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Heading for the final stretch

Posted 4/3/09

Believe it or not, many Vermont resorts picked up a few inches of snow early this week. I skied in it a bit late Thursday afternoon in the Bolton Valley backcountry trails. With the warm…

Great snow, ski racing and romantic ski trips in Vermont

Posted 2/5/09

The snow remains in great shape here in Vermont. Yesterday the Skimeister and I took a quick cross-country ski nearby and the coverage was excellent. It was very chilly, however, so we retreated to…

Winter Carnival time in Vermont, and a backcountry skiing event on Sunday

Posted 1/23/09

Friday afternoon update: The Skimeister and I took a longish lunch and did some cross-country skiing at Catamount nordic center in Williston, Vt. The coverage was good. My poles punched through about…

It's snowing in Vermont

Posted 12/12/08

The world is looking pretty white today. Ain't it grand? Jay Peak ski resort is reporting 24 inches of snow in the last two days. Exaggeration? Not sure. I plan on hitting the snow tomorrow, when it…

Ski ticket discounts for Vermonters (and Vermont-resident-wanna-be's)

Posted 11/17/08

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE CURRENT VERMONT LIFT TICKET DISCOUNTS!>> Updated 3/13/2009 2008-2009 Season Deals I've compiled a list of Vermont ski ticket discounts. That's right, these are some…

Uncoordinated? You may want to check out Okemo's new "loading belts"

Posted 11/10/08

Your first chairlift ride as a beginner can be frightening. I remember as a ski instructor that adults tend to need a little coaxing to feel confident that they can survive it, while novice kids look…

Ski Vermont 3 Pass is a Vermont ski ticket discount to consider

Posted 10/9/08

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE CURRENT VERMONT TICKET DISCOUNTS POST!>> Ski Vermont, an advocate for the Green Mountain State's ski industry, is offering a limited number of Ski Vermont 3 Passes and Ski…

Northern and Central Vermont ski swaps and ski sales

Posted 9/29/08

<<CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE 2018 LIST OF SKI SWAPS!>> I don't know about you, but I'm looking for some ski gear before the snow flies this year. For one, I want to pick up some plastic telemark boots…

A snowy afternoon at Okemo base

Okemo: Southern Vermont's growing resort

Posted 2/10/08

I'm spoiled rotten. I got to stay slopeside at Okemo this weekend. My friends, Jennifer and Dan, have a condo there that allows you to walk out the back door and click into your skis. You do have…

"I smell stuffing!" says this Stowe skier on Nov. 20

'Twas the day before Thanksgiving

Posted 11/21/07

'Twas the day before Thanksgiving, and all through the house, people were looking for their winter gear, and starting to grouse. OK, I've found my boot bag, long johns, hats and mittens, helmet, and…

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