Tag Archives: the mountain journal

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April 6, 2016

The Mountain Journal: Livin’ the dream

By Tony Crespi

The run was steep. The snow, as it has been often this season, firm. In the distance the sky was mostly blue with patches of cloud. As I cruised into the liftline, the lift attendant (a.k.a. the “lifty”) was grinning. After a…

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March 23, 2016

The Mountain Journal: Savoring mountain excapes

By Tony Crespi

Flying my mom from Southern New England over the mountains into Northern New England for lunch late last spring she smiled. Spotting numerous ski resorts dotting the landscape we all grinned as we quickly traversed the airspace from Connecticut over…

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February 5, 2015

The Mountain Journal: Ski tuning for the performance edge

By Tony Crespi

“A ski that looks good doesn’t mean it skis good,” notes former World Cup ski tuner Mike DeSantis.

In truth, even a single day of hard skiing on firm—iced—conditions can gradually erode a sharp, polished edge. Just as a…

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January 21, 2015

The Mountain Journal

Weekend warriors: urban skiers redefine mountain adventure

By Tony Crespi

There are those who believe that big-mountain skiers must live in the mountains. After all, World Cup races and mountain photographs routinely showcase big-mountain skiers slicing high alpine race courses or diving…