Roger Lohr

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of, Roger loves classic skiing on XC ski trails, bushwhacking in the backcountry, and telemarking or snowboarding in powder. He is a writer and researcher, who lives in Lebanon, NH and is involved with subjects including snow sports, energy, and environment. He currently produces and is the Nordic ski editor for the SnoNews Cross Country News & Information column. The associated Twitter feed is at @XCSkiTravel and Facebook Page is at @XCSkiResorts.

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In the past, Lohr has collected and presented the industry statistics for the Cross Country Ski Areas Association, consulted ski area clients, and has written for, Cross Country Skier magazine, Green Energy Times, Ski Area Management, SkiTrax, Snowsports Industries America, and a number of regional sports magazines. Lohr created the "Best XC Ski Area" Poll and the XC Skiing Eco-Active Leadership Award program.

Currently, Lohr is a contributor to and also has had Nordic ski content on,,, and

He has contributed to the CCSAA Nordic Network, the monthly newsletter for the industry ski area association and produced the "Board Report" at SnowEast Magazine. He served on the NH Statewide Trails Advisory Committee; developed and ran NH BikeSmart bringing bike safety presentations to elementary schools; served the Eastern Ski Writers Association Board and is a member of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association; and created the Idling Awareness & Reduction Tool Kit blog at

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Charlie Leocha

Co-founder of and creator of, and, Charlie now lives in northern VA. He has managed to ski at almost every major alpine ski resort in North America and Europe and has reported on XC ski facilities near alpine resorts for more than a decade. If there are exceptional places to dine and stay near any XC ski resort, Charlie is the person to find them.


Karen Cummings

Karen has been writing about skiing for decades. She lives life, balanced between Boston and Maine, with a smile. Karen began skiing at the tender age of 25 and immediately discovered après-ski—her specialty. These days her nightlife forays are “research.” Karen is an expert shopper and may have purchased something at every resort she has visited. Karen wrote much of the original cross country ski entries on before became its own Web site. Thank you so much - We're indebted!