Skiing the Long Trail


I have tons of stories from the Long Trail. I hiked End-to-End while in college. Living in Boston&NY at the time meant I did a lot of bus rides and hitch hiking around the state to get to&from trail heads to complete the trip. This led me to fall in love with VT, and I ended up moving here 5 years ago.

Now my wife and I mostly ski on the Long Trail. Though we do get out in summer time too:

Skiing down through hardwood glades, or schussing frozen stream beds to connect the Long Trail (up on the spine) down to the Catamount Trail (usually in the valleys) provides us with a lifetime of backcountry steep skiing options, and we always ski get fresh tracks!

Peter Wadsworth


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Longtrail 100

VPR is marking the 100th anniversary of The Long Trail with a month-long series of reports and essays. Through this series, we'll explore the history and future of The Long Trail and introduce listeners to the people who built, maintain and hike it today.