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Blog :: 02-2012

Save on Spring Skiing in Vermont

Spring marks a variety of celebrations. From warm weather, to new growth and the signs that summer is right around the corner. For skiers, spring time in Vermont means soft turns, warm sun and thanks to Puxatawney Phil seeing his shadow, that there's still plenty more days of skiing and snowboarding to enjoy.

What better place to enjoy the sun than at Vermont's "Sun" mountain? Photo Courtesy of Bromley.

When you can ski or ride all day in a t-shirt and sunglasses, even fall  once or twice without getting cold or hurt, there's not much that can get you down. The other great part of spring skiing and snowboarding in Vermont is the late season deals and discounts on ski vacations offered by ski resorts.

Here's a few suggestions for great deals to check out for a spring ski vacation in Vermont.

The Vernal Eternal at Mount Snow

Every March the Vernal Equinox marks the arrival of spring. At Mount Snow it also marks the arrival of a great deal. The Vernal Eternal pass is an all-access pass to possibly the best six weeks of the season that are jam packed with events, music and obviously, plenty of spring skiing.

Cost: $299 - good through the end of the season.

Spring Loaded at Bromley Mountain

It's not every day you can buy a lift ticket that comes pre-loaded with four days of skiing on it. Not to mention it can be reloaded endlessly through the end of the season. Best yet, if you don't get to use all the days before the snow melts, just use them to spring into the next ski season and use your remaining loaded days until December 21. A two-for-one season closer and opener. Now that's a bargain.

Cost: $99, all ages. Includes 4-days. Reload with 4 additional days for $99. Good until December 21, 2012.

The X2 at Stratton Mountain

How about a cheap season pass that pays for itself in just one visit? The X-2 Card is the pass that pays you back. Save $30 off weekdays, $20 off weekends and $10 off holidays, plus get a free day just for buying the card. Don't waste money on days you won't get to use and never pay full price any day of your ski vacation.

Cost: $89 includes one free day and discounts for every day.

All this spring skiing and sun is sure to wear you out. Luckily we have a wide selection of short-term vacation rentals just a short drive from the sunny slopes.


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    2012 Winter Brewers Festival at Mount Snow

    MARCH 20 UPDATE: The 2012 Mount Snow Winter Brewfest has been cancelled due to lack of snow.

    Mt Snow Brewfest 2012, winter edition, is coming. Get your drinkin' arm in shape.

    Officially titled the Winter Brewers Festival, this is the smaller, less raucous version of the summertime brewfest. But rest assured, the list of craft beers on tap is just as tantalizing. And the early April setting is almost always sunny and warm... a perfect way to end the ski season.

    Mt Snow Brewfest 2012 (Winter Edition) WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2012. Noon to 5pm. WHERE: Mount Snow base area, West Dover, Vermont.

    About a dozen breweries, from Maine to Pennsylvania, will be pouring beer and hard cider. Beer aficionados come for the rare brews that are on tap, while more casual drinkers will appreciate old stand bys like Budweiser. Everyone gets a free 2012 Brewfest pint glass with admission.

    What's going to be on tap? Glad you asked...

    Mt Snow Brewfest 2012 Beer/Brewery List Allagash Anheiser Busch Berkshire Brewing Co Brooklyn Brewery Dogfish Head Harpoon Long Trail Magic Hat Northshire Brewery Old Burnside Brewing Otter Creek Red Hook Rock Art Shocktop Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Smuttynose Brewing Co Victory Woodchuck Ciders

    April 7 is also the date for the Mount Snow Glade-iator, an off-the-wall event held on Mount Snow's North Face. Skiers and riders test their skills, and their tolerance for pain, on the double black diamond trail Ripcord. Crashes are plentiful, and it's always a good time for spectators.

    The 2011 summer brewfest, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, was cancelled due to Hurriacane Irene's damage in the area. So this is the first brewfest at Mount Snow since last year's winter edition.

    If you're looking for Mt Snow area lodging during the event, we have plenty of short term vacation rentals available here at Chimney Hill (about a 10-minute drive from the brewfest area).

    Drink responsibly, and have a blast.

    • P.O. BOX 415, 9 Haystack Road, Wilmington VT 05363