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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...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 3 – Smugglers’ Notch

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 3 – Smugglers’ Notch —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— JEFFERSONVILLE, VT – First chair at the place that had the best snow: that was the game plan, but I was having trouble executing it. Unable to sleep at 4:00 a.m., I spent the wee hours checking various apps in search of fresh...

Whiteface Mid-station Burns, Mountain Opens Anyway

LAKE PLACID, NY – Whiteface Mountain mid-station lodge and restaurant burned to the ground Saturday night, lighting the north country sky with an eerie red glow that was seen for miles. The structure was burned to its frame, flames soaring like the last reel of a Frankenstein movie, with nothing remaining but a smoking hole in the ground and twisted metal...

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...

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...

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...

Musical Chairs – Green Line Shines at Magic, Attitash Summit Triple Breaks Down

It was a a tale of two cities this weekend, the best of times and the worst of times. At Magic Mountain, the new Green Chair purred like a kitten brought up on cream, opening up the east side of the mountain even more easily and easing lines for the Red Chair. While at Attitash, just four days after we published our story for the Border War: NH vs. VT series, the...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 4 – Attitash Mountain

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 4 – Attitash —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— BARTLETT, NH – Oh sweet, sweet justice! For once this east coaster was in the right place at the right time; for once, I caught the sick powder where and when it happened. Hallelujah! It could not have worked out more perfectly: get...