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: 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...

On Skiing: Another season gets under way

For 15 years, the annual Maine Ski Hall of Fame Induction Banquet has unofficially kicked off the ski season. This year’s event drew more...

On Skiing: After the lifts stop turning

As always, this time of year we never know how much longer the lifts will turn. The handful of areas still operating could shoot for...

On skiing: Championship thoughts, and a season winds down

I have no idea how many ski competitions I have covered, but the National Championships at Sugarloaf brought back some interesting memories. One of the...

On skiing: Maine skiing hall announces Class of ’17

Bates College women’s ski coach Becky Woods, who chairs the Maine Ski Hall of Fame selection committee, has released the names of the Class...

On Skiing: Perfect conditions, and settings, for spring skiing

A few weeks ago, it looked as if an early spring had arrived. That was before two-plus feet of snow hit the mountains, and...

On skiing: More ski for the money

Before heading over to Loon Mountain to check out some of next year’s new skis, I was thumbing through a golf magazine and caught...

On Skiing: The internet has many useful offerings for skiers

How many ski-related email lists are you on? Between ski reports direct from some ski areas and various blogs, I have lost count. In addition,...

On skiing: Great month of skiing ahead in February

Maybe it’s a sign of age that I now enjoy special events at ski areas. My attitude of, “who cares, let’s go skiing,” seems to...

On Skiing: Pro ski racing tour returning returning in March

In 1975, Jeff Lathrop, a former ski racer and coach, and Mike Collins wanted to start a New England pro ski racing tour. Along...