It was one of the longest seasons ever for Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Mass, featuring one of its earliest openings and latest closings.
Season tickets for 2014-2014 at Park City Mountain Resort will come with a promise to refund all or some of that cost if its landlord-neighbor wins a pending lawsuit – and the resort would close.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever stood next to someone 103-years-old, let alone ski with someone that age. I fixed that omission Sunday at Crystal Mountain, when I got to ski with centenarian Lou Batori, very likely the oldest living skier in the world.
It was only seven words and eight syllables, but when I heard them, I knew it was going to be a fun ski day.
No question about it, alpine skis are pricey. Middle-of-the-line models run for over $500, top-shelf all-mountain skis routinely check out for around $700 or more, unmounted, and some exotics seem to reach second mortgage territory. One has every right to wonder, what am I paying for?
Lou Whittaker is a giant among men at six-foot-five except when he is around his equally tall twin brother, Jim. It is almost impossible to tell them apart.