Mad River Glen

Snowshoeing in Camel's Hump State Forest, Vermont

Top reasons to vacation in the Mad River Valley this winter

Vermont is calling me today, perhaps because I just returned from my traditional family Thanksgiving there. I’m already missing the weathered barns, the deep green of the fir trees, the winter sunlight playing across pond ice and dun fields. Happily, …

Looking down the Single Chair - that's Mount Mansfield in the background.

How you can tell I’m a travel writer…

…and not a travel photographer. Although it is Friday, generally the province of photography themed posts around the interwebs, and although I am recently back from a family ski vacation in the very photogenic Vermont, not a single photo did I snap …

August hike at Mad River Glen

It’s autumn, and Vermont is just waiting

The changing colors move from north to south and east to west, covering the state slowly like a cool stop-action sequence in a Ken Burns documentary. This picture, taken in August at Mad River Glen, is from Central Vermont where sometime soon - maybe …

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Ski it if you can – wherever you are

I wrote earlier this week about the Mad River Glen ski area, which has what I consider to be one of the more brilliant slogans I've ever seen: "Ski it if you can." As you can imagine, the bumper stickers bearing this slogan are a hot item (my own car …

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Mad River Glen: A skier’s mountain where everyone can be a skier

I never planned to give up downhill skiing, but between marrying a flatlander who had never skied himself, moving to Delaware, and having kids, somehow getting on skis just never made it to the top of the priority list until this winter. But when …