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  • 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...

  • Famous Ski Family Taps into the Maple Syrup Business
    Famous Ski Family Taps into the Maple Syrup Business

    -Doug Brown boils sap at Slopeside Syrup in Richmond. The Cochran family is famous for its tiny ski hill and 70s-era Olympic champions. While the next generation of Cochrans is continuing the ski racing tradition, four family members are pouring their energy into producing Vermont maple syrup. Just...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Plan to Save Mount Ascutney Ski Area
    A Plan to Save Mount Ascutney Ski Area

    Ascutney Mountain may not be a lost ski area for long. The West Windsor ski area, which went bankrupt and closed in 2010, could be turned into a community recreation area offering backcountry skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The town just needs to raise...

  • The Art of Teaching Kids to Ski
    The Art of Teaching Kids to Ski

    This winter I was a guest contributor for Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My final post in a three-part series includes a Q&A with Olympian Barbara Cochran about keeping kids interested in skiing. It's not as easy as you think! In the end, my 3-year-old...

  • Route 100: The Legendary Skier’s Highway in Vermont
    Route 100: The Legendary Skier’s Highway in Vermont

    What’s your favorite Vermont town along Route 100? For me, it’s a toss-up between Weston (where I was married) and Warren (where I used to live). Route 100 stretches 216 miles along the spine of the Green Mountains through 33 classic villages and towns, from Jacksonville...