Imagine winning your wife’s weight in beer and five times her weight in cash just for carrying her three football fields length, over a few logs, through a sand trap and a mud puddle. Does that sound like a really fun time or like a recipe for divorce? Since 1999, “The North American Wife Carrying… Read the rest of the post!
Do you love those “never summer” bumper stickers? Do you wish away the snowless months in want of more winter, snow, skiing? I share your sentiments. I try to find my adrenaline fix when alpine skiing is on summer hiatus. Biking and hiking don’t come close to the thrill of schussing downhill. Water skiing does… Read the rest of the post!
If I am an expert skier, turns out I am a bunny slope biker. Still, cycling keeps my quads in shape as I count the days till snow season. Many of my ski buds go mountain biking at ski areas for a summer fall line fix. Imagine my surprise when I witnessed their full suspension… Read the rest of the post!
I call it “Lake Tahoe of The East.” The views from Gunstock Mountain Resort of Lake Winnipesaukee (ok – Tahoe is easier to say) and New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains are extraordinary. I have loved skiing Gunstock since my first turns here as a kid. We hiked here in summer too, though I always preferred… Read the rest of the post!
Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a two-part series about Heather’s trip to Switzerland. Read up on the first leg of her trip to Aletsch Arena and Verbier here! Saas Fee – Head spinning skiing above 11,000′ I felt like a miner on my way into the dark mountainside shaft. But there’s light at… Read the rest of the post!
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part post about Heather’s trip to four Swiss ski areas. You can also read about her time at Saas Fee and Zermatt! On a Swiss Roll – Ski, Snowmobile & Drink in The Alps! Three trains, two trams, and a speedy snowmobile ride through a snowy village all… Read the rest of the post!
The ideal alpine ski trip: scenic slopes, snow, gourmet lunch on the mountain, fondue, speaking French at après ski, spa treatments, and a luxe ski hotel. Don’t forget: pricey airfare across the pond and jet lag to go along with that joie de vivre. What if you didn’t have to fly to the Alps for… Read the rest of the post!
For the best New England family ski vacation, you need a fall line foursome: reliable snow, fun terrain, convenient lodging, and a resort that loves families. Take any of these out of the equation, and your downhill vacation is just not dialed. Powerful snowmaking is a must, along with diverse terrain to keep everyone entertained.… Read the rest of the post!