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

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

Autumnal Oasis

Visitors to Grafton Notch State Park in October are greeted with canopies of red, orange, and yellow, signaling the beauty that lies farther up the mountains. The 3,100-acre park, located in Grafton Township in western Maine, is home to some … Continue reading

Ducks, Dogs, and Decoys

Sawdust on the floor, dozens of painted test-spots in variations of the color green, the charred smells of a woodburning tool—that’s only a fraction of what’s to be noticed here. This is Frank Middleton’s workshop in a converted barn in … Continue reading

48 Hours in Saco + Biddeford

Friday Evening Finding the way When my roommate Anna and I arrive in Saco, our first stop is for dinner at The Run of the Mill. The pub’s atmosphere is laid-back. We opt for outside seating and split some dishes: … Continue reading

Consider the Apple

With his gazetteer by his side, in the fall of 2016 farmer David Buchanan put over a thousand miles on his car in search of hidden fruit. It was a difficult year for apples, and he had to head north … Continue reading