Travel Series: Mount Snow, Vermont
In the two months of its existence, The Daily Croissant has given the great mountain state of Vermont a lot of love, and with good reason. From the ski resorts, the log cabins, great wooded trails, and country living; there’s so much to love about this tiny state.
Truth is we are urban dwellers, true masochists who love the hustle and bustle of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area. But theres nothing like being able to hop in the car, drive up I91 for three hours and end up in a place where time slows down, the air breathes cleaner and the stars shine bright above.
So when my friend Dominique suggested a ski/snowboard trip to Mount Snow a few weeks back, there was no hesitation on my part. Another friend, Natalii joined us for the drive up on a Friday afternoon.
Stay: When visiting Vermont I highly recommend that you make good use of AirBnb. Lodging with AirBnb provides the opportunity to experience life in rural America. We were able to secure an apartment rental on short notice about twenty minutes from the resort. It was an inviting two bedroom with wood floors and rustic decor. We had full access to a kitchen though we did not end up cooking that evening. I find that AirBnb prices are quite reasonable in Vermont and you end up in a more inviting environment than what a motel or bed and breakfast can offer.
Do: Mount Snow is the biggest resort in southern Vermont. It offers a wide variety of runs for novices as well as experts. There’s a terrain park as well as snow tubing for those who don’t ski or snowboard. A word of warning; lift lines can become quite congested, especially on holiday weekends. Unfortunately après ski activities seemed a bit limited to me particularly when compared with what Stratton Mountain has to offer.
Eat: There’s plenty of food options though the highlight has to be The Vermont Country Deli. The main deli is located in Brattleboro but they have an outpost located at the base of Mount Snow. Try the bacon and kale macaroni and cheese. Yo won’t be disappointed!
Dominique, Natalii and I had a great time at Mount Snow. We experienced a bluebird day on the slopes with unseasonably warm temperatures. Unusual but it felt good not to get so bundled up!
Plenty of runs, food options and the proximity to the Tri-State makes Mount Snow a great getaway spot for a weekend of fun.
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