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Archive for ‘January 2011’

Skiing to the Sound of … Silence

Discovering backcountry solitude at Trapp Family Lodge Since the 1960s, when Johannes von Trapp and his family first opened the Trapp Family Lodge above Stowe, skiing has been at the heart of the winter experience there. In the early days, von Trapp might have been content simply to escape into the pristine woods for a

America’s Best Ski Hotels

Across the U.S.—and into Canada—these are the best ski hotels to hit when hitting the slopes. No. 19 Trapp Family Lodge, Vermont This Austrian-style chalet, set on 2,400 acres in the mountains above Stowe village, is one of Vermont’s top ski centers. The second-floor premier rooms in the newer Millennium wing can be interconnected, making

Families and friends in Vermont use hearts and feet to fight cancer

(Stowe, Vermont) – Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the eighth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® NordicStyle gets underway with teams gathering at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont on Saturday, March 19, at 6pm. Relay For Life NordicStyle is held overnight as individuals and teams camp

5 reasons to visit Stowe, Vermont

Skiing is an obvious reason to hit this New England state, but did you know there are many other reasons to visit this picturesque town? You don’t need to be a resident ski bunny to enjoy Stowe (take it from a ski novice like me who spent the holidays there). Here are our top 5

NCAA Power Rankings, Week 1: Vermont New #1

Look out world, the Catamounts are coming. The University of Vermont kicked off the 2011 season at the St. Lawrence Carnival (Jan. 15-16) by ending Dartmouth’s almost 3-year run of consecutive EISA regular-season victories. And they did it in emphatic style — as UVM individuals claimed 7 of 8 races en route to winning 6

Nordic ski areas operating at full tilt

Cross-country skiers prepare for an afternoon of skiing at Mountain Meadows Ski Touring Center in Killington. The states ski areas are reveling in last weeks storm that brought more than two feet of snow in many parts of Vermont. And while thats always welcome news for the states downhill ski areas, its absolutely essential for

The Hills Are Alive With Social Chatter

When luxury travel took a hit in the midst of the recession, Vermont’s Trapp Family Lodge rethought their digital and social marketing strategy, capitalized on the renowned family name, and continued to reap the benefits. Sam von Trapp is a self-described "kid from the woods," but turning that connection and fascination with nature into a

Breweries in Vermont

With more breweries per capita than any other state, Vermont has become known as a mecca for beer lovers, with a great variety of styles, philosophies, and tastes to explore. You can even take the Passport Challenge and visit them all. Not all at once though, as that would be impossible. Except here, of course.

The hills are alive with the sound of music – Salzburg, Austria Travel Blog

Most people my age can probably remember the famous opening montage from the famous musical "The Sound of Music" Starring the wonderful Julie Andrews. She does an amazing twirl across a mountain meadow as the music crescendos into "The hills are alive….." Salzburg. Not only the location of the filming of this famous movie but


Sparse snow conditions didn’t stop over 110 enthusiastic women from making the most out of the Catamount Trail Association’s 3rd Annual Ladies Nordic Ski Expo. By 9am Saturday, January 8th, the Trapp Family Lodge meadow was a buzz with skiers of all abilities practicing skate, classic and back-country skills. It was a pied-piper atmosphere with