February Vacation Week Activity Guide

by Gabrielle Martin

It's almost that time of year again: February vacation is just around the corner, and at Sugarloaf, that means attendance is optional (though highly recommended to avoid that ill-fated FOMO), pajamas are encouraged, and recess never ends.

For those planning to spend it slope-side, get stoked to experience peak-season conditions paired with non-stop family-friendly entertainment all week longplus, with some very special 21 and up events, there's sure to be something to do for everyone in your crew.


Saturday, February 19

We’ll be starting a weeks’ worth of fun vacation festivities on Saturday, February 19.

Live entertainment alert! You’ve got two incredible options for live après entertainment this evening: join Jay McClure at 45 North from 3-5:30pm, or you can catch Cold Chocolate in The Widowmaker from 3-6pm—alternatively, if you’re feeling especially ambitious, opt in to attend both.

Sunday, February 20

Who says Sunday has to be scary?

Kick-off your winding-down-the-weekend après activities with 3 Day Funk in The Widowmaker from 2-5pm.

Monday, February 21

Start the week with a sweet treat after shredding the slopes.

S'mores on The Beach

We’ll be serving s’mores on the Beach from 3-4pm, free for all ages and first-come, first serve.

Next up is après music from Treadstone in The Widowmaker from 3-6pm, followed by Family Skate Night at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center from 5-8pm; end your evening with a fireworks display on The Landing at 7pm.


Tuesday, February 22

Enjoy après music from in The Widowmaker by Ryan Halliburton from 3-6pm today.

Wednesday, February 28

Here’s what’s happening midweek in the mountains…

Horse & carriage rides

We will also be offering free horse & carriage rides on Wednesday from 2-4pm around the Base Area, which will begin outside Guest Services near the shuttle drop-off; follow this fun-for-all-ages activity with après entertainment in The Widowmaker from 3-6pm by the Marshall Nelson Trio.


Thursday, February 24

Adventure awaits.

Join us on a guided snowshoe adventure that incorporates every little Loafer's favorite read, Amos The Moose: A Sugarloaf Story by Claudia Diller, into a 30-minute snowshoe activity where families can walk through the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center's forest on an immersive storybook experience.

Storybook Snowshoe

The Storybrook Snowshoe Safari is happening this Thursday at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center from 1-3pm. Spend time with Amos and friends at the start and end of your adventure; hot chocolate will be provided in the lodge. This family-friendly activity is most appropriate for children ages 12 and under.

Join Thomas Hoatson & The Traveling Newburys for après in The Widowmaker from 3-6pm, or head to the Outdoor Center for the week’s second pick-up Hockey Night, happening from 5-8pm.


Friday, February 25

Skull & Roses will take the stage at The Widowmaker from 2-6pm on Friday, February 25 in a free-for-all-ages entertainment event.



Saturday, February 26

When the lifts stop spinning, the party is just beginning.

You’ll have your choice for live après entertainment on February 27: head to 45 North for a performance by Steve Prince from 3-5:30pm, or watch The Widowmaker All-Stars perform in The Widowmaker from 3-6pm.

Join us in the great outdoors for a guided tour of the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center snowshoe trails at night under the moon and stars. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided at the Warming Hut, where a toasty fire waits roaring in the woodstove. Be sure to bundle up and BYOH (bring your own headlamps). Cost of registration covers your guide, rental equipment, and snacks.

The Fire on the Mountain continues tonight in the King Pine Room and The Widowmaker with A Band Beyond Description, Englishtown Project, and A Phine Connection. Tickets are required and must be purchased online, in advance.


Sunday, February 27

Winding down the weekend with us?

Widowmaker live music

Sans Souci will be playing a free-for-all-ages show The Widowmaker from 1-4pm on February 27.

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