Reminiscing About A Great Big X-C Race, More Resort Reviews, Why Ski Philosophy, And Snow Kayaking.

Edelweiss, edelweiss must be along here somewhere. Tracking along on groomed trails is another one of our favorite things. Credit: Trapp Family Lodge
Credit: Trapp Family Lodge

We celebrate Washington’s Birthday with a remembrance of the “people’s” cross-country, point-to-point race that was held from 1963 to 1973 in various places in southern Vermont. We tracked down Bob Gray, two-time Olympian and winner of the first race, for his views on the race and why it was shut down. We have some Resort Reviews, running across the country from the famous Trapp Family Lodge in the Stowe, VT area to SnowBasin in Utah (which has remarkable restrooms, we are told) to Mission Ridge, a bargain for seniors outside Seattle.

Also, if you are getting tired of going down mountains on boards or skis, we have an alternative to consider: Kayaking. A short clip from Warren Miller will get you wondering what it would be like if more than a couple of people took this up.

Finally, we have some words for reflection: A poster spotted at a NSP hut in upstate New York on Why Ski. See if you agree.


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Next week more Resort Reviews, art on the mountain and thoughts about the winding down, already, of snow time in the East. As one ski resort owner from New England said to us recently, “This is not a top-ten year.” Amen, bro.

And remember, there are more of us every day and we aren’t going away.

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  1. Look forward to receiving them
    David Johnson

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