Here’s a new angle on marital bonding. Carry your wife through an obstacle course and win her weight in beer and five times her weight in cash at the 10th annual North American Wife Carrying Championships this weekend. The annual event attracts 2,000 or more spectators to Maine’s Sunday River ski resort.
Dogsledding across the shores of Maine’s pristine Lake Umbagog offers a glimpse of backcountry New England not easily seen.
Away from the jumble of ice-fishing shacks, snowmobiles and the growl of logging trucks, civilization disappears. Replacing it is a silence broken only by the soft pshu, pshu of paws padding across a frozen white expanse.
In the 1950s, Italian Olympic downhill gold-medalist Zeno Colo used to take a few dramatic drags from a cigarette in the starting gate, then flick the butt into the snow before pushing off. Colo wouldn't be welcome at Maine's Black Mountain resort.