Mike Valletta


  Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. The lights. The music. The seasonal drinks. It’s really a great start to a season that is otherwise known as one of the most depressing in the northeast. Luckily, many years ago I have found a way to beat the seasonal depression that affects so many of us. Perhaps it’s more depressing on my wallet. When I was little, I was introduced to skiing,… 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

There’s no better feeling in the world then constantly being able to do something you love, and something I love very much is snow sports, skiing in particular. I just can’t get enough of the very sport I was introduced to over twenty-years ago. Since then, I have skied nearly all of the local resorts here in New England. I’m what you call a resort hopper in the ski world. Today, I… Read More

Everyone in Litchfield County is catching a little spring fever, including our local ski areas. This weekend, Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall will be welcoming spring by hosting March Madness on Saturday and everyone is invited to take part in the celebration. There will be something for everyone with music, food, contests, games, and prizes! Welcome to spring skiing in New England. As a skier, it’s sad to see the season end and… Read More

I’m sure everyone across Litchfield County is just about tired of all the snow we have been seeing this winter. After all, here in the hills, we are up to our eyeballs in snow! One not only wonders where exactly we plan to put it all, but also how much more is on the way. It is only January after all, and this winter shows no mercy as more storms are in the… Read More

  While we have been enjoying winter here in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills, local ski areas have been enjoying winter as well as they have been hard at work to get their mountains open for the season. Snow guns have been going day and night at all of the local ski areas, as they continue to add to all of the natural snow that has been falling all week-long. Skiers, such as myself,… Read More