Articles

Lisa contributes regularly to dozens of publications and websites, on outdoor recreational, skiing, travel, wildlife and conservation topics. Here's a sampling of her articles that have received an Exellence in Craft award from the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), a Harold Hirsch Award from the North American SnowSports Journalists Association (NASJA) or a Lowell Thomas Award from the SATW (formerly the Society of American Travel Writers):


Vagabonds in the Adirondacks
Trailer Life (Sept 2019)
EIC Award: Magazine - 2nd Place
Outdoor Fun & Adventure
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Caving in Barbados
Image (Spring 2019)
EIC Award: Magazine - 3rd Place
Outdoor Fun & Adventure
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Mother of a Hike
Adirondack Life (Great Outdoors 2019)
EIC Award: Magazine - 3rd Place
Family Participation/Youth Outdoor Education
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Hunting Junk
Colorado Outdoors (Hunting Guide 2019)
EIC Award: Magazine - 3rd Place
Hunting/Shooting Sports
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Climbers as Humanitarians

Climbers as Humanitarians
Appalachia (Summer/Fall 2018)
SATW Lowell Thomas Award
Special Purpose Travel - Silver
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Colorado Outdoors Fishing Bonds May June 2018

Fishing Bonds
Colorado Outdoors (May-June 2018)
Magazine: 3rd Place
Family Participation
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Ensconced in Winter Serenity

Ensconced in Winter Serenity
Around Concord (Winter 2019)
Hirsch Award - Words
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Fast Friends

Fast Friends
Here in Hanover (Winter 2019)
Hirsch Award - Words
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Grand Slam of Ski Areas

Grand Slam of Ski Areas
Image (Winter 2019)
Hirsch Award - Words
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Colorado Outdoors Fishing Bonds May June 2018

Idaho Snow Trek
Woodstock Magazine (Winter 2019)
Hirsch Award - Words
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Hit the Slopes

Hit the Slopes
Trailer Life (Winter 2019)
Hirsch Award - Words
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Ski Faster! Here in Hanover (Winter 2017-18)

Ski Faster!
Here in Hanover (Winter 2017-18)
Hirsch Award - Words
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Going for a Globe (Winter 2017-18)

Going for a Globe
Image (Winter 2017-18)
Hirsch Award - Words
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Skiing the Czech Republic (Winter 2017-18)

Skiing the Czech Republic
Woodstock Magazine (Winter 2017-18)
Hirsch Award - Words
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The Mountain Mapper NSAA Journal (Winter 2017) Feature Writing: Hirsch Award Winner

The Mountain Mapper
NSAA Journal (Winter 2017)
Feature Writing: Hirsch Award Winner
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Very Vail
Here in Hanover (Winter 2016-17)

Very Vail
Here in Hanover (Winter 2016-17)
Feature Writing: Hirsch Award Winner
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Skiing Austria's Alberg Woodstock Magazine

Skiing Austria's Alberg
Woodstock Magazine (Winter 2016-17)
Feature Writing: Hirsch Award Winner
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River Rats Outdoor America (Spring 2017)

River Rats
Outdoor America (Spring 2017)
Magazine: 1st Place
Family Participation/Youth Outdoor Education
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Emergency in the Mountains

Emergency in the Mountains
Colorado Outdoors (Sept.-Oct. 2017)
Magazine: 1st Place
Gear/Technical
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Tots on the Trail Image Magazine (Summer 2017)

Tots on the Trail
Image Magazine (Summer 2017)
Magazine: 2nd Place
Family Participation/Youth Outdoor Education
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On Crane with Wayne

On Crane with Wayne
Adirondack Explorer (May-June 2017)
Magazine: 2nd Place
Outdoor Fun and Adventure
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The Hills are Alive at Trapp Family Lodge

The Hills are Alive at Trapp Family Lodge
Here in Hanover (Winter 2016)
Feature Articles: Honorable mention
(2nd place)
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Mountain Troops, Past and Present

Mountain Troops, Past and Present
Image (Winter 2016)
Feature Articles: Honorable mention
(2nd place)
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Wellness, The New Marketing Mantra

Wellness, The New Marketing Mantra
NSAA Journal (Spring 2015)
Feature Articles: Honorable mention
(2nd place)
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Balancing Act

Balancing Act
Stratton Magazine (Winter 2014-15)
Feature Articles: Honorable mention
(2nd place)
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The Hanover-Sun Valley Connection

The Hanover-Sun Valley Connection
Here in Hanover (Winter 2015)
Feature Articles: Honorable mention
(2nd place)
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Saving the Whale

Saving the Whale
Image Magazine (Winter 2015)
Feature Articles: Honorable mention
(2nd place)
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Rafting the Grand Canyon

Rafting the Grand Canyon
Around Concord (Fall 2015)
Magazine: 3rd Place
Outdoor Fun & Adventure
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Substitutions

Substitutions
Colorado Outdoors (September-October 2015)
Magazine: 3rd Place
Gear / Technical
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Raising an Outdoorsman

Raising an Outdoorsman
Colorado Outdoors (September/October 2014)
Magazine: 2nd Place
Family Participation / Youth Outdoor Education
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The Demise of Kilimanjaro's Glaciers

The Demise of Kilimanjaro's Glaciers
Appalachia (Summer/Fall 2010)
Magazine/E-Zine: 1st Place
Camping / Backpacking / Outdoor Recreation
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Powder Trip

Powder Trip
Montana Headwall (Winter 2011-12)
Magazine: 2nd Place
Outdoor Fun & Adventure
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Savvy Shotgunning for Women

Savvy Shotgunning for Women
Colorado Outdoors (January 2011)
Magazine: 2nd Place
Gear Technical
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Fishing, A Family Affair

Fishing, A Family Affair
Colorado Outdoors (July-August 2012)
Magazine: 3rd Place
Family Participation / Youth Outdoor Educ.
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Chinook: The Wind That Brings Relief from Winter

Chinook: The Wind That Brings Relief from Winter
Wyoming Wildlife (March 2010)
Magazine/E-Zine: 3rd Place
Best Short Feature
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Lisa Densmore Ballard
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