As far as year-end lists go, it was pretty diverse.
Peeking behind the editorial curtain, it can sometimes be fruitless to compile a list of a site’s most-read stories of the year, mainly because one subject matter tends to overweigh the rest of the timeline. But that wasn’t the case in determining our top 10 most-read stories of 2021, a list that proves the range of interests that local skiers and riders have.
Seasonal content aside, here are the top 10 most-read winter-related stories this past year on skijournal.com.
10. Country Ski and Sport planning to host ‘largest ski show in the country’ in November
Country Ski and Sport hosted another expo at its warehouse, serving as the de facto annual kickoff to the skiing and riding season that the Boston Ski Expo managed to do for so many years.
9. Cannon’s main man has been integral to ski area’s capital achievement
It has been quite the run for Cannon Mountain general manager John DeVivo.
8. New Hampshire’s Inn at Ellis River is a comfortable escape with an unparalleled location
The location of this homey bed and breakfast is particularly serendipitous for the springtime skier. It offers great access to Wildcat Mountain, Black Mountain, Cranmore and Attitash.
7. Skiing in a pure sense is the calling card of Burke Mountain Resort
Burke is far enough away from the Big Apple to keep most faux skiers at bay.
6. Top tutors from Stowe, Sunapee, Okemo and Mount Snow weigh in on new-school techniques
The learning curve for new skiers has softened over the decades with improvements in equipment materials and construction, but much of what you’ll find in ski schools these days remains the same.
5. Which multi-mountain season pass is right for you?
Here’s a rundown of how some of the region’s most popular multi-mountain season passes stack up.
4. The lure of Tuckerman Ravine is as strong as ever
A massive glacial cirque, at 4,430 feet above sea level and roughly 800 feet of sheer vertical, Tuckerman is the unrivaled “Holy Grail” of New England spring skiing, and a true rite of passage for any East Coast ripper.
3. Vail announces opening dates for its New England-based resorts
In all, 15 of the company’s North American resorts were set to open for skiing and riding in November.
2. The Berkshires are an untapped playground
Ski areas in the Berkshires might be under appreciated, from a Massachusetts resident’s point of view.
- Gunstock keeps enticing skiers and riders with a forward-thinking approach
Pay a visit to Gunstock Mountain Resort and it’s easy to understand what pulled Tom Day out of his retirement.