SportsEvents Magazine

SEP 2017

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t September 2017 50 Burlington The Greater Burlington area offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor venues for virtually any sport. Part of the Lake Cham- plain Region, Burlington is known for its natural beauty. Hotel rooms: 2,500 Major facilities: The University of Vermont offers the 4,000-seat Gutterson Fieldhouse Ice Rink, Fieldhouse and Indoor Track, a gym, baseball complex, soccer/lacrosse field, outdoor track, field hockey field and natatorium. Saint Mi- chael's College offers a basketball gym, natatorium, a two-rink arena, a field for field hockey/lacrosse/soccer, a baseball field and a softball field. Contact: Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Killington The Killington Region is home to Killing- ton Mountain Resort & Ski Area, one of the largest ski areas in the world. Hotels: 6 properties Major facilities: Killington Resort has 95 miles of skiing and snowboarding terrain, many of which also host mountain biking and hiking when snow has melted. The area also has two PGA golf courses. Contact: Killington Chamber of Commerce, Stowe Stowe is a mountain town located in northern Vermont and is known for skiing. In fact, Stowe combines a 200-year-old village with Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak. Sports such as hockey, soccer, lacrosse, badminton, Ultimate Frisbee and tennis are also frequently played here. Hotel rooms: 1,750 Major facilities: Stowe Arena houses an NHL-size ice arena from June through March and then a turf arena in April and May. The city also offers 50 acres of usable fields and approximately 15 soccer fields. Contact: Stowe Area Association, n From USA Triathlons to Nordic Cup Spirit Soccer and USA Hockey, Vermont has long hosted top winter events. But this northeastern state goes well beyond winter sports. With unique topography, picturesque landscapes and one-of-a-kind cities and towns, the Green Mountain State offers every- thing needed for any sport, any time of year. "Event planners have discovered Vermont," said Susan Smith, executive director for the Vermont Convention Bureau. "With a wide range of venues for virtually any sport, planning and hosting a success- ful event is assured. Whether indoors or outdoors, sports enthusiasts have raved about the diverse and exciting venues Vermont has to offer." n Rope course in Lake Champlain ► SITE SELECTION GUIDE: VERMONT VERMONT

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