Credit: Northeast Winter Weather Summit Coverage

Northeast Winter Weather Summit Coverage

Stratton Mountain Resort and The North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) produced the 2018 Northeast Winter Weather Summit on December 2-3, 2018 at Stratton Mountain, Vermont. The Summit was presented by Stratton Mountain ResortMountainGuard, and the Mountain Travel Symposium.

Stan Kosmider with The North Face gives a presentation on how to dress for cold temperatures at the Stratton Mountain Club

Stan Kosmider with The North Face gives a presentation on how to dress for cold temperatures at the Stratton Mountain Club

“The goal was to be positive about winter,” says summit co-organizer Roger Lohr, long-time NASJA member and publisher of “Getting outside, it’s beautiful, healthy, fun. When it is 15 degrees, we don’t want people to say it’s too cold. We’ve all got closets full of clothes for that. Five degrees? Get those handwarmers out, rather than say, no way, too cold, not going out today.”

Below is some of the media coverage as result of the Summit:


Crowds hit new snow at Stratton Mountain for great December start by Iseult Devlin

The lunch scene at the Stratton Mountain base lodge last Saturday was something you’d expect to see over the holidays.

The building was buzzing with skiers and riders telling tales of the day’s snow adventures. Seasonal weather and a bluebird sky on top of a 20-inch snowstorm earlier in the week delivered a packed powder surface delighting the weekend crowd at this southern Vermont area.   More…

New Snow Bowl Lift Headlines Stratton Improvements by Martha Wilson

Now part of the Alterra Mountain Company and the Ikon Pass, the quaint slopeside village and trails of southern Vermont’s Stratton will soon offer a new lift and restructured trails that benefit every level of skier and rider at the mountain.   More…


How to dress for volatile winter weather by Iseult Devlin

Being prepared for winter elements is never easy especially in the Northeast when it can go from rain to freezing temperatures in a single day like it did this past weekend.   More…

How Skiers And Riders Dress For Winter Weather by Martha Wilson

Everyone loves a day on the slopes when the sun is shining and temperatures are moderate. But finding just the right clothes, regardless of the weather, is key to making the most of any skiing and riding adventure.

When in a winter environment, layering is crucial says Stan Kosmider of The North Face.   More…

Weird Weather: Rethinking Ski Clothes For A Fickle Climate by Janet Franz – 1/4/19

Here in New England, temperatures swing high and low a lot lately, with 50-degree-plus spikes and heavy rains interposing snow squalls and blizzards. This winter seems hell-bent on convincing the last climate change denier that something weird is going on. Accurately assessing atmospheric conditions for a day on the slopes can challenge even the most seasoned skiers.   More…

Dressing for Cold Weather by Nicole Feliciano

Ski season is here and I found the perfect ski jacket for layering. I’ve already skied 22 days this year (including this great trip to Sunday River) and this new ski jacket from The North Face has been keeping me warm and dry and I love the way it stands out on the mountain. Doing my research about skiing is a big part of my winter. Here’s what I found. More



Daily Gazette by Phil Johnson

Along with Schenectady-based architect Mike Roth, I headed over to Stratton to attend the first Northeast Winter Weather Summit, a two-day meeting sponsored by the North American Snowsports Journalists Association among other organizations that have an interest in the intersection of winter weather and outdoor sports. Among the attendees were meteorologists and ski industry representatives from throughout the region.   More…


THE SNOW INDUSTRY LETTER Dec. 4, 2018 by Mary McKhann


Ski Area Management by Dave Meeker

SAM Magazine—Stratton, Vt., Dec. 7, 2018—The inaugural Northeast Winter Weather Summit, held Dec. 2 and 3, drew a mixed group of 70 attendees, including meteorologists, media, resort communicators, ski area association representatives, and industry suppliers for two days of networking, education, and discussions revolving around winter weather in the Northeast. The event was organized and hosted by the North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) and Stratton Mountain, Vt.    More…

Winter Weather Summit – Making the Best of Winter

NASJA Newsletter by Roger Lohr -December 6, 2018

In a story posted by TSIL, the Northeast Winter Weather Summit, organized by the North American Snowsports Journalist Association (NASJA) with support from 19 other companies and organizations, saw meteorologists, ski resorts and media gather at Stratton Mountain, VT, Dec. 2-3 for the first of what many hope will be a continuing conversation between the various groups to provide information on making the best of winter.   More

Vermont Lt. Governor Event Calendar:

Northeast Winter Weather Summit

Lt. Governor Zuckerman will be attending the Northeast Winter Weather Summit, trying some new snowshoes, learning about snow making and talking about the wonderful snow and outdoor activities Vermont has to offer. For details and a full schedule.
Stratton Mountain. Event Date: Monday, December 3, 2018 – 11:00am


Tips For Safe Winter Driving by Martha Wilson

While we love to see the snow fall at our favorite resorts, some drivers might be intimidated when winter weather creates challenging driving conditions. But by taking a few simple precautions and being aware, you can make it to the mountains safely.   More…

Winter Driving: Where’s Your Car’s TC Button? by Mike Maginn – 12/7/18

At this past week’s Northeast Winter Weather Summit held at Stratton Mountain, VT., we had a chance to do some driving, spinning, skidding, and generally driving like a cowboy home from the range on a controlled, enclosed test area with mixed conditions: gravel, ice, snow, and mud. We learned something about our Big Red Ford 150 truck that we never knew. There is a button dedicated to tire spinning.   More…


Sustainable Practices at Local Ski Areas

Green Energy Times by By Lillian Eden –  January-March 2018

While ski areas may have a reputation as high energy users, employing more sustainable options make both financial and social sense. That was the message at the inaugural Northeast Weather Summit in a session on efforts to promote sustainability at ski areas. The summit was put on by North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) and Stratton Mountain with other sponsors at Stratton Mountain, VT, in December. More