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Outdoor Adventures

During the winter months, Heather Atwell is Yankee Magazine's New England ski blogger. She reports on her ski experiences across New England, offers ski tips, shares news of great deals and writes about her favorite season.

The offspring of parents who met in the lift line at Vermont's Stowe Mountain, Heather has skied since she could walk. She's a fully certified PSIA instructor who knows New England ski areas from her four years working for Ski Vermont and from her lifelong love of the sport.

The rest of the year, Heather searches for outdoor adventures in the great outdoors of New England. And she shares some of those adventures in Yankee’s New England Outdoors Adventure Blog.

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Waterville Valley | A Perfect Family Vacation with a Curious George Cameo

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort is like a vortex that pulls you in and keeps you there—mostly because... Read More »

Cranmore Mountain Resort | Family Skiing and Fun Activities in North Conway

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

Strolling through the Village of  North Conway, New Hampshire, on Main St./White Mountain Highway, glance to the west... Read More »

The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain | Vermont’s Only Private Ski Club

19 votes, 3.95 avg. rating (78% score)

I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I accepted an invitation to dine, sleep and ski at... Read More »

Gunstock Mountain | Majestic Views and Favorite Trails

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The aptly named Panorama Quad whisks passengers to Gunstock’s summit for a bird’s-eye, beak-gaping view of 21-mile-long Lake... Read More »

Cannon Mountain | Favorite Ski Trails, Olympian Bode Miller’s Home Mountain, and the New England Ski History Museum

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Cannon Mountain is Olympian Bode Miller’s home mountain. It’s also home to the New England Ski Museum and... Read More »

Bretton Woods | Favorite Ski Trails

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It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.  For the latest issue of SkiNH Magazine, I... Read More »

Okemo Mountain | Winter Is An Emotional Ride

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

During the winter, skiers and riders experience lots of weather-related emotional ups and downs. Okemo Mountain makes the... Read More »

End of Ski Season | Snow Snow and No Snow

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During the heart of winter, it’s common for me to field questions about my weekend winter activities. But... Read More »

Night Skiing at Shawnee Peak and Sleeping in a Yurt on the Mountain

Night Skiing at Shawnee Peak and Sleeping in a Yurt on the Mountain

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9 out of 10 people enjoy hearing or saying the word “yurt.” I know this based on the... Read More »

Perfect Ski Day at Attitash

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When I chatted with local expert Corey Madden about his home mountain Attitash in Bartlett, New Hampshire, he... Read More »

Learning to Ski…Again

Learning to Ski…Again

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Warning: Do not attempt to teach a friend  how to ski unless you are a professional instructor. When... Read More »

Skiing Burke Mountain in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Last Saturday morning— after driving north and away from the heart of the Blizzard of 2013 the night... Read More »

Skiing Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire

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We all have our own internal temperature gauge. Some people can handle 30 degrees and some people cannot.... Read More »

Perfect Ski Day at Cannon Mountain

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A couple weeks ago, Martha Wilson shared her insider tips to experience the perfect ski day at Bretton... Read More »

Martha Wilson’s Perfect Ski Day at Bretton Woods

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Here’s an excerpt from Yankee Publishing Inc.’s newest special interest publication, NH Ski & Snow Magazine. It is... Read More »

Early-Season Snow Rituals

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Dear fellow skiers, riders and general snow lovers: It’s early winter 2012-2013 and we’ve got our work cut... Read More »

It’s Officially Spring–And It Looks Like Spring Too

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Today is the Vernal Equinox, and it actually looks like spring. Normally in this part of New England,... Read More »

Spring Skiing Means Sunny Days, Fun Events and Maple Syrup

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The Spring Equinox is just a few weeks away, which gets “the winter that wasn’t” closer to being... Read More »

Surf or Ski Jay Peak Resort

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Vermont’s Jay Peak Resort is well known as a destination for skiers or riders in search of perfect... Read More »

Indentifying Animal Tracks (Unsuccessfully)

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As a person who loves the outdoors, I’ve always admired people who are astute observers of the natural... Read More »

New (Old) Resolutions for the Year

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There is no better time than a few days before the first of January to get my resolutions... Read More »

Holiday Gift List: Wrap Up an Outdoor Adventure

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In just a couple weeks, Yankee Magazine’s January/February issue will be on newsstands. It’s a not-so-serious guide to... Read More »

Favorite Outdoor Adventure Towns in Northern New England

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Kayaking, Climbing, Hiking, Mountain Biking in Northern New England—May through August The essential elements for a town to... Read More »

When It All Melts Away

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The March/April issue of Yankee Magazine features many of the more positive first signs of spring—maple festivals, swan... Read More »

New England Weather Patterns

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“If you don’t like the weather in New England, wait a few minutes.” – Mark Twain I first heard... Read More »

Tips for Teaching Young Kids How to Ski

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Keep reading for lots of information from ski and ride professionals. There are certain childhood memories that stand... Read More »

A Tip to Conquer Icy Ski Trails

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This is when focusing on the fluff is a good thing. You are at the top of a... Read More »



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