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Pacific Group Resorts Submits Winning Bid for Vermont’s Jay Peak

That roar you hear isn’t thunder; it’s the ovation from skiers and boarders across the country, but especially in the northeast celebrating Pacific Group Resorts’ winning bid to operate Vermont’s Jay Peak, jewel of the Northeast Kingdom and a bucket list destination for any serious skier or boarder who truly wants to test his or her mettle...

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 expert skier...

Top 10 captions for this Picture of Eddy and Betty the Yeti of Sunday River

We’ll have a long article on how fantastic JF.com’s weekend at Sunday River was this winter coming imminently. (And yes, we’ll be covering all the LIV developments in golf as well, just as soon as we get the lowdown on Tiger Woods’s confab with the rest of the PGA Tour players.) But for right now, let’s have a little fun with Eddy the...

Locked and Loaded for a Fight at Gunstock Mountain?

Bad news out of New Hampshire. “There’s war in them thar hills” as they said back in the old wild west days. Gunstock Mountain, a staple of the New Hampshire repertoire may transfer from public to private hands, and locals, employees, and officials are not happy with the proposal. First, crediting the Laconia Daily Sun for the scoop, the team over...

Indy Pass Hurtles Into 2022-23 Season With More Resorts, New Affiliate Partners for Same Low Price

Is Indy Pass the best deal for dedicated powder hounds with wanderlust? Perhaps even by an order of magnitude? It’s hard to argue with their wild success in just three years of existence. With a whopping 92 resorts and counting on their international roster, skiers anywhere are bound to find several superb options in America, while it seems the sky’s the...

European Correspondent Andrew DiGiovanni Delivers Epic Photo Essay on St. Anton and the Dolomites

We here at JF.com are thrilled to bring you the magnificent photo essays of Andrew DiGiovanni, a US ex-pat now living in Vienna and teaching school there. Proving you should meet as many people on a ski lift as you can, Andrew and I bonded the first time I ever skied my beloved Magic Mountain in Vermont. We lost touch after I published my Magic article in 2019, but a...

Pat’s Peak Loving Life on the Indy Pass

Pat’s Peak loving Life on Indy Pass —Special to NASJA and JF.com by Jay Flemma— Quick! What loveable local mountain was described by expert skiers as, “so tough you’ll want an extra hour at lunch for hot chocolate before you go back out for more?” It’s New Hampshire’s Pat’s Peak. Beloved in New Hampshire since it opened in 1963, tiny Pat’s Peak punches...