People ask us about things to do near Jeffersonville and Stowe Vermont.
Here is our ever-changing list!
Sunday, 2/8: 14th Annual Northern Vermont Snowshoe Race and Family Snowshoe Festival, TSL Snowshoes present this exciting day of treks, walks and races on snowshoes. There’s something for everyone: a 1/2K kids’ fun run, a 4K fun run/walk, and an 8K race that is a qualifier for the 2015 US Snowshoe Association National Championship. Smuggs’ Nordic Center.
Saturday, 2/14 & Sunday 2/15: Wine & Chocolate Weekend at the Boyden Winery. On this special weekend, Boyden Winery will be featuring a new Vermont chocolate company, STiR Chocolates, featuring decadent and beautiful confections with inspired fillings infused with the local flavors of Boyden Valley’s wines and spirits. Meet the chocolatier and enjoy chocolate crafting demonstrations throughout the day, plus preselected wine and chocolate pairing samples. Free tours of the winery will be held at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Wine tastings available all day for $10. STiR Chocolates available for purchase. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Boyden Valley Winery in Cambridge.
Saturday, 2/21: Gravity Control Slopestyle Event. High banked turns, rollers, and kickers are going to test every participant’s skill levels to win big at this event! Win some great cash prizes. Registration from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at The Zone Terrain Park at Smuggs’ and the event starts at 12:00 noon.
Sunday, 2/22: The Stowe Derby. Meet at the Mt. Mansfield Toll Road in Stowe and challenge your Nordic skiing to one of the oldest downhill/cross-country ski race in North America! Participants ski through 20km of challenging terrain, racing down Mt. Mansfield’s Toll Road and along the entire length of the Stowe Recreation Path before reaching the finish in the village of Stowe. For more information please visit www.stowederby.com
Sunday, March 8: Extreme Skiing Challenge. As the competitors run the course on the headwall from just below Catwalk to just above Madonna mid-station, the best seats in the house for watching the excitement will be on the Madonna summit lift. Spectators also can view from a roped off area at the Red Fox Glades near the finish area at the base of the Madonna headwall, easily accessed from mid-station.
Saturday, 3/14: 5th Annual Molly Rowlee Benefit Rail Jam. The cost to participate is $25. Register from noon to 1:00 pm at the yurt in parking lot #1 of Smuggs’. The event begins at 2:00 pm in the Zone. Information about the Molly Fund can be found online at www.mollyrowlee.org.
Saturday, 3/28 & Sunday 3/29: 10th Annual Maple Open House Weekend. Celebrate the sweet taste of maple syrup during this annual event when sugarmakers open their doors to visitors with tours and an array of maple products for sale. For a listing of open sugarhouses all around the state visit vermontmaple.org
Saturday, 3/28 & Sunday 3/29: Maple Sugar Festival at the Boyden Valley Winery. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at The Boyden Valley in Cambridge.
Saturday, 3/28: 20th Annual BrewFest. Sample the finest in craft beers and delicious VT hard ciders! 6 – 10 pm at The Meeting House at Smuggs’. Tickets are available at the door; $20 entry includes 8 samples and souvenir glass. 21 and older, please.
Saturday 4/4: 3rd Annual Sterling Ridge Easter Egg Hunt and Open House. Prizes for the whole family! Starts at 4 pm at Sterling Ridge Resort.
Saturday 4/4: 3rd Annual Pond Skimming Event. Starts at 12 noon at the Zone terrain park on Sterling.
Sunday, 4/5: Easter Summit Sunrise Service. A non-denominational Easter service on top of Sterling Mountain. Sterling Lift will operate 6 am – 6:30 am and again once the Easter services has ended or you can ski or snowboard down.
Friday 4/10 – Sunday 4/12: Made in Vermont Marketplace. Show featuring products made right here in Vermont. Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction.
Friday 4/24 – Sunday 4/26: 49th Annual Vermont Maple Festival. Music, food and lots more! St. Albans. For more information visit www.vtmaplefestival.org.
Saturday 4/25: 1st Annual “Sap” Poker Run at Sterling Ridge Resort. We are collecting non-perishable food items for the local food shelf. Entry fee is non-perishable food item. Hike around the Sterling Ridge trails and pick your hand! Top 3 hands win a gift… More details to come.