All posts by James Michaud

Windham Mountain: Catskill Skiing Goes Upscale

Windham, NY – Is there a ski area within easy driving distance of where you live that you never got around to – either because you heard that it’s too expensive, or crowded, or that the terrain wasn’t that interesting, or you didn’t like the crowd that hung out there, or some other reason that … Continue reading Windham Mountain: Catskill Skiing Goes Upscale

Late-Season Paydirt at Lake Louise

Lake Louise (AB), Canada – It’s been said somewhere that your chances of scoring powder or otherwise exceptional conditions on an advanced-booked destination ski trip are, at best, in the 35% range. Based on the 25 cross-country or transatlantic expeditions I’ve made over the past six seasons, that figure seems to be about right. Like … Continue reading Late-Season Paydirt at Lake Louise