Tag Archive: maine

Mar 30

Closing Day for Ski Season on Katahdin

Tomorrow, March 31, is the closing day of the ski/winter season for Maine’s Baxter State Park…(If you head out tonight, you could probably be on the summit of Katahdin by noon Thursday.) Every year, starting April 1, the privately-owned park is left for Mother Nature to run her course, until late May. April would arguably …

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Mar 30

Photo(&Vid) of the Week: Descending Katahdin’s Chimney

It’s not often that the steep, alpine gulley known as the Chimney on Maine’s Mt. Katahdin becomes skiable. Dropping over 1500′ from Katahdin’s Knife Edge Ridge, the remote Chimney is known more as a ice- and rock-strewn alpine climb (Class 4/ NE II) than it is as a ski line. Yet, this past week, a …

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Oct 20

Adventure Skiing Slideshows: Kick Back, Support Wildlands, Get Lucky!

On October 24th and 25th, Moretown, VT-based skiers, photographers and storytellers, Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson, of Ember Photography, will kick off their 8th Annual Wild People, Wild Places Slideshow Series, with several shows planned for Vermont. They will begin the season with two showings of their multi-media slideshow, Two Wheels, Two Planks – Norway, …

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Aug 17

Photo of the Week: Deep Thoughts

It’s late August. Summer has crested. Pre-dawn temps might dip below forty degrees in some colder mountain zones this weekend. It’s dumping in the Andes. And the first issues of Backcountry and Powder magazines have already hit news stands. Ahhhh… It won’t be long now. Meanwhile, the hype about the winter season ahead has become …

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Sep 14

Maine’s Sugarloaf Expands Off-Piste Terrain

Maine’s Sugarloaf resort recently announced plans to begin thinning the heavily forested terrain on adjacent Burnt Mountain, thereby turning a relatively under-utilized backcountry skiing zone into marked and patrolled sidecountry. Sugarloaf plans to open some of this terrain this coming 2010-11 season, and phase two of the expansion calls for the addition of a snow-cat …

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