RECREATION

Black ice on a lake, fast-frozen with no snow, is a unique natural element.
Ellery Berenger / NEPR

A few weeks of dry, cold January weather in western Massachusetts created ponds that were frozen sheer and smooth — like panes of glass — for the first time in years.

Therapist Cate Wolff leads a trauma-sensitive yoga class in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Karen Brown / NEPR

A half-dozen yoga students were kneeling on their mats, breathing in, breathing out, in an historic, high-ceilinged second floor studio in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

A view from Mt. Greylock in western Massachusetts.
Charlie Kellogg / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/papa_charliegeorge

Standing on top of Mt. Holyoke, I can see Mt. Greylock to the west, and Mt. Monadnock to the north.

Ski Areas in New England Welcome Early Snow, Cold Weather

Nov 25, 2018

 

Early season snow and cold temperatures are helping New England ski resorts open early, carving out a blizzard of a start to the 2018-2019 season.

Many hitting the slopes are finding great November conditions across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

A mountainside hemlock forest.
Nicholas A. Tonelli / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/nicholas_t

A search-and-rescue team carried me down on a stretcher. They hoisted me high up into the trail’s hemlock and spruce so I was surrounded by their needles and resin. 

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