Vermont Vacation Winter Guide

26 Vermont Winter Vacation Guide 2018/2019 FEATURED STATEWIDE SERVICES VERMONT ARTS COUNCIL 802‑828‑3291 136 State St., Montpelier, VT 05633 The Vermont Arts Council is the state’s des‑ ignated arts agency providing grants and services to, and information about, Vermont’s creative community. Its Sculpture Garden and Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier feature rotating exhibits by Vermont artists. Open Mon.‑Fri., 8:30‑4:30 pm. Visit the Council’s website for cultural opportunities and a state‑ wide calendar of arts events.  VERMONT ASSOCIATION OF SNOW TRAVELERS 802‑229‑0005 26 VAST Ln., Barre, VT 05641 Founded over 50 years ago, VAST is respon‑ sible for the organization of the sport of snow‑ mobiling, maintaining and grooming over 5,000 miles of trails. One of the oldest snow‑ mobiling organizations in the U.S., VAST is a non‑profit, private group that includes 121 clubs statewide, with over 24,000 members combined. (See ad p. 24) VERMONT BREWERS ASSOCIATION 802‑448‑3045 PO Box 985, Burlington, VT 05401 Wherever you go in Vermont, you’ll find dif‑ ferent styles, different tastes and a common bond. And with every new taste, you’ll get to know the flavor of our state a little better. From the brewers who led the way, establish‑ ing our craft, to a new generation of taprooms waiting to be discovered. (See ad p. 47) VERMONT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 802‑223‑3443 PO Box 37, Montpelier, VT 05601 Stay, play and discover more in Vermont this year with our statewide tourism resources that include the official Vermont Vacation Guides and the VisitVT Facebook and #vis‑ itvermont Instagram. Considering staying, living and working in Vermont? As the larg‑ est business organization in the state our busi‑ ness directory is your resource to find the best places to work. VERMONT CONVENTION BUREAU 802‑860‑0606 60 Main St., Suite 100, Burlington, VT 05401 The Bureau offers complimentary statewide event planning services to anyone looking at Vermont for a meeting, wedding or special event. We’ll match your vision and expec‑ tations to the perfect venue, location and services anywhere in the state. We are here to help you create a successful conference or event! (See ad p. 24) F eatured S tatewide S e r v i c e s Live, grow, work and play in Vermont. Utilize these state‑ wide resources to find out what you need to start your Vermont adventure today. Be sure to also look at the full list of statewide resources start‑ ing on page 77. N O R T H E R N VT C E N T R A L VT S O U T H E R N VT F E A T U R E D S T A T E W I D E S E R V I C E S Learn about all thingsmaple. Visit a variety of sugar houses in full operation during sugaring season. One of a kind activities include sugar house tours, horsedrawn wagon rides, sugar-on-snow parties, and candy making dem‑ onstrations. Maple partnerships include breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and Inns/B&Bs that highlight the diversity of uses for maple syrup in their unique recipes. There is plenty to see, do, taste and experience for people of all ages in celebration of Vermont’s maple crop! Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association For a full list of participating sugar houses and event information visit Maple Open House Weekend March 23-24, 2019 SOME VERMONT MAPLE SYRUP FACTS: • Vermont produced 1,940,000 gallons of syrup in 2018, 46% of the syrup made in the U.S. • Vermont has a 3-year average of producing over 1,750,000 gallons of syrup per year • The 2018 season was the longest in four years – 52 days (which means that producers report gathering sap on 52 different days).