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Deer Valley Begins Major Expansion of Main Base Park Lodge

In one of the most ambitious of Alterra’s world-wide, multi-million dollar property upgrade projects, the main base lodge of Utah’s Deer Valley Resort is set for a major expansion and renovation. The resort’s Snow Park Lodge will have all of its facilities significantly improved.  The new base area will provide additional accommodations and skier services, new...

Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain Opens New Humbird Hotel

Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain Opens New Humbird Hotel —by Jay Flemma, special to NASJA— As part of a multi-year master plan launched in 2017, Northern Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain has opened a new 31-room hotel accepting reservations for January 14, 2022 and beyond. Named in honor of the lumber company that was for decades the sturdy economic backbone of the...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 1 – Waterville Valley

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 1 – Waterville Valley —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH – It all started with a snarky T-shirt worn by a local skier at Waterville Valley in New Hampshire: SKI NEW HAMPSHIRE – WE’RE LIKE VERMONT, JUST NOT AS STUCK UP “Bro, them’s fightin’ words!”...

Loon Mountain Debuts East Coast’s First 8-pack Chairlift, the Kancamagus 8

LINCOLN, N.H. – This winter New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain Resort unveiled North America’s fastest eight-person chairlift as well as what is billed as “the most technologically advanced lift in the east.” Called the Kancamagus 8, this state-of-the-art Dopplemayr D-Line system spins at a whopping 1,100 feet per minute, (that’s 18 feet/second), eclipsing the former...

Indy Pass Rates Go Up September 1

Doug Fish has sent along this handy video to get everyone stoked to buy an Indy Pass, now featuring 76 venues internationally, more than any other pass. For jet-setters, he just added Japan. For U.S. east coasters, no pass has more coverage or value. Check out the new promo video: Jay Peak, Waterville Valley, and Cannon lead a bumper crop in the east, Powder...

Euro 2020 Redux and Predictions – Knockout Round Edition

Delayed a year by the Coronavirus pandemic Euro 2020 is being contested at various sites across the continent in honor of the tournament’s 60th anniversary. The semi-finals and finals will be contested at England’s Wembley Stadium. Group play has concluded and now the remaining 16 of the original 24 teams enter the knockout phase. Let’s take a...

Go Fish! Indy Pass Founder Talks Broken Legs, Grateful Dead, and Terrific Deals All Across the Country

Have you felt it? A tectonic shift, a disturbance in the force, a change in the prevailing wind:  whatever you call it, a life-long skier just like you or me is doing it. He’s fighting the big guys at their own game, and he’s doing just fine. Go Fish! Doug Fish that is, the founder of the Indy Pass. Are you tired of paying to much for lift tickets? Are some of...

IndyPass Strikes Again! Scoops Utah’s Powder Mountain!

In perhaps its biggest score yet, founder/owner Doud Fish nailed down Powder Mountain as the latest resort to join the IndyPass revolution. Already celebrated as, perhaps, the most affordable multi-venue pass in skiing/boarding, IndyPass also added two more resorts to bring the total number of facilities to a whopping 66, spanning all across the United States. From...

Golf Course Trades and Resort Trades Run my Second Loon Mountain Article

So both Golf Course Trades and Resort Trades magazines are running a second Loon Mountain story that I wrote after my January trip. (Jay Peak is next, by the way.) It was quite an impressive place, but best of all, it was low impact, fun, and easy in every respect  low hanging fruit for anyone planning a trip. Here’s a link to the piece. Golf season has started...