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Snowbound Expo, Hall of Fame, NASJA Journalists Ring in the New Season at Annual Boston Confab

Consider the stoke fired! Skiers and boarders from all across the east coast spent last weekend in Boston to kickoff the winter season, as they have for over two generations. Now called the Snowbound Expo and run by Great Britain’s Raccoon Management, thousands of winter sports enthusiasts and industry insiders gathered at the sparkling new Boston Convention...

Spiffy New Jordan Hotel at Sunday River Brings Ski-in, Ski-Out to Resort’s Western Reserve Area

New Jordan Hotel at Sunday River Brings Ski-in, Ski-Out to Resort’s Western Reserve Area —by Jay Flemma, special to NASJA— NEWRY, MAINE – Maine’s iconic Sunday River just opened a game changer; the new Jordan Hotel brings ski-in and ski-out convenience to the emerging Western Reserve Area of the resort.   Already sprawled across seven peaks...

Idaho’s Brundage Mountain Opens New High-speed Quad to Summit

Idaho’s Brundage Mountain Opens New High-speed Quad to Summit —by Jay Flemma, special to the Communications Committee— McCALL, ID – Central Idaho’s Brundage Mountain is debuting their newest lift this season:  The new “Centennial Express”, a Doppelmayr 4CLD lift, will cut the ride time from base to summit from 16 minutes to just six. The upgrade...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing, Part 11 – Pats Peak

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing, Part 11 – Pats Peak —by Jay Flemma— DATELINE: THE ONLY HENNIKER ON PLANET EARTH, N.H. – It’s astounding the people you meet that learned to ski at New Hampshire’s tiny, but plucky Pats Peak:  real estate magnates who play Monopoly with real buildings, skiing celebrities from chichi mountain towns all...

Indy Pass Comes to Rescue of New Hampshire’s Black Mountain, Resort Will Open this Season

From the press release, great news as Indy comes to the rescue. Black Mountain had previously announced it could not operate this season. “BLACK MOUNTAIN TO OPEN THIS SEASON The Fichera family will operate the ski area for one more season after Indy Pass provides resources to operate this season and assistance in finding a buyer for the historic ski area. Grand...

European Correspondent Andrew DiGiovanni Returns with Photo Essay of Austrian Alps Resorts Schladming, Valluga

Another year, another epic photo essay from our European Correspondent Andrew DiGiovanni. Last year, Andrew reported from St. Anton and the Dolomites with some of the most breathtaking photos of the season. He returns triumphantly, this time after a successful sojourn to Schladming, Valluga, and more. Andrew, an American ex-pat teaching English in Austria, publishes...

104 out 105 Indy Pass Resorts Renew for 2023-24 Ski Season

Massive news for all skiers and boarders. And by the way, we recently got news that Mt. Hood and Ashland have indeed renewed. Doug Fish is King! All but Two Indy Pass Resorts Confirmed for the 23/24 Season 102 Alpine partner resorts will be contracted, two are pending, and one will not return Grand County, CO. (March 29, 2023) – The Indy Pass released today an...

New Hampshire’s King Pine Ski Area to Host 7th Annual Granite Backcountry Alliance “Wild Corn” Backcountry Weekend and Festival

New Hampshire’s King Pine Ski Area will host the 7th annual Wild Corn Backcountry Weekend and Festival, Friday March 31 through Sunday April 2, 2023. Produced by the Granite Backcountry Alliance and presented by Fischer, the weekend is a full immersion into backcountry and uphill adventures for all skill levels; all lifts are turned off and human powered travel...

Saddleback Mountain, the Pizza of Doom, and those Dadgum Tarnation Buffalo Bills

RANGELEY, ME – How does the old saying go? With ski buddies like these… Meet Twang and Clang, my wingmen, and after their performance this weekend in Maine, I’ll be grateful if the next time I go back to Saddleback the resort staff aren’t waiting for me with a big net. Maine’s Saddleback Mountain proved every bit the fierce challenge and magnificent setting pictures...

Border War! Jay Peak Week Continues – The People That You Meet

[Editor’s Note:  Jay Peak Week is held over by popular demand. The first article in the series is here, and the second part of the series is here.] JAY PEAK:  THE PEOPLE THAT YOU MEET – 601, MICKY, AND CREECH, OH MY… JAY, VT – As any true sports writer will tell you, we don’t just write about skiing, we write about the people who ski...