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It’s Winter in Vermont … and the Skiing is Great!

by Linda Warner

Winter was slow to arrive in Vermont this year.  December temperatures were above average, but January has finally turned things around.  Temperatures are now seasonably cold and perfect for snow-making.  Plus Mother Nature dropped a few inches over the weekend with more predicted for later this week.

According to the Ski and Snow Report, the Stowe/Smuggler’s Notch area is groomed and ready with conditions only expected to get better as snow-making continues.  With a choice of Ski and Stay Specials available, why wait any longer?

SmuggsAt Smuggler’s Notch Resort,  January is Super Saver Month.  You enjoy the lowest rates of the winter season when you choose from one of the Club Smugglers’ Packages.  The Basic Package provides accommodations as well as child and adult lift tickets plus the amenities of the resort like the indoor heated pool, FunZone for kids, snow tubing, cross country and snowshoe trails, and more.  Other packages also include free or discounted lessons and children’s programs.  You save up to 50% over paying for these inclusions separately.

TopnotchAt Topnotch Resort at Stowe, ski and stay rates start at $365 (based upon double occupancy) and include overnight accommodations and one lift ticket to Stowe Ski Resort per adult for each night booked.   Stay longer and receive an even better deal.  Book 3 nights and receive 25% off best available rate.  For 5 nights, get 30% off the best available rate and 7 nights or more receives 35% off best available rate.

StoweflakeStay two nights or longer midweek at Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa at Stowe from just $309 per room per night (up to 2 people).   Not only do you receive premier accommodations, but you also get two Stowe Ski Area Day Ski Tickets and two 50-minute spa treatments.  All other hotel amenities are also available including access to cross country and snowshoe trails, indoor amenities including the Sports and Wellness Center, squash/racquetball court, indoor pool and Jacuzzi.  Afternoon tea and cookies and fireside après ski hors d’oeuvres are also included.

GrMtInnFor a getaway offering the perfect blend of historic elegance and modern comfort, choose The Green Mountain Inn on Main Street in the heart of Stowe.  Select from charmingly decorated rooms to luxury suites.  Ski and stay specials at the Green Mountain Inn start as low as $137 per person, per day (based upon double occupancy) and include a 1-day lift ticket to Stowe Mountain Resort.

FieldGuideCentrally located in the heart of Stowe, the Field Guide is one of Vermont’s newest boutique hotels.  Simply add $245 to any room rate to get two adult single-day lift tickets to Stowe Mountain Resort, a welcome basket of Vermont goodies from Commodities Natural Market, and a complimentary après ski wine flight and snack from Cork Wine Bar & Market.

For additional lodging selections in the Stowe area, go to   For lodging at ski areas in other parts of the state, check out Winter Ski Resorts on

For more information on these ski and stay specials, go to:

Smuggler’s Notch
Topnotch Resort
Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa
The Green Mountain Inn
Field Guide

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