Looking for something fun to do while staying at West Hill House B&B in Vermont this winter? One of the things we love about this state is the number of activities you can participate in regardless of the time of year! We’ve gathered a list of our favorite Mad River Valley winter activities that you can enjoy when you visit us.
Snowshoeing and Sledding
Almost right out our front door, the Sugarbush Resort Golf Course has a great hill for sledding on and we’re more than happy to loan you the equipment, including some invented-in-Warren-Vermont Rocket-Sleds!
Feeling a little more adventurous? Clearwater Sports organizes snowshoeing and Rocket-Sled expeditions as well as back-country skiing . They also have snowshoe and dinner events on select dates. Note that reservations are usually needed – don’t wait until you get here to discuss with us.
October Siberians Sled Dog Adventures offer tours in Little River State Park in Waterbury, which is only 35 minutes from us. Their Siberian Huskies are friendly and energetic, and the experience is truly magical! Plus, we can book an outing for you as part of your stay at West Hill House B&B. These outings get booked up sometimes months in advance so let us know as soon as you can.
Skatium’s outdoor ice skating rink can be found in Waitsfield and offers hockey and figure skates for rental as well as sharpening for anyone who brings their own. The rink is divided, half for skating and the other half for hockey playing. They hope to open in December but it is dependent on the weather.
Backcountry skiers can take to the Catamount Trail that passes right through our property. If you’re looking for a challenge it has it, or if your preference is for some relatively easy skiing the section on the Sugarbush Golf Course beside us is the place to go.
Skiing and Snowboarding at Sugarbush
Of course, we can’t forget our next-door neighbor: the slopes at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak and Mt Ellen offer 53 miles of trails and 16 ski lifts. Rent equipment with them or bring your own! They also have a first-rate ski school, including a superb first-timer program. Sugarbush celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
You Can Ski it!
When you’re done in the snow, come back to West Hill House B&B, warm up by the fire and enjoy a nice cup of coffee or hot cocoa, or something stronger if you prefer like a Vermont craft beer or glass of wine from our bar.