Editor's Note

The Dark Times: A Note from the Editor

Late on a gray Sunday afternoon, hiking up a freshly brush-hogged trail beneath the white, rimed peak of Vermont’s Mt. Mansfield, a friend asked how I planned to get through this winter’s darkness. A second-year med student, he was being metaphorical, referring to what some infectious disease experts have said […]

Season of Change: A Note from the Editors

Was he an ice skater? Possibly. A skier? No. But in the opening line of A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens easily could have been describing the progress of last winter: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” It certainly was the best of […]

Setting Tracks and Changing Lanes

As I was sitting at my desk, getting ready to send my second edit of Slide the Keweenaw back to Hansi Johnson with a couple comments, a subject line in my inbox caught my eye: “FWD: The Ski Journal closes its doors.” Not a week later, while I sat at […]

Real Skiing

A couple years ago, at a season launch party for our sister publication Backcountry Magazine, I bumped into a craft alpine ski maker who I’d worked with at a couple events at the time. “Oh, you’re working for Cross Country Skier Magazine? Cool,” he said. “You still get to go […]