Spring means longer days, soft snow, and tons of great events as we bring another winter season to a close. We’ve pulled together a list of a few of the fun, family-friendly spring events hitting the slopes of Vermont this spring.

Marchdi Gras Stratton
Marchdi Gras at Stratton

Stratton Marchdi Gras

March 26, 2022

Ring in Spring at Marchdi Gras! Every year Stratton Mountain turns their village into a block party with live music, specialty food, and fun activities in the village. In past years activities have included face painting, a parade, and entertainment provided by circus performers.

Learn more: www.stratton.com

Mount Snow Duct Tape Derby
Mount Snow Duct Tape Derby

Mount Snow Duct Tape Derby

March 27, 2022

Get your kiddos creative juices flowing and inspire their inner MacGyver to create a craft made exclusively of cardboard, duct tape, zip ties, and paint. Bring your cardboard construction up to Mount Snow on March 27 and take it for a ride! Awards will be given out for best slider, most creative, best kids only sled, and judges choice.

Learn more: www.mountsnow.com

Sugarbush snow dance
Sugarbush Blizzard Boogie

Sugarbush Blizzard Boogie

April 2, 2022

Bring the family out for a courtyard dance party at Sugarbush. DJ Patrick Quimby will be playing family-friendly hits to get little feet (and big ones too!) moving and grooving in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard. Hot cider and s’mores will be served by the fire pits at this free celebration of the season.

Learn more: www.sugarbush.com

Sugar Slalom Stowe
Stowe Sugar Slalom

Stowe Sugar Slalom

April 2-3, 2022

On April 2 and 3, the Sugar Slalom returns to Stowe. The annual race, which has been taking place since 1939, brings hundreds of racers (many in costume!) to the slopes of Stowe for the annual race. This annual race celebrates the arrival of spring in the most Vermont way possible, with maple syrup on snow at the finish line. A great spectator event for the whole family with live music and barbecue at the finish line.

Learn more: www.stowe.com

Getting extreme at Smuggs
Getting extreme at Smuggs, Vermont

Smugglers Notch Friendly Freeski Challenge

April 3, 2022

Are your little rippers constantly dragging you down the steeps and through the trees? Are they dreaming of big mountain skiing and riding? Smugglers Notch and the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association are hosting a FRIENDLY Freeski Challenge on April 3rd for athletes under 18 who are new to freeride and interested in trying it out. This event is a great opportunity for young athletes to dip a boot in the snow of freeski competition.

Learn more: www.smuggs.com

Jay Peak Tailgate
Tailgating at Jay Peak

Jay Peak Tailgate Party

April 23, 2022

The season isn’t over until the annual tailgate party at Jay Peak. The mountain blocks off a portion of the Stateside parking lot for tailgaters to come show their stuff and participate in the annual tailgate cookoff where judges search out the best dish, best presentation, best dessert, and tailgate champs. Live music rounds out a day of turns, snacks, and community.

Learn more: jaypeakresort.com

Pond Skimming at Sugarbush
Pond Skimming at Vermont Resort (Sugarbush pictured)

Pond Skim

No spring event roundup would be complete without the traditional pond skim. Resorts across the state will be hosting this annual rite of spring. Not daring enough to see if you sink, or swim? Pond skims are an excellent spectator event for the whole family!

Burke Mountain, March 26

Mount Snow, March 26

Smugglers Notch, April 2

Stratton Mountain, April 2

Sugarbush Resort, April 9

Jay Peak, April 16




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