11 Ways to Send it Into the Weekend

From candlelit snowshoe adventures to special ski-to beer pairing dinners on a mountaintop, here’s what’s up this weekend across Vermont.

JANUARY

31 | Onion River Outdoors Snowshoe Romp, Montpelier

Join Onion River Outdoors for a candlelit snowshoe romp from Hubbard Park Old Shelter through the woods to a bonfire with hot chocolate. Bring a headlamp or flashlight. Snowshoes are available to rent and this event is free. onionriver.com

31 | Foam Beer Dinner, Sugarbush

Sign up for a special dinner paired with Foam Beer at Allyn’s Lodge, atop Gadd Peak. Skin, hike or ride the limo cat to the event and enjoy a multi-course meal and then descend via skis in the moonlight or take the snowcat to the base area for dessert and a final pairing at Rumble’s Bistro and Bar. sugarbush.com

For more Mountaintop Adventure Dinners this season, head here.

FEBRUARY

1 | Road to Ruin, Magic Mountain

A Mad Dash group downhill race from the summit to the base. “A throwback to the classic ‘80’s ski movie Hot Dog,” all on double black diamonds. No style points, no gates but a $1,000 prize purse. Great after-party. magicmtn.com

If you really want a taste of what this event is like, be sure to check out this story from our Holidays issue about the ski area’s epic comeback. 

1 | Blauvelt’s Banks in Support of P.O.W., Bolton Valley

Pro snowboarder Jake Blauvelt hosts a banked slalom event and day of celebrating all things snowboarding at Bolton Valley with all proceeds benefiting Protect Our Winters (P.O.W). boltonvalley.com

1 | Vans Hi-Standard Series, Killington

In this jam format competition, snowboarders can earn cash  by throwing challenging tricks with style and control. Prizes awarded for worst bail, most improved and MVP of the day for both men and women. killington.com

1 | Walt’s After Dark, Sugarbush

A moonlit skin or snowshoe up Mt. Ellen to the Glen House for dinner, followed by a ski or ride back. Repeats Feb. 8, 29, March 7, 14 and 21. sugarbush.com

1 | 5th Annual Snowshoe “Face Race,” Suicide Six

A 1.5-mile race up “The Face,” a black diamond, and back down Easy Mile with 600 feet of elevation gain and a post-race party at Perley’s Pourhouse. suicide6.com

1 | Intro to Trees and Bumps Telemark Clinic, Bromley

Get comfortable skiing on ungroomed and uneven snow, charging moguls or ducking into the trees. bromley.com

1 | 8th Annual Grafton Winter Carnival, Grafton

Go tubing, skiing or snowshoeing with new demo equipment from Rossignol, Dion and Nevitrek snowshoes or take a sleigh ride at Grafton Outdoor Center. Grab food and beer at the Grafton Inn. graftoninnvermont.com/grafton-trails/

1-2 | 2020 Marathon Ski Festival & National Masters Championships, Craftsbury

The American National Masters Championships, along with the 39th Annual Craftsbury Marathon, with racing distances for Nordic skiers of 33k and 50k classic on Saturday, followed by 16k & 33k freestyle marathons on Sunday. craftsbury.com

3 | No Boundaries Ski Day, Magic Mountain

No Boundaries is a nonprofit organization that works to make skiing and riding affordable to all. Ski or ride for free at Magic Mountain with live music from First Chair Travel Co., plus demos. Become a No Boundaries member to ski for free. skinoboundaries.com/free-day

Featured Photo: A skier gets some air in one of the new terrain parks at Suicide Six. Photo courtesy Suicide Six.

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