On this edition of Doing Stuff Outdoors we go to the Sunday River ski area near Bethel, Maine for some early season sliding. Sunday River was the first area to open in the northeast with skiing on Halloween. They opened for the season a short time later. Gary and his skiing buddies wanted to get in some early turns so they traveled to Sunday River for the weekend. Gary speaks with Sunday River’s marketing guy who gives him an overview of the area while riding up the chairlift. Gary then talks to skiers and boarders who came for as far away as San Diego for some early season snow. Finally Gary and his buddies review the weekend on the drive home. If there was one theme that came up again and again it was the growing popularity of telemark skiing everywhere this year including at Sunday River. If you haven’t been able to get some skiing or boarding in yet this year you’ll enjoy this little teaser of what’s to come.
We’ll also tell you more about our ‘Where To Get Stuff’ segment that we’ve just launched. We’re asking you to tell us your favorite place to get outdoor gear. Where do you find good quality, good service and a good price? We’ll feature your picks on the podcast. Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the comments line at 206-600-4557. Or leave your comments on our webpage.
Also on the show podsafe music from living in a loop and an email about the Hood to Coast Relay.
Next week we begin ‘Where To Get Stuff’, audio notes from a trail journal and absurd travel adventures.