The Holiday Issue Is Here!


First Tracks | Bring It On, Winter, p. 6
With night skiing, climbing walls and cat skiing trips, new adventures call.

Après | Ski Country’s Best New Restaurants, p. 11
Eat out in a tram car, bowling alley or Paul Newman’s former dining room.

Ski Towns | 10 Adventures In The Valley, p. 18
Our locals’ guide to where to ski, eat, stay and play in the Mad River Valley.

Art | Capturing Snowflakes, p. 24
A modern Snowflake Bentley, Bruce Corbett photographs snowflakes.

Gear | High-Tech Ski Gear Gifts From Vermont, p. 26
New skiwear from Stratton, high-tech skis, ACL-saving bindings and more.


Tracking Winter, p. 30
For 30 years, Pulitzer-prize winning author Annie Proulx lived in Vermont and skied at night behind her home in the Northeast Kingdom.

The Freestyle Home, p. 32
When Connecticut designer Ray Forehand’s kids started winning national mogul and slopestyle competitions, he decided it was time for the ultimate ski home near Stratton.

The Night Shift p. 38
Vermont has some of the best snowmaking systems in the world. Meet the teams who stay up all night so you can ski velvet runs in the morning.


Editor’s Letter | The Voices of Winter, p. 4
These writers may just make you move to Vermont, if you haven’t already.

Retro-VT | Test Your Ski History IQ, p. 45
How well do you know your Vermont ski history? Take our quiz and find out.

Coach | The 3 Secrets To A Pure Carve, p. 48
PSIA Examiner Doug Stewart on why most people can’t carve.

Coach | What’s Your Progression Plan? p. 53
Coach Bud Keene shares a plan that worked for his protégé, Shaun White.

Calendar | What’s Happening At Resorts p. 58

Charlift Q/A |Guster’s Ryan Miller, p. 64
The lead singer of the alt-rock band is looking for weirdos, on slope and off.