Snow Day Events in Vermont
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont hosts its annual Snow Days event each winter. These free events give Vermonters the opportunity to try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, in an effort to encourage physical activity during the cold winter months. Rentals are free on a first-come, first-served basis.
In previous winters, we have hosted Snow Days events at the Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center in Grafton, Mountain Meadows in Killington, the Catamount Outdoor Family Center in Williston and the Bolton Valley Ski Resort in Bolton. On top of the cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, we had a bonfire, healthy snacks a free fleece hat for the first 50 attendees.
We surveyed attendees, and more than half of them agreed that the events made them more aware of the benefits of being physically active, and 100 percent of surveyed attendees would recommend Nordic skiing or snowshoeing to others in their communities.
One touching comment reads, "I was able to bring my 4 year old snowshoeing for the first time! I would not have been able to do this otherwise. We lost our snowshoes in a fire five years earlier and have not had the funds to replace them. THANK YOU for this event! It was very much appreciated!"