The House has begun debating an expansion of the Catamount
Health subsidized insurance program; abundant and frequent snow this winter has
been welcome in the business offices of Vermont’s ski resorts; a new community
center has opened in the city of Winooski, after five years of planning.
and spring flowers. The nation’s ski resorts are all about skiing and
snowboarding even as April begins.
A bountiful winter
may lead to a record-setting season for the $6 billion industry this year. A
year ago, resorts posted a 7 percent drop in visitors nationwide because of a
Killington residents will vote tomorrow on
whether or not to create a 1% local option tax on rooms and meals, sales and
believe it will raise funds vital for economic development. But critics – including Killington ski resort – say the
tax is misguided.
College senior who was paralyzed in a skiing accident two years ago is back on
the slopes, and she’s hoping to improve safety conditions and awareness in ski
racing so others can avoid suffering the same fate.