Tag Archive: vtbc

Dec 08

Film: Shared Lines – The VT Backcountry Alliance

Shared Lines: The Vermont Backcountry Alliance from T-Bar Films on Vimeo. Check out this recent release of T-Bar Films’ latest short film, which won the Best of Grassroots award from the Winter Wildlands’ Alliance Backcountry Film Festival, in Fall 2015. The film touches highlights the emergence of the Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC), a new program …

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Nov 15

Photo of the Week: Ski Locally

No fossil fuels were consumed going skiing this weekend … While the snow today was not as deep as it was earlier in the weekend, a subtle thaw-freeze cycle Saturday improved the skiing substantially by this morning. (Pine needles also offer up a very fun sliding surface). Days like this leave us convinced that skiing …

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Apr 30

Photo of the Week: Off Piste on Mozodepowadso

For many generations before the arrival of white settlers, the Abenaki referred to Vermont’s highest mountain as “Mozodepowadso”, which translates to Moosehead Mountain. For reasons not entirely clear (as investigated by VT’s Seven Days in July 2013), Big Mozo came to be called Mt. Mansfield in the mid-18th century – and the name has remained …

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Mar 18

Photo of the Week: Forrest Flying

Yes, forest is usually spelled with one “r”, but in this case, it’s our friend Forrest we’re talking about here. Forrest likes to fly when descending a deeply snow covered and relatively steep hardwood forest, especially when there’s an abundance of flight-assisting ledges, downed trees and boulders scattered about…and especially when it’s mid March – …

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Mar 10

Photo of the Week: Sunset Session

Two months into an unforgettable run of beautiful powder skiing here in Vermont’s Green Mountains, Dave Bouchard slides into a nice one – still as stoked as if he hadn’t seen it snow in weeks. For the first time since late December?, temps climbed above the freezing mark in the mountains today. All but the …

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