Tag: Jay Peak

Want to save the snow? Plant some trees.

But trees are good for more than just a skier’s playground. They can be an important tool in the fight against global warming. Trees remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air and emit oxygen into the atmosphere. Less global warming means colder temperatures, which can mean more snow, which means more skiing for me in, say, trees.

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Diva Safari Day #6: Burke Mountain Resort

Our last stop in Vermont was truly a great one.

Today we skied at Burke, perhaps the Vermontiest resort of the trip. Located in the Northeast Kingdom (that’s the name for the northeastern corner of the state), Burke is known for its narrow, winding trails that follow the contours of the mountain. It’s uncrowded — even on a Sunday — and the views are spectacular. The place has an unhurried, mellow vibe, without any of the  big resort feel of a place like Killington or Stratton. This is New England skiing at its finest.

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Diva Safari Day #5: Jay Peak

Five days ago, we began this Ski Safari at the most southerly ski resort in Vermont: Mount Snow. Today I’m posting from the most northerly: Jay Peak. Jay is indeed a wonder to behold. Just five miles south of the US-Canada border, the mountain towers above the surrounding terrain It’s pretty impressive. Jay’s been in the news a lot. It recently acquired Burke Mountain, which isn’t too far from here (we’ll be skiing there tomorrow). And not long ago they added a water park and hotel to help establish themselves as a four-season resort.

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