The anticipation. Standing on top of a flawless line, not a track in sight.
The stillness. So quiet you can hear flakes colliding and crumbling and falling to earth.
The transformation. Becoming one with the elements that surround you.
The immersion. Diving into the deep unknown.
When we asked the following skiers, snowboarders and photographers to share the stories behind the photos found within, the objective details came easily. But the experience, what they felt in the moment when plummeting down a fluffy fall line, was much harder to put into words.
The rawness of the emotion, the allure of something so rare and fleeting causes people to shape their lives around its pursuit. The shared elation and bliss and weightlessness invigorates body and spirit. But that only skims the surface. So we’re going deeper.
We’ll see you in the whiteroom.
One of snowboarding’s cultural icons and master of style, Danny Davis is all about bringing snowboarding to the people. His signature Woodward Peace Parks, including one at Killington, have opened up a whole new world for riders of all ages and abilities.Read on
Mountain forecasting is its own beast. In this interview with Chief Meteorologist Mallory Brooke, we learn that she knows that beast better than anyone.Read on
The builders of the East's longest ski season always rise to the challenge. In this collection of profiles, we go behind the scenes with three of Killington’s most valuable players.Read on
The pursuit of powder and transcendent turns alters the trajectory of people’s lives. Why? Immerse yourself in this interactive feature and find out.Read on
After last year’s COVID-driven cancellation of the World Cup, the Killington community is ready for its triumphant return. Plus: racers with Vermont roots including Mikaela Shiffrin, Nina O’Brien, and Paula Moltzan speak to the excitement of returning home.Read on
Imagine an eerily quiet, cold, crystalline world high in the mountains of Vermont, where everything—everything—is encased in two inches of glassy, impenetrable ice. We take you there in this multimedia feature story, and explore an otherworldly landscape witnessed only by a frozen few. Filmed and photographed on location at Killington Resort.Read on
NCAA athletes Nina O’Brien and Paula Moltzan are the only skiers - besides Mikaela Shiffrin - to score points at the Killington Women's World Cup. Here, they talk about balancing their education with ski racing, and why there’s nothing quite like skiing in front of the home crowd.Read on
Not all rules are made to be broken. In this animated feature story we dive into the do’s and don’ts of skiing and riding in our Woodward Mountain Park.Read on
Aspiring olympic skier Hannah Soar and olympic gold medal winner Donna Weinbrecht are cut from the same cloth - or moguls, as it were. This rich media feature explores the passion that drives them both to greatness, while also reflecting on the mountain where it all began.Read on
Who knew there were so many words for snow? Here, writer Tyler Cohen takes a deep dive into the snow slang lexicon.Read on
Pico may lack bourgeois base lodges and six-pack lifts, but it’s as rich in culture and community as any mountain destination in New England. Here, we explore the character that defines the Pico experience through a multimedia lens.Read on
Mountain biking has never been more fun.Read on
Vermontress Peggy Shinn takes us to her happiest place: springtime at Killington.Read on
Love is in the air … and in the gondola. Liven up your Valentine’s Day with Peggy Shinn’s primer on mountain love.Read on
Some New Year’s resolutions are doomed before the new year even begins. But not this one….Read on
Columnist Peggy Shinn’s guide to giving the gift of stoke this holiday season.Read on
4241’ columnist Peggy Shinn knows what it takes to win the Killington World Cup - as a spectator and an athlete.Read on
Longtime 4241’ writer and contributor Peggy Shinn is a ninth-generation Vermonter and a member of the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame. This is the debut of her column, “Vermontness.”Read on