Hunting for Powder Days in Vermont

Happy Monday, guys!

This week I’m back up north for my first adventure of the year - hunting for powder runs in the Northeast! To kick things off, I’m sharing a trip from last month to Stratton Mountain. I’m not sure if I mentioned it to you guys, but this season, I’ve been skiing with Ikon Pass as part of their ambassador team! As one of two Northeast reps, my home Ikon Pass mountain is Stratton, in Vermont’s Green Mountains. There’s TONS of amazing ski destinations with Ikon Pass in the region, like Killington Mountain Resort and Sugarbush Resort! For this trip, I has the chance to stay at nearby cabin, The Vermont A-Frame! Less than 30 minutes from the base of Stratton, this cabin made for the PERFECT après ski spot.

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With Winter’s untimely sunsets around 4.30, our check-in left little daylight to get out and explore the cabin on our first day. So we hunkered down, stoked the fire (this little wood stove heated up the whole place in no time! It was cozyyyy), and settled down to a movie marathon. While we drove over from the Adirondacks, I mapped it and this cabin is just under 4 hours from our place in Brooklyn. If any of you city dwellers are looking to mix up your mountain getaway from the typical Catskills adventure, this one is a great option! This little cabin boasts more space than you would expect, aside from two bedrooms, the loft space also has two beds, making it the perfect space for groups looking to get out for a ski trip. (If you want to look into booking it, head to their Airbnb listing here!).

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After a great night’s sleep, I woke up to the magic of snow falling right outside the window. The windows in the master bedroom were one of my favorite features, as all the natural light made for the perfect reading nook. After breakfast, we loaded up our gear, and made our way to the mountain. Stratton is one of my favorite mountains in the Northeast. Offering a range of difficulty level, from beginner to advanced, every day is different and offers a new challenge! After a quick ride up the gondola, we were transported to a true winter wonderland.

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Looking back on these, I can’t help but get excited for the week ahead of searching for fresh powder! Vermont is expecting to get inches of new snow in the next couple days, so we’re getting ready to head back for the first round on the slopes in the new year. Wish me luck on our hunt!

xo

J.