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Brattleboro is a small yet surprisingly busy city set on the banks of the Connecticut River. Known as a gathering place for artists and musicians, creativity and free spirit keep the air alive and make a visit here exciting and reviving. Galleries and art stores line the streets of downtown, each month opening their doors in the evening for Gallery Walk, a special showing event to meet the artists. Winter Carnival is a major event, as are the annual competitions at the Harris Hill Ski Jump, the only 90-meter ski jump in New England. It was built by the Brattleboro Outing Club in 1922 and has been in use ever since. Vermont’s Green Mountains ...

Brattleboro is a small yet surprisingly busy city set on the banks of the Connecticut River. Known as a gathering place for artists and musicians, creativity and free spirit keep the air alive and make a visit here exciting and reviving. Galleries and art stores line the streets of downtown, each month opening their doors in the evening for Gallery Walk, a special showing event to meet the artists. Winter Carnival is a major event, as are the annual competitions at the Harris Hill Ski Jump, the only 90-meter ski jump in New England. It was built by the Brattleboro Outing Club in 1922 and has been in use ever since. Vermont’s Green Mountains extend south to the border, and nestled in them is Mount Snow, one of New England’s oldest ski areas. Its facilities and trails cover two mountains, and offer a full service resort with indoor sports as well as a full range of snow and ice sports, from cross-country and downhill skiing to skating and snowshoeing. Nearby Adams Farm offers winter sleigh rides.

Lura Seavey
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Lura Seavey is the author of Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire and she has contributed to several Thomas Cook guidebooks, including Drive Around Catalonia, Travellers Mallorca, and Travellers Barcelona.

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    Ski season begins in late December and lasts through March.