It’s hard to believe that February is almost over, and Sunday is the first of March! Will it come in like a lamb or a lion this year? A look ahead shows somewhat “lion-like” weather, starting off cold and warming to more spring-like temperatures by the end of the month, but we’ll just have to wait and see what Mother Nature gives us.
Like alpine skiing or snowboarding? Many of the mountains are operating at peak conditions right now. Whether you ski southern Vermont at Stratton, or head further north to Smugglers’ Notch, you will not be disappointed.
Those who prefer natural snow over the groomed slopes will love cross country skiing in Vermont. Whether you visit a designated cross country ski area or simply take advantage of the snow in state & local parks, you are bound to enjoy the day outdoors with moderate March temperatures.
Another group of snow enthusiasts are the snowmobilers, who enjoy a good base of natural snow and a trip through the woods. Never tried the sport? Resorts like Smugglers’ Notch offer evening snowmobile tours. Give it a try!
Some areas offer snow-tubing for the kids (big and small). Check out the Coca-Cola Tube Park at Stratton, or go tubing at Magic Mountain in Southern Vermont. Many resorts also offer a host of other activities for the kids, like indoor game rooms, ski or snowboard lessons, and even babysitting (so Mom & Dad can have some adult time).
Another fun winter activity is fat biking. These bikes have extra wide tires to handle biking through snow. Rentals are available at many locations throughout the state. Check with your chosen resort during your Vermont vacation!
And those are just a few of the activities you can try in March.
The 2020 Vermont Maple Open House is the weekend of March 21-22, but all month long you can see smoke tendrils and detect the sweet smell of sap being boiled down to syrup. Dutton Farmstand in Manchester is especially convenient to find and watch the syrup being made. (Be sure to have a Maple Creemie while you’re there).
Naturally, there are always museums to explore, all kinds of shopping opportunities, and restaurants galore. Just because the calendar says March, and the weather is getting spring-like where you live, don’t forget that it’s still winter in Vermont. Come visit and take advantage of all these wonderful activities.
This article was originally posted on 02/26/2019, and was updated on 02/24/2020.