"On Snow" Snow News covers the people, trends and events of ski racing, snowboarding and free styling, plus the flavor of winter in the Stowe area.


The Stowe ski season is coming to an end and so to is the Retro-Ski season. I’ll start with a reminder of a special event next Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m. The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum will livestream a one-on-one conversation with Phil Mahre as part of its Red Bench series. The event is free and you can register at vtssm.org.

Having spent a good part of the winter skiing every public resort in the state, and a surprising number of backyard areas, there is yet one more alternative that ended up being far more fascinating than one might imagine — private areas that offer an interesting alternative to the modest scale of a rope tow or two on a hill behind the house.

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It’s not surprising that from the time people started strapping boards to their feet, they also found ways to compete on snow.

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