Newly crowned Olympic combined champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) punched through the second run of a weathered-delayed giant slalom Sunday to claim the first World Cup victory of his young career in a race where the top four skiers were just four-hundredths of a second apart.
The Mount Washington Hotel and Resort—a belle dame of the gilded age—awakens for winter, just in time to christen new terrain at the Bretton Woods ski area. Want to impress your 6-year-olds? Take them to a castle for the weekend.
"We're staying there?" my twins piped from the back seat as we pulled into the long drive leading up to the Mount Washington Hotel. Forgetting one of our strictest car-ride rules, they scrambled to their knees in their seatbelts, craning for a better look at the colossal white structure topping the rise ahead of us, so big it almost eclipsed New Hampshire's Presidential Range, behind it. "Daddy! That's a castle!"