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Winter Activities

Downhill Skiing

Bromley Mountain Ski Resort:    

20 minutes from resort

The mountain closes at 4pm.

3984 VT Route 11, Peru, VT 05152-9708



Stratton Mountain Ski Resort:

30 minutes from resort

The mountain closes at 4pm.

Activity Hub:  802-297-4482. 9am-5pm daily.

Snow shoeing, Tubing, Fat bike rentals, cross country skiing.

Ski School – lessons, Big Cub & Little Cub Ski School Programs and Childcare options

43 VT Route 30, Bondville, VT 05340 



Magic Mountain Ski Resort

30 minutes from resort

495 Magic Mountain Access Road, Londonderry, VT  05148

802-824 5645 


Okemo Mountain Ski Resort

50 minutes from resort

77 Okemo Ridge Rd, Ludlow, VT 05149.



Mount Snow Ski Resort

60 minutes from resort

39 Mount Snow Road West Dover, VT 05356



Killington Mountain Ski Resort:  

60 minutes from resort 

4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT 05751



Ski Equipment Rental Options:

Bradley’s Pro Shop Ski & Sport:

2012 Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT  05255 

Open 7 days a week. Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 5:30 pm. Friday/Saturday 8 am to 7 pm.

Sunday 8 am to 6 pm.

Rentals of Skis, Cross Country skis, Snowshoes, Snowboards. Also tune ups for all equipment. Distinctive clothing and accessories by: Spyder, Descente, Obermeyer, Nils, Helly Hansen, Swix.



Norse House

GPS:  31 Vermont 30, Bondville, VT  05340 -- Located just east of Stratton access rd.  Closest to Stratton MTN 

Monday to Friday – 10 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday – 9 am to 5 pm

Skis for kids and adults, guest should call in advance to book equipment and expedite process.


Equipe Sports:

8749 Vermont 30, South Londonderry, VT 05155

4 miles east of Stratton Access; (For all Family rentals); and also, at 802-297-3460. Stratton Base Village (Adult Ski Rentals mainly).



Mountain Riders:

Owned by Equipe (Snowboarding Specialists) is across the road (Rte 30) from Equipe. 

Sun - Thur 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Fri & Sat 8:00 AM- 7:00 PM or later dependent on business



Starting Gate:

1011 Vermont 30 - Bondville, VT 05340.

Located 2 miles east of Stratton access road. 

Does not have a large rental program but offers a wide range of handpicked ski equipment and ski clothing from all over the world. Open 7 days a week, from 8 am to 6 pm.

Guest should call in advance, will still need to be expertly fitted on rental day.



Ice Skating

Riley Rink at Hunter Park.

Enjoy ice skating at the Olympic sized Riley Rink. 

Located just 3 miles away from the Equinox off Route 7A North.  Professional skate shop and snack bar available.  Public Skating Schedule is subject to change, please check website.

Admission Fees: 

Adults - $7, Children 4 to 18 - $5, children 3 & under – free.



ONSITE: Bring your own skates and glide & twirl on our new little outdoor skating rink. Weather dependent. Located behind the Spa.


Stratton Mountain

Glide Around the Commons in Stratton. Enjoy the skating pond at the Mill House with your friends and family for an exciting day or night out in the winter season. Enjoy music and a campfire all while gliding under the stars. New this season, ice skating lessons are available, reserve yours below. All ice-skating sessions include skate rentals, while supplies last. The Mill House Pond is in the Commons, down the stairs between the Long Trail House buildings. 


Borrow a sled or saucer from the Equinox Front desk and venture up to a great hill right beyond the Equinox in front of local high school Burr & Burton Academy. The hill is long and fast and lots of fun.


Sleigh Rides

Taylor Farm

30 minutes from the hotel

825 Route 11, Londonderry, VT 05148

Sleighs run from 11 am to 7 pm every hour on the hour - Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Rides last 45 minutes and include a 5–10-minute fire side stop to toast marshmallows and enjoy hot cider.



Merck Forest and Farmland Center

30 minutes from the hotel

3270 Route 315, Rupert, VT  05768

Merck Forest and Farmland Center (MFFC) is a nonprofit educational organization on a mission to inspire curiosity, love and responsibility toward our natural and working lands. MFFC offers different events throughout the year, please check their website for updates and to register for one of their programs/events.

802-394 7836


Horseback Trail Ride

Kimberly Farms 

One-hour trail ride $40 per person

One-and-a-half-hour trail ride $60 per person

Two-hour trail ride $75 per person

Three-hour trail ride $100 per person

Add a gourmet lunch to any ride for $10 per person, or a cookout for $20 per person. 24-hour advance notice preferred.




Stratton (Sun Bowl)   

30 minutes from the hotel

Reservations needed. Call Guest Services

Fridays 4pm–8pm,

Saturdays & Holidays 11pm-7:30pm,

Sundays 11am-3pm.

Closed temporarily daily from 5pm to 5:30pm for grooming



Magic Mountain

30 minutes from the hotel

Saturdays:  11am-7pm, Sundays:  11am-4pm

Holidays:  11:00am to 5:00pm




Stratton Snowmobile Tours

Mountain Tours for Adults & Families

Guided 1-hour Mountain Tour for adults and families. Bring the kids along as passengers and make it a family affair to remember!

Adult tours meet in the Sun Bowl Base Lodge.

Mini Rides and Tours for Children

Kids tours meet in front of the American Express lift.

Check-in times mid-week (every day except Saturdays and Holidays):

4:30 pm \ 6:00 pm \ 7:30 pm

Check-in times Saturdays and Holidays:

4:30 pm \4:45 pm \5:50 pm \6:10 pm \ 7:00 pm \ 7:20 pm / 8:20 pm \ 8:30 pm


Snowmobile Vermont – season starts Dec 15th if sufficient snow.

Mount Snow:  

45-60 minutes from the hotel

It is required you check in 60 minutes prior to Tour Time.

Please be dressed and ready to snowmobile.



Back County Tours:

8570 VT 9, Woodford, VT 05201

Weekends: 9am – 6pm, leaving every hour
Weekdays: leaving 11, 1, 3


ATV Mountain Tour

170 Rt. 100 South, Bridgewater Corners VT 05035

70 minutes from the hotel

Weekends: 9am – 6pm, leaving every hour
Weekdays: 11am – 6pm, leaving every hour

Please call us at to make a reservation.



Cross Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing



3 miles from the hotel

1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT 05254 

In the winter months, the Pavilion adjacent to the Welcome Center houses a rental shop. Our approximately 8 miles of walking trails on the estate become ski trails with varying levels of difficulty. We offer ski rentals for children and adults, snowshoe rentals, and lessons by prepaid appointment.



Wild Wings

25 minutes from the hotel

246 Styles Lane, Peru, VT 05152 

A converted horse barn houses our rental shop and warming room. We have rentals to fit all sizes: skis 70 cm. to 210cm and boots from kids size 10 to adult size 15. We also rent snowshoes. Bring your younger children along and ski while they enjoy the ride behind you in a pulk sled. Group lessons are offered at 11am and 1:30pm – no reservations needed.



Viking Nordic

20-25 minutes from the hotel.

615 Little Pond Rd, Londonderry, VT 05148

Viking Nordic's wooded trails gently roll through classic Vermont countryside - beaver ponds, meadows, and scenic overlooks.



Stratton’s Nordic Center – located in the Sun Bowl 

30 minutes from the hotel

The Sun Bowl Adventure Center offers Nordic cross-country rentals and a full-service Base Lodge.  Featuring classic New England terrain for beginners and experts, the 12 km of groomed trails is unique and varied with secluded trails winding through hardwood forests and over streams. The Sun bowl Adventure Center will be offering guided snowshoe tours in the national forest to the fire tower.

Hours of Operation:  Weekends and holidays 9am-4pm.



Snowshoe Tours available at Stratton

Saturdays (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) and Sundays (10 a.m.) only.

Reservations required. Call 800-787-2886


Snowshoe Equipment Rental Options:


The Mountain Goat

4886 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT  05255



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