Ski Better, Snowboard Better, Feel Better: Six Warm Up Moves to Up Your Game

Ski Better, Snowboard Better, Feel Better: Six Warm Up Moves to Up Your Game

Here’s a typical ski/snowboard day scenario. It’s a cold morning in winter. You wake up early, roll into your long johns, grab a coffee and load into the car. And then you drive. Arriving at the resort, you boot up…. Read More →

Big Sky Resort: Change is its Middle Name

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Big Sky Resort: Change is its Middle Name

One of the benefits of being a ski writer is that you get revisiting rights. And use them. Saw Squaw in 2000? What’s it like in 2018? Skied Smugglers’ Notch in the nineties? How’s it changed now? Aspen then vs…. Read More →

Resort Opening Day Tracker 2018

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Resort Opening Day Tracker 2018

The season is nigh. We will keep this blog updated as opening dates are announced. The good news? We do have lift tickets for resorts that haven’t announced their opening date. So if you have your ski/snowboard trip already planned,… Read More →

How to Save Money on Family Ski Trips

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How to Save Money on Family Ski Trips

Warren Miller famously said that “the family that skis together, goes broke together.” Today, ways to prove Mr. Miller wrong and ensure that your family ski vacation doesn’t break the bank. Plan Ahead While it’s tempting to delay and see… Read More →

Best Resorts For Early Season Skiing

Best Resorts For Early Season Skiing

Listen: can you hear it? That soft, insidious whisper, coming from your garage? It’s time…take me out. Dust me off; wax me up. It’s been too long…let’s go. When your skis and snowboard start talking to you, it’s definitely time… Read More →

How to Know When it’s Time to Replace or Repair Kids’ Ski Gear

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How to Know When it’s Time to Replace or Repair Kids’ Ski Gear

Fall is a terrific time to do a family ski gear inventory. Skis and Bindings Stand your child next to their skis. Ideally, the tip of the skis should reach between the chin and forehead. However, if your child is… Read More →

10 New Developments in the Rest-of-the-World For Winter 2018-19

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10 New Developments in the Rest-of-the-World For Winter 2018-19

Every year ski areas around the world spend millions on fancy new lifts to make getting up the slopes quicker and more comfortable than ever before, as well as making other infrastructure improvements. There are at least 200 new lifts… Read More →

8 Great Ski Towns You Must Visit

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8 Great Ski Towns You Must Visit

What makes a great ski town? Everyone’s preferences are different. Obviously, proximity to skiing is important (otherwise, it’d just be a town). Great food and lodging help. But for me, the most important element is something that doesn’t lend itself… Read More →

The Big New Improvements on the Slopes for 2018/19 (North America)

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The Big New Improvements on the Slopes for 2018/19 (North America)

When you’re pondering the price of your lift ticket this winter keep in mind that every summer ski resorts collectively spend hundreds of millions of dollars on new lifts and upgrades – and that’s just a small part of your… Read More →

6 Worldwide Skiing Bucket List Ideas

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6 Worldwide Skiing Bucket List Ideas

Editors Note: This is the final installment of our Skier’s Bucket List series. Parts 1 and 2 cover North America while this final edition covers the rest of the world. Check out Part 1 and Part 2! North American skiers… Read More →