Ski Vermont Events 2014-15
The Big Kicker at Sugarbush Resort
Sugarbush and Mad River Glen host an epic winter kick-off party at American Flatbread in Waitsfield, VT, which will include freestyle exhibitions, photography slideshows, High Fives #KnowYourPark film showing, and High Fives and Flyin’ Ryan presentations.
November 22, 2014
Rails 2 Riches at Killington Resort
Killington kicks off the season with the most lucrative rail jam in the East, pitting amateurs and pros against each other for a piece of $25,000 cash. The set-up, custom built by the K Parks crew for Rails 2 Riches, brings out some of the season’s best athletes and biggest tricks.
December 6, 2014
BrewFest at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Smugglers’ popular BrewFests bookend the ski and ride season in the winter and spring, with local and regional beers for sampling, music, food, prizes, and a souvenir glass. www.smuggs.com
December 6, 2014 & March 28, 2015
Founders Day at Mount Snow Resort
To celebrate Mount Snow’s 60 years of fun, the mountain will offer $12 advance purchase lift tickets, a comprehensive historical display, birthday parties and more.
December 12, 2014
Santa Sunday at Bolton Valley
Dress as Santa and ski free- http://www.boltonvalley.com/things-to-do/events-calendar.
December 21, 2014
Start Fun, Start Free Intro to Skiing & Boarding at Bromley Mountain
New to skiing or boarding? Join the Bromley Ski & Snowboard School in the carefully sculpted Terrain Based Learning Zone for free. Ages 6 & up. Package includes a Learning Zone lift ticket, rental equipment and instruction from 10:30am to noon. Call the Bromley Ski and Snowboard School to at 802/824/5522 x301.
December 21, 2014, January 19, 2015, March 15, 2015
Castlerock Pub Beer Dinners at Sugarbush Resort
Join Sugarbush’s culinary team as they prepare a four-course beer and food pairing with seasonal offerings coupled with local beers from a variety of Vermont brewers in the Castlerock Pub. Chat with the brewer and learn about the craft-brewing process.
December 30, 2014, January 18, 2015, February 18, 2015, March 21, 2015
Family New Year’s Eve at Okemo Mountain Resort
Midnight arrives early for friends and family with early evening ice skating, snowtubing, snowshoeing, mountain coaster rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, cookie decorating, bingo games and a trivia tournament. Then 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.
December 31, 2014
New Year’s Eve Celebration and Dog Parade featuring K9 Couture at Sugarbush Resort
Bark in the New Year at the 5th Annual Dog Parade with your K9 friend wearing his/her most festive costume or just a furry coat. The $10 registration fee goes towards PAWSitive Pantry with prizes awarded for costume categories. Keep the night rolling with a New Year’s Eve Celebration that includes a torchlight parade, fireworks, live music and more.
December 31, 2014
USASA Skier/Boarder Cross at Jay Peak Resort
Bumps, jumps, berms, and turns. Bring your skis or a board, a helmet, a mouth guard and leave your fear at home for one of the burliest race courses on the USASA circuit.
January 10, 2015
Mini Shred Madness at Killington Resort
This one is for the groms! Killington believes that the children are the future, and they prove as much in the Easy Street Terrain Park as they bust out their best tricks and earn their first podiums.
January 17, 2015
Stowe Winter Carnival Ice Carving Festival at Stowe Mountain Resort
Watch professional ice carvers turn ice into creative Masterpieces in the spruce Peak Plaza!
January 24, 2015
Mad River Valley Ski Mountaineering Race at Mad River Glen & Sugarbush Resort
The Mad River Valley Ski Mountaineering Race tests the competitor's endurance, equipment and skiing skills while skinning up and skiing down some of the toughest terrain the Mad River Valley has to offer as racers the trek from Mad River Glen to Sugarbush along the Long Trail.
February 1, 2015
Mom’s Day Off at Bromley Mountain
Hey Mom! Show us a picture of your kid and ski or ride all day for a $15 donation to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center--a mouthful, but 100% of the proceeds are donated. Keep it local and have fun; this is a great way to get out on the slopes and support a great cause.
February 6, 2015
FISK Trophy Race at Suicide Six
This year's Fisk Trophy slalom race, the 78th consecutive running of the event, proves to be the embodiment of why ski racing is so easy to love. The race has been in existence since 1937 and is the oldest alpine trophy race in North America.
February 8, 2015
Cloud Nine Nuptials at Mount Snow Resort
Couples can renew their vows or tie the knot for the first time at the top of Mount Snow during Cloud Nine Nuptials. Everyone can celebrate (the day before) Valentine’s Day for less because Mount Snow offers two lift tickets for $49 when purchased in advance online to ski on Friday, February 13.
February 13, 2015
Annual Torchlight Parade & Dance at Suicide Six
Come celebrate Suicide Six’s 78th Anniversary — Torchlight Parade shortly after sunset with dancing in the lodge until 9:30 p.m. — fun for the whole family!
February 14, 2015
FamilyFun Winter Carnival at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Smugglers’ teams up with FamilyFun magazine to host the FamilyFun Winter Carnival, an afternoon of games, giveaways, face painting, music, free barbecue and lots of family fun on the snow!
February 19, 2015
Mad River Glen Unconventional Terrain Competition
New England’s original big mountain skiing competition and part of the Mad River Glen Triple crown Competition Series.
February 21, 2015
Torch Light parade and Fireworks at Magic Mountain
Live music great food, and skiers can actually participate in the torch light parade. Silent Auction to benefit the Alpine Club with fabulous items on which to bid.
February 21, 2015
Stowe Derby at Stowe Mountain Resort
The Stowe Derby is one of the oldest and most unique ski races in North America. Participants cross country ski 20km of challenging terrain, racing down Mt. Mansfield's Toll Road and along the entire length of the Stowe Recreation Path finishing in Stowe village.
February 22, 2015
Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer at Stratton Mountain Resort
Join the battle against breast cancer at the annual Tubbs Romp to Stomp with 3k and 5k snowshoe runs/walks and a Lil Romper Dash just for kids.
February 28, 2015
New England Bill Koch League Festival at Mountain Top Inn & Resort
New England Nordic Ski Association’s annual weekend long cross country ski festival which brings together young skiers across New England to celebrate their love for the sport.
March 6 – 8, 2015
Special Olympics Vermont Winter Games at Suicide Six
This annual three-day competition offer four winter sports for athletes to compete in: Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Alpine Skiing and Cross-Country Skiing — creating an ever-lasting memorable event for all involved.
March 6-8, 2015
Rando Race at Jay Peak Resort
If you know what skins are and have no problem skiing up a mountain, this event's for you.
March 7, 2015
Ski The East Free Ride Tour at Magic Mountain
The best and wildest skiers in the east compete on the most difficult terrain for prizes and glory.
March 7, 2015
Light the Night Rail Jam at Okemo Mountain Resort
Okemo is lighting up the snow for skiers and riders of all ages with $5,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. A new rail garden, constructed specifically for this event, will give skiers and riders an optimal venue for showing off their best moves. Registration and more information is available at okemo.com.
March 7, 2015
North American Telemark Festival at Mad River Glen
The 40th annual North American Telemark Festival is the world's largest and oldest gathering of Telemark skiers.
March 7-8, 2015
Extreme Skiing Challenge at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Take on Smugglers' most challenging lift-accessed terrain in this freeskiing competition, now in its third year. Competitors are judged on line, control, fluidity, technique, and style. Big prizes. www.snscvt.com
March 8, 2015
Vermont Open at Stratton Mountain Resort
Celebrate snowboarding with a multi-day halfpipe, big air and banked slalom competition that brings big name riders and local heroes together to compete on the same hill.
March 12-15, 2015
Sugar Daze Concert at Okemo Mountain Resort
When the maple sap starts running, Okemo will be tapping into the sweet sounds of notable musical artists with Sugar Daze, a free concert series that culminates with a huge outdoor concert extravaganza in the Jackson Gore courtyard. Visit okemo.com or call (802) 288-1600.
March 14, 2015
80s Weekend at Stowe Mountain Resort
Break out those stretch pants and straight skis and come join us on the slopes as we turn back the clock to relive 1980's fashion, equipment and lifestyle. See more at: stowe.com
March 14-15, 2015
Silly Slalom at Bolton Valley
Part boarder-cross, part slalom, part slopestyle, and all fun. Costumes are encouraged while you race this fun on snow course under the warm spring sun.
March 21, 2015
Spring Fling Weekend at Bromley Mountain
Live music and fun family events, plus the Trampoline Things will be on hand from VT's Summer Adventure to liven up the weekend both days. Classic spring events include the Pond skimming contest on School Slope, and you won't want to miss the Duct Tape Derby.
March 21-22, 2015
24 Hours of Stratton at Stratton Mountain Resort
For one night only, Stratton lights up the trails for teams of skiers and snowboarders who ski and ride all night, having fun while raising money for the charitable works of the Stratton Foundation.
March 21-22, 2015
Bud Light Reggaefest at Mount Snow Resort
Enjoy live reggae music all weekend long beginning with the Bud Light Sink or Skim pond skimming competition where costumes are required to try and skim across the 100-ft long frigid pond. Then on Sunday enjoy major league arts and crafts in the Bud Light Duct Tape Derby.
March 27-29, 2015
Pond Skimming at Bolton Valley
Try to skim the giant manmade pond or cheer others on as you stay dry.
March 28, 2015
Spring Fling Race and Party at Magic Mountain
Fun race for all in which everyone participates. BBQ, live music, and dancing on the deck après ski.
March 28, 2015
Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge at Killington Resort
The Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge is a spring rite of passage at Killington. Soft snow, spring tailgaters and the best bump skiers converge on Bear Mountain for a weekend of racing. The bump and jump venue rises from Outer Limits, the East’s most intimidating trail, in plain view of the Bear Mountain Quad and the party at the lodge below.
April 11-12, 2015
The Tail Gate Spectacle at Jay Peak Resort
A celebration of the most ancient rite of spring—drinking in the parking lot while lying in a lounge chair surrounded by mud-caked plastic pink flamingoes.
April 18, 2015