Families Play on Presidents' Day: A Week of Activities at Vermont Resorts
The kids have off and the snow has fallen. It’s time to visit Vermont and spend some quality family time on the slopes.
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. Monday Dux the Balloon Man will twist up animals and more. Tuesday features a kids' move and ice cream social. Wednesday is filled with magic and comedy as Magician Tom Joyce entertains children of all ages. Round out the week around a slopeside campfire while sipping hot chocolate on Thursday.
Stay at least four nights and ski at least four days anytime during the Presidents’ vacation week for savings on rental equipment, lessons, spa treatments and more for a complete vacation experience. The Killington events calendar will also keep you busy with an interactive Raptor Encounter courtesy of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science on Sunday and an all-ages scavenger hunt on the slopes on Monday! Plus, ski for free four days straight when your little one enrolls in full-day MiniStar Discovery Camp – plus they get free skis. More sweet holiday deals are in the Insider blog.
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vermont is hosting a variety of activities over Presidents’ week including horse drawn sleigh rides, live music in the tavern each evening, extended snow tubing park hours, children’s activities and family-style seating and, as always, there will be s’mores by the fire each night, Nordic Skiing and snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling, and luxury accommodations. www.mountaintopinn.com Call 802.483.2311 for reservations.
Okemo Mountain Resort
It’s positively presidential at Okemo! When they're not skiing and snowboarding on 120 trails serviced by 19 lifts (including a six-passenger bubble chair with heated seats), families can enjoy ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing and swimming. There are even some unexpected activities like riding Okemo's Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster or, new this year, kids' guided snowmobile tours on pint-sized Polaris sleds. Calvin the Catamount, Okemo’s mascot who is named for the only U.S. president from Vermont (Calvin Coolidge), will be on the prowl and visiting Snow Stars Ski + Ride School groups during their lessons all weekend.
Q Burke Mountain Resort
Visit www.skiburke.comfor complete details on Presidents’ week children’s activities which include meeting Oberon the Owl on Tuesday, 2/17 and an evening snowshoe hike on Wednesday, 2/18. For the older “kids” there is live music in the Tamarack Pub & Grill: Seth Yacovone Band, Fri. 2/13 & The Whiskey Treaty, Fri. 2/20. Laugh the night away on Sat, 2/14 with a Stand-Up Comedy act in the Kingdom Café or Après in the Bear Den Lounge.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Families looking for winter fun flock to Smugglers’ Notch Resort over the President’ Day holiday week to enjoy skiing and riding on three mountains, as well as an extensive menu of activities that includes snowtubing, snowmobiling and flying through the trees on a zip line canopy tour. Over the Presidents’ Day holiday week, guests can sample Vermont’s delicious specialty foods at a free tasting on February 17 and enjoy many family activities at the FamilyFun Magazine Winter Carnival with games, entertainment, giveaways and barbecue on February 19. Stay 6 nights and get the 7th night free over the Presidents’ Week holiday, February 13-23, 2015. Packages include condominium lodging, daily lift tickets, snowshoe and cross country trail passes, enjoyment of the indoor pool and hot tubs, and family and adult entertainment plus fireworks and torchlight parade on February 19. (www.smuggs.com/skivtw, 855-814-7325)
Presidents’ Week at Sugarbush is packed full of events for the whole family. Enjoy torchlight parades and fireworks displays, Local Artisan Markets, Castlerock Pub Beer Dinners, Tour De Moon, and much more. For kids there’s a Kids’ Torchlight Parade, Kid’s Cooking Class, and a Kid’s Pizza and Movie Night. Celebrate Mt. Ellen’s birthday later in the week with a Cowbell Champagne Party, Gelandesprung Championship, and Elliott Sunday Brunch Buffet. For all events visit http://www.sugarbush.com/vermont-activities-events/calendar.
Stratton Mountain Resort
President’s Week at Stratton Mountain begins with a bang as fireworks and a traditional torchlight parade light up the night on Saturday, February 14. Part of the USASA Southern Vermont Series, Ro Jam Bo Rail Jam returns on Sunday, February 15, with $10,000 in cash and prizes for skiers and riders in pro and amateur divisions. Throughout the holiday week, guests will enjoy snowshoe tours, snowmobile treks, dogsledding, snowtubing, trips through the magical Ice Castle, live music, Village shopping and dining, Spa visits and fast-paced nighttime games (basketball, ping pong, indoor soccer and speed badminton) at the Wrek for ages 8-18. Visit stratton.com.
Woodstock Inn & Resort
Spend President’s Week at one of Vermont’s most beautiful addressees - Woodstock, VT. From skiing & riding at Suicide 6 to nordic skiing and snowshoeing on over 37 km of trails we have something for everyone. February 14th celebrate Valentine’s day on the slopes & then dance the night away at the annual 79th Torchlight parade party. Throughout the week the Inn offers fun events from dog sledding to a Margarita tasting demo. And don’t forget about the new retro game room — a mix of old and new; six flat screen TV’s, a pool table, vintage pinball machines, foosball and more. Visit www.woodstockinn.com for a listing of all of our events.