Vermont Sports Magazine, January-February 2017

DEPARTMENTS

The Start: Private Land, Public Good, pg. 5

A new study demonstrates the economic value of trails to our state. By Lisa Lynn

Speak Up: A New Use for Current Use, pg. 7

Is it time to compensate landowners who allow public recreation on their property? By Tim Tierney

Great Outdoors: Fat Times, pg. 8

Around the state, new trials and festivals are feeding Vermont’s fat bike fervor. 

ON THE COVER: Sophie Caldwell of Peru, Vt. crests a hill at Quebec's World Cup in 2016. Photo by Reese Brown/USSA
ON THE COVER: Sophie Caldwell of Peru, Vt. crests a hill at Quebec’s World Cup in 2016. Photo by Reese Brown/USSA

Gear: Winter Beaters, pg. 11

We try new grippy shoes, shades that fade in the shadows, face tape and solar-powered gloves.

Feature: Climbing on the Rise, pg. 12

As indoor climbing becomes one of the nation’s fastest-growing sports, Vermont’s new rock gyms keep pace. By Emma Cotton

Feature: Athletes of the Year, pg. 17

These 18 Vermonters put on some pretty amazing performances in 2016.  

Health: How to Save Your Knees, pg. 28

How do you prevent an ACL tear, and what do you do if you can’t? Dr. Ben Rosenberg and Dr. James Slauterbeck have the answers.  

Race & Event Guide p. 31

Endgame: Backcountry Breakfast Club, pg. 34

Start your weekday with a little backcountry adventure. By Alex Showerman

Emma Cotton

Emma moved to the Green Mountain State a year ago, but has felt at home here for 20. Find her exploring the mountains when she's not posted up with a good book.