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Spring has sprung! Gotta make the most of the snow!

Posted 3/20/21

We're looking at a stretch of sunny (yay!) and warm (not so yay!) weather in Vermont. Better get out on the snow while we have it! Forty-six inches of snow at the stake atop Mt. Mansfield. That's…

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Bring on the snowstorms, March! We know you can do it!

Posted 3/3/21

Recently we've been enjoying the snow any way we can — from powdery goodness to challenging crust.  This morning after a thaw-and-freeze cycle, it was nice to cross-country ski on groomed trails with…

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Now more than ever, we’re so grateful for snow!

Posted 2/5/21

We’ve been clicking into our skis a few times a week lately. We especially like getting out on the snow before we work from home. It's such a great way to start the day. Here in northern Vermont the…

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Mother Nature comes through with snow!

Posted 1/18/21

We were so happy to see the forecast for this past weekend change for the better! Forecasters had been warning of rain, but in the mountains it snowed and snowed some more! Thank goodness! We clicked…

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Exploring the woods on skis & praying for more snow

Posted 1/9/21

Over the last month, the Skimeister and I have worked to counteract cabin fever by heading out into the woods. It's great to slide around and listen to the wind and the woodpeckers — even if there…

Snowmaking guns at work at Sugarbush, VT

Snowmaking frenzy allows more ski areas to open for the 2020 - 2021 ski season in Vermont

Posted 12/9/20

Vermont has been enjoying cold temperatures recently and it's been a boon for snowmaking. When Mother Nature is slow to deliver, the snow guns come out! More ski areas will join the 5 resorts already…

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Roaming the hills and getting excited for the snowy season in Vermont!

Posted 10/19/20

Did you hear our highest peaks got snow last weekend? That's always cool to see in October. It gets us excited for skiing! We've been hiking to get our legs in shape for all those left turns and…

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SkiMaven’s annual ski swap post — the 2020 COVID edition

Posted 9/5/20

Updated 11/12/2020 The coronavirus is throwing a wrench into a lot of plans. Ski swaps are no exception. The volunteers who run these fundraising events have gone back to the drawing board to figure…

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Killington, Pico, Magic Mountain and Mad River Glen and more ski areas also to close due to coronavirus concerns

Posted 3/15/20

Update on 3/16 at 5:30 p.m.: Smugglers' Notch is the last ski resort in the state to announce it will stop operating at end of day on March 17. Update on 3/15 at 2 p.m.: Bolton Valley Resort will…

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Stratton and Sugarbush join the list of Vermont ski resorts to close immediately due to coronavirus worries

Posted 3/14/20

On Saturday evening, after Vail Resorts' announcement, Alterra Mountain Company said it will stop spinning the lifts at their many properties. Starting immediately, Stratton and Sugarbush ski resorts…

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Stowe, Okemo and Mount Snow will close for a week due to coronavirus concerns

Posted 3/14/20

All of Vail Resorts' North American ski resorts will close from March 15 - 22. This includes Stowe, Okemo and Mount Snow in Vermont. The announcement came on Saturday evening, March 14. The company…

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Jay Peak and Burke Mountain ski resorts to close for the season due to coronavirus threat

Posted 3/13/20

Update on 3/14/20: Middlebury Snow Bowl will close for the season on Sunday afternoon, as will Rikert Nordic Center. They said Middlebury College is taking measures “in response to current health…

Lotsa snow in northern Vermont!

Posted 3/2/20

What a weekend in northern Vermont. Ski resorts got between 1 and 3 feet of snow over the past week and skiers and riders rejoiced! Photos courtesy: Bolton Valley Resort Jay Peak Resort …

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One day, two mountains — A well-rounded tour of Sugarbush Ski Resort in Vermont

Posted 2/22/20

Today was all about sunny turns. It was a gorgeous day to be outside and we chose to spend it on the slopes at Sugarbush Resort in northern Vermont. We've skied Sugarbush a number of times over the…

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On today's agenda: A ski tour at Camel's Hump Nordic in Huntington, Vermont

Posted 2/16/20

In the shadow of Vermont's third-highest peak (Camel's Hump) sits a low-key, nonprofit trail system called Camel's Hump Nordic Ski Area. We did a very nice ski loop there this morning. Camel's Hump…

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Below zero temps didn't keep us away from earning turns in northern Vermont today!

Posted 2/15/20

I'll admit it: I was a bit concerned when the Subaru's thermometer was still reading -7 degrees (F) and we were about to put our boots on. I had really wanted it to get to zero. But the sun was out…

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Day 2 of romping in the powder in the Vermont backcountry

Posted 2/9/20

It was so good on Saturday, we came back for a second helping on Sunday! It was below zero when we left our house this morning, but it actually got warmer as we drove up the mountain access road. The…

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Pow, pow and more pow in northern Vermont!

Posted 2/8/20

It was a super Saturday in the backcountry in northern Vermont! What fun it was to earn turns through more than a foot of fresh powder! Check out our photos. The only reason you aren't seeing me…

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Fun day to try out new AT gear in the Vermont backcountry!

Posted 2/1/20

In the backcountry, I've been using telemark gear — the older lift-served variety. It's been challenging and fun, but I've been envious of the light AT gear that people use as they climb past me. And…

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A satisfying cross-country tour at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont

Posted 1/25/20

We're getting some weird weather again this weekend in northern Vermont. We decided to get some cross-country striding in before the mixed precipitation started.  The Skimeister and I clicked into…

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