Mike Valletta

Archives

15873560_10154604975875129_2021211078979739372_n

What a kickoff to the new year it has been. My New Years eve was spent at my second home base of Killington Resort Vermont, a widely popular destination for many of us in the northeast who enjoy the adrenaline of some downhill action at the beast of a ski resort that it is, spreading its wings over six mountain summits. Its not named the Beast of the East for nothing. Killington… Read More

In other news, can you believe it’s December?!!? I mean, where oh where has the time gone. It really just seems like the other day we were all celebrating New Years. As for me, it feels just like yesterday that I was skiing the slopes of Killington Mountain in Vermont. Oh wait, that WAS yesterday! Yes, in Vermont the ski season began quite early. Skiers and riders from all ability levels started… Read More

This week while at The Dew Tour, I learned of the shocking announcement that Sarah Burke, a beloved athlete in the snow industry, had passed away from injuries she sustained while practicing for upcoming events. It was an announcement that didn’t come easy to many of us, and it was quite the somber second day on the tour as athletes mourned the loss. On day three, NBC put together this terrific tribute… Read More

l_2592_1936_CC661967-36F8-4ED0-8EC8-C5B9E2D2A301.jpeg

I woke up around 6AM this morning, and thank god I did. We got plenty of snow last night! A forecast of three inches was predicted for the area, but for Killington, three inches can easily mean a lot more! Today was the day I planned on trying on my Pantech Element on the slopes, but not before heading over to the VIP breakfast over at The Grand Hotel right over at… Read More

l_2592_1936_72433048-CC21-45EA-8FC4-0C3F3FA77304.jpeg

When you want to escape the elements at The Dew Tour, you may want to stop over and visit AT&T’s amazing dome, which looks almost like an igloo, set up right on the grounds of the outdoor village. Oh sure, it may be cold outside, but once you get inside, the heat is on! A comfortable temperature inside compared to the frigid temps outside here at Killington greets you as you explore… Read More

l_720_480_EF13E9A3-BED1-4CF7-A417-55DEE92CD957.jpeg

This has got to be one of the best weeks of my life. Not only will I be making my way up to Vermont to check out Killington Resorts winter Dew Tour, I’ll also be covering it! You see, it all started when an email came to my inbox last week asking if I would like to be a brand ambassador for AT&T at the Dew Tour. AT&T has this cool new… Read More

l_816_544_61289A47-36EC-44AA-A7B4-D3FA8B62FE25.jpeg

If you’re a winter sports junkie like I am, your adrenaline is probably already fired up over the fact that The Dew Tour will be at Killington Resort in nearby Killington, VT from January 19th to the 22nd. The event features the top winter athletes in the world all competing for a cool $1.5 million in prize money at the end of the season. Thousands are expected to turn out to catch… Read More

l_2592_1936_2D4EA6E0-5B22-40D4-B40C-A7FA20799A7B.jpeg

Christmas eve, the bags were packed. Presents were all wrapped and tucked in a bag under the tree ready to depart in the morning for a Christmas vacation that was already shaping up to be one of the most memorable vacations in a very long time. Come Christmas morning, my mother and I embarked on our journey north to Killington Resort in nearby Killington, VT. We planned a Christmas unlike any other…. Read More

l_720_480_58E8CDC5-24E7-4C05-ADE8-3E47FC53A4B1.jpeg

It really is the most wonderful time of year, isn’t it? Forget all the horns honking and that guy standing in line next to you wanting to beat you up for taking the last item on the shelf. Christmas is so much more than all that. Sure, it may be a stressful holiday for some, but for many it’s truly a magical season. When we stop to reflect on all the good… Read More