Belying its grisly name, this ski hill in Vermont has a cheery look in this colorful painting by Byron Thomas. Located near Woodstock and famed as the locale of Dartmouth College skiing events, the ski run is admired for the quality of its slopes and the charm of the surrounding countryside. An all-season resident of the area, Thomas enriches the growing lore of New England culture with his decorative and perceptive landscapes.

PHOTOBYRON THOMAS