Good things may come to those who wait, but better things come to those who don't. Since American Skiing Company chief Les Otten got his hands on this southern Vermont skier magnet two years ago, he's given it a welcome facelift.
Sure, the postcard views stretching all the way to Canada from atop Sugarloaf, the state's second-highest peak, are dandy, and the vibe is laid-back, but that's not why you'll slog to the hinterlands of Maine to ski here.
Two dads from Vermont, delivering their sons to their first day of summer race training at Timberline Lodge, are making their way up the Mt. Hood access road, enjoying the spectacular Cascade scenery, "when some crazy girl in a Subaru" passes them on a c