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Ski Vermont 2015-16 Events Calendar

Rail jam at Stratton Mountain Resort's Vermont Open
Santas ski free at Bolton Valley on 12/20/15
Collegiate racing at Middlebury College Snow Bowl

From clinics to competitions, brewfests to BBQs, and fireworks to face painting; there is always something fun happening at Vermont resorts for folks of all ages and interests.

December, 5, 2015 - Rails 2 Riches at Killington Resort
The East’s most lucrative rail jam, Rails 2 Riches, officially kicks off the shred season for pro and amateur skiers and riders from across the US and Canada.

December 5, 2015 & March 26, 2016 – BrewFest at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Smugglers’ popular BrewFest bookends the ski and ride season in the winter and spring, with local and regional beers for sampling, music, food, prizes, and a souvenir glass.

December 11-13, 2015; January 24-26, February 5-7, March 13-15, 2016 - Women on SnoW (WOW) at Stratton Mountain Resort
The multi-day women’s camp is designed to supercharge womens’ skiing skills and increase confidence in a supportive, fun environment while being coached by elite guest coaches and Stratton’s top instructors.  

December, 20, 2015 - Santa Sunday at Bolton Valley
Dress as Santa and ski or ride for free. Visit for details.

December 20, 2015 & March 13, 2016 - Start Fun, Start Free at Bromley Mountain
Join the Bromley Ski & Snowboard School in the carefully sculpted Terrain Based Learning Zone for FREE on select dates this winter. More information at

December 26 & 29, 2015 - Tour De Moon at Sugarbush Resort
Take a guided skin or snowshoe to the Glen House at Mt. Ellen for some hearty food and drink, followed by a moonlit ski down the mountain. Other dates in 2016 include: 1/17, 1/23, 2/14, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19.

December 28, 2015, January 18 & February 15, 2016 - Grommet Jam Series at Mount Snow
Skiers and riders ages 12 and under will be coached in the park in the morning and then compete in the afternoon, all at Grommet Park in Carinthia.

December 31, 2015 - Family New Year’s Eve at Okemo Mountain Resort
Midnight arrives early for those enjoying an assortment of activities such as ice skating, snowtubing, snowshoeing, mountain coaster rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, cookie decorating, bingo, trivia, a DJ dance party and more. Party games, balloons, noisemakers and fireworks add to the celebration, complete with a pizza party dinner in the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore.

January 23, 2016 - Mad River Glen Junior Unconventional Terrain Competition
The Junior Unconventional Terrain is for skiers 14 and younger. Top finishers will qualify for the Triple Crown Unconventional Terrain as well as all the Ski The East Freeride Tour events. 

January 23, 2016 - NICA Ice Carving Competition at Stowe Mountain Resort
See the Country’s best Ice Carvers create masterpieces in the Spruce Peak Plaza.

February 5, 2016 - Mom’s Day Off at Bromley Mountain
Show a picture of your kid and ski or ride all day for a $20 donation to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center.

February 7, 2016 - FISK Trophy Race at Suicide Six
This year's Fisk Trophy slalom race, the 79th 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 13, 2016 - Annual Torchlight Parade & Dance at Suicide Six
Come celebrate Suicide Six’s 80th Anniversary and Torchlight Parade shortly after sunset with dancing in the lodge - fun for the whole family.

February 18, 2016 - 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 20-22, 2016 - Mad River Glen Triple Crown Competition Series
Three events back-to-back-to-back determine Mad River Glen’s king and queen of the hill, it the Unconventional Terrain Comp on Saturday, the Mogul Challenge on Sunday and the Vertical Challenge on Monday.

February 21, 2016 – 72nd Annual Stowe Derby at Stowe Mountain Resort
Participate or cheer on the Oldest Downhill/Cross-Country Ski Race in North America.

February 26-27, 2016 – Winter Carnival at Middlebury College Snow Bowl
The Middlebury College winter carnival will serve as the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Championships with alpine and Nordic competitions for the top college skiers in the east. The Ski Vermont specialty food tour will stop at the carnival on Saturday, February 27.

March 4-6, 2016 - Special Olympics Vermont Winter Games at Suicide Six
This annual three-day competition offers 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 5, 2016 - Snow Leopard Randonee Challenge at Jay Peak Resort
See what all the hype is about “rando racing” in this fun ski challenge that takes you up and all around Jay Peak Resort.

March 5, 2016 - 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.

March 6, 2016 - Extreme Skiing Challenge at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Take on Smugglers' most challenging lift-accessed terrain in this freeskiing competition, now in its fourth year. Competitors are judged on line, control, fluidity, technique, and style. Big prizes.

March 11-13, 2016 - Vermont Open at Stratton Mountain Resort
A 2015 Top Ten Vermont event, the Vermont Open invites snowboarders of all ages to compete in Vermont’s only Open competition, including features such as a retro pipe, slopestyle and rail jam.

March, 12, 2016 – Splitfest at Bolton Valley
Learn more about splitboards and demo some of the latest models in the Bolton Backcountry.

March 12, 2016 - Sugar Daze Concert at Okemo Mountain Resort
When the sap starts running in Vermont’s maple trees, Okemo will be tapping into the sweet sounds of notable musical artists with Sugar Daze, a free outdoor concert extravaganza in the Jackson Gore courtyard.

March 12-13, 2016 - Nantucket Weekend at Sugarbush Resort
Enjoy an island themed weekend with a Food and Wine Sampler, Kids Cooking Class, Nantucket themed food and drink specials and more.

March 19-20, 2016 - The Ski The East Freeride Tour Extreme Finals at Jay Peak Resort
The East Coast’s best freeriders compete for cash during the two-day Ski The East Freeride Tour finals.

March 19-20, 2016 - The 24 Hours of Stratton at Stratton Mountain Resort
Skiers and snowboarders of all ages take to the slopes for 24 hours as individuals and teams, vying for the most vertical feet skied, all to raise funds for the Stratton Foundation. 

March 19-20, 2016 - Sugaring Time Festival at Sugarbush Resort
Celebrate spring in Vermont with Kids Pizza and Movie Night, Gelandesprung Championship, maple themed specials, and more.

March 25-27, 2016 - Bud Light Reggaefest at Mount Snow
Live reggae music, BBQ, beer garden as well as the famous Sink or Skim pond skimming contest and the Duct Tape Derby make this a weekend full of fun for the whole family.

March 26, 2016 - Spring Fling Weekend at Bromley Mountain
Live music, fun family events, and the Trampoline Thing 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 Duct Tape Derby.

March 26, 2016 Race to the Top of Vermont at Stowe Mountain Resort
All terrain skiers race uphill on Stowe’s famous Gondolier trail, as they ‘skin-to-win’ the first annual title.

March 27, 2016 - Mad River Glen Easter Celebration
A grand Mad River Glen tradition featuring a Mountaintop Service, Easter Egg Hunt, Costume Parade and Tex’s Famous Chicken BBQ.

April, 2, 2016 - Pond Skimming at Bolton Valley
Test your luck skimming the pond or cheer on others as they try.

April 2, 2016 - Beach Party at Jay Peak Resort
Pink flamingos, frothy beverages and a volley ball court made from snow; what more do you need to know about this annual rite of spring.

April 2-3, 2016 - Winter Brewers Festival and Glade-iator at Mount Snow
Saturday is Winter Brewers Festival featuring more than 25 different breweries, great food and a performance by The Jeff Tuohy Band and Sunday is the Bud Light Glade-iator extreme bump competition on the double black diamond trail, Ripcord.

April 16, 2016 - Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge at Killington Resort
Bump and jump racing on Outer Limits, where skiers of all ages test themselves for bragging rights as the best mogul skier in the East.

April 23, 2016 - Dazed & Defrosted at Killington Resort
Killington’s spring music festival returns with hot live tunes, cool drinks and a party atmosphere at Superstar and the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars, your spring skiing headquarters.

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