Winter in Vermont is magical. When the snow flies, you can enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and so much more.

15 Little-Known Facts About Vermont Ski Areas

15 Little-Known Facts About Vermont Ski Areas

February 13, 2019

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 beginners, intermediate and expert skiers and riders. Skiing in … Read More

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Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

Dutch Hill Ski Area Earns a New Turn in the Backcountry

January 31, 2019

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

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After 85 Years, Rope Tows Stand the Test of Time

After 85 Years, Rope Tows Stand the Test of Time

January 11, 2019

Ascutney Rope Tow/Photo by Nancy Nutile-McMenemy 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 tow and ski on … Read More

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Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry

Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry

December 26, 2018

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

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Trails With a View: Vermont’s Most Scenic Ski Slopes

Trails With a View: Vermont’s Most Scenic Ski Slopes

March 11, 2018

March is typically Vermont’s snowiest month, and that’s definitely turning out to be the case in 2018.  Recent storms have brought as much as two feet of fresh snow to ski areas, creating some of the best conditions of the season. With 100 percent of terrain open at many resorts, now is the time to explore scenic … Read More

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6 Beautiful Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter

6 Beautiful Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter

December 4, 2017

Updated Dec. 5, 2019 “The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.” – Lama Willa White-capped mountains, icy ponds, and snow-covered meadows make winter in Vermont so beautiful. So does the warmth and coziness of many Vermont towns, where you’ll find ski areas, inns, sledding hills, general stores, and restaurants. Here are six of the best … Read More

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Dog Sledding in Vermont with Braeburn Siberians

Dog Sledding in Vermont with Braeburn Siberians

February 9, 2017

Ear rubs and chin strokes are part of the package at Braeburn Siberians. The Windsor dog sledding company, owned and operated by Kathy Bennett and Alex MacLennan, is dedicated to sharing what Siberian huskies have to offer: unconditional love, respect, and remarkable energy. It’s clear that after an outing on the trails, Kathy and Alex … Read More

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Vermont this Winter

7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Vermont this Winter

January 19, 2017

Updated November 19, 2017 Winter is just around the corner. In some corners of Vermont, it feels like winter is already here (yay!). Here are seven ways to make the most of winter in the Green Mountain State. Fat Biking The wildly popular sport of fat biking seems like it has come out of nowhere, … Read More

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A Weekend Escape to Burke

A Weekend Escape to Burke

January 4, 2017

For a small town, Burke is a big deal in the world of outdoor recreation. Not only is this Northeast Kingdom community home to Burke Mountain Resort, it’s also 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, and … Read More

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