Summer has arrived in the valley and things couldn’t be more beautiful. We’ve been enjoying some fantastic sunny days outdoors. The local trail system is an excellent way to go for a quick walk in the woods. There is a great mix of wider, more open and level paths for pretty easy use; along with narrower, more adventurous pathways for a longer excursion.
The trails are shared by hikers and cyclists alike, so you can enjoy a broad mix of activities. If you are travelling with a dog, remember to bring a leash for the trail.
The Independent Television Festival has highlighted some of Television’s finest independent artists since 2006. This year, the festival is moving from it’s Hollywood venue to our very own valley here in Vermont. The festival directors wanted a move to a location that would help promote the uniqueness and independent nature of the festival and it’s artists. Vermont’s small town charm and beauty was exactly what they were looking for.
In addition to the typical red carpet gala we can expect in a Television festival, the iTV Fest is designed to be an interactive experience. Various panels will be held during where festival goers can listen to and ask questions to their favorite producers, actors, and industry insiders.
Various displays from vendors, and artists, and live music and performance acts will also be held throughout the festival, making it an exciting event for the whole family.
The festival runs from September 26 -28. We are pleased to offer packages for the iTV Fest. Please click here for full pricing details.
Experience the beauty of the Mount Snow valley and the national forest in the Green Mountain Adventure Challenge. Participants in this unique event follow a series of clues to track down locations and checkpoints on the path to a final objective. Not only does this challenge take you to various beautiful locations, the winner will take home a cash prize and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
The challenge runs from May 1st till September 15th. It is not a “real time” race. The checkpoints are permanent so participants can complete the challenge at different times. It typically takes 1-2 days to complete. Come prepared for the outdoors with good shoes, sunblock and insect repellant as the challenge itself involves hiking, river crossings, and climbing towers. You’ll also need to solve puzzles and decipher clues as you move from checkpoint to checkpoint.
We are delighted to offer a package to the adventure challenge participants. The package includes event passes and accommodations for two people in one of our Traditional rooms at $399 +tax. As always, the package includes our signature cook to order Snow Goose breakfast in the mornings and wine & cheese in the evenings.
For more information on the GMAC please visit their website at: http://www.greenmountainvermont.com/events/green-mountain-adventure-challenge
Hiking in Southern is easily accessible to all abilities. From the beginner level Valley Trail, adjacent to the inn to the Appalachian Trail, there is something for everyone here.
Three mountains are close by: Haystack, Mount Snow and Stratton. All are level 3 or more difficult. Haystack is 3,445 feet, Mount Snow is 3,600, and Stratton, the highest peak in Windham County is 3,940.
A trail head for the Long Trail, a branch of the Appalachian Trail is about 20 minutes from the inn. Even to hike just a little, Monday morning back at the office you can brag about hiking the Appalachian, the Granddaddy of Eastern Trails.
We can assist you in planning your hikes, be sure to bring appropriate, worn in hiking shoes and gear, water, insect repellent, sunscreen, just to name a few. While it is helpful to have a cell phone, just be aware that service here in Southern Vermont can be intermittent.
Two award winning golf courses are within minutes of the Snow Goose Inn: Mount Snow and Haystack Golf Courses. Nestled amid the Southern Green Mountains, both offer challenging terrain and unbelievable scenery. Each course offers rentals, lessons, and wonderful food and drink for sharing the tales of the day.
We can arrange for tee times and fees for you. Call us for details.