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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...

Early Christmas! $3.50 Mad River Glen Lift Tickets, $89 Year Membership to Thendara Golf Club

Christmas is coming early! Look at some of the incredible deals for golf and skiing! You’ll have enough left over to buy Gramma those reindeer ear muffs! First, $3.50 lift tickets to Mad River Glen, near Sugarbush, Vermont. One of the only true skiing co-ops in the world, snowboarders are not allowed at Mad River. Called by SKI magazine and others, “the...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 2 – Magic Mountain

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 2 – Magic Mountain —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— LONDONDERRY, VT – Abracadabra! Presto, Change-O! Now you see it…now you don’t…and then – happily – now you see it again! Like a rabbit in a conjuring trick, Vermont’s fabled Magic Mountain has once again reappeared...

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!”...