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Author - Jay Flemma

Indy Pass On Sale Date 3/1 for Past Members and Wait Listed, 3/8 Public, No Price Increase

INDY ANNOUNCES 200 RESORT GUARANTEE FOR 2024/25 – NO PRICE INCREASE FOR RETURNING PASSHOLDERS  Indy Passes go on sale March 1 for all current passholders, all past passholders, and all waitlisted individuals. On Sale to the General Public March 8, while supplies last.  Adult Pass Just $279 GRANBY, COLORADO – Indy Pass announced today that prices for...

McCall, Idaho and Brundage Mountain Part 1

McCALL, ID – So shoot me, I never learned what a shot-ski was until long after college. “You don’t spend enough time in ski town bars,” my skiing wingman intoned, chuckling, and he’s right. That’s because I didn’t spend much time in ski towns period. As a kid it was condos at Sugarbush, my cousin’s house (and big, BIG jacuzzi) at Whiteface, or my college pal’s...

The Tedesco – The Sinking of a Ship, The Birth of a Club

[Author’s Note: Massachusetts’ Tedesco Country Club, a course designed and redesigned by many hands, including Wayne Stiles, Jon Van Kleek, and Donald Ross, and most recently renovated by Ron Forse, is named after one of the most famous shipwrecks in New England, the cargo bark Tedesco, which sank in a blizzard offshore over 160 years ago. To stretch my legs as a bit...

Saveur the Journey French Alps Ski and Culinary Trip March 8-16 Offered at Reduced Price

***STOP THE PRESSES!*** Saveur the Journey, perhaps the country’s premiere skiing/snowboarding and culinary tour operator has just announced openings for their imminent French Alps tour at reduced prices. Saveur the Journey specializes in bucket list trips for skiers, snowboarders, fisherfolk, and other outdoorsy types who also are foodies in the biggest way...

The Cat Won His Super Bowl LVIII Pick

Torrey the Prediction Cat correctly hit the Chiefs and the OVER in his Super Bowl pick to finish the playoff season at 4-3 in teasers, 9-4 over all. Meanwhile, Chiefs win, Niners blow it, Taylor goes to after parties, I puke, the end. This is the 19th consecutive season the animal prognosticators in this column have finished the season above .500. Torrey will now...

Happy 100th Anniversary FIS – International Skiing Federation

Big props to the  Kitzbühel Ski Club, the organizer of the Hahnenkamm Races, for alerting the skiing world that the FIS – the International Skiing Federation – celebrated its 100th birthday on February 2. Following an International Winter Sports Week held in in Chamonix from the last week of January 1924, which was also the first Winter Olympic Games...

The Cat Picks Super Bowl LVIII

Torrey the Prediction Cat went 3-1 overall last week, 1-1 in teasers, bringing his playoff totals to 8-4 overall, 3-3 in teasers. The lone blemish was the UNDER hit in RAVENS-chiefs because Baltimore turned the ball over at the goal line twice in the fourth quarter. And as for Justin Tucker, WTH? C’mon man, you’re the kicker. Leave that to the linebackers...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing – The Genesis of Gunstock Mountain

[Author’s Note:  This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on New Hampshire’s Gunstock Mountain.Though usually overlooked when discussing the gnarliest terrain in the east, Gunstock’s contributions to skiing history are monumental, dating all the way back to the primordial age of the sport in America. Small, but plucky, what Gunstock lacks in haute chic, it...

The Cat Picks the NFL Playoffs – AFC Championship and NFC Championship Edition

Torrey the Prediction Cat went 3-1 last week, 1-1 in teasers, making his payoff record thus far 5-3 overall and 2-2 in teaser picks. He hit with the Buccaneers covering against the Lions and the BILLS-chiefs game going OVER. And despite “Wide Right Reprise” Torrey covered with the Bills as part of the teaser parley. His lone miss was the Niners failed to...

The Cat Picks the NFL Playoffs – Divisional Round

The Tush Push got smushed, the Fish got squished and the Cowgirls spit the bit again. What that means for you, Dear Bettor, is that Torrey the Prediction Cat went 1-1 in teaser picks, 2-2 over all. He hit with the Bills and the OVER in his opening pick, while Dallas went down in flames, (hey, at least there were flames), and Miami sputtered on offense. Undaunted by...

New Hampshire’s Tenney Mountain Reopens to Well-deserved Fanfare

PLYMOUTH, NH – Sometimes it takes a legend to build a legend. Or in the case of Tenney Mountain Ski Resort it took a legend to rebuild a legend. Extreme skiing pioneer, Warren Miller film star, and Hall of Fame skier Dan Egan and a team from North Country Development Group led by Steven Kelly have reopened Tenney, for many decades a New Hampshire go-to ski...