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Downhill economy

How to go skiing in New England with no car and little money
Thrills, generally speaking, aren't cheap.
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  November 18, 2008

Life on the level

Laughing in the face of fear doesn't mean you're not a coward
At the tippity-top of my teetering list of irrational neurosis? Skiing, of course.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 18, 2008

Technically improved

Ski and snowboard gear refined, not redefined
Snow sports shred the space-time continuum this winter, with new styles that push technological boundaries for form and function.
By CLEA SIMON  |  November 18, 2008

Hipster University

College rock hits the campus circuit
On-campus concerts — for us graduates or college abstainers — offer a lot to complain about, but it’s worth taking a chance on a college gig or two this year.  
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 16, 2008

The play’s the thing

The audial oddities of Blevin Blectum
“I like rhythmic structure,” Bevin Kelley says on the phone from Providence, where she lives.
By RICHARD BECK  |  June 30, 2008


Reckless and soulful
“Mountains have the last say,” explains his stoic wife. “Sometimes they swallow you up.”
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 16, 2008

The other side of the mountain

New winter-sport challenges for snow-klutzes and hotshots
If you don’t ski or snowboard, winter is the longest, loneliest season.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  December 10, 2007

Insane fun

New England resorts embrace extreme skiing and riding
You don't have to go to the Rockies or the Alps or jump out of a helicopter skis-first to get a chilling thrill this winter.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  November 14, 2007

If we had our way . . .

Three wishes for improving winter sports in New England
However tempting, I do not wish for movie stars.
By ELLEE DEAN  |  November 14, 2007

If looks could thrill

Graphic design meets boards and twin tips
The world of snow sports merges with the world of art in completely unique way.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  November 14, 2007

Black + Gold go green

Offsides and offsets
As a kid in his native Alberta,  NHL defenseman Andrew Ference was always outdoors — like a lot of Canadian kids, he loved snowboarding, skiing, and skating.
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  November 07, 2007

The poseur’s guide to skiing and riding

How to snow your friends on the slopes
My life as a poseur began when I joined an after-school skiing and snowboarding club my sophomore year of high school.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  December 05, 2006

Stars on snow

Some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders got their starts on the mountains of New England
Anyone who’s spent a day skidding along the ice-plagued trails of a New England ski resort knows that the snow around here can be hard to love.
By KATE COHEN  |  November 09, 2006

Etymological snowdrift

This year’s ski gear — b y any other name
Snowboarders have a particular flair for christening their tricks.
By JESS MCCONNELL  |  November 09, 2006

Twenty million corpse fans can’t be wrong

‘Body Worlds 2’ tugs at the heart strings  
Ever wondered what a skinned corpse would look like ski jumping? Me neither, but Dr. Gunther von Hagens kindly provides the answer. Greg Cook on Body Worlds 2 (mp3)
By GREG COOK  |  August 05, 2006

Chills and thrills

Embrace the cold and head north this winter
Heading north in winter is counter-instinctual. The mere thought of it elicits a warning from the dark parts of your lizard brain. It’s cold. It’s icy. There’s no food.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  March 01, 2006

Olympic-sized snoozefest

Torino 2006 brings home the gold . . . for boring
Athletes train for years to achieve the peak physical condition needed to compete in the Olympic games. Which is why the rest of us love playing Olympic games at home.
By AARON SOLOMON  |  February 07, 2006

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