Tag Archives: Skiing

Altitude Sickness
February 16, 2018

This was the week that was

There is a magic that happens when everything goes right, and everything is going right. Not only has the snow been phenomenal, but this has been straight up one of the best, most important weeks of my adult life.

And counter to my…

Altitude Sickness
January 16, 2018

The joys of the cold snap

By Brady Crain I do love the cold. I don’t have much more to say about it, but I really like cold snaps. I look at it like an endurance contest. How much cold can I stand to wear flip flops? How long can I…

Okemo to host Grommet Throwdown, Jan. 6

Okemo to host Grommet Throwdown, Jan. 6

Saturday, Jan. 6 —LUDLOW— “Grommet” is a widely accepted term for a young person who participates in extreme sports such as surfing, skateboarding, skiing or snowboarding. At Okemo’s Grommet Throwdown, Jan. 6, kids 13 and younger can spend the morning with Okemo Park rangers and Ski…

Vermont Adaptive names 2017 Volunteer of the Year
Featured
January 3, 2018

Vermont Adaptive names 2017 Volunteer of the Year

More than 400 highly-trained volunteer instructors and guides make Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports’ mission of empowering individuals with disabilities possible. Out of a dedicated pool of volunteers, the Vermont Adaptive staff recognized one outstanding volunteer at the organization’s winter orientation sessions last month. Program…

Altitude Sickness
June 14, 2017

June: Skiing and softball… and surgery

By Brady Crain

As always, summer seems to have popped open overnight, and I am always blown away by it.  One of the things I miss most living in Killington versus other more residential towns is magnolia, lilac, cherry, and crabapple trees (even rhododendron, azalea,…

Altitude Sickness
May 19, 2017

Skiing every day as long as possible

Two hundred days. That is how many days, as of this writing, that I have skied this year. Of those days, 192 were lift service, and eight were uphill on Superstar.

Last year it took me until June 4 to get to 203 days. I…

Gov. Scott proclaims “Powder Day”
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February 15, 2017

Gov. Scott proclaims “Powder Day”

Called on out-of-state employers to “pardon” employees for a snow day to take advantage of weekend storm, extend their stay in Vermont With Vermont’s biggest snow storm of the year rolling across the region Sunday through Monday morning, Feb. 12-13, Governor Phil Scott declared Monday…

Killington 100 Day Club
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February 15, 2017

Killington 100 Day Club

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Killington loyalist Jackie Nimal and Rob Kovalesky (center of photo in red and pink jackets) celebrated their 100th day on the slopes with family and friends. The day marked personal milestones for them  in the Killington Resort’s 100 Ski Day Club…

Plymouth Notch Ski Club a best-kept secret for family skiing
Sports
January 25, 2017

Plymouth Notch Ski Club a best-kept secret for family skiing

By Karen D. Lorentz

When it comes to mountains, Vermont has them all—world class, family fun, and some gems people know little about. Plymouth Notch, located in Plymouth on Route 100 between the giants Killington and Okemo, is one of the latter.

It’s an old-fashioned…