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News: Learn To Ski Month Offers Free Skiing in Vermont

 

Ski Free in Vermont

To kick off National Learn to Ski Month of January, The Woodstock Inn & Resort is celebrating with a Ski Free Program for resort guests throughout the ski season. Adults ski free Monday through Friday and kids ski free all week at the resort’s Suicide Six Ski Area, which features two chair lifts with a J-bar service to 23 trails, or at the Nordic Center with more than 30 kilometers of groomed cross country skiing. 

The Ski Free Program includes:

·         Complimentary lift tickets to Suicide Six Family Ski Area

·        Free Pass to the Nordic Center offering more than 30 kilometers of groomed cross country skiing and snowshoeing

·        Complimentary use of The Resort's Racquet & Fitness Club including training equipment, indoor pool, steam room, sauna, and hot tub

·        Morning coffee and afternoon tea

·        Discounted equipment rentals at ski shops


The Ski Free program is available to guests when booking any room rate or package. Suicide Six features 30 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate and 30 percent advanced slope ratings and one of the most family-friendly ski areas in Vermont. The base Lodge features a ski school, ski shop, cafeteria, and lounge/restaurant – perfectly located with a full view of the Face and the lower ends of all the trails. Offer not available holiday weekends and holiday weeks.

For twice the fun, skiers can also experience Killington, the largest ski area in the East, only twenty minutes from Woodstock Inn & Resort. A special Killington Express Package includes a Killington all-day ski pass for two, one night luxurious accommodations at The Resort and country breakfast for two along with all the benefits of the Ski Free Program. Rates start at $369 per night, not including tax, gratuity or resort fee. Some nights require a minimum length of stay.  For information and to make reservations, visit www.woodstockinn.com or call (888)-481-8802.

Discover some of the most scenic cross country and snowshoeing trails anywhere at the Woodstock Inn Nordic Center. The Nordic Center features miles of trails surrounding the picturesque village of Woodstock, VT all mapped out for convenience. Highlights include the trails on Mt. Tom in the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and woodland trails on Mt. Peg. The Center offers rental and retail ski and snowshoe equipment, clothing and both private and semi-private lessons.

Throughout the winter season Woodstock Inn & Resort provides guests with a number of dining and recreational options to enhance their stay. The Red Rooster, the resort’s award-winning fine dining restaurant emphasizes a menu using fresh, local ingredients sourced from the best purveyors in New England.  Richardson’s Tavern offers a cozy old-world atmosphere with a full bar and live music.  Resort activities include a 41,000 square foot Racquet & Fitness Club, which includes indoor tennis courts, indoor racquetball courts, a 30-by-60 foot indoor lap pool, a whirlpool, workout equipment and a steam room and a sauna. The 10,000 square-foot LEED-certified spa offers a nature-inspired ambiance and treatments including the signature winter selection, Deep Forest, which features a gentle exfoliation of the body and is followed by a massage.

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