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Archive for ‘September 2011’

Vermont Resorts Prepare For Winter

Hurricane? What hurricane? Vermont is back open for business, and it shows with the improvements made by almost all of the state’s mountain resorts for the 2011-12 season. On the list includes the return of the 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour to Killington, January 19-22, 2012. Look to the official press release from the Vermont Ski

Great Fall Getaways: Stowe, Vermont

Great Fall Getaways for Everyone For the Epicurean Solstice, the restaurant at the renowned Stowe Mountain Lodge, has a new executive chef, Cody Vasek. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the noteworthy wine list, designed to pair well with local artisanal cheeses (Shelburne Farms raw-milk cheddar; a runny goat cheese from Twig Farm) and

In Living Color

Vermont is just about to burst into brilliant red, yellow and orange — a stalwart reminder that no matter what Hurricane Irene threw at the Green Mountain State last month, fall foliage is on the way. And so, too, are the leaf peepers. In the next few weeks, the state’s storied foliage will evolve from

What’s brewing in Vermont? Oktoberfests, foliage, fall festivities

There are few towns in Vermont with an identity as unique as Stowe’s. European touches abound throughout the hotels, lodges and bed-and-breakfasts that dot Mountain Road. And next weekend that flair will be on display at the 15th annual Stowe Oktoberfest. Jackson Arena (Park Street) will be transformed into a Bavarian village for this celebration


Head to Vermont’s towns and mountains this fall for a slew of seasonal "Bests." The state is proud to celebrate harvest season over several weekends packed full of events. Come enjoy crisp mornings with warm cider next to fiery red and orange mountainsides. Customize your trip with family events, Oktoberfests or romantic concerts and dining.

Fast forward to fall travel

 Labor Day has come and gone, which means one thing for Bostonians: fall vacation! As tradition in Boston, the weeks after Labor Day we spring into fall, pack away the bikinis in exchange for the leather boots, and prepare for the dreaded Daylight Savings Time — the ultimate sign that winter is soon to follow.

Music in the Meadow wraps up on Sunday

Due to the rain and winds of Hurricane Irene, Stowe Performing Arts rescheduled the final Music in the Meadow concert. Leahy will perform on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. in the Trapp Family Lodge concert meadow. This concert was originally scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28. Tickets already issued for this concert will be honored on

Green Mt. Showdown draws stellar support

The first ever Green Mountain Showdown is in the history books! To all who attended the showdown, Vermont’s first-ever mountain-bike photo competition, we totaled over 150 people. What a stellar outpouring of support for a first-year event. Thank you, my friends. I am so proud of the photographers. Aaron, Bear, Berne, Justin, and Matty went

The Voile Vector BC: A Game Changer

We received prototypes of Voile’s new Vector BC mounted with their rejuvenated 3-Pin Cable Telemark Binding a couple of weeks after we reviewed the innovative crop of wide, waxless skis available last year [see reviews, here]. The oversize fish-scale graphics gave it away: Voile has launched a waxless Vector. And save for the base, it’s