Northeast Skiers Can Be Grateful For Thanksgiving Deals And Events
Cold weather and turning lifts are on the list of what skiers and riders are thankful for this time of year, and the Northeast’s resorts are showing their gratitude by offering deals and events that will make sliding on snow much more appealing than standing in line at the mall.
Waterville Valley’s numerous Thanksgiving weekend events include a Welcome Back to Winter reception and the grand opening of The Valley Pub & Grill where they’ll unveil the new Waterville Wheat Ale from 603 Brewery. Grab your bathing suit or costume Saturday and dive into the icy waters of Corcoran Pond at the 2nd Annual Cold Turkey Plunge. Following the Plunge, Santa and his elves will arrive by the dogsled to light the holiday tree and share in the fireworks display.
At Snowshoe Mountain, get your picture taken with the Thanksgiving Turkey and get a special gift. After a full day of sliding on snow, crafts, comedy and a visit from Santa round out a full family weekend.
You can work off Okemo’s locally raised, farm-fresh Thanksgiving buffet at The Coleman Brook Tavern at the Trot It Off 5k running/walking race on Saturday, perfect for the avid runner or the recreational walker eager to burn off the calories from that extra slice of Thanksgiving dessert. The Tots Trot, a kids’ fun race for children 12 and younger, will take place just before the 5k.
It’s free skiing on Thanksgiving at Bretton Woods for all those who’ve skipped dinner at Grandma’s house and let the chefs at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel do all the work (reservations required). Bretton Woods’ Homecoming Weekend activities include a screening of Warren Miller’s 65th annual feature film, No Turning Back, with prizes from TreeTop Sports, and their annual Homecoming Brew Tasting on Saturday.
Stratton Mountain continues a holiday tradition with the ninth annual Gobble Gobble Wobble set for Thursday, Nov. 27, kicking off at 9 a.m. Costumes encouraged. The Gobble Gobble Wobble is part of Stratton Mountain’s opening celebration with events throughout the weekend.
Sugarloaf continues its early season tradition when it hosts this season's Tin Mountain Round-Up, November 29-30. Guests can ski or ride for just $39 if they donate three or more canned food items to help supply local food banks
Killington’s Loaded Turkey Rail Jam, Nov. 23, is back to kick off another great season of park competitions. A frozen turkey is the prize for first place competitors and all the fixings going to second and third place.
Photo: Runners work off the pumpkin pie at Okemo's Trot It Off 5k (Okemo).