You know it's cold when temperatures drop into the low teens, and everyone can’t stop daydreaming about warmer climates. Winter is the season that students are most familiar with at Middlebury. Although the frequent storms that dump several inches of snow at a time can seem intimidating, students quickly adapt to the frigid weather and learn to layer their clothing. A warm winter coat and sturdy rain or snow boots are a must. Middlebury’s maintenance service is usually quick to clear pathways and roads of snow, ensuring easy mobility around campus and hardly any snow days. The winter months are spent enjoying activities such as skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, and drinking hot chocolate.
Fall is crisp and cool, while spring is mostly rainy; however, warm and sunny weather does exist at Middlebury, mostly from May until early October. On such gorgeous days, students can be seen lying outside on the lawns or at nearby Lake Dunmore soaking in some rays. Fortunately, regardless of the weather, Middlebury’s campus provides beautiful scenery. It is especially breathtaking in the fall when the trees are filled with brilliantly colored leaves, but even in the winter, students admire the glistening, snow-covered landscape. In addition, the sunsets in Middlebury are definitely not a sight to be missed.