Greater Newport Area
2019 Stay to Stay Ski Weekend
December 13–16, 2019
Newport and its surroundings are the northernmost crown of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont--the nickname given to the state’s three northeastern counties. Just a day trip away from cosmopolitan Montreal, here the tastes of Vermont and Canada combine with some of the best farm-fresh foods and sweet maple treats that the state has to offer.
With easy access to Lake Memphremagog, a pristine 27-mile international body of water that stretches into Canada, and Jay Peak Ski Resort, which boasts the most snow in eastern North America, Newport and its environs are a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and interests. You can make your own way here, with space to grow and a culture that encourages the enterprising spirit. Stroll along village streets, ski the pristine wilderness, sample some of the best artisanal products in the world, and find a place for yourself in this community.
Did you Know?
- Kingdom Games hosts the only cold-water swim in the Americas. In February, giant ice blocks are removed from Lake Memphremagog to open a pool in the lake where competitors come from all over the world to race against other hearty souls. Brrr!
- The historic Haskell Opera House in nearby Derby Line was deliberately constructed astride the international boundary line. Audiences in the United States can enjoy performers onstage in Canada!
- Lake Memphremagog is said to have its own lake monster, a serpent-like creature known as Memphre.
HERE'S WHAT THE WEEKEND LOOKS LIKE:
Welcome ReceptionThe Welcome Reception takes place on Saturday, December 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Family Room in the Hotel Jay
1144 Jay Peak Road,
Jay, Vermont 05859
To take full advantage of the many resources available to you throughout the weekend, we encourage you to connect with the community members you meet at the Saturday reception, and make plans with them for additional conversation, introductions and activity ideas based on your interests.
Besides the welcome reception on Saturday evening, the rest of the weekend is unscheduled so that you can explore our vibrant communities and attractions. This is December in the Northeast Kingdom, so you’ll find your fill of wintertime fun throughout the area.
Ski Weekend Activities:
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. You can also sign up to meet with a local realtor, who can show you potential housing options, or to visit a co-working space. Visit local schools for tours, meet with local daycares and preschools to experience the options available to you.
Employer Meet & Greet and Visit a Coworking Space
Monday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the The Work Commons
194 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855
Take a tour of a coworking space, and meet with employers in a variety of sectors. If you are able to provide your professional resume or work experience when requested, organizers can invite employers that match your skill set and interests.
Visit Child Care Centers
Monday, 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. at Newport Promise Community Early Care and Learning Center
Realtors from RE/MAX All Seasons Realty will attend the Saturday evening welcome reception. You are encouraged to connect with them to schedule home tours over the weekend and on Monday.
When you visit Newport, you are not a “tourist”, you are our guest and we are eager to welcome you to our home. Whether you’re dreaming of a cottage on the lake, a campfire under the stars, or a cozy room at the inn, you can find it here and when you arrive you will find warm, local people who are anxious to greet you and make you feel right at home.
ADDITIONAL STAY TO STAY WEEKEND LOCATIONS
The Shires of Vermont
February 21-24, 2020
Residents and employers from the Bennington and Manchester area—the Shires of Vermont-- will greet you at Bromley Mountain Resort. Bromley is the only major ski resort in New England with a southern exposure, providing skiers and riders with full sunshine on all 47 trails.
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.
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.