Winter has arrived in Vermont! We had our first big storm this week with many areas reporting 12-14” (or more.) Winter sports enthusiast are thrilled. And even those of us who would rather sip hot chocolate and look at the scenery, love the beauty of the snow-covered trees. Here’s what our Snow Spotters from around the state have to report.
Laura Malieswski of Burke Area Chamber of Commerce reports, “Burke got about a foot of snow and a few inches more at Burke Mountain. Kingdom Trails Nordic Center is also open now and offers groomed trails for fat-biking, Nordic Skiing, and snowshoeing. There are lots of events at Burke Mountain for the holiday week including sledding, kids movie nights and a visit from Santa. The photos are from our annual Christmas Tree Display on the Village Green. Local schools and businesses ‘adopt’ a tree and decorate it. We just had our Tree Lighting Celebration and each winner got $100 to the charity of their choice.”
Jessica from Sterling Ridge Resort in Jeffersonville near Smugglers’ Notch reports, “Up to 10” of fresh snow have fallen here at Sterling Ridge Resort to make for a fun winter getaway. This weekend Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits presents their Ice Wine and Cocktails event 12/16 & 12/17.”
Photos sent by Mike Chait at Smugglers’ Notch tell the whole story. (Photos taken by Hugh Johnson.)
Patty from the Inn at Long Trail in Killington reports, “Nothing like a nice thick bannister top to show all the snow we got here in Killington on Tuesday & Wednesday, over 16 inches! Visit our website or call us at 800-325-2540 for pre-Christmas getaway specials to enjoy Mother Nature’s Bounty!”
And here’s a picture of Bill Vines’ snow stake at the Birch Ridge Inn in Killington.
Even southern Vermont got a good coating of the white stuff. Robin from the Manchester View tells us, “Glistening snow has fallen and our warm and inviting fireplaces are lit. The fluffy white powder has coated the Bromley, Stratton and Magic Mountains, and all winter activities are in full swing. Today it’s seasonably cold with freshly falling snow. After a day of frolicking in the snow, get cozy by your in-room wood-burning or gas fireplace at the Manchester View. And there’s still some availability at ‘The View’ for the holidays. Our decorated tree adorns our welcoming office; come celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve with us!”
And, finally, here’s the scene outside my windows in Woodford, Vermont. Simply magnificent.