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More Snow, Slopeside Snacking, and Snowboarding in School: The Fall Line, 2/26/15

Greetings from Powder Paradise aka Smugglers' Notch Resort

Update from Powder Paradise

Old Man Winter and Mother Nature have been working hard here in the Green Mountains this month and finally took a well-deserved break from the non-stop powder party. While we didn’t report feet of freshies every day this week, Vermont resorts did receive up to 17” of new snow in the last 7 days. Along with this week’s new snow accumulation, low temps and some winds have kept the snow in pristine condition while stirring fluffy powder around the mountains to keep trails and trees riding fresh. We’re expecting comfortably cold winter temperatures this weekend and even a sun sighting or two! Make sure to check out the conditions report then Check in to Win at your favorite ski and snowboard area this weekend.
Slopeside Snacking
What could be better than skiing and snowboarding to the base area and finding local Vermont goodies to sample? That scene is exactly what you’ll find at Vermont resorts this winter. So far we’ve sampled some of Vermont’s most highly recognizable brands like Cabot Cheese, Ben & Jerry’s and Vermont maple syrup alongside local goodies like Stir chocolates and It’s Arthur’s Fault sauces at Mad River Glen, Jay Peak Resort, Bromley Mountain, Magic Mountain, Middlebury College Snow Bowl, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Quechee Ski Area and Pico Mountain. Have no fear if you missed these events, because we are only half way through the tour. Make sure to stop by and say hi to the Ski Vermont crew and local vendors and try some tasty treats while you’re out skiing and riding at the following locations throughout the rest of the season:
Saturday, February 28, 2015: Sugarbush Resort
Saturday, March 14, 2015: Killington Resort
Sunday, March 15, 2015: Bolton Valley
Saturday, March 21, 2015: Okemo Mountain Resort
Sunday, March 29, 2015: Stratton Mountain Resort
Try some maple cotton candy from the Vermont Maple Mobile Sugarhouse
Specialty food vendors vary by location and may include: Cabot Cheese, Vermont Maple syrup, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Keurig Green Mountain coffee, Kimball Brook Farms chocolate milk, Gringo Jack’s chips and salsa, Liz Lovely cookies, Vermont Spirits, It’s Arthur’s Fault sauces, Stir Chocolates, Ambrosia Confections, and Long Trail Brewing.

Make sure to come hungry!
Gym Class has Never Been So Cool
Burton Snowboard’s Riglet program was introduced to gym classes at Richmond Elementary School to teach kids how to snowboard in Phys Ed. Burton's Riglet Parks have been helping kids around the world get the hang of standing and sliding sideways and develop the skills they need to explore the sport, but until recently, new riders had to find their way to a mountain to participate. Richmond Elementary is the first school to integrate Burton's Riglet initiative for kids into its gym class curriculum, so Vermont snowboarding can be accessible to kids who might never have discovered the winter sports paradise hiding in their backyards. After all, they're growing up in Vermont.

Watch the video for the full story and visit for more information and to find a Riglet program near you.


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