Vermont Ski + Ride, Fall 2019


Resort News  |  What’s New in Ski Country,  p. 10

The best of what’s new at Vermont’s ski areas. Plus, how to score deals on season passes and lift tickets, and news from ski towns around the state.

Apres |  8 Ski Country Cheeses  Worth the Trip,  p. 22

Some of the oldest, the newest and the best cheeses in the U.S. are here.

Adventures |  9 Stunning Fall Foliage Hikes,  p.27

Think of this as your bucket list for fall. Plus four amazing drives or rides.

Dream Home |  5 Ways to Rock a Renovation,  p. 33

Designer Joanne Palmisano on how she redid a Stowe rental on a budget.


Snowvember | p. 40

Winter Storm Bruce. Thanksgiving face shots. Bottomless turns. It all happened here, last November. A photo essay by Brooks Curran.

Extra Beast | p. 44

Killington, the biggest, baddest, wildest resort in the East, dials it up a notch with a huge investment in, well, everything.

Tester’s Choice | p. 50

We asked the editors of major ski magazines, the buyers for local shops and veteran ski testers for their picks for skis for 2020. Their answers may surprise you.


The Start  | Ski Season Starts Now,  p. 7

Coach | Skating is Back,  p. 60

How Rollerblade’s new Skate to Ski app can up your game on snow. 

Retro | Fast, Fashionable & Forward-Thinking,  p. 63

Meet the 2019 inductees to Vermont’s Hall of Fame.

The Green Mountain Calendar | p. 67

Chairlift Q/A |  The Map Maker,  p. 74

The man who has handpainted more than 200 trail maps has a new project.