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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...

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...

Deer Valley Begins Major Expansion of Main Base Park Lodge

In one of the most ambitious of Alterra’s world-wide, multi-million dollar property upgrade projects, the main base lodge of Utah’s Deer Valley Resort is set for a major expansion and renovation. The resort’s Snow Park Lodge will have all of its facilities significantly improved.  The new base area will provide additional accommodations and skier services, new...

Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain Opens New Humbird Hotel

Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain Opens New Humbird Hotel —by Jay Flemma, special to NASJA— As part of a multi-year master plan launched in 2017, Northern Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain has opened a new 31-room hotel accepting reservations for January 14, 2022 and beyond. Named in honor of the lumber company that was for decades the sturdy economic backbone of the...

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!”...

Loon Mountain Debuts East Coast’s First 8-pack Chairlift, the Kancamagus 8

LINCOLN, N.H. – This winter New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain Resort unveiled North America’s fastest eight-person chairlift as well as what is billed as “the most technologically advanced lift in the east.” Called the Kancamagus 8, this state-of-the-art Dopplemayr D-Line system spins at a whopping 1,100 feet per minute, (that’s 18 feet/second), eclipsing the former...

Free Taos, Free Tacos, Same Thing!

Proving once again that a sense of humor is the best weapon in the modern age, Taos Ski Valley has done it again. The “Free Tacos” campaign continues with the renaming of their Pioneer Glade as “Free Tacos” in honor of George Medina, the legendary Taos instructor who helped end the resort’s ban on snowboarding in 2008. “Free...

Golf Course Trades and Resort Trades Run my Second Loon Mountain Article

So both Golf Course Trades and Resort Trades magazines are running a second Loon Mountain story that I wrote after my January trip. (Jay Peak is next, by the way.) It was quite an impressive place, but best of all, it was low impact, fun, and easy in every respect  low hanging fruit for anyone planning a trip. Here’s a link to the piece. Golf season has started...

National Ski Council Federation Runs my Loon Mountain Article

A huge thank you again to the National Ski Council Federation for running a portion of and posting a link to my Loon Mountain article. (Click the link above.) As usual, they do a fantastic job; we’re grateful for their support. By the way, join a local ski club or two:  it’s a great way to incerase your circle of friends and have some new mates to shred...

Another Coup For Indypass, Waterville Valley, Saddleback Added

Don’t look now, but Indypass is eating Vail’s and Alterra’s lunch as the best value in the mega-pass game. Already amassing an impressive lineup of winter sports parks including Jay Peak, Cannon Mountain, and Magic Mountain in the east, and Red Lodge, Brundage, and Tamarack out west, Indypass, just added east coast grande dame Waterville Valley and...