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Five Reasons to Visit This Winter

Whether you’re outdoorsy, love local food or just want to explore winter in its original state, Vermont should take the top spot on your winter must-do list.

Mini shredders play in lift line at Stowe, Vermont.


Stowe, Vermont is for skiers, non-skiers, families and more.

Ice Skating at Spruce Peak

Discover Winter in Vermont

Embracing winter in Vermont can mean forging new traditions, revisiting old spots and finding new ways to appreciate the season’s beauty, despite the cold. This issue of Staytripper is your guide to getting out there.

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As December brings sparkly snow, chilly temperatures and new views of the Vermont you love, find your winter joy with this month's Staytripper from Vermont's Seven Days, including holiday shopping and new ways to get outside.

Sunny Skiing during a Vermont Winter

A Long Winter Weekend Up North 

Opportunities to experience winter in northern Vermont are as bountiful as the region’s snowfall. Inside, winter experiences both indoors and out.

Cross country skiing in Vermont

Heading Outside in January

Snow is here to stay for another few months, so it’s time to get outside and make the most of it. Vermont weekly Seven Days explores ways to dive head-first into January in Vermont.


Embrace Holistic Wellness with Sauna Life

Time in the sauna is a centerpiece of Nordic life, said to rejuvenate and offer time for meditation and healing. Sauna company Savu is looking to infuse that philosophy into Vermont.

A ski lift at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT.

A Guide to Skiing in Vermont

Regardless of your experience level, there is a mountain calling your name.

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7 Things to Do Indoors This Winter

Winter’s joy can be found indoors as well as out, from indoor waterparks to remote saunas in the woods, and art classes to the performing arts. Here’s your inside guide to finding things to do in Vermont this winter.

Chews and Brews along the Crossroad of Vermont Byway.

Taste Your Way Along Vermont’s Byways

Vermont’s stunning views pair perfectly with its vibrant culinary culture.

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Nine Vermont Beers to Drink

Prime your palate for Vermont's craft beers - and replenish your existing stash once you finish it - with these suggestions for a regionally available beer a day from a Vermont beer expert.

Indoor shopping in Vermont's downtown local businesses

Make the Most of the Season

For non-skiers or –riders, Vermont offers the chance to enjoy a classic New England winter. Here are a few suggestions about where to stay and what to do.

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Five Tips for Visiting Vermont in the Spring

During a Vermont spring, temperatures can fluctuate from a winter jacket in the morning to a t-shirt mid-day and the need to grab a sweatshirt once the sun drops over the mountains. Muddy roads and tender trails can factor into travel plans. As you plan your spring trip to Vermont, here are five tips to make the most of it.


How to Use Maple

Who better than a Vermont chef to explore creative, unexpected uses for Vermont maple syrup? Learn new ways to use Vermont’s sweetest product in your kitchen and get some new recipes.

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How to Eat Like a Local in Vermont

As you travel Vermont’s rolling hills, farm stands, country stores, farmers markets, roadside food stops, and wineries and breweries are welcoming stops along your journey. Things to do surrounding local food can fill an entire weekend.

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Your Table is Outside

Outdoor dining in a beautiful Vermont summer never loses any of its appeal. Our partners at Dig In Vermont put together a rundown of where to eat outside this season and how to book your table.

Vermont road trip snacks


Seven Days has your snack-packing list for any and all Vermont road-trip adventures, from locally grown apples to fresh-baked bread and local cheese.

Kraemer and Kin beer can label

The Ethos of Vermont Beer Labels

Vermont brewers and artists work together to elevate the craft beer experience through eye-catching, educational art on labels.

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Dipping a Toe in a Vermont Summer

Look forward to all the spring and summer has to offer. Inside June’s issue of Staytripper, find outdoor dining, gardens and historic places to stay.

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5 Iconic Vermont Swimming Holes

Vermont is rich with swimming holes, waterfalls, and places to paddle and cast a line. These five local-loved spots in southern Vermont feature waterfalls, beautiful state forest settings, and family-friendly recreation.

Two surfers walking through the water

Ride the Waves in Burlington

Families and friends gather at the Burlington Surf Club to ride the waves, go for a paddle or just enjoy the beauty of a Vermont summer.

5 Craft Beverage Experiences in Central Vermont

While Vermont has the most breweries per capita, Green Mountain wineries, cideries, and roasters boast delicious local pours too, serving products in tasting rooms with immersive, unique atmospheres.