Notebook: Rivalry motivates Shiffrin

United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin, center, stands atop the podium along side second-place finisher Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, left, and third-place finisher Wendy Holdener of Switzerland, right, after Sunday’s Killington Cup women’s Alpine skiing slalom race at Killington Mountain. Photo by Hannah Dicton, Rutland Herald.

  KILLINGTON, Vt. – Magic Johnson had Larry Bird. Arnold Palmer had Jack Nicklaus. Mikaela Shiffrin has Petra Vlhova. When an athlete has a peer it can battle and compare itself to, it brings out the best in both. That … Continued

The 2021 Okemo Ski and Snowboard Swap

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Annual Okemo Ski and Snowboard Swap to benefit Okemo Mountain School is the place to gear up for the winter with new and used gear at great prices. You will find everything you need to get … Continued

Okemo represented in NASTAR National Championships

Pat Moore, Okemo

LUDLOW, Vt. – Because of Covid-19, Okemo Mountain Resort took a year off from hosting the NASTAR recreational racing this past season. It was the first interruption since 1974. Despite that, three racers who had qualified for the NASTAR National … Continued

Ski for Heat 2021 in memory of Lynn Achee

PERU, Vt. – Ski for Heat, the local nonprofit organization that raises funds to help neighbors in need with heating fuel assistance, this year is dedicated in loving memory to Lynn Achee, one of the event’s longtime supporters, cheerleaders, and … Continued

Vail Resorts opens Okemo, Snow, Stowe in Vermont

LUDLOW, Vt. – A combination of superlative snowmaking technology and a dedicated operations staff allowed for Vail Resorts’ Vermont ski areas to open for the 2020/2021 ski and snowboard season. Stowe, Okemo, and Mount Snow opened Nov. 25 with exclusive … Continued

Okemo Mountain School virtual Ski Swap

LUDLOW, Vt. – Due to the Covid-19 virus, we have decided to cancel our in-person OMS Ski & Snowboard Swap this year in order to keep our employees, volunteers, and loyal customers safe. Instead, we are still holding a virtual … Continued

Vail announces plans for 2020-21 ski and snowboard season

LUDLOW, Vt. – This season, Vail Resorts’ commitment to safety takes on more importance than ever amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz announced the company’s winter operating plan in a letter to guests, which outlines a comprehensive, … Continued

Open letter from Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz

LUDLOW, Vt. – What will the 2020-21 ski and snowboard season look like? We are still in the heat of July – still celebrating the successful opening of our resorts for summer – and that is the number one question … Continued

Two SMS alumni named to Chilean National Ski Team

Diego Holscher `20

STRATTON, Vt. – Stratton Mountain School alumni Kay Holscher `17 and Diego Holscher `20 have once again been named to the Chilean National Ski Team for the 2020-2021 season. “We are extremely proud to see that Diego and Kay have … Continued

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