Killington: Welcome to Vermont

I’ve been waiting so long to get back to Vermont. So long that before I even skied on Saturday, I’d written this piece, at least an outline of it, in my head. Welcome to Vermont. I was back.

But something happened on the way to the forum. My VT re-entry storyline had competition.

For starters, a critical mission for me, was a meeting on our land in the Adirondacks, late Friday, with our builder and designer. The objective was to finally and precisely stake out the site for the home we want to build. In the mountains or anywhere, it’s an important task, a lifelong decision. You really want to get it right.

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Indy Pass adds West Mountain

Indy Pass logoToday, the Indy Pass announced the addition of three new ski areas to their lineup, bringing the total number of hills on the pass to 66. All of the resorts who participated this season are returning for the 21/22 season.

β€œThe addition of Powder Mountain, Mt. Ashland and West Mountain will have Indy Pass holders from coast-to-coast jumping for joy”, said Indy Pass founder Doug Fish.

With the addition of West Mountain β€” located near the southeastern edge of New York’s Adirondack Mountains β€” passholders will now have access to five resorts in New York: Catamount, Greek Peak, Swain Resort and more recently added Snow Ridge round out the list.

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Mount Snow Chocolate Factory Tour

All week I watched its improbable trajectory, spiraling toward the New England high country, an asteroid of a winter storm set to detonate over what little remained of lift-served skiing in what had been a wet and warm spring.

I kept waiting for the storm to fizzle or transform into rain or blow north and out to sea. Instead it set a bullseye on southern Vermont. By late in the week, Open Snow was forecasting 18 inches at Mount Snow overnight Thursday into Friday.

Of course. This had been a great winter, snow falling somewhere across the region every day from mid-January to the end of February, the best un-ending stretch of real winter we’d seen in years.

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