Sitting in the green pastoral Mad River Valley between the range of the Green Mountains to the west and the Northfield Mountains to the east, Waitsfield is a skier’s heaven and one of two towns that the skiing fraternity flocks to, the other being the town of Warren. Low-key, laid back and hip, Waitsfield is for the adventurous soul that is happy to vegetate in a cute village-like town with a general store that attracts the tour bus crowds. Vermont is famous for its production of maple syrup; so you know breakfast will probably be pancakes slathered in the stuff before hitting the slopes in this premier skiing area.
The town of Waitsfield has been voted best ski town for its brilliant local food scene, breath taking scenery and the rich diversity of its natural attractions. Its economy is based on the 2 nearby ski resorts, Sugarbush Resort and Mad River Glen. The town has a vibrant dynamic restaurant scene featuring locally brewed beer and smoked meat, attracting not only the ones looking to satisfy hunger pangs but the gourmand looking for the ultimate treat, no matter what time of the year. You can even lie back and watch a movie at The Big Picture Theater and get fed at the same time.
The entire area is cloaked in gently carved ridges cradling the valley with sprawling fields snugly following the river. In winter the mountains are dotted with snowboarders and skiers, whilst in the summer months the region is perfect for hiking forays and those looking for secluded water holes or waterfall showers to make the skin tingle.
If you want to hang with the locals in the summer months, head to the old covered bridge at La Rou Farm that crosses the Mad River and dive into one of the most perfect swimming holes in the area.
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