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  • 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...

  • Nostalgia and Community Spirit at Northeast Slopes in East Corinth
    Nostalgia and Community Spirit at Northeast Slopes in East Corinth

    Northeast Slopes takes pride in what hasn’t changed since the ski area opened 84 years ago. Northeast Slopes, located along Route 25 in East Corinth, got its start after a handshake agreement between a ski club president and a local farmer. When the ski area opened...

  • 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...

  • Happy Vermonters: Angus McCusker Finds Peace and Community in the Backcountry
    Happy Vermonters: Angus McCusker Finds Peace and Community in the Backcountry

    Deep in the woods of Brandon Gap, Angus McCusker skis the backcountry and feels right at home. McCusker, a co-founder and executive director of the Rochester & Randolph Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA), skis over 100 days a year. Many of those days are spent in the...

  • The Classic Vermont Seesaw’s Lodge Stays True to its Roots
    The Classic Vermont Seesaw’s Lodge Stays True to its Roots

    The spirit of Johnny Seesaw’s is alive and well. After reopening Seesaw's Lodge under new ownership in 2018, the historic establishment in Peru still feels like the legendary lodge that’s been welcoming skiers since the 1930s. Owners Ryan and Kim Prins, along with their business partners, used...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...