Talking future for backcountry skiing
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STOWE- 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.

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 as well as 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 at 6:30 pm with a suggested donation at the door.
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