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Lake Placid: Home of the Can’t-Miss Winter Vacation

Lake Placid, NY – Ah, yes — the much maligned best-of list. It’s 2010 and by now you’ve read a few of them from the end of last year, and this year’s will be arriving shortly. Always a fun way to pass time while waiting at the airport or the doctor’s office, amazingly effective in … Continue reading Lake Placid: Home of the Can’t-Miss Winter Vacation

Skiing New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

Taos, NM – A while back, my wife and I came to terms with the fact that we have conflicting expectations for ski vacations. Her ideal trip follows a more European model. It should be a sacred, relaxing time when you’re able to do everything that’s normally impossible at home – sleep until mid-morning, leisurely … Continue reading Skiing New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

Advocating for The People’s Mountain

Highmount, NY – While the formation of a citizen’s group to help save a local ski area in danger of closing isn’t unheard-of, the longevity, enthusiasm, and organizational powers of the Coalition To Save Belleayre Mountain are. Formed in the early 1980s when New York State threatened to shutter this government-owned and -operated ski operation … Continue reading Advocating for The People’s Mountain