People ask us about things to do near Jeffersonville and Stowe Vermont.

Here is our ever-changing list!

Friday 1/27 – Sunday 1/29: Winterfest 2017! All events take place in Jeffersonville and Cambridge. To find out more click HERE.

Sunday 1/29: 1st Annual Slow Poker Run. As part of Winterfest 2017, Sterling Ridge is hosting a 1.5 mile walk, snowshoe or cross country ski where participants must go to 5 checkpoints and take a card that is enclosed in an envelope. Players with high hands will receive a prize! Entry fee: FREE.

Saturday 2/11 & Sunday 2/12: Wine & Chocolate Weekend, presented by Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits. 10 am – 5 pm sample wine and chocolate pairings, cocktail tastings, chocolate samplings from Snowflake Chocolates and Stir Chocolates and more.

Saturday 2/11 & Tuesday 2/14: Wine & Cheese Fondue Dinner. From 5 pm – 7 pm spend a romantic night with Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits. This special offering is reservation only, please call 802-644-8151 or email info@boydenvalley.com.

Thursday 2/23: FamilyFun Magazine Winter Carnival FamilyFun Magazine teams up with Smugglers’ for this special Winter Carnival on our Village Green featuring music and live entertainment plus face painting, games, a bonfire, giveaways and an outdoor barbeque. The festivities begin at 2:30 pm! Bonfire, torchlight parade and fireworks at 8:00 pm.


Sunday 3/5: Extreme Skiing Challenge.  Junior and adult freeskiers show their stuff on some of the most difficult terrain Smugglers’ Notch has to offer! The course is planned for the Madonna headwall, an ungroomed steep with a double fall line descent filled with cliffs, bumps, trees, chutes, and stumps. Spectators and contestants welcome.

Friday 3/10 – Sunday 3/12: 22nd annual Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend Join a warming swarm of raucous revelers in Burlington, Vermont for a weekend of bountiful bacchanalia and splendiferous philanthropy! All events over Mardi Gras weekend will serve to bring awareness and support to the Vermont Foodbank. Over the years, Magic Hat Mardi Gras weekend has raised more than $250,000 for the Vermont community! The icy avenues of downtown Burlington will momentarily melt to accommodate all comers, new and old, from here and afar. The Magic Hat Mardi Gras spreads its warming arms over three full days, and we urge you to come and experience everything Mardi Gras and Burlington have to offer.

Saturday 3/11: 5th Annual Molly Fund Benefit Rail Jam. This event is for the Molly Rowlee Fund, which supports families with children undergoing treatment for cancer. The good times include music, giveaways, and a raffle. Event is at Smugglers Notch Ski Area, registration starts at 9:00 am at the Yurt in the parking lot 1, the Jam starts in the Zone Terrain Park at 11:00 am!

Saturday 3/25 & Sunday 3/26: Maple Open House Weekend. Enjoy all things maple and visit an operational Vermont sugar house. For more information, visit vermontmaple.org.

Saturday 4/1: 22nd Annual BrewFest Enjoy samples from a variety of Vermont and regional craft brews as well as traditional favorites. This BrewFest showcases our biggest line-up ever with over 40 samples! Sip and savor brews from Goose Island, Blue Point, Long Trail, Harpoon, Sierra Nevada, Shed, Otter Creek, Switchback, Sam Adams, 14th Star, Zero Gravity, Queen City, Crazy Mountain, Narragansett, Magic Hat, Traveler and Shock Top breweries. You’ll also enjoy delicious hard ciders from Citizen Cider, Angry Orchard, Woodchuck and Boyden Valley. At Smugglers Notch Resort in the Meeting House from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm and sample the finest in Vermont and regional craft beers and ciders. Tickets are available at the door; $20 entry includes 8 samples and souvenir glass. 21 and older, please.

Saturday 4/15: 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Sterling Ridge Log Cabins. More info to come.

Friday 4/28 – Sunday 4/29: 51st Vermont Maple Festival in St. Albans. This weekend event is sure to satisfy your Vermont maple sweet tooth. Music, food, games and more. vtmaplefestival.org