Early December Events and Deals at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Resorts
Vermont’s resorts have a packed December schedule for friends and families this season.
December 2-3, 2016 - Vermont Holiday Festival at Killington Grand Resort Hotel
The Festival of Trees features nearly 100 uniquely decorated Christmas Trees, plus the Jack Frost Marketplace, Santa’s Work Shop and sleigh rides will keep the entire family engaged, all while supporting the Vermont Foodbank which feeds Vermonters in need. To learn more visit, http://killingtonpico.org/page/holiday_festival.
December 3, 2016 - Sugarbash at Sugarbush Resort
Help celebrate Sugarbush's birthday with drinks, appetizers, and dancing in the Gate House Lodge. This year's theme is 80s skiing, so grab your best retro gear or après wear!
December 4, 2016 - Okemo Cares & Shares Food Drive
When skiers and snowboarders donate at least five non-perishable food items, a new child’s toy or new clothing item, they receive a coupon for a $39 lift ticket good the same day.
December 5, 2016 - Taste of Timbers at Sugarbush Resort
Welcome new chef, Patrick Garvin, and sample items from the new Timbers winter menu inspired by Sugarbush's best local and national food purveyors.
December 9-11, 2016 - Wassail Weekend at The Woodstock Inn
Rated the Best Holiday Event in Vermont; what better way to welcome the holidays than with a special trip to Woodstock for this magical tradition? Festivities throughout the village include an equestrian parade, musical performances, home tours and more. For more information visit www.woodstockinn.com.
December 10, 2016 - Okemo’s Annual December Demo
Test-drive the latest ski and snowboard equipment for free at the Jackson Gore base area. A credit card imprint is required and snowboarders must provide their own bindings. To learn more visit, https://www.okemo.com/activities/calendar/december-demo/.
December 10, 2016 - Telemark Primer at Bromley Mountain
Start the season off right with Bromley's top PSIA/NATO Trained Telemark coaches; they’ll provide an individualized coaching environment that fosters a fun and challenging day of early season skiing and learning. $150/day. Contact the Bromley Snowsports School for more information and to register at 802.824.5522 x301
December 10, 2016 - Season Kick-off Party at Mad River Glen
Be sure to save the date for Mad River Glen's launch of a new ski season. Things will get started with an appearance from Santa Claus himself. Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to sit with St. Nick's on the Single Chair from 3-5 PM. Then folks can enjoy dinner and libations in General Stark's Pub. The evening will climax with a performance by The Grift, MRG's favorite après ski band.
December 17, 2016 - Spirit(s) of the Season at Stratton Mountain Resort
Get into the Sprit(s) of the Season on Saturday, December 17 from 4-7 pm as the new Grizzly’s celebrates its one-year anniversary with live music, and a chance to sample winter craft brews, ciders, spirits and seasonal cocktails. Local brewers and notable Vermont distillers, including Barr Hill, Mad River and Sapling, will be on hand with recipes and a chance to purchase spirits for holiday entertaining and gift giving.
December 17, 2016 - Vertical Challenge at Okemo Mountain Resort
Okemo kicks off this popular eastern race series on Okemo’s Bull Run. It is free and open to all ages and abilities. Race registration starts at 8 a.m. and racing starts at 11 a.m. with awards and a victory party at 3 p.m. To learn more visit, www.skiverticalchallenge.com.
December 17, 2016 - Rails 2 Riches at Killington Resort
The East Coast’s most lucrative rail jam returns with early season action under the lights setting the tone for the freestyle season, $25,000 is up for grabs as pros and amateurs from across the U.S. battle international visitors for bragging rights, credit and of course, cash.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Cross college students off the holiday shopping list. Collegiate skiers and riders can enjoy Stratton for 5 days, no blackout dates, for just $249 with the all-new College Card.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Join Smugglers’ for their December Holiday getaway from December 9-23, 2016 and receive free all-day ski or snowboard camps and daycare for children ages 6 weeks to 15 years old. Plus, stay four nights or more between December 9-25, 2016 and get the next night free. For more information visit www.smuggs.com.
Available beginning November 11, My Pico 3 Packs offer three direct-to-lift tickets valid during the 2016-17 ski season at Pico Mountain in Killington, Vermont. My Pico 3 Packs with tickets valid Monday-Thursday (non-peak) are $109, and My Pico 3 Packs valid any day of the season are just $119.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Okemo’s Third Night Free Packageis as simple as it sounds; reserve two nights at any of Okemo's beautiful lodging properties at the regular rate and receive the third night free! Valid for stays November 1 - December 15, 2016 and January 1 - January 26, 2017 (excluding January 13 - 15). Reserve your winter getaway package.
Mount Snow Resort
Skiers and snowboarders ages 18-29 years old have until December 15, 2016 to purchase the Drifter pass for only $399. The pass allows holders access to seven mountains with no blackout dates and plenty of benefits, to learn more about the pass visit peakpass.com.
The Snow Lake Lodge Ski and Stay Getaway includes lodging at Snow Lake Lodge, lift tickets to Mount Snow and continental breakfast. Prices start at $69 a person. Click here for more information.
Mountain Top Inn and Resort
Mountain Top Inn and Resort has three package offerings this winter season, the Endless Winter Adventure Package starting at $1020 for three nights, the Winter Family Wonderland Package starting at $1260 for three nights, and the Winter Moonlight in Vermont couples package for two nights starting at $940. For more information on these packages and the activities and amenities included in each, call 802-483-2311.
New Magic season passes and cards are on sale for the 2016-17 season. All passes are under $500 and come with lots of savings.
- Couples save $100 on their passes
- Parents with youth 6-17 yrs old can purchase passes for $199
- 18-29-year-old skiers save big with $249 pass
- Local Vermonters with grade school students can purchase student passes for $99 combined with the parent pass at $199
- New Throwback Cards ($99 each) make lift tickets $25 all season
- College students can ski anytime for $39 with a Zero Commitment Card
For more information on these passes and cards visit www.magicmtn.com.
Mad River Glen
December 15, 2016 is the last day to purchase Mad Cards. A mere $159 gets purchasers 3 transferable day tickets good any time during the 2016-17 ski season plus $5 off any additional full day lift ticket purchased throughout the season.
Killington Resort and Mountain Top Inn have teamed up to create the Ski & Stay Package this season. Starting at $645 for two nights, the packages included lift tickets, mountain shuttle service, breakfast and much more. To find out more information call 802-483-2311.
Bromley Mountain Resort
The Sun Mountain Card saves up to $30 off every full day lift ticket for the 2016/17 season, $15 off Group Lessons or Rental Equipment packages (or $25 off our Group lift/lesson/rental package), plus get a free non-holiday Lift Ticket with card purchase. Discounts good on all-day lift tickets only, non-transferable. Cards purchased after December 16, 2016 are $79 all ages, cards purchased by 12/16/2016 are just $69. Click here for more information.
Save $315 off six kids lessons at Bromley Mountain in their Kidsrule Mountain Camp. The all-day lessons are available for kids ages 5-14 and a six pack of lessons costs $699. Click here to learn more.