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Ski Vermont 2017-18 Events Calendar

World Cup ski racing returns to Killington Resort this November. Photo by Dave Young.
Okemo's Family New Year's Eve firework show.

Things get pretty busy during the season, what with 20 alpine resorts and 30 cross-country ski areas in Vermont, so we thought we'd make it easy for you by compiling a season round-up of can't-miss events. We kick things off in November with the Big Kicker and the World Cup and run straight through until April with spring skiing and riding events like pond skims and mogul challenges.

Looking for more fun Vermont events? Check out the regularly updated Ski Vermont Events Calendar.

November

November 18, 2017
Mad River Glen
Big Kicker- Lareau Farm Inn @ American Flatbread
Kick off the Ski Season Mad River Valley Style! Join Mad River Glen and Sugarbush for the annual "Big Kicker" Ski Season Kick Off Party at Lareau Farm.”

November 25-26, 2017
Killington Resort
Audi FIS Ski World Cup
Mark your calendars for more World Cup racing on Thanksgiving weekend at Killington, including women’s giant slalom and slalom races. The weekend is full of events, including an Expo Village featuring unique sponsors, movie premiers and live music.

December

December 9, 2017
Killington Resort
Rails 2 Riches
Competitors drop in on an exclusive, custom built rail venue in an attempt to snag a piece of the $25,000 cash purse. Those who have what it takes to impress the judges walk away with the ultimate bragging rights for the season. Come watch the action unfold as top athletes battle it out under the lights.

December 9, 2017
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
23rd Annual BrewfestCelebrate the finest beers and ciders Vermont has to offer at the 23rd annual BrewFest. Join them to eat, drink, and dance the night away while sampling a broad spectrum of tasty beers and ciders. Entry is $20 and includes munchies, 8 samples, and a souvenir glass!

December 16-17, 2017
Stowe Mountain Resort
Artisan Craft Show
Spruce Peak Village CenterLooking for a great venue to finish off your last minute holiday shopping list? Then mark your calendars for the annual Artisan Showcase featuring Vermont’s best craft vendors at the Pavilion Building. This special gathering of the region’s most unique artisans will be on hand along with free photos with Santa each day of the show.

December 17, 2017
Bolton Valley
Santa Sunday
Dress as Santa and ski free.

December 31, 2017
Burke Mountain
New Year’s Celebration at Burke MountainJoin Burke for one of the largest fireworks displays in the Northeast Kingdom as they ring in the New Year at Burke Mountain. The Tamarack Pub & Grill will come to life with lively tunes and an appetizer buffet.

December 31, 2017
Okemo Mountain Resort
Okemo’s Family New Year’s Eve
Midnight arrives early for friends and family enjoying a variety of activities. Following early evening ice skating, snow tubing, mountain coaster rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, party-hat decorating, bingo games and a trivia tournament, families can ring in the New Year early with a DJ dance party - and still get the kids to bed in time for a full day on the slopes the next day. Party games, balloons, noisemakers and fireworks add to the New Year celebration, complete with a pizza party dinner in the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore. Tickets may be purchased at okemo.com. Call (802) 228-1600.

December 31, 2017
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Show
Ring in the New Year with this early evening celebration starting at 7pm with a torchlight parade followed by fireworks from Spruce Peak.

December 31, 2017
Sugarbush Resort
8th Annual Dog Parade and Canine Couture Contest
Bring your pooch for a dog parade and costume contest to benefit PAWSitive Pantry! Suggested donation $10 (cash only) per dog. Sponsored by Kurgo Products.

December 30, 2017- January 1, 2018
Magic Mountain
"Tucking It into New Year's Weekend Celebration"
On Saturday, Magic goes high-speed with a "Tuck It" race for all comers viewable from the base lodge, followed by team speed event--a beer quaffing contest-- on the new lodge deck. Sunday's New Year's Eve Party starts with a dinner, band and fireworks at Midnight to ring in the New Year the Magic way. The Black Line Tavern will then showcase its famous Bloody Bar to get things rolling on Monday for 2018.

January

January 6-7, 2018
Stratton Mountain Resort
The 24 Hours of Stratton
Skiers and snowboarders of all ages take to the slopes for 24 hours as individuals and teams, vying for the most vertical feet skied while supporting the Stratton Foundation’s campaign to help children in need and youth to succeed.

January 13, 2018
Okemo Mountain Resort
Okemo Let It Glow Laser Show and Fireworks
Okemo presents a laser light show with colorful lasers projected on the snow and into the night sky just outside Okemo’s Clock Tower base lodge. A fireworks finale is sure to amaze. Okemo’s Sitting Bull will be open for beverages and rocking live music. Amex the official card of Let it Glow.

January 26 – 28, 2018
Sugarbush Resort
Women’s Discover Camp
Ladies, join them for a fun and inspiring multi-day ski and ride camp. Activities include instruction, demos, video analysis, equipment talk, and après fun in a camp specially designed for women only.

January 20-22, 2018
Suicide Six
2018 FIS Telemark World Cup
This event will showcase the world’s best telemark ski racers. Navigating courses complete with Giant Slalom gates, distance jumps, banked turns and a skate section, over 70 athletes from more than 11 countries are expected to attend. Spectator entry is free and nearly the entire course is visible from the base area. Come watch skiing in its original form.

January 30, 2018
Mad River Glen
Roll Back The Clock Day
To celebrate MRG's anniversary they roll back lift ticket prices to the 1949 rate of $3.50!

February

February 2, 2018
Bromley Mountain
Mom’s Day Off
Hey Mom! Join Bromley for the 15th Annual Mom's Day Off Event... Simply show them a picture of your kid(s) and ski or ride all day for a $20 donation to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center - a mouthful, but 100% of the proceeds are donated, and stay local to support cancer treatment patients and their families.

February 3, 2018
Suicide Six
Third Annual Tubbs Snowshoes "Face Race"
Enjoy bragging rights that you snowshoed up Suicide's Six famous black diamond trail "The Face" and returned down "Easy Mile”. Course distance is approximately 1.5 miles, with 600 vertical feet ascent up "The Face".Proceeds Benefit CHaD - Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

February 10-11, 2018
Bolton Valley
24 Hours of Bolton Valley
This 24-hour race will put endurance to the test as skiers will compete on a loop that will have them skinning up through the Bolton Backcountry and skiing back down.

February 11, 2017
Suicide Six
FISK Trophy Race
This year's Fisk Trophy slalom race, the 81th 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 14, 2018
Burke Mountain
Love on the Mountain
Love on the mountain is an annual affair which includes an exclusive dinner in the beautiful setting of Willoughby’s Restaurant in the Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center. Ski and Stay and Room only packages are also available.

February 16-25, 2018
Mount Snow Resort
Presidents' Week Winterfest
Presidents’ Week Winterfest is a week packed full of fun events and great deals on and off the mountain, including an on-hill scavenger hunt, outdoor concerts, après shows at The Snow Barn, a torchlight parade and fireworks, and so much more. All this couldn’t be contained in one weekend, so this year Mount Snow is extending the Presidents’ Day Holiday through the entire week.

February 17, 2018
Bromley Mountain
February Festival, Slopeside fireworks and Base Lodge festivities
I's February Festival time! Join Bromley for the yearly celebration, kicked off with the torchlight parade and fireworks around 7pm. Then it's on to the base lodge for live music, good eats and the silent auction. Proceeds to benefit the Bromley Outing Club’s race, devo and afterschool programs.

February 17, 2018
Mad River Glen
Mad River Glen Unconventional Terrain Competition
New England’s original Big Mountain competition, the 1st leg of the Triple Crown Competition Series and the kick-off event in the Ski The East Freeride Tour.

February 22, 2018
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
FamilyFun Magazine Winter Carnival
Always a family favorite, FamilyFun Magazine teams up with Smugglers' for this special Winter Carnival featuring music, face painting, games, a bonfire, and barbeque. The festivities begin at 3:00 pm on the Village Green.

February 23-24, 2018
Middlebury College Snow Bowl
Middlebury College Winter Carnival/Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Championship
This event brings together the best NCAA Div. 1 alpine and Nordic skiers in the east to compete in slalom and giant slalom at the Snow Bowl and classic and freestyle Nordic races at Rikert Nordic Center. Watch the best eastern college skiers at no charge.

February 24, 2018
Magic Mountain
WinterFest 2018
Magic's annual Winter Festival is all about the soul of skiing with a free ski/ride competition "The Black Magic Extreme Challenge" is open to everyone followed by a Silent Auction during Apres Ski to raise money for youth programs. Then the night time festivities feature buffet dinner at the Black Line Tavern, live band, and their 100+ person Torch Light Parade and fireworks display.

March

March 3, 2018
Okemo Mountain Resort
Light the Night Rail Jam
Okemo is lighting up the snow on Bull Run for skiers and riders of all ages to show off their best moves. $5,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs. A new rail garden, constructed specifically for this event will be an optimal venue for participants and spectators alike. Registration and more information available at okemo.com.

March 10, 2018
Bolton Valley
Splitfest
Part demo day, part festival, Splitfest allows you to demo splitboards, join a fun race and activities, and hang with fellow splitboarders at the après party and prize raffle.

March 9-11, 2018
Stratton Mountain Resort
The Vermont Open
The Vermont Open invites snowboarders of all ages to compete in Vermont’s only open snowboarding competition, set to challenge athletes in retro pipe, slopestyle and rail jam. Pros from the early days of snowboarding compete in the Washed Up Cup. A four-time Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top 10 Event.

March 17, 2018
Magic Mountain
Get Your Irish Up! Big Air Contest and Rail Jam
Spending St Patrick's Day at Magic means spring-time competition viewing right from the new lodge deck; a Sunshine Corner bar on the slopes with majestic views of southern Vermont and all the Irish-inspired skier costumes; and live bands to dance the night away.

March 17 – April 1, 2018
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Maple Fest
Immerse yourself in the traditions of the sugaring season, right in the heart of Vermont’s maple production! From maple-themed showshoe and walking treks to specialty food and beverage tastings, sugarhouse tours, and much more, treat yourself to the award winning Maple Fest at Smugglers’ this Spring 2018.

March 23-25, 2018
Mount Snow Resort
Bug Light Reggaefest
The Bud Light Reggaefest returns for 2018 with two days of live outdoor concerts in the main base area, and great après snows at night at The Snow Barn. Add in the annual Sink or Skim Pond Skimming Competition, and the Duct Tape Derby cardboard box race, and you’ve got yourself a weekend that’s fun for the whole family!

March 23-25, 2018
Sugarbush Resort
Island Weekend
Have your beach and your mountain, too! Spring fever takes over Sugarbush with reggae music, island cuisine, drink specials, and fun-in-the-sun beach activities.

March 24, 2018
Bromley Mountain
Spring Fling
Tradition is strong at Vermont’s Sun Mountain, and Spring Fling’s roots run deep! Featuring pond skimming, a duct tape derby, live music and face painting in the Base Lodge, and even some rides from our summer adventure park! Plus, in addition to all that fun, there are prizes! Sport the best costume, or win best run pond skimming, or craft the most creative derby racer, and win big.

March 24, 2018
Burke Mountain
Burke Annual Pond Skim
Don’t miss one of the biggest weekends at Burke Mountain for the annual pond skim festivities. 

March 31, 2018
Mount Snow Resort
Mount Snow’s 10th Annual Winter Brewers Festival
The 10th Annual Winter Brewers Festival at Mount Snow is the perfect celebration of spring skiing, beer, and live music, after all, what more could you need? Join us for a day of live concerts while you sample beers and ciders from all over New England and beyond, including some of those craft beers that Vermont has become so famous for.

March 31- April 1, 2018
Stratton Mountain Resort Spring Fling
The spirit of New Orleans fills the vibrant slope-side Village at Stratton Mountain as skiers and riders enjoy live music, Marchdi Gras entertainment, free kids activities and the annual pond skim.

April

April 7, 2018
Killington Resort
Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge
The highly anticipated competition and on-snow party returns to Killington as amateur bumpers take to the slopes of Outer Limits to battle for a place in the finals. The top 32 men and 16 women will compete in a head to head competition for the mogul challenge cup.

April 7-8, 2018
Stowe Mountain Resort
Sugar Slalom
Originating as a celebration of the arrival of Spring and the tapping of maple trees, the Sugar Slalom is held in a Mardi Gras atmosphere complete with music, barbecue on the hill, fantastic ski racing and festive costumes. To top it all, the race also features a unique Vermont treat, maple syrup on snow, donuts and pickles at the finish.

 

 

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