Archive for November 2015

The Jay Peak Resort Ice Haus opened in 2010 as an additional amenity for skiers and summer guests to enjoy. Since then it's become an integral piece of the four season operation in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, attracting hockey teams and players from great distances to spend time and tourism dollars.

Episode 9 sits down with Dennis Himes (yes I say Hines one time), General Manager of the Ice Haus, to find out about the sport of youth hockey, ice rink operations, and how the ski resort integrated the offering. You'll also hear from AK's kids as he tries to cram an episode into his Thanksgiving Day activities.

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Shawn Lafountain is the Maintenance Supervisor for the Colchester Fort Garage within the Vermont Agency of Transportation. He has plowed a lot of snow.

These crews make it possible for skiers, riders, the general public and emergency crews to get where they need to go through all kinds of harsh weather. All while a steady stream of motorists make questionable decisions in their midst.

Often a thankless job with long hours, these committed individuals keep their states open for business when Mother Nature tries to shut things down.

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The Ski and Snowboard Expo is a behemoth of buying and selling over the course of 4 days. Your host AK headed south to hock Ski The East gear at the masses and figure out ways to make all these damn sales pitches quasi-listenable as a podcast.

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Your host AK rides shotgun in the Ski The East Subaru Outback subjecting local pals/skiers Grant, Adam and Hillary to his overly modest backcountry skiing goals. This episode is a ride to, from and at the Vermont Backcountry Forum presented by the Rochester Sports Trails Alliance, Catamount Trail Association and VT Backcountry Alliance.

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Event speakers included: Brian Mohr (emcee) - co-founder of VT Backcountry Alliance (VTBC) Angus McCusker - co-founder of Rochester Areas Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA) Zac Freeman - Glading Chief for Braintree Mtn Forest project/RASTA Holly Knox - Green Mountain National Forest - Rochester Office David Goodman - backcountry skiing guidebook author

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