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Damn cold here in Vermont—might as well try a new restaurant in ski country

Depending on where you live in Vermont, you woke up this morning to temperatures in the order of -24 or -17. It was so cold last night that my house let out some very strange sounds. (Hope the siding is still attached.)

So, needless to say, this is not skiing weather. In fact, Bolton Valley Resort did not offer night skiing this week due to the cold. Over in northern Maine, Big Rock ski area closed for a couple days citing the dangerous wind chill.

This is the kind of weather that when you go outside and breathe in deeply, your nostrils just might stick together.

The Skimeister and I hope to get back out there skiing this weekend, definitely by Sunday when it will warm up into the teens in the mountains and 20 down here in town.

What is there to do when it's so cold? Go out for a good meal! The New York Times seems to be in love with Vermont lately and this article praises some of the great restaurants in Stowe - Sugarbush - Bolton Valley ski country.

I've had lunch at one of the restaurants, Hen of the Wood, and I must agree that the setting is very cool (exposed brick walls, view of a river) and the food was terrific. The Alchemist in Waterbury is also cool. Not the friendliest bartenders, but good brews (made on the premises) and pub food.

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If you are venturing out today or Saturday, please cover your skin and wear layers. Hand warmers aren't a bad idea either. Have your companions check your face for white spots from time to time, too.

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