Time for snow tires

By Courtney DiFiore This weekend is calling for snow upwards to 5 inches by Sunday morning. Can you believe that? Despite our first snow last weekend, I’ve still neglected to switch my all-season tires for winter. I can’t possibly be the only one behind the eight ball on this one. Actually, now that I think of it, I did overhear a co-worker making an appointment … Continue reading Time for snow tires


Preparing For 2014-15 Winter Season

By Courtney DiFiore Imagine beginning your day with a beautiful sunrise over lush green mountains. As you gaze down into the valley, you bite into a locally grown apple. While stretching, you awe at the symphony of fall colors and plan out the rest of your day. Shall you take a swim in the local watering hole, play a few rounds on the links, rally … Continue reading Preparing For 2014-15 Winter Season

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Climber’s Faith

Originally posted on September 2, 2014 by Liz Millikin on her blog Slackcountry Living. Now here is something worth writing about: In all sports, you must learn to trust your body. In skiing, you place your trust in the power of your legs, the pressure of your shins against the front of the boot, the angle of your hips. You trust your body to control … Continue reading Climber’s Faith


Hiking at Stratton

September is hiking month at Stratton Mountain Resort. Cooler temperatures keep the bugs at bay and makes for more comfortable hiking weather as the trees put on a show of colors. It also means it’s time to start getting your ski, snowboard, and snowshoe legs and lungs in shape. Try the 7 Summits Challenge – Beginning September 1 through October 13, 2014. When hiking up … Continue reading Hiking at Stratton

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Let’s Ride!

By Adam Wanamaker What is a glade skiing, powder-stash steward to do when the snow melts in southern Vermont? The most obvious answer is to go hiking. Hiking is relaxing. It affords 360o movement on the mountain, an opportunity to explore and discover hidden nooks and crannies typically buried in the winter, a chance to meet some of the diverse wildlife and discover the down-right mesmerizing … Continue reading Let’s Ride!

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Once Isn’t Enough – A Profile of Matthew McPhillips

By Courtney DiFiore It’s a funny thing, mountain life. There’s an allure to it and the lifestyle engulfs all who take part. The atmosphere is electric and mellow all at once creating the perfect oxymoron. Matthew McPhillips experienced the pull of this energy in 2006 when he first moved to Stratton Mountain. Now, 8 years later, he is immersed in the mountain culture as the … Continue reading Once Isn’t Enough – A Profile of Matthew McPhillips

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The Benefits of Not Training

Our guest blogger this month is Lauren, an RRCA certified coach and the mastermind behind Health on the Run. Her running and wellness blog has been a favorite among the sneakered set since 2010. Since then, she and her husband have started a new life (and a new family!) in Southern Vermont. Follow her adventures in running in the Green Mountains.   This blog was originally written in July 2013, … Continue reading The Benefits of Not Training