LOOKING FOR A WINTER ACTIVITY FOR YOUR VERMONT ELOPEMENT?
Nothing says winter in Vermont more than a day on the slopes. The Green Mountain State is rich with skiing history. In fact, did you know that Vermont is home to the first ever rope tow? That's right - back in 1934 Vermonters set up an old Model-T Ford truck at the base of a hill in the quaint village of Woodstock, VT which powered the line that brought skiers to the top.
Skiing is a part of our culture. It's a way of life. It's thrilling, challenging and a whole ton of fun! So I was equally thrilled when Krysta + Adrian decided on a skiing elopement right here in Vermont!
WHERE TO SKI ON YOUR ELOPEMENT DAY
There are so many ways you can enjoy the outdoors on your winter elopement day, but skiing is one of my favorites - and skiing is a broad term here. Vermont, being a state that fully embraces outdoor recreation, is filled with hidden gems to explore on skis (alpine, cross-country, and backcountry).
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO SKI:
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How to Plan a Ski Elopement in Vermont
Decide on WHERE
Is there an area of Vermont that is special to the two of you? Would you prefer an alpine/resort, x-c or backcountry adventure?
Skiing opportunities are EVERYWHERE throughout the state, so be sure to think about what you want out of the rest of your elopement experience as it might help dictate what location to settle on (nearby restaurants, lodging, etc).
Decide on WHEN
Weekdays will certainly provide a more intimate elopement experience. No lines, quiet mountain air, untouched pow hidden in the woods - I always suggest choosing a mid-week day to experience winter in Vermont.
Most ski resorts are blowing snow as soon as possible, allowing them to open sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But cross-country and backcountry skiing opportunities sometimes don't get a solid base until the end of January.
Comfort is key when you elope in the winter. Make sure your outfit gives you some extra space for long underwear - at least on the bottom half. Sweaters, blankets, shawls, and hats are always encouraged to keep you cozy and warm throughout the day.
And don't forget about footwear - boots with the fur, and perhaps some microspikes for added safety!
Grip it and Rip it!
Lastly, but most importantly - it's time to buckle those boots and have some fun! Whether you're new to skiing or an expert, hitting the slopes in something other than your typical snowsuit will have you laughing and smiling at every turn.
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