Mad River Glen has such a devoted following that one reader wrote, "best on-mountain food anywhere." Must have been the pre-lunch beers talking. The simple cuisine may not excite Julia Child, but the blind devotion is deserved.
Loveland Ski Area in Colorado officially kicks-off the nation's 2002-03 ski and snowboard season Thurs., Oct. 17. The combination of snowmaking, over 12 inches of natural snow and winter temperatures helped Loveland become the first ski area in North America to open for the season.
Mont Albert alone-a massif with a four-mile-long plateau top-serves up a dozen Tuckermans, with ample helpings of hair-raising 1,000-vertical-foot drops and a smorgasbord of mellow above-treeline terrain.