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Mad River Valley, Vermont: 20 Favorite Things to Love

February 4th, 2020 by srsm

The answer’s easy! First on the list is that the Mad River Valley is a diverse and welcoming community which has provided the opportunity for residents to build on their talents and for visitors to relax and leave the stress of a busy life behind. With so much variety it’s easy to name 20 favorite … read full article

Experience A Cross-Country Paradise – Ski Mad River Valley!

December 29th, 2017 by corey

On the hunt for Vermont’s best cross-country skiing? Come ski Mad River Valley! Vermont’s Mad River Valley is home to a variety of excellent cross-country skiing options, from famed resorts and ski areas to the legendary Catamount Trail. We were even voted “Best Ski Town in the East” by Outside Magazine! Last post we talked … read full article

Moonlight Skiing at Sugarbush!

January 22nd, 2016 by corey

Imagine yourself moonlight skiing through deep powder that sparkles under the full moon’s glow. Well, hang on because you can do more than just imagine it – you can live it with Sugarbush’s Guided Moonlight Skinning and Snowshoe Tours! Sugarbush resort’s guided moonlight skiing tours are a popular – and rare! – opportunity to enjoy … read full article

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

December 15th, 2014 by srsm

Dreaming of a White Christmas but live where there isn’t any snow? Stop dreaming and come live your dream. Come to Vermont! The movie White Christmas is indeed a classic and a must see Christmas movie in our family and perhaps yours too. The holidays are not complete without a visit, via DVD, to the Columbia Inn in … read full article

Mad River Valley Snowshoeing Tours

November 16th, 2014 by corey

With all our recent talk about skiing, you might think that’s the only popular winter sport around here but au contraire, mon frere! Mad River Valley snowshoeing is also a popular winter activity! Snowshoeing has existed for time out of mind and, like skiing, evolved into a leisure-time sport out of a need for traversing … read full article

Blueberry Lake Cross Country Center

February 15th, 2014 by corey

Blueberry Lake Cross Country Center is just one of those Mad River Valley Vermont things. You know: homespun, a bit quirky, but on the mark. Blueberry Lake Cross Country Center (the sign out front has “Snowshoeing” in between “Country” and “Center” but everyone just calls it “Blueberry Lake Cross Country Center”) is a scenic, no-frills … read full article

Snowshoeing Mad River Valley

December 20th, 2013 by corey

There’s nothing wrong with skiing, sledding, or taking the car out for a literal spin on the ice (okay – maybe there is something wrong with that last, there) but sometimes you may find yourself craving something a little slower and more nature-intimate in your outdoor, wintertime activities – in that instance, may we recommend … read full article

Vermont Maple Sugaring Snowshoe Tour

March 18th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

West Hill House is teaming with Clearwater Sports to offer an invigorating Vermont snowshoe tour through a beautiful Beech, Hemlock and Maple forest to learn what a real Sugarbush is (no not the ski area). What a great combination of snowshoeing and maple sugaring! You will be guided from the beginning of the sugaring operation … read full article