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.

8 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Skiers & Riders

1. Chums Goggles Case Considering that even pricey goggles generally come with just a cloth bag, the Chums Goggles Case ($25) is perfect for protecting your investment in a suitcase or boot bag. The hard case with a soft interior… Read More →


8 Under-the-Radar Ski Resorts With Spectacular Views

Discussions about the most scenic ski resorts rightfully turn to places like Telluride or Lake Louise. However, plenty of lesser-known spots have just as inspiring views. Here are 8 under-the-radar ski resorts with views you don’t want to miss. 1. Homewood… Read More →

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Wyoming Ski Resorts

1. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort isn’t all scary. Jackson Hole has a deserved reputation among experts for challenging steeps. However, if beginners and intermediates are scared away, they’re making a mistake. In fact, beginners have their own area off the… Read More →


12 Indoor Water Parks At Ski Resorts Open Year Round

The ski industry’s evolution toward year-round destinations has a twist with the indoor water park trend. While mountain biking and skiing combine for a mostly seasonal pairing, indoor water parks can stay open both in the summer and ski season…. Read More →


Get Ready For Ski Season With These Balance Training Exercises

Given that skiing and snowboarding’s most basic goal is to avoid falling, balance is obviously important. The off-season can be a good time to work on balance skills either at the gym or at home. Related to balance, proprioception is… Read More →


Ever Wonder What It’s Like To Ski Antarctica?

Although skiing can be found on all seven continents, Antarctica is the most exclusive and remote destination. You won’t find any chairlifts there, but for around $30,000, companies such as Adventure Network International (ANI) will allow you to check Antarctica… Read More →


Snowfall Totals for the 2014-15 Season

The 2014-15 ski season’s snowfall will be remembered for many years to come. For several parts of North America though, the memory won’t necessarily be a great one. The good news is that the law of averages means that next season… Read More →


The Season In Review: Top 10 Ski News Stories of 2014-15

The winter of 2014-15 brought a season of change to the skiing and snowboarding world. More accurately, much of the news involved ownership shifts and agreements that would signal changes for the seasons to come. In other words, many of… Read More →


Q&A with Andy Wirth: Base-To-Base Gondola To Connect Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows

The corporate owner of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows resorts announced an agreement today with private landowner Troy Caldwell that will likely connect the two California ski areas. Pending local government and U.S. Forest Service approval, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings plans to build a… Read More →

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5 More Common Myths About Skiing

Whether it’s with friends or sharing with strangers, chairlift rides give skiers plenty of time to chat. Some of the comments you’ll hear may be helpful like where the good snow is that afternoon. Other times, you may hear some… Read More →