Mountain Times - Volume 48, Number 48: Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2019



Volume 48, Number 48 Get started on some FREEquent reader miles. Nov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019



Brandon area golf

course now seeks buyer

to keep course open.

Page 2



Vermont musician

Grace Potter will hit the

stage after the Giant

Slalom World Cup race

in Killington, Saturday.

Page 5





Since last winter, nine

businesses along

Killington Road have

undergone new owners

and/or significant


Page 7



Jake Burton Carpenter

helped found the modern

snowboard and has

inspired many athletes

with his passion. The

Vermont snowboard

legend died Nov. 20.

Page 22

Slate Valley school

district to vote on

$60 million build

By Lola Duffort/VTDigger

Renovations are planned at the Slate Valley union district

high school. The school board will be asking voters to approve

a big construction project on town meeting day.

The school board

in the Slate Valley Unified

School District,

which straddles

Addison and Rutland

counties, has endorsed

a multi-school project that would renovate the high

school, build a union middle school, and add on to one of the

district’s local elementary schools.

The plan is currently priced at $64.5 million, although

school officials say they expect a revised estimate to come in

just under $60 million.

Many of the state’s high schools were built in the ’50s and

’60s and are showing their age. Slate Valley won’t be the only

district with a big bond on the ballot. South Burlington’s

school board is proposing an eye-popping $209 million


Killington struggles with

short-term rental policy

By Curt Peterson


Planner and Zoning Administrator

Preston Bristow

said there are approximately

931 short-term

rentals in Killington—more

than any other town in the

state. According to the 2010

Census, Killington has only

820 full-time residents. The

“Now we’re just at

a critical point,”said


Killington Planning Commission

is proposing a registration

ordinance to deal

with the growing number

of short-term rentals and

safety and health issues

they often produce. The

commission held a public

hearing Wednesday, Nov.

20. About 40 attendees had

Short-term rentals >16

Killington real

estate market is hot

Multiple factors contribute to demand,

vacation properties are majority of boom

By Karen D. Lorentz

Investments in both winter and summer attractions and

activities at Killington Resort, expansion of Killington Mountain

School programs, the transition to a year-round vacation

paradise, the good value of real estate prices, and the “gig”

economy of short-term rentals have all contributed to a hot

real estate market in the Killington area.

Real estate brokers note being the busiest they have been

seeing appreciation of prices as the market transitioned out

of being a buyer’s market.

According to information provided by Prestige Real Estate

— data based on sales and listings in Killington only— “Killington

market revenue year-to-date is more than 75 percent

higher than it was through the first three quarters of 2018.”

“Sales hit a record breaking level of $29.5 million,” the

highest total since Prestige Real Estate began tracking the

Real estate boom > 58

By Paul Holmes

Mikaela Shiffrin has won the Slalom race at Killington the past four years. Can she do it

again and defend her title on Sunday? Spectating is free, come see for yourself.

Killington hosts World Cup

Killington Cup welcomes the fastest women ski racers,

will Shiffrin defend her Slalom title for the fourth year?

By Polly Mikula

There’s no question that Mikaela Shiffrin is at the top of her game — a true superstar in

ski racing. For the past three years, nearly 40,000 fans have traveled to see her race down the

aptly named “Superstar” trail at Killington Resort — and win the Slalom race each year.

Can she do it again and defend her title as the Killington Cup Slalom Champion this

Sunday, Dec. 1? Tens of thousands of fans hope so and will be cheering her on with cowbells,

banners, hoops and hollers. Join in, spectating is free!

The competition is always tight, with hundredths of seconds often separating racers.

This weekend 100 athletes representing 20 countries are expected to participate in this

year’s Giant Slalom and Slalom events at Killington, Saturday and Sunday. The races will

also be broadcast to an audience of 2.1 million people in 60 countries.

World Cup> 42


The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019

Neshobe Golf Club on the brink of foreclosure

Pledge drive fails to raise funds to offset long-term debt

By Lee J. Kahrs

An appeal for pledges from members to

keep the Neshobe Golf Club alive in the face

of foreclosure has failed.

Neshobe Golf Club Board Chair Jeff Wallin

said Tuesday morning that the club was

only able to raise about half of the $575,000

necessary to eliminate the debt and prevent

foreclosure by the National Bank of


The board held a meeting Monday night,

Nov. 18, to count pledges. It will now pursue

finding a buyer for the club.

“We did not reach our goal on pledges,”

Wallin said. “We’re moving ahead with

finding a buyer. Some interest has been

shown – one local group is pretty serious, so

hopefully we can pull that off.”

An attempt to save the club

The appeal letter went out to members

earlier this month asking for $4,000 per

member to eliminate the club’s long-term

debt before Dec. 31.

At $4,000 per member and a total of 144

members, the club hoped to raise $575,000

in order to eliminate that debt, rather than

raising $150,000 just to keep the club running

for another year.

The debt is a combination of a long-term

mortgage and a line of credit, Wallin said.

Neshobe Board Chair Jeff Wallin said he

believes the National Bank of Middlebury

is unfairly accelerating the foreclosure

By Lee Kahrs

The Neshobe Golf Club on Country Club Road in Brandon is facing foreclosure by Dec.

31 after a failed attempt to collect pledges to alleviate long-term debt. Board chair Jeff

Wallin said there is a local group of people interested in buying the club, however.


“My greatest concern is that the National

Bank of Middlebury seems more intent on

maximizing their dollar return than working

with us to ensure that Neshobe remains

a golf course while still recouping their

money,” Wallin said.

The club originally had a mutual agreement

with the bank for a redemption period

until Feb. 1, 2020, to raise the money necessary

to pay off the loan, or find a buyer or a

group interested in buying the mortgage.

Wallin said that on Oct. 28, the bank moved

the date up to Jan.15, 2020, then two weeks

ago bumped the date again to Dec. 31.

“We have been making progress on finding

a buyer but it seems to me that the bank

is intent on thwarting that effort by closing

the window we have to put a deal together,”

he said.

The National Bank of Middlebury did

not reply to a request for comment.

Golf takes a hit

But Neshobe’s inability to attract new

members are part of a larger, national problem.

Golf as a sport is in decline. Playing

the links has become less popular nationwide

over the last few years. According to

a National Golf Foundation 2019 report,

golf course closures have outweighed new

course openings nationwide since 2006.

But what has contributed to the demise

of these courses is a building boom that

began in the late 1980s and saw 4,000 golf

courses built over a 20-year period.

Then, in case of really bad timing, the

number of golfers and rounds played began

to decline in the 2000s. Across the U.S., 10%

of those courses have closed since 2006.

While the National Golf Foundation maintains

that the market is merely correcting

itself, Wallin said that nationwide trend is

trickling down to the Neshobe Golf Club.

“Golf is experiencing a downward trend

and Vermont is not immune,” he said. “The

younger generation does not seem inter-

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The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 LOCAL NEWS • 3

Barnard voters

to decide on

school merger

Vote scheduled for Dec. 10

By Curt Peterson

Barnard voters will decide whether to merge Barnard

Academy into the Windsor Central Modified Unified

Union School District on Dec. 10. Polls at the town offices

will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Pam Fraser, Barnard representative on the school district

board and Carin Park, chair of the Barnard School

Board, hosted a public information session Thursday,

Nov. 21.

Fraser is both a member of the consolidated district’s

policy committee and represents a town that rejected

merging their Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade

elementary school into the district in February 2017.

“I have one foot in each camp,” Fraser said.

Barnard Academy has 79 students K-6.

The Act 46 school consolidation legislation, expired

July 1 and with it possible “forced merger.” The school

district had already rejected forcing Barnard to merge, as

a possible voluntary conjoining seemed promising.

Fraser has said at board meetings and in public that

the amendments proposed for the Articles of Agreement

“benefit all the schools in the district, and the Board is in

full agreement,” she said. “These changes aren’t just to

please Barnard.”

The amendments proposed

for the articles of agreement

“benefit all the schools in the

district, and the Board is in

full agreement,” Fraser said.

“These changes aren’t just to

please Barnard.”

Regarding school closure, a major reason Barnard

voters didn’t approve merging the first time, Fraser said

previously it was too arbitrary. As amended, closing a

school won’t be considered unless a newly-required

annual report from the Supervisor indicates the cost

per student at the campus was more than 120% of the

district average for three years. In that case the town’s

residents would vote on whether or not to close their

school. If the cost per student rises above 130%, however,

of that average for three years, voters in the whole

district would vote on whether to close that school.

Barnard voters also feared arbitrary grade reconfiguration

– consolidating grades and possibly leaving

Barnard with Pre-K through grade 3, with grades 4

through 6 bused to another campus. Amended articles

require standardized test scores 20 percent below

district average for three years, cost per student is more

than 120 percent of district average for three years, and/

or certain enrollment decreases are incurred, per the

Annual Report.

Fraser and Park are taking a neutral position regarding


Park reviewed the pros and cons of merging. She said

financial stability is a plus – the town would be protected

from large surprise expenses such as an influx of

students deserving special education. “That also means

we would be absorbing surprise expenses in the other

Barnard school merger > 13








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The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 LOCAL NEWS • 5

$5 Christmas trees available from the

Green Mountain National Forest

Fourth-graders can redeem a voucher for a free tree

RUTLAND—U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont are encouraging the public to purchase Christmas tree removal

permits should they be interested in a $5 tree for the holidays, according to a Nov. 18, news release.

In addition, this year, all fourth graders can again take advantage of the Every Kid Outdoors initiative and get a free

Christmas tree voucher, found at Fourth graders that present a printed copy of the voucher

may redeem it for an Every Kid Outdoors Pass and a Christmas tree removal permit at one of the U.S. Forest offices

listed below. This is a one-time opportunity to cut down a Christmas tree on national forest land during the 2019

holiday season. Christmas trees for personal use may be cut on the

Green Mountain National Forest, subject to the following conditions:

• A “Christmas Tree Removal” permit must be purchased ($5)

at one of the Forest Service offices located in Rutland, Manchester

Center, or Rochester.

• The permit must be attached to the tree before transporting

it from the site where it was cut.

• The permit holder is responsible for knowing that the tree

comes from Forest Service land. Maps are available when

you purchase your permit.

• Trees over 20 feet tall are not designated for cutting by the

Christmas tree permit.

U.S. Forest Service offices in Vermont:

Rutland, Forest Supervisor’s Office,

located at 231 North Main Street.


Manchester Ranger Station located

at 2538 Depot Street, Manchester Center.


Rochester Ranger Station located at

99 Ranger Road. 802-767-4261.

• The height of the tree stump left after a tree has been cut should be six inches or less above the soil.

• Christmas trees shall not be cut in active timber sales, wilderness areas, campgrounds, picnic areas, or within

25 feet of any Forest Service, town, or state maintained road.

• Only one Christmas tree permit will be issued per household per year.

• Permits are not refundable.

• Trees obtained under the Christmas tree permit may not be resold.

Bradford child collects socks for those in need

By Virginia Dean

The philanthropic efforts

of 7-year-old Bradford

Elementary School student

Preston O’Donnell have

had far-reaching effects

in the Upper Valley this

holiday season, including

nearly 20 different locations

where local residents have

brought their donations of

socks to help those in need.

Begun as an effort to

help her best friend who

lost her home to a fire

earlier this year, Preston’s

campaign has resulted in

nearly 5,000 pairs of socks

(2,000 more than her original

goal) that will be given

to the local homeless and

$2,000 to the Upper Valley

Haven in White River Junction.

Community members

are still shipping their

donations as of this week.

The Haven is a non-profit,

private organization that

serves people struggling

with poverty by providing

food, shelter, education,

service coordination, and

other support.

The fundraising effort

has been contagious and

area towns, in addition to

those involved in Preston’s

project, are likening the

cause. In Woodstock, for example,

Planning and Zoning

Assistant Lynn Beach

has placed a collection box

in the town hall lobby for

similar donations.

“Preston has inspired

me,” said Beach. “She’s so

young and aware and saw

the need to help others. I

thought her work should


As of Nov. 18, there are

54 pairs of socks donated

including men’s, women’s

and children’s, Beach said.

At the Haven, Laura Gillespie,

director of development

and commerce,

noted that socks are “the

single most-needed article

of clothing for the homeless

but are often the least

donated item.”

“For all of us, staying

warm starts with a clean,

high quality pair of socks,”

said Gillespie.

The challenges of poverty

and homelessness in

the Upper Valley are daunting,

particularly when the

weather turns cold and icy,

Gillespie said.

“Preston’s campaign was

a heartfelt reminder that

a sock donation is an easy,

affordable way to make a

difference from someone

who is struggling,” said

Gillespie. “Her enormous

donation will allow the

Haven to provide everyone

who needs socks with two

pair throughout the cold

weather months. Preston’s

can-do attitude is an inspiration

to the Upper Valley!”

Preston comes from

a long line of hard work

and community, according

to her mother, Katie


“We’re a family of veterans,

firefighters, EMTs and

mental health advocates,”

said O’Donnell.

Indeed, Preston’s father

is a firefighter who had

been battling the blaze in

which Preston’s best friend

lost her home. He and her

mother discussed ways

that Preston could help her

friend and, after researching,

came across Socktober!

an international campaign

Socks > 15


Preston O’Donnell, 7, of Bradford, collected about 5,000

pairs of socks this year for the needy.

Table of contents

Local News ................................................................ 2

Opinion ................................................................... 14

News Briefs ............................................................. 16

Calendar .................................................................. 25

Music Scene ............................................................ 29

Living ADE .............................................................. 32

Food Matters ........................................................... 38

World Cup ............................................................... 44

Pets .......................................................................... 68

Mother of the Skye .................................................. 69

Columns .................................................................. 70

Classifieds ............................................................... 72

Service Directory .................................................... 74

Real Estate ............................................................... 76


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Neshobe foreclosure: Neshobe Golf Course faces a sped-up timeline for foreclosure from National Bank of Middlebury after not meeting funding goals

from page 2

ested in taking up the sport.”

Wallin also said the club’s location and the local population

base are affecting its ability to attract members.

“People are not willing to drive the extra 15 miles to

play Neshobe,” he said. “Larger populations to the North

and South enjoy golf courses in their own towns. All too

frequently we hear, ‘I wish I lived closer because Neshobe is

the best course in the region.’”

In a push to save itself and improve the club, the board

hired Matt Wilson earlier this year as the new general


“He has done a great job in lining up corporate tournaments

and expanding our restaurant, as well as taking golf

to the Neshobe School physical education department. Our

biggest downfall has been a lack of aggressive marketing,

which we had hoped Matt could get into this winter, but

that doesn’t seem likely now.”

One positive note is that the Segment 6 reconstruction

project in downtown Brandon had no effect on the club’s financial

issues, Wallin said, noting that the club is accessible

from north and south without going through downtown.

“If Segment 6 has an influence, we were looking at it as

a very positive one,” Wallin said. Brandon is on the cusp of

a renaissance that could only help the golf course. We feel

that Neshobe is an integral part of the town providing recreational

value to residents and visitors alike and Segment 6 is

only going to draw more visitors.”

It takes a village

In fact, the town of Brandon sent a letter to the National

Bank of Middlebury on Nov. 12 in support of the club:

“The Town of Brandon is well aware of the financial

difficulties presently plaguing Neshobe Golf Club, Inc. The

Town also understands the right of the National Bank of

Middlebury to protect its shareholders and to recover its

investment in Neshobe. That said, it is in the Town’s best

interest to strongly urge the bank to work cooperatively

with Neshobe to obtain your goal without sacrificing the

existence of the golf course.

“Significant infrastructure improvements have contributed

to the ongoing revitalization of Brandon are already

yielding positive results despite the active phase of construction

that dominated our town for the last five years.

Our golf course plays a critical role in the continued growth

of our quality of life/destination based economic development.

“Alongside the new businesses and people that have

relocated to Brandon, Neshobe has been and should continue

to serve as a perfect complement to the town’s vibrant

lodging and culinary establishments. In addition to the

obvious economic impacts, Neshobe serves as an engaged

community partner, working closely with our town recreation

department organizing numerous outdoor functions

for townspeople year-round. Neshobe also engages with

our elementary school’s physical education department

and sponsors the Otter Valley High School golf team while

also opening its doors to surrounding schools and college

for early spring play.

“We are aware of ongoing efforts to solicit new owner/

operators of the golf course. The town simply encourages

the Bank to strive to enlist strategies that ensure retention

of the golf course as its loss to the town of Brandon would be

devastating. We ask that you please work cooperatively to

find this win/win solution so as not to leave a large void in

the town of Brandon.”

Wallin said as much as the board appreciates the town’s

letter of support, he doesn’t know if it will matter.

“I don’t know that it has had any influence on [the bank’s]

course of action,” he said. “The track that National Bank

of Middlebury appears to be on shows little empathy for

retaining golf at Neshobe. I hope I am wrong.”

Proposed bond would significantly renovate Fair Haven Union High School.

SVVSD: $60 million proposed bond will be put to vote in March.


from page 1

to build a new combined middle and

high school building. Voters in Burlington

and Winooski have approved large

building projects of late. And the school

board in the Mad River Valley’s Harwood

Unified Union District is scheduled to pick

between a roster of options for reconfiguring

its schools, which could include a

bond for upwards of $40 million. And in St.

Johnsbury, a $3 million bond was narrowly

greenlit by voters Nov. 5.

The bond in Slate Valley would pay to

renovate Fair Haven Union High, which

administrators say faces a slew of deferred

maintenance needs. Of particular concern

is the school’s boiler, which officials say is

original to the building.

“Prior school boards, they really tried

to preserve personnel, and unfortunately

didn’t have the funds to put into the building,”

said Slate Valley Superintendent

Brooke Olsen-Farrell. “So now we’re just at

a critical point, where we’re worried about

having heat to get through the winter.”

Particularly in newly-merged districts,

school officials are increasingly proposing

to create or strengthen union middle

schools instead of continuing to educate

the middle grades in local town elementaries.

In the Slate Valley district, about

half the bond would go toward building

a union middle school attached to Fair


Haven Union High for all of the five-town

district’s 7th and 8th-graders. Officials say

the change would create the critical mass

necessary to offer robust programming for

the middle grades.

The move would effectively shutter one

of the districts’ schools – the Castleton Village

School, which currently serves grades

6-8, since 6th graders would be moved to

the Castleton Elementary School.

But officials say they want to re-purpose

the space, and are at work on a potential

partnership with Castleton University’s

Early Childhood Lab. The university, which

is part of the state college system, has

indicated it would like to eventually site

a child care facility at the Village School

as it expands its programming, although

talks between the district and college are


Slate Valley’s bond, if approved, would

also pay for an addition at the Orwell Village

School, where students currently attend

gym class and eat off-site in the town’s

former meetinghouse.

Taken together, Slate Valley school board

chair Julie Finnegan said the project would

better equip the district to attract families

with children into the area.

Administrators hosted a tour of the high

school on Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. for folks to see

the facility’s conditions for themselves.

The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 LOCAL NEWS • 7

Killington Road sees business renovations,

redevelopment and welcomes new owners

By Katy Savage

With Killington Resort investing millions of dollars

in summer and winter activities, a number of business

owners on Killington Road are following with upgrades

and changes to their buildings.

Some business owners have

invested heavily into summer

offerings with the rise in the

resort becoming a year-round


“Everyone in the business

(industry) does a direct percent

of what the resort does,” said Chris Karr, the owner of a

number of restaurants. “It’s going to bring more traffic

by our doors and create more opportunities for us.”

Karr expanded a deck at Charity’s this summer to seat

30 people outside.

“It’s an exciting time period,” said Karr. “We had a

number of factors happen up here over the past few

years. We’ve seen great management with the resort’s made a lot of us more competitive in the marketplace.”

Lookout Tavern owner Phil Black also invested in

summer seating by installing a covered upper deck at

his restaurant over the summer.

“It’s been a project we’ve wanted to do for 15 years,”

said Black, who took inspiration for his deck while pub

crawling a number of restaurants during a visit in the

Carolinas. “We just haven’t had summer business to

make that type of commitment. We waited and waited

and waited and business in the summer’s been growing

and growing. We felt like last summer was the year to do


The new deck, open in the spring, summer and fall,

seats about 50 people.

Mountain biking continues to grow at the resort,

with an estimated 30,000 visits last year and summer

events are on the rise, but Killington Resort has also

invested in winter activities. Last year, it announced

guests would notice impacts of a number snowmaking

improvements sister mountain, Pico, this year. A new

$29 million K-1 Lodge at the resort was also announced

“Everyone in the business

(industry) does a direct

percent of what the resort

does,” said Chris Karr

last year. Constructionwill continue until it’s complete

by next winter.

“It’s still happening little by little,” said Killington

Resort Communication/PR &

Social Media Manager Courtney


The 58,000 square-foot

building will be three stories

high, with a full service bar and

floor to ceiling windows.

“This is a significant step in

fulfilling our vision to transform the way guests experience

and enjoy Killington for years to come,” said

Killington Resort President and General Manager Mike

Solimano in a news release.

The resort has invested about $60 million dollars in

improvements in the last two years.

“We have big plans for Killington

moving forward that

will continue to solidify us as

the Northeast’s hub for yearround

adventure,” Solimano


Some business owners

are taking advantage of the

resort’s future plans by investing


Robert “Sal” Salmeri, the

owner of Moguls Sports Pub

and Restaurant, bought the Killington Mall for $475,000

at an auction on May 21, calling it a “pet project” of his.

“I loved the building and it was killing me to see it

closed and not run properly,” Salmeri said. “I decided to

try to take it on and try to make something of it. It’s part

of this town big time.”

Salmeri spent the summer upgrading the 22,500

square foot building. The exterior has been painted and

the interior has new floors and new infrastructure.

Salmeri is opening a new restaurant—the Nite Spot—

featuring wood fired pizza, salads and deserts—in the

former Outback Pizza. Another new restaurant, Taco

X, will replace the Killington Diner in the same building.

There will be a clothing store, a DJ upstairs and an

arcade at the entrance. The Killington Mall will be open

year round.

“I’m looking for great pizza (and) a great family atmosphere,”

Salmeri said.

There have also been real estate changes on Killington


The Mountain Inn and Sante Fe restaurant, now

under new ownership, is under a full renovation. New

owner Caroline Wise plans to open the inn in early

2020 and a distillery is planned for the former Santa Fe

restaurant area.

“I grew up skiing up here for the past 18 years,” said

Wise. “When this property came for sale it seemed to be

correct fit.”

While there have been many investments, Killington

saw changes in the hospitality

businesses that decreased

hotel room for this

ski season.

The Butternut Inn closed

June 15 and was turned into

a dorm room for Castleton

University students. The

Highline Lodge also closed

to guests with an ownership

change in November. The

13-room lodge will available

for rent via Airbnb in December.

“It’s such a great area and there’s so much happening

here with all the developments,” new Highline Lodge

owner Kristin Zajac said.

“I loved the building and it was

killing me to see it closed and

not run properly,” Salmeri said.

“I decided to try to take it on and

try to make something of it.”

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safety building:

Killington Rd.

Voters approved a new $4.7 million

public safety building at Town

Meeting in March and construction

started in mid-November on Killington

Road with foundations poured

two weeks ago.

Construction will continue

through the winter. The new building,

scheduled to open July 30, will

cover about 14,000 square feet and

house the Fire Department, Search

and Rescue, emergency medical

technicians, equipment and trucks,

administration space and the Killington

Police Department, with a

port to allow secure gated entry for a

police vehicle. The building will also

feature a 900-square-foot community

room with seating for about 50






2384 Killington Rd.

Don Billings, who owns The Bakery

on West Street and Roots the Restaurant

on Washington Street in Rutland,

purchased the former Phat Italian and

On the Rocs in Killington last year and

opened a market called Mountain

Merchant and a restaurant called


This year, he’s opening a Ramunto’s

Pizza to replace the deli operation at

Mountain Merchant.




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2194 Killington Rd.

Charity’s has a new outdoor summer

dining option with a new deck

that can seat 30 in the warmer months.

“Everyone ’s looking for an outdoor

dining experience in the summertime,”

owner Chris Karr said.

Karr has long thought of building a

deck on Charity’s, similar to his other

restaurants—Jax and the Foundry.

“If this was back 10 years ago, it

wouldn’t be an important thing to

do,” Karr said. “Given the growth with

summer activities, it’s important to




Lookout Tavern:

2910 Killington Rd.

The Lookout Tavern has a new

deck—a project owner Phil Black has

wanted to do for 15 years.

“We just haven’t had summer

business to make that type of commitment,”

he said. “We waited and

waited and waited and business

in the summer’s been growing and

growing. We felt like last summer

was the year to do that.”

There are about 50 seats on the

covered outdoor patio—about

double the size of the previous deck.

“The old deck, besides being

small, had no lighting at all,” Black

said. “That was one of the real

changes—having the roof and giving

us all weather capability.”

Black also converted his former

office into a dining room last year,

giving the building an additional 25


“Having that last winter was such

an asset,” he said.



Butternut Inn:

63 Weathervane Dr.

The Butternut Inn is no longer open

to guests. The inn has been turned into a

campus for college students studying hospitality

and hotel management at Castleton


Butternut Inn owner Jim Haff entered a

seven-year lease agreement with Castleton

University in April and closed the doors of

the inn June 15.

The inn is currently housing about 23

students and one RA.

Prior to Castleton University taking

over Aug. 1, the inn underwent a number

of renovations ahead of the fall semester.

Haff, who ran the Butternut Inn for over 11

years, after he bought it in 2007, took down

the decks, set up new windows. The inn’s

rooms were set up with college dorm style





2841 Killington Rd.

Killington Mall owner Sal Salmeri,

who also owns Moguls Sports Bar and

Pub, has spent the summer working

on extensive renovations.

The exterior of the 22,000 square

foot Killington Mall building has

been painted and there have been

interior infrastructure upgrades

with new flooring and carpeting. A

new restaurant called the Nite Spot,

featuring wood fired pizza, is ready to

open in the former Outback Pizza and

the Taco X, serving tacos for breakfast,

lunch and dinner, will open in the

former Killington Diner under Annie

Gorin, Dave and Dan Sesko, John

Harper and Adam Lindberg, who own

Taco Experiment in Poultney.

The Killington Mall will also feature

an arcade and a new clothing store.

DJ Dave is also set to broadcast

from the second floor of the building.


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Highline Lodge:

96 West Park Rd.

The Highline Lodge, the oldest lodge in

Killington, has a new owner.

Kristin Zajac purchased the 13-guestroom

building in November. She plans to

turn it into a short-term rental property and

offer it to guests by the end of


She said wedding parties, family reunions

and larger groups will be able to rent

the property on Airbnb.

The decor will be updated and a residential

style kitchen will be added to the dining

room to go with a commercial kitchen.

“I was really interested in being a vacation

rental host,” said Zajac, who owns

another rental property on Tanglewood

Drive in Killington. “This seemed like the

best way to do that.”




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Mountain Inn:

47 Old Mill Rd.

Caroline Wise bought the Mountain

Inn and the former Sante Fe restaurant

in June.

The inn is under a full renovation

and is scheduled to open in early 2020.

All 49 rooms will include new kitchens,

new bathrooms and new furniture,

featuring a rustic and contemporary


“We wanted to bring in something

a little different,” Wise said.” The

Mountain Inn needs a little love on the


The Santa Fe restaurant has been

gutted and will become a distillery with

a full-service restaurant.

Wise, from Boston, has been skiing

in Killington for the past 18 years.

“When this property came up for sale

it seemed to be correct fit,” she said.




4763 Killington Rd.

The new 58,000 square-foot K1 lodge

will be open for the 2020-21 winter season.

The three-story building will include

a full-service bar, enhanced dining, additional

seating and 180-degree views of

the mountain.

The first floor of the facility will house

tickets, guest services, Killington Sports,

rentals and a free bag check while the

second floor will contain the food court,

featuring locally-sourced ingredients.

The third floor will house a full-service

bar. The building is being designed by

Breadloaf, which also designed the Killington

Grand Hotel and Peak Lodge and

will feature many of the characteristics of

those buildings, including an open floor

plan with mixed seating arrangements,

floor-to-ceiling windows and a grandiose

fireplace. The project also includes a redesign

of the bus turnaround, skier drop

off zone and the upper parking bays.

The new lodge is scheduled to open

in time for the 2020 Killington World Cup

while the old lodge, which dates back to

the 1950s, will be taken down after the

winter season. A tear down party of the

old lodge is scheduled for March 29, 2020.


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Woodstock to

consider emergency

services building


By Virginia Dean

A public tour and informational meeting for a

proposed remodeling and new addition to the Woodstock

Emergency Services building will be held on

Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m.

“We began looking into the idea of a remodeling

or new building last February,” said Woodstock Fire

Department Chief David Green. “The building has

become too cramped and our needs have changed.”

The committee for a new emergency services

building has met several times over the last year. All

three services, (fire, police, ambulance) currently

held in the building have agreed that remodeling and

a new building are needed.

The 6,500-square foot building, located at 454

Woodstock Road, is also under federal and state

guidelines and is relegated to meet those standards

as well, Green explained. The new building will be a

“code heavy building,” according to Green who is also

an Assistant State Fire


The cost is

The proposal

includes a complete projected to

remodeling of the

existing building and

be $3 million,

a smaller addition of which will be

5,000 square feet out

back. The architects presented

are Nimtz, Berryhill,

as a bond to

Figiel (NBF) Architects,

P.C. of Rutland Town Meeting

that specializes in

commercial buildings.

in March 2020,

Green said.

The remodeling of

the current building

inside would include an office, dispatch center and

fire and ambulance bays, and the second floor would

contain several offices, Green explained.

The layout would be new so some current bays

would be eliminated and remodeled into offices and

holding cells. There would be no changes to the outside

except as needed with repairs.

The new addition would include bays and workspace

on the first floor and living quarters with a few

offices on the second floor.

“We currently house some of our employees off

site,” said Green, “but we want them on site.”

The cost is projected to be $3 million, which will

be presented as a bond to the town meeting in March

2020, Green said.

“This is an estimated cost right now because we

don’t have the official numbers back from the estimator,”

said Green.

If the bond is approved, the EMS Department will

apply for local and state permits as required by law.

In addition to the one on Dec. 4, there will be two

other open houses on future dates, which will be announced

soon, Green said.

In the meanti me, the public is urged to stop by

anytime on Dec. 4 from 1-5 p.m. and to view the

power point presentation about the future of the EMS


The Woodstock Fire/EMS building is located at 454

Woodstock Road in Woodstock, next to Woodstock

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Barnard school merger: Residents will vote Dec. 10 on whether to join the school district


from page 3

towns too,” Park said.

Principal Hannah Thein said

“shared services” are a district benefit.

Extra janitorial help,

technical services or facility

repairs, which Barnard has

to pay for, would be provided

by the district on fairly

short notice.

Barnard has fine-tuned a

“responsive classroom” teaching

approach that Thein hopes could

continue as part of the district.

Park said intra-district school

choice might help Barnard acquire

more students, which would help

bring per student fixed costs down.

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Park said any imagined education

tax rate reduction will probably

not materialize.

Downsides include school

district representation, based on

population. Woodstock has six of 18

representatives, and each smaller

town has two. Fraser said Act 46

gave three choices of governance,

and the board chose the population-based


Park said any imagined education

tax rate reduction will probably

not materialize.

Asked about the proposed

new high school/

middle school complex,

Fraser said there isn’t

enough information at

this point to answer many

questions about the project. She

urged attendance at school district

meetings to ask questions and voice


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Keeping small schools,

small towns: ‘It just comes

down to math,’ Gov. says

By Angelo Lynn

As advocates of small schools and those supporting

school consolidation come to terms with declining enrollments

and rising costs, here’s the conundrum both face:

consolidation is the right short-term answer to cost-cutting

to contain higher and higher taxes, but it’s the wrong

answer to building a stronger, more diverse statewide


It’s a trickier question when asking which most benefits

the student, because no two people are the same and what

benefit one may not work as well for another.

But no matter how you dice it, as Gov. Phil Scott said in a

meeting in the Addison Independent’s office Monday, Nov.

18, declining student enrollment with escalating costs is

not sustainable. “It just comes down to math,” he said.

But like in so many other areas of American economics,

our collective focus is on the short-term fix, not the longterm


It’s true that to reduce property tax rates for Vermonters,

which are high and going higher, the most immediate fix is

to reduce school expenses. And that can be done through

consolidation of schools and letting teachers go because

we have declining enrollment in many of Vermont’s rural

schools. (That’s not necessarily true in Chittenden County,

Conservatives argue effectively

that many are the fools who try

to buck the fundamentals of

capitalism and economic growth.


Make America

humane again

Dear Editor,

While at a conference

in D.C., I walked by a

protest where a display

of buttons was being

sold, my eye immediately

catching the button in

big red lettering, “Make

America Humane Again.”

Shortly after leaving

that protest I got word

of the school shooting

in Santa Clarita, Calif.,

where a high school

student killed two of his

or in the few other Vermont communities with higher

growth rates where student population is growing and relative

costs per pupil are less.)

If the short-term goal is to keep taxes contained, consolidation

and cost reduction is the logical process.

But, if the goal is to build a stronger statewide economy

over the long-term, say the next 10-20 years, Vermont

needs to change the metrics.

Bear with me for an explanation. Let’s first establish a

few principles:

• Growth should not be limited to Chittenden County,

and a few other hot spots, but spread across the state. We

need an action plan per county to do just that, and it’s going

to have to have at least one component that relies on a

strong educational system in each county.

• We need to grow in places outside of Chittenden

County for two reasons: we have underused infrastructure

going to waste in counties that have seen a significant

decline in population over the past 30 years, and we’ll have Gun

to build more infrastructure in high growth areas if all the

growth is concentrated there. Neither is the highest use of


current assets.

is not

• To change the underlying dynamics that have caused

current growth trends, you can’t stay with the status quo humane.

and expect rural areas to grow. Significant change has to

be considered. For example, currently state aid is based classmates and then

on a per pupil dollar amount. That benefits schools that himself.

are growing and penalizes all rural schools that have been The conference I was


attending was a joining

This formula feeds an ever-descending spiral of consolidation.

First, we consolidate the elementary schools; the tee on National Legisla-

of the Friends Commit-

towns without schools eventually wither, and not so long tion (FCNL) who I work

from now, we make a move to consolidate all three union with to pass gun violence

high schools into one. It’s what Vermont Secretary of Education

Dan French noted in our meeting with the governor This administra-

prevention legislation.

and several cabinet members, adding that Addison County tion is not humane,

was a prime candidate for such consolidation.

and gun violence is not

And we are. Absolutely. It makes economic sense. We humane, and these acts

Small schools > 15 Humane > 15

By Rick McKee, Counterpoint

Trump is bad for the environment and your health

Dear Editor,

From 1987–1991 I was

a National Cancer Institute

Epidemiology Fellow

at Columbia University

School of Public Health in

a research group that

is now the Columbia

Center for Children’s

Environmental Health,

studying how air pollutants

cause cancer.

Our research group looked

at various biological markers

of the earliest causes of

cancer, including mutations,

oncogenes, and DNA

adducts (organic pollutants

bonded to DNA leading to

mutations that may cause


Our principal investigator,

Frederica Perera, has

been doing ground-breaking

research for 40 years to

understand the interaction

between environmental

exposures, cancer and

toxicity for children. She has

contributed much of the

science that informs and

updates the Clean Air Act.

Dr. Perera and her associates

continue to advocate

for sensible, evidencebased

regulations that are

protective of public health,

especially of children.

Now, President Trump’s

EPA is issuing a new order

that would significantly

limit the use of previously

This is like imposing an

umpire for the umpire

at a baseball game.

published and independently

peer-reviewed scientific

studies of health effects

of pollution. This new rule

will require scientists to

provide all their raw data,

much of which is confidential

medical records and

information, for the EPA to

re-review their studies. The

rule also applies to previously

published studies and

the regulations promulgated

as a result of these studies.

This is like imposing an

umpire for the umpire at a

baseball game.

The amount of time and

money required to execute

this review is huge. Delay

can only benefit polluting

and fossil fuel industries.

This further justifies the

EPA’s rescinding and loosening

of rules, like the Clean

Air Act (1963) and the Clean

Water Act (1972), which

have been so successful in

limiting human exposure to

known toxins and cancercausing


Before President

Trump, the Clean

Air Act also limited

exposure to particularly

dangerous small

particulates known to cause

respiratory distress, such as

asthma and sudden death.

Under the new rules,

when regulations come up

for renewal, the Trump EPA

can reject these regulations

until the EPA has again validated

published research

about the harm from the

resultant exposures. With

regards to children, this will

include regulations about

lead and mercury and their

toxic effects on children’s

developing brains. The

EPA wants to re-evaluate

well-established science.

We should not be sacrificing

another generation of

children to the profit-driven

desires of the chemical and

fossil fuel industry.

EPA’s director, Andrew

Wheeler, responds to

Hazardous> 16

The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 CAPITOL QUOTES• 15


On the death of snowboard legend and

Burton Snowboards founder Jake Burton


“It takes millions of years to move

mountains, but Jake Burton Carpenter

was able to do it in a single lifetime.

From snowboarders being chased

from the slopes to Olympic gold

medals being placed around their

necks, Jake led the way and changed

winter as we know it. We are forever

grateful for his contributions to

Vermont and snow sports around the

world. My thoughts and sympathy are

with his family, friends, community

and the entire Burton organization,”

Said Gov. Phil Scott.


Small schools: One-size-fits-all solution not sustainable

from page 14

could save lots of money with just one

superintendent and one principal, and one

primary facility but keeping the satellite

schools in Vergennes and Bristol for some

classroom space. And just think of the savings

in athletic programs: instead of one

team for each school, taxpayers would see

consolidation into one unified county team

with a third the number of teams to support.

Not as many kids would be on the varsity,

of course, and more would see bench

time, but hey, those are necessary tradeoffs

if economic efficiency is the holy grail.

And that’s where that line of thinking

takes us over time.

It’s not all bad. Larger schools, theoretically,

would have the money to offer

more sophisticated programs. Larger class

sizes to reach that optimal 14-17 pupil per

teacher range would be a given (at least for

a while.)

But the downsides are equally apparent:

there would be a loss of community

involvement and attachment. Parental

volunteers rally around small schools partly

because they have to, because without

them the work doesn’t get done as well.

That’s not the case, or the expectation, in

larger schools where many towns are combined

into one school district. There are

transportation issues to work out. But it’s

doable, if that’s the road we choose.

The flip side to consolidation is to

change the funding formula to favor rural

schools over those higher growth schools,

which are currently benefitting from the

financial aid formula in place. If high

growth towns and their schools were seeing

penalties because of their growth (instead

of penalties effectively being placed on

schools who lose student population),

more Vermonters might choose to live in

those outlying towns. And if rural communities

were given incentives for lowerpriced

housing, for example, perhaps the

growth curve could be bent outward from

our population centers to diversify our

population base and spread the wealth into

those existing towns.

Admittedly, that’s a big lift — and stretch.

Conservatives argue effectively that

many are the fools who try to buck the

fundamentals of capitalism and economic


But legislators need to have that conversation.

If we are, 50 years from now, going

to be a state with 151 towns, not the current

251, we need to embrace that reality now

and build around that newer, sleeker environment

with eyes wide open.

If we want to preserve our economy, and

our culture, based on 251 communities, we

need to change current economic realities

and drive more of the state’s economic

growth to its further reaches — and with it,

justification to keep rural schools vibrant

and in the mix.

Angelo Lynn is the editor and publisher of

the Addison Independent, a sister publication

to the Mountain Times.

“Hanging in my office is one of the early,

wooden “Burton Boards” that are now

so iconic to the sport. Marcelle and I

will keep it there as a reminder of Jake’s

generosity to his employees and his

community, which was exemplified by the

annual, open celebration he and Donna

threw at their own home. It will stand

as a reminder of his fierce dedication to

address the emerging crisis of climate

change and not only what it meant to

the future of sport he held so dear, but to

his children’s futures. And it will stand

as the reminder of his friendship and his

enduring love for our state. Jake valued

community, and I know that legacy will

carry on in all those who called him a

friend, a mentor, a husband and a father.

He was a visionary, and Marcelle and I will

miss him dearly,”

Said Sen. Patrick Leahy.


Socks: Seven-year-old sets example of caring


from page 5

founded in 2011 to encourage

children to collect

socks for homeless shelters

in their communities.

“Little minds are very

impressionable,” said

O’Donnell. “It’s important

to teach them kindness

from the beginning. We

are not a wealthy family,

but we strongly believe in

working hard. When possible,

it is very important

to reach out to others and

help them get on their feet,


Preston’s collection

of socks was packed into

boxes and brought to the

Haven by truck last week

along with cash donations.

Collection boxes were set

up around the region. The

monies will be used to

support such services at

the Haven as its food shelf


“I think our rate of food

insecurity in Vermont is

around 11%,” said the

Haven’s Director of Operations

Jennifer Fontaine.

“We’re not a huge state but

11% of anything is really

too big a number.”

Despite being tired from

counting socks every night,

Preston allegedly was

excited about bringing the

donations to the Haven.

She related that she was

able to jump on the boxes

that threw up socks in the

air as a result.

“Happy Socktober

everybody!” Preston said.

of violence that I hear

about every day are not


My mission with FCNL

to prevent gun violence

only being reinforced

every time I see a Google

alert with a tragic headline.

Members of Con-

Humane: Appeal to restore humanity to U.S. culture

from page 14

gress, I urge you to pass

Senate bill 42, Universal

Background Checks and

House bill 1236, Extreme

Risk Protection Orders,

and make America humane


Thank you to my Congressmen

Sanders, Leahy

and Welch for their continued

support, but now

we need to reach across

the isle and get these bills


I will continue to

lobby, but others, please

step up to the fight to

reduce gun violence.

Olivia Bravo,


“That’s what I said.”

Preston had originally

selected the goal of 3,000

pairs of socks because

there are nearly 1,300

individuals experiencing

homelessness on any

given day in Vermont, as

reported by Continuums

of Care to the U.S. Department

of Housing and

Urban Development.

“I’m happy that Preston

was able to be a positive influence

in the community

at such a young age,” said

O’Donnell. “She is a spectacular

little girl who will go

far. It’s important to use her

ambition, leadership and

outgoing personality to

better serve others around



The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019

Short-term rental: The devil is in the details


from page 1

some tough questions

and comments for the


Bristow said the commission

must hold at

least one public hearing

and the Select Board will

hold at least one as well

before making a decision

about approving the


The number of

short-term-rentals was

estimated by Host Compliance

LLC, a Seattle

company that monitors

internet advertising of

short-term rentals with

Killington locations.

Asked for a legal definition

of a short-term

rental property, Bristow

said if rent is charged,

and if the property is

rented for more than 14

days in a given year, that

defines it as a short-term

rental and triggers the

requirement for registration.

Town Manager Chet

Hagenbarth said temporary

over-occupancy by

family over holidays does

not violate any rental


“This is all about

health and safety,”

Hagenbarth said. “The

regulations are already

in place at the state level

or in our existing zoning

ordinance—this is a

registration ordinance


If adopted, the

ordinance will go into

effect the following year,

he said. Safety and/or

health violations would

be notified, and, after

a waiting period any

unremedied violation

would earn a $200 fine

for every day until the

remedy is affected.

A “small registration

fee,” to be determined by

the Select Board, would

be charged for a registration

certificate. Hagenbarth

said he calculates

one part-time administrator

might be required

to handle the registration

process during for the

first year when all shortterm-rentals

would be

registered for the first


Then the monitoring

company would build a

data base of short-term

rentals for the registrations,

and notify of

additions or changes.

Bristow said monitoring

might cost $70,000 the

first year. A monitoring

company hasn’t been

selected, he said.

Several short-term

rental owners voiced objections

to the proposed


Chuck Graziano called

it “over-taxing, overbearing,”

and involving

“too many permits and

inspections.” He suggested

smaller, shorterterm

rentals should be


David McComb also

thinks the registry will

be “costly and overburdening,”

and add new


Hagenbarth said

short-term rentals rented

for less than 14 days per

year are already exempted,

and fire and safety

requirements are already

in effect – the registry is

intended to help identify

rentals to assure compliance,

not to impose new


Patricia Comblo, an

attorney in New York,

Massachusetts and Colorado,

claimed the registry

ordinance is “deficient”

and “not ready to be


Hagenbarth explained

the proposal is only a

recommendation to the

Select Board, who would

have to enact it, and

that all the regulations

registrants are required

to certify are already in


“This proposal is

about prevention,” he

said. “It’s about documenting


rentals are in compliance

regarding sewer and septic,

and fire prevention. It

will protect both renters

and owners.”

Charles Underwood

questioned the occupants

per bedroom limit.

“Most of the units in

“The condominium

our complex are designed

for four people

per bedroom,” he said.

The proposal sets a

two-person per bedroom

total “plus two.”

Hagenbarth said Act

250 certification for condo

complexes states the

occupancy limit already

and is not affected by the

proposed ordinance.

Select Board member

Jim Haff said the registry

would not be a problem

for the majority of shortterm

rentals, since they

are condos.

“The condominium

complexes already have

permits for fire and sewers

with stated allowed

occupancies, and the

complexes already have

permits for fire and

sewers with stated allowed

occupancies, and the Division

of Fire Safety already inspects

every unit,” Haff said.

Division of Fire Safety

already inspects every

unit,” he said, adding

that the property managers

at each complex can

provide the documents

necessary to register.

Planning Commission

member Vito Rasenas

admitted he isn’t enthusiastic

about the proposal,

but knows something

has to be done, as septic

system overloads and

large rowdy parties arise

from over-occupancy.

“The resort started

around 1956, but shortterm

rentals only became

a thing 3-4 years ago,”

he said. “They’re good

for the town, bringing in

outside capital, inspiring

outsiders to buy and fix

up residential properties.

But we need to have

them registered so if we

need to enforce the rules

already in force, the ordinance

has teeth.”

The ordinance was

tabled pending language

suggestions from the


The next Planning

Board Commission

meeting is scheduled for

Wednesay, Dec. 11, at

7:30 p.m. at the town hall.

Hartland group finds $8 million

in untaxed structures

By Curt Peterson

HARTLAND–Almost 90 residents attended

the Hartland Municipal Resources

Group’s (HMRG) breakfast on Nov. 16.

Hartland has the third largest population

in Windsor County after Springfield

and Hartford, and, unlike adjacent towns, is

growing in population. HMRG was formed

to study Hartland’s resources and make

recommendations for management to the

Select Board, according to spokesperson

Andy Kelly.

Interest was stoked by listserv discussions

of $8 million worth of untaxed

structures identified during the recent

reappraisal process, and talk about possible

zoning ordinances, building permits, pollution,

health and safety regarding the alleged

undocumented buildings.

Residents were animated by perceived

unfair tax evasion by the owners, lost revenue

for town maintenance and improvements,

lack of adequate information for

first-responders, pollution from suspected

septic system inadequacies and disruptive

influx of unexpected students arriving at

Hartland Elementary School in September.

How do homes get built under the radar?

Even without building permit requirements

the information may be available

— most new residents change their drivers’

license and registration addresses, register

to vote, advise the post office where to

deliver mail, get a telephone line installed,

incur utility bills, file mortgage liens with

their deeds and open bank accounts.

Coordinating all the available information,

resident John Bruno said, would be a good


Hartland Volunteer Fire Department

chief John Sanders addressed safety issues.

Lack of accurate 911 addresses for undocumented

dwellings makes responding to

fires and health emergencies difficult and

unsafe for responders, he said. He thinks

education regarding regulations and safety

is key.

“For example, some older residents

think they have the right to burn trash

outside their homes,” Sanders said. “Once

I talk to them and explain how dangerous


and toxic it is, they stop doing it.”

Town Manager Dave Ormiston described

some of the discovered untaxed

assets as multiple mobile homes moved

onto one property with no individual 911

addresses, additions, sheds and barns.

Pressed for more accurate information,

Board of Listers chairman Doug Linnell

said he thought there were actually fewer

than 10 “total surprises” in the past three

years, hardly the “rapid growth” depicted in

one listserve email.

Consensus was the town needs a

“coordinator and enforcer of all regulations”,

which would be a new position, and

HMRG should recommend both hiring the

coordinator and passing a “construction

notification and certification requirement”

ordinance to minimize the number of

unidentified structures in town.

This would not be a “zoning ordinance”

or a “building permit requirement,” HMRG

member Sarah Kobylenski said, and would

involve a very modest fee.

“It would help make sure we are all taxed

in a fair way,” she said. “The details would

be up to the Select Board.”

Funding for the position would not

come from “a pot of money created by

increased tax revenue,” Select Board chair

Gordon Richardson said.

Adding the properties to the Grand List

would only spread out the costs of operating

the town among more property owners

– the budget would remain the same. There

is also no legal way to retrieve missed taxes

on the unassessed assets retroactively.

Eighty percent of property tax revenue

goes to fund education, and twenty percent

is available for local expenses. This means

tax revenue from only $1,600,000 of the

discovered assets will cover town expenses,

relative to Hartland’s total Grand List of

more than $400 million.

Select Board members discussed a parttime

position, possibly to be funded in the

2020-2021 budget and will ask Two Rivers

Ottauquechee Regional Commission to

suggest an ordinance such as the one recommended

by HMRG.

Hazardous leader: Trump’s EPA aims to undo published research

from page 14

criticism by scientists and

public health experts by

saying this rule will allow

independent analysis of

conclusions. Mr. Wheeler

demonstrates a willful

ignorance of the scientific

process. Every one of these

studies was subjected to the

most rigorous peer review

by scientists trained in the

specific field of research being

reported. These reviewers

ARE the experts, with no

axe to grind.

We are witnessing

another manifestation of

the Trump administration’s

abandonment of the search

for truth, and an embrace of

ignorance and conspiracy


Some EPA political appointees

and advisors are

climate change deniers,

and doubt the hazard of

such exposures as second

hand smoke or air pollution.

EPA Director Wheeler,

a political appointee, wants

to be the U.S. Science Czar,

deciding which studies to

accept and which to reject.

He is uniquely unqualified

for this endeavor as he’s

beholden to the very companies

he is supposed to be


We are now returning to

the bad old days, when industry

was unregulated and

Americans paid the price,

often with their lives. Here

is yet another example of

the anomaly of the Trump

presidency — this time

violating basic principles of

public health and safety.

I am reminded of the Joni

Mitchell song, “Big Yellow

Taxi” — “Don’t it always

seem to go, that you don’t

know what you’ve got till it’s

gone. They paved paradise,

and put up a parking lot.”

Jack Mayer,


The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 NEWS BRIEFS • 17

Vermont resorts prominent at Boston expo

By Karen D. Lorentz

Vermont was well represented at the 38th annual Ski & Snowboard

Expo at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston Nov. 14-17. The show,

which draws thousands of snowsport lovers every year, marks the

New England kick-off to the ski season, pumping up attendees

with bargains, entertainment, excitement, and fun.

In addition to booths featuring Ski Vermont (the state’s

trade association), ski resorts like Killington and Pico,

Vermont products like Long Trail Ale, and services like Vermont

Adaptive Ski and Sports, there were guest appearances

from Vermont snowsport influencers, including

two local snow aficionados.

Olympian Donna Weinbrecht and Ski Diva Wendy

Clinch spoke with women visiting Her Turn at The She

Shed, a special-interest booth that highlights specific

women’s ski slope and apres-ski interests.

Kathy Benharris, originator and curator of the booth

along with Grace Goodearl, said the idea was to create an

area where women could connect with other women and

have conversations about a diverse variety of subjects. To that

end there were appearances from a Yogi expert, a beauty expert

and snow influencers Weinbrecht and Clinch among others.

In describing her passion for snowsports, Benharris told the

Mountain Times, “Playing in the snow keeps you young and smiling …

Skiing is the most fun a girl can have with clothes on.” As an advocate of gear designed

for women, the décor of The She Shed featured women-specific winter sports

products and a host of information that would be helpful to women of all abilities

and ages.

Clinch, who lives in Plymouth, is the founder

of TheSkiDiva, the leading women’s ski online

community made up of thousands of

women who come together to talk about

anything and everything ski-related.

Asked to comment, Clinch said, “The

women’s exhibit at the show was a

celebration of women and skiing, and

I was happy to be a part of it. Women

who ski come in all ages, shapes,

sizes, and ability levels, and the

visitors to the booth reflected that.

Many wanted to talk about gear, or

ask about where they could find a

good women’s clinic, or just share

their own ski experiences. It’s all

about getting stoked for the season,”

she added.

Clinch was a natural to connect

with women since she started the

SkiDiva forum in 2006 as “a place to

connect with other women who

By Jon Clinch

Wendy Clinch

cared as passionately about skiing

as I did. The other ski communities

were pretty much dominated by

men, and I wanted an environment

where women could feel comfortable

while talking about skiing in a way that they could relate to.

“It was a real treat to be at the booth with Donna Weinbrecht. Donna is a skiing

icon and an inspiration to women skiers everywhere. She’s accomplished so

much and is so down to earth, and really connects well with people. I loved that she

brought her gold medal along and let people try it on. It’s not everyday you see something

like that,” Clinch noted.

Asked about her time at the She Shed, Weinbrecht told the Mountain Times, “I

talked to women about my women’s camps at Killington — coached by an all-women

staff, which creates a socially supportive learning experience.

“I really enjoy my time at the “She Shed” as the idea of empowered women within the

industry follows my personal mantra of ‘strength and grace.’ This is something I feel

we can not only bring to the hill but indeed incorporate into all aspects of life.

“I had two campers visit me at the shed on Saturday. They wanted to sign up again

for this winter and reminded me of a camp they came to a couple of years ago. The

temperature was minus 9. Of course there was talk of postponing the event, but as I

told the ladies if you go home now, sure you’ll be warm, but if we all go out today we

will always have the knowledge that we overcame, skied, had fun and will forever

have the experience. I firmly believe that what we do on the hill helps us everywhere

we go.

“Of course if the ladies are with their husband/boyfriend, I tell them that I do also run

a men and women’s mogul specific camp. So, no excuses,” Weinbrecht added.

Among other show highlights was native Vermonter Doug Lewis’ Eliteam

Fitness Challenge, which provides youngsters an interactive fitness

arena that puts fun in physical fitness training via an obstacle

race course (it’s fun for adults, too).

Lewis, a former World Cup ski racer, World Championship

medalist, Olympian and Sugarbush legend, runs Eliteam

camps with Kelley Lewis as a program to improve conditioning

for young ski racers. He created Eliteam in 1991

as a way to pass on his knowledge and share his passion

for sports with future generations.

As Weinbrecht noted, the Ski & Snowboard Expo

provides a great platform for snowsport personalities to

share their expertise and passion and pump people up

for the ski season.

“It’s a great way for me to connect, interact with the

public and to share my Olympic gold medal and Olympic

experiences. It feels like through the years, I’ve taken

thousands of pictures with kids and adults wearing

By Jon Clinch

Donna Weinbrecht and

Wendy Clinch at the Her

Turn at the She Shed

at the Boston Ski and

Snowboard Expo.

the medal around their necks. It brings back a special

memory of when I was a kid running around a ski show

getting autographs from Wayne Wong or Billy the Kid,

my ski heroes,” Weinbrecht said.

Doug Lewis tells a similar story of having gotten Phil

and Steve Mahre’s autographs when they trained at

Killington. Lewis went on to race in the Olympics with

them and, like Weinbrecht, identifies with joy of “giving

back” via the ski show.

The four-day event, a mountain lov er’s paradise of all kinds of info, equipment

and vacation deals, giveaways, special events, and sports personalities was sponsored

by Subaru of New England.

I’ve taken thousands of pictures with kids and

adults wearing the medal around their necks.

It brings back a special memory of when I

was a kid running around a ski show getting

autographs from Wayne Wong or Billy the Kid,

my ski heroes,” Weinbrecht said.

Courtesy of Doug Lewis

Doug Lewis at his “Elite Team” obstacle course with Donna Weinbrecht.


The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019


The Mentor Connector in Rutland recently teamed up with Partners for Prevention to implement Sticker Shock to educate adults about the law against furnishing alcohol to minors.

Sticker Shock campaign aimed at reducing underage drinking

On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Partners for Prevention, a

program of Rutland Regional Medical Center, gathered

for its annual Sticker Shock campaign. Sticker Shock

aims to reduce underage drinking by limiting youth access

to alcohol. The campaign is designed to discourage

adults from buying alcohol for minors by educating them

about the consequences of these actions.

Teams of youth and adults from Mentor Connector

spent the morning at Farrell Distribution and placed over

500 stickers on multi-packs of beer and other alcohol

products with a warning message.

“The Mentor Connector works to empower greatness

in the lives of Rutland youth. We are thrilled to partner

with Partners for Prevention to implement Sticker Shock.

As we work with hundreds of youth across Rutland

County, we know the importance of substance abuse

prevention. The Sticker

Shock event is a fun way for

our youth to understand

the negative outcomes of

underage drinking while

we dissuade adults from buying alcohol for minors,” said

Chris Hultquist, the executive director of the Mentor


A recent Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey

reported that among high school students, three in five

have ever had alcohol; one in seven (14%) drank before

age 13.

The goal is to educate adults who

might provide alcohol to youth...

Todd Bouton, general manager of Farrell Distributing,

added, “In Vermont, it is a Class 1 misdemeanor, with a

punishment of up to $2,000

and up to two years in jail,

or both. In addition to these

penalties, a person found

guilty may have his or her

driver’s license suspended.”

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New Sugarbush owners promise few immediate changes

By Anne Wallace Allen/VTDigger

WARREN — Rusty ment is just one of many

Gregory, the CEO of recently as large resorts

Sugarbush Resort’s new are purchased by large

parent company, knew companies.

his audience was worried Smith said in a letter to

that corporate ownership the community that the

would change the nature recent acquisition of Peak

of the ski area that drives Resorts by Vail Resorts

their local economy. this year was “the tipping

So Gregory gave out his point” in his decision to

mobile phone number sell.

from the stage, first to dozens

In the East, only three

of employees who at-

major resorts remain

tended a meeting to hear independent, Smith said:

from Alterra Mountain Co. Sugarbush, Jay Peak and

executives, and then to Waterville Valley. He defined

more than 200 community

“major” as more than

members who gathered 250,000 annual skier visits.

later Wednesday night for “Looking out at the

a similar presentation. horizon, it became very

Gregory said he hoped apparent to us that remaining

stakeholders would call

totally indepen-

him to let him know what dent without being owned

Alterra was getting right as or partnering would make

it assumed ownership of it increasingly difficult to

the resort, and what it was be viable in the long run,”

getting wrong.

he said.

“This is a place heading

Sugarbush, founded

in a great direction in 1958, is a key feature in

already,” said Gregory, the Mad River Valley with

flanked by other executives

trails on Mount Ellen and

at a meeting room Lincoln Peak, joined by a

at the Warren resort. two-mile long quad lift,

He promised that the billed as the longest and

Sugarbush faithful would fastest in the world. The

see barely any changes, ski area reports 111 trails

especially in the first year. and 4,000 acres of skiable

“Our first goal is to not do terrain.

any damage to that.”

When the Sugarbush

Win Smith, Sugarbush’s sale is complete, Alterra

owner for the last 18

will own 15 resorts,

years, announced Nov. 13 including Steamboat in

that the Colorado-based Colorado, Squaw Valley

Alterra will purchase the and Mammoth in California,

year-round resort effective

Stratton in Vermont,

at the start of the new Tremblant in Quebec,

year. That announce-

and CMH, a heli-skiing


By Glenn Russell/VTDigger

Current Sugarbush owner Win Smith discusses the resort’s recent acquisition by Alterra during a community meeting

in Warren on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

company in the Canadian

resort town of Banff. The

privately held company

has 25,000 employees,

Gregory said.

Gregory and Smith said

the move will help Sugarbush

with economies of

scale in areas like IT, staff

health insurance, and

equipment purchases.

“Not everyone likes

me saying this but it’s the

truth: Doing business in

Vermont is expensive,”

said Smith, citing taxes,

regulations and a lowerthan-average


rate of around 2%.

“With Alterra, there are

ways of offsetting other

costs. If we buy a groomer,

we have very little negotiating

power; if Alterra buys

12 or 13, it is different.”

Perhaps the largest

example of that scale is the

Ikon pass — an offering

from Alterra, Aspen and

several other companies.

The pass provides entry

to more than 40 ski areas

and other destinations

worldwide — including

Zermatt in Switzerland —

for one set price and offers

five days at partner areas

including Killington. Vail’s

version of the popular

multi-resort pass, created

before the Ikon, is the Epic

pass. Sugarbush partnered

with Alterra last winter to

admit Ikon passholders,

and all of the executives at

the meeting Wednesday,

including Smith, cited the

pass as a major asset.

“The Ikon pass gives

stability in what can be

a very volatile business,”

said CFO Tim Donahue.

Smith and other investors

purchased Sugarbush

in 2001 from American

Skiing Co. That large company,

which later broke

up, came under heavy

criticism from locals in the

years after its purchase for

the way it managed the ski


Since 2001 Sugarbush

has invested $74 million in

mountain improvements

including seven new lifts,

significant upgrades to its

snowmaking system, and

the revitalization of the

Lincoln Peak Base area,

complete with the Clay

Brook Hotel and Residences

and the Gate House

Lodge, two skier services

buildings, the Farmhouse

and Schoolhouse, and new

slopeside residences.

This time around,

Gregory said, the large parent

company will put Sugarbush’s

existing culture

first. He and Smith said all

165 year-round employees

– a workforce that swells

to 1,000 in winter — will

be retained; Smith, 70, will

continue to be in charge


Gregory said Alterra

will focus on working with

guests, employees and

financial stakeholders.

“To us, the company

is a lot of people beyond

just the ownership and

the bank that lends us

money,” he told community

members. “It’s about

learning, about understanding

how you think,

and not thinking we know

anything more than we

did when we first talked to

Win about partnering.”

Matt Lillard, the general

manager of the neighboring

Mad River Glen

cooperative ski area, said

Wednesday he wasn’t

surprised when he heard

Sugarbush would be sold.

“It makes sense, based

on where the industry is

going,” Lillard said. “I’m

glad it’s Alterra. From

watching other consolidations

and buyouts around

the state, I think Alterra

has a very good plan of letting

each area have their

own distinct character.”

The Alterra executives

didn’t have easy answers

for the many who asked

about sustainability initiatives.

Ski areas are among

the largest energy users in


Gregory said environmental


is one of Alterra’s core


“It’s a very complex

thing but it’s very important,

and in a lot of our

resorts we’re not very far

along,” he said. “Not as

far along as you are here

in Vermont. There’s a real

sense of urgency.”

The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 NEWS BRIEFS • 21

Remembering Jake Burton

Vermont snowboard legend birthed a passion that lives on

Jake Burton Carpenter died Wednesday, Nov. 20, surrounded by family and friends. On Nov. 9, Jake sent the following

email to his employees: “You will not believe this, but my cancer has come back. It’s the same tumor as the

first time around. We just never got rid of it all. A bit of it hung out in my lymph nodes and got back into business. The

odds are in my favor, but it is going to be a struggle for sure. As much as I dread what is facing me, it’s easier to deal

with when you know that you have a family that will carry on. I feel the same way about my company, my friends and

our sport. I will be back, but regardless, everything is in good hands which is an amazing feeling when entering this

zone of uncertainty.”

Below is a profile from 2017 based on interviews with Jake and his wife Donna on the 40th anniversary of Burton


The seven lives of Jake Burton Carpenter

By Lisa Lynn/Vermont Sports

Tuesday in early January, there’s

a slight drizzle. Snowboarding’s

most famous couple is at the base

of Stowe Mountain Resort, razzing

each other about who picked up

whom on New Year’s Eve, 1982, at

the Mill in Londonderry.

“My name is Jake and I build

snowboards. That was his pick-up

line,” said Donna Carpenter as

she unstraps from her board. She

stretches out his name, ‘Jaake,’ the

way actor Jeff Bridges in the film,

“The Big Lebowski,” said “I’m the


“So, I’m this cool girl from New

York City and wanted nothing to do

with him,” said Donna, with a laugh.

Jake Burton Carpenter shakes his

head and steps out of the new Step-

On prototype bindings.“No way, you

picked me up,” he said. She was 18.

He was 28 and making snowboards

in a barn.

Thirty-five years later, they are

married with three kids. Donna is the

CEO of Burton, (the “CE-Ho” Jake

calls her). It is a global company now

with a 35%share of the snowboard

market, five offices around the world,

and retail outlets from Haight-Ashbury

to Soho. They own sub-brands,

Anon, Red, Channel Islands surfboards

and more.

The company is still headquartered

in Burlington. It celebrates its

40th year this year [2017]and is about

to come out with the Step-On binding,

a breakthrough product it’s been

developing for four years.Donna and

Jake are healthy and, at 53 and 62,

remarkably fit. They live in a relatively

modest farmhouse in Moscow, Vt.,

albeit a farmhouse with a basement

you can skateboard in. They ride 100

days a year. This all seems slightly

miraculous on any number of levels—not

the least of which is that Jake

Burton Carpenter is still alive.

“The last 18 months have been

pure hell,” said Donna on the chairlift

ride up. We’ve done a few runs on

Courtesy of Burton

Jake Burton Carpenter (center in blue) enjoyed riding and sharing his passion

with friends and family from the very beginning to the very end.

buttery-soft snow, Jake pulling ahead.

“I’m not as fast as I was,” he said.

“I used to be able to do really short,

quick turns—that was my thing. But

I’m getting stronger. Last year I had a

hard time keeping up with Donna.”

In January 2015, Jake had a full knee

replacement. In March 2015, he went

to the U.S. Open in Vail and snuck in

turns with his son George, pro rider

Kevin Pearce and his surgeon and

friend Bryan Huber. The next week,

Jake was back in Stowe and swimming.

A strong surfer and a captain

of his college swim team at New York

University, he regularly swims intervals

at The Swimming Hole.

“Flying home from Utah I was thinking

that if this plane went down right now I

wouldn’t think I’d been shortchanged in

any way. No, I have no regrets,” said Jake.

“I was in the pool when I began

seeing double,” he said.“I thought

he’d just been partying too much and

blew it off at first,” Donna remembered.

The next day, Jake went to

Copley Hospital in Morrisville.

“They were great, did all the tests.

Then they told me, ‘This isn’t something

we can handle: you need to go

to Dartmouth Hitchcock.’ When I got

to Dartmouth, I heard: ‘Tomorrow

you won’t be able to swallow. The next

day, you won’t be able open your eyes.

The day after, you won’t be able to

breath,’” Jake recalled.

He would be placed on a feeding

tube and would need a tracheotomy

to breathe. Jake was diagnosed with

Miller-Fisher syndrome, a nerve

disease related to Guillain-Barré

syndrome that causes the auto-immune

system to fight first the sheath

of the nerves and then the nerves

themselves. If caught soon enough

and treated, the resulting paralysis is

temporary and treatable.

“If it gets to the nerves, not just the

sheaths, it can mean three years before

you recover, not three months,”

Donna said. As Jake lay flat, able only

to communicate by scribbling notes

on a pad, his mind went to a very dark


“I wrote notes to my kids that I

was thinking about suicide,” he said

softly. “I was lying on my back unable

to move or speak or breathe. Miller-

Fisher really messes with your mind

and impacts your brain. I didn’t know

how out of it I was and I just didn’t

believe I would ever get better.”

It was not Jake’s first brush with a

serious illness. In 2011 he was diagnosed

with testicular cancer. He went

to the Mayo Clinic and went through

four rounds of chemotherapy. His

oldest son, George, came out to help.

“That time really brought us closer

together,” Jake said.

“If Jake has nine lives, he’s on about

Jake Burton Carpenter > 22

By Paul Holmes

Injecting Superstar

Killington snowmakers battled snow, sleet and

freezing rain on Nov. 22 while injecting water into the

Superstar race course to ensure the surface holds up for

all World Cup racers this coming weekend.


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Jake Burton Carpenter: How Jake and Donna Burton overcame the odds and made snowboarding a world sport

from page 21

number seven,” Donna said. In July, Jake

was well enough to move home where

Donna began to care for him, while still

running the company. His feeding tube

was not removed until Aug. 19.

Six days later, Burton was being flamed

across the internet. YoBeat, a website that

billed itself as “making fun of snowboarding

since 1997” published an anonymous

letter alleging that two of Burton’s key

management team were using drugs on

the job, alienating employees, mismanaging

funds and leading the company away

from the core snowboard culture it had

built. It prompted Vice to run the headline

“Is Burton in Trouble?”

Then, on Christmas eve, 2015, two of

the Carpenters’ sons headed up to the

Stone Hut, the state-owned, off-the-grid

cabin near the summit in Stowe. The

family had spent many Christmases there,

but that day the boys headed up to stoke

the fire for friends who were supposed to

arrive later that day. To get the fire going,

they left the door of the wood stove open

and a wet log leaning against it. The next

morning, ski patrol found the hut engulfed

in flames.

The Carpenters donated $150,000 towards

its rebuilding.The rest of the season

it barely snowed on the East Coast or in

Europe, two of Burton’s biggest markets. In

March, 2016, Burton announced layoffs.

During Jake’s illness, a steady stream of

Burton pro riders, including Mark McMorris,

Danny Davis and Shaun White, made

pilgrimages to the hospital room. “It’s those

guys who keep the passion going and keep

me stoked,” Jake said. “It’s those guys and

girls who inspire me.”

In the early days of snowboarding,

Burton fought hard to pro rider Craig Kelly

away from Burton’s biggest early competitor,

Sims. He won. Kelly rode for Burton for

more than 20 years before he was killed in

an avalanche in 2003. Since then Burton

has signed—and helped make—the biggest

names in the sport: including Terje Haakonsen,

Jeff Brushie, Kelly Clark and Mikkel


“Like us, these

guys are passionate

about snowboarding,”

Jake said.

“Shaun White would

snowboard even if he

never got paid a dime

because he loves it.”

“Passion is what it

is all about,” Donna agrees. “When we were

starting out, we looked at the ski industry

and realized those guys had lost their

passion: the ski companies were getting

bought out by big companies. They were

being run by guys in suits and hosting their

meetings at golf courses,” Donna said.

“That’s why we give employees lift tickets

and have our meetings on snow.”

Snowboarding revolutionized winter

sports. But as with skiing, it has seen a

decline in recent years, going from 8.2

million in 2010-11 to 7.7 million in 2014-

15, according to Snowsports Industry of

America. “We certainly thought about selling

the company,” Jake admitted. “But the

best thing we’ve done is keeping it private.

If we had gone public,

I would have been fired

long ago,” Jake Burton

Carpenter said.

Courtesy of Wikicommons

Burton pro Kelly Clark soars through the air. Clark won three Olympic medals as a member of the Burton snowboards team.

If we had gone public, I would have been

fired long ago.”

“Staying private has meant we can think

long-term and not make those decisions

that might be good short-term solutions

but harm the company down the road,”

Donna said. “For instance, I’d say our

number one innovation now is a focus on


In the last year, the company has managed

to save 60-85% of the waste from

producing a board by upcycling it into

things like name tags or sample holders for

breweries and 80%of its apparel is bluesign

approved, an environmental standard for


One of the things Burton has focused

on is consistently innovating and putting

out new product but

not oversaturating the

market—a problem,

Jake noted, that has

become rampant in

the ski industry. “Who

wants to see some

guy show up with the

same board as you but

he bought it this year

at 30% off?”

It has also grown through expanding

its outerwear and durable goods line to

include backpacks and even tents. Much

of the expansion has been done through

co-branding collaborations, which include

South Park, Star Wars and outdoor tent

company Big Agnes— “everything from

Disney to Playboy,” Donna said.

The latter collaboration earned the

company some heat, especially as Donna

was trying to play a larger role in getting

women on boards. “At first, I was like, no

way are we doing a Playboy board,” she

said. “But then I saw the graphics, and they

were more kitschy, and sort of 1950s style

– not really porn. Now, not even Playboy

is showing full nudes so the collaboration

seems pretty benign.”

When it came time to build an R&D facility

in Burlington, the Carpenters named

the 10,000-square-foot space “Craig’s,” in

memory of Craig Kelly. While you can tour

much of Craig’s and see boards being built,

parts of it are hidden from view. There, over

the past four years, engineers have been

secretly working on the Step-On binding.

“You told the guys, ‘Hey, I’m 60 years old,

I’m tired of sitting on my ass in the snow

and strapping in,’” Donna said to Jake.

While step-in bindings have been around

for two decades, the challenge has been to

create one that doesn’t jam with snow. “This

binding has three clicks to it, so you can

click in lightly and then, as the snow melts,

you stomp down harder and click in more,”

Jake said.

The binding and the accompanying

boots come in two stiffnesses and two

models for both men and women. “It’s

going to be a game changer,” said Jake. “It’s

probably the third biggest innovation I’ve

seen in snowboarding, after metal edges

and the high-back binding.”

Craig’s is also where Jake built his first

and only signature board, The Stone Hut,

the limited-edition board he named for the

cabin atop Stowe. And it’s where he worked

on the shape and design board he is riding

now, The Philosopher, with graphics by artist

Jeff Koons.

“I thought I was a control freak, you

should see Jeff at work,” Jake said of Koons,

the contemporary artist whose orange Balloon

Dog, sold at auction for a record $58.4

million. Koons fell in love with snowboarding

and came to Burton two years ago for a


“When you’re on a snowboard, there is

a sense of oneness, and I’m just mesmerized

by it. So, I created an idea for a board

that reflects the philosophy of this feeling,

starting with Plato’s Cave – the idea

of transcendence, freeing oneself and

walking out of that cave in a higher state

of consciousness. That’s what the act of

snowboarding does for me,” Koons told

Britain’s The Telegraph.

Koons wanted the graphics to be

reflective so Burton created the largest foil

stamps ever used. Only 50 boards were

made, each priced at $5,000. They were

sold to raise money for The Chill Foundation,

which the Carpenters launched to

introduce underprivileged kids to snowboarding.

The allegory of the cave tells the story

of prisoners who are tied up in a cave and

can see only shadows of the real world that

are projected on the walls from the outer

world. It’s only once they emerge from the

cave that they see things as they are.

After a year of hell, Jake and Donna are

beginning to see light ahead. “One thing

this past year has done is it helped me really

rely on John Lacy, our president. He’s

my retirement strategy,” said Donna. Their

oldest son George (whose middle name is

also Burton) now plays a role in the business.

“We told all of our kids they had to do

three things before they could join the

business: they had to work somewhere else,

they had to learn a foreign language and

they had to do service work and volunteer.

George has done all three and joined us as a

product developer.”

The family spent Christmas in Utah

where Timi, the youngest has been studying

to get his backcountry guide certification.

“If anything, this past year has brought us

all closer together,” Donna said.

Jake nods and smiles. “Flying home from

Utah I was thinking that if this plane went

down right now I wouldn’t think I’d been

shortchanged in any way. No, I have no


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Bikram Yoga

6 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m. IHP; 9 a.m. 60 min. 26+ yoga; 4 p.m. bikram

60; 5 p.m. IHP; 6:15 p.m. Baptiste Flow. 22 Wales St., Rutland.

Story Time with Jill

9:30 a.m.

The Brandon Public Library’s storytime led by Jill is on Wednesday

mornings. Join in for songs, stories, and crafts every Wednesday at

9:30am. 4 Franklin St. in Brandon.

Brandon Sits! Community Meditation

12:30 p.m.

New to meditation? Welcome! Please plan to arrive the first time at

12:30 and you’ll receive an orientation to and guidance in mindfulness

meditation to help you get started. Sit for 10 minutes, 20 minutes or

more. Come when you can, leave when you wish. 4 Franklin St. in

Brandon. Questions? Call the Library or AnnMarie Roth at Nourish Your

Purpose (247-5300)

Domestic Violence Support Group

12 p.m.

A support group for survivors of domestic violence. 12-1 p.m. at the

Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St. in Rutland.

Book Club

1 p.m.

Rutland Free Library Book Club meeting. November’s title is “The Paris

Wife” by Paula McLain.

Heart of Ukulele

5 p.m.

Chaffee Art Center holds informal ukulele group Wednesday, 5-7 p.m.

Donations appreciated. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.

Tai Chi Level II

5:15 p.m.

This level II Tai Chi class is a continuation of the Tai Chi for Beginners

class. At the Rutland Region Medical Center CVPS/Leahy Community

Health Education Center. For more info call 802-772-2400

Kripalu Yoga

5:30 p.m.

Kripalu Yoga at Killington Yoga with Alison. 3744 River Rd, Killington., 802-770-4101.

Adult Open Studio

6 p.m.

Get muddy on Monday nights with our drop-in clay at the art studio.

Rutland Recreation Courcelle Facility at 16 North Street Extension. $5

per visit OR $20/$31 Punchcard. For more info call 802-773-1822


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Vegetate for the Holidays

7 p.m.

Cooking classes from Odyssey Events in Bridgewater

Corners. Chef Ted Fondulas, former owner of

Hemingway’s Restaurant, is hosting classes at his

mountain top retreat. $65pp For more info call

802-342-1513 or visit


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Bikram Yoga

6 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 6

a.m.Bikram 60; 9 a.m. IHP;

5 p.m. Bikram 60; 6:15 p.m.

IHP. 22 Wales St., Rutland.

Meditation Circle

Thankful Yoga

8 a.m.

Join the Woodstock Athletic

Club for its annual Thankful

Yoga course, offering one hour

of complimentary instruction

for all. Sign ups requested, call

the front desk at (802) 457-6656.

Food donations for the Woodstock

Community Food Shelf greatly appreciated.

Killington Turkey Trot

9:30 a.m.

A 5k run/walk starting at the Pickle Barrel. Live

music, raffle. $25 in advance, $30 day of, all ages

welcome! 1741 Killington Rd in Killington.

Zack’s Place Turkey Trot

10 a.m.

A 5K run and walk held on Thanksgiving Day. The race begins in front

of the Woodstock Elementary School, 15 South St in Woodstock.

Registration is $30 in advance and $35 day of. For more information


“Slow Flow” Hatha yoga class

11:30 a.m.

Join Cassie Reed, 200 hour RYT, for a 60 minute “Slow Flow” Hatha

yoga class every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30am -12:30pm at the

Killington Welcome Center conference room.

Breaking Bread

5:30 p.m.

Free Community meal open to all. Complete with main dish and beverages

made at the church, and side dishes and desserts brought in as

potluck items. At the Rutland United Methodist Church, 60 Strongs

Avenue in Rutland.

Bridge Club

6 p.m.

Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club meets Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Godnick

Adult Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland. 802-773-9412.

All Levels Yoga

6:30 p.m.

Chaffee Art Center offers all level yoga class with Stefanie DeSimone,

50 minute practice. $5/ class, drop-ins welcome. 16 South Main St.,

Rutland. Bring a mat.

Meditation Group

7:15 p.m.

Chaffee Art Center holds meditation group Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,

7:15-7:45 a.m. Donations appreciated. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.


Bikram Yoga

6 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m. IHP; 9 a.m. bikram 90; 12 p.m. IHP; 5 p.m.

Baptiste Flow. 22 Wales St., Rutland.

Level 1 Yoga

8:15 a.m.

Basic Yoga at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury, RYT 500. 3744 River

Rd, Killington., 802-770-4101.

Trot it Off

8:30 a.m.

Okemo Mountain School hosts Trot it Off, a 5k run/walk to benefit the

Wendy Neal Scholarship. Registration will be in the Cornerstone Room

at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn. Entry fee is $25 in advance, $30 day of,

and $10 for childred 10 and younger.

Flow and Restore Yoga

9:30 a.m.

The Woodstock Athletic Club hosts a round of flow and restore for a

90-minute class. 1489 South Street in Woodstock.


9:30 a.m.

Rutland Free Librarby hosts the Parent-Child Center Playgroup each

Friday from 9:30-11 a.m. 10 Court St., Rutland.

Creative Space

10 a.m.

Chaffee Art Center holds creative space Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bring

tools/supplies to create works of art with other inspiring artists. Open

to all. Donations appreciated. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.

Story Time

11 a.m.

Sherburne Memorial Library holds story time Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m.

Stories, songs, activities. All ages welcome! 2998 River Road, Killington.


Noon Group

12 p.m.

AA Noon Group meets every Friday at noon in the Fox Room All meetings

are “No smoking” in District 6. For more info call the District 6

Hotline number (24 hour): 802-775-0402

Meet Team Sweden

1 p.m.

Meet team Sweden in the Mahogany room in Killington’s K1 lodge.

Friday Movies on the Big Screen

1:30 p.m.

Bring a friend and enjoy a free movie screening on the big screen

upstairs. Call the Library for titles. (802) 247-8230 Popcorn provided! 4

Franklin St. in Brandon.

POC and Volkl Athlete Signings

1:30 p.m.

Meet and greet World Cup athletes at Peak Performance Ski Shop,

located at 2808 Killington Road in Killington.

Knitting Group

2 p.m.

Maclure Library offers knitting group, Fridays, 12-2 p.m. 802-483-2792.

840 Arch St., Pittsford.

Yoga for strength and balance

3 p.m.

The Woodstock Athletic club host a 60-minute class for yoga for

strength and balance. 1489 South Street in Woodstock.

Recycled Percussion

4 p.m.

World Cup festivities kick off with a performance by Recycled Percussion.

Free in the festival village.

Rossignol Athlete Signing

4 p.m.

Meet and greet World Cup athletes at Peak Performance Ski Shop,

located at 2808 Killington Road in Killington.

Althete Bib Presentation

5:45 p.m.

The top 15 ranked giant slalom athletes will be presented with their

start order for the giant slalom race in the World Cup festival village.

Each athlete will be introduced on the stage and presented with their

bib by local ski race athletes.

Open Gym

6 p.m.

Friday night open gym at Head Over Heels, 152 North Main St.,

Rutland. 6-8 p.m. Ages 6+. Practice current skills, create gymnastic

routines, learn new tricks, socialize with friends! $5/ hour members; $8/

hour non-members. Discount punch cards available. 802-773-1404.

Winterland Premiere

7 p.m.

TGR is coming to Killington, VT. Winterland is showing in the Snowshed

Base Lodge for the winter kick-off party of the year. Doors 7 p.m.,

Film show art 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 Adults, only $10 for ages 16 &

under and will support the Pico Ski Club.

Vegetate for the Holidays

7 p.m.

Cooking classes from Odyssey Events in Bridgewater Corners. Chef

Ted Fondulas, former owner of Hemingway’s Restaurant, is hosting

classes at his mountain top retreat. $65pp For more info call 802-342-

1513 or visit

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Literary Open Mic

7 p.m.

Poets, storytellers, spoken word artists in all genres are invited to perform

original pieces, classics or other favorites at the Stone Valley Arts

at Fox Hill in Poultney. Hosted by David Mook and other special guests.

145 E. Main Street.

Never in Vegas

8 p.m.

The North East’s hardest working cover band performs at the Pickle



Bikram Yoga

7:30 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 7:30 a.m. Bikram 90; 9:30 a.m. IHP; 11 a.m. Baptiste

Power Flow 75. 22 Wales St., Rutland.

Wellness Sampler

9 a.m.

Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland.

Free event: 9 a.m. Kripalu Yoga, 9:45 a.m. Yomassage, 10:30 a.m.

Meditation, 11:15 a.m. Reiki.

Pre-register, space is limited: PetrasWellnessStudio@ or 802-345-5244.

Vermont Farmers’ Market (Rutland)

9 a.m.

The indoor winter market is held every Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Vermont

Farmers’ Food Center, 251 West St., Rutland. vtfarmersmarket.


World Cup GS Run 1 and Dj Logic

10 a.m.

DJ Logic will play after the conclusion of the first Giant Slalom runs at

11:15 a.m

The Grinch

10 a.m.

A free showing of “The Grinch” at the Paramount Theatre. Prizes for

best Whoville hair. For more info visit


Every Thursday

Doors open 5pm

Games start 7pm

American Legion - Post

87 871 Pleasant Street

West Rutland, Vt 05777

No Strings Marionettes

11 a.m.

Local puppeteers Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson bring their marionettes

to the Chandler Center for the Arts. 71 n Main St. in Randolph.

Open Gym

11 a.m.

Saturday morning open gym at Head Over Heels, 152 North Main St.,

Rutland. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All ages welcome. Practice current skills, create

gymnastic routines, learn new tricks, socialize with friends. $5/ hour

members; $8/ hour non-members. Discount punch cards available.


Kids’ Saturday Classes

11 a.m.

Chaffee Art Center offers different activity for kids each week - painting,

cooking, craft making and more. $10, pre-register at 802-775-0036; $15

drop in. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.

The Soufflé also Rises

12 p.m.

Cooking classes from Odyssey Events in Bridgewater Corners. Chef

Ted Fondulas, former owner of Hemingway’s Restaurant, is hosting

classes at his mountain top retreat. $65pp For more info call 802-342-

1513 or visit

World Cup GS Run 2 and Grace Potter

1 p.m.

Grace Potter at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Mario the Maker Magician

1 pm.. and 4 p.m.

Town Hall Theater in Middlebury presents Mario “the Maker Magician”

Marchese. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth (plus fees).

Discounts are available for groups of four or more. Tickets can be purchased

at 68 South Pleasant Street in MIddlebury.

Paint and Sip

3 p.m.

A paint and sip outing with Maurie Harrington at Killington Sports.

The nights painting will be “The Skiers.” Cost is $35 per person which

includes lite bites, all painting supplies and a souvenir Killington wine or

pint glass. 21+ and BYOB.Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

Sign-up in store or by calling (802) 422-6800.


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Name That Fish Stew!

6 p.m.

Cooking classes from Odyssey Events in Bridgewater Corners. Chef

Ted Fondulas, former owner of Hemingway’s Restaurant, is hosting

classes at his mountain top retreat. $75pp For more info call 802-342-

1513 or visit

Warren Miller’s Timeless

7 p.m.

Come kickoff winter with Warren Miller’s 70th film, Timeless. $15 in

the Snowshed Baselodge. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at

the Killington Ski Club, Peak Performance and First Stop Ski Shops.

If available, tickets can also be purchased day of show at Snowshed.

For ticket information, e-mail,

Julian Loida

7:30 p.m.

Brandon Music welcomes the highly talented composer, percussionist

and producer Julian Loida. Tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is

available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended

for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call 802247-4295 or e-mail for reservations or for more information.

Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. in Brandon.

Never in Vegas

8 p.m.

The North East’s hardest working cover band performs at the Pickle



Bikram Yoga

9:30 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 9:30 a.m. Baptiste Power Flow; 11 a.m. IHP; 4:30

p.m. Bikram 60; 5:45 p.m .Yin. 22 Wales St., Rutland. trueyogavermont.


World Sup Slalom and Twiddle

10 a.m.

Women’s Slalom 1st run at 10 a.m., followed by a live performance by

Twiddle at approximately 11:30 a.m. Second runs will follow at 1 p.m.

The Soufflé also Rises

12 p.m.

Cooking classes from Odyssey Events in Bridgewater Corners. Chef

Ted Fondulas, former owner of Hemingway’s Restaurant, is hosting

classes at his mountain top retreat. $65pp For more info call 802-342-

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World Cup Parade

2 p.m.

A festive kick off for the 2019-2020 Alpine Ski Racing Season! At Killington

Resort immediately following the World Cup races.

Meet Your Spirit Guides

2 p.m.

An introductory workshop at Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120

Merchants Row in Rutland. For more information visit or

call 802-775-8080

Memory Tree Lighting

3:30 p.m.

Start the holiday season off with this meaningful and enduring tradition

of remembrance. Donations of $1 per name in memory of your loved

ones help light Brandon’s Memory Tree. For more information, contact

the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce at 247-6401 or visit www.

Science Pub

4 p.m.

Preston Garcia, Assoc. Professor of Biology at Castleton University will

discuss “Why Being Too Clean Can Be Harmful” at 4 pm at Brandon


Klezmer Practice

4 p.m.

Every Sunday at the Rutland Jewish Center. Anyone playing an instrument

is welcome. 96 Grove Street.


Bikram Yoga

6 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m. IHP; 9 a.m. 60 min. Bikram; 4 p.m. IHP; 5

p.m. Baptiste Flow; 6:15 p.m. Bikram Beats. 22 Wales St., Rutland.

Cider Monday

10 a.m.

Phoenix Books invited you to enjoy a free cup of delicious, hot apple

cider! (While supplies last.) Cider Monday is a new tradition being

started by lots of small businesses in New England, and it’s our way

of thanking you for choosing to shop indie and support a strong local

economy this holiday season.

Better Breathers Club

11 a.m.

An American Lung association program. Learn better ways to cope

with lung conditions such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma

while getting the support of others in similar situations. First Monday of

every month 11-12:00 at Godnicks Adult Center 1 Deer St Rutland VT.


Killington Bone Builders

11 a.m.

Bone Builders meets at Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Rd.,

Killington, 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Free, weights supplied.


Killington Yoga

12 p.m.

Vinyasa Yoga, 12-1 p.m. at Killington Yoga with Christy. 3744 River Rd,

Killington., 802-770-4101.

Monday Meals

12 p.m.

Every Monday meals at Chittenden Town Hall, 12 noon. Open to public,

RSVP by Friday prior, 802-483-6244. Gene Sargent. Bring your own

place settings. Seniors $3.50 for 60+. Under 60, $5. No holidays. 337

Holden Rd., Chittenden.

Rutland Rotary

12 p.m.

Rotary Club of Rutland meets Mondays for lunch at The Palms Restaurant.

Learn more or become a member,

Seniors Holiday Party

12 p.m.

Killington active seniors holiday lunch will be held at the Sherburne

Memorial Library,2998 river road in Killington. Bring a dish to share,

a wrapped gift for the yankee swap and a donation for the Killington

food shelf. Join in the holiday sing-a-long. For more information call



1 p.m.

Maclure Library offers playgroup, Mondays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Birth to 5

years old. Stories, crafts, snacks, singing, dancing. 802-483-2792. 840

Arch St., Pittsford.

Legislative Forum

2:30 p.m.

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a

special chamber “member-only” Legislative Forum to preview business

issues in the upcoming 2020 session. The meeting will be held at

Castle Hill Resort, located at 152 Castle Hill Drive in Proctorsville, VT.

Presenters will be VT Senate President Tim Ashe, Betsy Bishop of the

VT Chamber and some of Okemo Valley’s legislative representatives including

VT Senators Alison Clarkson, Dick McCormack and Alice Nitka.

Bridge Club

4 p.m.

Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club meets Monday, 12-4 p.m. in Engel Hall,

Christ the King Church, 12 Main St., Rutland. 802-773-9412.

Ugly Sweater Party

4 p.m.

Main and Mountain has been transformed into Miracle, a Christmasthemed

pop up bar. Join the ugly sweater party on Dec. 2, which aims

to be the largest combined ugly sweater gathering the world has ever

seen! 112 Main St. in Ludlow. For more information visit

*Tobacco Cessation

5 p.m.

Quit smoking, e-cigs, and JUUL - free help! Want to quit smoking/

vaping, but nothing seems to help? Join a group and get free nicotine

patches, gum or lozenges. Group/replacement therapy doubles your

chances of staying quit for good! Free. 802-747-3768. Mondays, 5-6

p.m., RRMC CVPS Leahy Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland.

Walking Group

5:15 p.m.

Chaffee Arts Center holds walking group Monday, 5:15 P.M. Open to

all. Donations appreciated. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.

Gentle Yoga

5:30 p.m.

Gentle Yoga at Roger Clark Memorial Library, Pittsfield. Mondays. Call

746-4067 or email to reserve a space.


Holiday Silent Auction

6 p.m.

Kick off the Fletcher Memorial Library holiday silent auction. Music from

Sammy Blanchette, refreshments and a visit from Santa.

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7 p.m.

A World Cup finale party featuring Twiddle at the Pickle Barrel. $38.10

including $1 for The Whitelight Foundation. 21+ For more information


Citizenship classes

Vermont Adult Learning will offers free citizenship classes. Call Marcy

Green, 802-775-0617, and learn if you may qualify for citizenship at

no cost. 16 Evelyn St., Rutland. Also, free classes in reading, writing,

and speaking for English speakers of other languages. Ongoing.


Bikram Yoga

6 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m. Bikram 60 beats; 9 a.m. IHP 12 p.m. Baptiste

Flow; 5 p.m. Bikram 60; 6:15 p.m. IHP. 22 Wales St., Rutland.

Mendon Bone Builders

10 a.m.

Mendon Bone Builders meets Tuesdays at Roadside Chapel, 1680

Town Line Road, Rutland Town. 802-773-2694.

Story Hour

10 a.m.

Fair Haven Free Library offers story hours Tuesday mornings at Fair

Haven Free Library, North Main St., Fair Haven. All welcome. Stories,

activities, games, crafts.

Tobacco Cessation

11 a.m.

Quit smoking, e-cigs, and JUUL - free help! Want to quit smoking/

vaping, but nothing seems to help? Join a group and get free nicotine

patches, gum or lozenges. Group/replacement therapy doubles your

chances of staying quit for good! Free. 802-747-3768. Tuesdays, 11

a.m.-12 p.m. at Heart Center, 12 Commons St., Rutland.

Meet Llama Llama

11 a.m.

Join in for a special story time featuring “Llama Llama Mess Mess

Mess” at Pheonix Books, 2 Center St. in Rutland, plus make a llama

themed craft. All ages welcome at this free event.

“Slow Flow” Hatha yoga class

11:30 a.m.

Join Cassie Reed, 200 hour RYT, for a 60 minute “Slow Flow” Hatha

yoga class every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30am -12:30pm at the

Killington Welcome Center conference room.

Kripalu Yoga

12 p.m.

Gentle therapeutic yoga class with Petra O’ Neill, LMT at Petra’s Wellness

Studio. Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave., Bldg 3, 3rd floor, Rutland.

RSVP to 802-345-5244,

Yoga Basics


Yoga Basics at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury, RYT 500. 3744 River

Rd, Killington., 802-770-4101.

Level 1 Yoga

5:30 p.m.

Level 1 Hatha Yoga at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury, RYT 500.

3744 River Rd, Killington., 802-770-4101.




By Pamela Neal

Working Families Playgroup

5:30 p.m.

This free weekly group meets in the evening combining food, fun, and

family! Parents and children play together, learn from each other, and

enjoy a healthy meal in the museum while networking and making new

friends. $5 donation to Wonderfeet accepted.

Bridge Club

6 p.m.

Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club meets Tuesday, 6-10 p.m. in Engel Hall,

Christ the King Church, 12 Main St., Rutland. 802-773-9412.

Community, Police Meal and Social

6 p.m.

Come out and break bread with members of the Rutland City Police

Department and Partners in Project VISION. This is an opportunity to

enjoy a meal and showcase service providers and possibly connect

citizens who may benefit from these services. Rutland Intermediate

School Cafeteria, 65 Library Ave., Rutland. Free

Holiday Open House

6:30 p.m.

Fair Haven Free Library host open house. The evening has events for

both children and adults. Santa will be on site to visit with children in

the Hyde Room from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Adults will enjoy the Slate Valley

Community Choir performing upstairs 6:30-7:15 p.m. Meghan Matta

will be playing her guitar and singing holiday music from 7:30-8:15.

Nathan Morris will perform a dramatic reading of the Robert W. Service

poem, “The Cremation of Sam McGee” to end the program, from 8:15-

8:30 p.m. For more information call 802-265-8011.

Legion Bingo

6:15 p.m.

Brandon American Legion, Tuesdays. Warm ups 6:15 p.m., regular

games 7 p.m. Open to the public. Bring a friend! Franklin St., Brandon.

Chess Club

7 p.m.

Rutland Rec Dept. holds chess club at Godnick Adult Center, providing

a mind-enhancing skill for youth and adults. All ages are welcome;

open to the public. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. 1 Deer St., Rutland.

Come see the talented Rick Redington

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 th & 30 th

at 6 p.m. for Happy Hour

No cover until 9:30 p.m.



2229 Killington Road, Killington

6 p.m. Wobbly Barn

– Rick Redington

7 p.m. The Foundry

– Ryan Fuller

7:30 p.m. McGrath’s

Irish Pub

– Brothers Flynn

7:30 p.m. Snowshed

Base Lodge

- Teton Gravity Research’s “Winterland”

Movie Premiere

8 p.m. Pickle Barrel


– Never in Vegas

9 p.m. Jax Food and


– Jamie’s Junk Show

9 p.m. Moguls Sports


– DJ Dave’s Official World Cup All

Request Dance Party

9 p.m. Nite Spot

– Super Stash Bros

9:30 p.m. Wobbly Barn

– Pulse


2:30 p.m. Okemo’s Sitting

Bull Lounge

– Silas McPrior

6 p.m. The Killarney

– Silas and the Witch

7 p.m. Du Jour VT

– George Nostrand

7 p.m. Mangiamo Ristorante

and Nightclub

– Aaron Audet


6 p.m. Flannels Bar &


– Wayne Canney


7 p.m. The Barn Restaurant

and Tavern

– Mogli and Friends


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NOV. 27


6 p.m. Third Place Pizzeria

- Josh Jakab


6 p.m. Liquid Art

– Open Mic with Tee Boneicusjones

9 p.m. Jax Food and


– Thankfully it’s The Idiots


7 p.m. The Barn Restaurant

and Tavern

- “Pickin’ in Pawlet”


7 p.m. Taps Tavern

– Aaron Audet


6 p.m. Public House

– Blues Night with Arthur James


6:30 p.m. One Main Tap

and Grill

- Open Mic with Silas McPrior


8 p.m. Muckenschnabel’s

– “Welcome Home” Show with

Nikki Adams

9 p.m. Center Street


- DJ Dirty D


7 p.m. The Wild Fern

– Heather Lynne


6:30 p.m. 506 Bistro and


- Live Jazz Pianist


NOV. 28


8 a.m. Pickle Barrel

– Turkey Trot with Sammy B

5:30 p.m. Moguls Sports


– Duane Carleton

9 p.m. Jax Food and


– Post Turkey Celebration with

Sammy B


7 p.m. The Wild Fern

– Rick Redington


NOV. 29


6 p.m. Iron Lantern

– Steve Kyhill


2 p.m. The Homelight

Killington Cup

– Festival Village Opens

4 p.m. The Foundry

– Jamie’s Junk Show

4 p.m. The Homelight

Killington Cup

– Festival Village with DJ Trizz

4:30 p.m. The Homelight

Killington Cup

- Live Music with Recycled

Percussion, Athlete Bib Presentation

and Fireworks immediately


5:30 p.m. Charity’s 1887


– Brad Morgan on Piano

8 p.m. Clear River


– Clearaoke with Caitlin


4 p.m. Outer Limits


– Sammy B


7 p.m. Public House

– Jim Yeager and Friends


9 p.m. Center Street


- DJ Mega

9:30 p.m. The Hide-A-

Way Tavern

– Karaoke Contest

9:30 p.m. The Venue

- Karaoke with Jess


7 p.m. Wild Fern

– Lausanne Allen and Rick



NOV. 30


6 p.m. Iron Lantern

– George Murtie


7:30 p.m. Brandon


- Julian Loida


7 a.m. The Homelight

Killington Cup

– Festival Village Opens

9 a.m. The Homelight

Killington Cup

– Opening Parade

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NOV. 30

11 a.m. The Homelight

Killington Cup

– DJ Logic

2:30 p.m. The Homelight

Killington Cup

– Grace Potter

4 p.m. Nite Spot

– Duane Carleton

4 p.m. Pickle Barrel


– World Cup Apres Party hosted

by Kelly Brush Foundation with

Jamie’s Junk Show

4 p.m. The Foundry –

Ryan Fuller

4:30 p.m. Charity’s 1887


– Brad Morgan on Piano

6 p.m. Hops on the Hill

– Josh Jakab

6 p.m. Wobbly Barn

– Rick Redington and The Luv

7 p.m. Snowshed Base


- Warren Miller’s “Timeless”

Movie Premiere

7 p.m. The Foundry

– Aaron Audet and Nikki Adams

7:30 p.m. McGrath’s

Irish Pub

– Brothers Flynn

8 p.m. Pickle Barrel


– Never in Vegas

9 p.m. Jax Food and


– Joey Leone Trio

9 p.m. Moguls Sports


– Super Stash Bros

9:30 p.m. Wobbly Barn

– DJ Logic with special guest

opener Pulse


5 p.m. The Killarney

– Sammy B


6 p.m. Flannels Bar &


– Wayne Canney


7 p.m. Public House

– Jacob Greene One Man Band


7 p.m. One Main Tap

and Grill

– Fiddle Witch


9 p.m. Center Street


- DJ Dirty D

9:30 p.m. The Hide-A-

Way Tavern

– Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T

9:30 p.m. The Venue

– Damn It All


DEC. 1


7 a.m. The Homelight

Killington Cup

– Festival Village Opens

11 a.m. The Homelight

Killington Cup

– Twiddle

4:30 p.m. Charity’s 1887


– Jake McClaughlin on Piano

5 p.m. The Foundry

- Jazz Night with the Summit

Pond Quartet

8 p.m. Nite Spot

– Duane Carleton

8 p.m. Pickle Barrel


– World Cup After Party with


9 p.m. Jax Food and


– The Idiots


4 p.m. Public House

– Kevin Atkinson


7 p.m. The Hide-A-Way


– Singer/Songwriter Noss

Johnson with Barry Schoenwetter

on guitar

9:30 p.m. The Venue

– Open Mic


12 p.m. Wild Fern

- Cigar Box Brunch w/ Rick


1 p.m. Wild Fern

- The People’s Jam


DEC. 2


2 p.m. K1 Base Lodge

– Duane Carleton

6 p.m. Killington Beer


– Open Mic with Silas McPrior


8 p.m. The Killarney

- Open Mic with King Arthur



7 p.m. Clear River


– Clay Canfield


6:30 p.m. 506 Bistro and


– Jim Yeager


DEC. 3


6 p.m. Third Place Pizzeria

- Josh Jakab


7 p.m. Du Jour VT

- Open Jam Session with Sammy

B and King Arthur Junior


7 p.m. Taps Tavern

- Open Bluegrass Jam Hosted by

Fiddle Witch


6 p.m. Public House

– Open Mic with Jim Yeager


9:30 p.m. The Hide-A-

Way Tavern

- Open Mic with Krishna Guthrie

9:30 p.m. The Venue

- Karaoke with Jess


Murray McGrath accepts a framed poster with Patty and Brogan McGrath commemorating

their long standing partnership with Long Trail since they opened.

Long Trail Brewery

celebrates 30 years

By Virginia Dean

In the last 30 years, the Long Trail Brewery has come a long way in more ways than

one— from a modest brew house tucked into the basement of the Old Woolen Mill

in Bridgewater Corners to a farmhouse-turned-pilot-brewing facility with pub and

restaurant, from the original name of Mountain Brewers to Long Trail Brewery, from

green-colored glasses to more environmentally friendly vessels like cans that will

reflect the company’s new branding coming soon.

But one thing has always remained the same: the company’s commitment to sustainable

brewing practices and environmental stewardship.

“We’re founded on the principles of being good stewards of the environment in the

Vermont way,” said Long Trail Brewery Marketing Director Jed Nelson. ”We take great

preference of practicing such sustainable brewing techniques as water conservation,

cow power and sourcing environmentally sensitive packaging whenever possible.”

To recognize that underlying philosophy – and to celebrate 30 years on the tap, so to

speak – the brewery celebrated at the Inn at Long Trail with owners Patty and Murray

McGrath along with about 70 community members on Nov. 21 in the late afternoon.

“We served our famous Guinness stew,” said Patty. “A good time was had by all.”

Killington Pico Area Association Executive Director Mike Coppinger agreed.

“I wanted to give a shout out and say happy birthday to Long Trail Brewing Company,”

said Coppinger who related that he “was fortunate enough to be invited to the


Coppinger said he learned “a couple of fun facts” he didn’t know before the event.

First, McGrath’s was the first pub/tavern to sign on to pour Long Trail ale 30 years ago.

“That relationship and draft line has stood without interruption these past 30

years,” said Coppinger.

Nelson said that there was no better place to have the party.

“It’s a very special place for us, given our long history with them,” said Nelson.

Secondly, the original draft handle is still in place at McGrath’s Irish pub to this day.

“Long Trail Brewery has pleaded with Murray and Patty to ‘buy back’ the handle but

they have politely declined the offer,” said Coppinger.

Patty indicated that one of the reasons why is the history behind it.

“Those are the things that are so meaningful,” she said. “We like traditions.”

Besides, said Patty, the handle represents the second first pour of Long Trail ale, the

first being Guinness with its own handle.

The flagship brew of Long Trail is a full-bodied amber ale brewed with top fermenting

house yeast that yields a clean, complex flavor. It has now become a Vermont tradition

as the 273 miles of the Long Trail itself.

The McGrath family took ownership of the inn in July 1977 and restored it to its

current rustic look. Hardwood floors with tree trunks, with old wooden beams and

supports above, characterize the inside along with classic Adirondack style furniture.

The inn lies about 1/3 mile to Pico Mountain and about 5 miles to Killington Ski Area.


32 • The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019

Killington 5k turkey trot supports local charities

You don’t have to be fast to win

Thursday, Nov. 28 at 7 a.m.—BRANDON—Create a new Thanksgiving morning

tradition. Run, walk or stroll at the Neshobe Golf Course, with a chance to win your

Thanksgiving Day pie. Every 10th finisher in the field receives a freshly made pie, plus,

first place male and female winners.

The run covers approximately 3 miles over hill and dale at Neshobe Golf Course located

224 Town Farm Road in Brandon. Registration opens at 7 a.m. and the run/walk

starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $20 for 18 and under and $25 for ages 19 to 64. Kids and 65+ are

free. Proceeds benefit Brandon Recreation Department. This is a rain or shine event.

No refunds. For more information call 802-989-6980.

This week’s living Arts, Dining and Entertainment!

Four local turkey trots held Thursday, Friday

Thursday, Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m.—

KILLINGTON—The 9th annual

Killlington 5k Turkey Trot will begin

at 9:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving day at

the Pickle Barrel in Killington.

The run will happen rain, snow

or shine and proceeds benefit local

charities and organizations.

The primary beneficiary of the

2019 race is Visiting Nurse Association

& Hospice of the Southwest

Region. Other beneficiaries

include the Greater Killington

Women’s Club and the Killington-

Pico Rotary Club.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

and is $25 in advance or $30 the

day of the race.

The Pickle Barrel is located at

1741 Killington Road in Killington.

There will be live music, a bar

and raffles after the races. All ages

welcome. For more information


Zack’s Place Turkey

Trot runs through


Thursday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m.—WOODSTOCK—The

Zack’s Place Turkey Trot, a 5K run and walk held on

Thanksgiving Day, was first established in 2007, and

has become a dependable annual fundraiser ever since.

In 2007, almost 200 people participated. In 2017, over

1,700 people participated and raised $78,000.

All of the proceeds of the race are dedicated to the

operational costs. Registration is $30 in advance and

$35 day of.

As participants line up and register for the race they

are entertained by a band on a flatbed truck. Hot coffee,

tea and hot chocolate are offered.

The race begins in front of the Woodstock Elementary

School, 15 South Street in Woodstock, at 10 a.m., with

the more skilled runners in front and the rest following.

The run meanders through the historic village of Woodstock,

then on towards Billings Farm, around Mountain

Avenue, and back around the town green, ending at

the starting line. An award ceremony, also with refreshments

and a band, follows the race where medals are


It has become a tradition for many in the Woodstock

area; however there are also have “satellite participants”

who cannot be in Woodstock but who run with family

wherever they are: Hawaii, Italy, New York City, etc.

This is indeed a day of thanks where individuals help

support our enrichment center and give thanks for their

own gifts at the same time.

For more information visit



School to

host Trot

It Off 5k


Friday, Nov. 29 at 8:30

a.m.—LUDLOW— Okemo

Mountain School is

scheduled to host Trot It

Off, a 5k running/walking

race on Nov. 29. This community

event takes place

each year on the Friday

following Thanksgiving

and is perfect for the avid

runner or the recreational

walker hoping to burn

off the calories from that

extra serving of Thanksgiving


Advance registration is

$25 and day of registration

is $30. Proceeds go to the

Wendy Neal Scholarship

Fund. All participants

will receive an event gift.

The Tots Trot, a kids’ fun

race for children 10 and

younger, will take place

just before the 5k. The

entry fee is $10.

Registration will start at

8:30 a.m. on the day of the

event in the Cornerstone

Room at Okemo’s Jackson

Gore Inn. The Tots Trot will

start at 9:15 a.m. and the

5k race will start at 9:30

a.m. For more information,


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Travel back in time over

Thanksgiving weekend at

Billings Museum

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at 10 a.m.—WOODSTOCK— Discover how Thanksgiving

was observed in rural Vermont in the 1890s. Over Thanksgiving weekend,

costumed interpreters demonstrate preparing traditional Thanksgiving fare in the

kitchen at Billings Farm. Enjoy a cup of spiced cider before boarding the wagon for a

ride around the farm. There will be hands-on activities for all ages from 10 a.m-5 p.m.

Billings Farm is located at 5302 River Road in Woodstock. For more information call


The Paramount hosts a

Black Friday BrewHaHa!

Friday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.—

RUTLAND— Beer and laughs. It’s

going to be a BrewHaHa! Get your

tickets early – past BrewHaHas

have sold out quickly.

The Paramount Theatre in

downtown Rutland is building a

comedy club right on stage and

inviting some fresh, new, up-andcoming

faces from the Boston

Fun, food and fine shopping featured

at Weston’s Christmas Bazaar


Nov. 29-30 at 10 a.m.—

WESTON—If you have

chosen to spend your

Thanksgiving weekend

amidst the tranquility and

stark beauty of Vermont’s

“Stick Season,” it doesn’t

mean you don’t have access

to a superior shopping


On Friday and Saturday,

Nov. 29 and 30,

Weston’s Christmas

Bazaar will take place at

the Weston Playhouse.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

and admission is free.

Now in its 39th year, the

Weston Christmas Bazaar

just keeps getting better:

more vendors, more fine

merchandise, more fun!

Over 60 vendors will be

occupying booths on all

three floors of the Weston

Playhouse building for

both days. All are local

or regional artisans with

their skills on display, and

with plenty of merchandise

that is Christmasrelated:

gifts (including

for yourself), decorations

and even wreaths.

Artisanal food vendors

will offer fudge, wine and

cheese, coffee and baked

goods. Plus chocolates,

honey, syrup, brittles, nuts


Participants will be greeted by Morgan Mountain Gardeners

at the door of the Weston Christmas Bazaar this


comedy scene. Included with

entry is a pint of Vermont made

brew and a whole lot of laughs.

Tickets are $30 in advance

and $35 the week of the show.

Participants must be 21 years old

or older.

The Paramount is located at 30

Center St. in Rutland. For more information


and bars galore: you can

stuff both your stockings

and your face with their

delicacies all day long.

Lots of clothing items too.

High-end woodenware.

Fine artwork and jewelry

as well. Even a raffle. But

shop ‘til you drop? No

way; let a restorative chair

massage revive you.

It’s the gift shopping

equivalent of “Farm to

Table” in a delightful Vermont

village. Lunch will

be available out in front

from Junior’s gourmet

food truck. Hot foods and

“hand-helds” are on the

planned menu.

So, for a sure and happy

cure for Post-Turkey-

Syndrome, come to the

Weston Christmas Bazaar.

You’ll find the Playhouse

on the West side of Route

100 in the center of

Weston Village.


Downtown RUTLANd

Saturday, November 30th








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Enjoy special sales, giveaways, tastings,

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10am - Noon

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@ The Fox Room

Rutland Free Library


in Downtown’s Depot Park with

free holiday specs & hot chocolate





Check out downtown’s festive windows and vote for

your favorite in store or online. Voters are eligible

to win prizes from downtown businesses!

Presented by these downtown sponsors:


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Sponsor Party

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5:30-8:00 pm


School Concert Night

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Stroll through

Rutland for the


Saturday, Nov. 30 at 9

a.m.—RUTLAND— ‘Tis

the season in downtown


Join in for a day of

sales, treats and activities

leading up to the annual

tree lighting in Depot


Kick off the holidays

by shopping local on

Small Business Saturday,

catch a free movie at The

Paramount Theatre, and

meet Santa at the Rutland

Free Library!

Finish the day by

warming up with hot

cocoa from Mission City

Church and free holiday

specs at the Tree Lighting.

Santa arrives by fire

truck to plug in Rutland’s

very own Christmas tree

with a speech by Mayor

Dave Allaire.

For a full list participating

locations and

schedule visit

Fair Haven holds

annual holiday

tree lighting

Saturday, Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m.—FAIR HAVEN—The

Fair Haven Concerts in the Park committee will be hosting

its annual holiday tree lighting in the park on Main

Street, Saturday, Nov. 30. The start time will be 3:30 p.m.

with hopes of a little additional light.

As in years past, the event will include songs of the

season, a visit from Santa, hot chocolate and cookies. It

has become a tradition that Santa arrives by fire engine,

escorted by local volunteer firefighters. Following the

visit from Santa, scheduled for a 4 p.m. arrival from the

North Pole, participants will gather around the fountain

and the tree lighting will take place.

For the past few years, this event has continued to

grow and hundreds of people gather to greet Santa and

to watch as they light several of the trees in the park.

There are so many great events taking place in the region,

and organizers hope you start the holiday season

in Fair Haven!

A Celtic Family Christmas kicks off

holiday season at the Paramount

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.—RUTLAND—The entertainment

world is filled with extraordinary stories, but few

match the beguiling true-life tale of Natalie MacMaster

and Donnell Leahy, Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic

music, whose dazzling career achievements underpin

an incomparable off-stage life.

This Christmas, these internationally acclaimed

award-winning musicians, and their seven children, are

inviting audiences to be a part of their holiday celebration.

It’s an unforgettable evening of Christmas music,

dance and storytelling, as well as a window into the

world of this talented family at the Paramount Theater.

The MacMaster-Leahy family will perform classic

Christmas carols along with some original renditions

that will spark the Christmas spirit in all of us, making

this time of year even more joyful.

On stage will be no shortage

of dancers, bag pipers,

drummers, fiddlers and

special guests.

Tickets are $35-$55.

The Paramount Theatre

is located at 30 Center St.

in Rutland. For more information

call 802-775-0903 or





Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Canada’s reigning

couple of Celtic music, along with their seven children

will perform Christmas classics at the Paramount Theatre,




Free screening of

the ‘The Grinch’

hosted in Rutland

Saturday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.—RUT-

LAND—Join Heritage Family Credit

Union for a free screening of “The

Grinch” at the Paramount Theatre on


Seating is limited and is first come,

first served. There are no tickets required

but there are prizes for the best

Whoville hair. The Paramount Theatre

is located at 30 Center St. in Rutland. For

more information visit


Your Thanksgiving

dinner needs and newly

expanded craftbeer selection.

Including: Champlain Orchard

Pies & Cider AND

Stonewood Farm Turkeys




• beer and wine

• delicatessen


• pizza



Join Us!

Wine Tasting

Friday, Nov. 29th 4-6 pm

Local wine from Red Horse Winery,

Bridgewater, VT

2023 Killington Road

Open daily: 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.


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Brandon Music welcomes

composer, percussionist

and producer Julian Loida

Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON—Julian Loida’s

show at Brandon Music promises to be a unique sound

experience comprised of all original music on vibraphone,

written and performed by Loida himself.

Loida first revealed his high skill level as a percussionist

when performing at Brandon Music as drummer with

the Burlington based band Ameranouche. Loida said his

music gives voice to all “wallflowers,” which is also the title

of his debut album, released in September 2019. He asks his

listeners to explore the introvert in each of us through his


“‘Wallflower’ and the music I compose is closer to a musical

painting in which I assemble sound to evoke the colors

in my mind,” he said.

Loida’s music is beautifully haunting, immersive and

calming whilst taking the listener on a musical pathway

of exploration and discovery. Loida’s musical curiosity

and open-mindedness set him apart and have propelled

him towards a wide range of sounds, genres, and artistic

endeavors. He’s performed jazz, folk, and classical, collaborating

with dancers, visual artists, songwriters/composers,

and musicians of all stripes. The thirst to participate in

and experience this range of sounds is partly a product of

Loida’s synesthesia.

In 2017, he received his master’s degree in classical

percussion from New England Conservatory. As an educator,

Loida shares his scores and deep rhythmic knowledge

with students of all ages.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. A

pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are

required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue

is BYOB. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. in

Brandon. For more information visit


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64. Native person of

central Volga

65. Excessive fluid

accumulation in tissues

66. Some take them


67. South American


68. Threaten persistently

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2. Samoan capital

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5. Al Bundy’s wife

6. In a careless way

7. More uncommon

8. Expressing


9. Belonging to a


10. Adventure stories

11. Copycats

12. Farewell

13. Greek mythological


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26. Body part

27. Mischievous child

28. Popular card


29. Building occupied

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32. Spiritual leader

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34. He wrote about

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36. Bundle of


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38. Touch softly

40. Made by oneself

41. Satisfies

43. Subcompact

Toyota crossover

44. Cool!

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47. Flower cluster

49. Transylvanian city

50. Robert and

Stephen are two

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52. Canadian law


53. Wings

54. He played Perry


57. Ballpoint pen

58. Metrical foot

59. It has nostrils

61. Confederate


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Back Country Café

The Back Country Café is a hot spot

for delicious breakfast foods. Choose

from farm fresh eggs, multiple kinds of

pancakes and waffles, omelet’s or daily

specials to make your breakfast one of a kind. Just the right heat Bloody

Marys, Mimosas, Bellini, VT Craft Brews, Coffee and hot chocolate drinks.

Maple Syrup and VT products for sale. Check Facebook for daily specials.

(802) 422-4411.

Birch Ridge

Serving locals and visitors alike since 1998, dinner

at the Birch Ridge Inn is a delicious way to

complete your day in Killington. Featuring Vermont

inspired New American cuisine in the Inn’s dining

room and Great Room Lounge, you will also find

a nicely stocked bar, hand crafted cocktails, fine

wines, seafood and vegetarian options, and wonderful house made desserts., 802-422-4293.

Casey’s Caboose

Come for fun, amazing food, great drinks, and

wonderful people. A full bar fantastic wines and

the largest selection of craft beers with 21 on tap.

Our chefs create fresh, healthy and interesting

cuisine. Try our steaks or our gourmet burgers

made with 100% Vermont ground beef, U.S. lamb or home-grown pork— we

have 17 burgers on our menu! Try our famous mac n’ cheese with or without

lobster. Yes! the train is still running... 802-422-3795


A saloon inspired eatery boasting over

a century of history! Home to Charity’s

world-famous French onion soup, craft

beer and cocktails, and gourmet hot dogs,

tacos and burgers. It’s no wonder all trails lead to Charity’s.


Choices Restaurant

& Rotisserie

Chef-owned, Choices Restaurant and

Rotisserie was named 2012 “Ski Magazines”

favorite restaurant. Choices may

be the name of the restaurant but it is also what you get. Soup of the day,

shrimp cockatil, steak, hamburgers, pan seared chicken, a variety of salads

and pastas, scallops, sole, lamb and more await you. An extensive wine

list and in house made desserts are also available.

(802) 422-4030.

Clear River Tavern

Headed north from Killington on Route

100? Stop in to the Clear River Tavern

to sample chef Tim Galvin’s handcrafted

tavern menu featuring burgers, pizza, salads,

steak and more. We’re in Pittsfield, 8 miles from Killington. Our live music

schedule featuring regional acts will keep you entertained, and our friendly

service will leave you with a smile. We’re sure you’ll agree that “When You’re

Here, You’re in the Clear.” (802) 746-8999.


Preston Garcia, assoc. professor of biology at CU

Science Pub presents

‘Why being too clean can

be harmful’

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 4


Cleanliness is next to

godliness… or is it? At the

next Science Pub, Preston

Garcia, Assoc. Professor

of Biology at Castleton

University, will discuss

“Why being too clean can

be harmful.” Learn why

you might want to skip

your next shower Dec. 1 at

4 p.m. at the Brandon Inn,

20 Park St. in Brandon.

Science Pub is a program

of the Castleton Free

Library. Event is free.

For more information,

visit castletonfreelibrary.


Pyramid Holistic

Wellness Center invites

participants to meet

your spirit guides

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.—

RUTLAND—Have you ever

had a feeling that you have


a “guardian angel” or that

someone is looking out for

you? Have you had a feeling

that you are not alone?

Have you ever had a close

call and things worked out

in a way that no would could

have planned if they had tried? If

this has happened to you, it is not a

coincidence! It is because we have spirit guides helping us!

In this introductory workshop, Pyramid will attempt to

answer: What are spirit guides? Where do they come from?

Where are they now? What is the difference between a spirit

guide and an angel? What sort of things do spirit guides do

for us? How do spirit guides communicate? Do they give us

signs? How can we know and work with our spirit guides?

They will also explore ways to connect with your spirit

guides and practice some techniques to connect. Included

will be a guided journey where you will meet your spirit

guides! If you have taken this workshop before, you are welcome

to take it again as we will repeat some information

but expand the information about how spirit guides communicate,

including through music, electricity, numerical

sequences, and more!

Admission is $35 and the workshop is located at

Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row in

Rutland. For more information visit or call




Audi FIS Ski

World Cup Tour

for the Homelight

Killington Cup

Birch Ridge Inn serving

dinner from 6:00 PM

Friday and Saturday

21 Years Serving Guests

At the Covered Carriageway

37 Butler Road, Killington • 802.422.4293


Thanksgiving Day

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Cru offers a chef prepared menu with a fresh take

on farm to table. Start with a cheese fondue, crispy

brussels sprouts or house special Bell and Evan wings. Entrees include pasta

bolognese, beef, salmon, chicken and vegetarian options. 2384 Killington Road

(802) 422-2284,

Jones’ Donuts

Offering donuts and a bakery, with a

community reputation as being the best!

Closed Monday and Tuesday. 23 West

Street, Rutland. See what’s on special at Call (802)


Dream Maker Bakers

Dream Maker Bakers is an all-butter, fromscratch

bakery making breads, bagels, croissants,

cakes and more daily. It serves soups,

salads and sandwiches and offers seating

with free Wifi and air-conditioning. At 5501 US

Route 4, Killington, VT. Open Thurs.- Mon. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. No

time to wait? Call ahead. 802-422-5950

Flannels Bar & Grill

Flannels Locally chef owned & operated

Flannel’s Bar & Grill focuses on local

foods, craft beers and artisan spirits made with fresh local ingredients.

With an awesome 150 year old bar, extensive menu, warm interior, and plenty

of indoor and outdoor seating, Flannels Bar & Grill certainly

has something for everybody. Come join us!

The Foundry

at Summit Pond

The Foundry, Killington’s premier dining

destination, offers fine cuisine in a stunning

scenic setting. Waterside seating

welcomes you to relax and enjoy craft beer and wines selected by the house

sommelier. Impeccable, chef-driven cuisine features locally sourced meats

and cheeses, the freshest seafood, homemade pastas and so much more. 802-422-5335


Irish Pub

Inn at Long Trial

Looking for something a little different? Hit up

McGrath’s Irish Pub for a perfectly poured pint of

Guinness, Inn live music at on the weekends and delicious

food. Guinness not your favorite? They also

L ng Trail

have Vermont’s largest Irish Whiskey selection.

Rosemary’s Restaurant is now open, serving dinner.

Reservations appreciated. Visit innatlongtrail.

com, 802-775-7181.

Coffee Roasters

Arabica - Single Origin


Killington Coffee Roaster

We roast small batch single origin coffee.

Our offerings are from Africa, Central/

South American and Indonesia. We offer

1 lb and 3 lb bags. Located at the Killington

Motel. (802) 773-9535

Killington Market

Take breakfast, lunch or dinner on the go

at Killington Market, Killington’s on-mountain

grocery store for the last 30 years.

Choose from breakfast sandwiches, hand

carved dinners, pizza, daily fresh hot panini, roast chicken, salad and specialty

sandwiches. Vermont products, maple syrup, fresh meat and produce along

with wine and beer are also for sale. (802) 422-7736

or (802) 422-7594.

Lake Bomoseen Lodge

The Taproom at Lake Bomoseen Lodge,

Vermont’s newest lakeside resort & restaurant.

Delicious Chef prepared, family

friendly, pub fare; appetizers, salads,

burgers, pizzas, entrees, kid’s menu, a great craft brew selection & more.

Newly renovated restaurant, lodge & condos., 802-


Liquid Art

Forget about the polar vortex for a while

and relax in the warm atmosphere at Liquid

Art. Look for artfully served lattes from

their La Marzocco espresso machine, or if

you want something stronger, try their signature cocktails. Serving breakfast,

lunch and dinner, they focus on healthy fare and provide you with a delicious

meal different than anything else on the mountain.

Coffee Roasters

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1946 US Route 4, Killington, VT



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JAX Food & Games

Killington’s hometown bar offering weekly

live entertainment, incredible food and an

extensive selection of locally crafted beers.

Locals favorite menu items include homemade

soups of the day, burgers, nachos, salads and daily specials. #seeyouatjax (802) 422-5334


Thurs. - Mon. 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Check out our NEW dining area!

All butter from scratch bakery making

breads, bagels, croissants, cakes and more.

Now serving soup, salad and sandwiches....

seating with Wifi and AC.

Lookout Tavern

Celebrating 20 years of fun, friends and good

times here in Killington! Everything from soup

to nuts for lunch and dinner; juicy burgers, fresh

salads, delicious sandwiches and K-Town’s best

wings. Your first stop after a full day on the Mountain

for a cold beer or specialty drink and a great

meal! 802-422-5665

5501 US Route 4 • Killington, VT 05751


Breakfast • Pastries • Coffee • Lunch • Cakes • Special Occasions

All entrées include two sides

and soup or salad

• A Farm to Table Restaurant

• Handcut Steaks, Filets & Fish

• All Baking Done on Premises

• Over 20 wines by the glass

• Great Bar Dining

• Freshly made pasta

Sundays half price wines by the glass

WED, THURS & SUN - 5:00 - 9:00

FRI & SAT - 5:00 - 10:30

“The locally favored spot for consistently

good, unpretentious fare.”

-N.Y. Times

422-4030 • 2820 KILLINGTON RD.


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Wellness Studio


household goods

77 Wales St

Petra O’Neill | (802)345-5244 |



For 55 years this Killington icon

has served up more fresh food and

good times than we can count. From

local ingredients to craft beer and

cocktails, the Wobbly serves up the

best of Killington and MORE.


health and beauty

May you be happy,

May you be healthy,

May you flow through life

with joy and ease.

Mountain Merchant

Killington’s new deli, grocery and beer

cave. Serving breakfast and a full deli

menu daily. Mountain Merchant also offers

the area’s largest beer cave with over 500+ choices, a variety of everyday

grocery items and the only gas on the Access Road. (802) 422-CAVE

Mountain Top Inn

Whether staying overnight or visiting for

the day, Mountain Top’s Dining Room &

Tavern serve delicious cuisine amidst one

of Vermont’s best views. A mix of locally

inspired and International cuisine – including salads, seafood, poultry and a

new steakhouse menu - your taste buds are sure to be satisfied. Choose from

12 Vermont craft brews on tap.Warm up by the terrace fire pit after dinner! A

short drive from Killington., 802-483-2311.


Voted the best ribs and burger in Killington,

Moguls is a great place for the whole

family. Soups, onion rings, mozzarella

sticks, chicken fingers, buckets of chicken

wings, salads, subs and pasta are just some of the food that’s on the menu.

Free shuttle and take away and delivery options are available. (802) 422-4777


Chef-owned since 1992, Peppino’s offers

Neapolitan cuisine at its finest:

pasta, veal, chicken, seafood, steak,

and flatbreads. If you want it, Peppino’s

has it! Aprés-hour daily features half price appetizers and flatbreads.

For reservations, call 802-422-3293.

Great Breakfast Menu

Mimosas ~ Bellinis ~ Bloody Marys

Pickle Barrel

The house that rocks Killington is the largest

and most exciting venue in town. With

4 bars, 3 levels and 2 stages, The Pickle Barrel offers 1 legendary party featuring

live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Dining options include

pizza, chicken wings, chicken tenders and French fries.




Red Clover Inn

Farm to Table Vermont Food and Drinks.

Thursday night Live Jazz. Monday

night Chef Specials. Open Thursday to

Monday, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. 7 Woodward

Road, Mendon, VT. 802-775-2290,


Rosemary’s will be open Thursday 5-8

pm and Friday-Saturday 6-9 p.m. during

World Cup weekend serving a delightful

menu of fresh and superbly seasoned selections. Built around an indoor

boulder, we also feature an illuminated boulder garden view, and photographs

capturing the Inn’s history. Chef Reggie Serafin , blends the flavors of Ireland

with those of countryside New England created with a host of fresh local Vermont

and New England seafood products. We take pride in serving you only

the best quality, and supporting the local farmers. Reservations Appreciated.

(802) 775-7181

Seward’s Dairy

If you’re looking for something truly

unique and Vermont, check out Seward

Dairy Bar. Serving classic homemade

food including hamburgers, steaks, chicken, sandwiches and seafood. Craving

something a little sweeter? Check out their own homemade 39 flavors of

ice cream. Vermont products also sold. (802) 773-2738.





Open Friday-Monday at 7 A.M.

923 KILLINGTON RD. 802-422-4411

follow us on Facebook and Instagram @back_country_cafe

The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 FOOD MATTERS • 41

MARCH 21 2020

bear mountain at

killington resort

30 exclusive collaboration beers

An all outdoor winter themed festival

Fire pits, food trucks, and music

100+ beer offered in 3, 6, or 9 oz pours

tickets on sale at

One Day, Two Sessions

$45 Ticket or $134 Combo Lift Pass and Festival Ticket

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42 • The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019


Gift Shop



Open Daily for

Lunch & Dinner













happy hour 3-6p.m.




(802) 773-2738

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner



Celebrating our 74th year!

Open Daily 6:30 a.m.









Sushi Yoshi

Sushi Yoshi is Killington’s true culinary adventure.

With Hibachi, Sushi, Chinese and Japanese, we

have something for every age and palate. Private

Tatame rooms and large party seating available.

We boast a full bar with 20 craft beers on

draft. Lunch and dinner available seven days a week. We are chef-owned

and operated. Delivery or take away option available. Now open year round. (802) 422-4241



“Jones Donuts and Bakery is a

must stop if you reside or simply

come to visit Rutland. They have

been an institution in the community

and are simply the best.”

open wed. - sun. 5 to 12

closed mon. + tues.

Sugar and Spice

Stop on by to Sugar and Spice for a home style

breakfast or lunch served up right. Try six different

kinds of pancakes and/or waffles or order up

some eggs and home fries. For lunch they offer

a Filmore salad, grilled roast beef, burgers and

sandwiches. Take away and deck dining available. (802) 773-7832.

23 West St, Rutland


Wobbly Barn

Well-known, distinguished dining is the trademark

of the Wobbly Barn - featuring the finest beef, enhanced

by a tempting variety of chops, seafood

and our renowned soup, salad and fresh bread bar. Plus, our celebrated nightclub

boosts the best live entertainment, parties and dancing on the mountain.

The Wobbly Barn is truly Killington’s home for Good Time Dining & High Altitude

Entertainment! (802) 422-6171, 2229 Killington Rd., Killington VT

Mario the Maker Magician takes the

stage at Town Hall Theater

Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.—MIDDLE-

BURY—Town Hall Theater in Middlebury presents

Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese, a New

York-based, touring family performer known

for his handmade robotic creations, upcycled

props and new school slapstick


It’s magic through the lens of the

Maker Movement! As seen on Sesame

Street, Sprout, and live on tour with David

Blaine, Mario’s show is an upbeat,

hilarious and a very interactive experience

that leaves children and families

inspired to nurture their own creative

paths. Blaine called him “the best kids’

magician in the world!”

Show times are 1 pm and 4 pm.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for

youth (plus fees). Discounts are available

for groups of four or more. Tickets can be

purchased at, over the

phone at 802-382-9222, or in person at the box

office. The box office is located at 68 South Pleasant

Street in Middlebury, open Monday to Saturday

from noon to 5 p.m.



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The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 • 43

The Pickle Barrel throws World Cup

finale party featuring Twiddle

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.—KIL-

LINGTON— The Pickle Barrel

Nightclub and Whistlepig Whiskey

are excited to host the World Cup

finale party featuring Sunday’s race

day headliner, Twiddle, on Sunday,

Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

The show will close out the weekend

of festivities - which features

world class ski racing and special

musical guests - and offer fans an

exclusive experience with Twiddle

in an intimate setting of the Pickle

Barrel Nightclub.

Patrons will be able to keep the

energy alive with an extended concert

by the beloved band. Sponsors

including Red Bull and Pacifico will

also be supporting the event with

drinks on site for purchase. A limited

amount of tickets will be available

to the general public and will go on

sale starting Tuesday, November 12

20th annual holiday

silent auction kicks off at

Fletcher Memorial Library

Monday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.—LUDLOW—Fletcher Memorial

Library will host the 20th Holiday Silent Auction

beginning on Dec. 2 and running through Dec. 13. The

auction will include plenty of bidding, music by Sammy

Blanchette, and a visit from

Santa. Refreshments will be


Donations are now

being accepted, including

new merchandise,

gift certificates, antique

items, and, of course,

cash. Event is held at 88

Main Street in Ludlow. For

more info visit



at 10 a.m.

“From the first time Twiddle

played in our venue 11 years ago, it’s

been wonderful to watch this band

grow and it is an honor to welcome

them back to our stage,” Chris Karr,

president of the Pickle Barrel Nightclub,


Twiddle hails from the dorms of

Castleton University in western Vermont.

Members Mahali Savoulidis,

Ryan Dempsey, Brook Jordan, and

Zdenek Gubb, all share a passion

for jamming and an appreciation

for instrumental music. The group’s

hazy mood and bubbly energy

derives from a blend of jazz, rock,

bluegrass, and reggae. From swaggering

guitar solos to reggae hooks

that take fans to the far away tropics,

Twiddle solidifies the genre fusion

that is known throughout the world.

Each performance emphasizes the

jammy, sunny reggae vibes the band

has always loved.

In addition to the final party of

World Cup weekend, The White

Light Foundation, which benefits

various charitable organizations

that are meaningful to the band,

will be partnering with Twiddle. For

every ticket purchased, an additional

one dollar will be donated to

the Foundation and the community

causes they support. White Light is

focused on supporting organizations

through various community


Fans looking to enjoy the show

can snag tickets only at

for $38.10 including

$1 for The Whitelight Foundation.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and this is a

21+ only show. For more information

about the event, visit

Help light up Brandon’s

Memory Tree

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m.—BRANDON— Start the

holiday season off with this meaningful and enduring

tradition of remembrance. Donations of $1 per name in

memory of your loved ones will help light Brandon’s

Memory Tree. Names will also be printed in the local


Please send a check made out to Brandon Area Chamber

of Commerce (BACC) and mail to BACC, PO Box 267,

Brandon VT 05733. Names may also be dropped off at

Carr’s Florist & Gifts. Make sure to include your name and

phone number and the name(s) of loved ones.

Due to the ongoing Segment 6 construction project,

singing and lighting of the Memory Tree on Sunday, Dec.

1, 2019 beginning at 3:30 pm, will be held in front of the

town hall.

For more information, contact the Brandon Area

Chamber of Commerce at 247-6401 or visit


Mid-way up Killington Access Rd.


Classic Italian Cuisine

Old World Tradition

~ Since 1992 ~

fresh. simple.


1/2 price appetizers

& flaTbreads

from 4-5 p.m.


Everyday @ 4 p.m.

closed Thanksgiving Day

Come to our sugarhouse fot the

best breakfast around!

After breakfast, check out

our gift shop for all your

souvenier, gift, and maple

syrup needs. We look forward

to your visit!

Serving Breakfast & Lunch

7a.m. - 2p.m. daily

Breakfast all day!

Sugar & Spice Restaurant & Gift Shop

Rt. 4 Mendon, VT

802-773-7832 |

Thanks for

Designating a Driver,

Responsibility Matters.

pasta | veal

Chicken | seafood

steak | flatbreads

For reservations


First on the Killington Road


The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019




Killington 2019-2020 Event Schedule


Audi FIS Ski World Cup,

November 29-December 1


Freeskier Demo, December 14


Newschoolers Tell A Friend Tour, January 4

Mini Shred Madness, January 11


Vans HiStandard Series, February 1-2

Ski Vermont Specialty Food Day, February 8

Subaru Winterfest, February 21-23


Slash and Berm Banked Slalom, March 6-8

Red Bull Slide in Tour, March 7

Hibernation Park Jam, March 15

Vermont Brewers Festival, March 21

Back Country Base Camp, March 28-29

K-1 Lodge Teardown Party, March 29


Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge, April 4

Dazed & Defrosted Festival, April 11

Worm Bermer Slalom, April 27


May Day Slalom Race, May 1

Visit for more details

The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 HOMELIGHT WORLD CUP • 45

Mikaela Shiffrin is off to a great start

Shiffrin won the first Slalom race of the season, took second in Giant Slalom

Giant Slalom

Soelden, AUT

Oct. 26, 2019

1. Alice Robinson

2. Mikaela Shiffrin

3. Tessa Worley


Levi, FIN

Nov. 23, 2019

1. Mikaela Shiffrin

2. Wendy Holdener

3. Katharina Truppe

Record breaking skier Mikaela Shiffrin has broken

another record ahead of the Killington World Cup


Shiffrin, who grew up in Colorado and attended

Burke Mountain Academy in

Vermont, won a World Cup

slalom race in Finland Nov.

23, taking her 41st Slalom

title and breaking the record

held by Ingemar Stenmark of


Shiffrin won a reindeer

following the race and

named it Ingemar.

“I have this record to my name—a milestone that

I never in my wildest dreams though I would achieve

when I was younger—but all I could think was, Ingemar

was better. I don’t see it as ‘breaking his record,’ I

am just continuing it,” Shiffrin said after the race on



Shiffrin breaks another record

“I have this record to my

name—a milestone that I

never in my wildest dreams

though I would achieve when I

was younger,” Shiffrin said.

World Cup: Mikaela Shiffrin continues to dominate. After making the podium in the first two races of the seaon, she’ll test her skills at Killington.

from page 1

Outdoor concerts, fireworks and movie premiers will

punctuate the races. Friday night Recycled Percussion

kicks off the event at 4 p.m., D.J. Logic will play after

the first Giant Slalom run on Saturday, and Vermont

headliner Grace Potter will take the stage after the second

run. Twiddle will entertain crowds between the Slalom

runs Sunday to round out the live entertainment line up.

All concerts will be performed at the festival village at the

base of Superstar.

Shiffrin’s success last season

It’s hard to fully comprehend the record-breaking

season Mikaela Shiffrin had last year. The 24-year-old,

who graduated from Vermont’s Burke Mountain

Academy in 2013, set a number of records. She

blew past Vreni Schneider’s record of 14 World Cup

wins in a season in early March and then went on

to rack up two more wins for a new record of 17 in

a season. To put that in perspective, Shiffrin won

every World Cup or World Championship Slalom

race she entered but one, where she finished


Following early season success at the

Killington World Cup last year, where she won

the Slalom event, Mikaela Shiffrin went on to have

her biggest seasons since she made her World Cup

debut at 15 years old at Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech

Republic, in 2011. Shiffrin

won her first Super-G last

December at Lake Louise

in Alberta, Canada and

Shiffri n is set to compete in the Giant Slalom and

Slalom World Cup races in Killington Nov. 30 and Dec.

1, respectively.

While Shiffrin is most decorated for her Slalom

accomplishments, she was

also the overall winner of

the Giant Slalom last season

(in addition to the being the

overall Champion).

This season, she took second

in the only Giant Slalom

race of the season thus far.

But Shiffrin has never

won the Giant Slalom race at

Killington. She placed second in 2017, her only time

podiuming at the home town race in Giant Slalom

(see page 61 for full results from past year’s Killington


Could this be the year Shiffrin sees a double win at

Killington? Maybe!

By Paul Holmes

Mikaela Shiffrin is the favorite to win the Slalom and has

a good chance of making the podium in Giant Slalom, too.

became the first athlete in FIS Ski World Cup history to win in

all six disciplines.

“It was one of my big goals to win in every discipline when I

first started racing!” Shiffrin said in a statement last year.

In all, Shiffrin won:

2019 Overall World Cup Champion

2019 Giant Slalom World Cup Champion

2019 Super-G World Cup Champion

2019 Slalom World Cup Champion

In addition to her four crystal globes, including the overall

World Cup, she earned the most points — 2,204 points — of

the season, second all-time only to Slovenia’s Tina Maze’s

legendary season of 2,414 points in 2012-13.

Additionally, she won her sixth Slalom overall crystal

globe in her seventh year of competing. She won 19 of the

29 World Cup or World Championship races she entered

this season and podiumed in 24 of those. She had her 60th

career win, which puts her in fifth for in all-time World Cup

wins — 26 wins behind Ingemar Stenmark and 22 behind

Lindsay Vonn. And she became the first ski racer to earn $1

million in prize money in a single season.

Her dominance in the sport, coupled with

the tenacity and passion she brings

to every race, has made her an

inspiration to thousands. In fact,

the Mikaela Shiffrin Fan Club has

grown to more than 40,000 fans on


Katy Savage and Lisa Lynn

By Paul Holmes contributed to this report.


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How to get to the

Killington World Cup

Parking and transportation options are plentiful

KILLINGTON— Attendance as well as parking is free for spectators at the Killington

Cup this weekend. Guests staying at a property on Killington Road are encouraged to

use the free shuttle and those staying in condominiums on East Mountain Road will

have their own shuttle service available.

Guests driving to Killington – whether you’re here for the event or skiing and riding –

are encouraged to park and shuttle from Skyeship or Pico Mountain parking lots along

Route 4.

Area shuttles available in the following lots, Saturday and Sunday:

• Snowshed Lodge – Shuttles running from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. approximately

every 15 minutes

• Ramshead Lodge – Shuttles running from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. approximately

every 15 minutes

• Skyeship Gondola Park and Ride (Route 4) – Shuttles running from 6:30 a.m. – 6

p.m. approximately every 20 minutes

• Pico Mountain Park and Ride (Route 4) - Shuttles running from 6:30 a.m. – 6

p.m. approximately every 20 minutes

• Killington Road Parking Areas: The Pickle Barrel, The Wobbly Barn, Auxiliary

Lot across from The Foundry – Shuttles running from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. approximately

every 15 minutes.

Only those with Parking Passes (purchased prior to the event) will have access to

K-1 parking and Vale Lot parking. Shuttles at these lots will run approximately every 10

minutes from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Additional transportation options:

Diamond Express Bus: Servicing Rutland/Route 4 East/Killington Road/K-1 Lodge

& World Cup Venue/Snowshed Lodge/Grand Resort Hotel. Service approximately

every half-hour 5:15 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.

Killington Road shuttle: Servicing Killington Road between the intersection of Killington

& West Hill roads/K-1 Lodge & World Cup Venue. Service approximately every

15 minutes 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Wave driver for service.)

For more information visit

The Festival Village will

be at the base of Superstar,

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Saturday, Nov. 30

7 a.m. Festival Village opens

9 a.m. Opening ceremony parade

featuring VARA athletes

9:45 a.m. Giant Slalom run 1

1 p.m. Giant Slalom run 2

Award ceremony will immediately follow

Sunday, Dec. 1

7 a.m. Festival Village opens

9 a.m. Opening ceremony parade

featuring USSA Eastern Division athletes

9:45 a.m. Slalom run 1

1 p.m. Slalom run 2

Award ceremony will immediately follow

Official World Cup events

All events take place at Killington

Resort base areas, unless

otherwise noted.

9:45 a.m.

Giant Slalom run 1 on

Superstar Trail

By Katy Savage

Friday, Nov. 29

2 p.m.

Meet Team Sweden courtesy of Bliz

& VARA. Mahogany Room in the

K1 Lodge

2 p.m.

Festival Village opens

at K-1 Base Area

4 p.m.

Live Music with Recycled Percussion,

Festival Village, K-1 Base Area

5:45 p.m.

Athlete bib presentation,

Festival Village, K-1 Base Area

Fireworks immediately following

bib presentation Festival Village,

Immediately following run 1

Live performance by DJ Logic

at Festival Village, K-1 Base Area

1 p.m.

Giant Slalom run 2

on Superstar Trail

Immediately following run 2


at finish area, Superstar Trail

Following awards

Live performance by Grace Potter

at Festival Village, K-1 Base Area

7 p.m.

Warren Miller Entertainment's

"Timeless” movie premiere

at Snowshed Base Lodge

By Paul Holmes

K-1 Base Area

7 p.m.

TGR's "Winterland" movie


at Snowshed Base Lodge

Sunday, Dec. 1

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Festival Village is open

at K-1 Base Area


Saturday, Nov. 30

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Festival Village is open

at K-1 Base Area

9 a.m.

Opening parade with

Eastern USSA ski clubs

at Festival Village, K-1 Base Area

9:45 a.m.

Slalom run 1

on Superstar Trail

By Robin Alberti

9 a.m.

Opening parade with VARA ski

racers at Festival Village, K-1 Base


Immediately following run 1

Live performance by Twiddle

at Festival Village, K-1 Base Area

1 p.m.

Slalom run 2

on Superstar Trail

Immediately following run 2


at finish area, Superstar Trail

By Angelo Lynn

**Schedule subject to change.

By Paul Holmes


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DJ Logic

Don't miss the FREE outdoor concerts in the Festival Village area Friday, Saturday

and Sunday. Friday, Recycled Percussion will perform at the Festival Village before

the athlete bib presentation and fireworks, starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, DJ Logic will

perform after the first run and Grace Potter will perform following the second run.

Then on Sunday, Twiddle will perform after the first run, capping off the event’s live

entertainment schedule.

By Jerry Leblond

Recycled Percussion

Since his emergence in

the early 1990s, DJ Logic,

based in New York City,

has been amassing a

number of collaborations.

He’s known for combining

music genres — especially

jazz and hip hop.

DJLogic is known to

freestyle MC with Afro-

Cuban rhythms and he

remixes tracks for rock

bands such as Moon Taxi,

for example. The context

of his work varies, but DJ

Logic’s spinning skills have

earned him notoriety.


Nov. 30

After GS run 1


Nov. 29

4 p.m.

Recycled Percussion founder Justin

Spencer formed the band for a

high school talent show in 1995.

Spencer saw recycled buckets being

played on the subways of New York

City and decided to take the idea


The band, based in Manchester,

New Hampshire, took off in

1999 and began touring the

country in 2001.

Recycled Percussion placed

third on season 4 of “America’s

Got Talent” in 2009 and had, at

the time, placed the highest of any

non-singing acts to compete in the

series’ history.

During every show, the band mixes

their buckets, power tools and

anything else they can find to beat

their sticks on.

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Grace Potter


Nov. 30

After GS run 2


Dec. 1

After SL run 1


Twiddle is an American rock band with

local roots.

Twiddle formed at the former Castleton

State College in 2004 with bandmates

Mihali Savoulidis (guitar, vocals), Ryan

Dempsey (keyboards, vocals), Zdenek

Gubb (bass, vocals), and Brook Jordan

(drums, percussion, vocals).

Their latest album, “PLUMP,” released

in 2017, was recorded over a two-year

span with legendary producer Ron St.


“So many fans have shared how these

songs carried them through very

difficult times, and that alone makes

this all worth it,” said Jordan, Twiddle’s

percussionist and vocalist.

Twiddle released its debut album, “The

Natural Evolution of Consciousness,”

in 2007, showcasing the band’s

eclectic inspirations. The

songs from their latest

album speak about

growing up and hark

back to Twiddle


from 2004-2005,

when Savoulidis

and Dempsey were

collaborating in their

freshman dorms at


Over the years, Vermont born musician Grace

Potter has developed a successful working

relationship with country music star Kenny

Chesney. Her collaboration with Chesney

on “You And Tequila” earned Potter her first

Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/

Group Performance.

Potter has also collaborated with the Flaming

Lips. In 2012, Potter and The Flaming Lips

released “My Mechanical Friend,” which Potter

also wrote, for the companion soundtrack to

Disney and Tim Burton’s film “Frankenweenie.”

Potter released her acclaimed album "Midnight"

in 2015. Potter’s newest and much anticipated

album "Daylight," was released Oct. 25, 2019.


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70th Warren Miller film to debut in Killington, Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.—KILL-

INGTON—The only constant is change,

but winter stoke is eternal. After seven

decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding,

Warren Miller Entertainment

can confirm that nothing compares to

the anticipation of another season in the


Saturday, kickoff winter with Warren

Miller’s 70th film, “Timeless,” and adventure

from the slopes of the Rockies to the

rooftops of the Alps alongside top athletes,

including Vermont native Jim Ryan. All

moviegoers will receive discounts on lift

tickets, gear, swag, and more. It’s more

than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an

experience, 70 years in the making.

For more information visit

The Killington premiere at Snowshed

Lodge at 7 p.m. is hosted by the Killington

Ski Club. Tickets are $15 and can be

By Cam McLeod

By SkyScope

‘Timeless’ confirms that the joys of winter are eternal

purchased ahead of time at the Killington

Ski Club, Peak Performance and First Stop

Ski Shops. If available, tickets can also be

purchased day of show at Snowshed. For

ticket info email


Much of the world has changed since

Warren Miller started making ski films in

1949, but the passion of snowriders across

the globe has stayed the same. Timeless

emulates the enduring spirit of winter and

gives a deserving nod to the past seven decades

of ski cinematography, while looking

toward the future. Get ready to kick

off your winter with a cast of fresh faces,

inspirational locales, plenty of laughs and

camaraderie, and a classic blend of the

new and old.

“It’s incredible, looking at the fact that

this is number 70,” said narrator Jonny

Moseley. “Every year I still get that same

Warren Miller > 55

TGR’S ‘Winterland’

movie premieres at

Killington, Friday

Friday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.—KILLINGTON—Teton

Gravity Research is coming to Killington’s Snowshed

Base Lodge for the winter kick-off party of the

year. Join in to get hyped for the coming season

with their new feature length ski and snowboard

film, “Winterland.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30

p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for ages 16

and under, and will support the Pico Ski Club. As

always, there will be prize giveaways. Plus, everyone

in attendance will have a shot at the tour grand

prizes - including trips to Sierra Nevada’s beer

camp in California, a trip to TGR’s hometown Jackson

Hole Mountain Resort, and more.

You can find TGR all weekend long with their

infamous TGR Stokemobile in the Homelight Killington

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By Ian Anderson

A skier pulls a back flip in

Silverton, Colorado.

By Matt Hardy

Austrian cliff drop.

Warren Miller: 70 years in the making, “Timeless” is timeless


from page 55

feeling I got when I was a kid watching ski movies. I enjoy watching them now more than

ever, and that is what “‘Timeless’ celebrates.”

From the mountains of British Columbia, across the steeps of the Colorado Rockies, to

the rooftop of the European Alps, Timeless explores winter stoke around the globe. Along

for the ride are more new athletes than ever before, including female phenom and Jackson

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“Every year I still get that

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same feeling I got when I was

a kid watching ski movies,”

says narrator Jonny Moseley.

“Timeless” will travel across the U.S. to more than 100 cities during the 2019 National

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Looking back

A review of 2018-19 season results for Slalom and Giant Slalom races

By Katy Savage

The 2018 Killington Cup drew an

estimated 39,000 people to the area over

Thanksgiving weekend, breaking an

attendance record since the World Cup

debuted at Killington Resort in 2016.

It’s estimated 30,000 attended the

event in 2016 and 34,000 in 2017.

Last year, American

favorite, Mikaela

Shiffrin, who attended

Burke Mountain

Academy in Vermont,

took home first

place in Slalom, with

a combined time

of 1 minute, 43.25

seconds to take the

win over Petra Vlhova of Slovakia by 0.57

seconds. Frida Hansdotter of Sweden

finished third.

“I could hear the crowd the whole

second run, from the start to the finish,”

Shriffin said after her run last year. “The

crowd really carried me down the hill,

and it’s just amazing to race here in front

of everybody. The atmosphere is incredible.”

The day before her win in Slalom,

Shiffrin was just edged off the podium

in Giant Slalom when she took fourth

place. Federica Brignone of Italy earned

first, followed by Ragnhild Mowinckel

of Norway and Stephanie Brunner of


Killington has already announced

that the World Cup will return to the

resort in 2020.

“Showcasing Killington and the state

of Vermont to the international ski

community... has us and the entire

surrounding community bursting

with pride,” said Mike Solimano.

“Showcasing Killington and the

state of Vermont to the international

ski community for a third year in a

row, has us and the entire surrounding

community bursting with pride,” said

Mike Solimano, president and general

manager of Killington Resort and

Pico Mountain. “Everyone involved,

from volunteers to groomers, put on

another great showing for athletes and

spectators. We’re very much looking

forward to keeping this event on the

East Coast next year.”

Past podiums at the Killington Cup

2018 Giant Slalom

1. 1:51.33

Federica Brignone, ITA

2. 1:51.82

Ragnhild Mowinckel, NOR

3. 1:52.11

Stephanie Brunner, AUT

2018 Slalom

1. 1:43.25

Mikaela Shiffrin, USA

2. 1:43.82

Petra Vlhova, SVK

3. 1:44.33

Frida Hansdotter, SWE

2017 Giant Slalom

1. 1:57.63

Viktoria Rebensburg, GER

2. 1:58.30

Mikaela Shiffrin, USA

3. 1:59.12

Manuela Moelgg, ITA

2017 Slalom

1. 1:40.91

Mikaela Shiffrin, USA

2. 1:42.55

Petra Vlhova, SVK

3. 1:43.58

Bernadette Schild, AUT

2016 Giant Slalom

1. 1:59.26

Tessa Worley, FRA

2. 2:00.06

Nina Loeseth, NOR

3. 2:00.37

Sofia Goggia, ITA

2016 Slalom

1. 1:27.95

Mikaela Shiffrin, USA

2. 1:28.68

Veronika Velez Zuzulova,


3. 1:28.81

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Spencer Wood: Big stage races in a small town

As the ski racing world arrives

in Killington this week, we who ski

and ride here look up and see our

local ski hill transformed

into an amazing

scene. Flags from

around the world line

the grandstands and

a huge VIP structure

takes over the party

scene at the Umbrella

Bar. The crowds roar

and cheer for hours,

national music acts

take the stage and

the best skiers in the

world huddle at the

top of the Skye Peak,

waiting for their start. But what’s it

like to be a World Cup skier, placing

your poles over the wand and

trying to focus on the course while

thousands of fans scream your

name? Instead of just wondering,

I sat down with current Paralympics

Alpine National

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Team Member and

2018 Paralympian

Spencer Wood.

Born and raised

in Pittsfield,Wood

said he absolutely

loves when fans get involved as

they do at the Killington World


“It elevates the athlete to want

to achieve more and try harder,”

Wood said.

Of competing at the 2018 Paralympics

in Pyongyang, South Korea,

Wood said that “the course was

no different, but the stakes were

higher, so it does make it harder to

tune all that out, to not look at the

olympic banners everywhere and

focus only on the course.”

While he didn’t get on the

podium in Pyongyang, Wood

learned some good life lessons and

recommitted himself to a strenuous

schedule for the next four

years. Currently a full time student

at the University of Boulder in

Colorado, Wood has already started

his training preparations for the

2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing,

China, and is disappointed that he

will be unable to attend the races

on the Superstar glacier this year

due to training schedule conflicts.

Don’t worry, though, he surprised

his mom by coming home for

Thanksgiving last week instead!

As for growing up skiing on

the East Coast? Wood says it only

makes you better.

“Skiing five days a week in harsh

conditions at Killington? You get

used to it. Standing at the top of an

icy course is exciting for me,” he

said, adding, “I’m not West Coast


Wood, the son of two long-time

Killington Resort employees,

both of whom got their start at

the company teaching skiing, is

definitely “Pittsfield Proud.” In

fact, Wood said that there must be

something in the water, and mentioned

several other high

level athletes who were

also raised on the west

bank of the Tweed River,

including U.S. Alpine Ski

Team Olympian Chelsea

Marshall, pro downhill

mountain bike racer

Mazie Hayden and collegiate

cyclocross racer

Andrew Borden. When

asked what he wishes he

could have brought with

him from Vermont to Colorado,

Wood was quick to

answer: Joyce and Roger Stevens,

the owners of the famed PittStop

Gas Station. “Knowing the people

who provide your goods and services,”

Wood explained, “teaches

you that it’s important to rely on

one another.”

“Knowing the people who provide your goods

and services,” Wood explained, “teaches you

that it’s important to rely on one another.”

It’s that small town feel that

Wood misses the most as he travels

the world for ski races. “Killington

isn’t a big community,” Wood

explained, “but one where you see

the same faces every day.”

For young Wood growing up,

that meant feeling comfortable

in his surroundings and being

confident to just be himself. He

spoke fondly of his years on the

Sharks, the Killington Rec Department

summer swim team

based in the town pool, where he

learned how to be a teammate. No

one was “gunning for you,” Wood

said. It was more like being part of

a “group of individuals,” respected

and supported by members of the


As I listened to Wood describe

his years with the Sharks, I realized

that he was describing exactly

what happens at the Killington

World Cup.

As the 30,000 fans watch from

the bottom of Preston’s Pitch, we

don’t just cheer for Mikaela, Tessa

or Alice, gunning for the others

to catch a tip or slip out around a

turn. Instead, we cheer loudly for

every single skier that slides into

that starting gate –

and we don’t leave

until the final racer

has crossed the finish


Maybe that’s

what makes Killington

such a special stop on the

Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup

tour – we bring that small town

feel to the biggest race of the

season. Or maybe, just maybe

… there’s just something in the



Spencer Wood stands at the top of a race course in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

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2018 Killington Cup

a pictoral review

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The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019

Real estate boom: Killington real estate demand and sales are booming. Four season investment and short-term rental revenue are factors.


from page 1

data, noted Prestige broker Heidi Bomogen.

“The market has been strong across the board:

homes, condos, and land. The number of homes sold

was up 18 percent with the average sale price rising 39

percent. The number of condos sold was up 37 percent

with the average sale price rising 30 percent. The

number of land parcels sold was up 38 percent with

the average sale price rising 418 percent,” Bomogen

reported of the three-quarter-year data.

As of Nov. 25, Bomengen reported 33 single family

homes, 23 condos and 22 lots on the market.

“It’s a hot, sellers’ market finally! Demand is strong.

Inventory is very low, particularly for condos.

“There is also a shortage of houses in the $500-700K

range. One-third of the houses currently listed are

over $1,350,000,” she stated.

Brokers busier than ever

“In my 16-year career, this is by far the busiest I

have ever been, and it is completely a sellers market.

Over the past two years the real estate market has

transitioned from a buyer’s market to the sellers’ market

we are currently in,” commented Bret Williamson,

owner/broker of Killington Valley Real Estate.

Williamson said 60% of his sales have been condos,

noting they are at the lowest inventory levels he’s seen.

“As of today there are currently 24 full ownership condos

on the market where as a year-and-a-half to two

years ago you would have had 100,” he said.

“There is a need for more inventory for condos and

single family homes. I am seeing an increase in land

sales and listings as well, which makes sense as land

was very slow in past years. As the market has gained

momentum, land listings are popping back up and

starting to sell,” he added.

As for prices, Williamson said he has had “listings

and sales ranging from the mid-$100,000s to over a

million,” adding he has seen “a fair amount of requests

to view homes over the $1 million mark and that caliber

house has a fair amount of listings currently.”

Williamson also reported that Killington Valley’s

traditionally strong winter seasonal rental market has

continued. “Recently the summer rentals market has

grown so listing properties for summer has been a

market that is growing, too,” he added.

Ski Country broker Tricia Carter said, “People are

coming out of the woodwork.” Sellers are asking for

the values on their properties while buyers are looking

for properties with cash flows, etcetera. “I almost

feel like it is back in the 1980s when there was new

construction going on

and real estate activity

was booming,” she


Kyle Kershner,

broker/owner of

Killington Pico Realty

echoed Carter’s

observation, noting,

“We’ve been straight

out. It’s actually slowed down a little since Columbus

Day, but from July to October was just unbelievable.”

Kershner said that demand had picked up a year

ago and, as of Oct. 9 of this year, he personally had the

most contracts pending (signed but not yet closed)

at one time in his 19-year career. Similarly, his company

and KPR broker Jessica Posch also had the most

contracts pending.

He observed that sales in Killington and nearby

towns have been increasing year-over-year for several

years, but better demand hadn’t turned into appreciation

in the past, adding the 2008 economic downturn

had resulted in a 35 percent depreciation in property


“The median sales prices remained flat until 2017

which was the first time we saw a jump. Since that

Clients ... ask about a property’s ability

to being used for short-term rentals,

Kershner reported, noting many want to

use their vacation property but also have

rentals to help with expenses.

Courtesy of Presige Real Estate

A chart shows year-to-date real estate sales in millions of dollars in Killington from 2011 to the present 2019.

time, we’ve seen two years of double digit appreciation,”

Kershner noted, adding that the medium price

of condos is up 16 percent (as of Nov. 21) over last year.

Appreciation extends to units at the Killington Grand

Hotel, which he said is reported to be the second highest

traffic [occupancy] hotel in the state of Vermont.

He also said buyers are not looking for fixer uppers

but rather updated and upgraded properties that are

ready to move into.

“We’ve transitioned from a seller’s market to a more

balanced market and we’re seeing multiple offers on

the best properties,” he added.

Observing that a rising tide lifts all boats, Kershner

said there have been good sales in surrounding towns.

“One house in Pittsfield saw seven offers in 72 hours,”

with the bidding problem resolved with a deadline.

“In the last 15 years the luxury market in Killington

averaged one $1-million-plus

sale per year,

but we’ve had three in

the last 12 months, including

one home that

sold for $2.4 million,

which was the highest

priced sale in Killington

to date. That says a

lot,” he added, noting

the luxury market has definitely picked up.

Multiple factors drive demand

Williamson said he feels it’s “not one thing in particular

that is responsible but a lot of different factors

that have all helped propel the market to where it is


“I look at the market from different perspectives,

as a parent of two small children, as a business owner,

and as an active participant in the community involved

in various clubs, sports, and board of directors.

Things from the Killington Elementary School being

ranked as one of the best in the state of Vermont to Killington

Mountain School expanding programs offered

to their athletes have both been reasons that certain

sales have closed for me in Killington.

“Killington Resort has been a driving force in the

development of the mountain biking and adventure

center which has also brought a lot of attention to

Killington for the summer months. The [town’s] recreation

department also has fantastic camps for kids

that are well run and a great, value which is another

positive for the area. I remember taking notice a

couple years ago that the market was heating up and

when Killington announced that a $20 million investment

was happening, it was off to the races,” Williamson


Bomengen cited similar reasons for the hot market,

adding that she thinks: “people are feeling financially

secure” and “Killington properties represent a very

good value compared to other ski area real estate, particularly

in comparison to Stowe, Okemo, and Stratton

with whom we compete.”

She also observed there is “a greater appreciation

for what mountain operations can do based on pulling

a World Cup event off during Thanksgiving weekend

multiple years in a row and that people recognize

the investment that Powdr has made, and is continuing

to make, in the mountain in the form of new lifts,

new trail flow, and new lodges.”

Kershner agreed with the foregoing “host of positive

trends,” adding that the addition of the yearround

season pass and Killington Resort’s commitment

to year-round activities have had a very positive

effect. While some ski areas have seen a slowing

market, Kershner said he thinks the local market is

“outperforming,” based on discussions with brokers

from other resorts.

Short-term rentals drive hot market

Noting that the prior busy vacation property market

of 2003 to 2007 was driven in part by the national

“flipping craze” (in turn driven by TV shows) of purchasing

fixer uppers, making changes, and selling for

a profit, Kershner said he thinks the current change to

a hot market in Killington is “driven by the short-term

rentals trend.”

Clients interested in purchasing ask about a

property’s ability to being used for short-term rentals,

he reported, noting many want to use their vacation

property but also have rentals to help with expenses.

Real estate boom, cont. > 65

The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 HOMELIGHT WORLD CUP • 67

Real estate boom, cont: Killington tops national list for best return on your short-term rental investment property, high-end properties also up


from page 58

Observing that “more regulation is

coming,” he said savvy buyers want to

know that a property could qualify for

rentals. They want to know that the fire

marshal would qualify the property for

short-term vacation rental use (or had

already inspected it and approved it).

He also sees buyers who invest in

multiple condos which can be used

for rentals. He attributed that to the

affordable prices, a return on investment,

and the ability for vacation

properties to benefit from the Airbnb,

VRBO, and HomeAway rentals trend.

Kershner buttressed his observation,

noting that a recent VACASA

study — naming the Top 25 markets

for buying a vacation rental — lists

Killington as number two in the

nation. That study (

uses a medium

sales price of $208,828 and Cap rate of

9.3%(a return on investment) as factors

that make Killington so attractive

for investors.

VACASA is the largest vacation rental management

firm in the U.S. The only other ski resort towns on the

list are Big Sky, Montana, at number 10 ($585,000; 5.4

percent cap), Warren, Vermont, near Sugarbush and

Mad River at number 14 ($262,003; 5.3 percent cap)

and Rhododendron in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains

(close to five ski resorts) listed at 20. The majority of

recommended vacation rentals locations are beach or

retirement oriented resorts/towns.

Nate Mastroeni of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International

Real Estate in Rutland concurred with Kershner

Courtesy Killington Pico Realty

This Pittsfield house had seven offers in 72 hours and is under contract.

that short-term rental interest is a major factor for

buyers today.

He said of the out-of-state clients he sees, about

80 percent are looking for vacation property and the

ability to use them for rentals as well as personal ski


There are investment buyers among them, he said,

noting seeing people who own beach as well as mountain

vacation properties.

About 20% of the out-of-staters he works with

are looking for primary homes in Killington for a

lifestyle change, Mastroeni said. The reputations of

the elementary school and ski resort

are draws for families with kids, he

explained, noting one family moved

to the town to foster their youngster’s

moguls dreams of making the Olympics.

He agreed that Killington is an

“affordable resort,” explaining that

condos constitute 70 to 75% of sales,

which keeps the median price down.

But Mastroeni also echoed observations

on more interest in luxury properties,

noting a listing for $3.1 million.

“In Stowe that would be listed for $10

million,” he added, concurring with

others that there are still good values

to be had.

Year-round activity good news

“The sale cycle used to be predictable,”

Williamson observed. “As the

ski season started things would slow

because people had already identified

properties and closed or rented.

Then the search was put on hold until

spring. That model is no longer. Last

year I had closings every month, and

now it seems that people don’t want to miss out,” he


Kershner concurred, saying the traditional slow

times — of people looking between Thanksgiving and

New Years and during mud season — was “a thing of

the past.”

There does not seem to be any sign of the market

slowing with 31 additional sales in Killington since

Oct. 7 according to Prestige data for the town, which

noted the total number of properties on the market in

Killington was just 78, the lowest inventory since 2001.




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68 • PETS

The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019

Rutland County Humane Society


Daisy is a 10-month-old coonhound who will lift your

spirits. She came to us from Virginia and just enjoyed her

first Vermont snow storm. She loves to run, play, cuddle and

will give you free singing concerts! Daisy does need some

obedience work, but with her love of food training her will

be fun! Daisy does well with playful dogs, but needs a feline

free home. The shelter will not be open on Wednesday the

27th and Thursday the 28th, but will reopen on Friday.

This pet is available for adoption at

Springfield Humane Society

401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT• (802) 885-3997

Wed. - Sat. 12-4:30p.m. Closed Sun. Mon. Tues

MICKEY - 15-year-old

spayed female. Domestic

Short Hair. Gray. I may be

an older girl, but I still have

a lot of spring in my step.

ANDY - 4-year-old neutered

male. Domestic Short Hair.

Black. I am very playful,

and my favorite toys are

the balls with bells in them.

CHLOE - 7-year-old

spayed female. Domestic

Short Hair. Black. I am currently

making friends with

the visitors who have been

coming in to see me.

URUSLA - 4-year-old

spayed female. Domestic

Short Hair. Tortoiseshell. I

am a lovely girl and I do like

to talk, so if you would like

to come have a conversation

I am ready to chat with


DON - 3-year-old neutered

male. Domestic Short Hair.

Black. I am very shy so it

might be best that I go to a

quiet home.

CARMEN - I love treats and

have a very gentle mouth

when taking them. I know

Sit, Shake and Lay Down.


I’m an 8-year-old spayed female. I came to Lucy Mackenzie

after being in a home where I was very loved. I’ll carry

that love with me now wherever I go, and I can’t wait to meet

my new family to bring it into my new home! It’s not just

humans that I like to be around — I also like being around

dogs, too….you know, as long as they like being around me,

as well! I’m also happy being around older children. If I had

to choose, I think I’d rather be a single cat once I move into

my new home. I like other cats, but I do like being petted

more! And, I think I’d really fancy being somebody’s one

and only. Are you looking for a loving, super social feline gal

(whose really, really good-natured, I might add!)?

This pet is available for adoption at

Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society

4832 VT-44, Windsor, VT • (802) 484-5829

Tues. - Sat. 12-4p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. •

CASPER - 7-year-old

spayed female. Domestic

Short Hair. Black and white.

I am enjoying myself and all

of the cats I have met in my

cat room.


2.5-year-old spayed female. Labrador Retriever

mix. Black and white. I do love my toys,

too, and can catch tennis balls in mid air.

All of these pets are available for adoption at

Rutland County Humane Society

765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT • (802) 483-6700

Tues. - Sat. 12-5p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. •

SIMONE - 7-year-old

spayed female. Domestic

Short Hair. Gray. I am a bit

of a quiet gal here. I enjoy

finding myself in a comfy

spot and sleeping the day


TAZ - 2-year-old Australian

Shep mix neutered male.

I am so happy to see you

that I will instantly smile and

wiggle all over.

MILLIE - 3-year-old.

Spayed female. Domestic

Medium Hair. Black and

white. I am a very relaxed

and calm cat. I hope that I

can fit into your household.

ELSA - 12-year-old.

Spayed female. Domestic

Short Hair. Black. I think

nice quiet home where I

could get spoiled is the perfect

match for me!

SETH - 2-year-old neutered

male. Domestic Short Hair.

Black & white. I will be the

first one to greet you when

you come into the room,

and I have the biggest personality!

The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 MOTHER OF THE SKYE • 69

Copyright - Cal Garrison: 2019: ©


March 21 - April 20

Recent encounters have altered your

perspective and changed the way you

see things. With a new sense of what will

work and what won’t, you feel empowered

to press forward with plans that will slowly

but surely turn into the most important thing

you’ve ever done. Pressure to keep bowing

to the expectations of others needs to

be monitored. Anyone who can’t see what

you’re involved with is blind to the fact that

you are on a whole new bandwidth. Keep

your feet on the ground, but let the spiritual

piece expand and allow you to awaken and

go even deeper into the mystery.


April 21 - May 20

How to proceed is the question. It’s not

like you don’t know what you’re doing,

but the story has changed, or the act

of bridging the gap between one thing and

another isn’t what you thought it would be.

Anything that feels like dead weight needs

to go. Before you can get this to roll you’ve

got to drop all the phony BS and return to

integrity. In situations like this it always

comes down to: “OK; where am I coming

from, what is the Truth, and where do I go

from here?” Think twice about the fact that

you won’t be able to answer any of those

questions with the same old thing.


May 21 - June 20

You’ve got a whole raft of complications

making things harder than they

have to be. Thank God the deeper part of

you finds it easy to make light of what

would put anyone else in the nut house!

As the next few weeks unfold, the forces

that assail you will ease up and turn out

to be nothing to worry about. By the time

the Solstice rolls around whatever this is

about will be gone with the wind. As the

dust settles, life will open up to allow you

to focus on what really matters. There are

moments when you feel totally alone, but

those closest to you will be there for you

through all of this.


June 21 - July 20

You would feel better about this if elements

of the past had less to say about

how it came about. Part of you wonders

what drove you to it. Now that you’re here,

it’s time to figure out whether it’s what you

wanted all along or if you’ve just fooled

yourself into thinking you want to be this

person. It might be simpler to say that

you’ve got to check in with yourself long

enough to know for sure that you chose

this – because if there is any other motive

for putting yourself in this position you will

soon find out that it never pays to let our

baggage keep running us from within.


July 21 - August 20

Keep in mind that your fixed ideas about

what you need to be doing may have

nothing in common with what will work

for you in the long run. At the moment

the ability to be open and flexible calls

you to consider possibilities that don’t fit

the mold. In some cases the whole ball of

wax needs to be restructured, because it’s

time to graduate from your early childhood

conditioning and get in touch with who

you are. At a certain point in time all of us

have to speak our truth. Don’t let your fears

about who this might upset interfere with

the need to change your plans.


August 21 - September 20

Biting off more than you can chew is

coming up for a lot of you lately. As

what looked like it would be a piece of cake

turns out to be something else altogether,

there’s a good chance your good nature

will succumb to what happens to the best

of us when we get overwhelmed. Dealing

with numerous SNAFU’s would be easier

if your perfection trips didn’t require you to

keep all of your ducks lined up. Calm down

and maintain your sense of humor. There is

no perfection here in 3-D. At the same time,

even when things are totally out of control

it helps to remember that it’s ALL perfect.


September 21 - October 20

You thought you got over this routine

ages ago. Now here you sit, reckoning

with issues that make you wonder how you

could have lived this long and still be so totally

clueless. All of us are children when it

comes to certain things. Emotionally? Your

sophisticated ways and your PhD don’t

mean a whole lot to your inner child, who

is always hiding behind the door, running

the show from within. For many of you,

it’s pull yourself up by the bootstraps time.

Any chance to grow up, beat feet, and get

on with the show will save you a whole lot

of trouble in the long run.


October 21 - November 20

Your next opportunity will come with

challenges that call you to be supersensitive

to the needs of others. Thank God

the ability to empathize is your strong suit.

If you can zoom in and choose your battles

before they heat up you’ll save yourself

tons of trouble in the long run. Youthful

egos and arrogant types who loan themselves

more credit than they deserve will

move you to wonder what makes people

think they have a clue. Don’t get waylaid

by their nonsense; use it to remind yourself

that real talent has its own light and let what

happens next prove this to be true.


November 21 - December 20

How far are you willing to stretch

yourself? I ask because life is calling

you to move beyond your limitations.

This may call you to leave your comfort

zone and trust in the power of things that

exist outside of the physical. I suspect that

your need to feel connected to the divine is

stronger than it’s ever been. With the spiritual

piece in high focus it’s time to look at

what matters in the long run. Of course the

pull of ordinary things will always be there,

but it’s the inner being that sustains the outer

stuff. Keep your heart centered there and

make way for a miracle or two!


December 21 - January 20

It’s hard to say how things are stacking

up. On the one hand you’ve got it made.

On the other hand you might not see it that

way; either that or you’re under the illusion

that what “looks good” is an indication that

you’re sitting on top of the world. I hate to

be so cryptic but you guys are either angels

or devils and everything depends on the

extent to which you operate on the “light”

side. This is a defining moment. Delusional

tendencies are rampant. Efforts you make

to come clean and remain true to yourself

and others will be met with rewards that

lead you up instead of down.


January 21 - February 20

Little by little things are coming together.

The vision is always up on the

screen long before the details get ironed

out. As much as you would like to put the

cart before the horse, in this dimension the

nuts and bolts have to be in place before the

dream manifests. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to

poke around in your future and make believe

that this dream of yours has already

come true. Nothing stands in the way, and

those closest to you are already on board.

Yes, your safe and secure little setup is at

stake, but the bird in your hand will pale in

comparison to the one in the bush.


February 21 - March 20

One door closes and another one opens.

Here you sit, midway between “that

was then” and “this is now.” It’s too soon

to know where things will go from here,

so don’t put a lot of pressure on yourself

to be crystal clear about anything. Those of

you who didn’t see this coming will have

a hard time getting your bearings. If you

were ready and waiting, it’s a little more

doable, but, major transitions pack a punch

no matter how well prepared we are. What

happens next will ride on whatever you’ve

brought to this place. Rest on the fact that

you are the only one who can handle it.

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70 • The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019

By Dave Mance III

The blast of a gunshot: a deep

bass roar she feels in her chest,

followed by a treble ringing in her

ears. The buck drops. The hunter

remains in

her crouch,


the animal’s

last breaths

through her

scope. When

he is still she

The Outside


By Brett Amy


rises, bling from


cold and

the moment,

and approaches.

All about antlers

She takes in the expanse of his

body – a coiled spring in life that

seems pretend somehow in repose.

She’s struck by the pure white hair

on his belly, which seems unnaturally

bright up close. Her eyes follow

his swollen neck to his head, to his

crown: the dark paired horns … er

… antlers that are the same color

as the tannin-stained water in the

sphagnum bog from which he’d

appeared. She smiles, imagining her

grandfather bellowing, as he often

did when his grandchildren misspoke:

“They’re not horns; they’re

antlers!” He was not a biologist, just

a man who believed that words and

details matter.

One crucial difference between

a horn (cow) and an antler (deer)

is that antlers are shed and regrow

each year. In late winter this buck

might have been mistaken for a doe.

As the sap rose in the trees, his antlers

started to grow – at their peak of

growth in summer they might have

put on 2 inches a week. When they

were growing, they had skin, arteries,

nerves, and bone. And so you

can imagine antlers as limbs that the

bucks regenerate each year, like the

way a salamander can grow a new

tail. Another way to make sense of

things is to look at a growing antler

like a tree. The velvet and skin on the

surface is similar to bark, the bone

beneath is similar to sapwood, and

in between

there’s a

thin layer

of tissue,

called the


that functions like cambium.

The hunter touches the coronets

– the regally-named flairs at the

bottom of each antler. She touches

the tip of each point. As she runs

her hands along the beams she can

feel the arteries that were beneath

the velvet just a few months ago,

etched into the bone like fossils. She

touches the knobby pearlations at

the base of the antler – they form

where the periosteum merged with

the connective tissue and skin on

the outside of the antler. They’re

full of bark, as the buck used them

to rasp trees throughout his range

when they hardened off. She smells

the wood shavings and determines

it’s spruce. The softwood pitch may

account for the dark color of these

antlers, or it could be that when

the buck removed the velvet in

September, the blood stained the

bone. Both these theories attempt

to explain the difference between

these and the lighter, wheat-colored

antlers of the farm-country bucks

in the magazines and the sunbleached

racks that adorn the barn’s

north wall.

They’re big, she thinks, her hand

circled around the antler just above

the brow tine. She knows that if

her middle finger can just touch

the base of her thumb the antler is

roughly 3 inches in diameter. She

estimates the spread, the

length of the beams, and

the length of each point;

does some quick math

and decides it’s a 140sclass

buck. Her best

buck yet.

How old was he,

she wonders? She’d

read a story in

Northern Woodlands


recently, which said

that you can’t accurately


a deer’s age by the

girth of an antler. The assertion was

based on a study that analyzed data

from 5,000 New Hampshire bucks

and found that the thickest antlers

were not the oldest. One of the lines

she remembered almost verbatim

from the story was that a deer with

a 3-inch diameter antler could potentially

be any age but a fawn. But

that’s the thing about editors, she

thinks. They get so enamored with

outliers – with details that contradict

conventional wisdom – that

they lose sight of the big picture.

Yes, this deer could technically be

any age but a fawn. But the chances

that he’s 1.5 are miniscule. She’s

killed enough 2.5-year-old deer

out of this gene pool to know that

the antler mass here is likely too

significant, and the chance that

he’s older than 5 is diminished by

the laws of averages on this heavily

hunted mountain. She checks his

coloration and the wear on his

Another way to make sense of things is to

look at a growing antler like a tree. The velvet

and skin on the surface is similar to bark,

the bone beneath is similar to sapwood...

teeth for their insights, but even

before she does she’s almost certain

he’s a 3.5 or 4.5-year-old deer. Still,

details matter. She will send a tooth

in to have it professionally aged, a

process that involves cutting a cross

section and counting its rings like

a tree.

She dresses the deer, then flips

him to drain. She attaches a rope

to his antlers, then leaving enough

lead for leverage, attaches the other

end to a stout pole. “He probably

outweighs me by 40 pounds,” she

thinks as she leans into the drag,

smiling. What a nice problem to


Dave Mance III is the editor of

Northern Woodlands, and yes, is

enamored with outliers. The illustration

for this column was drawn

by Adelaide Tyrol. The Outside Story

is assigned and edited by Northern

Woodlands magazine and sponsored

by the Wellborn Ecology Fund

of the New Hampshire Charitable


Pay yourself first

Each month you settle down to pay bills. You pay your

mortgage lender. You pay the electric company. You pay

the trash collector. But do you pay yourself? One of the

most basic tenets of sound investing

involves the simple habit of

“paying yourself first,” in other

words, making the first payment

of each month into your savings


Americans’ saving patterns vary

widely. And too often, short-term



By Kevin Theissen




By Cal Garrison

economic trends can interrupt

long-term savings programs. For

example, the U.S. Personal Savings

Rate jumped from approximately

3.5% to nearly 8% in May 2008 during

the housing and banking crisis.

It then rose and fell sporadically as

the economic environment stabilized.

Anyone who’s ever managed their own finances knows

that saving can be a challenge. There seems to be an

endless stream of expenses that demand a piece of each

month’s paycheck. Herein lies the genius of paying yourself

first: you get the cream at the top of the bucket, and not the

leftovers at the bottom.

The trick is to prioritize. Make it a point to put your future

first. At first, saving may mean a small lifestyle change.

But most individuals want to see their net worth increase

steadily. For them, finding ways to save becomes more of a

long-term commitment than a short-term challenge.

What will you do with the money you save?

If retirement is your priority, consider taking advantage

of tax-advantaged investments. Employer-sponsored

retirement plans, such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s, can be a

great way to save because the money comes out of your

paycheck before you even see it. Also, as an added incentive,

some employers offer to match a percentage of your


For money you may want to access before retirement,

consider placing the funds in a separate account. When

the balance hits your target, you may want to move the

money into investments that offer the potential for higher

returns. You’ll want to choose vehicles that fit your risk

tolerance, time horizon, and long-term goals.

In the pursuit of growing wealth, sound habits can

be your most valuable asset. Develop the habit of “paying

yourself first” today. The sooner you begin, the more

potential your savings may have to grow.

Kevin Th eissen is the owner of HWC Financial in Ludlow.

We are all related

This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light

of a void-of-course Scorpio Moon that will remain in that

state until it turns new and enters Sagittarius on Tuesday,

Nov. 26. As you all know, we are barreling down on the

Thanksgiving holiday.

I find it interesting that Venus,

also known as ‘The Lesser Benefic,”

moves into Capricorn right before

the Christmas and Hanukkah revels.

Saturn, a.k.a. The Grim Reaper,

rules Capricorn and among other

things, is known to be the cosmic

tightwad. Venus, being a loving,

joyous, life-affirming and openhearted

planet, has to put her

girdle on when she passes through

Capricorn. Lucky for us, she will be

out of that bind by Dec. 1.

This is a tough call because Jupiter, a.k.a. The Greater

Benefic, will enter Capricorn on Dec. 2. Well known to be

the planet of largesse and good cheer, there’s an outside

Horoscopes > 77

The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 COLUMNS • 71

I drove my family into the Blue Ridge Mountains

this past weekend for a little rest and relaxation

before the holiday season officially kicks off. We

stayed at a beautiful establishment

called the Grove Park Inn,

which has been around

since 1913 and has hosted

everyone from presidents

to sports heroes to Hollywood


I was taken aback that

the entire inn (which is

The Movie


By Dom Cioffi

more like a resort) was

already decorated for

Christmas with trees,

lights, and garlands

strewn throughout the

premises. There was

also a gingerbread sculpture contest taking

place, so entries were on display in every

corner of the public areas. I never realized

how creative people could be with fondant,

but it’s obvious that the baking material is as

moldable as clay.

It rained nonstop on the day we arrived,

virtually trapping us on the premises. We

roamed for several hours looking at the

gingerbread entries and snacking in front of

the numerous fireplaces that were burning.

At one point, a staff member saw us

admiring some hotel artifacts, so she gave

us an impromptu tour while educating us

on the establishment’s storied past. Her

knowledge, combined with her obvious

love of the hotel, made for a surprisingly

interesting walk.

The next day turned out to be beautiful, which was

fortuitous since we had planned to hike into the mountains.

However, as we were about to leave, my wife

informed me that she had a surprise: unbeknownst

to me, she had hired a tour guide to take us on some

nearby hikes.

I was mortified. I don’t know why, but I’ve always abhorred

the idea of being led around by

a guide. I think it has to do with growing

up in a resort area and seeing tourists

learning about things that I found painfully


I have no real reason to be turned off

by this and, in fact, it goes against everything

I believe in since I’ve always said

that the fastest way to understand or

excel at anything is to find people who

are experts and mimic them.

I agreed to go along with the guided

hike simply because the woman at the

hotel the prior day had impressed me so

much with her intellect and passion.

We met our hiking guide at the front of the hotel

and within minutes of meeting him, I was drawn to

his personality. He was charming and charismatic and

quickly had our attention as he began his lecture about

the history of the town and its beginnings.

Over the next several hours, our guide drove us

through the mountains and then walked us into the

woods to see glorious views and beautiful topography,

all while educating us on the flora and fauna of the local


The more I listened to him the more I became enamored

with the world he had spent his lifetime learning

about. But what really amazed me was that my son was

equally transfixed by his stories. Anyone who can hold

the attention of my surly teenager is obviously good at

what they do.

By the end of the day, I was tired but filled with

Tour de Force

Anyone who

can hold the

attention of my

surly teenager

is obviously

good at what

they do.

curiosity about the area I was visiting. I was also a new

fan to the idea of guided tours. I got so much more out

of having our guide with us that I would have never

picked up on my own or through reading Wikipedia

after the fact.

The next day, we planned to go ziplining in the

mountains. As it turns out, the area

we were visiting was home to one of

the most thrilling zipline tours in the

country. On the advice of a friend, I had

signed up even though ziplining was

nothing I was particularly interested in.

As it happened, the zipline experience

also featured a guided tour. And

wouldn’t you know it – the guy leading

our group was a consummate professional.

He took great care in making

sure we were safe while also teaching us

about the history of ziplining and the

local tree growth in the area we were


So, as much as I cringed at the idea of guided tours,

I spent three straight days being led around by people

who were experts in their field. The result was a lot of

fun and a lot of knowledge gained. Going forward, I’ll

be much more open to professionals leading the way.

This week’s film, “The Good Liar,” starring Ian

McKellen and Helen Mirren is an epic cat and mouse

game between two “professionals,” each with their own

agenda that isn’t readily apparent.

Check this one out if you’re in the mood for a heady,

somewhat mysterious romp. It may not be the best film

currently in theaters, but the sneaky ending will definitely

have you questioning what you were thinking

about the whole time.

A “B-” for “The Good Liar.”

Got a question or comment for Dom? You can email

him at

Trees and speed

One of the specifications included in late summer

completion of the Cold River Road relocation project,

thanks to engineer Mark Youngstrom, required the

planting of trees where the original Cold River Road

was. Otter Creek Engineering

prepared the road project plan,

M&M Construction did the road

relocation, and Youngstrom

with Tree Warden Gary Salmon

got the trees planted.

Once the old road was removed

and the site prepared, 10

trees were planted on Oct. 21.

Tree Talk

By Gary Salmon

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These four red maples, four

shad bush, and two white pine

will add some color in all seasons,

help hold the soil in place

(the very reason the road had to

be moved), give some green vertical visual structure to

the open landscape, and as a bonus help control traffic


Unlike the original Cold River location, the new

Cold River Road has a curve in it which by nature

should encourage drivers to slow down in this quarter

mile section.

To further insure that the new road is “safe” 17 bright

yellow/black traffic signs, two 30 MPH signs, and 30

smaller white reflectors have been erected to encourage

sensible driving. However, the view as a driver

enters the curve is unobstructed, allowing one to see

any oncoming traffic approaching and largely maintain


These two rows of trees, once established, will help

block that view during the growing and speeding

seasons and perhaps place vehicle traffic at the stated

speed limit.

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HOME - Nicely furnished

home on Route 4, Killington.

Private bedroom and bath

on 2nd floor. Near grocery,

good restaurants, transportation.

Female only. Minimum

rent. Owner in Rhode

Island temporarily. Call Alice:




Beautiful 6BD, outdoor hot

tub, close to everything! Full

or half shares. We have two

teens. Dec to April. Call Sue

at 781-234-8123.


for winter rent! 4bed/3bath

with sauna, outdoor hot tub,

fireplace, ski storage room.

$12k/season. Nice neighborhood

off RT 100N near GM

Golf Course. 802-729-0268


4-bedroom, 3-bath home with

fireplace. Five minutes from

the Killington access road.

Ideal for families. no pets,

no smoking $10,500 for the

season.- Jack 860-944-1180

Room for Rent - 1 Bedroom

w/Private Bath, 1 Queen

Bed and hi-ceiling. Killington

Forest and Mountain View

windows. $2000/season,

$300/wk, $200/3-day, $100/

day. Journeys End Manor



2 Bedroom in-law apartment

with private entrance. 6

miles to Killington, 6 miles to

Rutland. Photos on request.

Non smokers, pets ok. All

included. 1st month rent and

last month rent. 3 months

minimum stay. Reference

required. Call or text 802-



rent. 800 square feet. Full

house. Central location 2

miles from lifts just off Killington

Road. 2 bedrooms.

Completely renovated. Fireplace

and deck. Seasonal

rental starts mid-December.

$15,000. OR $1850/month

for a year rental. Plus utilities

and security deposit. Call

Jason 802-342-3456


One first floor, other second

floor, both one bedroom

apartments. Building within

walking distance of Rochester

village with all utilities

included except TV/internet.

Parking/laundry on site.

Available mid November.

Contact: Cheryl Harvey –

(802) 767-3241/harveype@


CONDO - True ski-in, skiout

located at the base of

Pico Mountain.

Mountain views, deck,

WBFP, fully furnished &

equipped Wi-Fi. Sorry, no

pets allowed.

Contact owner directly


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advertising in this newspaper

is subject to the Federal

Fair Housing Act of 1968

as amended which makes

it illegal to advertise “any

preference, limitation or discrimination

based on race,

color, religion, sex, handicap,

family status, national

origin, sexual orientation,

or persons receiving public

assistance, or an intention

to make such preferences,

limitation or discrimination.”

This newspaper will not

knowingly accept any advertisement

which is in violation

of the law. Our readers are

hereby informed that all

dwellings advertised in this

newspaper are available

on an equal opportunity basis.

If you feel you’ve been

discrimination against, call

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IUM, 3 large rooms plus

storage room (1396 sq. ft.);

Including office furniture, furnishings,

Law Library (personal

items not included);

Used as a law office over

44 years, suitable for any

office; Configuration may be

changed; Parking; Located

in Rutland City on busiest

highway in the County. Enjoy

the benefits of Vermont living:

skiing, hiking, camping,

lakes for sailing, fishing,

boating. $75,000. Call 802-

775-5066, 802-459-3350,



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including Short Term & Long

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in the Killington region

for Sales and Listings for

Homes, Condos & Land

as well as Winter seasonal

rentals. Call, email or stop

in. We are the red farm

house located next to the

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2281 Killington Rd., Killington.

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in the listing &

sales of Killington Condos,

Homes, & Land. Call 802-

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TATE, 335 Killington Rd., Killington.

802-775-5111. Ski- – 8

agents servicing: Killington,

Bridgewater, Mendon, Pittsfield,

Plymouth, Stockbridge,

Woodstock areas.Sales &

Winter Seasonal Rentals.

Open Monday-Saturday: 10

am – 4 pm. Sunday by appointment.


ACRES - $229,900.00, high

above the bustle of daily

life, peaceful views of the

farm valley below, views of

city lights, pico, & killington.

year round stream, room

to roam, plenty of trails for

hiking, mountain biking,

ready to build on with state

approved septic design, utilities

at road. close to skiing,

rutland’s downtown & excellent

hospital. Call Owner For

details 802-236-1314

White Cap Realty Sole

proprietor serving buyers

and sellers throughout the

Killington Valley. Contact

Jake Pluta at 802-345-5187


FOR SALE - 3 unit apartment

house. 25 Royce St,

Rutland. Needs updating,

close to skiing and lakes,

rental income. Spend your

vacation in one. $95,000

OBO. 802-353-1170





AVAILABLE with another

well established business.

Small or large square footage.

Close to ski shop, restaurant

and lodging. Great

location for any business.

Call 802-345-5867


in Killington has

commercial space available

from 300 to 4,000 sq feet for

retail, food-service, office or

other commercial ventures.

Call us to discuss what might

work for you. 802-779-9144



Toyota Highlander Hybrid

for sale. Great condition!

$30,000 or best offer. Call

Brooke 971-801-5788.


Dresser, bureau, 2

night tables. Frank, 802-353-

8177. $100.

FIREWOOD for sale, we

stack. Rudi, 802-672-3719.


Four 235/60/R18 tires. Used

one winter season. Call

Dotty 802-342-6150



4-piece bedroom set.

Full/Queen sleigh bed with

mattresses. A 7-foot long

chest of drawers w/ full

length mirrors. High boy

chest of six-drawers and

also night stand. Beautiful

condition, must see. $1400.

802-417-2774. First come,

first served.



18 inch. 255/60R18. 2105

Mazda CX9. Used one season.

$150. 508-208-6800.


FREE LOWREY electric

organ MX2. 802-417-5131.


metal & car batteries. Matty,




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returning customers for the

purchase, sale and qualified

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stamps, precious metals in

any form, old and high quality

watches and time pieces,

sports and historical items.

Free estimates. No obligation.

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The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 CLASSIFIEDS • 73



Lexi the 6-year-old Golden

Retriever that was found after

being abanonded by her

previous owner has found

a fur-ever home after an

outpouring of support came

from the classified ran here

last week. Thank you to all

who called! At my new furever

home, I have 20-acres

of land to play and an 8-yearold

golden retriever sister. I

couldn’t be happier!



Call Inn at Long Trail for interview.


PART TIME Waitstaff needed

at Drewski’s. Please call

802-422-3816, email or stop

in for an application.


help wanted: waitstaff, kitchen

staff, line-cook, bartender,

dishwasher, doorperson.

Apply in person at Moguls

M-F, on the Killington Access

Road. 802-422-4777.


ASSISTANT -- The Killington

Group is looking for a

detail-oriented individual

to join our busy rental and

property management office.

The ideal candidate will

possess excellent written/

verbal communication and

computer skills, the ability

to multi-task and prioritize

work, and a strong focus on

customer service. Responsibilities

include responding

to lodging requests,

booking rentals, greeting

guests, handling phone

calls, and clerical tasks.

Full Time Email resume




TIONIST/Office Assistant

- The Killington Group is

seeking an individual with

excellent written/verbal communication

skills, computer

skills, and a strong focus on

customer service. Responsibilities

include preparing

arrival packets, responding

to lodging requests,

booking rentals, greeting

guests, handling phone

calls, and clerical tasks.

Part-time, seasonal, weekends

required Email resume




Resort is now hiring. All positions.

Training, uniforms,

perks provided. Visit www. to view

all open positions or our

Welcome Center at 4763

Killington Rd. (800) 300-

9095 EOE.

CASHIER: A.M. preferable.

PT/FT/Year round. Competitive

wage. Killington. Please

call 802-558-0793.



Killington is looking for individuals

interested in keeping

our mountain and guests

safe. Visit www.killington.

com/jobs to view all open

positions or our Welcome

Center at 4763 Killington Rd.

(800)300-9095 EOE


COOKS- Killington Resort,

all skill levels, multiple locations.

Uniforms, free meal

and other perks provided.


o view all open positions or

our Welcome Center at 4763

Killington Rd. (800)300-9095




Resort is looking for

energetic people to become

a part of our housekeeping

team. Condo’s and Killington

Grand now hiring. Visit to

view all open positions or

our Welcome Center at 4763

Killington Rd. (800)300-9095


DELI: Sandwich/Prep cook.

Experience would be great,

but if you enjoy working with

food, we will train. Competitive

wage. Please call 802-



Outlet is hiring for deli/

liquor store help. Year-round

position, M-F. Access to ski

pass. Apply in person at Killington

Deli, Route 4.


NEAT- freak with transportation

for house and condo

cleaning in Killington/Mendon

area. Hours are flexible

10-30 hours per week, but

must work some weekend.

Pay based on experience.

Call Jeremy 802-773-2301


Management looking

for hard working individuals

to join our team. Full-time

position providing building

and grounds maintenance

for properties in the Rutland/

Killington, VT area. Must

have valid drivers license

and be able to work overtime

during winter months

for snow removal. Contact

Jim at 802-773-4322 for



and laborers needed ASAP.

Mosher Excavating. Killington.



PT Evenings for Pinnacle

Spa Bar in Killington. $12/

hr+tips. If interested email

or call 802-345-

1918 for details


ED: - House Cleaner needed

to clean condo at TopRidge

Condominiums. $25/Hour

Primarily Monday mornings

and some other days. Must

be flexible. Please email:


SISTANT - for busy resort

health club. Management

experience a must. Water

facility management important.

Seasonal. Weekends

and holidays. Also looking

for attendants. Call Mike @



HEALTH club in Killington

has immediate openings

for attendants. Part time/

full time seasonal. Flexible

hours. Great job for

happy people. Call Mike

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By Kevin Duniho, courtesy Vermont Huts Association

Pittsfield’s Shrek’s Cabin will now be part of the Vermont Huts network and be available for overnight bookings.

Vermont Huts adds Shrek’s Cabin

in Pittsfield to its network

PITTSFIELD—New for this season,

the Vermont Huts Association has announced

that the Shrek’s Mountaintop

Stone Hut will be joining its network of

seven huts across Vermont.

The cabin, which sleeps two to four

and is located on the summit of a small

mountain in the Green Mountain

Trails network in Pittsfield, features a

wood stove, fire pits and views.

Located just off 25 miles of flowy

mountain bike trails on property

Rutland stuffs

the bus

By Ed Larson

Students and faculty of Rutland’s Mount Saint Joseph

Academy pulled together to collect 2,644 food items,

which were transported to the downtown Rutland shopping

plaza and provided to the Stuff-A-Bus holiday food


The food will go to assist the BROC food shelf and

other community food shelves over the holiday period.

owned by Spartan Race founder Joe

DeSena, the stone cabin is a short

half-mile hike or skin up from the

closest trailhead. Reservations for

the 2020 season will open by the end

of 2019. Located between Killington

and Rochester, the hut could serve as

a stopover on the proposed Velomont

trail, a route that would eventually link

trails from Killington to Stowe.

The cost to book Shrek’s Mountaintop

Stone Hut (via is

$65 a night.

“We’re also exploring the idea of

locating a hut or yurt somewhere on

Bolton Valley’s property and, possibly,

another one in Huntington,” said RJ

Thompson, executive director for Vermont

Huts. “It’s exciting to witness the

new energy and creative thinking up

there at Bolton Valley. If a hut makes

sense for all parties involved, we’ll do

our best to make it happen,” added




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Pittsfield - Classic Austrian chalet, with all features

you’d expect in a vintage ski chalet - post & beam

construction w/exposed beams on the upper level,

massive natural fieldstone fireplaces in the living

room & family room, wraparound deck, upper

balcony, a full wet bar w/natural, live edge wood

slab bar top and an open living/dining/kitchen on the

main level and 6BR/4BA, that’s ideal for entertaining

- $269,000

802.775.5111 • 335 Killington Rd. • Killington, VT 05751


• 4BR/3BA, 4,200 Sq.ft.

• Hot Tub Rm+bar area

• Stainless appliances

• Laundry rm, sauna

• Large deck

• Easy access $599K


30 years!


• 1-LVL 3BR/3BA, Furnished &

equipped, Wash/Dryer, patio

• Gas fplc, gas range, gas heat

• Mud-entry w/ cubbies+bench

• Double vanity, jet tub,

• Common: Indr pool $449K

Pittsfield – Timberframe 4BR/3BA cape on mostly

wooded, 18 acres. New covered front porch, open

kitchen/dining area w/exposed hand-hewn posts

& beams repurposed from the original barn in the

1800s. Gracious living room on the north and deck

w/wonderful views on the south. New upgrades,

including vinyl plank flooring, bathroom vanity &

fixtures, several windows, septic tank, 8 yr old roof

and finished walkout w/in-law suite - $259,000

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Pittsfield – Unique 4BR/3BA residence of exceptional

quality. Surrounded by miles of protected lands, w/

private nature paths or connect to the extensive

network of old roads and trails in the Green Mountain

National Forest. A stones’ throw from Vermont’s

VAST trail network, enjoy hiking, biking, snowshoeing

and snowmobiling right from your door. The house

has been extensively remodeled with top-of-the-line

materials and carefully selected blends of regional

woods. Offered fully furnished with high end furniture

and accessories - $389,000

2814 Killington Rd.




• 2BR/2BA: $219,900

• 2BR/2BA: $240K

• woodburning fireplace

• Indoor pool/outdoor whirlpool

* furnished & equipped


• 3BR/1.5BA, 1.8 Ac

• 1,512 sq. ft.

• Wood stove

• Workbench room

• Laundry

• $205K


• 2BR/1BA, 974 sf, on one level

• gas heat & fplc, tiled kitch &BA flrs

• Cath ceiling w/ sky lt, open flr plan

• Cherry kitchen cabinets, AC

• Covered deck, private ski locker

• furnished & equipped $125,000


5BR, 3.5BA, Landscaped 3AC, Pond

• Flat paved driveway, hot tub-gazebo

• heated o/sized 2-car garage

• fieldstone fireplace,

• Viking appliances

• walk-out unfinished basemt



• Completely Renovated 2BR/3BA

w/one LOCK-OFF unit

• Stone-faced gas f/plc, W/Dryer

• Tiled floor to ceiling shower

• Outdr Pool. Short walk to shuttle &

to restaurant. Furnished $222K


• 3BR/4BA, 2-car garage w/loft

• Southern exposure, yr-rd views

• Recreation rm + home office rm

• Exercise room + laundry room

• Furnished & equipped $459K


• 3 en-suite bedrooms + two ½-baths

• Living Rm floor to ceiling stone fplace

• Family gameroom w/ fireplace

• Chef’s kitchen,sauna, whirlpl tub

• 3 extra separately deeded lots incl.


• $1,295,000


• On cul-de-sac, great LOCATION!

• 3BR, 2.5 3,470 sf, a/conditioning

• Ctl vac, chef’s kitch, butler’s pantry

• Cedar closet, office, master suite

• 3 car garage, storage, screened porch

Deck, unfinished basemt,++



Daniel Pol

Associate Broker

Kyle Kershner


Jessica Posch














Over 140 Years Experience in the Killington Region REALTOR



















MINUTES TO KILLINGTON! 15 guest rooms, 37 acres, awesome views,

endless hiking & biking trails, farm w/large barns.





2 acres consists of a main building w/11,440 sq. ft. on 3 levels w/elevator. Direct

access to superb cross country/snowshoe trails. Immediate access to 15 miles of

mountain bike trails on the Base Camp and Sherburne Trails! $999,000

Marni Rieger


Tucker A. Lange


59 Central Street, Woodstock VT

505 Killington Road, Killington VT


Short Term Rental Property! 27+ acres w/amazing views

abutting National Forest Land, 2 spring fed swimming

ponds, gazebo w/power & end of road location. Special

property has a main farmhouse, 3 level barn, guest

house, an enchanting seasonal cottage, 3 car detached

garage & so much more! $699K


WOODSTOCK VILLAGE overlooking the

Ottauquechee River! Walk to everything! Zoned

Res/ Lt Comm w/ zoning for 11 parking spaces!

Ideal property to live & work onsite or use as a multifamily.

Property consists of a Main House w/ 2 Units

& detached converted open studio!

Strong rental potential! $595K


3 bed/ 1.5 bath log home, 2+ acres across

from the White River. New kitchen & refinished

pine floors. Includes large warehouse w/lots of

storage. Ideal property for builder/contractor or

onsite business. $179K

The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 REAL ESTATE • 77


Horoscopes: Jupiter ushers in largesse and good cheer.

from page 70

like to keep in mind is that

our prayers go beyond what

we do to honor the nuclear

family. At the end of the

day, we are all related—the

Native American people

understand this. They

chance that this could

diminish Saturn’s miserly,

tightwad potential but, who

knows? Sometimes Jupiter

rings up huge expenses and

the money just flies out the

window. With both benefics

in Scrooge’s domain

it’s quite possible

that we will be

crimped emotionally

and financially,

enough to tighten

up our heartstrings,

as well as our purse

strings up until the Winter


As you well know, I don’t

like to use these intros to

make mass predictions. For

me, it’s like pouring from

the empty into the void,

an occupation that wastes

both my time and yours.

Well it’s that time of year.

The Sun just moved into

Sagittarius and Thanksgiving

is right around the

corner. This holiday has

brought me back East to be

with my kids for a bit.

Thanksgiving in New

England has a much different

vibe than it does out

in Indian country. As we

sit down to perform the

customary rituals, what I

Sometimes Jupiter

rings up huge expenses

and the money just flies

out the window.

have a phrase, “Mitakuye

Oyasin,” that captures this

concept and a prayer to go

with it; here is that prayer

– it comes from the Lakota

traditions. Let me leave you

with that, wish you a happy

Thanksgiving, and invite

you to take what you can

from this week’s ‘scopes.

Mitakuye Oyasin

To the Creator, for the

ultimate gift of life, I thank


To the mineral nation

that has built and maintained

my bones and all

foundations of life experience,

I thank you.

To the plant nation that

sustains my organs and

body and gives me healing

herbs for sickness, I thank


To the animal nation

that feeds me from your own

flesh and offers your loyal

companionship in this walk

of life, I thank you.

To the human nation

that shares my

path as a soul upon

the sacred wheel of

Earthly life, I thank


To the Spirit nation

that guides me

invisibly through the ups

and downs of life and for

carrying the torch of light

through the Ages. I thank


To the Four Winds of

Change and Growth, I thank


You are all my relations,

my relatives, without whom

I would not live. We are in

the circle of life together,

co-existing, co-dependent,

co-creating our destiny.

One, not more important

than the other. One nation

evolving from the other and

yet each dependent upon

the one above and the one

below. All of us a part of the

Great Mystery.

Thank you for this Life.

72 Windrift Ridge Road, Killington $ 575,000

This unique, 3 bdrm , 3 bath, modern home, situated

on a wooded lot overlooking nearby Pico Mountain

Ski area, offers unexpected privacy and stunning

mountain views.

4552 VT Route 107, Stockbridge $129,000

Many opportunities for this home located minutes to I-89

and 20 min drive to Killington. Excellent rental history,

recently renovated improvements including a new

standing seam metal roof, windows, doors, and more.

Grow Your Life in Killington


Bret Williamson, Broker, Owner


Tanglewood 298 Prior Drive, Drive, Killington Killington $ 1,2000,000 $529,000

Fully This 4934 furnished square 4BR, foot, 3-bath exquisitely home features detailed a large Tudor open style floor

plan, home entertainment is a class by oriented itself. kitchen/living A five bedroom area home, w/ gas fireplace

surrounded & large by deck. the Lower grandeur level features of the green 3BR & mountains. 2-BA, washer/

dryer, large entry & a newly constructed 4-car heated garage.

Cricket Hill, $

Stage Road, Killington 555,000$499,000

This 4-br 4-bedroom, 3-bath home 4-bath is minutes home to with Killington inground Resort pool in a tranquil is a

location ten minute on over drive 4 acres. from 2 Killington wood burning Resort fireplaces, with stunning hardwood

floors, views cherry of Pico cabinets, Mountain. kitchen The island, competitively 4-season sunroom, priced 2 home, living

rooms, is being finished sold furnished. basement, home office and two garages.

View all properties

Office 802-422-3610 ext 206 Cell 802-236-1092

“It’s All About Performance”

1810 Killington Road • Killington, VT 05751 •

email: • P: 800-338-3735 • F: 802-422-3320


PRICE REDUCED!! This renovated 3 bd, 3 ba home is centrally

located to Killington, Okemo, and Woodstock. Extensive

renovations and additions have been completed, totaling more

than $ 200,000, making this property a great value. Open floor

plan, a beautiful country kitchen/dining area, vaulted ceilings,

hand carved beams; living room, stone hearth, wood burning

stove. First floor master bedroom with many updates. On-site

pond! Experience country living at its best. This is a unique

Vermont property that is definitely worthy of your attention and

viewing. MLS #4746605 / $299,000

Our Professional Staff


Charming, spacious, 3 level 4 bedroom, 3 bath contemporary

colonial home with balcony overlooking massive floor to

ceiling stone fireplace, beautiful vaulted wood ceilings, and

elegant tile baths. Wonderful, easy flow floor plan with colorful

decor, high quality open kitchen design with stainless steel

appliances, black granite tile counter tops, and rich wood

cabinets. Large multi-level back deck with hot tub. Many

possibilities for the unfinished ground floor space. Ten minutes

to skiing at Killington, with the Green Mountain National Golf

Course across the street. MLS #4748204 / $429,000



This 4 acre parcel of land is zoned commercial. It has wonderful

views of Pico Ski Resort. It is located directly across from Pico

ski area and is on Route 4. The access would be on Route 4 and

is a very desirable property. Sewer ERUs are available for sale.

Great views, Great Location and great Price.

MLS #4447476 / $199,500

Wonderful level building lot in the highly desirable Robinwood development,

across the street from Pico Ski Resort. Nice winter seasonal views of Pico

Mountain and the surrounding mountains. Lot includes one share in the

Robinwood sewer pipeline for a 3 bedroom home. An Alpine sewer pipeline share

would need to be purchased by the buyer. Just minutes to Killington Ski Resort.

MLS #4739754 / $63,000

Augie Stuart

Principal Broker

Gary Thompson

Associate Broker

Cathy Quaglia

Associate Broker


The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019

A Gallery Of Homes: Gentleman Farms,

Stately Homes, Homes With Big Acreage, Land

Contact Freddie Ann Bohlig for more information on these properties

at 802.353.1804 or


A Vermont Oasis offering English style gardens, captivating views, custom stone wall accents, and an

upscale entertainment barn, cabana pool, tennis court, and lush grounds.

RUTLAND TOWN, VT | $1,695,000 | MLS#4705360


BELLA VISTA is a home thoughtfully designed to take in the serenity of our beautiful natural resources;

mountains and meadows. Stunning Contemporary Style is truly impressive.

PITTSFORD, VT | $1,190,000 | MLS#4776875


REDUCED BY $100,000! Family owned since 1940 this

quintessential Vermont Gentleman’s Farm. Extensively

restored lovely 1830 farmhouse with several barns.

SHREWSBURY, VT | $898,500 | MLS#4737657


Mini Estate, private 6.15 acres, bordering a brook, lush

landscaping, perennial gardens make this a private oasis.

Minutes to Killington Ski area.

RUTLAND TOWN, VT | $695,000 | MLS#4708736


Travel through a covered bridge and you will find a 90-acre

paradise. Acorn designed Post and Beam with passive solar

gain. Western views, 12’spring fed pond, barns and trails!

SHREWSBURY, VT | $659,000 | MLS#4732708



acres of privacy and views of White Rocks National Park,

bordering Green Mountain National Park, and Long Trail.

WALLINGFORD, VT | $479,000 | MLS#4778187


Custom built in 2014. 12 acres, total privacy and direct

access to the VAST trail. Minutes to the Mountain Top

Inn and the Chittenden Reservoir.

CHITTENDEN, VT | $475,000 | MLS#4777749


Majestic custom built colonial on a private lot. Beautiful

great-room and graceful circular driveway. Minutes to ski

and Lake areas. Barstow school and choice town.

MENDON, VT | $447,500 | MLS#4706445


SUGARWOOD HILL-Cape style enhanced by a vaulted

ceiling, beams, and a huge brick fireplace. Gorgeous 5.3

acres. Enjoy a new addition and screened porch!

RUTLAND TOWN, VT | $399,000 | MLS#4774900


This Colonial-style home offers serious curb appeal, lovely

architecture, a stylish detached garage, and a charming

courtyard side covered porch entrance! Stylish interior.

RUTLAND CITY, VT | $369,000 | MLS#4777445

85 NORTH MAIN STREET | RUTLAND | 802.774.7007 |

Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.

The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019 Dreamy 3BR log cabin REAL sited ESTATE on • 79

peaceful semi-wooded lot

overlooking golf course


Cozy Log Home

Cozy Cozy Log Home

Dreamy 3BR log cabin sited

Dreamy on peaceful 3BR log semi-wooded cabin sited lot on

peaceful overlooking semi-wooded golf course lot



3BR $409,000 log cabin

golf course

sited on

peaceful semi-wooded $409,000 lot

overlooking golf course

$409,000 Ridgetop Estates

Prestige Real Estate of ofKillington

Ridgetop Estates

Exclusively Killington!

We are

We are We


excited are excited

to represent

to to represent


“Prestigious” properties



Single family or duplex 504 Elbow Road Dreamy 3BR log cabin sited on

Single Single family or duplex 504 504 Elbow Road peaceful semi-wooded lot Land

overlooking golf course


Ridgetop Estates

Ridgetop Estates

This stunning 4700 square foot log home features an

open floor plan, lots of natural light and spectacular

mountain views. 4-bedrooms, 5-baths, 2 living spaces,

This stunning & 4700 2-car garage. square $1,299,000 foot log home features

an open floor plan, lots of natural light and





4700 square




log home




6BR 4BA home located in the heart

6BR of the 4BA Killington home basin. located Duplicate in the

heart upper of the & lower Killington layouts basin. with


6BR 4BA common upper

home entry &


lower $499,000 layouts

in the

with heart common of the Killington entry $499,000 basin.

Duplicate upper & lower layouts

with common entry $499,000

Beautiful family home with 2-car

Beautiful garage family on 15+ home acres with near 2-car Green

garage Mountain on 15+ National acres near Golf Green Course




family $699,000 home

Golf Course

with 2-car

garage on $699,000 15+ acres near Green

Mountain National Golf Course

The Vistas $699,000

The Vistas

heart of the Killington basin. garage o


Duplicate upper & lower



best prop



with common entry $499,000

4.3 acres on RT 4 - $45K Visit ww

Ridgetop 4.3 Estates 4.3 acres on RT 4 -- $45K $45K The Vi

7.8 acres on Trailside Ottauquechee


7.8 acres on

River, 7.8 Ottauquechee acres qualifies on for Ottauquechee

River, 4BR

septic River, qualifies $95K qualifies for 4BR for septic 4BR


septic $95K

.94 acres .94 acres in in Killington basin

w/driveway, basin w/driveway,

.94 acres well Killington & septic well &

Beautiful basin craftsman styl

septic installed $115K

an open floor plan, lots of natural light and

single family home in sk

installed w/driveway, $115Kwell & septic Private hot tub. Fully furn

living spaces, & 2-car This garage. 10 large acres 1-bedroom $1,299,000 in Killington

condo features easy amenities. ski in Views! Sta Th

installed ski North out access, w/shared $115K 2 decks, a sauna, septic a private hot locat

10 acres $125K tub in and Killington efficient gas fireplace. North

flat pr


Representing w/shared the septic best$125K

property values a

10 10 acres in in Killington North

High Ridge

w/shared basin w/5B septic Visit septic www.prestigekil

$125K permit

10 acres $198K in Killington basin

Trailside w/5B Village septic permit $198K Northside


.9 acres in Mountainside

Killington basin

Ski home! Connect to



acres Killington septic

in Mountainside

wastewater permit $198K

system $285K

Ski home! Connect to

Killington .9 acres wastewater in Mountainside





tub. Fully furnished.

style 4-bedroom

Use of Sunrise

Representing the best property 4.5-bath Ski home! Connect to

an open floor plan, lots of natural light and


amenities. values



home in

Starting at the

ski in ski

at best $1,249,000 ski resort system in High the Ridge

$285K East is an Adirondack style complex

living spaces, & 2-car garage. $1,299,000

out community.


Private hot tub. Fully furnished. Use of Sunrise

Killington wastewater

living spaces, & 2-car garage. $1,299,000

amenities. Views! Starting at $1,249,000

This large 1-bedroom condo system features easy $194,900

$285K ski in - $259,000

ski out access, 2 decks, a sauna, a private hot

Representing the best property values at the best ski resort in the East

tub and efficient gas fireplace.

Mt. Green


Sunrise condos


Representing the best



values at the best ski High Ridge resort in the East

Trailside Village Visit


Sunrise condos

spectacular mountain views. 4-bedrooms, 5-baths, 2

The Vistas

Beautiful craftsman style 4-bedroom 4.5-bath single

family home in ski in ski out community. Private hot tub.

Fully furnished. Use of Sunrise amenities. Views!

Beautiful craftsman Starting style at $1,249,000 4-bedroom 4.5-bath

single family home in ski in ski out community.

Prestige Real Es

6BR 4BA home lo

heart of the Killin

Duplicate upper &

with common ent


We are excited to represent “Pr

Cozy Log Home Single family or duplex 50

This stunning 4700 square foot log home features

an open floor plan, lots of natural light and

spectacular mountain views. 4-bedrooms, 5-baths, 2

This stunning 4700 square foot log home features

living spaces, & 2-car garage. $1,299,000

spectacular mountain views. 4-bedrooms, 5-baths, 2

6BR 4BA home located in the

offering shuttle services to/from the mountain.

Four 2-bedroom layouts from which to choose





This multi-level 2-bedroom 2-b

located directly across from Pico

flat private entry and spacious acc


The Woods

Trailside Village

This recently remodeled 1-bedroom

condo features new flooring,

countertops, & furnishings.

Ready for immediate use!


High Ridge

This multi-level 2-bedroom 2-bath

condo is located directly across from

Pico. It features a flat private entry and

spacious accommodations. $149,000

The Woods


Sunrise Village offers ski in ski out

access and a full complement of

amenities. Two 3-bedroom 2-bath

condos from which to choose

$269,000, $294,000

The Lodges

Sunrise condos

Kaitlyn Hummel


High Ridge is an Adirondack style complex

offering shuttle services to/from the mountain.

Four 2-bedroom layouts from which to choose

$194,900 - $259,000

2922 Killington Road


Heidi Bome


This 3-bedroom 3.5-bath 1800

townhome features wood floorin

heat on the lower level. Beautif


This large 1-bedroom condo features easy ski in This multi-level 2-bedroom 2-bath condo is Sunrise Village offers ski in ski out access and a

ski out access, 2 decks, a sauna, a private hot located directly across from Pico. It features a

full complement of amenities.

tub and efficient gas fireplace.

flat private entry and spacious accommodations.

1-bedroom 1-bath $149,000


This large 1-bedroom condo features easy ski in


This multi-level 2-bedroom 2-bath condo is

3-bedroom 2-bath $294,000

Sunrise Village offers ski in ski out access and a

ski out access, 2 decks, High Ridge a sauna, a private hot located directly The across Woods from Pico. It features a

full The complement Lodges of amenities.

tub and efficient gas fireplace.

flat private entry and spacious accommodations.

1-bedroom 1-bath $149,000

High Ridge is an Adirondack style

complex offering shuttle $145,000 services to/from

This 3-bedroom 3.5-bath 1800 square

This beautiful 3-bedroom 3-bath


3-bedroom 2-bath $294,000

the mountain. Four 2-bedroom layouts

foot townhome features wood flooring

condo has ski in ski out access, cherry

from which


to choose

and radiant heat on the lower level.

cabinets & flooring, and granite Kaitlyn kitchen Hummel

Heidi Bomengen


The Woods

The Lodges

$194,900 - $259,000

Beautiful amenities. $289,000

counters & vanities. Close to all




amenities. $449,000



80 • The Mountain TimesNov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019


Marker/Dalbello/Völkl Autograph Signing, 1:30 p.m., Peak Performance Sports

Bliz Vara Swedish Team Autograph Signing, 2:00 p.m., Mahogany Ridge

Rossignol Autograph Signing, 4:00 p.m., Peak Performance Sports

Live Music: DJ Trizz 4:00 p.m. , Recycled Percussion, 4:30 p.m. K-1 Lodge

Athlete Bib Presentation, 5:45 p.m. Fireworks immediately following

TGR’s Winterland Movie Premier, 7:00 p.m., Snowshed Lodge

Shred Optics Autograph Signing, 7:30 p.m., Killington Sports Rt 4






Opening Parade, 9:00 a.m.

Giant Slalom Run 1, 9:45 a.m.

Live Music: DJ Logic, immediately following Run 1

Giant Slalom Run 2, 1:00 p.m.

Awards, immediately following Run 2

Live Music: Grace Potter, immediately following awards

Warren Miller’s Timeless Movie Premier, 7:00 p.m., Snowshed Lodge


SUNDAY, Marker/Dalbello/Völkl DECEMBER Autograph 1 Signing, 1:30 p.m., Peak Performance Sports

Opening Bliz Vara Parade, Swedish 9:00 Team a.m. Autograph Signing, 2:00 p.m., Mahogany Ridge

Slalom Rossignol Run Autograph 1, 9:45 a.m. Signing, 4:00 p.m., Peak Performance Sports

Live Music: Twiddle, DJ Trizz 4:00 immediately p.m. , Recycled following Percussion, Run 1 4:30 p.m. K-1 Lodge

Slalom Athlete Run Bib 2, Presentation, 1:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m. Fireworks immediately following

Awards, TGR’s Winterland immediately Movie following Premier, Run 7:00 2 p.m., Snowshed Lodge

Shred Optics Autograph Signing, 7:30 p.m., Killington Sports Rt 4


Opening Parade, 9:00 a.m.

Giant Slalom Run 1, 9:45 a.m.

Live Music: DJ Logic, immediately following Run 1

Giant Slalom Run 2, 1:00 p.m.

Awards, immediately following Run 2

Live Music: Grace Potter, immediately following awards

Warren Miller’s Timeless Movie Premier, 7:00 p.m., Snowshed Lodge


Opening Parade, 9:00 a.m.

Slalom Run 1, 9:45 a.m.

Live Music: Twiddle, immediately following Run 1

Slalom Run 2, 1:00 p.m.

Awards, immediately following Run 2

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