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Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 5 – Mount Snow

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 5 – Mount Snow —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— DOVER, VT – If Smugglers’ Notch is “America’s Family Resort,” then Mount Snow is Party Central. 3-1/2 hours drive from Manhattan, 2-1/2 hours from Boston, and just over 1-1/2 hours from Hartford, everybody – and I mean everybody...

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks Begin Week 5

Are you ready or some football picks? We are. Jay’s Plays NFL Picks is back for it’s 14th blockbuster season. First we want to welcome back all our readers from Golf News Net. Glad to have you aboard again. Also welcome to all the listeners on the Jay’s Plays Radio Show. We’ve been kicking ass and taking names for much of the last decade, batting a whopping 62.5%. We...

Climbers, Experts Chime in on New Nepal Rules for Climbing Mount Everest

The deaths of 11 climbers on Mount Everest this year has spurred the Nepalese government into action…sort of. Yes, Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism has released a 59-page report proposing changes to rules covering guiding and mountaineering on Mount Everest. But according to seminal climber and mountaineering expert Alan Arnette, much will remain the same, and...

The National Council of Ski Federations Runs my Smuggler’s Notch Article

So once more, a big thank you to the National Council of Ski Federations. They are running my Border War series about skiing and golf in New Hampshire vs. Vermont, and I’m really excited with the feedback and new readers. Thanks so much. The latest in the series that they’ve posted is the Smuggler’s Notch piece. You can check out the link here, and...

National Ski Council Federation Runs my Magic Mountain Article

The National Ski Council Federation has run the second article in my VT vs. NH skiing series – Magic Mountain. The link to a shortened version of the article is here. So glad to see tiny, but feisty little Magic battling so successfully against much bigger mega-resorts. They already added a new Green Chair this winter and look to add another upgraded chair...

ExplorersWeb.com Interview with Alex Txikon Reveals Details on Deaths of Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard

ExplorersWeb.com has a terrific two-part interview with Alex Txikon, the expert climber and expert rescuer who was sent to try to find Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi after they went missing on Nanga Parbat two months ago. From the interview: “At first, I didn’t worry too much: I thought their lack of contact was some communication issue. Nardi had an old Thuraya...

National Ski Council Federation Syndicates VT vs. NH Series

So just like we started a career as a golf writer with a blog and a dream, so too has my foray into writing about skiing borne its first fruit. The National Ski Council Federation has begun to run and syndicate my skiing columns. They’ll be running excerpts of each article in the Border War: Vermont vs. New Hampshire series. Their link to my first article in...

History Repeats Itself? Tom Ballard, Son of Alison Hargreaves, Missing on Nanga Parbat, Along with Daniele Nardi

The mountaineering world is presently holding its collective breath as British climber Tom Ballard is missing on Pakistan’s formidable and forbiddng Nanga Parbat, along with fellow climber Daniele Nardi. Attempting a winter summit of the ninth highest mountain in the world, their last ditch effort to summit may have met with bitter tragedy as they have not been...