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Mom and Pop Files: Tiny McCauley Mountain Punches Back Against Coronavirus

OLD FORGE, NY – Everyone just calls him “Stevie U,” and the joke is that the U either stands for “unspellable” or “unpronounceable,” depending on usage. But Stephen G. Uzdavinis, (that’s “YOOZE-duh-VENUS” for those of you scoring at home), a.k.a. Stevie U, is living his Adirondack Mountains dream, managing and operating his life-long home base, Old Forge’s McCauley...

National Ski Council Federation Runs My Mount Sunapee Piece

Thank you to Joe Harvis, the National Ski Council Federation, and the folks at the North American Snowsports Journalists Association for all their help syndicating my Mount Sunapee article. Joe, you really made it look great. Here’s a link to the NSCF site. From the article: “Money and TLC were all that Mount Sunapee needed, and the Muellers were not short of...

Mom and Pop Files: Geoff Hatheway and Magic Mountain – Plucky Vermont Indy Leads Rally Against Coronavirus

I feel it, and I believe in it: the same sense of community responsibility for the good and welfare of tiny, but plucky Magic Mountain that every one of its myriad fans shares. Tucked between southern Vermont’s Bromley, Stratton, and Mt. Snow – all much larger and far more corporate – this seeming runt of the litter actually bites even more fiercely than...

Mom and Pop Files: Kevin Cottle and Powder Ridge – Portrait of a Thriving Small Ski Area in the Age of Coronavirus

I went to college in Connecticut, and I’ve skied all my life, but I’m chagrined to admit I never heard of Powder Ridge until I started watching Hell’s Kitchen. Yes, that Hell’s Kitchen: the TV cooking show where Gordon Ramsay terrorizes, humiliates, and outrages the chefs under him as they try to outlast one another and win a job at a famous, world-class restaurant...

National Ski Council Federation Runs my Stratton Mountain Article

Ski season is finally upon us! No the snow has not fallen here yet, but it’s time to get ready. We’ll be publishing updates on Covid-rules for ski areas this season, along with more profiles in our Border War series. But for now, the National Ski Council Federation ran my Stratton Mountain profile on their website. Click here for the link. They did a...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 7 – Stratton Mountain

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 7 – Stratton Mountain —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine. This is the seventh piece in the VT vs. NH series. Links to the rest are below— STRATTON MOUNTAIN, WINDHAM COUNTY, VT – You should have heard the trash talking that went on about Stratton Mountain in the two years we’ve been...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 6 – Cannon Mountain

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Part 6 – Cannon Mountain —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— FRANCONIA, N.H. – Today is the second anniversary of my father’s passing, so to honor the occasion, I’ll tell you a secret. No matter how much my Dad – a world class skier who skied in the European Theatre during and after WWII as a...

Whether Wuhan Flu or Coronavirus, it KOs Masters, Major Sports, Vail and Alterra Resorts

Call it Black Friday or Friday the 13th, whichever you like, but that was the day the sports world went dark, along with Broadway and colleges across the country. Wuhan Flu or Coronavirus, whatever it’s called, it’s here. Time to get those 90-day emergency supplies out. Not ready…out. The time to prepare for this has passed. If you weren’t...

SkiVermont.com to Begin Running My Vermont Skiing Articles

So we’re delighted to announce that Adam, Travis, and all the good folks at skivermont.com will be running my skiing articles from the Vermont side of my Border War series between Vermont and New Hampshire. SkiVermont joins the National Ski Council Federation as syndication sites for my winter sports stories. We’re thrilled to work with them, as they are...