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Jan 18

Photo of the Week: Redefining Northeast Skiing

This roller coaster of a winter season has had us skiing all kinds of terrain, with a great variety of all-natural snow conditions at play, at all elevations. From the fast grass of October to the fluffier days of Deepcember, to the high speed pasture ripping and dust-on-crust cruising of the past two weeks, Northeast …

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Aug 26

Photo/Video of the Week: First Turns of the Season…on Grass Clippings

It seems Marquette Season is off to a particularly early start this time around. Sure, we’ve had some cool nights lately across the north country, but it’s hard telling what is inspiring folks to ski weeks before the first heavy frosts of the season. Then again, Marquette Backcountry Skis defy winter. They make skiing on …

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May 29

Photo of the Week: Memorial Day Magic

The past weekend in the Northeast was pretty magical on many levels. It’s not often that Old Man Winter throws us a bone this late in the season. The rain that fell in the mountains prior to the changeover to snow also unleashed one of the more spectacular displays of waterfalls we’ve seen in the …

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Nov 04

Photo(s) of the Week: Marquette Season

After struggling to keep Superstorm Sandy from interfering with the lives of millions in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions (and dumping historic amounts of snowfall over the Central Appalachians in his attempt), Old Man Winter was finally able to shoe Sandy away this weekend. He also had enough energy remaining to deliver several inches of …

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Oct 16

Photo of the Week: Ultra-Thin Cover

Another round of fresh snowfall blanketed the higher elevations of the Northeast this past weekend. And while it didn’t amount to more than an inch or two – aka ultra-thin cover – the combination of the ground being more frosted and the snow being denser than last week made for even smoother skiing. Word on …

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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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