Snow Gods deliver for the 68th Stowe Derby
Monday, 25 February 2013 16:04


by Pascale Savard

Every year brings it own set of challenges and rewards, and despite all the uncontrollable factors that had organizers scramble for quick solutions, the 68th running of the Stowe Derby will go down as one of the most Epic Derby’s of the decade.

The numbers were strong at 644 registered skiers and the spirits were higher than ever after Mother Nature finally rewarded skiers and snow lovers with much appreciated snow in the week leading to the legendary race. The Stowe Derby is more than a ski race, it is the most exciting ski experience to be had. This year, the race was held on its traditional route, starting at the top of Mt. Mansfield’s Auto Toll Road and ending in the Village of Stowe, some 20 km down the road.

Perfect skiing conditions for this year's Derby!
Friday, 15 February 2013 09:13

Stowe, Vermont - Mother Nature is on our side this year and skiing in Stowe has been spectacular. The forecast for the next seven days leading to the race is perfect and uneventful, light snow and cool temperatures... we are happy to report that the Derby is going to town!

A Fun Ski Challenge for All
Friday, 18 January 2013 08:44

by Pascale Savard

Make 2013 the year when you take on the Stowe Derby challenge! Surely, you can ski down the 4 mile Auto Toll Road in your sleep but...  can you do it on a pair of cross-country skis AND avoid all potential "hazards," i.e. other skiers and perhaps a bumpy patch or two along the way? After negotiating a couple of air pins you most certainly never noticed before, the rest of the course is a piece of cake, especially for most of us experienced skiers: a few ups and downs in the Stowe Cross Country Center and Trapp Family Nordic Center before skiing the flat Stowe Rec Path all the way to town.

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