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Back Country Fever
Monday, 01 January 2018 19:39
BACKCOUNTRY FEVER: New Terrain, New Huts, New Frontiers

Leaders of the Catamount Trail Association, Vermont Huts and RASTA
discuss new huts, glades and backcountry skiing around the state at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum on January 11th.

STOWE, VT: On Thursday, January 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm the movers and shakers in Vermont's burgeoning backcountry ski movement will come together at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum's monthly Thirsty Thursday series in downtown Stowe to talk about the future of backcountry skiing in Vermont.

R.J. Thompson of Vermont Huts Association will unveil plans for new huts in both central Vermont and the greater Stowe area. Angus McCusker of the Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trails Alliance will share his organization's work on cutting glades in Central Vermont and plans for a new trail system. And Amy Kelsey, executive director of the Catamount Trail Association will talk about how the Catamount Trail has become an access point for some of the best backcountry skiing in the state.

Plus, learn about the new backcountry centers that are growing up at resorts around the state. The roundtable discussion will include maps and photos and be moderated by Lisa Lynn, editor of Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and stick around for a casual party after.

Sponsors Collective Arts Brewing and Hetta will be serving craft beers and Norwegian style glogg at a cash bar. The event is the second of the season in a series of monthly Thirsty Thursday talks hosted at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum that focus on snow sports history currently being made in Vermont. The doors open at 1 South Main Street in Stowe at 6:30 pm with a suggested donation at the door.

The 2018 line-up for Thirsty Thursdays is as follows:
Jan. 11:BACKCOUNTRY FEVER: New Terrain, New Huts, New Frontiers
Feb. 1: VERMONT & THE OLYMPICS: An Inside Look at Who's Going for Gold
Mar. 8: SNOWBOARD INNOVATION: What's Up With Snowboard Design

For photos or more information: Lisa Lynn, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 802-760-8550