On Sunday, Dec. 16, skiers and riders who arrive at Bolton Valley dressed head to toe in official Kris Kringle attire will ski and ride free that day. This challenge is not for the faint at heart-a red hat won't cut it. Guests must be dressed in the complete Santa package to earn the free lift ticket.
To continue the holiday celebration, Bolton will celebrate Happy Holiday Week with $25 lift tickets, from Dec. 17-25. These $25 lift tickets, and $5 tickets for Nordic skiing, will be available at resort ticket windows. On Wednesday through Saturday of that week, lift tickets are valid for skiing and riding until 8 p.m. as well. Ski and Stay packages start at $58 per person during Happy Holiday Week. New Year's Eve fireworks and a torchlight parade will culminate December's month-long celebration beginning at 8 p.m.
More Information: Bolton Valley or call 877-9BOLTON.
Take advantage of our fabulous "2-fer Tuesday" deal at Bromley Mountain on Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25! All season long you can purchase 2 lift tickets for the price of 1, online at bromley.com. Deal is valid non-holiday* (our Christmas holiday rates don't begin until Dec. 26), and purchases must be made online, 48 hours in advance.
Need a place to stay? Book one of our fabulous on-mountain condos, 1-3 bedrooms available, for your holiday get-away, and get great package deals on lodging and lift tickets. We also work with a number of great local inns to provide lift & lodging deals. Holiday Periods: 12/26/12 - 1/1/13; 1/19 - 1/21/13; 2/16 - 2/22/13
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Ski & Stay at the Comfort Inn from opening day (November 23) until December 24 for just 129.00/night! Includes accommodations, lift tickets for 2 and a hot morning breakfast. To book call 866-464-2408 and mention the Early Bird Special.
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Jay Peak Resort
Jay Peak will be ringing in the New Year with a massive fireworks display followed by a bash in the new Foeger Ballroom in the Hotel Jay. Vermont-favorite, the Grift, will headline the evening's festivities. On the Saturday of the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday, Jay Peak will welcome Bruce Hornsby. Only 350 seats are available to see the legendary musician perform in the Foeger Ballroom. And on February 24, the third annual Hope on the Slopes Vertical Challenge returns to the resort. Come as a team or an individual and complete as many runs as you can in a day to help the American Cancer Society in their fight.
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Killington Resort kicked off the winter season with a rail jam on November 18, good ol' Thanksgiving style. Top prize for the annual Loaded Turkey Rail Jam was a turkey along with all the fixings for second and third place winners. In addition, four top competitors received free entry into Rails 2 Riches on December 8 for a chance to bring home a piece of the $20,000 cash purse. Additionally, Killington is featuring a Christmas Ski & Stay Free lodging package that includes a free lodging and lift ticket on Christmas Day.
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Mad River Glen
Spend your holidays submerged in history. Mad River Glen is the first ski area in the nation to be listed as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service approved this recognition of Mad River Glen's historic value on July 5, 2012. Interestingly, the most significant contributing factor to the designation is the ski trails themselves. Other contributing factors include the view shed, the Long Trail, buildings and of course Mad River Glen's iconic Single Chair.
The significant historic qualities of the ski area are reinforced by the MRG Cooperative's conservation-centered mission "to preserve and protect the forest and mountain ecosystem of General Stark Mountain in order to provide skiing and other recreational access, and to maintain the unique character of the ski area for present and future generations."
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Over the Christmas holiday hit up some of Vermont's best natural terrain and apres ski events, like the legendary Magic New Year's Eve Party and Fireworks show!
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Mount Snow Resort
The inaugural Founders Day celebration will take place on Wednesday, December 12 with $12 advance purchase lift tickets. Family Holiday Week at Mount Snow is loaded with activities and events including a Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Extravagnaza on Friday, December 28 and on Monday, December 31 the first Grommet Jam event kids age 12 and under will take place.
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Okemo Mountain Resort
HO HO HOKEMO! From drumsticks to dance parties, Okemo Mountain Resort has a chock-o-block holiday season in store for family members of all ages. Skiers and riders who donate to Okemo's Cares and Shares Food Drive on Dec. 15 will be rewarded with discounted lift tickets for the day.
Santa arrives at Jackson Gore in a convoy of groomers on Dec. 22, and he returns to take a few runs when his work is done on Christmas Day. The vacation week will be filled with family events for all ages: a scavenger hunt, fireworks, a torchlight parade, an ice skating party and a visit from the Nature Museum at Grafton. Finally, Okemo rings in the New Year with its annual Family New Year's Eve. An evening of fun events and activities culminates with a DJ dance party and spectacular fireworks display.
More Information: Okemo Mountain Resort or Call (802) 228-1600
Smugglers' Notch Resort
Celebrating the holiday season at Smugglers' Notch Resort creates memories that will last a lifetime. Excitement builds as Santa's elves visit guest condominiums for bedtime tuck-ins and stories for young children December 19-23. Santa arrives on December 24th to greet families and receive children's final wish lists, sing carols together and enjoy sweet treats. The evening features a torchlight parade and spectacular fireworks against the backdrop of the snow-covered Green Mountains.
Restaurants in Smugglers' Resort Village entice diners with comfort foods and warming beverages after a day of winter recreation on Smugglers' three mountains. At Smugglers', 2013 is ushered in with a grand New Year's Eve Celebration featuring bonfire, fireworks, late night entertainment and dance parties, party favors and a variety of dining alternatives. The resort's Kids' Night Out program offers children ages 3-11 their own fun with dinner, games and entertainment, available until after midnight at Smugglers' kid-pleasing child care center, Treasures.
Guests staying 6 nights or more in December enjoy an additional night free. Lodging and lift packages in December start at $115 per adult per day and $85 per youth (17 and younger) per day for five to seven night stays during SuperSaver Value Weeks. Smugglers' packages please families with inclusions such as mountainside condominium lodging, daily lift tickets, snow tubing, use of the indoor pool and hot tubs and Nordic ski and snowshoe terrain, and family and adult evening entertainment.
More Information: Smugglers' Notch Resort or call 1-855-814-7325
Stowe Mountain Resort
The NEW Evolution Stowe Card is the only card you'll ever need to access Stowe Mountain Resort, with features and benefits such as;
- Hands-Free lift access and Direct to Lift capabilities.
- Reload online and save - Pay a little as $79 per day for adult tickets.
- One Card Convenience and Resort Charge Program - Link your credit or debit card to your Evolution Stowe Card for purchases all around resort.
- Stowe ByPass Program - Once enrolled, your Evolution Stowe Card can be scanned at the lift and charge your credit card at the special reload rate.
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Stratton Mountain Resort
Winter is in the air at Stratton and on the trails, thanks to a great start to snowmaking at the beginning of November. Deals, events and holiday celebrations will add to the excitement of those first ecstatic days on snow. The season of great events!
- December 15: Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa's Ride through the Village
- December 22-23: Heavy Medal Boardercross Camp, with hometown Olympians Ross Powers and Lindsey Jacobellis
- December 31: New Year's Eve Celebration and Fireworks
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Sugarbush Resort is an ideal place to carry on your holiday traditions. Nestled in the Mad River Valley, Sugarbush Resort comes alive as a winter wonderland during the holiday season. It's hard to beat a day skiing and riding at Sugarbush followed by a fireside dining experience at one of the many area restaurants.
The holiday season is a perfect time to enjoy a postcard-perfect Vermont vacation. After a great day skiing and riding take in a horse-drawn sleigh ride at a nearby farm or gather at the Valley's Festival of Lights celebration. From Christmas Eve Service to the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks on New Year's Eve, Sugarbush has a great line-up of holiday events for the entire family. Ski and Stay packages for the Holidays are available on the Sugarbush website. Availability is limited, book early for the best possible rates.
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Trapp Family Lodge
Trapp Family Lodge - A mountain resort in the European tradition by the family that inspired "The Sound of Music." A good way to truly get the most out of your winter vacation is with one of our exclusive European style packages. Each package offers accommodations in our Austrian-style Main Lodge and features our wonderful amenities. Enjoy the Bountiful Harvest Thanksgiving Package, learn facts on the von Trapp History Package or celebrate the holidays on cross country skis or snowshoes over our 100km trail network.
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