10 Rules For Your First Ski Season In The Backcountry

Backcountry skiing: So hot right now.

With AT setups flying off the shelves here at OGE and elsewhere across the country, it’s clear that the appeal of skipping the traditional resort experience — and the crowds that come with it — isn’t lost on people this winter.

Whether your decision to cut the metaphorical cord of lift-served skiing comes from a desire for more socially-distanced outings, or a newfound or … Read more >>

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Published:January 7, 2021 View Post

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2020 in the Rearview

OGE storefront at night

WHAT A YEAR.

A year full of challenges. A year full of progress. And a year full of gratitude for you and your support.

We went into 2020 with big plans to grow as a business. In-store and online business was booming. We were hosting 20+ events a month. We were helping more people than ever get outside and develop a relationship with nature and outdoor recreation.

Obviously, things didn’t … Read more >>

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Published:December 31, 2020 View Post

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Vermont Ski Resort COVID Rules

A Skier in a blue jacket at Bolton

Well team, we made it to December. The final month of what has quite possibly been one of the strangest years in recent history.

Despite the oddities of 2020, we can’t help but be excited about ski season! To help you make the best plans for your upcoming ski and snowboard adventures, we’ve compiled COVID information from northern Vermont ski resorts and provided links to their 2020/2021 winter operations pages. … Read more >>

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Published:December 18, 2020 View Post

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Used Gear For Good

Your closet is full to bursting with clothing you don’t wear anymore. A backpack you haven’t taken on a hike in years. Climbing shoes you thought you’d use all the time but haven’t touched. The clutter is overwhelming and all you can think about is, WHAT am I going to do with all this stuff?

So, what to do?

Before you throw everything into a plastic garbage bag and drive … Read more >>

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Published:December 11, 2020 View Post

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Meet An OGExpert: Jericha Harriman

Jericha's OGExpert portrait

What’s an OGExpert? They’re the folks that huff and puff alongside you in the skin track, give you a yell from the lift, move that pad for you at the climbing gym, share their granola at the summit, or help you change a flat tire at the bike trail head. They’re us. We’ve done it all, and used pretty much every kind of gear along the way. We live, breathe, … Read more >>

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Published:November 23, 2020 View Post

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Meet An OGExpert: Abby Szatrowski

What’s an OGExpert? They’re the folks that huff and puff alongside you in the skin track, give you a yell from the lift, move that pad for you at the climbing gym, share their granola at the summit, or help you change a flat tire at the bike trail head. They’re us. We’ve done it all, and used pretty much every kind of gear along the way. We live, breathe, … Read more >>

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Published:November 19, 2020 View Post

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Meet An OGExpert: Joshua “Grizz” Stephen

What’s an OGExpert? They’re the folks that huff and puff alongside you in the skin track, give you a yell from the lift, move that pad for you at the climbing gym, share their granola at the summit, or help you change a flat tire at the bike trail head. They’re us. We’ve done it all, and used pretty much every kind of gear along the way. We live, breathe, … Read more >>

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Published:November 9, 2020 View Post

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Meet An OGExpert: Abi Gardner

What’s an OGExpert? They’re the folks that huff and puff alongside you in the skin track, give you a yell from the lift, move that pad for you at the climbing gym, share their granola at the summit, or help you change a flat tire at the bike trail head. They’re us. We’ve done it all, and used pretty much every kind of gear along the way. We live, breathe, … Read more >>

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Published:November 3, 2020 View Post

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Announcing our Fall 2020 Charitable Grant Fund Awardees

In a typical non-pandemic year, OGE hosts two cycles of our Charitable Grant Fund, the mission of which is to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in Vermont communities by partnering with organizations that focus on land conservation, land access, trail development, and outdoor educational programming. We believe access to and conservation of our natural landscapes is critical to the health of Vermont’s communities, many of which remain underserved and underfunded by Read more >>

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Published:September 18, 2020 View Post

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We Got You Fam: Our Favorite Family-Friendly Campsites

Looking for a weekend getaway in the solitude of the Vermont wilderness? Not interested in hiking late into the night after a long day at work to find the perfect spot? We’ve got you. Here are four of the best local campsites to help you enjoy some time with the ones who matter most.

Little River State Park

The vast Little River State Park Campground is one of central Vermont’s … Read more >>

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Published:August 7, 2020 View Post

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