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The Big Mountain Magic Of Mansfield

Local Photographers Capture Extreme Moments In The Ski Capital Of The East.

Photo by Andrew Ruschp

"The best view of Mansfield is from the top of Spruce. Here, a skier enjoys a moment after touring up Snuffy's trail and across Sterling Pond." - Photo by Andrew Ruschp

"Nothing beats catching the sunrise during an inversion [where the clouds drop below the mountain]—it's the best reward after battling the infamous 'eliminator section' while skinning up Nosedive." - Ruschp

Photo by Andrew Ruschp

"The Hourglass Chute is a magical zone accessible off the Chin, which is rumored to grant skiers lucky enough to find it cosmic enlightenment." - Ruschp

Photo by Andrew Ruschp

"The conditions lined up to perfection in the side country off Mt. Mansfield." - Ruschp

Photo by Dan Reid

"After spending the morning skinning up the Long Trail, we finally arrived at the Chin to enjoy a beautiful bluebird day." - Photo by Dan Reid

 Photo by Jeb Wallace

"A mixed bag of friends—including veteran backcountry skiers and first-timers on new gear—set a skin track underneath the Elephant's Head cliffs on the east side of Smuggler's Notch." - Photo by Jeb Wallace-

Photo by Wallace-Brodeur

"A skier sends it off a small cliff, reached via a bootpack above the Toll Road. The snow was deep and soft, so we felt comfortable going big." - Wallace-Brodeur

Photo by Wallace-Brodeur

"Despite our tired legs, we went for one more ride through fresh powder in the Rock Garden zone on Mt. Mansfield." - Wallace-Brodeur

Photo by Wallace-Brodeur

"Skiing off the summit of Mansfield in the spring." - Wallace-Brodeur

Photo by Scott Braaten

"After a week's worth of fresh snowfall, a skier gets stuffed with pow as he floats his first few turns down the pitch off Mansfield's ridgeline." - Photo by Scott Braaten

Photo by Scott Braaten

"With 120" of snow on the ground, a skier skins north along the Long Trail towards the Chin, looking for a line to drop in." - Braaten

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