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Haute cuisine | HEAD FOR THE HILLTOPS, p. 4
This December, some of Vermont’s finest dinners will be served on summits.
Apres Ski | 35 GREAT NEW APRES SKI SPOTS, p. 7
The best new restaurants, skating rinks, breweries and wine bars in ski towns.
Five new backcountry stashes, Stowe’s new airport, VT jumpstarts winter.
Living the Dream | THE TINIEST SKI HOUSE, p. 17
Ethan Waldman’s amazing tiny house is not only mobile, it’s gorgeous
Lodges | 3 CLASSIC XC SKI INNS, p. 25
Far from the alpine bustle, these classic Vermont inns offer quiet trails.
THE JOY OF SNOW, p. 28
The greatest gift a parent can give? The joy of a Vermont winter. Photo essay by Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson
VERMONT’S NEW MICROSKIERIES, p. 34
6 Vermont-based companies are building skis and boards that challenge the status quo. By Evan Johnson
THE REDNECK RACERS, p. 40
Why join the U.S. Ski Team when you can travel the world as a Redneck Racer from Vermont? By Biddle Duke
Made in Vermont Gift Guide | WITH LOVE, FROM VERMONT, p. 48
Simplify holiday shopping with these beautifully crafted, made-in-Vermont gifts.
Retro VT | THE ACCIDENT THAT STARTED IT ALL. 51
The backcountry rescue that started the National Ski Patrol. By Greg Morrill
Coach | 5 WAYS TO DEAL WITH FEAR; 7 TIPS FOR HARDPACK p. 55
Coach Bud Keene on how the pros face fear; Mike Morin’s tips for holding on ice.
Calendar | Events, music, races and more p. 58
Chairlift Q/A | WILD CHRIS KRATT, p. 64
The wildlife TV show host talks about “creature adventures” at home in Vermont.