Vermont Ski + Ride Magazine, Fall 2018



First Tracks |  Your Own Private Mountain,  p. 6

This season, one of these Vermont ski areas could be yours for a day. 

Resort News | Vermont Sends It,  p. 9

From new base lodges to new owners, here’s what’s on tap for this winter.

Local Heroes |  Switching Gears,  p. 15

These three skiers, all under 30, have other mad skills.

Apres|  Brew tastings and Trails,  p. 19

Get off the beaten path on these outstanding craft brew trails.


In the Race to Buy Ski Resorts, Who Wins? p. 26

Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Company started the largest ski resort buying spree in the history. What does it mean for Vermont, and for you? By Abagael Giles

The House of the Future p. 36

In the Mad River Valley, visionary architect David Sellers has built a house designed to last 500 years. And you can rent it this fall on AirBnB. By Lisa Lynn

Carinthia = Ten p. 44

In the last decade, Carinthia Parks at Mount Snow has turned out some of the world’s premier freeskiers and riders. This year, the legendary park adds something really big. By Lisa Lynn


Editor’s Letter  | Finding Home,  p. 4

Competition |  New Kids on the Block,  p. 53

Look who just made the U.S. Ski Teams for the first time.

Coach | 3 Ways to Train For Winter, p. 56

If you want to get ready for winter, here’s how the pros train. 

Retro VT |  The 2018 Hall of Fame,  p. 58

The Green Mountain Calendar | p. 60

Chairlift Q/A |  The Logger Returns,  p. 64

Abagael Giles

Abagael Giles is the Assistant Editor at Vermont Ski + Ride Magazine. She loves free-heel skiing and exploring her home state of Vermont–one ridgetop at a time. Find her on Twitter at @AbagaelGiles.