Vermont Sports Magazine, March-April 2017

DEPARTMENTS

The Start | Will Vail Change Vermont? pg. 5

By Lisa Lynn

Great Outdoors | Whitewater Season! page 6

The rivers are running. Here’s where the action is. 

Pro Tips | Fatbiking: Large and In Charge, pg. 10

Noah Tautfest dishes on how and where to fatbike. 

Health | Healing Tendons, pg. 12

A new medical approach uses your own blood to heal tendinosis. By Dr. David Lisle

Gear | Sidecountry Sweet, pg. 14

Our favorite new gear for exploring the backcountry. 

Cover Story | A Year At The Top, pg 16

Here’s how Sue Johnston hiked 48 of New Hampshire’s highest peaks last year–every month. 

Feature | 2017 Black Diamond Awards, pg. 20

Who’s the best in Vermont? Our readers choose their favorite shops, people, resorts and more. 

Weekend Away | Spring Flings in Ludlow, pg. 26

Head to the Okemo Valley for spring corn snow and some sweet adventures. 

Featured Athlete | Winter Endurance Racer, pg. 29

Meet Stephanie Manosh. By Phyl Newbeck

Calendar | Race & Event Guide, pg. 31

Speak Up | Strength In Numbers, pg. 34

The outdoor industry bands together to protect land. By Mike Donohue

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.