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The Orvis Experience

A Trusted Name in Outdoor Adventure

The Orvis Company was founded in Manchester, Vermont in 1856, and in the decades since has become synonymous with adventures in the great outdoors. Guests at The Equinox can enjoy lessons in fly fishing and shooting with Orvis’ trained instructors right here in the Green Mountains. Whether you’re a beginner who’s never cast a line or aimed a gun, or someone with years of experience, these schools can help you improve your technique.

Please contact the concierge for additional information.


Orvis Fly Fishing School

Learn how to cast like a seasoned angler, from setting up your rod and selecting the perfect fly to catching and then safely releasing your fish. Classes are held on the famed Battenkill River and on fully stocked casting ponds, so you’re sure to catch a big one. And since classes are limited to one or two people, you enjoy a lot of personal attention.

Orvis Shooting School

No matter how experienced you might be handling a gun, you’ll learn new techniques with instruction based on the English Churchill method. This instinctive approach to shotgunning can be used for upland and waterfowl hunting as well as sporting clays. Classes include instruction on stance, footwork, gun handling, swing, visual concentration, proper gun mount and correct fit of the gun stock, plus a chance to learn from the best.

Chief Happiness Officer

Meet Cooper

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa's most popular employee, Golden Retriever, Cooper the Equinox Resort's Chief Happiness Officer. Cooper's day-to-day tasks include greeting guests with the #EquinoxPawsUp greeting. Cooper will also concentrate his canine efforts on creating memories with all of our guests and making everyone feel at home.


Cozy up with Cocktails & Apps

Equinox Igloo Experience

2 Hour Private Igloo Experience complete with Charcuterie for Four & a Bottle of Wine or Prosecco or 4 Craft Beers.


Snow Zone - Follow the Signs - Snowmen at Work

Snowman Garden

Snowman Kits also available for sale in the Gift Shop - Snow Excuses - It's Time for Fun

  1. Do You Want to Build a Snowman



The Equinox provides a stunning backdrop for your dream wedding and the perfect balance between historic charm and modern amenities.

  1. Explore

On The Lincoln Lawn near the Snowman Garden

S'mores by the Firepit

S'mores Kits Available for Purchase in the Gift Shop or at the Front Desk

  1. Make it Sweet

Out on the Hill

Hit the Sleds

Grab one of the resort sleds & then head out for some old-fashioned winter fun. Then on your way in, warm-up and relax by one of the fires.

  1. Burr & Burton

So Much Fun

Monster Trax Snow Shoes

Kids can explore the snow with Monster Trax Snow Shoes available at the resort. If Adults want to join in the fun, adult snow shoes are also available to rent from Bradley’s Pro Shop and The Mountain Goat.

  1. Kid Approved!

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Local Lunches

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