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2014-15 Ski Industry Statistics & Trends: Facts, Stats & Skier Visits

by Dave Belin

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 →

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Ever Wonder What It’s Like To Ski Antarctica?

by Eric Wagnon

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 →

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Pro Tips & Highlights: The Mountain Collective Pass

by Gant Morgner

The 2014/2015 winter brought epic conditions to all of the resorts on the Mountain Collective Pass. I was lucky enough to experience it first hand, having just completed a Rocky Mountain road trip that hit all 7 resorts in a… Read More →

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New High Speed Ski Lifts Coming To Colorado & Utah

by Kristen Lummis

In 1981, Breckenridge installed a detachable high-speed lift, the Quicksilver SuperChair. Clipping along at over twice the speed of conventional fixed-grip lifts, this chair was the first of what would become the ski industry standard. This summer is seeing a… Read More →

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8 of the World’s Most Famous Ski Runs

by Patrick Thorne

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and, to some extent, fame is too. What qualifies a ski run to be one of “the world’s most famous” largely depends on where you are in the world and what you… Read More →

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Gear Highlight: Awka Skis, Custom Bamboo Skis From Chile

by Sarah Woods

The ski hill —it’s where lifetime friendships are made and celebrated. And it was on a chairlift five years ago that my Dad met Awka Ski co-owner, Jose Luis Aguila Cruz. Jose, originally from Chile, was up skiing Silver Star… Read More →

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

by Eric Wagnon

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 →

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Show Me The Numbers: How Eco-Friendly Are Ski Areas?

by Troy Hawks

How eco-friendly are North American ski areas? Let me count the ways. In fact, recycling and swapping out light bulbs, while still very important, have almost become somewhat passé steps toward sustainability at ski areas. Nowadays you’ll find everything from… Read More →

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The Barkley Marathons: The Toughest & Most Bizarre Race on the Planet?

by Heather Balogh

Imagine a race with a total distance so long that it is referred to as “marathons” rather than a “marathon.” A race with 59,000+ feet of elevation gain. A race that has been in existence for 30 years but only… Read More →

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Late Spring & Summer Skiing: Where To Get Your Snow Fix

by Patrick Thorne

With the majority of the world’s ski areas now closed (or just about to), it’s tempting to call it a day and succumb to summer activities like hiking and biking. But die-hard snowsports fans know that’s not necessarily true, and… Read More →