Get To The Shires Early This Weekend and Enjoy The Epic Storm for The Long Weekend!

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Stratton Mountain Vermont Winter Storm Harper

Winter has come!

Pack up, suit up and join us in The Shires to hit the slopes! Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is going to be epic with Winter Storm Harper predicted to drop 2-3 feet!

Thanks to Winter Storms Dylan and Ethan, close to two feet of snow has already fallen between Christmas and New Year’s and allowed for Vermont’s ski and snowboard resorts to operate close to 100% of their terrain. 

With Mother Nature expecting to continue her wintery reign, and Vermont’s world-class snowmaking capabilities, snow conditions will remain exceptional well into the holiday weekend. These consistently chilly temperatures are keeping the snow surface in great shape and the natural snow we had, combined with favorable snowmaking conditions will make great conditions for beginners to experts.

Visitors coming to the Green Mountain State for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend can expect a plethora of events and activities such as torchlight parades, festive concerts, demo days and more.

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Learn about holiday weekend offerings at these Shires of Vermont resorts below: 

Mount Snow Resort
Martin Luther King Jr. weekend at Mount Snow is once again chock full of events and activities for the whole family. These include a Torchlight Parade and Fireworks on the 14th, The BMX Winter xDrive Experience running all weekend long, offering guests the ability to rip around a custom build snowcross course in a brand new BMX SAV, and then Grommet Jam over at Carinthia Parks on the 15th. They’ve also got Pink Talking Fish playing a night of David Bowie and Roots of Creation at The Snow Barn, Southern Vermont's favorite live music venue. With simply too much to list here, so please visit 

Atop Stratton Mountain near Manchester, Vermont in The Shires of Vermont region.

Atop Stratton Mountain near Manchester, Vermont in The Shires of Vermont region.

Stratton Mountain Resort
Stratton skiers and riders enjoyed a head start on winter with double the open terrain as the season got started, and that excitement continues as the January Martin Luther King Jr. holiday arrives with a full slate of snowy fun including dogsledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and the first Stargazer Snowshoe hike on January 13 with an off-grid experience set along the Stratton Nordic Center trails. For live music, it’s the Josh Panda Party at Grizzly’s for après and DJ Dread for late night. On January 14, First Run in the Village hosts a free demo with Head and Elan skis; reps will be on hand to help point skiers toward the right model for them.  

Bromley Mountain Resort
Mid-January means winter is in full swing, and a 3-day weekend at Bromley is a great choice. For savings up to 50% on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend lift tickets, buy early and online. Festivities don’t end on the slopes – after a full Sun Mountain day of shredding, stop in to the Wild Boar Tavern for an après beverage and live entertainment – featuring music by Jack Waldheim on Saturday and Gilbert the Band on Sunday.