Vermont Vacation Winter Guide

10 Vermont Winter Vacation Guide 2018/2019 The Inside Scoop by Rebecca Murphy ome Vermonters pretend that the cold doesn’t both- er us, but we can admit that sometimes it does. That’s why new and exciting indoor winter activities are popping up all over the state, from gliding down water slides to marveling at the stars inside a planetarium. Even though Vermont is a winter lover’s paradise, don’t make the mistake of assuming that’s all Vermont is. This winter, come warm up with some of our favorite indoor activities. Waterpark, Fun Zone and Indoor Climbing! The ultimate indoor recreation oppor- tunity is undoubtedly the Pump House Indoor Waterpark at Jay Peak Resort in Jay. Sporting water slides, pools, surfing, a lazy river, and cabanas for rent, this waterpark located right off the mountain is the perfect combination of exciting and relaxing. A definite highlight is a ride down La Chute, a 65-foot-tall water slide that features a 45 miles per hour, full 360° rotation before arriving at the bottom. While actually French for “the drop,” locals lovingly joke that La Chute translates to “you’ll scream your face off.” You’ll see why after giving this a try. If you’re itching for more family fun beyond an outstanding water park, head to the FunZone 2.0 Family Fun Complex at Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Jeffersonville. This 26,000 square foot entertainment complex offers two levels of play space and high-energy fun, complete with laser tag, warrior courses, climbing walls, mini golf, a giant slide, a pirate ship, slot car races, an obstacle course for the little ones and the self-rappelling Leap of Faith. When you’re ready to refuel, hit up their delicious café that offers 10 different ice cream flavors. Elevate your Vermont vacation at Petra Cliffs Indoor Climbing Center in Burlington. Featuring high and low ropes courses, rock climbing and boul- dering, Petra Cliffs is perfect for all ages COME IN FROM THE COLD. S SMUGGLERS' NOTCH RESORT, JEFFERSONVILLE