Skiing Maine: 17 Mountains
Before this odyssey, I thought that after 17 mountains in three and a half days, it would be difficult to keep track of which was which — but each one turned out to have distinctly memorable attributes. I was especially happy to experience so many thriving community ski areas. They reminded me of my childhood, and I doubt that I’d love skiing as much as I do today if I hadn’t grown up with that sort of ski experience. Community ski areas are the backbone of this sport. They’re where skiers and riders are made.