The Shires of Vermont
2020 Stay to Stay Ski Weekend
February 21-24, 2020
Welcome to Vermont's Stay to Stay Weekend program! This is a special weekend as we offer a "Ski to Stay" Weekend as part of this popular program for potential Vermonters. If you're a skier or boarder or do anything with winter and snow, we want you here!
This is an exploratory vacation weekend for people who are interested in moving to Vermont (especially for our awesome winters!). The 3-day weekend connects guests to employers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and potential neighbors in local communities around Vermont.
Did You Know?
- In 1856, Charles F. Orvis opened a store dedicated to fly-fishing and related accessories, now known as the Orvis company, which is the oldest operating mail order business in America.
- The snowboard was invented in 1977 by Jake Burton Carpenter in his Manchester garage.
HERE'S WHAT THE WEEKEND LOOKS LIKE:
Welcome ReceptionAfter your Saturday ride on Bromley, join the Bromley team and the local Stay To Stay team as they host a meet and greet at the base lodge of Bromley Mountain starting at 5:30 p.m. Light cocktails and appetizers will be served. Come meet with local townspeople and community leaders as well to get a sense of the region.
Bromley Mountain Resort
Physical Address for GPS Devices:
• 3984 Vermont Route 11, Peru, VT 05152
• or 144 Bromley Lodge Rd., Peru, VT 05152
Other Weekend Activities
Experience Downtown Bennington's many shops, restaurants, and sidewalk cafés. Enjoy a vibrant cultural scene in the Arts District with live theater, art galleries, museums, and Vermont’s largest downtown Wi-Fi network. Walk along the Riverwalk, stop by the robust farmers market and stock up at Vermont’s largest arts supply store.
Manchester is a quaint mountain town with many activities to choose from: fly-fishing in the Battenkill, skiing at nearby Stratton Mountain Resort and Bromley Mountain Resort, browsing in the independent, family-owned Northshire Bookstore, snagging bargains at the outlets stores, visiting downtown merchants, strolling along the marble sidewalks in historic Manchester village, and the list goes on. If you’re simply wanting some peace and quiet, The Spa at the Equinox or the Manchester Riverwalk are two guaranteed ways to help you rejuvenate.
To take full advantage of the many resources available to you throughout the weekend, we encourage you to connect with the community and business leaders you meet at the reception event and make plans with them for additional conversation and introductions. Scheduling a visit with a local realtor on Saturday and Sunday when employers and incubator spaces are closed, might be a good use of weekend time.
Monday Morning Networking
Wrap up your weekend with a solid sense of the employment opportunities in the region. Monday morning is your chance to meet with employers in specific sectors and with business owners who can discuss what it's like to work in the community. Address for the employer reception: Manchester Welcome Center, 18 Depot Street, Manchester Center, Vermont 05255. You can also sign up to meet with a local realtor who can show you potential housing options, visit a co-working or maker space, or visit a child care center. Please RSVP so we can get an accurate number of attendees.
Monday, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. The employer industry sectors offered include:
If you would like to meet with an employer in a different industry, please indicate your preference in the form below.
Monday, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at the The Lightning Jar
194 North Street
Bennington, VT 05201
February 21-24, 2020
Meet with representatives from the Deerfield Valley and Brattleboro areas at Mount Snow Resort. Mount Snow is just 2.5 hours from Boston and 4 hours from New York City, making it one of the most accessible ski mountains from southern metropolitan areas.
December 13-16, 2019
Experience the exceptional work/life balance that you can find in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, as well as the most snow in the East at Jay Peak Resort. Once you’ve conquered the slopes, explore the scenic countryside in this close-knit community close to the Canadian border, or beat the cold in the Resort's indoor water park!
Killington Grand Resort
March 13-15, 2020
Meet employers and residents from the Rutland area at Killington
Grand Resort, the second highest peak in Vermont at 4,241 feet. Killington is known as the “Beast of the East” and has welcomed over 39K spectators and athletes from 20 different countries participating in the
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup.