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Skier descends a ski trail through the woods in the sunshine

Sunny Sunday ski tour + early-February snow on its way?

Posted 1/30/22

Saturday's cold tempertures kept us inside doing chores and making Linzer Schnitten cookies (so good!). But Sunday was the day to ski in the sunshine! It was a balmy 11 degrees midday when we did a…

Photo of cross-country skier and tall pine trees

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…

Backcountry ski tour in Stowe, Vermont

Snow and warm temps in Stowe, Vermont's Sterling Forest

Posted 2/21/14

We knew that Friday’s weather was going to be gloomy, so the Skimeister and I took time on Thursday to do a backcountry ski tour in Stowe’s Sterling Forest. We wanted to enjoy the snow before it got…

Skiing in Stowe's Sterling Forest

Skiing the trails in Stowe's Sterling Forest

Posted 2/16/13

On a sparkling day, the Skimeister and I enjoyed a ski tour in the Sterling Forest of Stowe, Vermont. This town-owned land has a network of backcountry skiing and snowshoe trails. It is also crossed…

Snow, sleet, rain and Catamount Trail coupons

Posted 12/18/12

Well, elevation means everything this week in Vermont. While many towns and villages and base lodge areas have seen rain and sleet, there's been a mix of snow, sleet and rain up higher on the…

Catamount Trail skiing & a stay at a farmhouse inn in Waitsfield, Vermont

Posted 1/31/11

Catamount Trail Light snow fell most of the weekend in Vermont's Mad River Valley and on the other side of the Green Mountains, where I was skiing section 17 of the Catamount Trail. As our group…

Views and turns earned on Burling and Beaver Meadow Trails

Posted 1/22/11

Well if it's going to be 10 degrees, it's always nice to have the sun out! We were treated to sunshine and blue skies as a group of us skied up the Beaver Meadow Trail and down the Burling Trail in…

Eight resorts now open; and Catamount Trail member savings

Posted 11/27/10

Mother Nature has been cooperating with Vermont ski resorts by allowing for some serious snowmaking to take place recently. And, some snow squalls added a bit of natural snow to the mix today. Eight…

Cold, scenic ski tour in the woods in Stowe, Vermont

Posted 1/31/10

I'd say it was about 5 degrees (F) on Saturday when we clicked into our skis in the Sterling Valley area of Stowe, Vermont. Needless to say, it was not a day for dallying about. We selected a…

We're off and skiing in Vermont; and women's nordic event approaches

Posted 12/7/09

We're off and skiing in Vermont! Have you hit the slopes yet? I plan to go on Tuesday; I'll be sure to let you know how it is. It's nice to see that occasional snow is in Vermont's forecast this…

It's snowing in Vermont — and NYT features the Catamount Trail

Posted 3/2/09

I just had a lovely, blustery walk for some Vietnamese pho (a delicious noodle soup). It's snowing again in Vermont! I discovered another great page on the NOAA/National Weather Service site. It…

January 10 brings fun nordic events to Vermont ski country

January 10: Free cross-country skiing or snowshoeing at several resorts, and a Ladies Nordic Expo

Posted 1/5/09

Freebies don't come along every day, so this is one to take advantage of this weekend. Several Vermont nordic centers are offering free or discounted trail passes, cross-country skiing lessons and…

A Catamount Trail marker that is nearly buried in last winter's snow

Help put a shine on a Vermont winter gem: the Catamount Trail

Posted 10/3/08

Looks like it will be a cool but rather sunny weekend here in northern Vermont. October is a nice month to get out onto the trails and hey, while you are at it, perhaps you'd consider working a bit on…

On the Bolton-Trapp ski trail, part of Vermont's Catamount Trail.

Your vote could deliver $50K to Vermont's Catamount Trail

Posted 6/17/08

This news just came into my inbox... The Catamount Trail Association (CTA) is one of five finalists for a $50,000 grant that could help secure some 90 miles of unprotected sections of the…

Catamount Trail Assoc. wants your opinion — yes, you!

Posted 4/15/08

I got an e-mail from the Catamount Trail Association, the caretakers of the 300-mile-long ski trail that covers the length of the state of Vermont. They are asking people to fill out their online…

My first Bolton-Trapp Trail backcountry ski excursion

Posted 3/2/08

I love checklists. It gives me great satisfaction to tick things off as I complete them. Yesterday I had the pleasure of checking off the Bolton-Trapp Trail on my skiing to-do list for this season. It…

Ah, the beauty of backcountry skiing in Vermont!

Catamount Trail celebrates completion of trail with many events

Posted 2/22/08

The Catamount Trail Association (CTA), the group that cares for the 300-mile trail that runs the length of Vermont, got some good press a couple of days ago in the Burlington Free Press. The article…

A view from Mountain Top nordic center

A snowy nordic ski at Mountain Top

Posted 2/10/08

Snow was the word of the day. We were headed this morning for Mountain Top Nordic Center in Chittenden, Vt., near Killington and Rutland. I had heard good things about it, so this was the time to…

I smell discounts!

Hallelujah! I got my Catamount membership discounts!

Posted 2/5/08

I recently found a little treasure in my mailbox. The Skimeister and I received our Catamount Trail Association membership cards and the discount booklets that come with them. The Catamount Trail is…

Sweet turns in Honey Hollow, near Camel's Hump

Sweet snow found in Honey Hollow

Posted 1/5/08

I've been wanting to ski Honey Hollow from Huntington for a couple of years. It's located near Camel's Hump—partially in Huntington and Bolton, Vermont. I've snowshoed and even skied up a ways from…

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