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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…

Photos of college ski racing at Trapp Family Lodge

Posted 2/3/08

Middlebury College squeaked by the University of Vermont to win the UVM Winter Carnival in Stowe, Vermont, this weekend. The Skimeister and I caught some of the nordic action on Saturday, which…

Snow, sleet & ski racing!

Posted 1/31/08

Snow is on its way this weekend, but not before a potential mix of precipitation on Friday. Hopefully Mother Nature tosses out more of the white stuff than sleet! The ski resorts are currently…

Exiting the forest at Mt. Tremblant nordic center

Nordic skiing with a French flair at Mont Tremblant

Posted 1/28/08

On Sunday, I found a nordic center that's serious about nordic skiing. We enjoyed a sunny day of good classic skiing at Ski de Fond Mont Tremblant in Mt. Tremblant, Québec. The trail network offered…

The soleil fades on Mt. Tremblant

Sunny skiing au Mont Tremblant

Posted 1/27/08

I traveled to the Great White North this weekend to have some winter fun at Mont Tremblant, Québec. Saturday dawned with clear, blue skies so we braved the cold and headed to the mountain early to…

Nice ice at Stowe Winter Carnival

New snow in time for Stowe Winter Carnival

Posted 1/25/08

When you live in the north country, winter is something you embrace. This weekend in Stowe, Vt., they're doing just that with the Stowe Winter Carnival. Some of the country’s best amateur and…

NH's Bode Miller is on the podium--again

NH's Bode Miller is now most successful US skier—ever

Posted 1/20/08

A tip of the ski hat to Bode Miller of New Hampshire, who took this weekend's combined trophy at the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuehel, Austria, and eclipsed Phil Mahre's American record for most World Cup…

Show-stopping nordic form on Broadway

Fresh cross-country skiing & fresh coffee—a tasty combination

Posted 1/19/08

I'm happy to report that there is some fresh snow up in the mountains of northern Vermont! The Skimeister and I headed to Bolton Valley's cross-country trails to do some classic nordic skiing today.…

Skate skiing at Bolton Valley

Zippy nordic skiing at Bolton Valley

Posted 1/13/08

With a warm, rainy week behind us at last, we headed for some groomed cross-country trails today. The Skimeister and I set our sights on the high-altitude trails at Bolton Valley, hoping there would…

Snorkeling at the Beav'

Snow envy

Posted 1/11/08

If those twits at Heavenly, Vail and Beaver Creek send me one more e-mail ... Their multimillion-dollar marketing machine keeps sending me mouth-watering photos of the three to 10 feet (that is not a…

Views of Camel's Hump from Catamount touring center in Williston, Vt.

Spring conditions on Catamount's X-C trails today

Posted 1/6/08

Who says you can't get something for nothing? Just this afternoon I was able to ski for free at Catamount touring center because I accompanied a Catamount center member. They offer this once a month…

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…

Heading for the 19th hole at Burlington Country Club

Watch out Muffy: Skiers are taking over the country club!

Posted 1/1/08

Fore! When the Burlington Country Club (BCC) turns from green to white, the members-only rules are lifted and Burlingtonians take to the course to ski and sled. I brought my cross-country skis to…

Cross-country touring at Catamount

Posted 12/22/07

Before hitting the road for Christmas, I clicked into skinny skis and had an enjoyable cross-country tour at Catamount. The Skimeister and I met up with Father Skimeister for a 90-minute ski. If you…

A view from the Stowe View lookout

I love my mittens

Posted 12/15/07

It's days like today that I praise the snowgods, and my parents for buying me my favorite pair of mittens. We had a lovely backcountry tour today, but it was darn cold. Fortunately, I'm someone who…

Bolton Valley Resort's downhill skiing trails

Things are starting to go downhill

Posted 12/9/07

Today I buckled into my aging, but lovable, Tecnica ski boots (this is the year that I'm getting new boots—and I mean it this time!) and saddled up my Völkl skis to remember what it means to really…

On Bolton Valley's backcountry skiing trails.

Beautiful backcountry day!

Posted 12/8/07

What a way to start the ski season. The Skimeister and I went up to Bolton Valley's backcountry trails today and found more than a foot of fluffy snow on the trails and weighing down the tree branches…

Wintry photo of Mt. Mansfield

Frosted trees on Mansfield

Posted 12/1/07

If you've never visited the Green Mountain Club website, I will offer you a fun reason to do so now. Every month Vermont photographer Paul Hansen posts a wonderful desktop calendar photo. This month…

There's snow in Vermont. How scrumptious!

First freshies!

Posted 11/25/07

This just in: I earned my first turns of the season today! There were about 12 inches of fluffy powder to sample on the CCC road on the western slopes of Mt. Mansfield. That dirt road is accessed…

The handiwork of a couple of stupid, stupid skiers

Just what were they thinking?

Posted 11/23/07

I'm hot under the collar. I'm perturbed. I'm just plain miffed. It's like when you were a kid riding the bus to a cool field trip and there were a couple of misbehaved classmates on the bus. Most of…

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