Sustainable Slopes: 5 Ski Areas Driving Their Power Use Downhill
It’s obvious: snowboarding and skiing require cold temperatures for the snow that we all love to slide on, whether that snow falls from the sky or from snowmaking guns. Climate change and the possibility of warmer temperatures in certain locations… Read More →
What’s The Difference Between Fresh, Packed & Machine Made Snow?
Skiers and snowboarders have many words to describe the different types of snow on the hill – blower pow, mashed potatoes, boiler plate, breakable crust, hero snow, and crud (among others). But what’s actually happening with the snow in these… Read More →
Getting Off the Groomers: Tips For Skiing & Riding Off-Piste
When I first moved to Colorado, I explored the mountains of the Centennial State by hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. One of my favorite parts of these adventures was sitting down at home with a map… Read More →
Where Will It Snow If There’s A Strong El Nino This Winter?
As snow lovers, readers of this blog are probably amateur meteorologists as well, studying forecasts for snow and temperatures when planning ski days and trips. The consensus for this winter among professional meteorologists is for a strong El Nino, which… Read More →
2014-15 Ski Industry Statistics & Trends: Facts, Stats & Skier Visits
So how was your season? Maybe you skied more days than last year, or maybe not. Did you try a new resort this year, or just stick close to home? Did you buy a season pass or get day ticket?… Read More →
Summertime & the Livin’ is Easy: New Summer Activities At Ski Resorts
One of the biggest trends in the ski industry has nothing to do with winter or snow – It’s, in fact, the growth of summer activities and events. Becoming a year-round destination has been the long-term goal of many ski… Read More →