Six more reasons to be thankful

In addition to lifts turning at nine Vermont resorts, you’ll find plenty of other reasons to be extra thankful this week. After claiming the first turns of the season, celebrate with family and friends. The next morning, work off that extra piece of pumpkin pie with a hill climb to the summit.

11/26 Thanksgiving Dinner at Okemo’s Coleman Brook Tavern, Ludlow, Vt.

A Thanksgiving buffet with all the traditional fixings prepared by Executive Chef Scot Emerson and his culinary team. Served from 3 to 8 p.m.

11/26 5th Annual Killington Turkey Trot, Jax Food & Games, Killington, Vt.

Killington hosts a run for local charities and organizations. Run includes raffle prizes, live music and an open bar.

11/26 Vermont Country Thanksgiving at Sugarbush, Warren, Vt.

Timbers Restaurant hosts a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, served between 2 and 7 p.m.

11/27 Turkey Hill Hangover Climb, Dover, Vt.

Mount Snow hosts a free post-Thanksgiving hill climb race to the top of the mountain.

11/27 Annual Gobble Gobble Wobble 5K at Stratton, Stratton, Vt.

Stratton hosts a 5K run through the resort after Thanksgiving.

11/28 Okemo Trot it off 5K, Ludlow, Vt.

Okemo hosts a post-Thanksgiving 5K in the Okemo base area.