Windham Mountain Resort has been welcoming skiers for decades, with a reputation for blending a family-friendly atmosphere with cutting-edge innovation. “Fantastic family mountain!” writes New Yorker Abigail Drescher Meyer in a Facebook review. “We became regulars at Windham with our children as babies; ten years later they are now expert skiers and boarders. You will never find better instruction or nicer people on a ski mountain. Windham's terrain is enough to keep everyone interested, and the groomers make it happen, even in the worst of times.”
Windham Mountain Resort has been welcoming skiers for decades, with a reputation for blending a family-friendly atmosphere with cutting-edge innovation.
Windham has made the transition to a four-season resort with golf, skyrides, a day camp for kids, and a topflight mountain bike park designed by Gravity Logic. But they haven’t let their ski game go downhill (pun intended). On the contrary, skiers this season will enjoy the results of $2 million in capital improvements: a new system of fully automated snow guns, nearly three miles of new snowmaking pipe, and the addition of a new PistenBully 200 Winch Cat to the grooming fleet. This means that the popular intermediate trail Wiseacres, on the West Peak, will be open this year whether Mother Nature cooperates or not. In keeping with Windham’s ethics, the improvements are environmentally friendly.
The mountain has 285 skiable acres and 54 trails over two peaks, six terrain parks, and 12 lifts, as well as state-of-the-art services to help everyone—from experts to raw beginners have a blast. “This year, we are debuting a completely new learn-to-ski program,” says communications manager Becky Pine. “We’ve redesigned everything, from our rental shop to the experience on the hill with our instructors. We’re initiating a terrain-based system that puts you through aseries of different terrains on a slope designed so you can’t run off it; it allows you to get that gliding sensation without fear, because the slope will stop you. It’s all about first-timers doing it right off the bat, instead of spending time on flat terrain learning to turn and stop.”
Windham has always been committed to providing skiing for absolutely everyone who’d like to ski. Since 2005, they’ve operated the Gwen Allard Adaptive Sports Center, where folks with disabilities will find a skiing experience tailor-made for them in a dedicated 7,200-square-foot lodge with a cozy great room. “People come from all over the country to see the program and use it as a model,” says Becky. “We’re one of only 40 resorts in the country that offers adaptive skiing. We’ve got a full-time staff and 250 volunteers helping disabled people get on the slopes to enjoy the outdoors.” There are fresh treats in store for snow tubers and snowmobilers in the resort’s Adventure Park, as well—new machines in the snowmobile fleet and a new, much faster conveyer lift and serpentine track for tubers.
“Windham is a terrific little town, and the lodge is right in the middle of it—it’s a great place to have a great time,” says Becky. “Our overall focus is on constantly moving forward, and we just keep making it better.”
Windham has always been committed to providing skiing for absolutely everyone who’d like to ski.
The Adventure Park also offers a 7,200-square-foot outdoor ice rink, complete with a rental shop and warming station.
Windham takes equal care in making your après-ski experience an enjoyable one. Soothe away muscle aches at the spa, or loosen up with a yoga session. There’s a movie theater and free wi-fi. Dining choices include the Rock’n Mexicana (lots of tequila options and a roaring fire in the fireplace) and on-mountain eateries with choices ranging from Belgian waffles to sushi to grab-n-go burgers, soups, and sandwiches. You’ll never be far from a hot chocolate or a glass of wine
Shuttles carry guests from the mountain to the lodge. “Windham is a terrific little town, and the lodge is right in the middle of it—it’s a great place to have a great time,” says Becky. “Our overall focus is on constantly moving forward, and we just keep making it better.”
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