An old fashioned place devoted to simple snow fun.
Enjoy Nordic skiing, skate skiing, or snow shoeing through 30 kilometers of wooded Vermont trails. Located in East Warren, Vermont, the 60-acre property has trails, ski and sled rentals, and lessons for beginners. Seventeen winters at the Lake have treated owner Lenord Robinson well. At age 80, he still skis 10K each day, competes in local decathlons and triathlons, and enjoys helping young people find their passion for outdoor adventure. Come to Blueberry Lake and meet the man who started it all. Kids from the valley ski free, and dogs are welcome.
Enjoy custom spa treatments like the Herbal Fusion Wrap, Maple Sugar Body Scrub, Mount Mansfield Saucha or a Little River Stone Massage. After a day on the slopes relax with the Aroma Mountain Massage, or ease sun- and wind-burned cheeks with The Essential Facial ($160-$170). Nutritional consultations and Tarot card readings are also available. For the more active set, the spa offers snowshoe treks, yoga and Pilates classes, a swimming pool, solarium, aerobic center, and cardio studio.
SKI Mag sends a blogger, Hillary Rosner, to do our dirty work: Get in shape. She joins a CrossFit gym, which is reputed to be the best—and most brutal—way to get strong fast. It's painful, but now Rosner has more employment options...like brick layer. Or jackhammerer. Or contestant on that reality TV show where they pull trucks of cement. This week she marvels at how far she's come.
The first day I walked into a crossfit gym, an absurdly ripped girl was doing pull-ups. She finished up whatever outrageous number was required for that day’s workout, and then offered to demonstrate for me the art of kipping—a move that lets you use momentum and whole body strength, instead of just your arms, to do each pull-up. Despite the fact that she should’ve already been tired, she went right back at it, swinging her body and pulling her head above the bar, over and over, without appearing the slightest bit winded.
SKI Mag's blogger, Hillary Rosner, joins a CrossFit gym, which is reputed to be the best—and most brutal—way to get strong fast. It's painful, but the good news is that now Rosner has a backup job...as a brick layer. Or jackhammerer. Or contestant on that reality TV show where they pull trucks of cement. This week she gets back in the gym after a spring of slacking.
April showers bring May flowers… and April gym absences cultivate nothing but muscle loss and lethargy. I learned this firsthand, and now I’m trying to remedy the situation. A hectic travel schedule from mid-March through the beginning of May left me unable to make it to Boulder CrossFit more than once a week. Some weeks I couldn’t make it to the gym at all. As always, I vowed to do some of the traveling workouts designed to be done on the road. But as always, I was too exhausted at the end of a long day.
Quercetin, an antioxidant flavonoid found in onions and apples, has been found to increase performance in athletes.
If you’re planning a big day of spring skiing, consider ingesting some quercetin before you head out. Quer-sah-who? Quercetin (kha-where-sah-tin) is an antioxidant flavonoid found in onions and apples. Several studies have found that this antioxidant powerhouse—commonly used for seasonal allergies—increases performance in athletes.