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Every season it happens: skiers and snowboarders die on the slopes. Unless it’s a celebrity like Sonny Bono, Michael Kennedy or Natasha Richardson, most people rarely hear about these deaths. Yet on average, according to the National Ski Areas Association, about 39.8 people die skiing/snowboarding each year in the United States. That’s not a high fatality Read More
Click here to the piece I wrote this weekend.
Man, I wish I was out skiing today instead of being in the office, but what can you do. Looks like a blue bird day with prime snow conditions everywhere. My pick of the weekend: Jiminy Peak in northwestern Massachusetts on Sunday, but make sure you get there when lifts open. Why? Because it looks like Read More
I’m new at trying to figure out this app thing with my iPhone. And more specificially, how I can use them for skiing. So far I’ve downloaded a few free ones like the one from skireport.com; it’s got the basic info like number of trails open, lifts turning and weather forecasts. Also a place where people post comments about conditions. But I’m not very Read More
I’m always amazed that people pay way too much for a hotel room when they take a ski trip. The highest prices are always the places closest to the mountain. Sure, I’d love to stay in a slopeside condo, but the price is always too expensive. That is, unless you pack the condo at maximum occupancy Read More
Here’s some news from Okemo Mountain Resort in southern Vermont. It’s opened a new terrain park named Broken Arrow – a gladed park with all-natural features made from fallen timber. “Combining the challenges of a gladed trail with a terrain park is the next natural progression in the sports of skiing and snowboarding,” said Dennis Read More
Here’s a video I shot last week at Killington.
Yes, it’s true, you can get whiskey, guns and ammo at Singleton’s Store in Proctorsville, Vt., just outside Ludlow. This isn’t a kind of red-neck general store when you feel out of place just by walking in. No strange looks from the locals staring at the flatlanders wearing ski jackets. No, this is a great store Read More
American International Group has sold Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont to a spinoff company of the financially troubled insurance giant bailed out by U.S. taxpayers. It was sold, kind of, to one of its spinoffs – Chartis, which deals with AIG’s property-casualty and general insurance businesses, according to the Burlington Free Press. AIG owned the mountain through Read More
After days of snowing, peak ski conditions have finally arrived. Here at Killington they got nearly four feet in the last 72 hours. It’s no wonder that they have 128 trails open; 68 which are groomed. Mainly a packed powder surface with still plenty of “pow pow” in the trees The Beast, that’s Killington’s other Read More