MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – How have generations of Middlebury students embraced Vermont’s famously harsh winter months? Some would rather stay inside with hot tea and a good book, which may be a sensible choice. For others, though, winter in Middlebury is filled with outdoor fun, from skiing and skating to careening down the hill at Mead Chapel on any contraption you can find.

Over Homecoming Weekend, we asked alumni from seven decades to tell us what they loved, or at least remembered, about winter in Middlebury. As 2017 draws to a close, enjoy this video snapshot of winters past.