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How Old Is “Too Old” To Start Skiing Or Snowboarding?

How Old Is “Too Old” To Start Skiing Or Snowboarding?

by Rose Marie Cleese

What’s the cut-off age for starting to ski or snowboard? The answer is simple: you can take up—and keep—skiing or boarding at any age! You can never be too “over the hill.” It’s unanimous. Just as health experts have been… Read More →

Riding & Skiing Etiquette: Terrain Parks

Riding & Skiing Etiquette: Terrain Parks

by Kristen Lummis

To stay safe in a terrain park, you have to ride SMART. At least that is what the National Ski Areas Association promotes with their SMART Style initiative. A five-letter acronym, SMART stands for • Start small — Work your… Read More →

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

by Eric Wagnon

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 18, 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The first step towards understanding how a ski will perform is to become familiar with the terms related to a ski’s… Read More →

What a Beginner Skier or Snowboarder Needs To Know: A Snowsports Glossary

What a Beginner Skier or Snowboarder Needs To Know: A Snowsports Glossary

by Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month

New to skiing or snowboarding? Here is a glossary of terms to help you get familiar with everything you need to know before you head to the slopes. Jump To: When You Arrive In The Lodge & At The Base On The Mountain… Read More →

A Ski Bum’s Guide To Peak Weekend Skiing

A Ski Bum’s Guide To Peak Weekend Skiing

by Katie Coakley

There’s no doubt about it: winter is fully upon us. Looking at the social media feeds, it seems as if just about every resort in the country is swimming in freshies, making a ski trip a necessity, not a luxury…. Read More →

8 Killer Gifts For Skiers & Riders To Ring in the New Year Right

8 Killer Gifts For Skiers & Riders To Ring in the New Year Right

by Jules Older

Two trails are about to meet — Snowy Mountains and Winter Holidays. In the confluence where they meet sit two packages — gear and gifts. From equipment that helps you get in shape to must-haves for après, here are 8 gifts… Read More →

The Ski Bum Gift Guide: 13 Gift Ideas For Skiers & Snowboarders

The Ski Bum Gift Guide: 13 Gift Ideas For Skiers & Snowboarders

by Arielle Gordon-Rowe

Everyone has those ski bum friends whose ski socks are perpetually mismatched. Those friends whose baselayers smell as if they’ve been wedged between couch cushions for months. They’re the friends who sprint to the lift five minutes before it opens,… Read More →

Newest Trend in Snowboard Technology is Inspired by Surf

Newest Trend in Snowboard Technology is Inspired by Surf

by evo

The tides are changing in the world of snowboarding. Commonly known to have been born from the desire to bring surfing to the slopes, snowboarding became an outlet for extending one’s summer endeavors deep into the winter months. However, as… Read More →

Rider’s Guide: Mountain Creek Bike Park, New Jersey

Rider’s Guide: Mountain Creek Bike Park, New Jersey

by Kristen Lummis

In 2014, readers of Decline Magazine voted Mountain Creek Bike Park one of the best parks in the US. That same year, MTBParks.com named Mountain Creek the “Most Improved Bike Park.” With the closest lift-served biking to New York City,… Read More →

Pimp Your Adventure Van: How To Choose Your Ride

Pimp Your Adventure Van: How To Choose Your Ride

by David Sandel

I have bad news. It’s something we all know, but it’s something none of us want to face. Winter is over. (Well, for the vast majority of us.) And now I have good news. You can F I N A… Read More →