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CONWAY — After having enjoyed nearly 20 inches of snow since the New Year’s Eve storm, the valley is in for a warmer and wet weekend, meaning that the snow will be soft for making your turns.

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I began writing this column seven or eight years ago, after emailing Bart Bachman asking why The Conway Daily Sun didn’t have a running column.

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New Hamphire has been blessed with many fine fly tyers. Names like Jim Warner, Nick Lambrou and Ellis Hatch have made New Hampshire an active part of the fly-fishing scene nationally. Before them there was Ora Smith, Wendall Folkins, and our own Dick Surrette. New Hampshire’s most famous fly…

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I likely won’t get up Mount Adams (5,799 feet) this winter for various reasons. But this triangular peak is one of the highlight destinations in the White Mountains. People who climb it remember that day without any trouble. Second highest in the region to Mount Washington, it is a true summ…

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Their red-and-white jackets with crosses are as ubiquitous across the skiing landscape as chair lifts, snowmaking guns and lanes of well-groomed corduroy.

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Last night, I had a mild dose of insomnia. I briefly pondered what I could do about it. Another time recently, I thought of imagining myself outside in nature, and that was relaxing.

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Frank Tansey is a familiar name to many in the ski industry here in the valley. The Attleboro, Mass., native founded the popular Vertical Challenge race series some 30 years ago that continues to stop at several White Mountain ski areas. The amateur ski and snowboard races are family-friendl…

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This is a hiking column that I wrote in 2014. It is worth reprinting, not only to remind Mount Washington hikers that safety is a priority more important than reaching the top, but to remind people that climbing New England’s highest peak in the snowy season has become a valued experience fo…