Category Archives: Skiing/Snowboarding

Camel’s Hump Challenge on Feb. 15

One of the Northeast’s premier backcountry skiing events – the Camel’s Hump Challenge – will both test Nordic skiers and raise money to fight Alzheimer’s disease on Sunday, February 15. The Camel’s Hump Challenge is…

Salvation in Vermont

During one snowless winter, this New Jersey snowboarder tried to save his season by braving a 7-hour drive, a bad radiator valve and an icy attitude to reach riding nirvana at Jay Peak. by Chris…

How Two VT Ski Areas Became One

If you’ve ever skied or snowboarded at Vermont’s Sugarbush Resort, you’ve probably noticed that Sugarbush’s two peaks each have a very different atmosphere than the other. But you might not know that’s because each started as…

MA Travel Ban Angers Ski Areas

Some ski areas in Massachusetts have expressed frustration with the state’s recent trend of imposing a travel ban during major snowstorms, forcing most ski areas to close during what is often seen as ideal powder…

New Ski Trail Opens at NY’s Essex Chain Lakes

A new ski trail has opened in New York’s Essex Chain Lakes Complex. The Upper Hudson Ski Loop Trail is a 4.2-mile “lollipop loop trail” that parallels the Goodnow River to the Hudson River. The…

New England Soul: 5 Favorite Peaks for Skiing & Riding

by Chris Weiss EAST COAST RIDERS ARE A GRITTY LOT. It’s a proud defining quality. Unlike the spoiled crowds elsewhere, we don’t sit back and sip hot cocoa while waiting for the perfect powder morning…

‘Adopt a Chair’ at Blandford Ski Area

Blandford Ski Area in Blandford, Massachusetts, is offering folks the chance to “adopt a chair.” Beginning this weekend, Blandford is starting a campaign to “Paint the Glade Chair Lift” and asking people and businesses to…

Learn to Ski or Snowboard for Free

Three New England ski resorts will offer free lift tickets and skiing and snowboarding lessons on January 19 and March 15, according to an article on FirstTracksOnline.com. Bromley Mountain in southern Vermont, Cranmore Mountain Resort…

NH Skier Among 2 US Team Members Killed in Avalanche

Skier Ronnie Berlack, 20, of Franconia, New Hampshire, was one of two members of the U.S. Ski Team killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps on Monday. Berlack and teammate Bryce Astle, 19, of…

Windham Mountain Marks World Snowboard Day

On Sunday, December 21, New York’s Windham Mountain will celebrate World Snowboard Day with a number of events, along with the Cody Veverka Memorial Rail Jam. Recognized in over 14 countries, World Snowboard Day highlights…

Precautions Needed for Adirondacks Backcountry

Following this week’s large snowstorm, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation is advising backcountry visitors in the Adirondacks to be prepared for winter conditions and to take proper precautions. DEC officials report that the…