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What to Pack: Winter Vermont Weekend Getaway

On the slopes, in style

By Megan Collins | Feb 8 2017

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When I first wrote up this draft, Groundhog’s Day was still a week away, so we didn’t know for sure if we were in for six more weeks of winter or not. Now that Punxatawney Phil definitively saw his shadow, I feel good knowing we hedged on the side of some more snowfall.

Even the thought of fresh snow puts me in a “winter weekend getaway” state of mind. If you’re itching to break out the snowboard (or, fine, ugh, SKIS) a couple more times before the season ends, too, we’ve got your packing list prepped.

For a destination (on the east coast, anyway), might we suggest Vermont? The U.S. ski team just chose the Northeast Kingdom’s Burke Mountain Resort as an official development site. Meaning, you’ll be hitting the slopes alongside members training for the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. You might even pick up a new move or two.

Be sure to leave room in that weekender for plenty of apres-ski clothes, since there’s plenty to do (i.e., eat) in town. From breakfast at Miss Lyndonville’s Diner or local favorite Auntie Dee Dee’s, to dinners at the Tamarack Grill and self-proclaimed “mountain gastropub” Burke Publick House, you’ll want to look sharp and stay warm.

Ready to hit the slopes? That’s what we like to hear.

Below, packing for a Vermont winter getaway this winter:

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…and for the bag to pack it all in:

Friday

The Travel Look

Travel grooming kit: Port Products, $28 

Saturday

Snowboarding

Snowboard:  Yes, $599 | Heattech t-shirt: Uniqlo, $8 | Socks: Stance, $20

Layer pant: Burton, $50 | Boxer: Oliver’s Apparel, $38 | Gloves: Burton, $70

Hot chocolate break

Blanket: Pendleton, $139 | Bourbon: Widow Jane, $76

Out for dinner

Watch: Michael Kors, $195 | Cardholder: Dries Van Noten, $95 | Socks: Stance, $20

Sunday

Discovering the town

Camera: Olympus, $600 | Hand warmer: Zippo, $22 | Socks: Stance, $20

TELL ME: 

WHAT’S YOUR WEEKEND GETAWAY STYLE STRATEGY?