Winter

  • 6 Winter Outdoor Alternatives to Alpine Skiing
    6 Winter Outdoor Alternatives to Alpine Skiing

    Getting outside in winter feels more important than ever as the outdoors can boost our mood and create mindfulness. In Vermont, skiing is often the go-to for outdoor winter activities. But there’s more to Vermont winters than skiing. From wooded snowshoe trails to outdoor ice skating...

  • 4 Vermont Outdoor Centers Worth Your Time This Winter
    4 Vermont Outdoor Centers Worth Your Time This Winter

    In 1969, year-round Vermont outdoor centers weren't on Tony Clark's radar. Back then, Clark was hard at work creating a network of cross-country ski trails on his inn’s property in Goshen and on adjacent U.S. Forest Service land. For decades, the trails were part of the...

  • The Catamount Trail Offers Easy Access to Vermont’s Backcountry
    The Catamount Trail Offers Easy Access to Vermont’s Backcountry

    Vermont backcountry skiing will be a popular option for outdoor recreation this winter. For those looking for alternative ways to get outside in the snow, backcountry skiing along Vermont's Catamount Trail offers something for everyone, including beginners. “The woods in the winter are a really special experience,”...

  • Prospect Mountain Ski Area Preserves its Character and Looks to the Future
    Prospect Mountain Ski Area Preserves its Character and Looks to the Future

    The winters are long at Prospect Mountain Ski Area. That’s because Prospect Mountain, located off Route 9 in Woodford, has elevation in its favor. The rugged, small town of Woodford in Bennington County has the highest elevation of any Vermont community. At Prospect Mountain, the base...

  • Get Outside: 6 Things to Do in Vermont in Winter
    Get Outside: 6 Things to Do in Vermont in Winter

    With the first significant snowfall of 2020 finally upon us, it’s time to break out the winter gear and embrace the season in all its glory. Whether you’re visiting for the weekend, planning a trip during your kids’ February vacation, or looking to break out...

  • 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...

  • Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry
    Cabin Fever in Vermont’s Backcountry

    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...

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

    **Updated January 2, 2020 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...