This February 9 to 25, athletes from around the globe will go for the gold in sports ranging from Alpine skiing to speed skating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, held in PyeongChang, South Korea.
But casual outdoor enthusiasts needn't travel quite so far. Right here in Vermont, the hills are alive with the sounds of schussing, skating and sliding. Want to find medal-worthy winter fun in the Green Mountain State? Read on for a sampling.
Springtime in Vermont is a never-ending grab bag of surprises. One day, it might be dumping powder at Stowe, Sugarbush and other ski resorts. The next day, a thaw may turn dirt roads into muck in the foothills of the Green Mountains. But don't let yourself get stuck inside during Vermont's infamous mud season. The trick to getting fresh air during these spring months is to know which recreational areas to hit when. Here's a guide to some outdoor options.