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What a kickoff to the new year it has been. My New Years eve was spent at my second home base of Killington Resort Vermont, a widely popular destination for many of us in the northeast who enjoy the adrenaline of some downhill action at the beast of a ski resort that it is, spreading its wings over six mountain summits. Its not named the Beast of the East for nothing. Killington… Read More

Have you ever wanted to just rewind the time? You know. Relive a time that was prior to technology and a life of simplicity? There’s a place where you can do just that. A place where time itself has stood as still as the products it holds. The Vermont Country Store is a Mecca for all things yesteryear. This quintessential yet fun shopping experience will have you putting your phone down while… Read More

Today’s #GoExplore Daily Moment of Zen comes from scenic Stowe, Vermont. Stowe is located just due east of Lake Champlain and bordering the Canadian border. The mountain boasts as Vermont’s highest elevation. This picture, taken at sunset, is one of the many benefits that residents and tourists alike enjoy. The mountains are calling, are you answering? Have an idea for a #GoExplore Daily Moment of Zen? Tweet to @TheMikeValletta with the hashtag… Read More

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

This week while at The Dew Tour, I learned of the shocking announcement that Sarah Burke, a beloved athlete in the snow industry, had passed away from injuries she sustained while practicing for upcoming events. It was an announcement that didn’t come easy to many of us, and it was quite the somber second day on the tour as athletes mourned the loss. On day three, NBC put together this terrific tribute… Read More

I woke up around 6AM this morning, and thank god I did. We got plenty of snow last night! A forecast of three inches was predicted for the area, but for Killington, three inches can easily mean a lot more! Today was the day I planned on trying on my Pantech Element on the slopes, but not before heading over to the VIP breakfast over at The Grand Hotel right over at… Read More

When you want to escape the elements at The Dew Tour, you may want to stop over and visit AT&T’s amazing dome, which looks almost like an igloo, set up right on the grounds of the outdoor village. Oh sure, it may be cold outside, but once you get inside, the heat is on! A comfortable temperature inside compared to the frigid temps outside here at Killington greets you as you explore… Read More

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

It was 4:30AM and off went the alarm. I woke right up. I dozed off at about 9:30 last night. On any given day, the rise and shine before the birds get up would still be a problem! Not today. Today I have a big agenda. It’s the day I make my way to Killington Resort in Vermont to cover the Dew Tour. I quickly packed my bags like any last minute… Read More

This has got to be one of the best weeks of my life. Not only will I be making my way up to Vermont to check out Killington Resorts winter Dew Tour, I’ll also be covering it! You see, it all started when an email came to my inbox last week asking if I would like to be a brand ambassador for AT&T at the Dew Tour. AT&T has this cool new… Read More