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Border War! Jay Peak Week Continues – The People That You Meet

[Editor’s Note:  Jay Peak Week is held over by popular demand. The first article in the series is here, and the second part of the series is here.] JAY PEAK:  THE PEOPLE THAT YOU MEET – 601, MICKY, AND CREECH, OH MY… JAY, VT – As any true sports writer will tell you, we don’t just write about skiing, we write about the people who ski. And...

Golf Courses at Minnesota’s Giant’s Ridge Resort Garner More Awards

The mid-west’s best ski and golf resort is getting even better. Both Golf Digest and Golfweek have published their recent top 100 lists and awards, and, once again, Minnesota’s Giant’s Ridge has risen in the rankings. A member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and its president in the organizations 50th year, 1995-96, Arlington...

Gunstock Mountain Resort Future Looks Brighter – Literally

—by Jay Flemma Special to the North American Snowsports Journalists Association GILFORD, N.H. – There’s much more to New Hampshire’s Gunstock Resort than a trail system named after firearms. Gunstock’s 1,340-foot vertical drop is formidable, especially with myriad trails cunningly cut into difficult double fall lines and strange cambers. Over 1/3 of...

HEAD Joins North American Snowsports Journos (NASJA) as Corporate Members, Showcases New Releases at Snowbound Expo

What a pleasant surprise it was turning a corner at the Snowbound Expo and seeing the HEAD/Tyrolia booth brimming with interested patrons. I ski on HEAD Supershape i.Rallys. They rock like Foo Fighters. Better still was finding out that the bubbly, effervescent, and knowledgeable person chatting me up about the latest updates to their KORE ski collection was Julia...

Border War! Jay Peak Week Continues – On the Mountain

[Editor’s Note:  This is the second of three installments on Jay Peak. Part One, a thumbnail sketch is here. Part Three, the people that you meet, is here. Part Four, a brief summary of recent history and a look at the future will drop soon.] MOUNTAIN GAZETTEER Jay Peak has two main areas – Tramside and Stateside, each with their own base lodge and parking...

Border War! NH vs VT Skiing – It’s Jay Peak Week!!

[Editor’s Note:  Hooray for winter! Everywhere of note is making snow, and to celebrate the start of the season, our Border War Series is back. One man goes to 20+ places in New Hampshire and 20+ in Vermont and tells you once and for all who wins. This week we’ll be posting stories about Jay Peak! So let’s get right to it. It”s shred-tastic!]...

Cranmore Mountain Resort to Open New Fairbanks Lodge for ‘23-‘24 Season

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. – Cranmore Mountain Resort’s plans for a sparkling new combination base lodge and condominiums proceed apace. The new Fairbanks Lodge – slated to open next fall – features over 30,000 feet of lodge and gathering space in addition to 15 two-story lofted residences on its upper levels. Daily services will also include season-long lockers...

Snowbound Expo Stokes the Stoke for East Coast Skiers, Snowboarders

BOSTON, MA – Now this is how to start winter:  a bombogenesis outside and the largest east coast ski and snowboard expo inside. Thank you, Old Man Winter. Thank you, Snowbound Expo. It’s the third week of November, and winter seems to be arriving in a timely fashion. Buffalo, New York was so paralyzed by 80 inches of snow, the NFL took the precaution of moving...

Fabiano Caruana Wins His Second U.S. Championship, Hans Niemann Sues Carlsen, Chess.com, Hikaru

We didn’t even have time to bask in the glow of the celebratory C Squared Podcast. Fabiano Caruana, the man who is, at present, America’s greatest living chess player, won his second United States Chess Championship in six years Wednesday, scoring 8.5 out of a possible 13 points and going unbeaten in the process, posting four wins and nine draws. Rising...

And Now There is Cheating in Fishing – Lake Erie Walleye Tour Anglers Stuff Fish with Weights

As if the chess cheating scandal wasn’t enough, now a pair of competitive tour fisherman were busted over the weekend trying to walk away with a tournament and season title after stuffing their walleye catch with lead weights and fish remnants. The remnants were used to prevent the weights from jingling when weighed or carried. Jake Runyon and Chase Cominsky...

Chess World Rocked by Cheating Insinuations at Highest Level, World Champion Magnus Carlsen Shades American Hans Niemann

The highest levels of professional chess have been rocked by insinuations of cheating, both over the board and on line. At the center of the swirling maelstrom stands five-time reigning FIDE world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, who has hinted in both words and actions that he may believe that fellow professional player Hans Niemann of the U.S. may have had an...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, Love Jay

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”; title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe> While I finish the last of this summer’s assignments, we’ll take a...

Super Eight and Counting – Maine’s Sunday River is an American Classic

Super Eight and Counting – Maine’s Sunday River is an American Classic —by Jay Flemma special to JF.com and NASJA— NEWRY, ME – You can’t help but love plucky, authentic Sunday River, the winter resort that just keeps getting bigger and better with every passing decade. A little bit rustic, a little bit opulent, Maine’s Sunday River is part...