A Tank Away: Waitsfield, Vt.
A perfect spot to hit the slopes, or not
Winter sports, an artists’ colony, and more await in this cozy hamlet
Waitsfield is blessed with a certain geographic advantage. Tucked into Vermont’s Mad River Valley, the village bustles in the shadow of two of the state’s beloved ski areas: Sugarbush and Mad River Glen. But one needn’t know the difference between a schuss and a slalom before venturing to the high country. While outdoorsmen can find options aplenty, Waitsfield also nurtures a thriving artists colony, making it a beckoning retreat to embrace winter’s last gasp or hibernate in the great indoors.