A sign of a good winter is less talking about skiing and more powder shredding. Well, that's the excuse I'm using for not blogging since December... Nonetheless, below are two stories I wrote that were published this winter in The Ski Journal. Issue 7.3 highlights the history of Vermont's Smuggler's Notch Road - relating the clandestine tradtions of bootlegging and tree cutting for powder stashes, and in 7.4 I sit down with pro-skier Ian Compton. Both issues are available at books stores and newsstands.
Last season I caught up with Sam von Trapp, of the famous von Trapp family depicted in The Sound of Music, regarding the skiing renaissance taking place at The Trapp Family Lodge. The piece is the lead fall-line story in Powder Magazine's Photo Annual. If you visit Vermont, you owe it to yourself to visit this beautiful location.
I had the weekend circled in my mind all summer. An autumn trip back to Vermont to visit family and friends. Utah has been amazing, highlighted by a recent trip to Aspen's The Meeting - where I had the chance to connect with industry friends. However, going home always gives you a warm feeling no matter how wonderful your current residence is. It was a week filled with stunning fall foliage, hiking the Green Mountains in the cool crisp air, hot cider, freshly picked apples, and American Flatbread... Vermont truly is a special place.