November 2018

48 Hours in Bethel: Winter

Friday Afternoon A dog-day afternoon The excited yelps of dozens of Yukon huskies greet 
us as we walk down the long, snowy driveway of Mahoosuc Guide Service in Newry. Mahoosuc’s Polly Mahoney and Kevin Slater, who are registered Master Maine … Continue reading

48 Hours in Bethel: Summer

Friday Evening Check-in and martinis It’s just after 5 p.m. when we pull in to charming downtown Bethel, and the picnic tables at the new Steam Mill Brewery are already filling up. My best friend, Stephanie, and I decide to … Continue reading

Capture

My husband and I were enjoying a spring
 day at Sunday River in April when I took this photo on my iPhone. We were sliding down the mountain, me on skis and him on a snowboard, and taking in one … Continue reading

Bunk House

The first bite of chocolate-banana crumb cake melts in my mouth. It’s freshly baked and served on a little white plate painted with a pair of skis. I wash down that soft, crunchy, sweet, and salty morsel with a swig … Continue reading

Matterhorn Ski Bar

If I were asked to describe a quintessential American ski bar, my mind would immediately jump to the Matterhorn in Newry. Just off the Sunday River access road, the chocolate brown, chalet-like building with jaunty red trim stands out against … Continue reading

Up All Night For Good Snow

It’s four in the morning, the temperature is about four degrees, and Sunday River’s Will Bastian says we’re lucky—about the wind, that is. It’s barely blowing up here. The freezing air and frosty tree branches are almost still here on … Continue reading

Out of the Woods

Behind the peaks of Sunday River Resort sits almost 3,600 acres of land packed with looming green trees. Most is open to the public, but the only route through is one snowmobile trail. The other part is privately owned and … Continue reading

Early Tracks

Like most ski racers, Ava Hersey started early. She first skied at the age of 2, and by the time she was 5, she was pestering her parents to let her race. “It was, ‘I want to run gates. I … Continue reading

Homecoming King

Troy Murphy is surrounded by a swarm of bobbing helmets. It’s his first trip back to his home mountain after competing in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and young skiers are pointing with mittened hands to show where … Continue reading

Hikes in Western Maine

Mount Bigelow With over 30 miles of trails, the Bigelow Mountain Range in Franklin and Somerset Counties has a variety of trails and summits for different skill levels. Hiking the main peak, a total of 16.3 miles, requires an overnight … Continue reading