Vermont Ski Resorts Prepare for an Event-filled Martin Luther King Weekend
January’s three-day weekend is a great time to visit Vermont’s slopes, not only for the great snow, but the great line-up of events and deals. Guest should plan early and stay longer to enjoy all the amenities and activities Vermont’s ski and snowboard resorts have to offer.
Jay Peak Resort
Guests can start off MLK weekend with a Late Night Splash at Jay Peak’s Pump House; the waterpark stays open until midnight for those 21 and up on Friday, January 16. The juniors will need to rest up for the Ski the East Junior Extreme Challenge on Saturday and everyone is invited to enjoy the sweet country tunes of Clare Dunn at the Foeger Ballroom Saturday night. For a list of events, check out jaypeak.com
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
For the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Smugglers’ Notch Resort’s lowest rates starting at $95 per youth and $125 per adult per night apply to stays of five nights or more, with arrivals January 14-18, 2015. Smugglers’ offers a ski-and-stay package, a package featuring children’s snowsports instruction, and a package including snowsports instruction for all ages. Each package includes mountainside condominium lodging, daily lift tickets, use of the indoor pool and hot tubs, snowshoe and cross country trail access, use of the indoor FunZone, snow tubing, ice skating, and family and adult entertainment. (www.smuggs.com/skivtw, 855-814-7325)
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Take a Day Off Package - Skiing hard on a winter vacation, especially a challenging mountain like Stowe Mountain Resort, sometimes warrants a day off. The Spa and Wellness Center at Stowe Mountain Lodge has the perfect solution. The “Take a Day Off” package allows guests to spend the day stretching, moving and relaxing, and feel ready to hit the slopes better than ever for the ski days ahead.
The package includes: Guided snowshoe Tour and Stowega (the signature outdoor stretching and yoga class); Unlimited fitness classes; Choice of 80-minute massage. Price=$297 per person (includes 20% gratuity)
MLK Weekend at Sugarbush Resort is chalked full of events for the whole family. Enjoy numerous culinary events including a Switchback Beer Dinner in Castlerock Pub, an American Melting Pot Family Buffet, a Kids’ Pizza and Movie Night, a Kids’ Cooking Class, and more. Don’t miss a Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, a Local Artisan Market, and the Tour De Moon moonlit skin and dinner all on Saturday, January 17th.
Mad River Glen
Get down to the music of The Grift at Mad River’s General Starks Pub after shredding all day on January 17, 2015. It’s all part of the Long Trail Sporadic Music Series.
Guests can take advantage of special savings on MLK Weekend with the Get 25% Off Web Special. Save 25% on select lodging, lift tickets and rental equipment for 3-nights*/3-days or more! Adult and children's lesson programs, tubing and spa services are available to add to your package at discounted rates.
*Arrive January 16, 17 or 18 and depart January 19, 20 or 21 2014 and stay a minimum of 3 nights. Package must be booked at least 1 day prior to arrival. Valid for New Reservations Only.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Okemo turns MLK weekend into a family affair with a variety of activities and events all weekend long. In addition to skiing and riding on 120 trails, Okemo offers snow tubing, mountain coaster rides, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, ice skating, kids’ snowmobile tours, and special evening snowcat excursions. There’s even a Shakin’ Skate ice skating disco party with disco lights and a DJ on Saturday night and a fireworks show on Sunday. OnTheSnow.com visitors recently named Okemo Mountain Resort their favorite North American family ski resort, granting it top honors in the Best Family Resort category in this year’s Visitors’ Choice Awards. Make Okemo your favorite family resort too by visiting okemo.com or calling (802) 228-1600.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Beyond big mountain skiing and riding, guests will find a full menu of activities and events at Stratton this MLK weekend including the Ro Jam Bo Rail Jam Series returning January 18 with pro and amateur classes and cash prizes. The Sun Bowl is a veritable winter wonderland with fast paced snowtubing, snowmobile tours and dogsledding, the magic of an Ice Castle handcrafted with thousands of icicles, cross-country trails and snowshoe tours. Then there’s live music at Grizzly’s, fireside yoga at the Living Room, Spin classes at the Stratton Training and Fitness Center. After all that, it’s time for a visit to the Village Day Spa and dinner at any one of the resort restaurants including Green Apron at the Golf Course with a view to the mountain and the nighttime grooming operations to get ready to do it all over again tomorrow. Visit stratton.com for details and lodging reservations.
Mount Snow Resort
Don’t travel far to enjoy a long MLK weekend of big mountain skiing and riding when Mount Snow has nearly 600 skiable acres on four mountain faces. Plus, the weekend is loaded with events including live music from The Jeff Tuohy Band at Snow Barn on Saturday night, a huge torchlight parade and fireworks show on Sunday night and Grommet Jam #2 on Monday. Purchase your lift tickets in advance online and save, or book your ski and stay package while there’s still availability.
Rock the 3 day MLK weekend, Sun Mountain Style. There will be live music in the Wild Boar both Saturday (Satelite Shine) and Sunday (Mike McMann), and the Kids Lounge will be open for the younger set. Video games, movies, Vew-Do Boards and more for kids keeps the weekend fun rolling after lifts close. Bromley will even have a Burton Riglet Park set up at the base at from 4:30pm until dark for mini-shredding. Add a Sun Mountain Special $52 all-day lift ticket for Monday, 1/19, available at bromley.com, and finish off the weekend with great turns for less.