Skiers gather at sunrise on a mountain ridge in Manchester.
Skiers gather at sunrise on a mountain ridge in Manchester. (Bennington Banner file)

In the mountains we believe in getting outside in the winter ... in every way possible. Whether you enjoy sleigh rides at Merck Farm & Forest Center in Rupert, skating at Riley Rink in Manchester, cross- country skiing at Prospect Mountain in Woodford on Route 9 east of Bennington -- or snow angels, snow forts and sugar on snow in your back-yard -- enjoy the cold! For more places to walk, slide, glide and throw snowballs, see pages 8 and 9, the calendar on pages 13 and 14, or visit www.berkshiresweek.com.