Top Ski Spots on the East Coast of the United States

Shawnee Peak pic

Shawnee Peak

The director of business development and vice president and general counsel for Abiomed, Inc., in Massachusetts, Stephen C. McEvoy of Belmont oversees the company’s business development and legal department activities. When he’s not busy with his professional responsibilities, Belmont resident Stephen C. McEvoy enjoys skiing.

The East Coast of the United States offers a wide range of ski resorts for skiers of all skills levels. Following are just a few of the top ski spots in the area.

Shawnee Peak
Located about one hour from Portland, Maine, Shawnee Peak features 40 trails and more than 230 skiable acres. The majority of the trails are designed for beginning and intermediate skiers, making it a popular spot for families, but Shawnee Peak also features a fair amount of advanced trails.

Offering a mountain coaster for kids and a plethora of blue-square runs, Okemo in Vermont is frequented by skiers looking to relax while enjoying the basics of skiing. The area features a seat-heated lift to keep skiers warm on their ride up the mountain. All of Okemo’s restaurants, lodging, and other facilities are close to each other.

Whiteface Mountain
Home to the largest vertical drop on the East Coast, Whiteface Mountain in New York provides skiers with a unique blend of gentle terrain, historic spots from the 1980 Olympic Games, and amenities. Skiers often enjoy Whiteface for its scenery as much as they do for its runs.


Basic Sailing Etiquette

Sailing Etiquette pic

Sailing Etiquette

A key member of the Abiomed, Inc., executive management team, Stephen C. McEvoy of Belmont, Massachusetts, is responsible for leading the company’s business development efforts, working with the board of directors, and preparing SEC forms. In his free time, Belmont resident Stephen McEvoy enjoys a variety of hobbies, including sailing.

As with many activities, there are several basic rules of etiquette that keep sailing enjoyable for everyone on the water. The following are just a few examples:

Right of way. Every sailor should clearly understand and follow the right-of-way rules for sailing. This includes steering out of the way of oncoming boats; taking a wide route around large freight boats, fishing boats, and racing boats; and being aware of how your boat’s wake affects others.

Anchoring and mooring. Moving at a slow speed when docking prevents your boat from disrupting the activities on already docked boats and from making it difficult for sailors to navigate through the crowded area. When it comes to anchoring out in sea, do so away from other boats and outside of a high traffic area.

Boarding. Always ask the skipper or boat owner before boarding any vessel other than your own. While on the boat, accept an equal share of the duties and always listen to the skipper. Additionally, only bring the items you need onto another vessel. This is especially important if you’re planning on being on board for a while because space is always limited.