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6 SoVT Scenic Swimming Holes You Have to See This Summer

One thing’s for sure – there’s no shortage of scenic views here in southern Vermont. Luckily, when the weather’s too hot to earn the scenic views via hike, there’s swimming holes waiting for you to kick-back, relax and enjoy the view. Arlington Green // Cool off at this stunning quintessential Vermont swimming hole in Arlington. Bring a chair or towel to lounge on the small grassy area, … Continue reading 6 SoVT Scenic Swimming Holes You Have to See This Summer

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Stratton Mountain Opens for 55th Season of Skiing and Riding

November 28 marks winter kick-off on southern VT’s tallest peak STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT. –  Winter has begun in southern Vermont, as Stratton Mountain opened today for its 55th winter season of skiing and riding. Snowmakers have worked around the clock making and grooming snow for over a week preparing 5 trails for snow enthusiasts to take their first top-to-bottom turns of the season. In line … Continue reading Stratton Mountain Opens for 55th Season of Skiing and Riding

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Venture Vermont: Balloons of Vermont

Every year, I challenge myself to do something new. It can be as simple as trying a new recipe to taking a trip to unchartered territory. I love the excitement and unfamiliarity that accompanies my first time adventures. Hot air ballooning with Darrek Daoust of Balloons of Vermont is easily one of my favorite new things I’ve done in 2015. Hot Air Ballooning If you … Continue reading Venture Vermont: Balloons of Vermont

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Made in Vermont: Exploring the Hubbardton Forge

There are many moving pieces that go into renovating a Base Lodge. Once all the dirty demolition work is completed, the roof is raised, the nails in place, then comes the creative part. Questions come to mind such as, how will the color of the walls coincide with the carpet design? How will the stone on the outer walls compliment the beauty of the mountain? And more … Continue reading Made in Vermont: Exploring the Hubbardton Forge

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End of Season Bucket List

By Courtney DiFiore When you live for snow and the thrill of finding your line, it’s hard to say good-bye come spring. Like the sunset, closing day will come and we can’t stop it; however, we can make the most of it. There a few things every skier and riding visiting Stratton should check off their to-do list. Have you done them all this season? … Continue reading End of Season Bucket List

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Fit & Fun Winter Dates

By Courtney DiFiore Claim First Tracks It’s time for you and the sweetheart to earn those turns. Grab batteries for the head lamp and take to the hill early morning. Skin or hike up, share a private sunrise, then enjoy first tracks. Talk about a unique, shared experience to remember forever. Hit the Nordic Trails Not everyone is willing to race down steeps on two … Continue reading Fit & Fun Winter Dates

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Happy Columbus Day – Weekend Recap

By Courtney DiFiore Columbus weekend has always been a favorite of mine. It’s a two day celebration filled to the brim with events and activities. The resort becomes animated and alive. You hear laughter and glasses clinking, dogs prance through the Village while kids get their face painted and friends gather on the lawn for music and beer. It’s an explosion of color, sound and … Continue reading Happy Columbus Day – Weekend Recap