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Summer in Vermont ski country

For many of us snow-crazed individuals, summer is "off season." But if you are going to have an off season, it's tough to beat Vermont. Here are a few shots of summertime fun that we have in northern Vermont. We'd love to know what you like to do here in the non-snowy months! In the summer is it all about the mountains? Or do you prefer the lakes and rivers? And what about the festivals and farmers markets?[Read more]

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Filed in: Sailing, Ski towns in summer

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

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 from the Jeffersonville side of the notch — and a lot of snow had melted. We walked up this time and started on dry pavement, then hit slushy ice, then only at the top of the notch did we find areas of deeper snow in shady spots. Oh well, it is November! It was a cool walk just the...[Read more]

Sunday, November 17, 2013 Filed in: Cross-country skiing, Fall & Early season, Rikert, Sailing, Smugglers' Notch

Vermont's highest peak is snowy

Snowy view of Mt. Mansfield's western slopes

Today I donned my longjohns, grabbed my ski hat and gloves and headed not for the mountains, but for the lake. My husband, friends Pete and Nicole, and I jumped into a J24 sailboat for a race today on Malletts Bay, one of the major bays on Lake Champlain. November's race series is often called the frostbite series, and today I found out why. In temps in the 40s on the water, I nearly froze my feet and fingers off because of the wind and waves; it was blowing strong at about 15-20 mph. I also...[Read more]

Saturday, November 10, 2007 Filed in: Fall & Early season, Mt. Mansfield, Sailing

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