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Ice Skating in Central Park, NYC
Nurturing an abiding love for Latin America, I've traded big city lights for sunshine and grapes in Mendoza, Argentina. A perennial traveler and writer, I'm inspired by locals, culture and creativity. This is my patchwork.
by Nora Walsh
A winter’s walk through a silent and slippery Central Park this morning.
This past weekend I enjoyed the last gasp of winter at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort. The conditions were great due to a fresh batch of snow that dumped down the week prior.
It took us five hours to get there from New York City, with some GPS “recalculating” detours getting onto Route 17. The half-day weekend lift tickets plus rental came to $102 per day. Booking online saves about $5.
The mountain was filled with a healthy mix of skiers, snowboarders and families. My favorite run on the mountain was Black Bear (blue) to Runaway (green) to Daniel Webster (green).
Next weekend Stratton is hosting the US Open Snowboarding Championships sponsored by Burton. We saw some solid jumps in construction.
There are only a few weekends left in the season and lift ticket prices have dropped for March, so now is the time to go before global warming melts all the snow!
Photos by Christina Moeller
Wintersculpt at Wintersköl sure beats the sand castle contests at the Jersey Shore.
“Buddha, Seize the Summit of Your Happiness" won second place.
“Snow Cat" won first place. (I personally think Buddha should have won.)
Anderson Ranch Arts Center selects 5 teams to participate in this intense 48 hour snow sculpture competition.
Teams often work around the clock on Thursday and Friday of the event to transform their 8’ x 8’x 8’ snow cubes into freestanding creations.
By Saturday afternoon, the completed sculptures are judged by a panel of independent community members based on creativity, technical execution, and compliance to rules.