Category Archive: Culture

Jan 27

POSTPONED til March 3: SKI THE THUNDERBOLT!

****UPDATE 2/3**** Due to lack of sufficient snow on the course, the race has been postponed until Saturday, March 3, 2012. :FOR RELEASE: January 12, 2012 CONTACT: Jonathan Butler, Town Administrator, Adams, MA, 413-743-8300 The Thunderbolt Ski Race Offers a Wild Ride on a Historic Trail (Adams, Mass.) On February 11, one hundred intrepid backcountry …

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Jan 15

The Friday the 13th Storm…Honoring MLK

The storm we’ve all been waiting for dumped 10-20″ of fresh snow across the mountains of the northeast on Thursday and Friday, January 13th. By early Saturday morning, Vermont skiers like Justin Chapman and Dave Bouchard (ahead and back, in the first photo, respectively) were easily belly deep in powder on steeper, leeward aspects surrounding …

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Jan 12

Photo of the Week: Freshies with Family

Every winter, my sister, Lindsay, and her husband, Sean, kick off nearly three months of “down-time” (from their gardening/ landscaping business on the MA coast), by skiing with us here in Vermont. Sean’s a ripping surfer with whom we’ve enjoyed some incredible swells over the years, and he’s skilled on both skis and snowboard. “Sis” …

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Nov 01

Photo of the Week: Halloween Turns

After skiing like a super hero who we began to call “Ski-Ra”, a smiling Ski-Ra turned to us and declared, “I think I’m always going to ski with a cape. It’s so fun!” Meanwhile, Matt Davis (below), our maple-sugaring, yurt-living, science teaching friend, dressed up like a regular skier, not wanting anything to interfere with …

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Oct 10

Photo of the Week: Ski Towns Need Your Help

Update: A fun triathlon/fundraiser for the flood-ravaged towns of White River Valley is planned for this coming Sunday, Oct. 16. This is another great way to pitch in. Check it out HERE. It should be no news by now that historic rains from Tropical Storm Irene nearly devastated many homes, businesses and farms, as well …

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May 24

The Mountains Claim a Friend: Joel Levenberg,

Photo: Heading into the Never Summer Wilderness Area, Colorado – May 2002 The mountains claimed the life of a wonderful soul this past Saturday, May 21, 2011. Our longtime friend, Joel Levenberg, (third from the left w/snowboard) passed away after getting caught up in an avalanche on Colorado’s Torreys Peak. He was accompanied by two …

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