Winter Sports

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This week’s winter storm came at the perfect time for a group that has been skiing and riding in mid-March at Stowe Mountain Resort for over a quarter-century. This week is the annual winter summit for insurance giant AIG and some special guests.

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It takes a lot of electricity to keep an ice skating rink running. That's part of why the Woodstock Union Arena has created a four-tier plan to reduce energy costs, which account for about one-third of its business expenses.

Lake Morey Resort, courtesy

Is it that living in the far north only attracts a brave and hearty soul? Or does almost six months of winter weather start to addle the brain and motivate seemingly sane individuals to enter events like the Lake Elmore Polar Splash or the 8-Hour Polar Bear Obstacle Challenge?

Red Bull Crashed Ice

When it comes to winter sports and Vermonters, it seems that the longer you stick around here, the more you want to push the limits. It isn't long before you find some daring, crazy sport you want to try.

For Lex Jackson of Shelburne, it's something called ice cross downhill. She competes in the sport on the Red Bull Crashed Ice Tour. In just two years in the sport, she has risen to No. 1 in the U.S. and third  in the world.

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Rutland’s Chloe Levins is fierce on the golf course. She’s won the state high school championship twice. But the 17-year old also competes on snow.

The Rutland High School senior is what you’d call an uber athlete. She’s good at sports that require intense concentration like golf, but also has the explosive physical conditioning needed for Nordic skiing. Biathlon, a sport that combines Nordic racing with target shooting, harnesses both her skill sets.

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Weather forecasters are looking ahead to a cold and snowy week. It's a turnaround from the relatively warm and snow-free weather we've seen across the state this winter. We're looking at how this winter's weird weather has been affecting the state's economy- from tourism and the ski slopes to heating costs, retail, and beyond.

Wallis: Women's Hockey

Jan 25, 2016

I grew up in Vermont playing pond hockey. We shoveled snow in straight lines to clear the ice. The dogs, Seamus and Mr. McGregor would happily retrieve the puck from snowbanks that formed the edges of the rink - temporary until the next snow.

While repeated blizzards have created hours of shoveling for some, they’ve also been a boon to skiers and others who choose to hit the trails.