Powder and Presidents: February Fun at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Resorts
February is shaping up to be a snowy month in Vermont, and ski and snowboard resorts are rejoicing in the fresh powder and looking forward to an activity-packed Presidents’ Week and Valentine’s Day.
A storm system dropped up to 16 inches of snow across Vermont resorts overnight on Sunday into Monday and two more storms are expected to move through the state this week. Pair the extensive snowmaking coverage at Vermont resorts with this gift from Mother Nature, and the slopes will be in top condition for one of the most popular vacation periods of the season. Off-slope activities will be equally exciting during Presidents weekend with plenty of free live music, great food, parades, games and family activities.
Skiers and snowboarders can keep up with conditions at Vermont resorts as more snow continues to grace the slopes, and they’ll find more events and deals at skivermont.com, and the Ski Vermont Facebook page.
Here’s a roundup of Presidents’ Week Activities at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Resorts:
It’s a full week of events at Sugarbush for Presidents’ Week with culinary events like Firkin Fridays & Raw Bar, Mad River Distillers Tastings at Castlerock Pub, S’mores Cookouts, Kids Cooking Classes, Kids Pizza & Movie Night and Paint & Sip. Adventurers will enjoy a Photography Outback Tour, Dog Friendly Guided Snowshoe Tour, Tesla Tour and Torchlight Parade and Fireworks. Holiday Race Camps, Essential Elements programs and more events await!
Stratton Mountain Resort
Presidents’ Week is prime time at Stratton Mountain for skiing, snowboarding and enjoying a full menu of live music, winter adventure and culinary experiences beginning with a wine pairing dinner on Friday, February 16. For a special treat, board a snowcat for mid-mountain and a three-course dinner that highlights the finest in Vermont farm-to-table cuisine on February 17, 18 and 23. Live music plays throughout the resort for après and evening entertainment, with Roots of Creation wrapping up the week on Saturday, February 24 at Grizzly’s. There’s also the stargazer snowshoe tour on February 16, snowshoe hike to mid-mountain for a birds-eye view of the torchlight parade and fireworks on February 17, and fireside Vinyasa yoga with live music and drumming on February 18.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Stay five nights or more from February 9-25 and get the next night free. Plus,the Smuggs Winter Games brings great family fun to an already fantastic vacation. Families can join games and activities in celebration of the global spirit which accompanies this special time of winter and compete for special gold medals in various games like Smuggs Tubing Iditarod, Ski Boot Toss, Winter Games Trivia, the famous Snowball Frenzy and more. New this year, kids are treated to the Kids' Club, which provides activities, coupons, freebies, stickers and more, all in a soft, reusable lunch box.
Okemo Mountain Resort
It’s positively presidential at Okemo! When they’re not skiing and snowboarding on 121 trails serviced by 20 lifts (including two bubble chairs – one with heated seats), families will enjoy ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing and swimming. There are even some unexpected activities like riding Okemo's Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, Vermont Institute of Natural Science’s Raptor Encounter or kids' guided snowmobile tours on pint-sized Polaris sleds. Calvin the Catamount, Okemo’s mascot named for a U.S. president from Vermont (Calvin Coolidge), will be on the prowl and visiting Snow Stars Ski + Ride School groups during their lessons all week.
Mount Snow Resort
With everything from torchlight parades and fireworks, to live music at The Snow Barn, Olympic Level Ski Jump Competition at Harris Hill Ski Jump, Grommet Jam Finals, and of course Bruce at Cuzzins, Presidents' Week Winterfest has fun for the whole family. Deals on lifts and lodging are also available for Presidents’ Week.
Stay at Killington Resort for at least 4 nights and ski at least 3 days anytime during the Presidents' vacation week for package savings: up to 20% off lodging and an extra 5% off already discounted Killington lift tickets. Add on rental equipment, lessons, spa treatments and more for a complete vacation experience.
It's February Festival time! Join Bromley on Saturday, February 17, for their yearly celebration on kicked off with a torchlight parade and fireworks around 7pm. Then it's on to the base lodge for live music by the Mike McMann Band and dancing. Evening also includes good eats, a raffle, a live auction and other activities. Proceeds to benefit the Bromley Outing Club.
Families will find more value and quality time together at Bolton Valley over Presidents' Week. The compact base village, where every room, condo and suite is ski in/ski out, makes a vacation convenient for families of all sizes. In addition to skiing and riding families will find a week filled with free activities. On Monday, February 19, kick off the week around a slope side campfire while sipping hot chocolate. Tuesday is filled with magic and comedy as Magician Tom Joyce entertains children of all ages. Wednesday features a kids' movie and ice cream social. Thursday Dux, the Balloon Man, will twist up animals and more.