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The Home of Nordic Skiing

In 1968,  Johannes von Trapp oversaw the opening of the Cross Country Ski Center at Trapp Family Lodge, the first of its kind in the U.S. and considered the foremost cross country ski touring center in America today, but the great Nordic Skiing doesn’t end with Trapp’s groomed trails.    Continue reading The Home of Nordic Skiing

The Stowe Derby

The Stowe Derby is one of the oldest and most unique ski and Fat Bike races in North America. It started in 1945 as a personal challenge between two amazing skiers – Austrian, Sepp Ruschp who was hired to come to America and head the new ski school at Stowe and Erling Strom, world famous mountaineer from Norway. The challenge was the same as it is today – to race from the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak to the historic village of Stowe… on ONE pair of skis! The ultimate test of a skiers ability. Continue reading The Stowe Derby