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.