As the days get longer, the temperatures warmer and the sun higher, an air of springtime celebration and silliness takes over the mountain resorts. Across New England special celebrations herald the end of the season.
In northern Vermont at Jay Peak, the Easter celebration on April 12 starts early as the tram begins loading at 4:45 a.m. for a sunrise service at the summit. Ski or board down, or ride down on the tram and enjoy a sumptuous brunch at Alice’s Table. Promptly at noon join the Easter Bunny for an Easter egg hunt on the waterpark patio.
The following weekend on Saturday, April 19, get wet and wild at the annual Pond Skim. With prizes for the best in categories of run, splash, bail and costume, it’s sure to be entertaining for participants and spectators. Follow it up, and warm up, with the annual Beach Party in the Pump House Waterpark, where prizes will be awarded. On April 27, the Stateside parking lot turns into a huge all-day Tailgate Party with a competition for the best in tailgating. Whether it’s the best dish, presentation or dessert, the competition is fierce and the fun unbounded.
Celebrate the beach at the mountain with Sugarbush’s Island Weekend March 21-22. Break out those Hawaiian shirts, shorts and sunscreen and enjoy reggae music, island drinks and cuisine at the tiki bar, hula dancing and more at this traditional spring event.