By Scott Stafford When the first snow falls, dozens of men and women begin scrambling up and down local hills and mountains of local ski resorts in a frantic effort to manufacture tons of artificial ground cover as quickly as possible. They are the snow makers. And while that may sound mystical, it is actually… Continue reading The Ski Guide: Western Massachusetts
Dion Snowshoes of North Bennington works to keep its edge in a niche sport.
By Francesca Olsen Backyards and sloping state parks are good, but area ski resorts are stepping up the tubing game with groomed lanes, ski lifts so kids won’t get tired, and free-running hot chocolate. Because you don’t need to rent equipment, tubing can be a cost-effective way to fly down a mountain. Most resorts supply… Continue reading UpCountry Tubing Guide
By Chris Mays For James Hadley, getting ready for ski season is mostly about mental preparation. As the weather turns, a flurry of thoughts of snow and the local slopes come to him. “It’s on my mind daily to say the least,” he said with two days left to September. “The anticipation.” Even though he… Continue reading The Ski Guide: Southern Vermont
Mother Nature always gets the last laugh.
Grab a pair of snowshoes and put on extra layers because it’s winter in the Berkshires, and you might as well enjoy it.
10 great fall foliage events in the UpCountry
Christy Butler, co-author of “Rockachusetts: An Explorer’s Guide to Amazing Boulders of Massachusetts,” shares 12 of the best balanced, best split, most historic, perfectly profiled and creatively painted boulders in the Berkshires.
Wanderlust brings mindfulness and movement to Vermont’s Stratton Mountain.
Nobody knows one Western Massachusetts trail quite like Scott Lewis.