of Vermont’s best known ski Olympians trace their roots back to
the same hill: Pico Peak in Mendon. And
many are looking back fondly on the mountain and the extraordinary couple who
started it this year as Pico celebrates its 75th anniversary.
snowboarding are now the official state sports of Vermont, thanks to some schoolchildren in Swanton. Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill
into law today that was proposed by a group of fifth and sixth graders.
While the temperatures and overall
snowfall totals aren’t record breaking, many local businesses and snow sport
enthusiasts are struggling this winter. The fluctuating temperatures and
lack of snow are affecting everything from winter sports and local businesses to
birds and plants.
With all of the fresh powder from the most recent snowstorm, many people will
be heading to the mountains for skiing. And
that raises the possibility of more search and rescue operations for lost