WOODSTOCK, Vt., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With 2017 upon us and that new, blank calendar staring up at you, what better time to start planning your next winter getaway? Woodstock, Vermont is a picture-book New England village with something for everyone this season – whether the outdoorsman, the art aficionado, the shopper or the foodie.
Nestled on the banks of the Ottauquechee River, the town has the only national park in Vermont, skiing and snowshoeing galore, as well as cozy restaurants, charming boutiques, and much more for visitors searching for the perfect winter getaway with friends and family. What's more, it's just a short drive from major metropolitan areas, including three hours from Boston and five hours from New York City.
Here's what's happening in Woodstock this season to help you plan your winter getaway in 2017:
- Suicide Six Ski Area, all winter season long!
Get out on the slopes at the iconic Suicide Six Ski Area, close to Woodstock and established on the opposite side of the hill from the site of the very first ski tow in the U.S. A new quad lift shortens the ride to the top of the mountain, from which skiers and snowboarders can choose the beginner trail "Easy Mile" or test their skills on the more difficult "Face". The modern base lodge with its full restaurant provides a warm, family-friendly atmosphere to snuggle up after a day on the slopes. Ski and board rentals are available on site.
- ArtisTree Daily Artists Exhibit, January 13-February 11, 2017
Come and enjoy a culminating exhibit of works by the ArtisTree Daily Artists, a group of local artists who have made a year-long commitment to making art each day for the entire year. Stop by the gallery to see their work in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, fiber, ceramics, jewelry and photography. Come see the inspiration and growth over a yearlong journey of making art daily!
- The Vermont Flurry: Snow Sculpture Festival, February 17-19, 2017
Over Presidents Day weekend, the Woodstock Village Green is transformed into a celebration of winter and the visual arts. Cheer on professional snow sculpting teams as they compete to create incredible sculptures and see these works of art come to life over the weekend. You can even vote for your favorite "Peoples' Choice" pick!
- Fatstock, February 26, 2017
Attention fat bike lovers and adrenaline junkies! Now is your chance to make good on those New Year's resolutions and enter the upcoming Fatstock 12-mile fat bike race. Brought to you by the Woodstock Inn & Resort's Woodstock Nordic Center, entrants can tear up the trail and then enjoy a craft beer and post-race lunch by the fire.
- Maple Madness Weekend, March 25-26, 2017
A fun way to celebrate maple sugaring season in Vermont! Enjoy sugar on snow and maple butter popcorn on the Woodstock Village Green all weekend long. Bid on sap buckets painted by local artists and participate in the weekend's silent auction. And don't miss the Maple Taste Around at the Suicide Six Ski Lodge as local chefs prepare a variety of maple-themed goodies.
To keep up with all things Woodstock and learn about upcoming events this winter season, tune in to our "Wonderful Woodstock" blog, or join the conversation by following GoWoodstockVT on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram.
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About Woodstock, Vermont
With the only national park in Vermont, a wide range of outdoor sports opportunities, fabulous restaurants, locally-owned boutiques and shops, a growing corporate community, numerous lodging establishments and stunning agricultural landscapes, Woodstock, VT has everything you need to live and vacation simply. Follow GoWoodstockVT on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram for lodging, dining, attractions, events and more for visitors and residents.
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