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  • Pete and Sandy Gebbie are farmers and skiers with three backyard rope tows. When the snow is good, friends—and sometimes strangers—come over to ski. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the first rope tow in the United States, which opened at Gilbert’s Hill in......

  • When it comes to Vermont ski history, 1934 was a big year. Ninety years ago, the first rope tow in the country opened in Woodstock. In 1934, the Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol at Stowe Mountain Resort became incorporated, and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built......

  • Have you ever wondered why Vermont towns or villages have the words center, falls or mills tacked on?  If you’ve spent time in Vermont towns, you’ve come across places like Waterbury Center, Enosburgh Falls, Cookeville, or Post Mills. Or, you’ve been to places with east,......

  • Mount Tom in Woodstock is a small but mighty mountain. The mountain’s environmental legacy, easy public access and central location in the community make it a special place in Vermont. Mount Tom is where you’ll find miles of trails, beautiful views, a shining mountaintop star,......

  • For a small state, Vermont is big on trails. The Long Trail, Catamount Trail, and Kingdom Trails are among the state’s most legendary areas for hiking, backcountry skiing, and mountain biking. Fortunately, access to Vermont winter trails can happen without going to a ski resort......

  • The Vergennes Community Foodshelf, located in a small red building behind the Vergennes Congregational Church, could pass for a tiny general store. The food shelf is open twice a week and is stocked with everything from eggs, milk and meat to vegetables, fruit and pet......

  • Actor Jonathan Goldsmith first visited Vermont as a teenager. At that time, the Bronx-born adolescent had no idea he would eventually make the Green Mountains his permanent home. Back then, Goldsmith’s father had a farmhouse in Ghent, N.Y., and they often traveled to the Manchester......

  • Alicia Taylor and Joanna Alpizar met at a pop-up roller-skating event in Burlington. The two BIPOC women became fast friends and are now on a mission to create a public, welcoming, year-round space for roller-skating in Vermont, specifically in the Burlington area. A Lifelong Love for......

  • Looking for Vermont holiday events in 2023? Small-town parades, stunning light displays and holiday markets are just a few of the ways to celebrate the holiday season in the Green Mountain State. Here are just a few Vermont holiday events that are sure to bring plenty......