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Skiing to Slayton Pasture Cabin

As four-time Olympian Larry Damon famously said, Stowe's annual Race to the Cabin is "a pretty easy race; there's only one hill." Yes, but that hill entails a 1,000-foot elevation gain in just five kilometers. Racers tackle the uphill course, climbing deep into the woods to the finish line at Trapp Family Lodge's Slayton Pasture Cabin, where hot soup, sandwiches and a toasty fire await. The record race time? Seventeen minutes. For visitors who'd like to take things slower, the cabin is open daily in winter, and the lodge's 2,500 acres include 37 miles of groomed trails and 62 miles of backcountry trails for cross-country skiers of all levels.

The Race to the Cabin is planned for the second weekend in January; visit the website in advance for details. Slayton Pasture Cabin is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily in winter, accessible via the Outdoor Center at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. Info, trappfamily.com.

Resolution Run

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  • First Run

According to the Washington Post, 40 percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions, vowing to break bad habits or commence good ones. Looking to start 2019 on the right foot? Join Vermont's first annual Resolution Run, a spirited 5K and youth fun run through Chittenden County's snow-blanketed fairgrounds. Hosted by RunVermont — the nonprofit behind the popular Vermont City Marathon — the event invites runners to don festive costumes and stick around after the race for hot chocolate and snacks by a roaring bonfire. Cheers to a bright New Year!

Monday, December 31, at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. Weather permitting. Info, runvermont.org.

Vermont International Festival

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  • KeruBo

Visiting the Vermont International Festival is akin to globe-trotting — without all the trotting. Presented by the Vermont Performing Arts League, this multicultural celebration brings together musicians, dancers, storytellers, food vendors and craftspeople to raise awareness of local cultural and ethnic organizations. In its 26th year, the fest features Afro-jazz tunes by KeruBo, Japanese-style drumming by Burlington Taiko, Highland dancing by the Heather Morris Celtic Dancers, Polish piping by Rik Palieri and much more. Between shows, sample Austrian apfelstrudel, Argentinean empanadas, South Indian dosas or Romanian crêpes. Talk about world flavor.

Friday, November 30, through Sunday, December 2, at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. Info, vermontinternationalfestival.com.

click to enlarge Slayton Pasture Cabin - COURTESY OF LAUREN STAGNITTI PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Slayton Pasture Cabin

Skiing to Slayton Pasture Cabin

Pour reprendre les célèbres paroles du quadruple champion olympique Larry Damon, l'événement annuel Race to the Cabin à Stowe est « une course assez facile; il n'y a qu'une seule côte ». Certes, mais cette côte représente un dénivelé de 300 mètres sur seulement 5 kilomètres. Les coureurs doivent affronter la montée et s'enfoncer profondément dans les bois pour atteindre la ligne d'arrivée, située au Slayton Pasture Cabin du Trapp Family Lodge, où les attendent de la soupe chaude, des sandwichs et un bon feu de bois. Le temps record? Dix-sept minutes. Pour les visiteurs qui préfèrent se la couler douce, le chalet est ouvert tous les jours en hiver, et le domaine de quelque 1 000 hectares comprend 60 km de pistes aménagées et 100 km de sentiers hors-piste pour les skieurs de fond de tous les niveaux.

L'événement Race to the Cabin est prévu pour le deuxième week-end de janvier; visitez le site Web à l'avance pour connaître les détails. Slayton Pasture Cabin est ouvert de 10 h à 15 h en hiver, et on y accède par la base de plein air du Trapp Family Lodge à Stowe. Info : trappfamily.com.

Resolution Run

click to enlarge First Run - COURTESY OF LEE KROHN
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  • First Run

Selon le Washington Post, 40 pour cent des Américains prennent des résolutions du Nouvel An, souhaitant adopter de nouvelles habitudes ou se débarrasser des mauvaises. Vous voulez commencer 2019 du bon pied? Joignez-vous au premier événement annuel Resolution Run, une course de 5 km amusante et dynamique au travers du parc d'expositions couvert de neige de Chittenden County. Organisé par RunVermont, l'organisme sans but lucratif qui orchestre le populaire Vermont City Marathon, l'événement invite les coureurs à porter un costume festif et à rester après la course pour déguster un chocolat chaud et des petites collations auprès d'un grand feu de joie. Vivement la nouvelle année!

Le lundi 31 décembre à la Champlain Valley Exposition d'Essex Junction. Si le temps le permet. Info : runvermont.org.

Vermont International Festival

click to enlarge KeruBo - COURTESY OF KERUBO
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  • KeruBo

Visiter le Vermont International Festival, c'est un peu comme faire le tour du monde – mais sans s'épuiser. Présentée par la Vermont Performing Arts League, cette grande fête culturelle réunit musiciens, danseurs, conteurs, restaurateurs et artisans dans le but de mieux faire connaître les organisations culturelles et ethniques locales. Au programme de cette 26e édition : les mélodies afro-jazz de KeruBo, les percussions de style japonais de Burlington Taiko, la danse écossaise des Heather Morris Celtic Dancers, la cornemuse polonaise de Rik Palieri et beaucoup plus. Entre les numéros, goûtez à l'apfelstrudel autrichien, aux empanadas argentines, aux dosas du sud de l'Inde et aux crêpes roumaines. Tout un monde de saveurs à découvrir!

Du vendredi 30 novembre au dimanche 2 décembre, à la Champlain Valley Exposition d'Essex Junction. Info : vermontinternationalfestival.com.

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