Friday, July 25, 2014

Powder Up

Head to the slopes of Vermont for a serving of the white stuff

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All that snow falling up north has two good sides:

1) There's the fact that you don't have to shovel any of it. 
2) And the fact it makes for the mightiest of ski vacations.

This winter, white powder awaits upon the slopes of Warren, Vermont, along with an insanely charming collection of eats, drinks, and places to be merry.

WHY YOU CAME
Vermont beats the ski-pants off its neighbors in the slopes department. Of all its resorts, Sugarbush is probably the best. It's got the most snow, the softest bunnies, and the sharpest (double) black diamonds.
Sugarbush 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren

Sugarbush's range of accommodations is also unmatched. Cozy up at a 19th century inn like the Featherbed in nearby Waitsfield or dip into the outdoor hot tub at the AGA.
The Featherbed Inn, 5864 Main St. (Rte. 100), Waitsfield
AGA, 2440 Sugarbush Access Rd. (Upper Pines Rd.)

WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Since you traveled all this way, you might as well experience destination eats. And don't think of judging The Pitcher Inn as mere bar food. This Relais & Chateaux property serves superior pub grub at its in-house in-house lodge, Tracks. Just ask any local.
275 Main St. (Flat Iron Rd.)

If you don't feel like cramming a dinner jacket into your suitcase, The Common Man has you covered, with parsnip soup and a house-made lamb sausage that will make you want to move in.  
3209 German Flats Rd. (Drumley S. Rd.)

WHAT TO DO OFF THE SLOPES
Maybe one day (of falling down) on the slopes is enough. Head to Montpelier's Morse Farm, which has enough maple syrup and cheese to undo all the fine cardio you've done on the snow.
1168 Country Rd. (Barnes Rd.), Montpelier

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