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Welcome to Vermont's Greatest Winter Activities

Posted by: Brooks Barron on Jan/31/2014
Tags: winter activities, winter in Vermont, winter
Categories: Vermont Stories

There are more than 20 downhill skiing areas in Vermont, and many are now four-season resorts offering golf, tennis, hiking, biking and summer concerts.

Cross country skiing fans have numerous choices for renting equipment and getting basic from guidance from experienced instructors. Many locations have miles of groomed trails and backcountry skiing is growing rapidly in popularity.  

Snowshoeing is a quiet and not-too-demanding sport.  Learning the fundamentals is easy and many of the cross country operations mentioned above can accommodate you with equipment and instruction. 

The Vermont Snow Travelers’ Association (snowmobilers) publishes and excellent map of VAST trails throughout the state.  Maps are available for a modest price in convenience stores and sports shops.

Skating on the indoor NHL-sized rink at Jay Peak Resort in Jay, Vermont is fun for the entire family. 

Ever been ice fishing? Those small buildings, only slightly larger than the old fashioned telephone booths, provide enthusiasts with surprising, heated comfort out of the winter weather. Most sporting goods stores can provide the necessary equipment to get you started and connect you with a building owner who could provide a rental space. 

… and when the weather doesn’t cooperate, don’t despair…

Watching glass blowing in Quechee at Simon Pearce is a great way to spend a day when the weather is inclement.   There is a retail store that offers first-quality glassware as well as “seconds” that are deeply discounted (and the flaws are barely noticeable).  If hungry and thirsty, an excellent restaurant is on the premises, overlooking Queeche’s covered bridge and waterfall. The town also hosts a balloon festival in mid-June. 

Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory tour in Waterbury is Vermont’s most popular tourist destination. With flavors like “Cherry Garcia”, “Banana Split”, “Americone Dream” and five varieties featuring chocolate, no one leaves unsatisfied. 

The Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury is Vermont’s only planetarium.  It also has a weather center, a museum of natural history and fascinating seasonal programs.

The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich is a great place to take the kids.  Hanover, New Hampshire, home of beautiful Dartmouth College, is just across the Connecticut River.


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