It may officially be spring, but Rutland is getting 1-3 inches of snow on Saturday! This week, we are taking a look at the three winning photos from our Real Rutland Winter Photography Contest, held earlier this month.

Sunrise Skinning

This photo was sent to us by Amy Laramie. She took this sunrise photo from the Pico side of the Killington-Pico Interconnect, a trail connecting the two ski mountains. In the distance of this photo is Killington Mountain. Amy tells us, she began skinning (uphill skiing with special bindings on the skis to make it possible) this year. She says, “I am hooked. The morning sunrises are worth it all!”

“Bob” the Bobcat

This photo was submitted to us by Sandi Howe in Rutland. She said this bobcat has been visiting her house often, so her family fittingly named the animal, “Bob.” Interested in learning more about bobcats? Read this article written by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. A fun fact about bobcats, they are common throughout most of the state but are rarely seen due to their solitary nature and being active at dawn and dusk.

Farm Fresh

This photo of freshly fallen snow on the former Thomas Dairy Farm was taken in Rutland Town and sent to us by Steven Goldstein. Vermont is known as the Green Mountain State, but when the sun hits the mountains just right, especially when snow-covered, they appear purple. This photo shows some of the purple hues.


Winter is a beautiful time to live in Rutland County, Vermont. As winter fades, flowers begin to bloom, the trees turn green, and animals come out of hibernation, we are treated to all that spring has to offer! If you dream of moving here or have questions about the area, connect with us here! And be on the lookout for our Spring Photography Contest coming soon.