Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Running a marathon is a big deal. Months of preparation. Time away from family. Long training runs, often solo, sometimes beginning or ending in the dark. By pushing your body to endure pain and run faster and farther than you ever have before, the act of running a marathon seems to defy human physical limits. Marathoners often run as a symbol of fighting back against a disease like cancer or diabetes, or in honor of a lost loved one. The marathon is a celebration of the human spirit.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Winter has yet to loosen its grip on the ski mountains of the northeast, Gore included. A mixed bag of sleet, snow and freezing rain coated the mountain on Friday, setting the stage for "interesting" ski conditions on Saturday. Actually, the skiing was pretty good wherever the groomers had been.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This is the time of year where you actually want it to be warm for skiing. With the snow now going through daily freeze-thaw cycles, the sun is a skier's best friend. A hard freeze Friday night had us worried that the upper mountain black diamonds - Gore's best spring skiing trails - might not soften on Saturday, but the strong April sun worked is magic.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
With Easter falling early this year, we took advantage of the 3-day weekend to plan a family ski vacation to Jay Peak in northern Vermont. Jay has long enjoyed a reputation as a skier’s mountain, thanks to its abundant snowfall and challenging terrain. More recently, the addition of an indoor water park, hockey rink, conference center, restaurants and two hotels has catapulted Jay into destination resort status almost overnight.