Danielle and I decided to hike the Teardrop ski trail on the west side of
Mt Mansfield on Sunday.
The Teardrop was cut by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930's. Initially an 800' rope tow and lights for night skiing were installed on the Underhill side of Mt Mansfield. Fortunately, for those who enjoy backcountry ski touring, Stowe Resort installed a single chair in 1940, diverting much of the ski traffic to the other side of the mountain. I'd rather spend a bluebird day skinning on my splitboard for one run than fork over $89 for a lift ticket!