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  • A Return to the Slopes of Vermont
    A Return to the Slopes of Vermont

    Bromley Mountain is where I first learned to ski in the 1970s. Shortly before my fourth birthday in December 1974, I wrote a letter to Santa Claus that was published in the local newspaper. In the letter, I asked Santa for a tea set, a...

  • Rikert Nordic Center: Ski Country in Vermont’s Middlebury Gap
    Rikert Nordic Center: Ski Country in Vermont’s Middlebury Gap

    -Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton When people ask me about good mountains for alpine skiing, I'll often suggest places like Jay Peak, Sugarbush, Stowe or Bromley. For Nordic skiing, I'll tell them to visit Trapp Family Lodge, Wild Wings or Ole's Cross Country Ski Center. All...

  • World-Class Ski Jumping at Harris Hill Competition in Brattleboro
    World-Class Ski Jumping at Harris Hill Competition in Brattleboro

    Updated Jan. 10, 2020 The Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition in Brattleboro represents a unique opportunity to witness future Olympic hopefuls up close in Vermont as they launch from the takeoff at speeds of 60 mph on a the Olympic-sized 90-meter jump. This year’s event on Feb....

  • Winter Recreation for All at Cochran’s Ski Area
    Winter Recreation for All at Cochran’s Ski Area

    Mickey and Ginny Cochran bought a home in Richmond, Vermont in 1961 so their family could ski. Not on the slopes of Stowe, Sugarbush or Mad River Glen, but rather in their own backyard. On the hillside behind their house, the couple carved out a...

  • A Touch of Gray: Cloudy Days in Burlington
    A Touch of Gray: Cloudy Days in Burlington

    -One of many cloudy days in Burlington Exactly 20 years ago, I was living in the Seattle area interning at a weekly newspaper and waiting tables at the Brown Bag Cafe.  I loved the Pacific Northwest, but the grayness was hard to take.  One day in...

  • November in Vermont: An Underrated Season
    November in Vermont: An Underrated Season

    How would you describe November in Vermont? If you asked me that question 10 years ago, I would have told you that it was dark, dreadful and depressing. Right now we're in the middle of  "Stick Season" in Vermont, when the leaves are mostly gone...

  • Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham
    Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham

    The sap at Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham was boiling when we arrived on Saturday. Smoke and steam were billowing from the sugarhouse, and all I could smell was the sweet scent of maple. Dave and I decided to take a drive to this Addison...

  • Shelburne Farms in Winter
    Shelburne Farms in Winter

    I've visited Shelburne Farms quite a few times over the past several years. But last week was the first time I've ever been to the 1,400-acre working farm and national historic landmark in winter. Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, Shelburne Farms was established in...

  • Mountain Views on Sparrow Farm Road in Montpelier
    Mountain Views on Sparrow Farm Road in Montpelier

    I drove the back roads of Montpelier on my way to work on Friday. The temperature was -2, the sun was out and the sky was icy blue. I love this part of Montpelier, and I need to explore it more often. Sparrow Farm Road,...

  • Winter in Weston

    I love a winter bluebird day as much as anyone, but there is something about a gray winter sky that is very comforting, too. Dave and I visited the town of Weston last weekend for a quiet getaway. I spent a little time photographing some...