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Jay Peak and Burke Mountain ski resorts to close for the season due to coronavirus threat

Posted 3/13/20

Update on 3/14/20: Middlebury Snow Bowl will close for the season on Sunday afternoon, as will Rikert Nordic Center. They said Middlebury College is taking measures “in response to current health…

More Vermont ski resorts open

Vermont ski resort count for this weekend: 13

Posted 12/8/16

UPDATE: Make that 14 resorts. Mad River Glen announced it will fire up a lift this weekend, as well. ---------- We're having a great December so far in Vermont, thanks to Mother Nature. This weekend…

Dear Santa: All we want for Christmas is some cold weather and more snow!

Posted 12/22/15

It's been a rough start to the ski season. Abnormally high temperatures have made snowmaking difficult to sustain. Vermont's larger and higher-altitude resorts made snow early on and have worked…

Super groomed trails and sunny backcountry trails at Rikert Nordic Center today

Posted 3/18/14

Today the Skimeister and I glided around the trails at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vermont. The sun was bright and the temperatures were warming through the day. We just had to get outside! …

Snowmaking at Sleepy Hollow cross-country center

Thanksgiving week starts with good snowmaking temps — wintry mix to follow

Posted 11/25/13

Snowmakers are earning their keep these recent cold days and nights. Resorts are pumping out a lot of snow in anticipation of Thanksgiving weekend, as well as some December opening days. (Who's open?…

Warm weekend includes a walk up less snowy Smugglers' Notch road

Posted 11/17/13

We’re so glad that we took advantage of the fresh snow and cold temperatures earlier this week to go cross-country skiing on the road through Smugglers’ Notch. We went up there again today — this time…

2013 NCAA Skiing Championships Women's Cross Country -- Middlebury, Vermont

Posted 3/10/13

Congratulations to the ski racers at the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships! The races were contested on the slopes of Middlebury Snow Bowl and trails of Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vt. While things…

Men's Cross Country 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships in Middlebury, Vermont

Posted 3/10/13

The SkiMeister and I watched the last day of NCAA Skiing Championships racing on Saturday. Here' you'll find photos of the men's Nordic 20k freestyle at Rikert Nordic Center at Middlebury College's…

Spring-like cross-country skiing at Rikert Nordic Center today

Posted 1/12/13

Spring was in the air and in the snow today as we visited Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vermont. It was Winter Trails Day and Rikert (pronounced rye-curt) was offering free skiing, rentals and…

Deal alert: January learn-to-ski-and-snowboard deals & free XC skiing

Posted 1/3/13

The snow continues to be great thanks to Mother Nature serving up frequent “refresher” snows overnight. Today was a cold one (a good day to get work done), but the temperatures will warm up for…

Thank goodness for good grooming at ski centers such as Rikert!

Posted 3/5/11

We had a sunny stretch this week before some ugly spring-like weather was to hit this weekend (a bit of rain on Saturday and then snow coming Sunday night). I just had to get out into the sunshine. …

Great grooming & some surprises at Rikert cross-country center

Posted 1/25/10

The kids that go to Middlebury College have it good. They can ski at the Middlebury Snow Bowl and the Rikert Ski touring Center; both are owned and operated by the college. To get to Rikert from…

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