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Winter Activities

A Wonderland of Adventure

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, set amidst the splendor of Vermont’s scenic Green Mountains with 914 acres of mountain trails right in our backyard. Located in Manchester, Vermont, a mountain town that has everything: spectacular dining, history and of course spectacular skiing. With easy access to both Bromley and Stratton Mountains, The Equinox Resort & Spa is right in the epicenter for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter recreation.

Bring Your Own Skates & Hit the Ice

Outdoor Skating Rink

Coming Soon! Perfect your figure eights on our outdoor ice rink. Whether you're an accomplished skater or a beginner, take to the ice with the bright winter sun or in the late afternoon with the glow the fire pits.

Cozy up with Cocktails & Apps

Equinox Igloo Experience

2 Hour Private Winter Igloo Experience complete with Charcuterie for Four & a Bottle of Wine or Prosecco or 4 Craft Beers. Reservations starting 11/26 available Now.

  1. RESERVATIONS

Snow Zone - Follow the Signs - Snowmen at Work

Snowman Garden

Snowman Kits also available for sale in the Gift Shop - Snow Excuses - It's Time for Fun

  1. Do You Want to Build a Snowman

Weekends On The Lincoln Lawn

S'mores by the Firepit

S'mores Kits Available for Purchase in the Gift Shop or at the Front Desk

  1. Make it Sweet

Chief Happiness Officer

Santa Snaps with Cooper

Equinox’s chief happiness officer will pose for pictures with both hotel guests and locals and is available by reservation only Fridays in December from 4-5pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local animal rescue shelter, Second Chance Animal Center.

Out on the Hill

Hit the Sleds

Grab one of the resort sleds & then head out for some old-fashioned winter fun. Then on your way in, warm-up and relax by one of the fires.

  1. Burr & Burton

So Much Fun

Monster Trax Snow Shoes

Kids can explore the snow with Monster Trax Snow Shoes available at the resort. If Adults want to join in the fun, adult snow shoes are also available to rent from Bradley’s Pro Shop and The Mountain Goat.

  1. Kid Approved!

Kids can cozy-up for an in room visit with Cooper

Cookie & Cuddles with Cooper

Cookies & cocoa + a holiday-themed story read by Cooper’s human (and hotel general manager),Jay Sheldon. The cuddles don’t have to end there: a plush golden retriever is included to take home. Reservations can be made for December 10 & 17. $25 per child. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Second Chance Animal Center. *Adults can wine-down during the story as well with in room wine for just $15 per glass

  1. RESERVE NOW

Downhill Skiing

Beginning and experienced skiers alike can take advantage of our resort’s proximity to Vermont’s best trails. Bromley Mountain is just seven miles away, and Stratton Mountain is 17 miles from the resort.

Cross Country Skiing

Explore a variety of trails that wind through beautiful Vermont scenery. Trails are appropriate for cross country skiers of all abilities.

  • Viking Nordic  - 35 kilometers of trails for skiing  & snowshoeing just 20 minutes from Manchester.

  • Hildene - 8 miles of trails with ski & snowshoe rentals

Land Rover vehicle

Land Rover Experience

Whether this is your first time off road or you have plenty of experience away from the pavement, a lesson with Land Rover Experience Driving School cover the basics of expedition-style driving and mastering off-road obstacles such as steep ascents and descents, side-tilts, log and water crossings, rock crawls, and boulders. And, yes, it’s as fun as it sounds.

Book your Experience

 

Sleigh Rides

Manchester and the surrounding areas offer several unforgettable sleigh ride experiences. Enjoy scenic wagon rides through the snow-capped Green Mountains. Weather dependent.

  • Taylor Farm at (802) 824 5690 for information and reservations. 

Ice Skating

Bring your own skates and glide & twirl on our new outdoor skating rink. For year round skating head to Olympic Sized Riley Rink , just a few minutes from the resort. Riley Rink also offers rental skates.

Snowshoeing

Many scenic trails are available for exploring in the winter, and we have the maps to get you there. Equipment Rental Options:

  • Eastern Mountain Sports (802) 366-8082

  • The Mountain Goat (802) 362-5159

Tubing

Try a classic thrilling winter pastime at one of the local mountains. Simply hop on a tube and enjoy the ride, then get up and do it all over again.

Snowmobiling

There are miles and miles of snowmobile trails throughout the area providing access to the beautiful backcountry and breathtaking vistas.

Stratton Snowmobile Tours:  802 379 1483 email: strattontours@gmail.com

Dog Sledding             

Looking for a unique winter adventure. Why not experience the exuberance of dogsledding your way across the snow.    

Snow Excuses at The Equinox

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa is set amidst the splendor of Vermont’s scenic Green Mountains with 914 acres of mountain trails right in our backyard. Located in Manchester, a mountain town that has everything: delicious dining, history & of course spectacular skiing. With easy access to both Bromley & Stratton, The Equinox is right in the epicenter for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter recreation.

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802-362-4700

Guests at The Equinox can also challenge themselves with the Land Rover Driving Experience, or just take in the fresh mountain air strolling through town to check out the designer outlets. For the kids or your inner child take the resort sleds for a spin, twirl on our outdoor skating rink or visit the snowman garden to build a frozen friend. And when your busy day is done, you can relax by the firepit or with a massage in the spa or a swim in our heated indoor pool before indulging in a memorable dinner in a historic setting.

Snow Excuses Package includes:

  • Discounted overnight accommodations
  • Plus a daily breakfast to start each ski day sunny side up
  • One S'mores Kit to end your evening by the Fire Pit

Valid for stays 12/1/2021 through 4/10/2022. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates may apply. Be sure to make ski reservations well in advance as ski tickets will not be sold on the mountain and reservations must be made in advance for skiing through either Bromley or Stratton. Includes breakfast for up to 2 adults and children under 12 booked in the same room.

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