Byline: By MARTY BASCH

On a foggy day in the Mad River Valley, the blue-jacketed skier linked graceful arcing turns as he faded behind Mother Nature’s cloak.Skiing on...

The “mayor” sits on his chair in his small alpine office. His bundled up constituents outside the glass window wave as they fly past him. He waves,...

Getting first chair is a badge of honor among diehard skiers and riders. Whether it be first chair of the season or first chair of the day, being...

There is a sense of excitement among skiers and riders this time of year.Those first turns may not be hero turns, perhaps a little rust and...

A few new lifts, upgraded ticketing systems and other enhancements await northern New England skiers and snowboarders.Vermont’s Killington was the...

Those first miles in a new pair of hiking boots can be a frustrating experience. Deficiently designed boots can result in discomfort, painful...

On the east side of Mount Moosilauke, there is a spot where a hiker can look up above the growing pines and see the main ridge of the 4,802-foot...

They are both compact, ledgy sub-3,000 foot peaks offering wide-ranging White Mountain vistas from their posts in the Sandwich Range, and both are...

Basch: A tale and trail of two ponds

9/24/17

On the south side of trailless Scar Ridge in the White Mountains, a pair of remote ponds sit peacefully under its graces. One is tiny, shallow and...

Columns of balsam fir stand under the open sky. Abundant fern gullies bob as mountain bikers whisk by. Rippling hills stretch between two countries...

The panorama could easily have hikers spinning around in a circle. From the White Mountains to Maine in the east, the 360 degree stage was set at a...

The spot is a delicate White Mountain National Forest diamond easily found in the rough notch less taken. There at the base of the eastern edge of...

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