'Windham Mountain' Category
It is my belief that in this over-connected, over-booked, constantly turned “on” world that many of us, either by choice or unknowingly, begin to lose touch with the basics.
All of a sudden all the things that I meant to do this summer are rolling through my brain as a shockingly long list with very few checkmarks.
Three years ago I made a trip to Lutsen, Minnesota with Warner Nickerson, Dane Spence, and David Chodounsky to help out at a race series that the Central Region was hosting. I had never been to the mid-west before that trip. When you think of ski racing it is very easy to overlook and area [...]
Every parent thinks that their child in the most amazing in the world. When they finger paint we see Picasso, when they make noises we think they will be the next Mozart, and when they take their first run we see Lindsay Vonn. So when I tell the tale of my daughter’s first time on [...]
I know that my claim to fame will never be my natural grace. Growing up my parents nicknamed me “Boo-Boo-Legs” as the lower half of my body was continuously covered in bruises. Family gatherings often bring up stories of me as a child being unable to sit in a chair without spontaneously falling out, and [...]
Twas the Week Before Christmas Twas the week before Christmas, when all across the mountain, snowguns were blasting as if they were fountains. The groomers pushed out the piles with care, In hopes that skiers and riders soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their snow gear, While sights of Windham [...]
The delayed start of this winter is certainly bringing out the 5 year old in us. Every skier and rider is seething with anxiety, talking about how they have all of their gear and equipment ready to go; they are just waiting… Every so often I catch some of my friends trying on their new [...]
Getting ready for the winter season can be a truly daunting task. Even though I thought the purpose of autumn was to ease us into winter, with leavings falling slowly and the air growing chillier night by night, at the moment I think Mother Nature’s a little confused: One day its 60 degrees and sunny [...]
Now that Halloween has past, the whirlwind that is the holiday season has officially begun. Evidence of the pressures of the season aren’t hard to find, with friends and family plagued by a never-ending to-do list and muttering thoughts of how commercialism is ruining the world. It wasn’t until this year that I find myself [...]
Though I only grew up about 10 miles outside of Windham, there are times that I feel like the mountain top is another world. Many of its lifelong residents have managed to pass down knowledge through generations. They have managed to preserve tradition in a way that is unimaginable by today’s standards, especially when you [...]