What to Pack for Your Vermont Winter Adventure

Swift House Inn, Middlebury, Vermont. Caleb Kenna Photography
Swift House Inn, Middlebury, Vermont. Caleb Kenna Photography

7 Items You Need on Your Vermont Packing List – December – April

Winter in Vermont brings blustery temperatures and ever-changing conditions. The picturesque landscapes and charming towns come alive with seasonal festivities. So you’ll want to be well equipped to face the elements. Whether you’re a snow sports enthusiast or someone who prefers to snuggle up by a fireplace, packing strategically is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable trip.

1. Waterproof Boots

Don’t forget a waterproof, insulated pair of boots for navigating snowy streets and trails. You will often find yourself walking on gravel driveways and wading through occasional puddles. The lawns can also be very wet. It’s usually too damp for sneakers and loafers.



These are warm, comfortable, and waterproof. Plus, they are easy to slip on and off.


2. Wool Socks

Cotton Socks will slip in your boots and get damp. Knee-high or ankle-length wool socks deflect moisture and stay on nice and tight.


3. Beanie or Wool Hat

Nobody cares what your hair looks like in Vermont, and everyone wears beanies. They really keep your head warm.


4. Waterproof Parka


It’s been raining a lot lately. And also when it snows, it’s a good idea to have a heavy duty coat.



There are many great options from LL Bean, Northface, and Columbia.

5. Mittens or Gloves





Warm, cozy hand protection is an absolute must when the temperature drops in Vermont, especially at night or when the wind starts blowing. You’ll want them just in case you need to be outside.

6. Scarf




A scarf is an essential item, and it doesn’t take up much space in the suitcase. It works hard to seal out cold air from your vulnerable neck with cozy warmth.

7. Water Bottle




A funny thing about Vermont is that trash cans are not super easy to find. Therefore, you don’t want to keep buying single-use plastic containers. It’s smarter to get a water bottle, which you can refill. Aren’t you thirsty just thinking about it?

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