Vermont winter fun: There’s now an app for that

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 22, 2010 8:35 pm

Wondering where to find some fresh adventure in Vermont? There’s now an app for that! When the temperature takes a dive, navigate your iPhone to the app store and download Vermont Winter Fun (Note: if you are interested in reviewing the app, which works only on iPhones at this time, please contact me for a free download). You’ll find a feast of activities, from mild to wild, to keep you entertained and out savoring the natural beauty of the Green Mountain State, in ways you might not have thought of — until now.

 

 

You’ll find activities for:
– Six kinds of skiing: alpine, cross-country (classic and skating styles), backcountry, and Telemark
– Six kinds of skating: hockey, figure, stick-and-puck, Nordic, “wild,” and speedskating
– Plus dogsledding, snowcat dinners, climbing gyms, ice fishing, ropes courses, moonlight outings, paintball biathlons, curling, kite-skiing, wild-game feasts, harvesting your own Christmas tree, horse-drawn sleigh rides, winter festivals, workshops for winter photography and circus skills, and don’t get me started on late-winter sugarin’ season, when sap from maple trees is distilled into Vermont’s own liquid gold.

Monthly updates will offer:
– Timely additions as the season unfolds
– An ever-growing list of interesting dining and lodging options
– A “Cool Picks” calendar of unique winter events for the coming weeks, accompanied by a fresh, in-depth feature story that will delve into an aspect of Vermont’s wintertime landscape and activities and, perhaps, inspire you to grab your gear and head out for some Vermont winter fun!

For this premier edition, listings focus on activities. Lodging and dining is included only if they are directly associated with an activity destination. As updates occur, you will see more choices for grabbing a bite and bedding down after an exhausting day of fun.

Features:
– Sort by activity type and keyword to help you find exactly what you’re all revved up to do
– GPS maps let you zero in or get the bigger picture
– Inter-app links offer more information provided in other entries
– Internet links take you to sites offering even more information
– Reviews are opinionated and well researched. If a destination is poorly run or just plain NOT fun, it doesn’t make the cut.
– Tons of practical information, including road and weather conditions, ski conditions, and more.

About the author – Clare Innes , indigoclare@yahoo.com

I have lived in Vermont for about a decade, and have spent many more years than that poking around in its nooks and crannies. I have written about Vermont for several publications, including the Boston Globe, the Lonely Planet Guide to New England, and Yankee Magazine.

I have rambled over miles of terrain in the Green Mountain State on skis and  snowshoes by bike and in hiking boots. This app has given me fabulous excuse to explore ever more terrain and activities, and enabled me to cross paths with a wild spectrum of adventurers.

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