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    • BTV — Winter 2018-19
    • BTV — Winter 2018-19

      We're delighted to have you! BTV: The Burlington International Airport Quarterly is a bilingual magazine — translated into French for our Québécois visitors — that highlights Vermont's recreational, cultural and dining scenes according to the season.

    • Eternal Winter: How Vermont Photographer "Snowflake" Bentley Got His Nickname
    • Eternal Winter: How Vermont Photographer "Snowflake" Bentley Got His Nickname

      Vermont is, of course, known for its snow. The white, fluffy stuff is beloved by skiers and landscape painters alike, each year turning the Green Mountain State into a winter wonderland. While we tend to think of snow in its accumulated form, one Vermonter made his name by getting very, very close to the singular crystals: Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley of Jericho, a 19th-century farmer-turned-photographer credited with the discovery that no two snowflakes are alike.

    • In Season, Winter 2018-19
    • In Season, Winter 2018-19

      As four-time Olympian Larry Damon famously said, Stowe's annual Race to the Cabin is "a pretty easy race; there's only one hill." Yes, but that hill entails a 1,000-foot elevation gain in just five kilometers. Racers tackle the uphill course, climbing deep into the woods to the finish line at Trapp Family Lodge's Slayton Pasture Cabin, where hot soup, sandwiches and a toasty fire await. The record race time? Seventeen minutes. For visitors who'd like to take things slower, the cabin is open daily in winter, and the lodge's 2,500 acres include 37 miles of groomed trails and 62 miles of backcountry trails for cross-country skiers of all levels.

    • BTV — Fall 2018
    • BTV — Fall 2018

      We're delighted to have you! BTV: The Burlington International Airport Quarterly is a bilingual magazine — translated into French for our Québécois visitors — that highlights Vermont's recreational and cultural scenes according to the season.

    • Shacksbury Cidermakers Celebrate Traditional and Wild Apples
    • Shacksbury Cidermakers Celebrate Traditional and Wild Apples

      Anyone taking a leisurely back-road drive to enjoy Vermont's foliage is sure to spy some old apple trees: gnarled and stooped, tangled in the hedgerows or standing near an old farmhouse. Many of these forgotten trees still bear fruit, but few people pause to investigate their scabbed and misshapen apples in shades of gold and green, or red with chestnut streaks.

    • Raising the Curtain on Burlington's Performing Arts Scene
    • Raising the Curtain on Burlington's Performing Arts Scene

      From music to comedy and large-scale theater productions to offbeat original plays, the entertainment available in Burlington is vast and varied for a city of its size. Several downtown performing arts venues and organizations launch their seasons in September, making this the perfect time of year to catch a show. Read on for a sampling of the fall lineups for five of the city's major presenters.

    • Must-Do Autumn Activities: Hikes, Harvest Fests and Art Hop
    • Must-Do Autumn Activities: Hikes, Harvest Fests and Art Hop

      Love art? Hop on over to Burlington's Pine Street in early September. The artists' studios, galleries and post-industrial business spaces lining the colorful corridor reinvent themselves as exhibition sites during the city's 26th annual South End Art Hop, a three-day flurry of art activity and appreciation. More than 600 participating artists showcase their creative talents in exhibits, outdoor sculpture, live demonstrations and fashion shows — and as many as 30,000 visitors from the Northeast and Canada come to enjoy the view. Workshops, artist markets and the hands-on Kids Hop make the fest so much more than a spectator sport.

    • BTV — Summer 2018
    • BTV — Summer 2018

      We're delighted to have you! BTV: The Burlington International Airport Quarterly is a bilingual magazine — translated into French for our Québécois visitors — that highlights Vermont's recreational, cultural and dining scenes according to the season.

    • Ticket to Rides: All's Fair at Vermont's Long-Standing Summer Festivals
    • Ticket to Rides: All's Fair at Vermont's Long-Standing Summer Festivals

      A Ferris wheel towers over the Champlain Valley Exposition, its steel spokes illuminated by gyrating patterns of multicolored neon lights. Aromas of fried dough, cotton candy, beer and straw bales intermingle in the languid summer air. Sunburned teens in tank tops and jean cutoffs snap selfies along the midway while one of their friends in a baseball cap hurls sidearm pitches at a dunk tank, trying to douse a heckling clown.

    • Fields of Dreams: Farm-Fresh Fun Close to Burlington
    • Fields of Dreams: Farm-Fresh Fun Close to Burlington

      Vermont is famous for its locally grown food and drinks — and summer is ripe with opportunities to get closer to their source. Want to see where the heirloom tomatoes you found at the market were grown? How about sip wine steps from the vine? Read on for a roundup of events that will put you face-to-face with farmers, cheesemakers and vintners as you sample the fruits of their labor.

    • Rock On: Vermont Folk Rockers Are Sitting Pretty
    • Rock On: Vermont Folk Rockers Are Sitting Pretty

      In the showroom attached to Jim Geier's Starksboro woodshop is one of the first rocking chairs he ever made. It was built with construction materials salvaged from his job renovating houses, and its dark wood, earthy rope and solid silhouette betray its 1970s origins. But from these humble beginnings, Geier has refined his craft to build a formidable fine furniture business: Vermont Folk Rocker.

    • In Season, Summer 2018
    • In Season, Summer 2018

      What's SUP? It's short for standup paddleboarding, and it's been called the fastest-growing water sport in the world. Accessible to all ages and fitness levels, SUP is easy to learn and enjoy. In recent years, it's experienced a groundswell of popularity in Burlington, where Lake Champlain beckons all summer long. Get out on the water at the 10th annual Stand Up for the Lake, a benefit for the Community Sailing Center that includes a mile kids' race, three-mile recreational race and six-mile elite race. Or ride a wave of goodwill from the shore, where food and music make a splash.

    • Art at the Airport, Summer 2018
    • Art at the Airport, Summer 2018

      Burlington City Arts curates exhibits in three areas of the airport: the Skyway, the area above the escalator and the walls facing security for Gates 1 through 8. Whether you've arrived early for a flight or are waiting to pick up passengers, do take the time to look around!

    • Gound Crew: Meet Skinny Pancake General Manager Anna Walsh
    • Gound Crew: Meet Skinny Pancake General Manager Anna Walsh

      Anna Walsh majored in Japanese at the University of Vermont and has a master's degree in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) from Saint Michael's College. Although knowing a foreign language is not a requirement of her job as general manager of the Skinny Pancake restaurants at Burlington International Airport, her background in education comes in handy.

    • BTV — Spring 2018
    • BTV — Spring 2018

      Springtime in Vermont means that the snow is finally melting, and it's time to stop and smell the flowers. In this issue, we celebrate the glory of gardens by guiding you to blooms at local parks and an area art gallery. Want more fresh spring air? We'll point you in the right direction for outdoor adventures, from setting sail on Lake Champlain to biking through Burlington.

    • Three to Six Hours in Winooski
    • Three to Six Hours in Winooski

      From lively Church Street Marketplace to serene Waterfront Park, Burlington has many charms. Chief among them: The state's largest city is an ideal gateway to the rest of Vermont — some of which is closer than you might think. Much closer.

    • In Bloom: Garden-Themed Art Takes Root at Shelburne Museum
    • In Bloom: Garden-Themed Art Takes Root at Shelburne Museum

      Visitors from across the globe are drawn to Vermont for the vibrancy and stark contrasts of its four seasons. After a long, snowy winter, nothing beats watching the world come back to life, one brave dandelion and greening bud at a time. This year, Shelburne Museum — just seven miles south of downtown Burlington — celebrates the blooming of springtime with its exhibition "In the Garden."

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