Category: Vermont

Ski Mo, Randonée, Skinning…You Gotta Go Up to Get Down

24 Hours of Bolton Images provided by RJ Thompson What could be more fun than a 12-hour sufferfest on skis? A 24-hour sufferfest on skis! If the suffering part leaves a little to be desired, invite your friends and make it a team sport. Or go it alone – at your own pace – without… Read more »

What the What, El Niño?!?

Did winter storm Jonas seriously forget to come to Vermont? Is a little pow pow too much to ask?  Winter storm Jonas, or as The Atlantic calls it – Snowzilla – ruled the roost over 1,000 miles of Eastern property this past weekend. The biggest viral video right now is of some dude snowboarding through… Read more »

El Niño: The Most Interesting Weather in the World

El Niño Forecast via The Weather Network Lest we get ahead of ourselves considering the first official day of winter is still a few weeks away, so far El Niño is turning out to be El Nada. Unseasonably high temps are sweeping the entire country. The Southwest, which was primed to reap the biggest weather… Read more »

Top Five Ways to Peep Like a Local

ibexbuzz: Leaves… people! Peeping at leaves! We Vermonters have a love/hate relationship with leafing season. How can you not be lured in by the nature’s annual show of flamboyance? It’s stone-cold gorgeous. Economically, we’re grateful, of course, for the multi-week tourism boom. It’s just that as a collective of 600,000+ independent spirits, we still have… Read more »

Six Hours in Burlington, Vermont: an Ibex Guide

We’re clearly biased, given our Vermont roots, but we’d call Burlington a New England urban gem. With all the things to love in a small city (live music, art galleries, yummy eating, people watching), and plenty of outdoor opportunities, the Queen City makes it easy to fill your dance card with a hearty mix of… Read more »

The Conscientious Employee’s Guide to Skipping Work On A Powder Day.

The Conscientious Employee’s Guide to Skipping Work On A Powder Day. ibexbuzz: Here at Ibex HQ, we’ve enjoyed a rather large pummeling of powder over the last two weeks. With a fresh 24 inches expected by tomorrow night, it goes without saying that we’re letting folks out early for some safer travelling home. We’ve also… Read more »

SINGULAR PURSUIT: AN ODE TO WINTER

The world conspires to crowd you. Sure there are far-flung locales, deep wilderness treks, enclaves of isolation that one can seek out with enough time and resources, but a bit of quiet time alone in the standard day to day is rare. Skiers, perhaps more than their share, feel this. Chairlifts have grown in speed… Read more »

NBC News came to Ibex HQ recently to see firsthand our commitment to a pet friendly office culture. Watch legendary host Harry Smith meet with our staff and check out some behind-the-scenes photos below. Thanks for stopping by, NBC! (Source: http://player.theplatform.com/)

How to Live Like a Vermonter in Fall (Wherever You Are)

For about 10 months out of every year, most Americans are content to be who they are. Come fall, there’s a switch. From the first crisp of the air to the jeweled-toned fall colors that fuel the brochures of every inn and Ivy League school, people suddenly want to be Vermonters – if not in… Read more »

Don’t be a Creeper When You’re a Peeper

This is the time of year when Vermont and our New England brethren are thrust in the national spotlight for little more than our natural beauty. It’s time for fall colors and that means leaf peepers. Honestly, it’s so objectifying. Can somebody please get John Oliver on it? We could use a little bit of… Read more »