Lyndon Outing Club Is Keeping Winter Recreation Fun And Accessible For All Vermonters
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.
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.
Of course, Lyndon Outing Club is just one of the many great small businesses doing great things in Vermont; please nominate your favorite attractions and businesses for a chance to be featured in an upcoming Only In Vermont article. And be sure to follow Only In Vermont on Facebook and Instagram to learn about this region of the Green Mountain State’s most incredible places, attractions, and events.
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