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  • The Winter Solstice
    The Winter Solstice

    I am always surprised when the first day of winter arrives in Vermont. It feels like it's already been winter around here for several weeks. We've had quite a bit of snow, and the air has been frosty since Halloween. I don't know about you, but...

  • Vermont’s Winter Landscape
    Vermont’s Winter Landscape

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  • Winter Wonderland in Vermont
    Winter Wonderland in Vermont

    It's been snowing on and off in northern Vermont since Sunday night. As of yesterday, 27 inches of snow fell in the town of Fletcher. Not far behind was the town of Underhill, our former home, which reported about 22 inches of snow. Now that we...

  • Holiday Road in the Little Town of Orwell
    Holiday Road in the Little Town of Orwell

    The festive display on Main Street in Orwell caught me by surprise. I didn't expect to be so comforted by the town's holiday decorations, especially because my senses have been overloaded with holiday songs on the radio and Christmas commercials on television. With all of...

  • Views from Bethel Mountain Road
    Views from Bethel Mountain Road

    -Bethel Mountain Road A handful of Vermont roads are closed during the winter months because they are too steep and challenging to navigate in the snow. Most of these mountain or "gap" roads cross the Green Mountains and are closed to traffic between November and May. Bethel...

  • Scenic Smugglers Notch: Exploring Route 108
    Scenic Smugglers Notch: Exploring Route 108

    The opening of Route 108 through scenic Smugglers Notch is a rite of spring in Vermont. This scenic road that winds through a narrow pass between Mount Mansfield, Spruce Peak and Sterling Mountain is closed to traffic during the winter months. Located near Vermont's tallest...

  • Spring Skiing in Vermont
    Spring Skiing in Vermont

    Some of Vermont's best skiing and riding can be found in March. The snow is soft and the sun is warm, making conditions ideal for classic spring skiing. March tends to be Vermont's snowiest month, but it varies from year to year. Still, most Vermont resorts...

  • February Light in Vermont

    The increasing amount of afternoon light is something to be celebrated this time of year in Vermont. On a brisk February afternoon, the sun lingers a bit longer and you can feel the dark days of winter beginning to wane.Deep down we all know it...

  • A Snowshoe Trek to Slayton Pasture Cabin

    Dave and I went snowshoeing on a recent Saturday afternoon at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Owned by the von Trapp family (of The Sound of Music fame), the lodge has a world-class Nordic ski center with 100 km of terrain. Our goal was...

  • A Vermont Photographer Inspired by Winter

    If you were asked to describe a snowflake, what would you say? Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, who lived in Jericho, Vermont, was fascinated by snowflakes. A small collection of his 19th century photographs of snowflakes went on sale last week at the American Antiques Show in New...