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.

5 Common Myths About Skiing

We’ve demystified the following 5 myths about skiing: 1. Moguls always make skiing harder. Ski resorts spend millions each year catering to skiers’ fear of moguls. Grooming snowcats smooth out thousands of trails each night. However, with a little knowledge… Read More →


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Skiing & Riding in Tahoe

The Lake Tahoe area ranks among highest concentrations of major ski areas in the country. Here are ten points to know about skiing and snowboarding around Big Blue. 1.  First chore is to pick a shore. “North or South?” is… Read More →


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Skiing in New Mexico

New Mexico may not receive the same attention as its neighboring states of Colorado or Utah, but the Land of Enchantment has its fair share of great skiing. There are eight alpine ski areas: Angel Fire, Pajarito Mountain, Red River… Read More →


Types of Alpine Skis: Building Your Quiver

Types of alpine skis range from “all-mountain” models to specialized varieties designed for very specific conditions. Skis’ basic features differentiate the various types: Camber is the slight upward rise in the middle of an unweighted ski when viewed from the… Read More →


‘Ja-Pow’ Means Powder Skiing in Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun has a rising reputation in the ski world. Although Japan hosted the 1972 and 1998 Winter Olympics, the island nation’s international standing as a recreational ski destination has only started to make a huge… Read More →


The ABC’s of Avoiding ACL Injuries While Skiing

Back in the day, skiers had to worry about breaking a leg out on the slopes, but better bindings technology has now made leg fractures from skiing fairly rare. Unfortunately, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are the new ski injury… Read More →


Ski Resorts For Early Season Skiing

The masses arrive at ski resorts during the holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s. Serious skiers and boarders often can’t wait that long, but they also want a significant amount of available open terrain. Early December can be a… Read More →


It’s a Long Way to the Top: Glossary of Ski Lifts

Going downhill is the really fun part of skiing, but the uphill part of the equation makes more vertical feet downhill possible. While chairlifts may be the classic type of ski lift, they are just one way to get high…. Read More →

Snow conditions

From Powder to Corn: Terms for Snow Conditions

For skiers above a basic level of proficiency, snow conditions can affect a slope’s difficulty more than the steepness. A steep chute with 6 inches of fresh powder may be less daunting than an intermediate trail with hard-packed snow. Given… Read More →


Ski Gear & Apparel Preview For 2014/15

In the dog days of summer, snow may still be a long way away (except in the Southern Hemisphere, of course), but new gear is just around the corner. Ski gear and apparel companies generally put new products in stores… Read More →