We Love Snow: The Petersons

"The work week is over. The school week is over. It’s now family time."

For this family, weekends in the mountains are about more than skiing and snowboarding. It’s about sharing a passion for winter adventure, relaxing and reconnecting as a family, and being part of a vibe and a community that they can return to for the rest of their lives. It’s the first story about why so many people like you love snow too. Watch this episode, then check back for the next episode coming out next week.

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We Love Snow: Jen & Finn

"I don't know what else I would do on the weekends."

Every Friday afternoon during the ski season, the McCann’s leave their stresses behind in Connecticut and point the car north to the mountains of Vermont. What they find there is pure joy, and the sense of pride from watching Finn build confidence at the Training Center, friendships, and a love for skiing that will never go away.

Find pure joy

We Love Snow: Becky & Tim

"The first question I ask - are you going to ski?"

It’s one thing to say “work hard and play hard”, but it’s another to live the motto every day. When it’s snowing, Tim and Becky Clark hit the mountain for fun runs, then head home to run two of West Dover’s most popular eateries. Their formula is simple. Work hard, play hard, treat your employees right, and love the outdoors.

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We Love Snow: Ashlyn

"A lot of times, I just straight line."

While most of us were still just getting into the sport at 10 years of age, Ashlyn was already nationally ranked with more podiums and medals to her name than many will ever see. Her love for snowboarding is fed by days chasing friends down the mountain, hitting features at Carinthia Parks, exploring the outdoors… and the occasional stop at Waffle Cabin.

Ride like a 10 year old

We Love Snow: Skip Kost

"I don't consider this a job. It's a hobby. It's fun."

For Skip Kost, leaving his office in Connecticut to drive north to the mountains every weekend is part of the routine. He spends his weekends on the Mount Snow Ski Patrol helping others and giving back to the mountain community he fell in love with long ago. For Skip, patrolling isn’t a job, it’s a way to get outdoors and spend time with his mountain family.

Why we do it...