March 2017
  • Day12

    Mad River Glen

    March 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 -15 °C

    Two challenges today. Cold and windy and I don't know how to ski. Snowboarders not allowed here, so I rented skis, got on the chairlift and struggled down. Not pretty, I am a fish out of water. At the top is a warming hut called Starks Nest, where I spent a night while on my LT hike. Getting up there was my goal. Did it. Tomorrow Smugglers Notch, and another LT shelter.Read more

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  • Day11

    Stowe Mountain

    March 21, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ -1 °C

    Foggy. Couldn't see a thing up top, but there was enough snow on the trail to work on my form. Like riding blind... Interesting. Big wide groomers which made it easy. Not exciting, but at least we were out skiing. New plan. Go to Mad River Glen, then Smugs.Read more

  • Day10

    Montpelier, VT

    March 20, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 3 °C

    Wait.. the Ski Bum Tour continues. In our quest for snow, we had to run to northern New England to salvage the tour. We're at the Three Penny Tap Room in Montpelier, VT. Drinking local beer before heading up to Stowe tomorrow morning. Then we go up to Smugglers Notch on Wednesday. They are predicting a full inch of snow. More than we've seen on the whole tour. Exciting!Read more

  • Day7

    BIG Sky

    March 17, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 0 °C

    Finally something to write about. There have been complainers. Big Sky with views, but not much snow. That's me complaining. We still had a nice day. People are nice. Lone Peak was beautiful to look at, but not ski. The tram was only for sightseeing. We skied.Read more

  • Day6

    I90 East

    March 16, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 3 °C

    Somewhere between Missoula and Butte on our way to Big Sky. We'll get a half day today and ski all day tomorrow. The weather is getting slightly better. We figure Big Sky is our best bet for skiing. At least we got out yesterday.Read more

  • Day5

    Montana Snowbowl

    March 15, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    This is a small old school ski mountain with plenty to do. The snow was deep and heavy, but it wasn't bad after I got used to it. Ken and I were skiers number 16 and 17 getting on the chairlift. We stopped at the warming hut and met all of the ski patrol guys. We had a beer with them at the end of the day. Nice place.Read more

  • Day4

    View from Flying Steamshovel Hotel

    March 14, 2017 in Canada ⋅ 🌧 0 °C

    Yep, you're looking at it.... Rain, and it is all day. Real bad luck because they have been having a great season. In the meantime, New England is getting 2 feet of snow today. We're going to the mountain anyway to do an evaluation. Not looking good. We have reservations in Nakusp, about two hours north on the way to Revelstoke.Read more

  • Day3

    Rossland, BC

    March 13, 2017 in Canada ⋅ 🌧 2 °C

    We got here about an hour ago, and found a room above the Flying Steamshovel Bar. We wanted to stay in town, not that there is a lot to do. We first stopped at the Rossland Brewery for a milk stout, and got the rundown on Red Mountain. Sounds like fun. We'll finally ski tomorrow.Read more

  • Day3

    Leaving Moscow

    March 13, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 6 °C

    We just had a nice visit with Patrick. We met him at his downtown apartment and had breakfast. He's doing well. Seems to like that little town. We headed north to a resort of some sort, then Rossland BC.Read more

  • Day2

    Pullman, Washington

    March 12, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 10 °C

    We're doing a brew pub crawl to Moscow, which I was just informed is pronounced 'Mosco'. We had all day to got to Moscow, so we needed entertainment on the way. Earlier we stopped at the No-Li Brewery in Spokane. Down the road there is a college town, Pullman, that has a nice brew pub, Paradise Creek Brewery, in an old post office.Read more