The resort hosts the U.S. Open snowboarding championships every
American Museum of Fly Fishing
More than 40,000 flies are on display at this Manchester
attraction, which is down the street from the headquarters of the
outdoors company Orvis.
The golf psychology guru, who has worked with many PGA stars, is
The 1968 Olympic skier from Rutland became known as Suzy
Chapstick for her long-running lip-balm ads.
The Panthers have one of the nation's best all-around Division
III programs; they have won 20 national team championships in six
The first family of Vermont skiing, from Richmond, includes
Olympians Barbara Ann, Bobby, Marilyn and Lindy. Patriarch Mickey
was a U.S. coach, and his grandchildren include Jim Cochran and
Jessica Kelley, current members of the U.S. ski team.
The Shelburne native is the first NASCAR Nextel Cup driver from
The town of 16,000 is Vermont's SI Sportstown for having the best
community sports programs.
Univ. of Vermont
Three of the four former Catamount players now in the NHL have
been All-Stars: John LeClair, Martin St. Louis and Aaron Miller.
Vermont City Marathon
The Burlington event, which attracts 6,000 runners annually, has
been named one of America's top 10 marathons.
Built in 1906, the Burlington ballpark is home to University of
Vermont baseball and the minor league Vermont Expos.
The famed boardmaking company is based in Burlington; founder
Jake Burton Carpenter began making snowboards in his garage in
Londonderry in the '70s.
The Stowe Derby
North America's oldest annual combination downhill and
cross-country ski race was launched in 1945.
The Waterbury native was one of the pioneers of NASCAR announcing
St. Johnsbury Academy
The private school will play nearby Lyndon Institute in football
for the 100th time next fall in one of the country's oldest
high school rivalries.
Thunder Road Speedbowl
Thousands attend weekly car races during warm-weather months at
this quarter-mile, high-banked asphalt oval in Barre. At the Milk
Bowl, the track's season-ending stock car event, the winner earns
the ultimate Vermont perk--a smooch with Miss Milkbowl, an
The 1,800-seat Barre Municipal Auditorium has hosted state high
school basketball tournament games since 1941.
The Cadets won the 2003 NCAA Division III men's hockey title.
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