I grew up in upstate NY skiing around the foothills of the Adirondacks. One of my early favorite places was the long rolling hills of a rural cemetery. With high school came ski club and trips around the northeast. The military sent me to Europe, I stayed there for two years skiing the Alps - God Bless America. Back home, I took a liftie job at Killington then headed west for a while, I still have a place in Killington because I love skiing the east. When I found Utah and Park City I saved to buy a small place where I could take a bus to three world class resorts and commute to a bunch more. I cover skiing for About.com and I have a mission to bring families and ski resorts together. People ask me what's my favorite resort. From a guy who grew up lugging skis down railroad tracks to ski around gravestones I can honestly say - If it's got snow and gravity it works for me. See you on the slopes.

Utah – Come For The Winter Stay For The Summer

There’s an old adage you hear often from people living in ski country – “I came for the winter, but I stayed for the summer” and this is certainly the case for many, if not the majority of Park City… Read More →

For Summer Fun Head To The Ski Resorts of the Northeast

There was a time when a ski resort only operated in the winter, but people’s love of the mountains have helped evolve resorts into three and four season destinations. There is plenty to do for the active adventurer or someone… Read More →

Ski the Alps Without Breaking the Bank

I recently returned from what I like to call my annual pilgrimage to the Alps. Believe me, I save all year for seven days skiing in the Alps and this year I managed to keep costs down compared to visits… Read More →

Park City – Great Skiing and Fine Dining In Town and On-Mountain

Not only does Park City have the Greatest Snow on Earth, it also has some of the best restaurants you’ll find in a ski resort town. There are over a hundred restaurants in Park City and I’ll leave you to… Read More →

Maine’s Big Mountain Skiing – Worth the Trip

When you live in the northeast and you want to ski, driving is something you take for granted. Even if you are going for an extended family ski vacation and you live in, say New Jersey, it’s nothing out of… Read More →

Gunstock – Good Times Skiing In The Middle of New Hampshire

Winter has settled into the Northeast with sunny brisk days and cold dark nights that make for great snowmaking and crunchy groomed corduroy. At Gunstock Mountain Resort, a four season resort outside of Guilford, NH, it’s just what the skiers and… Read More →

Snowbird Celebrates 40 Years

Some things just grow old and some things just grow better. For 40 years Utah’s Snowboard Ski and Summer Resort has not only grown bigger and better, but has perfected the art of never completely taming itself. While expanding terrain,… Read More →

Much of What I Like Best About Skiing Europe I Find In Park City

I try to spend a week each winter skiing somewhere in the Alps. I’m drawn back by the majestic beauty of the rugged peaks, the cracking glaciers and the expansive, treeless meadows of snow. Of course, resort towns and villages… Read More →

At Whiteface – The Olympic Mountain – Learn To Ski On Rockers

Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, New York hosted the 1980 Olympic Alpine ski racing events and is still a venue for world-class competition and now offers a new learning program for future Olympians. While racers are carving through gates and tracking… Read More →

Utah’s Best Kept Secret: Family Ski Vacation

Nestled between the big mountain powder scene of Alta and Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon and the Olympic legacy of Park City and the resorts of Deer Valley, Park City Mountain and Canyons, is Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC)–a fantastic family… Read More →