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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our good buddy OLD MAN WINTER is back! He’s been throwing snow at us since Wednesday in many mountain areas of the northeast, and currently, the mountains of southern Vermont are likely scoring the deepest snows in the region, with more than 6-8″ falling in the Killington/Pico zone. Although the snowfall close to home in […]
9/30 UPDATE: Forecast for approaching cold front has shifted, and snow is now unlikely Sat pm/Sun am, but still mildy possible Monday night and/or Tuesday night (more likely) after the weekend. We’ve seen photos of the first dusting of the season way up high in the Whites, and we’ve heard rumors of a few snowflakes […]
Last turns of the season on natural snow in Vermont’s Green Mountains… on the Marquette Backcountry Skis. The grass skiing on the lower mountain, after we ran out of snow, was in its element. Enjoy! Follow this LINK to “Like” AdventureSkier.com on Facebook. Thanks!
by Brian Mohr David Olilla, who calls the playful mountains of Michgan’s Upper Peninsula home, is onto something revolutionary. He’s now producing a ski that many of us here in the northeast have been dreaming about for years. It thrives in thin-cover/ice-free conditions common in the very early or very late season, and in many […]
Maybe it’s because a thin snow pack is all we have to work with sometimes in the northeast. Or perhaps it has to do with those “thin cover” signs we’d come across on the ski hill as kids…and the great fun we’d have leaving the adults behind while we jumped dirt patches and straight-lined large […]
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It all starts with the your favorite pair of old, dusty boards…and a good attitude. Then… 1. Wait for some light rain; 2. Head for an older New England ski area trail with an especially thick coat of grass and moss, and few, if any, rocks exposed; 3. Try not to turn much.