The best things to do in the scenic state of Vermont require a mountain and plenty of powder, and one in search of these conditions need not look further than our West Dover vacation rentals!
Home of the beautiful Mount Snow, winter sports enthusiasts flock to West Dover to enjoy what is arguably the Northeast's most entertaining and abundant natural resource - snow! Whether you're a snow bunny or a seasoned shredder yourself, or are just looking to enjoy the charm of small-town New England from a cozy home away from home, a stay in one of our Vermont vacation rentals is sure to satisfy.
As previously mentioned, West Dover's greatest attraction is Mount Snow. With a summit elevation of 3,600 feet, 588 total skiable acres, and four main mountain areas, including 100 acres of ten terrain parks (for those looking to add to their repertoire of tricks on the super-pipe), it's easy to spend countless hours shredding the snowy slopes. The mountain is also host to a series of winter sports events and competitions, making it a mecca for aspiring pros and casual boarders looking to learn from the best.
If you're having trouble finding balance on a board, or are simply along for the ride, perhaps a massage, facial, or herbal wrap at Mount Snow's holistic Naturespa will provide the rejuvenation you need to nail tomorrow's first run. The spa offers seasonal specialties, so sore muscles, tense shoulders, or tired minds can find relief at the hands of experienced masseuses any time of the year. Even if you don't have time to hit the spa, a no-stress stay in one of our West Dover vacation rentals will ensure comfort and relaxation so you can focus on enjoying your New England getaway.
The fun at Mount Snow isn't limited to the winter months. The summer season is just as jam-packed with alpine activities as its chilly counterpart. When snow-covered trails shed their wooly white blankets, mountain bikers hit the lifts to explore the slopes on wheels in the Mount Snow Bike Park. Those looking for a little adventure can let gravity take the wheel (literally) and try a few runs on Trail 7, dubbed the largest introductory trail in the East.
Adrenaline junkies and leisure lovers unite on the links at the Mount Snow Golf Club, but that isn't to say a round or two on this course won't get your heart pumping. Nestled in the Green Mountains and boasting radiant emerald fairways, a round in the mountains poses a unique challenge to both casual and serious golfers.
If you're looking to get off of the mountain for a bit, Wilmington, VT. is only about eight miles from West Dover and offers family fun at the Zora Adventure Center and aquatic adventures with High Country Marine on Lake Whitingham. Approximately 70 miles northeast await the snow-capped peaks and trails of Killington. West Dover and Mount Snow are known for being exceptionally accessible, and are only about 150 miles from the historical sights of Boston and 100 miles from Hartford.
When the flakes fly this winter, you'll want to be one of two places - flying down the slopes of Mount Snow or cozy and comfortable in one of our accommodating West Dover vacation homes!
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