How to Dominate the Pond Skim, Cardboard Derby & Schneetag

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What do you call weather than can flip from sunny and 50 degrees to puking snow and teen temps in 24 hours? Spring. It’s a crazy, unpredictable time of year. Adding to this meteorological craziness is the general revelry and… Read More →

Purgatory Draws Families For Fun Terrain & Value

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Purgatory refers to the Catholic concept of a place for temporary suffering before going on to Heaven. For skiers and snowboarders, the name conjures much more pleasant images. High in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, Purgatory Resort was… Read More →

Extended & Late Ski Seasons in The East & West

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The 2015-16 ski season in the East has been far from a banner year in terms of natural snowfall. Killington Resort in Vermont had tallied just 69 inches by early April, compared to its annual snowfall average of 250 inches…. Read More →

Get #OneMoreDay This Season: Spring Events At Ski Resorts

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Pond skims, festivals, concerts, parties, charity events, races, and oh yeah, great spring skiing and boarding. No matter what you’re into, there’s plenty of reasons to get on the mountain for #onemoreday this spring (as if you needed another reason… Read More →

Here’s Why Spring Skiing Is Arguably The Best Skiing

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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 →

Aspen Mountain Resort Guide

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Resort Overview Resort Name: Aspen Mountain, known locally as “A-Jax” Resort Address: 601 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aspensnowmass/ Twitter: @AspenSnowmass Instagram: @AspenSnowmass Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/aspensnowmass Flickr: https://flickr.com/aspensnowmass Date First Open: December 14th, 1946 marked the opening of Aspen Mountain’s… Read More →

The Most Beautiful Mountains On The Planet?

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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 →

8 Ways To Spot A Ski Bum

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Ski Bum (noun phrase): A person who frequents ski resorts habitually, often doing casual jobs, for the sake of skiing. (1960+) –The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D. Or, to… Read More →

Winter Isn’t Over Yet – More Powder This Week!

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Courtesy of our friends at Open Snow. For more details about the snowfall at your favorite areas, check the “Daily Snow” posts from Open Snow forecasters in Tahoe, Utah, Colorado, the Northwest, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, and the Northeast. The calendar says that it’s officially spring, but… Read More →

More of North America’s Favorite Skiing: Trees & Powder Edition

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Trees and powder: they go together. And while you don’t need glades to enjoy powder skiing, one of the charms of ducking into the trees is scoring deep, soft snow, days after the last storm. We recently published two posts,… Read More →