|Manchester Vermont is a pleasant New England town situated in Bennington County beneath Mount Equinox and has long been a favored summer retreat, but it now attracts tourists visiting nearby ski resorts and shoppers looking for deals at the factory outlets. Tourism is not the only industry. Iron mines, marble quarries, and lumber companies have also exploited the natural surroundings. Manchester was named after the great manufacturing city in England. Manchester Vermont found its place in the mid-19th century as a playground for wealthy urbanites looking for a summer retreat from the stifling city air.|
Although Manchester has traditionally relied on its tranquil setting to attract visitors, today one of the most popular Manchester attractions are the factory outlets on the outskirts of town. Stratton is the closest big ski resort to Manchester. The slopes are especially popular with snowboarders. Many visitors to the resort choose to spend the night in a Manchester Vermont hotel. Whether you are in Vermont for a ski vacation, a fishing retreat, a shopping trip, or to treat yourself at the Equinox spa, Manchester Vermont is a great place to stay.
|The Village of Ludlow is a classic Vermont setting, featuring an array of shops, restaurants, attractions, church bazaars, summer lawn concerts, country fairs and community suppers that can be enjoyed by guests and residents alike. Located in the southwestern part of Rutland county, it is bounded by Plymouth in the north, Cavendish and Chester in the east, Andover and Weston in the south, and Mt. Holley in the west.|
The village of Ludlow, nestled just northeast of the Green Mountain National Forest, was well developed before anyone thought of skiing on Ludlow Mountain. It has retained its New England charm with wonderful examples of earlier architectural styles.
While the old dry goods, general merchandise stores and old mills have long been forgotten, Ludlow over the centuries has seen the old stove, hardware and furniture store replaced with hotels, inns, restaurants and a booming ski industry. Aside from this it is surrounded by an industrious and thrifty farming community. Altogether, Ludlow Vermont a lively and charming place.
|The Stratton Village is a bustling hub with world-class shops, local crafts, and casual and fine dining all within steps of your front door. The Village is Vermont through-and-through: rustic yet refined, a small town with a worldly view. Pop into the village for an afternoon of shopping, or simply take a stroll after a romantic nightcap. Environmentally, Stratton continuously finds a balance between fun and accountability. While enjoying this mountain home, they maintain a deep respect for the power and diversity of their surroundings and all that share it with them.|
Stratton Mountain and Intrawest are associated with quality providers, and provide top-quality services to their customers at any one of their resorts. Intrawest has a network of premier resorts ranging from the tops of towering mountains to championship golf courses and pristine beaches.
|Rising above the village of Ludlow, in south-central Vermont, Okemo Mountain Resort is a family-operated, four-season, outdoor enthusiast's playground. The resort continues to earn top awards and accolades for snow quality, grooming, terrain parks, family programs, slopeside lodging, resort dining, and friendly and professional guest service.|
Serving as a gateway to Okemo Mountain Resort, the town of Ludlow is a thriving, authentic New England village with Main-Street charm and local flavor. Gift shops, galleries and boutiques entice strolling shoppers, while assorted cafes, eateries and fine restaurants invite diners, après-ski revelers and nighttime partiers to while away the off-snow hours. Okemo's central location also makes it ideal for daytime excursions to family attractions and points of natural and historic interest.
|Whether blanketed in winter white, sporting the deep emerald the Green Mountains are named for, or dazzling in fiery fall color, these mountains know no season. The "Heart of Vermont" is embodied in the Killington Region - spectacular mountains, outdoor adventure, quaint New England towns, peaceful farmland, country stores and unique shops. The Town of Killington is home to the largest ski and snowboard resort in eastern North America, two 18-hole championship golf courses and Pico Mountain Resort & Adventure Center. In the middle of it all is the famous Killington Access Road, which offers countless options for lodging, shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife.|
|There's an original skiing-first spirit at Magic, born over 50 years ago, but now renewed. Magic connects deeply with those who come here for two big reasons: its awesome terrain and its authentic community "vibe". It's why Magic not only endures but now offers skiers and riders a true alternative to today's crowded corporate resorts. At its core, Magic is a "mecca" for skiers and riders who want to challenge themselves on its legendary expert trails and off-piste glades. These are real black diamonds, with real snow, real steeps, and real obstacles to overcome. And, Magic's original 1960s-style trails deliver a more interesting and fun experience at all ability levels.|
But it's Magic's skiers who create a spirited community like no other. It's a laid-back, friendly vibe where friends and families commune at Black Line Brew Pub to tell stories; where volunteers pitch in to help clear trails; where many have invested in Magic's future; and, where new "winter friends" are made every season. There are some who yearn for discovering something different, original and true. And, for those that have ventured here, it has made all the difference.