The Vermont Cynic

A look into Chicks on Sticks’ 5:00 a.m. ski trips

A look into Chicks on Sticks' 5:00 a.m. ski trips

Payton Kurrle, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

At around 5:00 a.m. March 4, a white van pulled into the parking lot of Gutterson Fieldhouse.  Junior Finn Brokaw, a group leader of Power through Powder, got out of the van and opened the back, revealing a pile of ski equipment. Ten women, geared up with backpacks and skis over their shoulders, pil...

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts – Vermin Supreme, Skiing and Politics

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts - Vermin Supreme, Skiing and Politics

Jacob Goodwin and Nate Dole

February 25, 2020

In this episode, Jacob and Nate discuss some of the current political climate, the politician Vermin Supreme, the future of skiing and much more.

Culture Staff’s 100 word rants

Culture Staff's 100 word rants

Culture Staff

February 12, 2020

    Evan Peck Between the last time I went skiing and the next time I go, there will be a generation of ski babies born that will whiz past me. Born to wealthy parents, these young park rats begin shredding as soon as they can stand. In no time, they are tormenting below average skie...

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts – Jacob and Nate Go Skiing

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts - Jacob and Nate Go Skiing

Jacob Goodwin and Nate Dole

January 27, 2020

Jacob and Nate get to talk about skiing and winter vacation along with other things.

Climate change threatens Vermont skiing

Climate change threatens Vermont skiing

Nina Loutchko, Feature Writer

January 15, 2019

Warmer winters mean less time scraping ice off your car in the morning and fewer fears of falling on icy sidewalks while shuffling to class. But for skiers, snowboarders and anyone who enjoys the snowy season, warmer winters threaten the very thing that keeps them outside: snow. Warm temperatures an...

Sunrise ski aims to empower women

Sunrise ski aims to empower women

Erin Powell, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Hoards of students hit the slopes each weekends, but a group of UVM women don’t just shred  for fun — they ski for Planned Parenthood. Chicks on Sticks is an all-female ski group that was started in 2017 by senior Emily Listow. It aims to create an inclusive and fun environment for women who ski a...

Showing gratitude to a legendary ski filmmaker

Bridget Higdon, Arts Editor

February 14, 2018

I was 6 years old when I took my first ski lesson, and since then, you can always find me doing the snow dance. I was heartily saddened two weeks ago when I read about the death of prolific ski filmmaker Warren Miller.  I grew up watching many of his films with my family every winter. Miller ...

Fresh Tracks

James Gaudreault. B-Side. Skiers starting down Jester.

James Gaudreault

February 5, 2018

While winter slept stubbornly through the early days of December, my friend and I spent our Saturday scraping the icy slopes of Sugarbush. We arrived late in the morning and found the elements at the base of the mountain caught in a fierce war. The muddy earth and wilting meadows were battling...

Meandering Stowe’s Main Street & Beyond

Meandering Stowe's Main Street & Beyond

Maggie Richardson

February 8, 2016

        Sometimes, you just need to take the day and get out of town. After a long week of running from Colchester to College Street, walking down a different Vermont Main comes as a much-needed change of pace. On a relatively balmy, brilliantly beautiful January afternoon my friend Eva and I hea...

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