Winter in Vermont is an opportune time to travel through breath-taking mountains and villages and also try something new...while some visitors come to Vermont to see snow for the first time, many generations of folks visit Vermont year after year for the winter lifestyle and diverse range of activities and events that celebrate the season.
Learn to Nordic ski or snowshow for free on the annual Winter Trails Day, the second Saturday in January. If you're looking for a laugh, enter a Vermont-style fun race. The Vermont Ski & Ride Museum Antique Classic features costumed skiers on wooden skis evoking the pre-spandex era.
For the more serious skier looking to hone your Nordic edge, there are several races and clinics all season. The Craftsbury Marathon is a classic-technique ski marathon on a 25 kilometer-loop course that traverses Vermont's spectacular Northeast Kingdom. Children, high school students, and adults can compete in Mountain Top Resort’s Paintball Biathlon, a race that combines cross-country skiing and target shooting.
Looking for something a little quieter? There are dozens of snowshow trails and tour options statewide. You can trek inn to inn, or hike to a mountainside yurt or cabin for a multi-course meal enjoyed by candlelight.
Try something new in Vermont - from contra dancing to snowmobiling... or even ice climbing! Use the event categories search function at our statewide events calendar to find outdoor - and indoor - activities taking place all over Vermont.
Photo credit: Friesians of Majesty, Townshend, Vermont. www.friesiansofmajesty.com