Running

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Middlebury’s trail runners look forward to spring

Published on March 26th, 2015 | by Evan Johnson

MIDDLEBURY — While Middlebury’s trails may still lie buried under several inches of snow and ice a local group of trail runners eagerly await spring’s thaws. The group is called Middlebury Trail Enthusiasts and hopes to attract new [&hellip... Read More


Backcountry Skiing

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Vermont Backcountry Alliance releases code of ethics

Published on March 11th, 2015 | by Evan Johnson

Photo by Brian Mohr/EmberPhoto VERMONT –In an ongoing effort to promote the safe and responsible use of Vermont’s backcountry environment, the Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC) has finalized a new set of Leave No Trace guidelines for the Vermont [&hellip... Read More


Reader Athletes

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Reader Athlete: Tara Geraghty-Moats

Published on March 2nd, 2015 | by Phyl Newbeck

Age: 21 Residence: Fairlee Family: Mother, Elizabeth Geraghty Occupation: Full-time athlete, part-time student Primary sport: Ski jumping   Tara Geraghty-Moats started ski jumping at the age of nine and never looked back. She has competed internationally [&hellip... Read More


Reader Athletes

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Reader Athlete: Jonathan Vass

Published on March 2nd, 2015 | by Phyl Newbeck

Age: 48 Residence: North Pomfret Family: Sweetheart, Stephanie; three dogs (“our crew”) Addie, Bootie and Lola Occupation: Recycling consultant Primary sports: Ultra running and skimo (ski mountaineering) racing There’s no question Jonathan Vass is an endurance [&hellip... Read More


Skiing

Athletes from around the world compete at Harris Hill Ski Jumping.

Ski jumpers take to the skies at Harris Hill

Published on February 23rd, 2015 | by Evan Johnson

Photos by Herb Swanson Brattleboro — In the early 1900s, Brattleboro local Fred Harris smashed his skis to bits when he launched off a jump he made himself in his hometown. He wrote about the experience [&hellip... Read More


Other Snow Sports

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Curling sweeps into Vermont

Published on February 23rd, 2015 | by Evan Johnson

Rutland — It is Sunday evening and that means curling night at the Rutland Rocks Curling Club. At 6:30 sharp, a steady stream of people enters the lobby of the rink, carrying brooms and duffle bags [&hellip... Read More


Skating

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Speed skating returns to Lake Memphremagog

Published on February 23rd, 2015 | by Evan Johnson

NEWPORT — After a 30-year hiatus, about 20 hearty competitors from the United States and Canada braved temperatures well below zero for marathon skating’s return to Lake Memphremagog. The races were held Jan. 31-Feb.1 on a [&hellip... Read More


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