Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

January 31, 2019Green Mountain National Forest, Lost Ski Area, outdoors, Route 9, skiing, winter 8 Comments

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 border in the Heartwellville section of Readsboro, Dutch Hill … Read More

Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry

Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry

December 26, 2018activities, Chittenden Reservoir, Green Mountain National Forest, outdoors, Rochester, Rutland County, Windsor County, winter

RJ Thompson wants more people to enjoy the outdoors. An avid backcountry skier, mountain biker and hiker, Thompson knows just how much Vermont has to offer. Now he wants to help make it easier to enjoy those kinds of outdoor activities by creating a Vermont backcountry hut system of four-season cabins across the state. Thompson, … Read More

Embracing Love and Loss at Dog Mountain

Embracing Love and Loss at Dog Mountain

October 1, 2018activities, art gallery, arts, arts and culture, Caledonia County, Northeast Kingdom, trails

Not many places can evoke feelings of happiness, whimsy and sadness all at once. High on a hill in St. Johnsbury, the late illustrator and woodcarver Stephen Huneck created a magical place to celebrate our spiritual connection to dogs. When you visit Dog Mountain, you might find yourself smiling one minute and crying the next. Stephen … Read More