Winter

  • 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...

  • 6 Beautiful Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter
    6 Beautiful Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter

    Updated Nov. 21, 2020 "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...

  • Dog Sledding in Vermont with Braeburn Siberians
    Dog Sledding in Vermont with Braeburn Siberians

    Ear rubs and chin strokes are part of the package at Braeburn Siberians. If you're looking for dog sledding in Vermont options, then look no further than Braeburn Siberians of Windsor. The company, owned and operated by Kathy Bennett and Alex MacLennan, is dedicated to sharing...

  • 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,...

  • 8 Cozy Inns Perfect for a Vermont Winter Getaway
    8 Cozy Inns Perfect for a Vermont Winter Getaway

    Vermont winter getaways are all about curling up by the fire with a good book or glass of red wine after a day outdoors. Whether you plan to ski, snowshoe, or shop in Vermont, a stay at a local inn can make your trip all the more...

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

    Photo courtesy of Stratton Mountain. 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, I would explore trails in the woods on...

  • A Winter Trek Through the Notch in Stowe
    A Winter Trek Through the Notch in Stowe

    Route 108 through Smugglers’ Notch is known as one of the most scenic drives in Vermont, at least between May and October. But when the snow flies, a three-mile section of this scenic, winding road is closed to traffic. That’s not to say that Route 108...