Jules Older is an award-winning writer and is publisher of the ebook, SKIING THE EDGE, available on all platforms.

Local Ski Resort Back In The Hands Of Original Owner

At a time when big resorts are eating up small ones like blue whales dining on krill, contrarian Vermont has a different tale to tell. The story starts more than 50 years ago, back in 1966. When the state of… Read More →

North America’s Biggest Vert & First Year-Round Resort Opens Winter 2018

UPDATE: Valemount’s target opening date is December 2018, not 2017 as a previous version stated. The announcement of a new resort is news, but when it promises to offer the biggest vertical drop in North America, that’s mega-news. This mega-news… Read More →

Fear is Your Frenemy – How To Address Your Fears of Avalanches, Heights & Flat Light

FEAR: An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. FRENEMY: Someone with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry. TRANSLATION: We hate fear, but it… Read More →

8 Killer Gifts For Skiers & Riders To Ring in the New Year Right

Two trails are about to meet — Snowy Mountains and Winter Holidays. In the confluence where they meet sit two packages — gear and gifts. From equipment that helps you get in shape to must-haves for après, here are 8 gifts… Read More →

Alta: The (White) Stuff of Legends

When I ask other ski fanatics, “What’s your favorite American ski hill?” an awful lot of them give the same answer. Care to guess what answer that might be? If you guessed Alta, you win the prize. So what makes… Read More →

Here’s Why Spring Skiing Is Arguably The Best Skiing

Have you ever uttered these words? “No thanks, no dessert please. I filled up on all that cabbage and kale, and I hate to spoil the meal with apple pie.” Or heard these words spring from your mouth? “A goodnight… Read More →

The Most Beautiful Mountains On The Planet?

I asked, What are the most beautiful mountains on Planet Earth? Not the best snow, not the best grooming — the most beautiful. And you answered. Boy, did you answer. Here’s what you said: Banff, Cambodia, Chile, Colorado, Jasper, Massachusetts, New… Read More →

St. Patrick's Day at Mt. Rose

Older’s Top 10 Laws for Skiers & Riders

I’ve skied and ridden from Newfoundland to New Zealand, Vermont to Vancouver, Great Britain to British Columbia, and I’ve learned a thing or two along the way.  Here are my top ten laws for skiers & riders – newbies and… Read More →