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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...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 8 – Mount Sunapee

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 8 – Mount Sunapee —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— [Editor’s Note:  In a wonderful bit of synchronicity, this piece is published on Jay’s 16th anniversary of becoming a sports writer. Through the years, the Anniversary Article has always been a special occasion, and we smile...

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...

Skiing and Winter Sports Coverage Begins this Month

We’re enjoying a brilliant, blazing fall here in the North Country (it was 81 Saturday), and while there’s still more than just the dying embers of the golf season left, we’ll be starting our winter sports coverage imminently. Of course we’ll be continuing our Border War Series where New Hampshire battles Vermont for northeast supremacy...

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...

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...