On Skiing

Dave Irons is a freelance writer and columnist who hails from Westbrook. He has been contributing to the Sun Journal for many years as a skiing writer, and is among the most well respected skiing writers in the Northeast. He is also the chairman of the Maine Ski Hall of Fame. Write to him at DaveiSkiGolf@aol.com.

On skiing: A visit to Mt. Abram, and thoughts on the Olympics

Last Saturday I visited Mt. Abram, and found exactly what I expected: The runs were firm but well groomed and eminently skiable. Part of the...

On skiing: Remembering Warren Miller

News from the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame that Warren Miller had died on Jan. 24 triggered a string of memories, mostly of times...

On Skiing: February a big month for skiing and watching skiing

February is always a big ski month, the heart of the season with deep snow depths on the trails and the sun getting higher...

On Skiing: Good things happening at Lost Valley

One ski area on my list to visit this year was Lost Valley. I hadn’t been there since Scott and April Shanaman took over...

On skiing: Catching up with Greg Stump

One week ago, I got a call from Greg Stump. He had heard about my book on Shawnee Peak and Pleasant Mountain and was...

On skiing: Remembering a Maine skiing legend

Receiving news of Chummy Broomhall’s passing brought many memories and sent me to a copy of the program for the first Maine Ski Hall...

On Skiing: An action-packed January on tap at Maine's slopes

As usual, our ski areas have plenty of plans for the coming month. With January's reputation for being a cold month, ski areas have...

On Skiing: Thanking those who keep us skiing

The biggest Christmas wish has already been answered. Everyone involved in skiing in any way, whether in the business or just a skier, always wishes...

On Skiing: Setting goals is key to having a better season

In many sports, it’s easy to set goals. For golfers, it might be lowering the handicap a few strokes or breaking 80. Runners go...

On Skiing: Only 15 days left to shop for your skier

Have you found the gift for the skier on your Christmas list? We have only 15 days left, and that’s if we start today. Of...