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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,…

More new snow in the woods today

Posted 2/10/18

We took a ski in the woods today with 3 to 4 inches of new snow over the last 24 hours. It filled in tracks from the last couple of days. We broke trail in a few of the places we explored in the…

Powder day! Reveling in fresh snow at Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont

Posted 2/8/18

The weather service foretold copious amounts of snow falling on Wednesday. We believed the forecast and made plans to skip work to ski the pow on Thursday.  Good thing we did! We had a lot of fun…

More photos from skiing in the northern Vermont backcountry

Posted 2/4/18

It was so fun on Saturday, we had to go out and do it again today! Into the Bolton Valley backcountry trail network we went. Despite a couple blisters from my boots, it was darn fun. It's snowing…

Skinning up past prayer flags to the Cliff Hanger trail.

Soft snow atop a solid base in the Vermont backcountry

Posted 2/3/18

Mother Nature came through a bit for us in northern Vermont at the end of this week. Up to 8 inches of new snow was being reported at Vermont ski resorts.  We grabbed our skins and our telemark gear…

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…

This warm, soft-snow day called for a ski tour in the woods!

Posted 1/20/18

When we clicked in to our light backcountry gear this morning, the snow was so soft. Our waxless skis grabbed the snow well as we started a climb into the woods. We were exploring a couple of trails…

Camel's Hump Nordic on a sunny Monday

Posted 1/15/18

We rounded out our long weekend with our third ski in three days. The sun was brilliant and we wanted some new scenery. We went to the Camel's Hump Nordic Center. It's run by volunteers and you pay a…

On the cross-country trails at Bolton Valley, Vermont

A cold, sunny ski on the cross-country trails at Bolton Valley

Posted 1/14/18

This afternoon we enjoyed a cold Nordic ski at Bolton Valley. After recent rain, snow and then cold temperatures, we weren't sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised!  There was still a…

Cross-country skiing in northern Vermont.

Getting on snow after a week at a conference. Thank goodness!

Posted 1/13/18

New Orleans on Thursday: High of 70 degrees and humid. Northern Vermont on Saturday: A couple of inches of new snow and 13 degrees. Which would you choose?? I didn't have a choice as I was a…

On the snowy trails on Sunday afternoon.

New, windblown snow as arctic weather departs Vermont. (Yay!)

Posted 1/7/18

The arctic temperatures that had a grip on Vermont for the last couple of weeks are leaving. Thank goodness! We got out to ski this afternoon when the temperature got above 0 degrees. We did a…

Skiing into the new year. Happy 2018!

Posted 1/1/18

The sun came out today and we waited for the thermometer to climb above 0 degrees. It did, so we set out for a New Year's ski. We had our long, skinny skis that glided quite well on the cold and…

What do you do when itʼs really cold outside? Go Nordic skiing!

Posted 12/30/17

We stayed plenty warm while skiing today. All we needed to do is click into our skinny skis and go cross-country skiing! Temperatures were in the single digits but I could feel all my digits. I…

Cross-country skiing in the snowy woods at Catamount Outdoor Center

Posted 12/23/17

We had some nice snowfall on Friday, so the plan was to hit the cross-country trails on Saturday. But the weather was going to be weird in lower elevations. The forecast called for mixed precipitation…

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…

Photo from Burke Mountain Resort.

Early-December snow in Vermont offers powder turns

Posted 12/14/17

An early-December snowstorm is doing wonderful things for skiing and riding in Vermont! Depending on location, up to 18 inches of new snow fell on Tuesday and into Wednesday morning! Visit our Vermon…

It's beginning to look a lot like winter! Fun turns today at Stowe, Vermont.

Posted 12/10/17

Southern Vermont ski resorts made out the best with this coastal storm that moved through over the weekend. They enjoyed up to six inches of new snow. But we saw a bit of fresh snow even up north at…

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…

Snowy first chairlift rides of the ski season at Smuggs!

Posted 11/26/17

I think we timed our first day of lift-served skiing well. We got up early and hit Smugglers’ Notch in northern Vermont when the lift opened. We drove there in the snow and soon discovered they got…

First sliding on snow of the season!

Posted 11/24/17

After spending time with family for Thanksgiving, the Skimeister and I wanted to play in the snow. We took our older, waxless, light backcountry gear out for a spin in Bolton, Vermont. We found…

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