Winter Fun

There’s no better time to enjoy the top of Vermont that wintertime! Here’s just a sample of the fun things you can do while staying with us at the Phineas Swann!

Skiing Jay Peak

The Jay Peak Resort is rightly famous for its excellent skiiing, with the greatest snowfall amount in all of Vermont. We have a full page on our local skiing at Jay for you to explore.

Cross-Country Skiing

For awesome Cross-Country Skiing, you either can go to Jay Peak and ski over their beautifully groomed trails which travel over their landscaped golf course when it’s covered in snow, or you can experience some of the best cross-country skiing in New England at the Craftsbury Cross Country Center.

Rental of equipment is available right in town at “First Trax” (326-7023).


Dogsledding is gaining in popularity, and our area now offers several choices to enjoy this exciting sport.

Eden Adventures is the area’s premier adventure guide service, offering Dogsledding and a variety of other winter and summer activities. Dogsledding rides last approximately one hour.


Vermont is the home of VAST, the Vermont Association of Snowmobile Trails. With hundreds of miles of trails throughout the farms and mountains of the Northeast Kingdom, snowmobiling is one of the most popular winter sports in Vermont.

Guided Snowmobile Rides

2 Hour Tours: 1 rider per sled, $199; 2 riders per sled, $249

Reservations recommended at least 24 hours in advance


You can reserve a pair of snowshoes from the Phineas Swann for no cost. Make sure to call in advance to reserve.

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides

They offer many types of sleigh rides, from large family get-togethers to a romantic evening sleigh ride for two. They have four New England style sleighs to choose from. Evening rides, star lit rides, or fun day time rides are all available. Lajoie accepts Visa/MasterCard. Reservations are required. (802) 644-5347

Lajoie is located just outside Jeffersonville, VT. Take Rte. 108 North. At the intersection with Rte. 15, stay on Rte. 108 North for 2.3 miles.  Turn left onto Pollander Road