This content was pulled from SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s November 2010 issue on newsstands now. Go to your local snowboard shop, bookstore, or download a copy from Zinio.
Dust On Crust: Exploring the Lost Slopes of New England
By: Pat “The Eye” Bridges
The chalkboard posted on the side of the lift shack read "WELCOME TO SUICIDE SIX, 26" NEW SNOW LAST 24 HOURS, CHARITY TOBOGGAN RIDES, BUNNY'S BOULEVARD $20, SHOW OFF $30." Puzzled by this cryptic menu, I waved to the lifty while pointing at the sign. Annoyed to have his dullard gaze drawn away from the icy off-ramp and to have to vacate his cozy perch beside a kerosene space-heater, he cracked open the door and in a thick Yankee drawl barked, "Rides in the ski patrol toboggan. Bahnnee's Bullahvahrd is twenty bucks, and Show Off's thirty." I have a serious phobia of ski-patrol sleds, so the concept of people paying to ride in 'em, whether for charity or not, blows my mind. As I contemplate interrupting the lifty a second time to inquire about how many people take them up on the offer, a local skier in his early seventies with Carrera goggles, Demetre stretch pants, and a red-and-blue CB parka skates past. "Total rip-off. Don't do it!"
To read the rest of this feature, pick up a copy of SNOWBOARDER Magazine's November issue on newsstands or click on the links above to subscribe. For now watch the videos from the trip courtesy of TheLiftline.TV.
Photographer and Burton TM Adam Moran leads us through a behind the scenes look of the trip through abandoned resorts in New England.
Straight action from the trip with Zak Hale, Mark Sollors, Austen Sweetin, and Niko Cioffi.