5 WINTER HIKES NEAR BURLINGTON

Text & Images by Kelsey Matheson ROCK POINT Town: Burlington Distance from Downtown Burlington: 6 minutes At the far end of North Beach, you’ll find the 1.2-mile trail head for Rock Point. The tip of this trail boasts stunning views of a (mostly) frozen Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks on…

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GETAWAYS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

By Julia Helal Looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway? Visitors and locals alike can find paradise in cozy, snow-covered Burlington this February. Take a stroll along Church Street to admire the twinkling lights, catch spectacular sunsets along the waterfront, indulge in the acclaimed…

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VERMONTOURING

A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO GET YOU STARTED By Ralph Kucharek Photo by Zach Walbridge courtesy of SkiRack Vermont lives, breathes, and eats winter and Burlington is no exception. One local favorite way to spend time outdoors in the winter is touring, also known as “skinning.” It has never been…

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WESTERN SLOPES

The western slopes of the Green Mountains are home to three of Vermont’s iconic independent ski areas. They’re privately owned, offer great skiing and riding, and their commitment to community and family is unrivaled. Privately owned ski areas are an endangered species in many places, but…

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SMUGGLER’S NOTCH

By Berne Broudy Routinely ranked #1 in Ski Magazine’s Reader’s Poll for everything from service to family friendliness, Smuggler’s Notch earned the tagline “America’s Family Resort” with the passion they put into providing a snowy canvas where families can make memories that keep them…

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COCHRAN’S SKI AREA

By Berne Broudy Mickey Cochran. Photo courtesy of Marilyn Cochran In 1960, Mickey Cochran, a passionate skier and mechanical engineer from Burlington, Vermont had his heart set on building his own backyard ski hill. When he and his wife Ginny—they met skiing--spotted a ramshackle…

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HOW TO GET OUTSIDE WHEN YOU DON’T SKI OR RIDE

Story and Images by Chadwick Estey Even though I was born and raised in Vermont, as a kid I spent very little time in the mountains skiing or snowboarding. I know what you're thinking, "a Vermonter who doesn't ski or snowboard? Is that allowed?" Well it's rare but it does happen! Here are…

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THE NORDIC ESCAPE

By Emily Hamilton, @wanderful_em As we enter this new year with news that the pandemic isn’t going anywhere quite yet, we find ourselves looking to Mother Nature to provide us with outdoor entertainment for another stretch of social distancing. For me, learning that many alpine resorts…

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