New England's medal-winning Olympians have been the toasts of their perspective towns lately. Last Friday, moguls gold medalist Hannah Kearney was feted with a parade that spanned both her hometown states of New Hampshire and Vermont. On Saturday, Maine native Seth Wescott will be honored at Sugarloaf (more than 2,000 people showed up to celebrate Wescott in 2006) for his gold medal snowboardcross performance. Cannon Mountain's "Bode-fest," the New Hampshire area's annual charity event with native Bode Miller, sold out within hours yesterday. And bronze medalist Scotty Lago was awarded the key to the city of Seabrook, N.H. during his hometown celebration over the weekend.
No, Lago did not put the key in any compromising position.
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.