While some waited for the Academy Awards red carpet show this past weekend, families at Sugarloaf had gorgeous sunshine, skiing on 138 trails including the snowfields, and the bonus of welcoming snowboard star Seth Wescott home.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder was escorted down the white carpet to the
If you missed this brush with snow sports celebrity at Sugarloaf, and would like signed Olympic memorabilia, Bode Miller’s Olympic helmet is on eBay. Bidding ends March 10. Apparently you can put a price tag on fame, as the bids are over $8,000 for the helmet so far. But all proceeds benefit former U.S. Ski Team technician Pam Warman, diagnosed with breast cancer. Besides, Bodefest at Cannon on April 3 is sold out.
Hannah Teeter’s maple syrup, Hannah’s Gold, may be a more reasonable purchase – a taste-good, feel-good bottle of
Julia Mancuso is selling signature hoodies and shirts with her Olympic dream graphic, which she self-illustrated at age 11, at JuliaMancuso.com (along with her new line of Kiss My Tiara women’s lingerie for grownup lady fans). A few lucky buyers of Julia’s swag could win one of Julia’s POC helmets with her Tiara logo.
Lindsey Vonn is promoting an interactive six-pack of Red Bull with her picture. Pretty cool technology but as a parent I can’t condone this caffeine and sugar-laden liquid. Instead I am taking my kids to see X-Gamer Simon Dumont at
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Seth Wescott photo by Greg Burke.
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.