Category: Vermont

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 »

A Modest Proposal: The Running of the Sheep*

You mess with the bull; you get the horns. The annual running of the bulls, at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, wrapped on July 14, as it does every year. With rockets (!!) exploding in order to startle (!!) cornered bulls into stampeding the most terrifying 825-meter run imaginable, it’s a miracle only eight… Read more »

Rasputitsa Ride Vermont

Vermont is beautiful, quirky and addictive. Unlike more dramatic outdoor locations (think: the Oregon coast, Colorado’s continental divide, or Alaska’s Valdez mountains) that cut jagged holes into an adventurer’s consciousness, Vermont is more diligent. It seeps in and not just with its beautiful parts, its covered bridges, or its wholesome pastures. The ugly misshapen parts… Read more »

Vermont in the Spring – An Ibex Quiz

Our Spring catalog is hitting mailboxes in the weeks ahead and with it a look at some of the new things we’re doing with wool. Our new Weightless Wool collection brings the performance of our favorite fiber to active life, we added more prints for more summer tee options, and we have more lightweight wool… Read more »

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

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 moved a few meetings to make them more powder day friendly. We’re lucky. As… Read more »

New Snowmaking System Means Rikert Nordic in Ripton Can Weather Any Winter

Winter came early to most of Vermont this year, but it arrived earlier still in the town of Ripton, just a short hour’s drive into the Green Mountains from Ibex headquarters. Rikert Nordic Center, owned by Middlebury College and perched high on the Breadloaf Campus got the white stuff early. They opened their doors on… Read more »

Vermont-to-Colorado Connections: A Q&A with Icelantic Skis

As part of our involvement with the Telluride-For-2 Giveaway, we wanted to get to know our Colorado-based co-sponsors better. We caught up with Icelantic Skis Event and Partnerships director, Sam Warren, to hear how this once small company turned into one of  Colorado’s most sought after ski brands. IBEX: Icelantic has a cult-like following in the… Read more »

Vermont-to-Colorado Connections: Ibex Q&A with Zeal Optics

As part of our involvement with the Telluride-For-2 Giveaway, we wanted to get to know our Colorado-based co-sponsors better. We sat down with Zeal Optic’s Director of Marketing, Joe Prebich, at the brand’s retail store in downtown Boulder, Colorado to better understand what goes into the fashion, function and sustainability of the brand’s eyewear. IBEX:… Read more »

One more week: Ibex 2013 Tent Sale

It’s become an annual tradition, along the lines of Thanksgiving, Yom Kippur and Disneyland: the Ibex Tent Sale in Quechee, Vermont. Families drive from near and far, bikes roll in, children jump with glee and the balloonists fly sky high.  The tent opens early, always with a line snaking far longer than any of us… Read more »