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The Official State of Vermont Tourism Newsletter | December 2011


Vermont’s Winter Season is Here!
Time to get your ski legs on and enjoy the snow! Many Vermont resorts, including Stowe, Killington, Okemo, Smugglers' Notch, Stratton and Sugarbush, are now open for skiing and riding. Bolton, Bromley, Burke, Jay Peak and Mount Snow plan to open this weekend. For up-to-date snow reports, programs, events and deals, visit


horse sleigh ride midweek

Midweek Lodging Specials
Several lodging properties around the state are offering a variety of deals between December and March as part of a statewide Midweek Lodging Specials promotion organized by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. Deals range from discounted lodging to complimentary lift passes. Details are available online at


Porter Air

Porter Air Offers Direct Flights to Vermont from Toronto
Starting Dec. 15, Porter Airlines will be offering direct service between Toronto and Burlington. Four of Vermont’s premier resorts—Jay Peak, Sugarbush, Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe—will help you plan a ski vacation you’ll always remember, and Porter Airlines will get you here to Vermont. With Porter Airlines’ new 70-minute flight to Vermont’s Burlington International Airport (BTV), and optional transportation service to the resort of your choice, you can be slope side in less than three hours. Learn more at

Vermont Life Holiday Catalog

Vermont Life Holiday Catalog
The holidays are here, and Vermont Life is offering its newest Distinctive Artisan Gifts catalog. Allowing you to shop from the comfort of home, the catalog presents an easy-to-browse selection of exquisite works by Vermont artists that includes ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, food baskets, ornaments, wreaths and centerpieces. The catalog is available online at, and as a 24-page extra with the winter issue.
Learn more.


parks package

Vermont State Parks offers Holiday Gift Packages
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Vermont State Parks is offering three brand new holiday gift packages for visitors that include weekend getaway packages, season passes, boat rentals, Vermont State Parks gear (tote bags, hats, water bottles) and more.

For convenience, the gift boxes are attractively packaged and come ready to give.  Shipping is free and you can order packages online anytime at or by calling the reservation call center at 888-409-7579.

Learn more.


What’s Happening in Vermont

Holiday Pops
Barre  – December 9, 2011

Vermont Holiday Festival
Killington – December 9-10, 2011

Wassail Weekend
Woodstock – December 9-11, 2011

Holiday Open House Tours
Manchester – December 10, 2011

The Polar Express
White River Junction – December 10-11, 2011

Pump House Indoor Waterpark Grand Opening Ceremony
Jay Peak – December 12, 2011

Coolidge Holiday Open House

Plymouth Notch – December 11, 2011

The Nutcracker
Burlington – December 17-18, 2011

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks
West Dover – December 28, 2011

First Night
December 31, 2011

St. Johnsbury

Last Night
December 31, 2011 – Brattleboro

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