In three quick hours on a train heading south in the Swiss Alps, ja becomes si. Gore-Tex turns into mountain couture. Eyeglasses change from pragmatic sight correction into just another vehicle to parade élan. Billboard ads turn from hawking shampoo and cell phones into high-end boarding schools—photos of blond girls playing cricket in starched white pants.
In Vermont’s remote, lovely Northeast Kingdom, resort developers have big plans for a quiet little town and its long-slumbering ski area.
“This is it?” That was my first thought upon arriving at Burke as a teenager for a ski race some 25 years ago. That phrase became a refrain as I hiked the slalom course next to the small, broken-down, Poma and sought refuge from the New England cold in the bare-bones Mid-Burke Lodge. Knowing Burke Academy’s reputation for churning out Olympians, I was shocked that so humble an operation had such stature. Of course, like many youngsters, I wasn’t looking very far beyond my own ski tips.
1994 Olympic Gold, 1992 Olympic Silver medalist Diann Roffe and two-time (1992,1994) Olympian, Krista Schmidinger will both be special guest coaches during Sugar’s 15th Annual Adult Pre-Season Ski Clinic scheduled for December 12-14, 2008.
SUGAR MOUNTAIN RESORT, NC – 1994 Olympic Gold 1992 Olympic Silver medalist Diann Roffe and two-time (1992,1994) Olympian, Krista Schmidinger will both be special guest coaches during Sugar’s 15th Annual Adult Pre-Season Ski Clinic scheduled for December 12-14, 2008.
The Michigan resorts bring new snowmaking, restaurant options for guests next season.
Boyne Falls, Mich. - BOYNE’s 2008/09 winter season marks 60 years of winter fun at Boyne Mountain and nearly $2 million in on-hill improvements; Boyne Highlands expands its one-of-a-kind mountaintop dinner and offers new family adventures with a lighted cross country trail and bonfire and cocoa on the snowshoe trail.
What’s New at Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, MI?