Vermont Ski Area Profiles: Authors Wanted

Vermont Ski AreasWhy would the NY Ski Blog include a section for Vermont Ski Areas in our Ski Area Directory?

It’s a common misconception that nyskiblog.com is exclusively about New York State Ski areas. NYSkiBlog is intended as a resource for New York skiers. And we ski in Vermont. We ski Killington in October or May. We ski Mad River, when we’re looking for that all natural experience that only Mad can deliver. We ski Jay Peak for copious amounts of powder or when the family demands a waterpark. There’s no question that Vermont has allure for New York skiers.

The VT Section of the Directory includes trail maps and basic statistics. Now it’s time for the real work. It’s our goal to publish a 300-500 word overview of our favorite lift-served areas in Vermont. We’d like your help.

We’re looking for mountain insiders, locals, passholders or others in the know to help us fill out the directory’s profile section with an unvarnished description of each ski mountain. A straightforward look at each area including pros and cons — an informative overview to educate skiers unfamiliar with terrain, amenities, local culture and whatever else is important.

If you’re interested in helping, look at the Vermont Ski Areas in our directory and let us know which ski area you’d like to help with in the comments below. As an incentive we’ll provide a link back to your website, or a high quality NYSkiBlog Diecut Sticker for your roofbox. Or you can do it for purely for the love of skiing.

The VT Ski Directory is sponsored by Whiteroom Skis and Mad River Glen.

The Ski Season in Photos #6

A small but passionate contingent of NYSkiBlog contributors live north of the border, in a place affectionately called The Hinterlands, also known as the province of Ontario, Canada.

Morning-Dump

One could argue that the skiers up there connect with the New Yorkers because the “mountains” of the Hinterlands are, geologically, part of the same range. The Adirondacks and the hills of Ontario are all part of the mass of rock known as the Canadian Shield, connected by a feature known as the Frontenac Axis.

The problem is that while the Adirondacks dodged the bullet on the last glaciation, the Hinterlands did not. Consequently, the “mountains” north of the border, while being really old, are also really worn down. Which could be a problem, for skiers.

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Peekamoose Mountain Trail, NY

For the first time I can remember, skiing barely crossed my mind as I drove into the Catskills. After one of the most perfect springs in years, summer turned the page by burning it off the calendar.

Peekamoose-Stream

Multiple days over 90 degrees had me and my friends feeling the heat. With a rare midweek opportunity to hit the trails with a car full of company, we jumped at the chance.

With a group of mixed experience, I scoured my maps to find something easy with advantageous lookouts and a lack of crowds, that would also be close to some cool options for after the hike. After weighing endless options, I settled on the trail up Peekamoose Mountain, for selfishly, I had yet to hike it and wanted to see Wittenberg and some of the reservoirs from that side.

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