• Killington Bachelor Auction »

    KILLINGTON — On Sunday, March 22, crowds packed The Foundry at Summit Pond for the 2015 Killington Bachelor Auction. In total, 12 bachelors were auctioned with packages ranging from a “Champagne on Champlain” sailing cruise to hot air balloon rides to learn-to-fly adventures to…

  • Fore! fat bikes float across the golf course »

    Photos by Robin Alberti

    “Rollin’ Fatties” raises $4,500 for the Killington Mountain Bike Club

    By Polly Lynn

    KILLINGTON — On Monday, March 16, the Killington Mountain Bike Club (KMBC) invited the community to join it on a Fat Bike…

  • Vermont sugar makers celebrate spring »

    By Stephen Goodhue, courtesy of vermontvacation.com

    A sugar-maker empties a bucket full of sap into a collection tank, pulled by draft horses.

    A Vermont time-honored tradition

    March 28-29 — STATEWIDE — Vermont’s biggest harbinger of spring, maple sugar season, kicks off…

  • Hibernation puts Bear parks to rest for the season »

    By Robin Alberti

    Get last laps in on the terrain park at Bear Mountain at Hibernation park jam on March 28, before the metal goes back into the shop after a great season.

    Saturday, March 28 — KILLINGTON — Send…

  • “Leave No Trace” »

    ©Ember Photography

    A backcountry skier enjoys powder turns between the trees earlier this year. Partnering organizations are promoting safe and responsible backcountry practices statewide.

    Ethics promote backcountry safety and responsible use of Vermont’s winter mountain environment

    In…

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Local News

Sugarers report late start for the maple run; spring warmth elusive

Sugarers report late start for the maple run; spring warmth elusive

01 April, 2015

By Steven Seitz

The nights have been a little too cold for local sugarers’ liking.

That was the sentiment of many during the annual Maple Open House Weekend, which took place Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29. The annual event highlights Vermont’s maple sugaring heritage and...

Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Skim the pond at Killington’s spring rite of passage

Skim the pond at Killington’s spring rite of passage

01 April, 2015

By Jerry LeBlond

Few participants succeed in making it across the pond… most do not! The crowd favorites are always for the most spectacular crashes at Killington’s pond skim.

Saturday, April 4 at 11 a.m. — Killington Resort’s wacky...

Sports

World Cup Wednesday Ski Bum Race Series

World Cup Wednesday Ski Bum Race Series

01 April, 2015

By Jerry LeBlond

Kyle Finneron and Andrew Whyte duel for the Men’s Ski B Championship.

final standings

Cumulative team standing

1. Clock Tower 1 = 894

2.  Inn Crowd = 883

3. Gorillas In...

State News

Shumlin announces plan to end family and childhood homelessness by 2020

01 April, 2015

By Morgan True, VTDigger.org

Gov. Peter Shumlin unveiled a new strategy to end much of Vermont’s homelessness by 2020 at a news conference Monday, March 30, announcing $580,000 in grants for affordable housing and a homeless day center in Burlington.

“Even with serious budget challenges,...