Mike Valletta

Monthly Archives: February 2012

“Stretch to downward facing dog!” snaps the instructor on my Gaiam Yoga DVD. “Bend farther down!” he continues to bark. “Now, bend even farther, and breathe.” he says so calmly when I’m in the toughest physical position in my life! There’s just something about Yoga. Most people recommend it. They say it’s most likely one of the most vital physical activities you could partake in. Well, that phrase was all my personal… Read More

As a professional skier, I take great pride in having the ability to master some of the toughest courses in New England. Our icy slopes are very much for the brave! As a professional, I watch the ice slowly and study it throughout the day. In the morning, the snow is good. In the afternoon, the snow slowly turns to ice. By evening, the slopes are an ice skating rink! This is… Read More

If I had to sum up my weekend in one word, I don’t think I could. There’s just not one word to sum up the world of awesomeness. I spent the weekend in the northern Berkshires of western Massachusetts at one of my favorite mountain resorts; Jiminy Peak. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway up north, but don’t want to spend the high ticket prices of the ski resorts in northern… Read More

As of late, I’ve been staying at the local resorts. The past week or so has been pretty dry for the ski resorts in the north country, so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity for me to spend my hard earned money locally. After all, the folks at these resorts are my neighbors! Friday afternoon after I picked my skis up from the ski shop I spend time at up… Read More

So, here we are now just hours away from the big game on Sunday. The Giants against the Patriots. The ultimate rivalry amongst football fans. Who’s going to win? That seems to be one of the most popular questions around, but second to that is, of course, who’s going to have the best Superbowl ads this year? The advertising industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Advertisers have been working up a sweat… Read More

Spring has sprung says Chuckles, the furry little rodent from Connecticut. Six more weeks of winter our old man Phil proclaims out in Pennsylvania. Who’s right? If you ask me, both rodents are drunk and were clearly pre gaming for today’s festivities. I mean honestly, do they think we’re naive! We’ve stopped trusting those furry little critters years ago. Besides, they only have a 39% accuracy on forecasting the weather, as if… Read More

Everyone knows I love a good road trip. I mean come on, who doesn’t love to hit the pedal to the medal and jet the car across the open roads of America. What I love even more, however, is a good old fashioned ski trip to one of our many nearby resorts. Skiing takes the blues out of the term winter blues, which is probably why the only individuals who aren’t depressed… Read More