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Windsor, VT 05089

802 227 0008

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Giveaway Day 5: Winter activities!

The Snapdragon Inn

Good Morning and welcome to Day 5 of our "12 Nights" Giveaway! Details on how to enter can be found at the end of this post. Today, we're talking about Winter Activities!

Snowshoeing in Paradise Park: Windsor, Vermont

It was a chilly 5 degrees Fahrenheit here in Windsor and we finally have a small base of snow on the ground. It's that time of the year when you actually wish a BIG storm would dump a foot or two on the world. There is something surreal when the world feels like a snow globe, quiet and magical as the snow falls in a thick layer of white.

All of the area ski areas (Okemo, Stratton, Killington ) are open and grooming and adding trails daily. Our local sports shop, Paradise Sports, is even getting miles of FREE cross country/snowshoe trails groomed and ready for use! This is a new addition to town this year and very exciting.

We also have beautiful Paradise Park right out the back door of the Inn which offers a wonderful space for snowshoeing, ice fishing, and winter treks for anyone!

Paradise Park Trail Map

Our town also freezes over the common to be a small ice skating rink and of course our Recreational Department has various activities going for all ages. A couple of our boys are playing on team "SPURS" in the youth basketball program.

Our fearless Snapdragon, Jim, is a telemark skier/biker extraordinaire. Check out this video, "Bark" of him and his pals navigating between the back country trees of our very own Mt. Ascutney.

Windsor, December 2009

New Zealand, December 2009

What is your winter activity? Do you have a favorite spot to ski or snow shoe? Do you prefer to stay in or get out? One of our Snapdragons is from New Zealand, and it is summer in December so he loves tramping (hiking & camping) but some of you may be from sunnier/warmer climates than Vermont. What do you like to do in the "winter" months where you are?

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