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In other news, can you believe it’s December?!!? I mean, where oh where has the time gone. It really just seems like the other day we were all celebrating New Years. As for me, it feels just like yesterday that I was skiing the slopes of Killington Mountain in Vermont. Oh wait, that WAS yesterday! Yes, in Vermont the ski season began quite early. Skiers and riders from all ability levels started… Read More

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What is it about snow that brings out the kid in you? It seems for me, each time it snows, a bit of childhood comes back with it. Maybe that’s why I enjoy it so much, then again, I could just be wildly insane. Either way, when there’s a snow day to be had, you can be rest assured I’m out there enjoying every minute of it. While most days I’m up… Read More

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The Dew Tour. It’s what makes winter less depressing and it’s what gives us snow lovers an adrenaline rush! Packed with the top athletes from around the world, The Dew Tour here at Killington is already off the hook! I arrived to my hotel around 11AM. What a place! Quaintly named The Inn of the Six Mountains, the hotel has a grand view of Killington and is surrounded by plenty of company… Read More

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If you’re a winter sports junkie like I am, your adrenaline is probably already fired up over the fact that The Dew Tour will be at Killington Resort in nearby Killington, VT from January 19th to the 22nd. The event features the top winter athletes in the world all competing for a cool $1.5 million in prize money at the end of the season. Thousands are expected to turn out to catch… Read More

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Remember last year when we were buried up to our eyeballs in snow? We would often reference our homes to igloos as we mingled with other Eskimos who braved the elements that was the winter of 2011. This year, exact opposite. After a shattering Halloween snow storm that left many stranded and without power, snow storms have been far and few in between. In fact, it’s even been rather spring like without… Read More

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It’s been a dry December for many of us here in Connecticut in terms of snow. Last week, we were surprised when a few modest inches were at our doorsteps, only to disappear a few days later. As a skier, the words coming out of my mouth aren’t pretty and come with a vocabulary including words starting with the letter F, and it’s not a pleasant word! What kind of winter is… Read More

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It was a night like no other. Epic rain turned into epic winds which made such epic sounds that I sprang from my bed to see what was that matter. As I peered outside, the trees were swaying so fiercely it was as if there was a tornado coming through. Though this was no tornado, it was the onset of a cold front that was suddenly bringing snow to our region after… Read More

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As someone who loves snow, seeing it fall on Saturday made my day. Until of course, the night fell, then it got ugly. As the snow piled up, well over a foot of it, so too did the weight of it on the trees knocking out power to all of Litchfield County. I suddenly regretted loving the snow so much sitting in a cold, dark house all to myself wondering what was… Read More

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As yet another round of winter weather impacted Litchfield County this morning, dumping anywhere from 3-6 inches of heavy wet snow, it is clear that many have had just about enough of mother natures steroid addiction. To make matters worse, she is now bringing in some gusty winds and arctic cold temperatures. It should come as no surprise that many of us have lost any and all sanity that we have left… Read More

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It has been a winter to remember here in Litchfield County, and it is not over yet. We still have many more weeks of winter upon us. As one storm closes, another one looms right around the corner. It is like we have a weekly subscription to snow, that we simply cannot refund. Mother nature again gave us a beating here in the hills as she dumped nearly several inches of snow… Read More