Vermont is known across the country for its world-class winter recreation, with ski resorts found in all corners and mountaintops of the Green Mountain State. They say Vermont kids learn to walk on skis, in fact, as this sport is a celebrated part of the state’s very culture. However, in recent years, this pastime has become more exclusive for American skiers — and less accessible for Vermonters. Inflated rates, long lines, and overbooked resorts have become all too common in Vermont, putting this popular activity out of reach for many. And this is where Lyndon Outing Club, a Vermont ski club, enters the picture.
Established in 1937 by a group of local ski enthusiasts, Lyndon Outing Club was once the celebrated epicenter of winter recreation in the Green Mountain State. This ski club in Lyndonville, Vermont, was home to a competition ski jump and once served as training grounds for Olympic ski hopefuls, and has hosted sled dog races, snow sculpture contests, and slalom races. Today, however, Lyndon Outing Club serves a much more noble — and necessary — function: providing quality, affordable, family-friendly outdoor recreation experiences to all.
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Many thanks to Susan Peters Russell, former board president at LOC, for sharing the story of this amazing Vermont ski club. Learn more about Lyndon Outing Club at its website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.
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Winter In Vermont
What are some other fun things to do in Vermont during the winter?
One thing we know in New England is how to have fun in the winter, so here are some other great things to do in Vermont during the winter.
- Grab your inner tubes and go sledding at any of these 12 great places to sled in Vermont.
- Join others for an annual winter festival you won't want to miss.
- Hike the Red Rocks Park Loop Trail in the winter months.
- Feed your need to speed with the Okemo Mountain Resort’s mountain coaster.
- Explore any or all of these 12 spots you have to go to in winter.
What are some great places to ski in Vermont?
This New England state is known for its great mountains, so here is a list of some awesome places to ski in Vermont.
- The historic Suicide Six
- More than just a ski resort, Okemo Mountain Resort has tons of winter fun to enjoy
- The unique Mad River Glen is one of the only ski places recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.
- When you are done hitting the slopes, here are 8 of the best apres in Vermont.
What is winter like in Vermont?
Just like most places in New England, Vermont's winters are long and cold. Depending on where you are in the state, the high temperatures can range from the high 20s to the low 30s, and the low temperatures can reach down to the single digits. Winter will last from early November all the way until early April most winters.
What are the best months for skiing in Vermont?
With snowfall varying from year to year, typically the best times to go skiing in Vermont is January through February.