Late December Event & Deals
December 15-20, 2014 - Stratton Foundation Toy Drive and Village Celebration at Stratton Mountain
Santa comes to the North Pole Toy House on December 20 at 3:30 pm; performances by the Burlington Boys Choir at 3 pm and 4 pm in the Village Courtyard.
December 15- 19, 2014 - Valley Ski and Ride Week at Sugarbush Resort
A 50-year tradition, the weeklong event allows skiers and riders to learn from some of the finest coaches all week long at discounted prices. Welcome breakfasts, après socials, and multiple package options are available.
December 16-17, 2014 – Test Fest at Killington Resort
Test the best and forget the rest. Killington hosts a full on-snow Test Fest party complete with 2015 gear for your demoing pleasure, an after party at the Wobbly Barn and two full days’ worth of premiere snow sports gear to test on the Killington trails.
December 19-24 – Holiday celebration at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Smugglers’ holiday celebration includes elf tuck-ins & bedtime stories, a holiday crafts party, and on Christmas Eve, the arrival of Santa, a torchlight parade and fireworks. (www.smuggs.com/skivtw, 1-855-814-7325)
December 20, 2014 – Jingle Jam at Killington Resort
Holiday spirit + stoke = Killington’s first annual Jingle Jam. Help us celebrate the seasonwith some shredding to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County. Bring an unopened toy to donate for the kids then slide your way to the podium for some sweet prizes.
December 20, 2014 – Opening Day at Magic Mountain
Magic Mountain will opening on December 20th and there will be gliding and riding from top to bottom!
December 20, 2014 - A “Heliand” Classical Solstice with the Heliand Consort at Stowe Mountain Resort
A Peak Classics & Peak VTartists event, celebrate the winter solstice at Stowe’s Spruce Peak Performance Arts Center. 7:30 pm.
December 20-21, 2014 NENSA Eastern Cup Opener at Rikert Nordic Center
Frost Mountain Nordic Ski Club and Rikert Nordic Center will host the opening weekend of Eastern Cup competition. To find out more about the Eastern Cup Opener and related events, check out www.fmneasterncup.com.
December 21, 2014 - Santa Sunday at Bolton Valley
Skiers and riders who arrive at Bolton Valley, dressed head to toe in official Kris Kringle attire, will ski or ride free on Sunday, Dec. 21. Guests must be dressed in the complete Santa package to earn the free All Access Lift Ticket. Lift tickets will be given out to Santas at 10 a.m.
December 21, 2014 - Start Fun, Start Free - Intro to Ski & Ride FREE at Bromley Mountain
Join the Bromley Ski & Snowboard School in the newly sculpted Terrain Based Learning Zonefor free on Sunday, December 21st. Package includes a Learning Zone lift ticket, rental equipment and instruction from 10:30am to noon. Call the Bromley Ski and Snowboard School to register at 802-824-5522 x301.
December 25, 2014 - Here's a Santa, There's a Santa at Bromley Mountain
Dress up like Santa on 12/25/14 and ski or ride for just $25. Yup, that's right... break out the red, white and jelly belly and you'll be on the hill for cheap. Gotta wear your outfit to the ticket office, and when we say outfit we mean coat, pants, hat and beard (real or fake) are a must.
December 27, 2014 - Ruckus – A Cirque Spectacular at Stowe Mountain Resort
A Peak Family performance at Stowe’s Spruce Peak Performance Arts Center. 7:00 p.m.
December 27, 2014 – Brother Josephus live at Grizzly’s at Stratton Mountain
Winners of the Independent Music Awards “Best Live Performance” category play live from 3:30 – 7 pm in a free show that mixes old school soul, roots and rock with New Orleans rhythms.
December 28, 2014 - Warren Miller ‘s No Turning Back at Stowe Mountain Resort
A Peak Films & Stowe Mountain Film Festival viewing of Warren Miller’s annual season launch film at Stowe’s Spruce Peak Performance Arts Center. 7:00 p.m.
December 29, 2014 – Grommet Jam #1 at Mount Snow Resort
Kids age 12 and under can test their skills in Mount Snow’s Grommet Jam #1.
December 31, 2014 – New Year’s Eve at Magic Mountain
Join us for our New Year’s party on December 31st in the Black Line Tavern for the best party in Southern Vermont. Live music, great friends and specials all night at the Tavern will make bringing in the New Year at Magic unlike any other!
December 31, 2014 – New Year’s Eve at Mount Snow Resort
Families and can kick off their New Year celebration by enjoying a huge Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza.
December 31, 2014 – New Year’s Eve at Stratton Mountain
Ring in the New Year with a traditional torchlight parade and fireworks starting at 8:30. Dinner, dancing, live music and champagne toasts at Grizzly’s and throughout the Village.
December 31, 2014 - 5th Annual Dog Parade featuring Canine Couture Contest at Sugarbush Resort
Bark in the New Year at the 5th Annual Dog Parade with your canine friend wearing his or her most festive costume or simply a furry coat. The $10 registration fee goes towards PAWSitive Pantry with prizes awarded for costume category winners.
December 31, 2014 - Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display at Sugarbush Resort
Enjoy a unique spectacle of torchlight formations as Sugarbush employees weave their way down Spring Fling in the dark of the night. Fireworks over the Valley House Lodge conclude the night.
The holiday week (12/26/14-1/1/15) is jam-packed with free entertainment for everyone in the family, whether it’s playing in the Indoor Amusement Center with inflatable games and video games, enjoying a complimentary snowshoe tour, or making your way to the bonfire for cookies and hot chocolate. Warm up after your snowshoe around a cozy Vermont campfire with delicious treats. There will be free ice cream socials and kids’ movies plus a torchlight parade and fireworks on New Year’s Eve, best viewed from the base lodge. Bolton Valley will host a Teen dance party in the Indoor Amusement Center on New Year’s Eve as well, plus adults will enjoy live music in the James Moore Tavern.
Family Fridays at Bromley Mountain begins November 28, and continues through December. Every full price paying adult can purchase up to three teen/junior tickets for just $20 each. Family Fridays are good every Friday this winter season except during the holiday periods.
2-fer Tuesdays at Bromley Mountain begin December 16. Buy one full priced lift ticket on 2-fer Tuesdays and get a second free. Valid every non-holiday Tuesday, except for 3/17, Valid for two people, both must be present.
Score Beast Tickets, Best Price at killington.com and save up to 45% on day tickets to The Beast in December. Think quick, though – there’s a limited quantity of deals per day. Early bookings will be rewarded accordingly.
The Raptors return to Killington Resort on Friday, December 26, with a visit from our friends at VINS. Live falcons, owls and hawks will be on site at the Killington Grand Hotel for a free presentation about predators on the wing and natural systems that support life.
Take advantage of Magic’s Twenties and College cards and sign up at www.magicmtn.com for the chance to enjoy the steeps on the cheap. The Magic Card is also available to purchase online and grants big savings to the holder of the card on each trip down the road less traveled.
Mount Snow Resort
Start vacation early with the Holiday Jumpstart Package offering three nights of lodging for the price of two. More info at www.mountsnow.com
Available through December 23, 2014, Pico Mountain invites skiers and riders to start their season with savings on tickets. My Pico Packs come in three, four and five ticket sizes and start at less than $40 per day. 5-day packs include a ticket to Killington Resort, too!
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Spend the Christmas holiday at Smugglers’ Rates per night start at non-holiday rates, $115 per youth and $145 per adult on stays December 19-26, 2014, with inclusions of condominium lodging, daily lift tickets, outdoor ice skating, use of the heated pool and hot tubs, the indoor FunZone with games & inflatables, evening snow tubing, use of cross country skiing & snowshoeing trails, and nightly family & adult entertainment. During this period, bookings of four nights get the fifth night free. (www.smuggs.com/skivtw, 1-855-814-7325)
Stratton Mountain Resort
Take advantage of afternoon specials with a four-pack of tickets for only $129, available Sunday through Friday non-holiday. Or for only $49 on select days including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you’ll get a lift ticket plus $10 food card all for only $49 – check out the new on-mountain options from Tex-Mex at the Sun Bowl to Mountain Smoke barbecue and sides at mid-mountain. The all-access Strattitude Pass is on sale now for only $299, through December 26, with no blackout dates.
Ski, ride and save every day with the Stratton X2 Card, which includes a bonus day valid all season (non-holiday), direct to lift convenience and guaranteed savings of up to 35 percent. Available for advance purchase only at $89 by December 31. Pays for itself in one visit.
The SugarDirect Card lets you skip the ticket window and head directly to the lift. On sale for just $99, the deal includes one free All Mountain Lift Ticket, free skiing/riding on your 11th day, 25% off midweek and 20% off holiday/weekend All Mountain Lift Tickets, 15% off midweek resort lodging, and 10% off at Timbers Restaurant and ski/board rentals. For sale through December 17th