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Blog :: 03-2014

5 Things to Do After Tough Mudder New England at Mount Snow

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Aggression. Strength. Endurance. Speed. And maybe a touch of madness. These are the qualities of a Tough Mudder. If you count yourself among that elite group of athletes, there's no better place to prove your skills than at Tough Mudder New England on the slopes of Mount Snow. But the fun doesn't have to stop once you've washed the mud out of your shoes (and hair, and clothes...). We've put together some of our favorite post-race activities for you to enjoy after you earn your headband at the finish line.Tough Mudder New England

Grab a Beer

We know, everyone who finishes gets a glass of ice-cold beer once they cross the line. But if you'd like to enjoy a cold brew without mud in your shorts, you'll have to find one yourself. There are plenty of places nearby to enjoy a great glass of beer, but our favorite has to be Whetstone Station in nearby Brattleboro. With excellent, house-brewed craft beer and a down-to-earth atmosphere, you and your fellow racers will definitely enjoy your night.

Get a Tattoo

If you're a Tough Mudder racer, pain obviously doesn't bother you much. So why not endure just a little more to commemorate your achievement permanently? Some Tough Mudder events have a tattoo artist right at the finish line, who will ink you with the Tough Mudder logo, and there are several tattoo parlors close to Mount Snow, including Body Blend Studio. The studio's four experienced artists will create any image you wish, and you can even purchase custom-made tattoo machines, if you're into that kind of thing.

Fill 'er Up

Completing Tough Mudder New England isn't an easy task. After you're finished, you'll probably be sore, tired, and most of all, hungry. Lucky for you, there are lots of great restaurants just a short drive from the finish line. Take a look at our own guide to Wilmington restaurants without spending a lot of money - we're sure you'll find something to satisfy your stomach and your budget. Tough Mudder New England

Take a Load Off

Sore muscles got you down? Relax at the NatureSpa at Mount Snow for a few hours, and you'll be ready to run the whole course again (er... maybe). Full-body massages, skin wraps, yoga therapy and more will have your body back in perfect condition in no time. No matter how tough you are on the course, you're sure to enjoy a trip to the NatureSpa.

Get some Rest

Of course, the number one thing you'll really want to do after finishing Tough Mudder New England is get some sleep. The best place to do just that? Your own Vermont Tough Mudder rental house in Chimney Hill. You'll be able to relax in comfort, wake up to a fresh-cooked breakfast from your own kitchen, and even take a refreshing dip in the Clubhouse Pool. Is there a better way to restore yourself after laying it all out on the course? Yeah, we couldn't think of one either.

Ski Into Spring to the Sounds of Reggaefest at Mount Snow!

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Spring might seem like the time of budding flowers and cute little animals, but if you're like us you'll gladly trade those for some exciting spring snow sports, cold brews, and kickin' jams. And that's exactly what to expect at Mount Snow this spring. Mount Snow's Reggaefest, a music fest with a healthy dose of spring skiing, will soon return for another weekend of good tunes and good times.Spring skiing in Vermont

For fans of live music, spring, sunsine and snowsports, Reggaefest is a winning combination.The annual Mount Snow reggae festival includes some excellent acts this year, including Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Midnite, and Passafire. If you go, you can also test your mettle at the Bud Light Sink or Swim, a pond-skimming competition across a 100-foot frozen pond, and the annual Duct Tape Derby - think soapbox derby, but with duct tape, cardboard sleds, and lots of snow.

There are plenty of other things to entertain you at Mount Snow, including some of the best spring skiing and snowboarding in the region. Spring also means shorter lines and less crowded slopes - if you ask Mount Snow regulars, it might just be the best time of the year to ski.

What if reggae isn't your scene? That's OK! The Mount Snow reggae festival isn't the only spring attraction on the slopes. If you're less about the music and more about the cool libations that often accompany it, you might enjoy the Winter Brewers Festival instead. Following the weekend after Reggaefest, the Mount Snow Brewers Fest features twenty breweries pouring more than 40 different beers alongside live music and that same great skiing. Attendees can order online ahead of time for a discount, or buy their tickets with a lift ticket at the window.Mount Snow Brew Fest

After you've had your fill of festivals, you'll find plenty else to do in the Mount Snow area. Look for tasty, yet inexpensive restaurants in Wilmington, or do some shopping, snowshoeing or hiking -- Mount Snow's central location means that nothing is too far away.

For a place to recharge your batteries and get your groove back before another day of reggae and craft brews, take a look at these spring rental homes. Featuring tons of space and far more amenities than a standard hotel, we guarantee you'll be ready to jam by morning.


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    I have an art maker. We go through so much paper, I have to buy it by the box at Costco and it only lasts a few mhonts. There is paper everywhere, full of drawings, in my daughter's room, in our playroom and all about the house. When she paints a picture, she paints 20 pictures. I am constantly amazed by her skill and attention to detail, as you are with Alex. I am fairly certain this is what an artist's childhood looks like.
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