As much as I love mountains in winter, I admit that there is something special about an alpine summer. The rugged and austere landscape softens in the warm light. The forest understory bursts to life, a play on variations in green, dotted with startling color. Birds and animals return and even the insects are colorful… Read the rest of the post!
Many Midwest ski areas have joined the general trend toward becoming year-round resort destinations. For one reason, it doesn’t make good economic sense to keep facilities shuttered during the summer months. While a golf course is the most popular warm-weather companion to a ski hill, the resorts also try to attract summer visitors with special… Read the rest of the post!
This season has been a bit disappointing so far in most parts of North America. While I do not intend to gloss over the fact that most of us are bummed out about the relative lack of snow (and lack of cold temps for resorts to make snow), I do want to highlight that regardless… Read the rest of the post!