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Vermont’s Resorts are the Place to Call “Home” this Holiday Season

Stratton's Village comes alive during the holidays with warm lights and decorations.
Spend the holidays soaking up Bolton Valley's scenery this winter. Photo by Christopher Williams.

For many, the quintessential holiday scene is one of warmly lit houses, snow-covered mountains, and snowmen in the yard. Front porches full of holiday cheer welcome visitors in from the outdoors and into the warmth of fireplaces and loved ones inside. Friends and family gather near to indulge in exuberant conversations, holiday treats and of course, libations. In Vermont, the holidays are filled with all of this and much more.

Resorts offer a home-away-from-home during the holiday season with warm and welcoming accommodations, world-class dining, and both on and off-slope activities like skiing and snowboarding to spa treatments and indoor rock climbing. Best of all, visitors enjoying their holiday in the Green Mountain State can do so without having to worry about the tiring holiday clean up.

Indulge in a home-away-from-home holiday this winter and let Vermont’s resorts make this the season to remember.

Smugglers’ Notch Resort
December brings magic in so many ways. From early season snowman building to sledding with the family, it’s always nice to reconnect with winter. From December 8-25, enjoy Holiday Magic at Smugglers’ with fun-filled activities such as bonfires, movie marathons, candy cane scrambles, elf tuck-ins, Winter carnivals, cookie parties, visits from Santa and so much more. If that’s not enough, join Smugglers’ as they welcome winter with their Winter Solstice Celebration on December 21, featuring fire dancers, drum theatre, s’mores, fireworks and more.

Bolton Valley
Nothing brings friends and families together for good times quite like the holidays, and holidays spent on snow create lasting memories. Bolton Valley's cozy base village will be trimmed in white lights for the holidays, creating a festive atmosphere for guests at the resort. In the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, the mountain will be full of guests enjoying skiing, riding and daily family events. The Sports Center will be open every day that week and free, family-oriented events include a Magic Show and a Balloon Twister creating balloon sculptures. Skiers and riders will also have a chance to warm up around a campfire with complimentary hot cocoa and cookies or head inside for family movie night. Don't miss the New Year's Eve festivities including dinner in the James Moore Tavern, fireworks and torchlight parade, and after party with the Dark Star Project.

Okemo Mountain Resort                                                                                           
`Twas the Week Before Christmas, ahead of the rush. Better prices, no lift lines; pre-holiday hush. Beat the crowds and save on lodging and lift access (so you can buy more presents, of course). Book your `Twas the Week Before Christmas Package; stay at Okemo between December 15 and 25, and save up to 50 percent on lodging when you book a ski-and-stay package of three nights or more.  And Okemo’s holiday gift to you is a $100 Okemo Gift card and a coupon for two free appetizers. Ski with Santa and his elves on Dec. 23, or attend a candlelight Christmas Eve service at Jackson Gore.

Stratton Mountain Resort
Skiing and riding set the stage for the perfect holiday in Vermont and Stratton Mountain takes it to the next level with Snowcat Dinners in the mid-mountain lodge throughout the week, stargazing snowshoe hikes, snow tubing under the lights, live music at Grizzly’s, s’mores by the fire, outdoor hot tubs and a range of accommodations all at the heart of the resort. Ring in the New Year with parties and family events throughout the Village, Stratton’s traditional torchlight parade followed by the 21 jump salute and a giant fireworks display. Stratton is the place to be for holiday events this season.

Killington Resort
During Thanksgiving Weekend, Killington will have World Cup fever, hosting the fastest female alpine ski racers in the world as they compete in slalom and giant slalom events on Superstar. Visitors can also expect movie premiers, fireworks, athlete autograph signings, a free concert by Dispatch and much more from November 24-26 in Killington. Entry to the World Cup festival village and finish line spectator area is completely free!

Magic Mountain
Magic is a great place to escape the crowds during the holidays. Magic has a new policy of limiting ticket sales on any day to under 2,000 tickets. This will keep lines at lifts to a minimum, even on the busiest holidays. More importantly, with Magic's all fixed grip lift system, the trails will be more open for skiers and riders. And, with great holiday events like the new high-speed challenge "Tuck it or Suck it" on December 31st followed by their New Year's Eve blow out party, live band with midnight fireworks, Magic will be happening this holiday season.

Sugarbush Resort
The whole family will find some fun during the holidays at Sugarbush. Christmas week, enjoy everything from Kid’s Pizza & Movie Night and S’mores Cookouts to the 8th Annual Dog Parade, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display on New Year’s Eve, as well as live music all week long. Purchase lift tickets early online to save at the ticket window.

Bromley Mountain
Bromley is looking forward to sharing this holiday season with you! Join Sunny and the Bromley family for live music, cookies, hot cocoa, dancing, and much more holiday fun December 26th-31st in Wild Boar Tavern. Looking for area lodging? Check out their Ski and Stay packages available through these lodging partners.

Stowe Mountain Resort
Big holiday savings in Stowe is as easy as planning 48-hours in advance. If you’re planning on skiing or riding Stowe this winter season, purchase your lift tickets at least 48-hours in advance and save 25% off the walk-up ticket counter rate. This offer is valid all season long, including holidays! 

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