Saturday, September 24, 2022

Lyndon Outing Club, Lyndonville, Vermont


We took the drive on Route 2 to visit one of the oldest ski areas in America. As the Lyndon Outing Club website explains, 

The Lyndon Outing Club (LOC) was established in 1937, founded by an active group of local skiers. In its heyday, the LOC was home to a competition ski jump and once served as training grounds for Olympic ski hopefuls. The LOC has been home to sled dog races, snow sculpture contests, and slalom races.

We visited on a stunning fall day with a strong wind. The lodge has been rented for what looked to be a halloween party and several teens knocked about in the area's skate park. The slopes in the offseason combine hiking and mountain biking. There are glimpses of Willoughby Gap as well as the rolling hills of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. I could see Burke Mountain Ski Resort in the distance where we've hiked and Burke Mountain Academy where I've conducted workshops on athletes' writing. 

Glimpse of Willoughby Gap

Willoughby Gap from Burke Mountain (Ski) Academy

Picnic table 1/4 way up 


White Mountains

Dinner stop

Dessert for the ride home

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