Late December Events and Deals at Vermont Resorts
Thanks to fun-filled days on the slopes, long weekends and the joyful anticipation of annual holiday gatherings, the month of December flies by here in Vermont. As such, now is the time to mark your calendars and plan out your holiday activities at Vermont’s resorts. Choose from wine and beer tastings, ski clinics, weeklong holiday celebrations and of course, New Year’s Eve activities. To top it off, Vermont’s resorts offer many lodging packages and deals during this time of year, so the focus can remain on what is most important, celebrating the holidays with friends and family.
Late December Events
December 18, 2017 – Valley Ski & Ride Week at Sugarbush Resort
An over fifty-year tradition at Sugarbush continues with five consecutive days of ski and ride lessons led by some of Sugarbush's finest coaches. Valley Ski & Ride Week includes a welcome breakfast in Rumble's Kitchen on Monday, and an après social on Thursday afternoon.
December 20, 2017 – Italian Wine Tasting at Trapp Family Lodge
Try some of the best wines in the world from one of the world’s largest wine producing countries, Italy. Tasters will try wines from Tuscany, Piedmont, Sicily and Dolmiti. The tasting costs $20 per person and doors open at 4:00 pm. Call 802-253-5742 to make a reservation.
December 22, 2017 – Holiday Week at Burke Mountain
Holiday week at Burke is filled with visits from Santa, Burkie the Bear, holiday sledding, pizza parties, skiing and snowboarding, and much more. Fun is sure to be had as kids and parents alike will be kept busy during holiday week.
December 22, 2017 – Visit with Santa at Okemo Mountain Resort
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus make their Jackson Gore grand entrance at 4 pm for a pre-Christmas visit with children before the jolly old elf makes his way to the North Pole for final holiday preparations.
December 22, 2017 – Beer Pairing Dinner with Zero Gravity Brewing at Stratton Mountain Resort
Stratton Mountain Resort is proud to present a beer pairing dinner with Zero Gravity Brewing. The master Stratton culinary team will entertain your taste buds with a delectable four-course meal complemented by local beers from Zero Gravity Brewing in Burlington, VT. Only 50 tickets available, seating is at 6 pm and this is a 21+ event only. Price: $50 per person plus tax.
December 24, 2017 – Holiday Week at Sugarbush Resort
Head to Sugarbush to find your source of holiday cheer this season. From Christmas Eve to New Year's Day, there will be plenty of festivities to keep the whole family spirited during Holiday Week. Sugarbush will hold their traditional activities such as Kid's Pizza & Movie Night, S'more Cookouts, Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Annual Dog Parade, live music and more.
December 27, 2017 – Okemo Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display at Okemo Mountain Resort
A spectacular pyrotechnics show starts at 7:30 pm in the Okemo Clock Tower base area following a torchlight parade of skiers and riders traversing Okemo’s Open Slope trail. Naturalist Joe Karl leads a snowshoe hike up the mountain to offer a birds’ eye view of the fireworks.
December 27, 2017 – Snowcat Ride with Dinner at Stratton Mountain Resort
Visitors can reserve a unique dining experience highlighting Stratton's winter beauty and culinary expertise. Price is $120 per person plus tax and gratuities and includes a snowcat ride to and from the Mid Mountain Lodge, seasonal beverage and snacks upon arrival, and a three-course meal. This event is 21+ only. All dinners are weather dependent, and require a minimum of 10 people prior to departure.
December 27, 2017 – Grommet Jam #1 at Mount Snow Resort
This three-part event series is a great way for kids to get out and learn from Mount Snow’s coaches and ski school instructors. Training Center and Ski & Snowboard School coaches and instructors will help little jibbers in the Grommet park at Carinthia in the morning, followed by a break for lunch, and then a friendly afternoon park competition in the Grommet park. After the competition an awards ceremony will be held in the Carinthia Base Lodge. A lift ticket is required and not included in registration.
December 30, 2017 – Telemark Primer Clinic at Bromley Mountain Resort
Start your season off right! A primer clinic is a warm up for the great season to come. Refresh your techniques and build up your strength and endurance slowly throughout this fun and encouraging telemark weekend. Bromley's top PSIA/NATO trained telemark coaches will provide an individualized coaching environment that fosters a fun and challenging day of early season skiing and learning.
December 31, 2017 – Okemo’s Family New Year’s Eve at Okemo Mountain Resort
Midnight arrives early for friends and family enjoying a variety of activities. Following early evening ice skating, snow tubing, mountain coaster rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, party-hat decorating, bingo games and a trivia tournament, families can ring in the New Year early with a DJ dance party - and still get the kids to bed in time for a full day on the slopes the next day. Party games, balloons, noisemakers and fireworks add to the New Year celebration, complete with a pizza party dinner in the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore. Tickets prices vary based on level of participation.
December 31, 2017 – New Year’s Eve Celebration at Stratton Mountain Resort
Spend the evening with family and friends, celebrating the New Year with fun events and activities plus a spectacular fireworks display. View the firework display from the Mid-Mountain Lodge as part of the 7-9 pm Snowshoe Hike. After the hike indulge in a campfire, hot cocoa and marshmallows for roasting. At 8:30 pm the Torchlight Parade, 21 jump salute and fireworks will begin in the Main Base Area.
December 31, 2017 – Grand New Year’s Eve Celebration at Mount Snow Resort
This family-friendly nightclub event features a live DJ and will take place in the Grand Summit Resort Hotel Ballroom, Saturday, December 31, 2017 from 10:30 pm - 1:00 am after the Family Dinner Party. The Grand New Year's Eve Celebration 2018 includes: party favors, a champagne toast at midnight (for ages 21+, ID Required) hors d'oeuvre stations and a cash bar starting at 10:30 pm. Tickets are $45 for adults (13+) and $25 for children (5-12). Call Mount Snow Central Reservations at 800.866.8634 to book your tickets today!
Late December Deals
Mount Snow Resort
Mount Snow lift tickets are now on sale with incredible savings for the 2017-18 ski season when you purchase in advance. But hurry, prices increase as more tickets are sold.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Save big at Stratton with their One Nighter deal, where visitors spending one night and two days on the slopes can access rates starting at $238 for two people. Want to spend the holidays slopeside? Take advantage of Stratton’s Holiday Getaway Package, three nights of lodging, four day tickets and access to the training and fitness center for one very discounted price.
Bromley Mountain Resort
Purchase the Sun Mountain Card and your first lift ticket is free. This discount card virtually pays for itself the moment you buy it. Present the Sun Mountain Card to the Ticket Office upon your visit and save $30 off Monday through Friday, $20 off Saturday through Sunday (non-holidays) and $10 off on holidays. Purchase before December 15th and save an additional $10 on the Sun Mountain Card.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Beat the holiday crowds and save on lodging and lift access with Okemo’s ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas Lodging Package. Stay three nights or more during the week of December 15 to 25 and save up to 50 % on lodging when you book a ski & stay package. As an added bonus, you will receive a $100 Okemo Gift card and a coupon for 2 free appetizers at either Coleman Brook Tavern, the Sitting Bull, or Epic.
Suicide Six Ski Area and Woodstock Inn
Take advantage of the Wake Up in Woodstock Package and experience what it is like to get away and relax at one of Vermont’s most beautiful addresses. Enjoy luxury accommodations, a hearty country breakfast each morning and a bottle of delicious Vermont maples syrup to take home after the weekend.
Killington offers visitors many ways to save this season with their in advance online savings, Bring a Friend, Ski Free program to their 4 Day Discovery Program for Adult First Timers. Their innovative 4-day Discovery Program for adults includes a two-hour lesson, rental equipment and a lift ticket each day, all for just $399 for the Elan ski program or the Burton snowboard program. Learn on Elan skis and Burton snowboards, and receive brand new versions of these skis and boards mounted with bindings prior to completing the fourth lesson (MSRP $575).
Stowe Mountain Resort
Save 30% on lift tickets to Stowe by purchasing at least 48 hours in advance online.
The Pillow Four Pack is four nights of pre-packaged midweek, non-holiday lodging at Sugarbush Inn. You can use all four nights consecutively, or you can split them up and use them when you want during the 2017/18 winter season. See a powder day coming? Book a night. Legs turned into Jell-O? You’ve got a place to crash. Continental breakfast and Health & Recreation Center access included. The Inn is located conveniently on the Mad Bus Shuttle Route. Regular – $399 (standard rooms with one king bed or one queen and one twin). Deluxe – $449 (upgraded rooms with one king bed).
For early December events and deals, visit skivermont.com.