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The strange lights of Stratton

At first, Sue Critchlow thought the lights came from a car. She owns the Maine Roadhouse, a refuge for hikers and backpackers located not too far from the Saddleback and Sugarloaf ski resorts, and she figured lodgers were pulling up for the night.
Visit the village near Sugarloaf and hear stories of the unexplainable, unbelievable, and downright weird
By JOHN CRAWFORD  |  February 24, 2012

Snow or no snow, there's always food and beer

Despite the lack of snow, it's officially ski season.
Slopeside eats
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  January 06, 2012

Get out on the cheap

As eyes may roll, and thoughts of sliding down Mellen Street into Deering Oaks swim through our mind, wintertime is what keeps so many of us excited for eight months a year.
Winter escapes that won't stretch your wallet
By JOSH SCHLESINGER  |  January 28, 2011

Ski Guide 2010: A guide to New England's ski resorts

Like many New Englanders of a certain age, I grew up skiing the mountains of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, until Jake Burton ushered in a new era of winter-sports fun.
From bunny slopes to black diamonds
By GEOFFREY KULA  |  November 12, 2010

Conquer the cold

Any New Englander worth his salted cod knows that the key to beating seasonal hibernation-induced depression is adherence to one simple motto: Leave The House.
Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009