Spring Skiing

The days are getting longer, which means that skiers and riders are getting more turns in before the sun goes down. With warmer days and cooler nights, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get a ski-tan.

Our view of Mount Ellen, from Vermont Bed and Breakfast at Russell Young Farm.

Our view of Mount Ellen, from Vermont Bed and Breakfast at Russell Young Farm.

With this in mind, we are happy to share this update from VT Ski and Ride, who has generously rounded up events for this weekend:

Don’t let the warm weather fool you—Vermonters are enjoying some spring skiing. On Wednesday, Magic Mountain had an impromptu beach bash with a grill, drinks and t-shirts on the slopes, Sugarbush tweeted about sweet, soft turns and Jay celebrated the vitamin D.  There’s more to come this weekend. Here are the events to head to.

23-24 | Middlebury Winter Carnival at the Snowbowl

At Rikert Nordic Center, watch NCAA cross-country ski racers go head-to-head. Up the road, the Middlebury Snowbowl hosts NCA ski racing. Plus, don’t miss the bonfire, olympics, ice show and carnival ball.

24 | Winterfest & Magic Olympics, Magic Mountain

Magic hosts its own version of the Olympics, with competitions, a silent auction, buffet dinner, torchlight parade, fireworks and live music.

Feb 24: Smuggler’s Notch 2nd Annual Snowshoe Festival

Free admission, free demos, guided treks and activities for all levels, plus food and drink!

24-25 | 33rd Annual Kåre Andersen Telemark Festival, Bromley

Ski with some of the East’s best teleskiers in this two-day festival, chock-full of clinics and free-heel camaraderie, with a classic race on Sunday.

25 | Stowe Derby, Stowe

Participate in or cheer on racers as they ski from the top of the Mountain Road, down to the Stowe bike path and finish in the center of town. Race is open to fat bikes as well. (Due to inclement weather, the Stowe Derby may be canceled. Check VT Ski + Ride’s Facebook page midday tomorrow, when the race organizers will know for sure.)

We have rooms available for guests who are looking to make the most of the ski weekend at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast.

Happy trails!

-Carin McCarthy