U16 Nordic skiers excel in NE races

Addison County skiers Ava Schneider, Baxter Harrington and Lorenzo Atocha helped Vermont finish second in New England in the Under-16 New England Nordic Ski Association Championship, held in Jackson, N.H., on March 12 and 13.

Panther skiers 10th at NCAAs

The Middlebury College Nordic and alpine squads combined for a 10th-place finish at the NCAA skiing championship with 209.5 points.

MUHS Nordic girls win D-II skiing title; boys are third

After rolling to a big lead on Feb. 24 in the first day of the Nordic state championship meet, the Middlebury Union High School girls’ team cruised to the Division II title on Monday at Rikert Nordic Center.

Matthew Dickerson: The evolution of a Nordic adventure

It was almost 30 years ago, during the winter of 1992-1993, that I began the adventure of pulling a child behind through the woods on snow while cross-country skiing.

College to mark Winter Carnival with fireworks on Saturday

As Middlebury College hosts its annual Winter Carnival this weekend, the college will set off a fireworks display for all to see on Saturday, Feb. 19. The show will begin at 9 p.m. The fireworks will be launched at the Athletic Field, south of Kenyon Aren … (read more)

Tiger, Eagle cross country skiers compete at Harwood

Middlebury and Mount Abe Nordic skiers raced Harwood and other schools on Feb. 8.

Tiger girls’ Nordic team wins classic skiing event

Two ninth-graders led the MUHS girls’ Nordic skiing team to victory in a five-team, 5-kilometer classic race hosted by CVU last Wednesday.

Nordic skiers compete in Tour de Chittenden

CHITTENDEN COUNTY — Nordic skiers from Middlebury and Mount Abraham union high schools and Ripton’s North Branch School fared well at the annual Tour de Chittenden, a three-day, three-location event that concluded on Monday. MUHS FRESHMAN BETH McIntosh to … (read more)

Matthew Dickerson: Ode to snow (and an outdoor center)

My wife and I bought our seasons passes for the Rikert Nordic Center today. In truth, it was more of a step of hope than one based on the present reality.

Girls’ Nordic opens with win; boys 4th

The Division II Middlebury Union High School girls’ Nordic team on Dec. 15 prevailed against a team of four D-I competitors at Rikert Nordic Center, edging second-place Mount Mansfield by two points, 22-24.

Nordic trails saw a surge during pandemic

RIPTON/GOSHEN — There has been at least one arguably positive side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic: Operators of Addison County’s two Nordic skiing centers report a surge of interest in cross-country skiing during the past winter. They cite factors that i … (read more)

Students participate in skiing challenge

RIPTON — Frost Mountain Nordic skiing program this winter included a group of middle school- age skiers called the “Wildcats” that logged some serious mileage and that culminated in a multi-hundred- mile feat last weekend. “It’s a real mixed group who hav … (read more)

Girls’ Nordic third in D-II championship

CRAFTSBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ team prevailed in a tight three-way duel for third place in Wednesday’s Division II championship meet at the Craftsbury Nordic Center. The U-32 girls joined the Raider boys, who won on Monday, also at C … (read more)

Tiger boys are third in Vermont D-II Nordic championships

CRAFTSBURY — Despite top-10 finishes by skiers Elvis McIntosh, Jack Christner and Lucas Palcsik on Monday, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ Nordic ski team finished third in the Division II championship meet behind defending champion U-32 and runner … (read more)

MUHS boys ski to victory

HUNTINGTON — In a six-team meet hosted by Burlington High School at Sleepy Hollow Ski and Bike Center on Feb. 17 the Middlebury Union High School boys coasted to victory, while the Tiger girls’ team was fourth. Mount Abraham independents also excelled in … (read more)


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