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Birch Ridge Inn

37 Butler Road, Killington, Vermont 05751
Innkeeper(s): Bill Vines & Mary Furlong

Crunchy start to MLK weekend. 13 Jan 2017, 1:58 pm

It sure looked nice this morning when we headed out the door to ski. The sun was out. The temperatures were in the low 20's. A light dusting of snow painted a patina of white on the frozen surfaces.

Musings from the peak on Skiing, Holidays, and our New President in waiting 12 Jan 2017, 1:38 pm

A mix of topics. I have not posted for a while with the frenetic activities of the Christmas and New Years Holidays. Here are a few blurbs on what I am following.... Skiing and Riding at Killington.

Preparing for the holidays with a Christmas Tree Stroll 19 Dec 2016, 3:56 pm

They are coming fast. With the winter solstice just a day away the month of December is just screaming bye. With Christmas this coming Sunday, we are in full court press at the inn to get ready for the holiday season.

Pure December Powder Day 9 Dec 2016, 1:56 pm

They can be very rare, but today was a pure December powder day at Killington. The snowfall was not waist deep powder like storms can deliver in February or March. No, instead was a pure 6 inches of super light, fluffy, bright white, soft snow delivered to the mountain by a passing artic cold front.

Snow continuing to fall at Killington 7 Dec 2016, 12:08 pm

Light snow has been the order of the day at Killington for the last few days. Continuous snow flurries have resulted in snow accumulations of between 4 to 6 inches on the ground around the inn. At elevation on the mountain, the resort is reporting over a foot of snow (14.

Presenting the 2016 Birch Ridge Inn Christmas Tree 4 Dec 2016, 2:42 pm

It has been a whirlwind 2 weeks. But also very successful. 2 weeks ago on the Monday before Thanksgiving, a group of us set out with a pickup truck, a trailer and a chain saw. We cut down 5 Christmas trees in Springfield Vermont, about an hour south of Killington.

Killington...Thanksgiving...World Cup...Snow...This is exciting! 22 Nov 2016, 1:22 pm

I went to the mountain this morning and I honestly feel like a little kid again. THIS IS EXCITING! Do you remember the first time you saw or felt snow. Thats what I felt like this morning while I was witnessing the awesome power of the Killington Resort's snowmaking system.

Musings from the mountain. Skiing...Thanksgiving...Workd Cup...Politics 20 Nov 2016, 3:25 pm

Tall order of subjects in the title.... I will devote blogs in the near future to more detailed posts on each subject... but for today just a synopsis. Skiing.... Mary and I had the good fortune of being able to get our first ski day in last week.

Short twig season.Killington resort gears up for winter. 23 Oct 2016, 12:23 pm

That was a really short twig season. A lot of conflicting weather signals have occurred at the Birch Ridge Inn over the last several days. First off, the Fall Foliage season went exceptionally long in the Killington region.

Twig season approaching at Killington. Can snow season be far behind? 20 Oct 2016, 10:18 am

Fall colors have had a good run this year at Killington. A mild winter followed by a mild summer with reasonable rain fall has made for an extended and colorful fall season. But, in the proverbial last act of the season, the leaves have started to fall from the trees around Killington.