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Partially Sighted, Wicked Fast

Partially Sighted, Wicked Fast
Staci Mannella
What it’s like to be a visually impaired Paralympic ski racer.

Meet Staci Mannella, a partially sighted ski racer. The subject of a new TV show airing on the East Coast this season, the New Jersey native fought—with the help of her guide, Kim Seevers—onto the U.S. Paralympics National Alpine Team. This is her story. Stay tuned for more segments and the full length documentary on our site.

In World Cup Freestyle Moguls, it's Vermont vs. Montreal

Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Hannah Kearney | Deer Valley
Justine Dufour-Lapointe (left) and Hannah Kearney compete in the dual moguls final at Deer Valley. (Photo: U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association)
Nipped at last week's World Championships, retiring Kearney battles gold-medalist Justine and the Dufour-Lapointe sisters.

Eastern skiers get one last chance to see an Eastern skiing legend in competition this weekend when the Freestyle World Cup makes a stop in Lake Placid.

Mogulist Hannah Kearney of Norwich, Vt., owner of a record eight World Championship medals and an Olympic gold, recently announced that she’ll retire from competitive skiing at the end of the season.

Newbies Score Gear, Lift Deals During January

It's National Learn To Ski and Snowboard Month, and Vermont resorts lead the way with enticing discounts for newbies.

Got a friend who needs to learn how to ski? A spouse or significant other? A friend of your kid’s? Maybe it’s up to you to turn them on to the sport you love, and there’s no better time than January, National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

Ode to Hunter Mountain

Ode to Hunter Mountain
Ode to Hunter Mountain
It’s a wonder we didn’t end up with serious injuries to our wool-hat-clad heads.

Hunter Mountain, N.Y., isn’t where I actually learned to ski. But Hunter is indeed where I learned to ski. Chasing my older brother down icy black diamonds like Hell Gate and Minya Konka, yard-saling big-time on the double blacks at Hunter West—Westway, under the liftline, even. No matter how hard I skied—or rather how hard I bit it—my brother never let me win.

Diner Dossier: Best in the East

No place does diners like the Northeast, and these ski-country classics keep the flame alive.

Dot’s Restaurant, Wilmington, Vt. » The beloved eatery was taken out by the Hurricane Irene floods but rebuilt in 2014, much to the region’s relief. The space may be new, but the food is exactly the same, with legendary pancakes (served with real Vermont maple syrup, natch) and eggs accompanied by homemade breads.

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