I am a freelance ski writer and golf television producer based in sunny Florida with frequent winter trips out to the snowy West. I have written ski-related content for Examiner.com, OnTheSnow.com, TheSkiChannel.com, Buzz.snow.com, SnowSkiingOnline.com and Ski Canada print magazine. My television work has aired on NBC, CBS, Golf Channel and ESPN. Although I remember crying during my first day on the slopes at the age of 7, the sport turned into a passion. I continue to add to my total of about 50 ski resorts visited across the country. While enjoying the unique character of each ski area, I hold a special fondness for Alta and Jackson Hole. My most memorable skiing days have involved opportunities to ski with the legendary Wayne Wong at Heavenly, with gold-medalist Jonny Moseley at Squaw Valley, and on a 48-inch powder day at Northstar-at-Tahoe. I frequently tweet as @SkiingExaminer and maintain the "Skiing Examiner" page on Facebook.

Crunching The Numbers: Families Save Big With The Mountain Collective

The 2017-18 Mountain Collective Pass touts “16 Dream Destinations. Two Days at Each.” At $399 (with $1 child’s pass*), this multi-resort ski lift pass sounds grand, but unless you spend the winter driving in an RV across the country, the… Read More →

Good News – The Ski Season Has Been EXTENDED At These Ski Resorts

This season, regions in the West saw record-breaking snowfall and, as a result, several ski resorts have already decided to push back their closing dates. With the Easter falling on April 16 this year, it would not be surprising if… Read More →

5 Spring Skiing Tips You’ll Thank Us For Later

Bluebird skies, warmer temps, longer days and spectacular end-of-season parties and events— Spring is arguably the best time to hit the slopes! Here are a handful of tips to help you make the most of your spring skiing. Oh, and… Read More →

10 Scenic Green Runs That Every Skier & Snowboarder Will Love

Once skiers and boarders progress to a certain ability level, they often scorn those tame trails marked by green circles. However, a select few green runs offer such tranquil beauty that it would be a mistake to dismiss them just… Read More →

Powder Alert: February Storms Will Bring Snow To Northeast & Northwest

The West will remember January fondly, but the flip of the calendar means it is now the East’s turn to join the party. Most of the East felt the effects of a “January thaw”— a brief warm-weather phenomenon that sometimes… Read More →

Buying Skis: Sidecut

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 18, 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The first step towards understanding how a ski will perform is to become familiar with the terms related to a ski’s… Read More →

Here’s Where To Find Prime Ski Conditions Right Now

The best skiing and boarding is often found during the calm after the storm. In a record-breaking January for snowfall in the West, bluebird skies are finally forecast to take over the region. This past month might have been one… Read More →

Ski Travel: Do I Need Winter Tires For My Car?

Way back in the day, families in colder climates annually switched winter tires (AKA “snow tires”) on their trusty station wagons (with the faux-wood exterior of course). The rise of “all-season tires” ended that ritual for many, but those who… Read More →

5 Regions Buried in Snow Right Now

The first half of January 2017 was bountiful to say the least for skiers and boarders in the West. For those tasked with shoveling and plowing snow, it’s been simply exhausting. Snowfall numbers that are usually associated with inches were… Read More →

7 Ski Resorts Where Expert Skiers & Snowboarders Go

“Expert” can be a relative term. The best skiers or snowboarders at a local ski hill may stand out from the pack, but they are not necessarily signing ski-movie contracts. However, a few resorts seem to draw a high-percentage of… Read More →