Vermont Ski Resorts Are Better Than Ever With These Updates
Exceptional service, strategic improvements, and enhanced infrastructure create an experience that gets better and better each year at most VT ski resorts, and winter 2020 is no exception.
Check out what’s new at Vermont Ski resorts in winter 2020.
Here is our roundup of new features at 6 resorts we love:
Stratton Mountain Resort: Beginner Trail and Snow Quality Upgrades
Stratton’s Snow Bowl Express line integrated the resort’s lift system into a larger variety of terrain, making it possible for families with skiers and riders of various levels to each experience the perfect run while having the peace of mind offered that a common meeting place offers.
Perfect for beginners and pros alike, Stratton is among many of Vermont’s resorts hosting world-class events; you can catch some air of your own (or just watch!) at the 8th Annual Vermont Open Snowboard and music festival, March 13 – 15, where snowboarders of all ages come together to have a great time while competing for a prize purse of over $20,000.
Okemo Mountain Resort: Connect to Farming and Vermont Flavors
Rustic Vermont rules at Okemo with the re-envisioning of the Summit Lodge and mid-mountain Sugar House Lodge – sweet!
At the Summit, barn doors and exposed stone connect skiers and riders to Vermont’s farming heritage. Local food and beverage options feature Vermont apple and maple BBQ, along with local craft brews and house-made signature cocktails.
On the slopes, families can now learn together with full and half-day group lessons.
The mountain is also included in Vail’s Epic Day Pass, which allows access to Okemo – and vice versa – by Vail-owned resorts’ growing family of skiers and riders.
Stowe Mountain Resort: A Taste of Vermont
Vermont’s classic luxe resort (with a longstanding euro flair) launches the Maple Waffle Café this winter in the summit shelter and expands the menu for the second season of the WhistlePig Spirits Pavilion in the Village at Spruce Peak.
The Cafe takes breakfast to new heights while live music and small plates accompany local rye and whiskey cocktails at the Pavilion.
photo by Killington Resort
Killington Mountain: Growing the Beast
There’s no doubt that “The Beast” earns its reputation as the largest mountain in Eastern North America, coming off another year of inspiring international Women’s World Cup competition in November.
Last year, Killington improved the Woodward Peace Park, installed a new Snowdon Six Express bubble life, established RFID ticketing and improved the Express Gondola.
This winter Killington pours its resources into the new state-of-the-art K1 Base Lodge. It won’t be opening until autumn 2020, but you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the massive project from the surrounding lifts and gondola.
Sugarbush: Dining and Apres-Ski
Apres-ski is an art at Sugarbush, with improvements to the Lincoln Peak Courtyard that include new firepits, as well as, fresh cobblestones just steps away from Castlerock Pub and the retro-motif Wunderbar.
The newly launched Rumble’s Bistro and Bar (named after the resort’s late Saint Bernard mascot – a gracious host who loved food and adventure!) has a new lead culinary team, Stephane Ohayon, Vice President of Food & Beverage, and Executive Chef Vanessa Davis.
Ohayon owned restaurants in Breckenridge, Seattle and the Dominican Republic; Davis returns to Sugarbush after ten years in other restaurants in Vermont and New Hampshire. Sugarbush insiders with recognize Rumble’s as the former Timbers restaurant.
Jay Peak: Girl Power and the Tremendous Tram
It’s all about girl power at Jay, where gals ages seven to 12 develop intermediate and advanced skills at Chickadees Girls Camp. The 11-week session pairs growing girls with expert women skiers and riders for skill stomping in the park, navigating the trees and plunging though perfect powder on the slope. It’s confidence-boosting mentoring that will leave each chickadee more fierce by spring’s snowmelt!
In addition, on the heels of a $20 million construction project in 2017 that added a movie theater and outdoor turf fields to Jay’s famous Pump House Waterpark and Ice Center, this year the famous Jay Peak Tram got some TLC.
The tram saw a comprehensive overhaul from cables to carriages, replacement tower arms to new electronic systems for safety and communication.
Always invested in showing you a great time, there’s no doubt that Vermont’s beautiful winter resorts are a blast.
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