For 20 years NEMBAfest has been the go-to event for the East Coast mountain biking scene. Located in East Burke, Vermont, this year’s event drew thousands of bike enthusiasts and industry experts together for a weekend celebration at the heart of the Kingdom Trails. With a reputation as New England’s premier celebration of mountain biking, craft beers, family fun, and local music, NEMBAfest offers something for everyone.
Last month we took a visit to the Greatest Snow On Earth with our partners, Ski Utah, to provide an educational weekend of fun for snow-saavy media. With Ski Utah as our guide, we had a jam-packed trip at what became our inaugural Winter Media Summit and hung out at Utah’s iconic resorts including Brighton and Powder Mountain.
Joining a ski club may seem intimidating. Is everyone going to be a pro? Will it be only families? Are families welcome at all? With over 1,000 ski clubs across the United States, there’s a group to suit the needs of any type of rider – from families, to beginners, to seasoned veterans flying solo. You just need to find the club the works for you – and there are some pretty serious perks.
When you grow up skiing in New England, you learn early on how much passion you have for the sport. You learn how to deal with the elements and varying conditions that change on a daily basis. You learn that while powder days exist, you might have to earn them with a couple hours drive, staying at a local B & B, or waking up at sunrise to grab a coveted first chair. You also learn that many other New Englanders share the same passion for being outdoors and on the mountain during the winter months.
For all of you who are Born From Ice we’ve broken down our shortlist of winter spots to visit with your family, friends, or on a solo powder adventure.