Panther hoop teams near playoffs, other Middlebury teams in action

Panther hoop teams get ready for home playoff games, Middlebury skiers race at Dartmouth, women’s hockey still on top.

Panther women’s hockey keeps rolling; skiers are third at UVM

The Middlebury College women’s hockey team kept winning to highlight recent Panther sports. Also read about Panther skiing, men’s and women’s basketball and men’s hockey.

Ski season off to good start at the Snow Bowl

Contending with a warmish start to the ski season and staff shortages (like nearly every other business), the Middlebury College Snow Bowl still has seen a good early season with a jump in the number of guests.

Two U.S. women smoke Killington World Cup slalom

The rivalry between Vermont-schooled Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin and Slovakia’s Petra Vhlova continues to be strong with the two superstar ski racers vying for the top spot on the Slalom podium.

Rikert and Snow Bowl ski centers to require reservations, other COVID precautions

HANCOCK/RIPTON — The Rikert Nordic Center and the Middlebury Snow Bowl will welcome skiers this winter with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Changes include required online reservations for skiing, equipment rentals, and lessons, as well as lodge access … (read more)

New Bristol shop offers outdoor gear & services

BRISTOL — Growing up in Bristol, Chris Morrissey got into BMX culture — ramps, half pipes — and tinkering with bikes. “We used to order parts from BMX magazines,” Morrissey told the Independent. “And we would get really excited when we saw the UPS truck d … (read more)

Ski areas discouraging access to already-closed slopes

First, the ski areas closed their lifts. Then, one by one, they shut down their parking lots. Now, the message is consistent and clear: Curb your turns. “We were seeing just too many people who may or may not be social distancing, but the risk was there,” … (read more)

Panther skiers excel in shortened NCAAs

BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Middlebury College ski team stood in third place after two days of racing at the NCAA skiing championships in Bozeman, Mont., last week before NCAA officials canceled the final two days of the event due to the threat posed by the nove … (read more)

Panthers second at carnival — by one point

RIPTON/HANCOCK — Middlebury College alpine and Nordic ski racers placed first in several individual and team events during the Panthers’ own Winter Carnival this past weekend, but the University of Vermont edged Middlebury for the crown and the Eastern In … (read more)

Middlebury skiers win at second-straight carnival

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Middlebury College ski team this past weekend won its second straight carnival, this time taking home the crown at Williams. The Panthers finished with 855 points, followed by Vermont (843) and Dartmouth (752). Justin Alkier, Tim … (read more)

Panther skiers win carnival in Maine

LEWISTON, Maine — The Middlebury College ski team this weekend won the Bates Carnival, edging the University of Vermont, 850-848, to take home the title. Panther Nordic skiers Sophia Laukli and Alexandra Lawson won events, as did alpine skier Justin Alkie … (read more)

Greg Dennis: When young old Boomers go skiing

We were booting up in the main lodge at Sugarbush on a recent weekday when Carol looked around at our fellow skiers. There was a lot of gray hair. Ever the joker, she wanted to know, “Do only old people ski here?” On weekdays, I said, that’s pretty much t … (read more)

Panther skiing continues strong season at Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Middlebury College ski team this past weekend finished third at the Colby Carnival with 827 points, behind Vermont (899) and Dartmouth (831). The Panthers will ski at the Bates Carnival this weekend. On Saturday the Panthers got wi … (read more)

Panthers ski to second place

STOWE — The Middlebury College ski team won several events and finished second to host University of Vermont this past weekend at the annual UVM carnival. The Panthers are back in action this coming weekend at the Colby Carnival. UVM won with 903 points, … (read more)

New manager oversees growth at Rikert Nordic

RIPTON — In February 2013 work to install snowmaking at Middlebury College’s Rikert Nordic Center was completed. Before then, Mike Hussey, general manager of the two Middlebury College ski areas, said Rikert opened about 70 days a winter and attracted abo … (read more)