Around Maine

Carrabassett Valley: Winter

Friday Afternoon: Experienced skiers and riders know that bona fide epic days on the mountain are defined by either heaps of fresh snow (even if it’s still falling) or full-out sunshine and blue skies. If you’re lucky, like we are … Continue reading

Capture

“Spring is one of my favorite seasons at Sugarloaf. The skiing is amazing, and it seems as if everyone is energized after being released from the multiple layers worn to keep warm during the winter months. Riding up the lift, you … Continue reading

Milestone Miler

At 4:30 a.m. the alarm starts its tune. It’s May and the weather has been wacky. We’re up in typically cool mountain climes, but the thermometer reached the 90s a couple days ago. It’s been a weather rollercoaster lately. On this dawning … Continue reading

Going for the Good

It’s 2.a.m. at Sugarloaf, and an arctic wind whirls in icy gusts outside the base lodge, where the temperature hovers several degrees below zero. Most Loafers are in bed on this early Sunday morning, but a number of skiers are still … Continue reading

Skiers for Life

On a brilliantly sunny Saturday in February 2017, the first weekend of winter break, photographer Nicole Wolf and I are navigating our way through a sea of skiers outside Sunday River’s South Ridge Lodge. We hop out of the way … Continue reading

48 Hours in Bethel: Summer

Friday Afternoon: My husband, Trent, and I check into our spacious room at Jordan Hotel and spend a few minutes admiring the breathtaking view from our balcony. On our way out, we stop by the front desk for some area recommendations … Continue reading

48 Hours in Bethel: Winter

Friday Evening: We leave work early so we can hit up our friend’s retrofitted Mobil station restaurant, Standard Gastropub, in downtown Bridgton on our way to Bethel. A wall of coolers full of hundreds of canned beers creates an alluring aluminum … Continue reading

Wednesday Slalom

“I literally screamed the whole way down,” Meryl Kelly says about her first time on the course. Don’t fall, don’t fall, remains her mantra, she explains. “As long as I don’t go into the nets I’m good.” Kelly, part of the … Continue reading

Capture

My family and I were finishing up a day of skiing at Sunday River last December, and this sunset struck me as we took our final run of the day down Dream Maker trail. I have never had a bad … Continue reading