June 14, 2011
Some folks in southern Vermont have a “tragic” nickname for Magic Mountain because they think the 135-acre ski area—which has suffered closures and sketchy management in the past—deserves better. But last summer, loyalists came together to buy the mountain and run it as a cooperative, similar to Mad River Glen. Their intent: to keep the legitimate steeps and trees open and spruce up the ski area’s infrastructure and snowmaking. Now the only thing tragic about this mountain, located in Londonderry, would be passing by it on a powder day.
June 9, 2011
A new base village and a growing emphasis on steep, powder-stuffed glades have made Sugarbush one of Vermont’s top resorts. The ski area offers 111 trails, served by 16 lifts, spread across three peaks, each with its own distinct flavor. For manicured steeps and fat bumps, hit Lincoln Peak. For no-bullshit, rowdy terrain, schralp Castlerock. For underutilized glades and meandering cruisers, there’s always Mount Ellen. Here’s how to make the most of all three.
February 28, 2011
Questioning how tough you are? Got something to prove? These races will put you to the test. Here are some of the most intense skiing events out there. Be prepared, your competition might be wearing a diaper.
December 2, 2010
Skiing on the cheap this season? Or maybe every season? Hostels can offer quality experiences at a price significantly below the soaring rates of ski town lodging. Here are a few of our favorites.
September 2, 2010
Here are five Labor Day activities throughout ski country. Enjoy music festivals, beer and wine, and celebrate the last few days of summer.
June 14, 2010
The end of ski season doesn’t need to be the end of your adrenaline rush. We followed the melting snow downstream and uncovered the best spots for white water rafting in North America. By Becca Fanning