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Skiing, snowboarding official Vt sports

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

The country's first ski resort opened near Woodstock in 1934. But it wasn't until today that the Legislature recognized skiing and snowboarding as Vermont's official state sports.

The bill passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday morning.

It's the brainchild of sixth-graders from Swanton Middle School who realized Vermont didn't have an official state sport. It took four years for the bill to pass the Legislature.

"I'm brand new and it's a no-brainer to me, so I can't say why it's taken so long, but great credit goes to the school children at the Swanton Elementary School with came up with this idea," said Sen. Peter Galbraith, D-Windham County.

The bill includes cross-country skiing as a part of the official state sport.

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