Tag Archive: early season

Nov 18

Photo of the Week: Back(yard)country Ski Season Is Here

backyardcountry skiing, november, off piste, zero approach, marquettes

Thanks to a solid inch or two of fresh snow piling up close to home late last week, and with some well-worn Marquettes ready for action, we kicked off the backyardcountry ski season in style last weekend. The snow should be piling up in the higher elevations in the days ahead, with easily a foot …

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Nov 04

Photo of the Week: Binding Deep

Green Mountains, Vermont

Does it really matter how deep the snow is? In November, in Vermont…nope, it doesn’t. With as much as 20″ of snow falling in parts of North Carolina, and Maine, stoke was running high this past weekend. Locally, we picked up an inch or two, and that was all we needed. With plenty of fossil-fueled …

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Oct 24

Photo(s) of the Week: Dreaming of a White Halloween

Green Mountains, VT

While a heavy dusting of snow lured at least a few of us into the mountains last weekend, some beautiful surf out on the coast, courtesy of Hurricane Gonzalo, kept many of us out of the mountains altogether. Fast grass? Or chest to head high peelers? Either way, it was hard to go wrong. Some …

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Oct 01

2nd Annual Vermont Backcountry Forum…Celebration…and Potluck!

2nd Annual Vermont Backcountry Forum

Hosted by the Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC), Catamount Trail Association (CTA) and the Rochester Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA), the event promises to be a fun celebration of the coming winter season. Representatives from the VTBC, CTA and RASTA, will provide a series of updates around ongoing backcountry projects and programs in Vermont, which will …

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Sep 23

Photo of the Week: More Summer Powder Days

Thanks to an impressive string of well-aligned tropical storms in the north Atlantic this summer, the temptation to head for the southern Andes has been minimal. Four of the five major tropical systems (Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal and Edouardo) produced overhead surf (summer powder) conditions for many northeast locations, during their passage offshore. And several of …

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