Vermont is a true winter destination and a beautiful place to live. The average ten-year snowfall here is 207 inches, meaning it’s no surprise that residents in Vermont are fully accustomed to making the most of its gorgeous winter weather.
Vermont is also an important historical place for U.S. snow sports. In 1934, the first American alpine ski tow was built here at Woodstock farm, followed by the first chair lift on Mount Mansfield in 1940. The state Vermont is also home to the first Nordic ski center, as well as holding the first ski academy.
Here are a few great reasons why Vermont is so special in winter time:
Ride the Slopes
Whether you’re on skis or a snowboard, Vermont is the perfect place to enjoy the snow slopes. There is over 6090 acres of alpine terrain, including 19 alpine ski resorts, 30 cross country touring canters, 184 snow lifts and 1209 trails. In total there are 1900 km of Nordic trails – plenty to keep you busy!
The snow sports in Vermont accommodate every level, whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced downhiller. Children are fully catered for and can enjoy the slopes too.
Hop in a Winter Sleigh
Lots of inns and farms in Vermont take you on private horse-drawn traditional sleigh rides. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sound of jingle bells as you take in the breath taking views through the hard woods, groves and open pastures.
You can request a more quiet, gentle ride or a fast-paced, more exhilarating ride. Whichever you choose, remember to take your camera for this trip.
Celebrate the New Year in Style
Vermont hosts both traditional New Year’s Eve festivals complete with fanfares and fireworks, as well as the more unconventional ways of celebrating Auld Lang Syne, such as learning to walk on fire and midnight meditations. The classical concert and midnight torch walks make the New Year something to truly remember.
Magical Festive Villages
There are many festive villages to visit, where you can snuggle up in classic inns complete with candlelit dinners and plenty of nightlife for those who still have the energy for it after a day on the slopes.
Catch a Big Fish
Every winter, anglers from near and far gather onto the frozen lakes in Vermont, seeking pan sized fish for dinner, as well as trophy-sized catches like trout and the northern pike. You can let the organisers know what kind of fish you’d like to catch and they will match you up with a waterway that holds that type of fish.
There are also the beautiful sunrises and sunsets to savour as you sit and relax on Vermont’s lakes, ponds and rivers, plus enjoy a ride on a shanty or vehicle over the ice. You cannot beat taking in the sight of the sun or the moon sparkling on the beautiful fields of snow.
We’ve talked about just a few of the many reasons to love winter in Vermont. There’s really only one way to appreciate the beauty of this place in winter, and that’s to visit it. At Pall Spera, we can help you find the perfect place to stay. Contact us now, and begin enjoying this magical winter wonderland for yourself!
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