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With whacked-out, summer temperatures, the season is winding down

Posted 3/23/12

Vermont has experienced summer-like temperatures over the last week. We've been wearing shorts and t-shirts. The sun has shone brightly as well, and while this makes for lovely weather to recreate in,…

Sunshine skiing above the clouds

Posted 3/17/12

The Skimeister and I went skiing at Smugglers’ Notch this morning, and we were delighted to find that we’d start by skiing above the clouds! The conditions were spring-like. It was very hard/frozen…

Ringing in March with a powder day!

Posted 3/2/12

Thank goodness for days off during the midweek! My friend and I were lucky enough to enjoy a wonderful powder day at Smugglers' Notch today. It was super-fun! With a lot of new snow to play in from…

Sunshine and zippy groomers today

Posted 2/9/12

I haven't been on the alpine boards for over a week so I took advantage of the sunshine and blue skies and I skied at Smugglers’ Notch this morning. Despite putting on sunscreen when I left home, I…

More snowy surprises for central and northern Vermont

Posted 12/29/11

Ski resorts in the northern and central parts of Vermont picked up another round of unexpectedly high snowfall yesterday. Depending on location, it was on the order of 6 to 12 inches of snow! (Check…

First turns of the season today!

Posted 12/4/11

What a nice, sunny weekend. And it featured some first-of-the-season happenings today: Stratton opened for the season  Smugglers’ Notch opened for the season  I got my first turns of the season…

Snowmaking at Killington ski resort, Vermont

Snowmaking resumes and ski lifts will turn this weekend

Posted 12/2/11

This time of year can really try a skier's patience. Temperatures rise and fall. Rain can sneek in, rather than snow. And sometimes we can get a blizzard. You just never know. As we turned our…

Snow may be on its way in time for more Vermont ski resorts to open for Thanksgiving weekend

Posted 11/22/11

I flew in over a frosty-topped Camel's Hump yesterday afternoon after a trip out of town. I soon heard that the forecast calls for a winter storm tonight into Wednesday! Could be a few to several…

Vermont ski ticket deals, discount lift tickets for 2011 - 2012 for Vermont residents and all skiers & riders!

Posted 10/22/11

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE CURRENT VERMONT LIFT TICKET DISCOUNTS!>> Updated 3/5/2012 When it comes to the 2011 - 2012 ski season, are you wondering what’s new for lift ticket discounts in Vermont?…

Sterling Lift.

Hiking up to Sterling Pond and top of Sterling Lift in Smugglers' Notch

Posted 9/12/11

What a gorgeous weekend! I took advantage of ample sunshine by biking a loop around Stowe, Vermont, on Saturday, and then hiking in Smugglers’ Notch on Sunday morning. Some trees are starting to…

Burke Mountain in Vermont.

Deadlines, deadlines … Early bird often gets best Vermont season pass deals

Posted 8/28/11

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2013-2014 SEASON PASS DEAL DEADLINE POST!>> Hello skiers, in case you haven’t noticed: It’s nearly fall! It’s time for county fairs, back-to-school sales, and now season…

Farmers’ markets in Vermont — veggies (and more) in the mountains!

Posted 7/15/11

After a snowy winter and wet spring, we are enjoying farmers’ market season in Vermont! At recent markets that I went to I saw lots of leafy vegetables, tomatoes, beans, peas, beets and more. Can’t…

Spring skiing in Vermont. Got sunscreen?

Posted 4/9/11

I met up with a couple ski buddies at Smugglers' Notch on Friday for an afternoon of sun and snow and smiles. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, there really is a lot of snow up in the…

Wonderful winterish - spring skiing on Saturday

Posted 4/3/11

Had a great time skiing with some ski buddies at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont, on Saturday. We enjoyed about 3 to 4 inches of new snow on top of a very strong base of snow. We kept remarking how good the…

It's still winter in the mountains!

Posted 3/26/11

I skied at Smugglers' Notch ski resort on Friday, and I have to tell you: It's still winter up on the hill! We skied in three inches of fresh powder, on top of the snow they got earlier this week.…

Beaucoup snow, beaucoup sun at Smuggs on Mardi Gras

Posted 3/9/11

The good times certainly rolled today on the mountain. With more than two feet of new snow, warm temps and bright blue skies, today was an amazing day to be skiing in northern Vermont! At Smugglers'…

Big March snowstorm in northern Vermont

Posted 3/7/11

The snowstorm that is currently hitting Vermont has been most ferocious in the northern part of the Green Mountains. (It's about time! Several of the storms this season favored southern Vermont!) …

Longtime alpine skier takes a telemark lesson to learn to really free her heel

Posted 2/18/11

Oliver, the Smugglers' Notch telemark instructor who coached me this week, seems to have the same skiing philosophy that I do. Why stick only to skiing on the trails and why stick to just one kind of…

A nordic kind of January: Winter Trails Day & the Tour de Stowe

Posted 1/3/11

Ever wonder what all the fuss was about when it comes to cross-country skiing or snowshoeing? Well it's about time you found out. Winter Trails Day Eight nordic centers in Vermont are offering…

"Spring" skiing on the cusp of the new year!

Posted 1/1/11

We were starting our countdown for the new year, but we were also doing some "spring skiing" at Smugglers' Notch. After a dark morning with a few rain sprinkles, the weather started shaping up nicely…

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