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A Spring Skiing Spectacular at Mad River Glen!

Posted 4/13/19

These are the days you might dream about in the winter when it's zero degrees and you're planning to hit the mountain. It reached about 60 degrees at the base of Mad River Glen on Saturday. The sun…

A spectacular Saturday on the snow

Posted 3/9/19

It was a stunning day on the snow today! Not a cloud in the sky, a deep snowpack and warm temperatures. So very nice indeed. The Skimeister and I headed to Stowe, Vt., to do a backcountry ski tour.…

Weekday skiing rocks! A beautiful Tuesday at Sugarbush’s Mt. Ellen

Posted 3/5/19

With the day off today, I warmed up the Subie and headed to Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush Resort. I was hankering for some uncrowded laps on high-speed lifts. And that's what I got! As you surely know,…

Cross-country skiing in Stowe, Vermont.

Primo cross-country skiing conditions today

Posted 2/17/19

Today I skied with a group at the Trapp Family Lodge Nordic center. The snow was amazing! Apparently when we got rain in the Champlain Valley this week, the higher elevations in northern Vermont got…

All hail the powder! Amazing powder day at Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont

Posted 1/30/19

What a day to take off from work! The weather forecast looked promising and we think it over-delivered. Smugglers’ Notch reported 12 inches of new snow overnight. And when we got there we found it…

Lots of terrain open and spring-ish conditions at Stowe Mountain Resort today

Posted 12/15/18

It felt like an early-spring skiing day today! I hit the lifts at Stowe Mountain Resort and enjoyed the trails on both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Most of the trails and lifts are open due to the…

Cold, sunny, fluffy morning in the backcountry in Stowe, Vermont

Posted 12/8/18

We didn’t see many people on our ski tour this morning. Probably because it was darn cold! We started our ski tour in the bright sun but in temperatures around 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The new snow that…

Biking in the Champlain Valley, Vermont

Summer in Vermont: Skiers find thrills in the mountains and on the water

Posted 7/23/18

Despite our love for winter and all things cold and frosty, there are some benefits to the "off-season" here in Vermont. We like to make the most of summer in our scenic state whether we're on two…

A little April snow = nice cross-country skiing

Posted 4/7/18

The southern part of Vermont got several inches of new snow on Friday. Up in Stowe, it was more like two inches, but it was enough to make for some very nice groomed cross-country skiing today. The…

Vail, Colorado: Sunny & tons of terrain to play in, but no epic snow this year

Posted 3/23/18

As luck would have it, we were in Colorado recently when the snowstorms started pounding the Northeast! We had planned a get-away to Eagle County and Summit County long before it became clear that…

Skiing five fun, diverse peaks at Breckenridge, Colorado

Posted 3/13/18

Yes, it’s true: This is not a skiing post about Vermont. We went to Colorado last week! While Colorado is not having an epic winter by any means, it was still wonderful to ski in a little fresh snow…

Nice grooming + temperatures make for a fun cross-country ski at Trapp Family Lodge

Posted 2/11/18

The recent snowfall has laid down a nice blanket of snow in Stowe, Vermont. My friend and I headed for the Trapp Family Lodge cross-country center early on Sunday morning. Before the crowds arrived,…

Pleasantly surprised on the slopes of Stowe, Vermont!

Posted 1/26/18

Freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw. Yes, this weather rollercoaster is getting a bit old. We wanted to do some lift-served skiing today in the sunshine and we weren't expecting the conditions to be too…

Light powder + backcountry trails = Fun!

Posted 12/16/17

It didn't feel like mid-December today in the backcountry trail network at Bolton Valley. While there isn't a very deep base of snow, there was plenty of light powder to make turns through. Bolton…

Zipping around the corners on Jester at Sugarbush, Vermont.

December 3rd serves up typical early-season conditions. And tacos.

Posted 12/3/17

On this morning when the blue sky peeked out at us a bit, we enjoyed a good early-season workout for our skiing legs. It's so nice to make turns in early December! We headed to the Mad River Valley…

It felt like winter on Saturday; spring on Sunday. A fun, snow-filled April weekend!

Posted 4/9/17

I had to double check the date that was appearing on my phone on Saturday. We went out for a backcountry ski and it felt and looked like February rather than April 8! Saturday in the Backcountry We…

Bluebird day + great cross-country skiing at Craftsbury

Posted 3/26/17

We made the most of a gorgeous day and snow-free driving conditions by jumping in the Subaru and pointing it north toward Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury, Vermont. We arrived to find some…

Earning turns and surfing the new snow in northern Vermont

Posted 3/25/17

Some northern Vermont peaks picked up several inches of snow over the last couple of days. While in the valleys we saw a mix of precipitation, the snow piled up in high places such as Stowe, Bolton,…

Cold cross-country skiing today; Snow on the way this weekend

Posted 2/10/17

Brrrrrrrrrrrr. It was cold today on the trails at Trapp Family Lodge Nordic center this morning. The snow was cold, as well, and it squeaked when you walked on it. My friends and I made a beeline…

Say "wow" to January "pow"! It was fun to ski in the Stowe woods!

Posted 1/28/17

Pow! We got some fine backcountry turns today in the woods of Stowe, Vermont! A weather system or two put it all together to deliver 11 inches or more of snow at higher elevations in northern Vermont…

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