Vermont Business Magazine The weather has been kind to Vermont’s ski resorts and trails this March, with 6-12 inches of snow expected to reach the state and more snow in the long-range forecast. The heavy snowfall, combined with an ongoing stretch of consistent weather, will ensure that conditions for skiing, riding, and other winter sports will be excellent this spring. Vermont ski resorts are celebrating the March 8th snowstorm with weekend events that celebrate winter, family, and Vermont’s outdoor recreation lifestyle. The recent snowfall has made for fantastic trail conditions that will compliment all of this weekend’s events.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott is urging regional winter enthusiasts to take advantage of the storm and enjoy this weekends conditions and scheduled events.
“As we start winding down the winter season, our opportunities to enjoy skiing and riding are numbered,” said Scott, “So, I encourage all to take advantage of this fresh snowfall, and enjoy the snowstorm conditions in Vermont this weekend.”
Scott also urged all visitors and Vermonters to stay safe on roadways and follow all travel and trail advisories during the storm.
For updates on the trail conditions at Vermont’s alpine and Nordic skiing destinations, please visit the Ski Vermont website for daily conditions. People seeking passes and more information on snowmobiling in Vermont can visit the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) website.
The Vermont Open
March 9, Stratton Resort
THE 2018 VERMONT OPEN SNOWBOARD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL. A celebration of the beginning of snowboarding and its progression, the 6th Annual Vermont Open is truly open. This event invites snowboarders of all ages to come together to ride, party, enjoy the snow and compete for a prize purse of over $20,000.
March 10, Sugarbush Resort
Expert skiers and riders are invited to charge the cliffs and drops of Sugarbush’s toughest terrain in the 21st Annual Castlerock Extreme.
Annual Ian Muller Rail Jam
March 10, Burke Mountain
Join Burke Mountain, Lyndon State College (LSC) and the NEK Veterans’ Summit in honoring the life and legacy of Cpl. Ian Muller, former LSC students, Burke ski instructor and beloved NEK community member. On Saturday, March 10, we’re proud to host a daylong silent auction and rail jam, all to benefit the Ian Muller Scholarship Fund. Competition starts at 12pm, awards at 5pm in the Tamarack Pub and Grill at Burke’s Sherburne Base Lodge.
March 10, Stratton Resort
With 12 years of touring behind them, the Vermont-based rock band Twiddle, comprised of Zdenek Gubb on bass and vocals, Ryan Dempsey on keyboards and vocals, Mihali Savoulidis on guitar and lead vocals, and Brook Jordan on percussion and vocals, has built a strong touring resume including Red Rocks Amphitheater, Bonnaroo, and sellouts of historic rock clubs all over the country.
Ski for MS
March 10, Pico Mountain
SKI for MS is a one-day community skiing fundraiser benefiting people with multiple sclerosis. We bring people together at Pico and many other ski areas across the country to help people with MS and their families thrive!
March 10, Bromley Mountain
Join us for this free, fun race event for all ages and abilities – come out and watch or get in on the action yourself; this is your last chance to qualify for the national championships.
For more events visit www.VermontVacation.com/events
Source: VT Dept of Tourism 3.8.2018