See my latest article for The Dallas Morning News at: http://www.dallasnews.com/travel/headlines/20121102-in-north-carolina-sandy-delivers-a-treat-for-skiers.ece
I call it Sandy's Silver Lining. But then, I also cheer when it starts snowing and other people are bemoaning the fact that they have to clear their driveways!
Even though I'm still sunbathing by the pool in South Carolina, I am thinking "Roll on December" when I will be returning to Canada for 17 days. I would normally ski all of those days (except for Christmas Day) but this season I will be taking it a bit easy due to recent knee surgery. The silver lining of that cloud is that I will also get the chance to experience the spa side of ski resorts and be able to launch into après with abandon - maybe not the table-top dancing though.
With tentative trips planned to Lake Louise, Banff Mt Norquay, Sunshine, Kimberley, Fernie, Kicking Horse, Sun Peaks and possibly Revelstoke, it will also be a great opportunity for me to reacquaint myself with the groomers, intermediate glades and more gentle areas of each ski hill, enabling me to write more accurately about these for assignments in The Dallas Morning News and the Calgary Herald and, of course, in One, Two, Ski! Meanwhile, do check out TDMN and Calgary's Child Magazine for my ski articles over the next few weeks.
|Banff Mt Norquay open for skiing since Halloween|
Keep checking this blog for new publications and new posts and don't be afraid to post your comments and suggestions. And please send the link to all your friends who ski/snowboard or those who don't. You never know who you might be able to persuade to ski or snowboard and start really enjoying their winters!