Fresh Snow in Vermont Area Ski Resorts

Vermont area ski resorts have received over eight inches of fresh snow within the last 24 hours, and the National Weather Service is calling for three more days of snowfall across the state. The good weather comes at the same time as the Vermont House of Representatives unanimously passed H.365, which designates skiing and snowboarding the official state winter sports.

Travelers taking advantage of the weather this weekend can check out the following events:

Black Magic Extreme Challenge, Magic Mountain
Saturday, February 25

Competitors ski the hardest trail at Magic Mountain resort. Visit www.magicmtn.com/event.php?day=25&month=02&year=2012

Bud Light Mardi Gras, Mount Snow
Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26

This Mardi Gras celebration features skiing jesters, lift line giveaways, over 10,000 beads, après parties at Cuzzins and a Bud Light Concert at the Snow Barn. Visit www.mountsnow.com/events

Stowe Derby
Sunday, February 26

The oldest downhill cross-country race in North America, the Stowe Derby started in 1945 as a challenge between two skiers: Austrian Sepp Ruschp and Erling Strom from Norway. Challengers race from the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, to the village of Stowe, experiencing a total vertical drop of over 2,600 feet. Visit www.stowe.com/mountain/resort_calendar/

The 10th Annual Mardi Gras, Jay Peak Resort
February 27 to March 2

Jay Peak’s Mardi Gras celebrations last all week, starting Monday the 27. Visit www.jaypeakresort.com

Visit www.skivermont.com

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