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  • 15 Little-Known Vermont Ski Area Facts
    15 Little-Known Vermont Ski Area Facts

    What’s your favorite ski area in Vermont? Vermont is home to the best skiing in the East, offering plenty of alpine and Nordic options.  Whether you’re looking for a full resort experience or more of a homey, old-school vibe, Vermont has no shortage of terrain for...

  • Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry
    Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

    Bill Beattie started skiing at Dutch Hill in the 1950s when he was seven years old. The Vermont ski area, which opened in 1944, featured a 570-foot vertical drop and was known as having some of the steepest terrain around. Located five miles from the Massachusetts...

  • After More than 85 Years, Vermont Rope Tows Stand the Test of Time
    After More than 85 Years, Vermont Rope Tows Stand the Test of Time

    In January 1934, the first rope tow in the country began pulling skiers up a hill on Clinton Gilbert’s Farm in Woodstock. Powered by a Model-T truck engine, the tow took five days to build and cost $500. Skiers paid one dollar to ride the...

  • Trails With a View: The Best Vermont Scenic Ski Trails
    Trails With a View: The Best Vermont Scenic Ski Trails

    One of the best parts of getting out on the slopes is skiing or riding on scenic Vermont ski trails. On any number of trails across Vermont, you'll find views of Camels Hump, Mount Equinox, Mount Mansfield, and the Adirondacks. Here are scenic Vermont ski trails where...

  • The Spring Tradition of Pond Skimming at Ski Areas
    The Spring Tradition of Pond Skimming at Ski Areas

    **Update: March 14, 2020 - Due to the coronavirus, many ski areas around Vermont are closing early for the season.  Pond skimming competitions are a rite-of-spring in ski culture. Between March and May, ski areas across the world celebrate the end of the season with skiers and snowboarders gliding...

  • Famous Ski Family Taps into the Maple Syrup Business
    Famous Ski Family Taps into the Maple Syrup Business

    -Doug Brown boils sap at Slopeside Syrup in Richmond. The Cochran family is famous for its tiny ski hill and 70s-era Olympic champions. While the next generation of Cochrans is continuing the ski racing tradition, four family members are pouring their energy into producing Vermont maple syrup. Just...

  • 7 Things to Do in Vermont in Winter
    7 Things to Do in Vermont in Winter

    Are you looking things to do in Vermont in winter?  Winter in Vermont can be long, cold, dreary, and snowy. But experiencing winter means wrapping your arms around the season and enjoying it as much as possible. Here are seven ways to make the most...

  • A Weekend Escape to Burke Mountain
    A Weekend Escape to Burke Mountain

    For a small ski area, Burke Mountain is a big deal in the world of outdoor recreation. Burke Mountain Resort is where you’ll find Burke Mountain Academy, a world-renowned school for ski racing, and Kingdom Trails, an extensive trail system popular for mountain biking, fat biking,...

  • Gaining an Edge at Stratton Mountain’s Women on Snow Ski Program
    Gaining an Edge at Stratton Mountain’s Women on Snow Ski Program

    [caption id="attachment_5154" align="alignnone" width="1024"] -Instructor Amy Macy giving us pointers at Stratton Mountain.[/caption] I started skiing back in the 1970s when I was a preschooler. For a long time, skiing was my favorite sport and winter my favorite season. Nearly every weekend between December and March,...

  • Adventures In Ski School at Bolton Valley
    Adventures In Ski School at Bolton Valley

    I’m looking forward to being a regular contributor this winter for Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My first post of the season is about following Phoebe's adventures in ski school at Bolton Valley. I hope you’ll follow my adventure with Phoebe! My daughter Phoebe is...