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Pasture Prime

For intrepid backcountry skiers, farming turns takes on a whole new meaning in the pastures of rural Vermont. It is skiing symbiosis achieved through generations of working the land and outdoor pursuits.

Most nights in Woodstock, Vermont are quiet. Route 4, the main east-west corridor in the state, plumbs a line straight through this quaint New England town, past an oval-shaped green and brick courthouse and a colonnaded town hall. The shops are mostly shuttered by 5:30, and you can cross the street without looking both ways. The one bar of any distinction, Bentley’s, attracts a wine-sipping clientele, and the DUI-vigilant police keep things nice and civil…

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