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  • Farm to Ski at Strafford Nordic Center
    Farm to Ski at Strafford Nordic Center

    Friendship and farmland are at the heart of the Strafford Nordic Center. The 700-acre cross-country ski area is located on two adjoining Upper Valley farms and operated by three lifelong friends – Jeremiah Linehan, Rett Emerson, and Earl Ransom. The base lodge, trail head, and scenic trails...

  • Learning to Ski with Olympian Barbara Ann Cochran
    Learning to Ski with Olympian Barbara Ann Cochran

    I'm very excited to be a guest contributor to Ski Vermont's All Mountain Mamas blog. My second post in the series is about learning patience and perseverance from Olympian Barbara Cochran at Cochran's Ski Area in Richmond. I hope you'll follow my adventure as I...

  • Learning to Teach My Daughter to Ski at Cochran's
    Learning to Teach My Daughter to Ski at Cochran's

    I'm very excited to be a guest contributor to Ski Vermont's All Mountain Mamas blog. My first post is about gearing up to start teaching Phoebe how to ski at Cochran's Ski Area in Richmond. I hope you'll follow my adventure with Phoebe this winter! Our...

  • A Return to the Slopes of Vermont
    A Return to the Slopes of Vermont

    Bromley Mountain is where I first learned to ski in the 1970s. Shortly before my fourth birthday in December 1974, I wrote a letter to Santa Claus that was published in the local newspaper. In the letter, I asked Santa for a tea set, a...

  • Rikert Nordic Center: Ski Country in Vermont’s Middlebury Gap
    Rikert Nordic Center: Ski Country in Vermont’s Middlebury Gap

    -Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton When people ask me about good mountains for alpine skiing, I'll often suggest places like Jay Peak, Sugarbush, Stowe or Bromley. For Nordic skiing, I'll tell them to visit Trapp Family Lodge, Wild Wings or Ole's Cross Country Ski Center. All...

  • World-Class Ski Jumping at Harris Hill Competition in Brattleboro
    World-Class Ski Jumping at Harris Hill Competition in Brattleboro

    Updated Jan. 10, 2020 The Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition in Brattleboro represents a unique opportunity to witness future Olympic hopefuls up close in Vermont as they launch from the takeoff at speeds of 60 mph on a the Olympic-sized 90-meter jump. This year’s event on Feb....

  • Winter Recreation for All at Cochran’s Ski Area
    Winter Recreation for All at Cochran’s Ski Area

    Mickey and Ginny Cochran bought a home in Richmond, Vermont in 1961 so their family could ski. Not on the slopes of Stowe, Sugarbush or Mad River Glen, but rather in their own backyard. On the hillside behind their house, the couple carved out a...

  • 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...

  • Lost Ski Area: Snow Valley in Winhall

    The small but wonderful Snow Valley ski area in Winhall, Vermont operated between 1938 and 1982. The mountain had 15 trails with memorable names like Steeple Chase, Bulldozer, Boomerang, and Misery (a tough trail!). Growing up in nearby Manchester, I was fortunate enough to spend my...

  • Winter is Here

    The snow is a little late this year, but it's finally here. Several areas of the state did receive a few inches over the weekend, and more snow is in the forecast this week. It won't be long before the mountains are fully covered with...