Ski Resorts

  • At Small Vermont Ski Hills, Less is More
    At Small Vermont Ski Hills, Less is More

    In the early days of New England skiing, winter enthusiasts flocked to small Vermont ski hills like Northeast Slopes in East Corinth, Gilbert’s Hill in Woodstock (home of the first rope tow in the United States), and Prospect Mountain in Woodford. Vermont skiing has come a...

  • Happy Vermonters: Dave Moulton Embraces Change in the Ski Industry
    Happy Vermonters: Dave Moulton Embraces Change in the Ski Industry

    Dave Moulton has seen a lot of changes in the ski industry over the past 30 years. In the 1980s, neon ski suits were all the rage, snowboarding was in its infancy, and terrain parks didn’t exist. “One of the biggest changes I’ve seen over the years...

  • The Spring Tradition of Pond Skimming at Ski Areas
    The Spring Tradition of Pond Skimming at Ski Areas

    **Update: March 14, 2020 - Due to the coronavirus, many ski areas around Vermont are closing early for the season.  Pond skimming competitions are a rite-of-spring in ski culture. Between March and May, ski areas across the world celebrate the end of the season with skiers and snowboarders gliding...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Adventures In Ski School at Bolton Valley
    Adventures In Ski School at Bolton Valley

    I’m looking forward to being a regular contributor this winter for Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My first post of the season is about following Phoebe's adventures in ski school at Bolton Valley. I hope you’ll follow my adventure with Phoebe! My daughter Phoebe is...

  • 6 Vermont Ski Areas to Hike in Summer and Fall
    6 Vermont Ski Areas to Hike in Summer and Fall

    Hiking Vermont ski areas should be one of those must-do activities in the summer and fall. After all, with hundreds of miles of trails, Vermont offers plenty of hiking opportunities for novice and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking Vermont ski areas is also a rewarding way to...

  • A Wine Festival Celebrating the Flavors of Vermont and Beyond
    A Wine Festival Celebrating the Flavors of Vermont and Beyond

    Hob Nob Pinot Noir from France. Villa Pozzi Pinot Grigio from Sicily. Honora Winery Chardonnay from Vermont. The Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival returns to Mount Snow Sept. 20-22 featuring tasting seminars with wines from Vermont and around the world. The annual festival, first held...

  • A Peek Inside Smugglers Cave
    A Peek Inside Smugglers Cave

    I have been through Smugglers' Notch on Route 108 dozens of times, but until last weekend I had never noticed the small cave just beyond the parking area. The cave is located about 60-feet from the scenic road (known as the Notch) that winds through Cambridge...