Winter

  • Holiday Road in the Little Town of Orwell
    Holiday Road in the Little Town of Orwell

    The festive display on Main Street in Orwell caught me by surprise. I didn't expect to be so comforted by the town's holiday decorations, especially because my senses have been overloaded with holiday songs on the radio and Christmas commercials on television. With all of...

  • Views from Bethel Mountain Road
    Views from Bethel Mountain Road

    -Bethel Mountain Road A handful of Vermont roads are closed during the winter months because they are too steep and challenging to navigate in the snow. Most of these mountain or "gap" roads cross the Green Mountains and are closed to traffic between November and May. Bethel...

  • Scenic Smugglers Notch: Exploring Route 108
    Scenic Smugglers Notch: Exploring Route 108

    The opening of Route 108 through scenic Smugglers Notch is a rite of spring in Vermont. This scenic road that winds through a narrow pass between Mount Mansfield, Spruce Peak and Sterling Mountain is closed to traffic during the winter months. Located near Vermont's tallest...

  • Spring Skiing in Vermont
    Spring Skiing in Vermont

    Some of Vermont's best skiing and riding can be found in March. The snow is soft and the sun is warm, making conditions ideal for classic spring skiing. March tends to be Vermont's snowiest month, but it varies from year to year. Still, most Vermont resorts...

  • February Light in Vermont

    The increasing amount of afternoon light is something to be celebrated this time of year in Vermont. On a brisk February afternoon, the sun lingers a bit longer and you can feel the dark days of winter beginning to wane.Deep down we all know it...

  • A Snowshoe Trek to Slayton Pasture Cabin

    Dave and I went snowshoeing on a recent Saturday afternoon at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Owned by the von Trapp family (of The Sound of Music fame), the lodge has a world-class Nordic ski center with 100 km of terrain. Our goal was...

  • A Vermont Photographer Inspired by Winter

    If you were asked to describe a snowflake, what would you say? Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, who lived in Jericho, Vermont, was fascinated by snowflakes. A small collection of his 19th century photographs of snowflakes went on sale last week at the American Antiques Show in New...

  • Vermont Winter Scenes

    [caption id="attachment_2248" align="aligncenter" width="929"] Lincoln Peak in Warren.[/caption]   Icy branches in Waitsfield. Mount Mansfield (photo taken in Jericho, Vermont)....

  • Winter Glow on Camel's Hump

    I never grow tired of this view. The morning sun on Wednesday created an incredible white glow on Vermont's mountain peaks. This photo was taken from my office in Montpelier as soon as I arrived to work. (Here's a photo of the same view taken...

  • Sledding at Casey's Hill in Underhill, Vermont

    Casey's Hill is a famous sledding hill in the Pleasant Valley area of Underhill, Vermont. The hill, which sits in the shadow of Mount Mansfield, has been a popular sledding destination for generations. On any given winter weekend, you'll find dozens of kids and families...