We’re heading into the first, full month of skiing in New England, and with that comes plenty of ways to experience the holidays on and off the slopes. Here’s a look at some of the dates when you can celebrate and experience the season.
— If there’s an idyllic feel in Stowe, Vermont, then might as well crank it up to 11 come the holidays. Tree lightings, a lantern parade, wagon rides, Santa, and carolers await visitors at the annual Traditional Christmas in Stowe (Dec. 6-8), with a full calendar of events throughout the weekend. Learn how candy cane twisting is done, decorate a gingerbread house, and experience a new exhibit at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. Full details at gostowe.com/signature_event/traditional-christmas-stowe.
— Cannon Mountain holds its Ski for Hunger Food Drive on Dec. 7. Bring four, non-perishable food items to guest services in the Notchview Lodge, and receive 50 percent off your lift ticket that day. That would be $41 for adults.
— Wachusett Mountain’s Snow Bash takes place Dec. 7 from 6-10 p.m., allowing for some early-season warm-up runs while enjoying appetizers and free Polar samples. Your $15 admission includes ski and snowshoe demos, an outdoor fire dance show, and $10 off a ski or board tune-up at MTNSide Ski and Ride Shop. Drop your gear off when you go to the party and it will be ready to pick up afterward.