A reformed ski bum, I now have a full-time office job but still teach skiing on the weekends at my local ski area. My day job is Director of Consulting Services at RRC Associates, where I advise tourism, travel, and hospitality clients on understanding consumer feedback and market forces. I also make presentations and occasionally write articles about mountain tourism and snowsports. Weekends in the winter I am usually at Eldora Mountain Resort, either teaching skiing or making turns with my family. In the summer you can find me biking, hiking, or enjoying a homemade cocktail on my deck.

6 Bucket List Ideas For Skiers & Riders

The term “bucket list” has become a mainstay of the lexicon, describing ambitious things you need to do before you, well, kick the bucket. Skiing and snowboarding provide a lot of different options for setting goals for the season. Goals… 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 →

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5 of the Best Ski Town Airports

There’s something really special about a ski trip. Planning and packing for your next winter adventure is always exciting, bringing with it the anticipation of fun times with family and friends on the slopes. Because of geography and climate, there… Read More →


4 Non-Profit Ski Areas in the U.S.

Operating a ski area is a very tough business – fickle weather, high capital costs, energy and water expenses for snowmaking, and competition for customers are just a few of the challenges ski areas face in order to turn a… Read More →


New For 2015/16: Ski Area Upgrades & Improvements

Remember the feeling of anticipation on Christmas morning? Or on your 16th birthday? You could hardly wait for the big day and the opportunity to rip open your presents. For skiers and riders, the summer is a long buildup to… 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 →


Spring is King: 5 Ski Resorts To Keep Your Season Going

The calendar has turned to April, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to hang up the board(s) quite yet. The days are longer, the temps are warmer, and the vibes are changing to be all about concerts, parties, festivals, and… Read More →

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Mountain Riders Alliance: Small But Mighty Ski Areas

Large ski areas may get most of the attention and press during the winter, but small ski areas have character, soul, and passion. Small ski areas are a great place to learn to ski or snowboard; are family-friendly; and have… Read More →


How It Works: Terrain Parks 101

Back in the dark ages of skiing, things were different.  We rode dinosaurs to school (uphill both ways, of course), had to hike for all our turns, and if we wanted to get some air on our skis (snowboards did… Read More →