"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.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. My wife and I snuck in a couple of runs Thanksgiving morning before heading off for turkey. Speaking of turkeys, based on the abilities of the folks skiing Thanksgiving morning and where they were stopping (or lying), it would appear that the addition …

I’m back for another season of skiing history and trivia. For the second year in a row, this early winter has a Retro feel to it: cold weather and early snow. Hopefully it’s the harbinger for a good ski season.

Another year in the books! Lift service came to an end at 4 p.m. Sunday as a relatively peaceful crowd gathered at the base of the Mansfield Quad, seeking one final lift to the top before the lifts shut down and the few remaining resort staff scattered to the four winds to begin long-awaited…

Four inches of fresh snow this week, or at least that was the rumor. Not enough to get anyone particularly excited, but it certainly beats the alternative — wet, but not white.

For 80 years, the annual Sugar Slalom has marked some of the sweetest days on the slopes of Mount Mansfield, combining serious — and not so serious — slalom turns and samples of sugar on snow. Organized by the Mount Mansfield Ski and Snowboard Club, more than 500 racers participated in this …

With your Scribe buried deep in the Mojave Desert it remains a bit far-fetched to think of the spring ski season continuing back in the Green Mountains. Out here it is spring-like, cacti flowering and a variety of low-lying plants sprouting yellow blossoms in their quiet homage to the arriva…

The Mount Mansfield single chair began operation in December 1940. In conjunction with construction of the chairlift, the state of Vermont had expanded what was then known as the Nose Dive parking lot and enhanced the State Shelter that now forms part of the Mansfield Base Lodge.

Today your Scribe is far, far away from the familiar slopes of Mount Mansfield. He has journeyed south and west and has left winter behind, though he did spy snow high on the northern ridges of the Pinaleno Mountains of eastern Arizona, which top out at 10,700 feet.

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