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The Fall Line: Leap Day, Slopeside Snacking, Ski Fat for High Fives

Looking forward to another great weekend on the hill.
Photo taken at Sugarbush Resort last weekend.

Take the Leap
February 29th only comes once every four years, so let’s make it count this Leap Year. Vermont resorts scored pockets of new snow earlier this week before temperatures rose and the weather pattern turned wet. The rain is turning to snow tonight with 1-3 inches expected to accumulate throughout Vermont overnight and even more in the mountains. Most resorts will turn on the snowmaking systems again tomorrow when the temps drop. That’s right - make sure to thank your local snowmaking and grooming teams for keeping the trails in such great shape this season! This weekend’s forecast is clear and dry, so be sure to check the trail counts and new accumulation totals at before heading to the slopes and enjoy these last few days of February.

Slopeside Snacking
Ski Vermont’s Specialty Food Tour is going strong with seven more stops this season.
  • Saturday, February 27, 2016: Middlebury College Snow Bowl’s Winter Carnival
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016: Pico Mountain
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016: Killington Resort
  • Saturday, March 19, 2016: Sugarbush Resort, Sugartime Festival
  • Sunday, March 20, 2016: Bolton Valley, Passholder Appreciation Day
  • Saturday, March 26, 2016: Stratton Mountain Resort
  • Saturday, April 2, 2016: Okemo Mountain Resort, Mini Brew Fest
Find us at these base areas for a snack break and sample some of Vermont’s finest specialty food products from vendors such as Cabot Cheese, Vermont Smoke & Cure, Vermont Maple Syrup Makers Association, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Keurig Green Mountain coffee, Kimball Brook Farms chocolate milk, Gringo Jack’s chips and salsa, It’s Arthur’s Fault sauces, Ambrosia Confections plus Long Trail Brewing, Woodchuck Cider, Small Batch Organics, Karen’s Artisan Popcorn, and Fortuna Sausage.

Snack, Snap, #SnackSkiVT

While you’re snacking, snap and post a photo of your favorite treats for a chance to win a new Keurig and other great prizes from Ski Vermont and partners. Samplers are encouraged to take photos and share the experience on InstagramFacebook and Twitter. Tag photos with #SnackSkiVT to enter to win. Winners will be chosen over the course of the tour and will receive swag bags that include lift tickets and products from Burton, anon., Rossignol, Skida, Long Trail, Vermont Spirits and specialty food vendors.

Fat Ski-A-Thon

The High Fives Foundation is capping off a busy, fun filled week of adaptive snow sports events in Vermont’s Mad River Valley with their 5th annual Fat Ski-A-Thon this Sunday. Each year, skiers gather at Sugarbush Resort’s Summit Quad lift at Mount Ellen to get in as many laps as they can while riding on “fat” skis (aka “powder skis” with a waist at least 70 millimeters wide). Fat skis will be available to demo on site or at the Vermont North Ski Shop. Arrive early to register and stay late for the awards ceremony. Come on out and have fun while supporting recovering athletes to get back out on the hill. For event details and more info on this great foundation, visit
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