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: The final month (or so) of skiing beckons

Happy Easter. Now that we are in what is usually the final month of lift-served skiing, only a handful of ski areas have anything on...

On Skiing: Random musings about New England's history and tuning skis

Last Saturday, I visited Mount Cranmore for the annual Meister Cup, an event that celebrates Hannes Schneider, the 10th Mountain Division and the history...

On skiing: Checking out next year's gear

A little over a week ago I headed over to Loon Mountain in  New Hampshire where 10 or a dozen companies had next year’s...

On skiing: Bringing back jumping

Watching the jumping during the Olympics, we saw the emphasis on the usual countries: Finland, Sweden and Norway, a few other Europeans countries and...

On Skiing: Despite warm week, great skiing still on tap

It’s hard to believe that February is almost over, and after this past week’s weather, it might seem the ski season could be almost...

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...