Miss Magpie has put together lots of fun January activities to keep us occupied!
When Vermont gives you snow, you just have to play with it. January in Vermont can be filled with lots of snowy days, but unless it is a blizzard, those cold temps don’t keep us inside. So pack a warm jacket, a pair of cozy mittens, your favorite boots and let’s have some fun!
Never skied before? No problem! Now is the perfect time to learn. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month. For just $29 beginner skiers or riders can purchase a one-day starter package. It includes a full day beginner lift ticket, full day equipment rental (skis or snowboard), and a lesson with a professional instructor. Book that lesson now at one of the participating Vermont ski resorts.
If your family prefers the slide-n-glide of cross-country skiing, rather than downhill runs, check out Winter Trails Day. On January 11th there is free Nordic skiing and snowshoeing at many participating areas in Vermont. Activities vary but can include clinics, equipment, short instructional sessions and trail passes.
Enjoy a fun day of wintery activities at Shelburne Farms Winterfest on January 25th. There will be sledding, snow play and tasty treats at the farm barn, plus sleigh rides too. Put on your warm clothes and bring your winter spirit!
Need a break from the cold? Visit one of our local museums. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center has a new Alice in Wonderland exhibit opening on January 18th. Test and experiment at a Mad Tea Party or challenge Alice to a crazy game of croquet. The Shelburne Museum is now open all year-round. Check out their SMArt Series events for kids. Next up Kids-Ordinary to Extraordinary.