jessica Bond; works by Dorset painters from the period when the town was a mecca for artists (1885-1950) through the present day; an extensive native fern collection; photographs, postcards, household utensils, decorative objects, farm tools, textiles, and clothing that belonged to Dorset families over many generations; pictures, memorabilia, and artifacts from the town's 12 school districts (1834-1950); and photographs, programs, playbills, and archival materials from The Dorset Playhouse and The Caravan Players. In addition, maps, manuscripts, books, family histories, and other archives make the museum a valuable resource for people doing genealogical work or other historical research.
The Dorset Players
104 Cheney Road, Dorset, VT 05251
The Dorset Players, the non-professional theatre group that owns the Dorset Playhouse, offers an active Fall-Winter-Spring season:
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change - May 19, 20, 26 & 27 at 7:30pm; May 21 & 28
(The Dorset Theatre Festival is a non-profit Equity Company that offers professional summer theatre at the Playhouse.)
Dorset Theatre Festival
104 Cheney Road, Dorset, VT 05251
From June to September, DTF mounts four Main Stage productions drawing from some of this country’s most talented playwrights, actors, and directors. Opening its doors to local thespians in 1929, the Dorset Theatre became host to the professional Equity Summer Festival in 1976. Today the Dorset Theatre Festival is a rich cultural resource and an integral part of the community.
1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT 05254
Open daily 9:30am-4:30pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24-26, and Easter Day.
Each year Hildene’s staff and volunteers welcome thousands of guests daily to the Lincoln home, grounds, and walking trails. His father was born in a log cabin and called from the humblest rank in life to preside over our nation during the most momentous period of its history. One generation later, Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood, became Chairman of the Pullman Company, the largest manufacturing corporation at the turn of the 20th century. He built his Georgian Revival mansion in 1905 in the scenic village of Manchester. It became home to only Lincoln descendants until 1975, longer than any other Lincoln residence. It is the Great American Story.
Manchester Community Library
138 Cemetery Avenue, Manchester Center, VT 05255
Open Monday & Wednesday 10am-6pm, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm, Closed Sundays.
Besides books and other library resources in every imaginable format, the Manchester Community Library offers a jam-packed schedule of films, lectures, workshops, author talks, club meetings, yoga, social and/or educational gatherings, and other special activities and events for all ages. (All are welcome! Library membership is not required to visit or attend free programs.)
Manchester Music Festival
42 Dillingham Avenue, Manchester, VT 05254
The Manchester Music Festival, a non-profit corporation, operates year-round and offers classical music performances and music education of the highest caliber. Classical music concerts include seven summer concerts at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, the Manchester Chamber Orchestra’s Fall Tour, and Holiday Concerts around the Northshire. MMF also hosts renowned musicians and operates a full-scholarship summer chamber music program for pre-professional performers. For children, MMF operates the Michael Rudiakov Music Academy offering private lessons in violin, viola, and cello, and a youth ensemble for string players.
4869 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255
Open Sunday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm.
No visit to Southern Vermont is complete without an extended visit - or two or three - to the family-owned, independent Northshire Bookstore and its in-house café, Spiral Press. You won’t believe the quantity and quality of books, the huge children’s floor, the toys, games, gifts, clothing, jewelry, stationery - they even have a self-publishing program. They also host a very busy schedule of author events, public issues forums, reading groups, and community seminars and workshops. “The legacy of Northshire goes beyond just being an amazing bookstore and gathering place,” comments Shay Totten on the occasion of the store’s 40th anniversary in 2016. “It’s a living example of what an asset a thriving cultural institution can be to a community.”
Southern Vermont Arts Center
930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, VT 05254
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm.
The Southern Vermont Arts Center provides cultural, educational, and creative opportunities for all ages. Situated amid 100+ acres of pristine forest in the heart of the Green Mountains, SVAC offers diverse exhibitions featuring artwork, photography, and sculpture by our member artists plus more than 800 pieces of 19th and 20th century art, as well as the largest sculpture park in Vermont. With a busy schedule of dynamic classes, performances, and other events for all ages, the Southern Vermont Arts Center has something for everyone. The Boswell Botany Trail, the Sculpture Park, and the acres of woodlands welcome hikers, snow-shoers, and cross-country skiers from dawn to dusk.
Brattleboro Farmers’ Market - May-October: Saturdays 9am-2pm on Route 9 near the covered bridge, and Tuesdays 4-7pm on Flat Street in the Brattleboro Food Coop parking lot. November-March: Saturdays 10am-2pm at the River Garden, 157 Main Street.
Dorset Farmers’ Market (year-round) - Winter: Sundays 10am-2pm at JK Adams, 1430 Vt Route 30.
Manchester Farmers' Market - May-October: Thursdays 3pm-6pm located in Adams Park, Rt 7A in the heart of Manchester Center. (Adams Park is opposite Gringo Jacks) Ample street parking and parking is also available in the Zion Episcopal Church parking lot.
West River Farmers' Market, Londonderry - May-October: Saturdays 9am-1pm at the intersection of Routes 100 and 11 in the heart of Londonderry.
Rutland Farmers’ Market - May-October: Saturdays 9am-2pm and Wednesdays 3-6pm at Depot Park in downtown Rutland. November-April: Saturdays 10am-2pm and Wednesdays 3-6pm at 251 West Street, downtown Rutland.
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THE SHIRES OF VERMONT - for information, history of the region, events calendars, and more, click here!
Fish, kayak, swim, bike, hike, snowshoe, XC - Vermont State Parks
Fall/Winter events in and around Manchester - for more, click here.
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Nov 17-Dec 28 - Backroad Merriment Tour - Visit the sweeping mountain/valley vista, international woodworking workshop, the oldest marble quarry in US, rural VT villages, authentic maple sugar shack. Along the way learn about the local area history and sample VT products.
Nov 24 - Dec 31 - Manchester Merriment - Six weeks of small town charm, snow-capped mountains, and the spirit of the season. Manchester Merriment kicks off Thanksgiving Weekend and continues through New Year’s Day. Highlights include tree lighting, tractor parade, historic inn tours, and Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home decked in her Victorian finery. Plus, festive and fun holiday markets, visit from Santa, and the Elf Express train ride for kids.
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Fall/Winter events at and around Bromley Mountain - for more, click here.
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Dec 26 - Live Music with the Lustre Kings - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Dec 27 - Live music with the Don Dawson - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Dec 28 - Annual Holiday Wine & Cheese - Join the Bart J. Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center for the annual Holiday Wine & Cheese. Located in the Base Camp on the 3rd floor from 3:30pm- 6:30pm ft. live music by The Roadies. Tickets are $20 for age 21+, and $10 for under 21. Please purchase your tickets in advance at the desk located on the first floor of Bromley's Base Lodge. For more info please contact the Bart Center at 802.824.6849, or email them at email@example.com
Dec 28 - Live Music with Arthur James - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Dec 29 - Smokey the Bear & the Jr. Ranger Program - Get back to nature with Smokey the bear and his forest service friends. Come learn about animals that inhabit our ski area and more in the Jr. Ranger Program.
Dec 30 - Live Music with Sirsy - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Dec 30 - 31 - Telemark Primer - Premier Tele Clinic - Start your season off right! A primer clinic is a warm up for the great season to come. Refresh your techniques and build up your strength and endurance slowly throughout this fun and encouraging weekend of telemark coaching.
Dec 31 - Live Music with Wyld Nightz - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Jan 5 - Live Music with Sirsy - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Jan 5 - Feel like a Local Day - Want to feel like a tried and true, dyed in the wool, genuine local? Wear your flannel to Bromley on Friday, January 5, and receive one entry into our raffle to win a lift ticket for another day! Bring the kids and get an entry for everyone that's dressed up in flannel!
Jan 6 - Live Music with Sirsy - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Jan 13 - Live Music with Jack Waldheim - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Jan 14 - Live Music with Gilbert the Band - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Jan 20 - Mom's Day Out - Hey Mom! Join us for the 15th Annual Mom's Day Out* Event... Simply show us a picture of your kid(s) at the ticket window, and ski or ride Bromley all day for a $25 donation to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center - a mouthful, but 100% of the proceeds are donated! Keep it local and have fun; this is a great way to get out on the slopes and support a great cause.
Jan 20 - Live Music with Satelite Shine - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Jan 27 - 28 - Wounded Military Heroes Weekend - The Bart Center will host the 12th annual Wounded Military Heroes event. This weekend is dedicated to our service veterans who have been wounded in action. It gives them an opportunity to experience the sport of skiing or snowboarding with some of the best instructors in the business!
Jan 27 - Live Music with Brave Brothers - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Jan 28 - Ski for Heat, plus Spicy Chicken Wing Challenge! Join us for a fun, community event aimed at supporting Ski for Heat, a local fundraiser begun by Peru native Martha Robertson to help our Southern Vermont neighbors in need of winter heating assistance, and have fun doing it! Bromley will be offering $40 lift tickets to registered participants, with 50% of proceeds going directly to Ski for Heat. Raise additional pledges to earn more lift tickets - for each $100 you raise, you'll get another Bromley lift ticket! Season Passholder? Show your support by registering and raising pledges, or trying the hot wings (below) in the Boar! The Wild Boar Tavern will have a special "Bring on the Heat" spicy chicken wing special on the menu on January 28, featuring handmade Bromley Bomb Sauce. Think you can take the heat? Finish your order in 3 minutes and it’s on the house. Plus, Bromley will donate an additional $25 to Ski for Heat, and you’ll win a lift ticket! Find out more about Ski for Heat, and register online at SkiforHeat.org.
Feb 3 - Live Music with Totally Submerged - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Feb 3 - 4 - Boy Scout Weekend - Now in its 43rd year, the Boy Scouts of America, Green Mountain Council Bromley Ski Weekend is the oldest scouting event of its kind in the country! Scouts will have the opportunity to work on their snow sports merit badge over the weekend, and 1pm Saturday will kick off the annual race with the fastest skier and snowboarder each winning a season pass to Bromley for the 2017/18 season!
Feb 3 - 4 - Mid-Season Telemark Ramp Up - Premier Tele Clinic - Now that the season will be in full swing, lets us take you to the next level in Telemark skiing, and free heel techniques. We will use whatever the mountain conditions and mother nature gives us. Could be anything from hard pack, bumps, to trees and powder. The focus of the weekends clinic will be how best to ski the conditions at hand and the techniques and tactics to do it well, and learn some new tricks to put more skills in your tool box.
Feb 10 - Love in the Mountains Contest (Valentine's Day Observed) - Calling all twosomes to reach into their bag o' photo tricks and produce the best couples photo on your Sun Mountain. Take a selfie, or grab a passerby to snap a shot of you and your honey skiing at Bromley this Saturday, February 10. Post it on Instagram with the tag #mysunmountain, and be entered into a contest for two free lift tickets!
Feb 10 - Live Music with Annie In Water - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Feb 17 - February Festival & Fireworks - It's February Festival time! Join us for the yearly celebration, kicked off with the torchlight parade and fireworks around 7pm. Then it's on to the base lodge for live music and dancing - band TBD. Evening also includes good eats, raffle, a live auction, and other activities. Proceeds to benefit the Bromley Outing Club.
Feb 17 - Live Music with the Mike McMann Band - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Feb 18 - Live Music with Jack Waldheim - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Feb 20 - Live Music with The Roadies - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Feb 21 - Live Music with Studio Two - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Feb 22 - DJ Joe Bell - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Feb 23 - Live Music with Saints & Liars - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 - 6:30 pm!
Feb 24 - 25 - Telefest - Come rip with some of the best tele skiers in the East at the 33rd Annual Kåre Andersen Telemark Festival! The Tele tradition is strong at Bromley, and we want to share it with you; this event is open to the entire family. Clinic options will include topics appropriate for all ages and levels - beginner to advanced, and the USTSA sanctioned race features both citizen and expert categories. We'll offer clinics and free-heel camaraderie on Saturday, and Sunday will feature the annual race and additional clinics in the afternoon. Join us to spread the free heel love! Complete Telefest schedule coming soon.
Feb 24 - Vermont Specialty Food Day - Enjoy all the flavors of Vermont during the Ski Vermont 2017 Specialty Food Day Tour. Did we mention It's FREE to attend? The lineup features tasting and samples from Caledonia Spirits, Mad River Distillers, Kimball Brook Farms, and Cabot Cheese from 10:30am to 2:30pm!
March 3 - DJ Joe Bell - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 to 6:30pm!
March 10 - Live with Lustre Kings - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 to 6:30pm!
March 11 - Vertical Challenge - Join us for this free, fun race event for all ages and abilities - come out and watch or get in on the action yourself; this is your last chance to qualify for the national championships.
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt & Festivities - Get out on the mountain today for a chance to win a 2018/19 Full Season Pass! We heard a wee rumor that a tiny green guy is hiding his pot o'gold atop Bromley Mountain on 3/17 - with a little luck you'll find it, and make all your mountain dreams come true for next winter! (We will literally be hiding a pot of "gold" somewhere on the mountain between Runaround and Pushover. Find it, bring it to Switchboard, and the Season Pass is yours. We'll give hints on its location throughout the day on Instagram.)
March 17 - Season Passholder Appreciation Day - Calling all Full, Supervalue and Midweek Season Passholders, we want to show you just how much you mean to Bromley! Please join us for an early start and more on Saturday, March 18. Get going with complimentary cocoa or coffee and snacks beginning at 7am in the Stratton wing (the area on the 3rd floor with window views to the South) in the base lodge, and/or enjoy first tracks - lifts will spin at 7:30 for all Full, Supervalue & Midweek season passholders (weather permitting)! Coffee and snacks will be available until approximately 10am. Enjoy a full day on the slopes - the Passholder Aprés party kicks off at 4pm out of Long Trail base camp on the 3rd floor of the lodge with a finger food buffet, beverages, plus a meet and greet with mountain managers. Please note that refreshments are available on a first come, first serve basis! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 17 - Rando Race - Rando – short for randonnée – ski racing hearkens back to skiing’s early years, when skiers challenged the mountain both up and down, without the help of chairlifts. Using climbing “skins” with alpine touring or telemark bindings (or even “split” snowboards), racers start at the base of the mountain, ascend it, then descend it, as fast as possible, over multiple laps, up to 6,000' cumulative vertical, in the truest test of the most complete skier overall.
March 24 - Spring Fling - Bromley family’s favorite sun-soaked (or just plain soaked) event is back for another year! Featuring pond skimming, a duct tape derby, live music, a BBQ, and free turns on the Summer Adventure Trampolie Things! Registration for pond skimming and duct tape derby will begin at 8:30am at the Info Desk in the base lodge. Complete schedule of events coming soon.
March 24 - Live Music with The Wheel (Grateful Dead Tribute) - Join us for après-ski entertainment, live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 to 6:30pm! The Wheel is a rock-n-roll band covering mostly music of the Grateful Dead.
April 1 - Easter Egg Hunt - Everyone knows the Easter Bunny loves snow. We heard he plans to stop at the Sun Mountain on Sunday, April 1, for an Easter Egg hunt! Beginning at 11am, we'll have a traditional egg hunt for 3 age groups.
Fall/Winter events at and around Mount Snow - for more, click here.
Call TPW at Mount Snow for more information: 802.464.5749
Dec 27 - Grommet Jam #1 - #1 of 3 Grommet Jam events for our 12 and under skiers and riders. This event series is a great way for kids to get out and learn a few things from our coaches and ski school instructors.
Dec 31 - NYE Torchlight Parade & Fireworks - Kick off your New Year's Eve celebration with us as our Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School instructors will descend the Canyon ski trail in a beautiful torchlight glow. Immediately following we’ll light up the sky with a huge fireworks display. The best place to watch our instructors descend Canyon is between the Clocktower and the Cape House.
Dec 31 - Grand New Year's Eve Celebration - This family-friendly nightclub event features a live DJ and will take place in the Grand Summit Resort Hotel Ballroom, Saturday, December 31, 2016 from 10:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., after the Family Dinner Party.
Dec 31 - New Year's Eve Family Dinner Party at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel - Celebrate the New Year with our annual New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance Party at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel in the ballroom. A buffet dinner will be served from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. followed by a dance party from 10:30 p.m. until 2018! Contact Mount Snow Central Reservations at 800.866.8634 to book your tickets today!
Jan 7 - Youth Day - Youth ages 17 & under pay just $17. Come on out for this great deal and enjoy a fun day on the mountain with the entire family...and friends...and neighbors, too. With what you save on the kids' lift tickets, you can treat them to a slice of Tony's pizza and a waffle with extra chocolate sauce!
Jan 8-12 - College Week - Round up your friends and join us at Mount Snow for College Week and enjoy a week full of activities, parties and deals! This week will feature a wing eating contest @ Cuzzins, a FREE night of tubing, live music, and more!
Jan 14 - Torchlight Parade & Fireworks - Join us as our Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School instructors will descend the Canyon ski trail in a beautiful torchlight glow. Immediately following we’ll light up the sky with a huge fireworks display. The best place to watch our instructors descend Canyon is between the Clocktower and the Cape House.
Jan 15 - Grommet Jam #2 - #2 of 3 Grommet Jam events for our 12 and under skiers and riders. This event series is a great way for kids to get out and learn a few things from our coaches and ski school instructors.
Feb 3-4 - Season Passholder Appreciation Weekend - We say thanks to our valued Season Passholders with a weekend full of fun events and more. This is the one weekend a year when any and all Mount Snow 2017/18 Season Passes are valid, so there is no excuse for you not to come and join in on the fun!
Feb 3 - Vans Hi-Standard Series - Style is everything at this Snowboard Jam, so make sure to bust out your most creative tricks to earn some cash. Spectators will enjoy watching talented riders consistantly lay down incredible moves. The more unique, the more points!
Feb 10 - Bud Light Mardi Gras - Join us as Mount Snow transforms into Bourbon St. There will be fun Bud Light sponsored Après Ski parties going on inside Cuzzins from 11am until close with live music in the afternoon, plus more music at night at the Snow Barn.
Feb 14 - Cloud Nine Nuptials - Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Mount Snow in the most romantic way possible: renew your vows or get married on the mountain at the top of Cloud Nine on Wednesday, February 14. Our Justice of the Peace will hold a ceremony at the top of Cloud Nine trail. When the ceremony is completed we will take a group run down Cloud Nine, take the lift back to the summit, and conclude our morning with complimentary cake, hot chocolate, and coffee at The Bullwheel located on the second floor of the Summit Lodge. If you would like to get married legally, you will just need to provide the Justice of the Peace with the proper paperwork for her to sign and make the matrimony official.
Feb 17-25 - Presidents' Week Winterfest - A full week of events, activities, live music, competitions, and fun for the whole family.
Feb 19 - Grommet Jam Finals - The finals of the Grommet Jam events for our 12 and under skiers and riders. This event series is a great way for kids to get out and learn a few things from our coaches and ski school instructors.
Feb 21 - Torchlight Parade & Fireworks - Join us as our Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School instructors descend the Canyon ski trail in a beautiful torchlight glow. Immediately following we’ll light up the sky with a huge fireworks display. The best place to watch our instructors descend Canyon is between the Clocktower and the Cape House.
March 4 - Jack Jump World Championships - The Jack Jump World Championships return to Mount Snow again this March! A combination of homemade Jack Jump design and ingenuity and user skill will factor into determining who can make it down our dual paneled slalom Charlie's Chase course with the best combined time. After the race join us for an after party complete with awards and a bib raffle for all competitors.
March 9-10 - Carinthia Freeski Open - Our annual AFP Silver certified event is back to its roots as a freeskiing slopestyle competition that since its inception has seen some of the biggest names in the sport on the podium. This season's version is going to be no different with a $7,000 cash purse up for grabs for the pros and tons of gear for the winners in the amateur division. Carinthia's acclaimed terrain park builders go all out for this competition so athletes and spectators alike can expect one of the biggest slopestyle courses in the land. So bring your A-game if you want to go home with the goods, and bring your camera because these kids go BIG.
March 16-17 - Bud Light ShamRock Weekend - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Mount Snow on Friday, March 16! Thousands of our most fervent (and verdant) fans descend to party on Cuzzins Deck, ski in costume, and rock out to live Irish music outdoors. There will be eggs and kegs in the morning, the annual Pot O' Gold scavenger hunt for a 18/19 Season Pass, and more!
March 17 - The C.O.M.P - Carinthia Open Mega Plaza. Carinthia's acclaimed park builders construct a one-of-a-kind, plaza-style setup that will be loaded with rails, boxes, and a whole arsenal of unique features found nowhere else but here. Athletes will need to choose their line carefully so they can go big, get technical, and flex their style to walk away with a piece of the cash purse for pros or gear from event sponsors for the ams in this jam-style format competition. The plaza will be located near the base area of Carinthia which is easily accessible to spectators, so come up and check out the C.O.M.P.!
March 23-25 - Bud Light Reggaefest - Bud Light Reggaefest returns to Mount Snow for a weekend of fantastic live Reggae music! Featuring great performances at the Snow Barn as well as a party out in the Base Area Saturday and Sunday.
March 24 - Bud Light Sink or Skim - Our annual pond skimming competition! Think you can make it across our 100 foot long icy cold pond? Don your best costume and give it a shot!
March 25 - Bud Light Duct Tape Derby - A Mount Snow Signature Event! The Duct Tape Derby has grown into one of the funnest and most unique competitions you'll ever witness (or be involved in). Build a craft of only Cardboard, Duct Tape, Zip Ties and Paint. That's it!
March 31 - 10th Annual Winter Brewers Festival - Our legendary brewers festival series continues with our 10th Annual Winter version. A one-day celebration of springtime, beer and live music!
April 1 - Bud Light Glade-iator - The Glade-iator competition is a mogul skiing contest on the soft bumps of the legendary Ripcord, one of the steepest trails in the east! Competitors will show off their bump and jump skills and will be judged on a combination of time, form, line, and aerial maneuvers off one of our two jumps (option of small or large). This is also one of the best spectator events of the year, complete with sun, snow and a cash BBQ & Bud Light bar. Ripcord will be closed to the public, so the best way to get there is to take River Run from the top of the Canyon Express lift.
Fall/Winter events at and around Stratton Mountain - for more, click here.
Call TPW Real Estate at Stratton for more information: 802.297.9400.
Remember: Our office is located at the base of the Stratton Access Road - we are open 7 days a week - stop by to view our Vacation Home Center and visit with one of our licensed Realtors - we are available to assist you with all of your real estate needs.
Stratton events that may interest you:
Dec 29 - Bruce Jacques - Bruce is a singer, guitarist who incorporates comedy spoofs on artists from the likes of Beyoncé and Elvis, to Snoop Dogg & Guns and Roses into his one man show. His repertoire includes a mix of songs everyone knows by heart - from classic oldies to today's top forty hits. Bruce's ability to connect with audiences of all ages, in all types of settings, is something that comes only with years of experience. He also possesses the natural ability to make people feel comfortable - to make them laugh, sing, and dance. That said, it's hard to put into words an experience that touches so many parts of one's soul... that's why one has to see Bruce Jacques LIVE.
Dec 30 - Stargazer Snowshoe Tour - Take this off-grid opportunity to hike Stratton's Nordic Center and enjoy the night sky. Tours are led through rolling New England terrain for beginner and experts, where you'll see Vermont's legendary stars. Please dress in warm layers, wear sturdy snow boots and bring a headlamp if you have one.
Dec 31 - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT - Firework Snowshoe Hike - Take this unique opportunity to hike to Mid-Mountain Lodge, and view the resort’s activities from up above. Tours are lead up beginner and novice terrain to an amazing view of the torch light parade and fireworks. Please dress in warm layers, wear sturdy snow boots and bring a headlamp if you have one.
Jan 6 - 7 - 6th Annual 24Hours of Stratton - Calling All Skiers and Snowboarders. Friends and Family. Colleagues. All Ages and Abilities Invited. Sign up as an individual, start or join a team of up to 12 and get ready to enjoy the non-stop fun that will energize your spirit and create memories to cherish for a lifetime! Opening party on Friday with a Saturday 9am sprint to the start surrounded by cheering fans and plenty of cowbell. Skiing. Riding. Music. Fun. Fireworks. Signature Events … All wrapping up with Sunday’s Athlete's Breakfast and Awards Ceremony.
Jan 14 - Stargazer Snowshoe Tour - Take this off-grid opportunity to hike Stratton's Nordic Center and enjoy the night sky. Tours are led through rolling New England terrain for beginner and experts, where you'll see Vermont's legendary stars. Please dress in warm layers, wear sturdy snow boots and bring a headlamp if you have one.
Jan 20 - The Audiostars - The Audiostars are a kinetic 4 piece and that delivers know-'em by heart classic songs with an energy and passion that defines live music at its very best. Featuring former members of some of the top bands in the Northeast U.S., (including vocalist J Yager and guitarist Matt "Lanky" Pirog of The Burners U.K., drummer Chad Ploss of The Refrigerators, and bassist Bobbie Van Detta of City Rhythm), The Audiostars don't just get the party started - they keep it going strong.
Feb 3 - Big Eyed Phish - Big Eyed Phish is the ONLY full 7-piece Dave Matthews tribute in the country and are based out of Rochester, NY. Front man Brandon Depaul is backed up by a group of great musicians, including a full time lead guitar and keyboard player. This allows Big Eyed Phish to be the most accurate DMB Tribute in the country, offering the full catalog of the Dave Matthews Band sound throughout the years. Big Eyed Phish is the best there is - this band will leave you saying "I feel like I just left a live Dave Matthews show".
Feb 17 - Stargazer Snowshoe Tour - Take this off-grid opportunity to hike Stratton's Nordic Center and enjoy the night sky. Tours are led through rolling New England terrain for beginner and experts, where you'll see Vermont's legendary stars. Please dress in warm layers, wear sturdy snow boots and bring a headlamp if you have one.
Feb 23 - Bruce Jacques - Bruce is a singer, guitarist who incorporates comedy spoofs on artists from the likes of Beyoncé and Elvis, to Snoop Dogg & Guns and Roses into his one man show. His repertoire includes a mix of songs everyone knows by heart - from classic oldies to today's top forty hits. Bruce's ability to connect with audiences of all ages, in all types of settings, is something that comes only with years of experience. He also possesses the natural ability to make people feel comfortable - to make them laugh, sing, and dance. That said, it's hard to put into words an experience that touches so many parts of one's soul... that's why one has to see Bruce Jacques LIVE.
March 3 - The Accents - Keep it live with the Capital Region’s hottest party band The Accents. This nine-member pop/rock/funk band consistently puts on high energy performances that keep dance floors packed. Get ready to groove!
March 3 - Full Moon Snowshoe Tour - Snowshoe Stratton's Nordic Center by the light of each month's full moon. Tours are led through rolling New England terrain for beginner and experts, where you'll see moonlit snow, landmarks around the Nordic Center and Vermont's legendary stars. Please dress in warm layers, wear sturdy snow boots and bring a headlamp.
March 17 - Stargazer Snowshoe Tour - Take this off-grid opportunity to hike Stratton's Nordic Center and enjoy the night sky. Tours are led through rolling New England terrain for beginner and experts, where you'll see Vermont's legendary stars. Please dress in warm layers, wear sturdy snow boots and bring a headlamp if you have one.
June 21 - 21 - Wanderlust Festival - Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, and much, much more - all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty. We're talking about fun in the sun and dancing under the stars. Hiking on peaceful trails and getting your down dog on at the top of the mountain. Sipping cocktails poolside with your friends and then enjoying a tasty farm-to-table dinner with views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Whatever you do, the choice is all yours. Welcome to Wanderlust.
Aug 16 - 19 - Vermont Challenge - The Vermont Challenge offers up to four glorious days of riding with cyclists from across the U.S. and Canada. You’ll ride through the picturesque countryside, cross covered bridges, and into historic villages of south and central Vermont. The Vermont Challenge fits a niche between the many one-day rides and those high-end, seven-day packaged tours. It’s the best of both rolled into one four-day challenge. Of course you can chose to ride less than all four days, but to truly experience the beauty of Vermont and this event, we strongly urge you to ride with us for two or more days.
Fall/Winter events at and around Okemo - for details, click here.
Call TPW at Okemo for more information: 802.228.9400.
Dec 26 - Warren Miller: Line of Descent -- The lineage of mountain lifestyle continues in Warren Miller Entertainment's (WME) 68th full-length feature film, Line of Descent . In this year's film, WME travels the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. Viewings at 6pm & 8:30pm, Cornerstone Room, Jackson Gore, $20/person, open to all ages. Space is limited. Tickets available at the door.
Dec 27 - Torchlight Parade & Fireworks - Enjoy a pyrotechnics show at 7:30pm in the Okemo Clock Tower base area, following an amazing torchlight parade of skiers and riders traversing Okemo’s Open Slope trail. Kids can participate in their own special Light Parade prior to the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Show. Call 802-228-1600 to register in advance.
Dec 28 - Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Family Presentation: This first-hand encounter with live falcons, hawks and owls focuses on the natural history, ecology and adaptations of these efficient predators. Participants learn what adaptations make a bird a raptor. 7pm in the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore. Free Admission.
Dec 29 - Paint & Sip - Are you ready for a new way to paint the town? If so, come on down to The Okemo Roundhouse studio! Grab a drink, an apron and take a seat! Get ready to create a masterpiece! You don't have to be the next Monet to paint something wonderful at Paint & Sip. A local artist will work with you to help bring out the artist in you. The cost of this event is $50. Purchase early! Space is limited. Cash-only tickets may be available at the door if not sold out.
Dec 30 - Shakin' Skate - A fun evening of ice skating with a live DJ, games and fun for the whole family in Okemo’s Ice House skating pavilion at Jackson Gore. Skate rentals are available.
Dec 31 - Family New Year's Eve - AN OKEMO FAMILY TRADITION! Midnight arrives early for friends and family enjoying a whole host of activities. Magic show, wagon rides, party hat decorating, bingo games and trivia. Families can ring in the New Year early with a DJ dance party and still get the kids to bed in time for a full day on the slopes the next day. Balloons, noisemakers, photo both, Dux the balloon man, and fireworks add to the New Year celebration, complete with a kid’s dinner party including pizza, mac and cheese and a few other chef selections in the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore.
Jan 6 - Grommet Throwdown - It’s time for the little jibbers to show off and be safe! This event is for kids 13 & under. Participants will meet at 10am at AB Quad Liftline (Under Lift) . The little jibbers will spend the morning training and learning proper park etiquette in the rail garden with the guidance of some of ur Okemo park instructors and Park Rangers. After lunch, they'll be able to show off. Registration is at 12:30pm at AB Quad Liftline (Under Lift) and contest at 1pm.
Jan 6 - Mario the Magician - Mario "the Magician" Marchese is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and his clever and refreshing integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. Despite his use of cutting edge technology, he never sacrifices the old-school slapstick vibe that audiences love. It’s vintage meets the future; Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age.
Jan 13-14 - The L.L. Bean Bootmobile Mountain Tour is coming to Okemo! Have the opportunity to take photos, win prizes, play games and interact with the Bootmobile. 10:00-12:00 in the Courtyard.
Jan 13 - Let It Glow - Laser Light Show and Fireworks Spectacular! Okemo will host a mind-bending landscape of light set to music with its Let It Glow Laser Light Show Spectacular. Guests will feel immersed in a laser canopy of light and sound as colorful beams bounce off the snow on Bull Run in front of The Sitting Bull. The dazzling visual effects of state-of the-art digital graphics that make up this awe-inspiring laser light show are sure to be a crowd pleaser. And just when it couldn’t get any better, a fireworks grand finale that will melt your face off, will astound the crowd and send them into fits of sensory ecstasy.
Jan 14 - Shakin' Skate - A fun evening of ice skating with a live DJ, games and fun for the whole family in Okemo’s Ice House skating pavilion at Jackson Gore. Skate rentals are available.
Jan 15 - Phat Day at Okemo - To commemorate National Safety Month, the Okemo team will be promoting PHAT (Protect Your Head at All Times/Protect Your Head on All Terrain) to emphasize the virtues of wearing a helmet while skiing and riding. They’ll have stickers and helmet raffles.
Jan 21 - Helmet Head Contest - Show us your helmet head! Join us as we celebrate safety week and the good ol' brain bucket. Find one of our photo teams at the base areas and show off the matted mess of hair underneath your helmet for a chance to win two free lift tickets! Must be wearing a helmet to participate.
Jan 30 - Okemo's Birthday - Celebrate Okemo's 62nd Birthday in the Clock Tower Base Lodge. Sing “Happy Birthday” and enjoy a piece of birthday cake.
Feb 2 - Woodchuck Day - While some may look to another member of the marmot family, Vermonters (aka Woodchucks) turn to the woolly woodchuck to portend the length of winter. Attend Okemo’s version of the ceremonial emergence with a special guest “woodchuck.” Enjoy après ski revelry with a cold Woodchuck Cider in the Sitting Bull.
Feb 14 - Valentine's Day - Love is in the air and on the slopes. Okemo celebrates romance with an on-snow scavenger hunt. Red hearts will be “hidden” along ski trails for skiers and riders to find. Return a heart to Okemo’s loveable resort services staff and receive a prize.
Feb 17 - Torchlight Parade & Fireworks - Enjoy a pyrotechnics show at 7:30pm in the Okemo Clock Tower base area, following an amazing torchlight parade of skiers and riders traversing Okemo’s Open Slope trail. Kids can participate in their own special Light Parade prior to the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Show. Call 802-228-1600 to register in advance.
Feb 18 - Shakin' Skate - A fun evening of ice skating with a live DJ, games and fun for the whole family in Okemo’s Ice House skating pavilion at Jackson Gore. Skate rentals are available.
Feb 20 - Paint & Sip - Are you ready for a new way to paint the town? If so, come on down to The Okemo Roundhouse studio! Grab a drink, an apron and take a seat! Get ready to create a masterpiece! You don't have to be the next Monet to paint something wonderful at Paint & Sip. A local artist will work with you to help bring out the artist in you. The cost of this event is $50. Purchase early! Space is limited. Cash-only tickets may be available at the door if not sold out.
Feb 21 - Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Family Presentation -
Feb 23 - Vermont Specialty Food Day - Sample locally produced foods at Okemo's Jackson Gore base area.
March 3 - Comedy Night - Featuring Bob Marley. Doors open at 7pm. Show begins at 8pm. Cash bar. 21 and over only. Tickets $30 in advance or $33 at the door. Proceeds will benefit OMARA, the Okemo Mountain Area Race Association.
March 3 - Light up the Night Rail Jam - Okemo is lighting up the snow on Bull Run for skiers and riders of all ages to show off their best moves. $5,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs.
March 17 - Sugar Daze - Sugar Daze is a free outdoor concert extravaganza in the Jackson Gore courtyard with a beer garden. In honor of this major musical event, Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn courtyard will transform into a concert venue with a beer garden and food offerings. Admission to the concert is free and Okemo will make available a limited number of $50 VIP passes that include concert credentials, access to a stage viewing area, hospitality tent, delicious snacks and three drink tickets per person.
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Scavenger Hunt & Apres Ski Party - Cut-out shamrocks will be hidden along Okemo’s trails. When kids find one and bring it back to the Clocktower Resort Services or Jackson Gore Resort Services, they win a special prize bag filled with goodies. A St. Patrick’s Day Party will feature Guinness and musical guests Gypsy Reel from 3pm to 6pm in the Sitting Bull Bar & Restaurant. The party continues at The Killarney with more Celtic music and Guinness on draft.
March 17 - Spring Demo Day - Test next year's skis and snowboards at our annual event! This event is open to the public and features top brands of the latest gear from a variety of ski and snowboard companies. Snowsports enthusiasts can visit the demo tent area in the Jackson Gore Courtyard to test-drive the latest in equipment at no charge. The last demo will be at 12:30.
March 18 - Cares & Shares Spring Food Drive - Donate a minimum of five nonperishable food items (or a $20 cash donation) and ski or ride on March 19th for $39. All donations go to Black River Good Neighbor local food bank. Donations will be collected in the Clock Tower Base Plaza and at the Jackson Gore Resort Services Desk from 7am - 1pm. Please Note: A valid Real.Easy Card is required to take advantage of this lift access offer. If the skier/rider does not have one registered in their name, a card may be purchased for $5.
March 24 - 80's Retro Jam - That's right, break out your best acid washed jeans, your brightest neon, and your sweetest hat. Warm up whatever you're driving and make sure to hang the fuzzy dice for the drive to Okemo. You will want to arrive in full Retro style. We recommend the brighter the one piece the better…Register for the Retro Jam at Resort Services in the Clock Tower Base Lodge by no later then 1:45pm. The event will “kick” off at 2:00. Prizing will go to the Best Daffy, Best Method, and Best Outfit. Then we will gather for awards in front of the Sitting Bull. Where you can enjoy a beer, and to show off your outfit. This event is free to participate.
March 31 - Hops On the Snow - This one-day beer festival, located in the Jackson Gore Courtyard, will feature new seasonal beers and cider. Enjoy beautiful spring conditions on the mountain in the morning, then quench your thirst by sampling some brews in the afternoon. We will be firing up the BBQ for the occasion and offering delicious eats. Don't forget your sunscreen! Open to the public. Must be 21 years old (with valid ID) to participants.
April 1 - Easter Activities - Start your Easter with Okemo Mountain Gospel Group's outdoor Sunrise Service! Gather in the Jackson Gore Roundhouse at 5:55 AM dressed for the weather. Just before sunrise, everyone will journey outside to watch the sunrise, sing a few songs, read the resurrection story from the Bible, and a have short reflection on the meaning of Easter. A time of coffee fellowship will follow in the Roundhouse after the service.
April 7 - Slush Cup & Splash for Cash - Costume-clad competitors skim across an 80-foot long, man-made slush pond in the Jackson Gore Base Area, without falling in! Prizes will be awarded based on the overall impression of style, costume and craziest run, with additional prizes for best costume and best wipe out! This event is open to everyone, although participants must be at least 4 feet tall and 7 or older. Any competitor between 4 and 5 feet tall must wear the life vest. Registration will take place from 8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m. outside the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore. The Slush Cup starts at 11 a.m.
PLEASE CALL US AT 802-366-1430 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LOCAL EVENTS IN YOUR AREA!