Jun 01

Photo of the Week: Skiing in June

Even in the Northeast, there is usually some natural snow to ski on in the month of June, especially on Quebec’s Gaspe…and points north. For best results here in the northeast U.S., start walking toward the sheltered, higher elevations of Maine’s Katahdin or New Hampshire’s White Mountains…keep walking…and you might find a worthwhile strip of snow somewhere.

A few years ago, unable to put the snow season behind us just yet, we pointed the compass, in mid-June, for East Greenland’s Schweizerland Alps. We did a bit of walking there, too…but found plenty of snow as well. Here’s a snap from “Camp 1” on this trip, where a small river lied between camp and a fine day of skiing high above the Arctic Circle.