A reformed ski bum, I now have a full-time office job but still teach skiing on the weekends at my local ski area, Eldora Mountain Resort. We are a skiing family: my wife and I met when we were both living in Jackson Hole. We spend our winter weekends with our two sons on the slopes together, exploring new ski areas every season. In the summer you can find me biking, hiking, or enjoying a homemade cocktail on my deck.

Sustainable Slopes: 5 Ski Areas Driving Their Power Use Downhill

It’s obvious: snowboarding and skiing require cold temperatures for the snow that we all love to slide on, whether that snow falls from the sky or from snowmaking guns. Climate change and the possibility of warmer temperatures in certain locations… Read More →

What’s The Difference Between Fresh, Packed & Machine Made Snow?

Skiers and snowboarders have many words to describe the different types of snow on the hill – blower pow, mashed potatoes, boiler plate, breakable crust, hero snow, and crud (among others). But what’s actually happening with the snow in these… Read More →

Getting Off the Groomers: Tips For Skiing & Riding Off-Piste

When I first moved to Colorado, I explored the mountains of the Centennial State by hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. One of my favorite parts of these adventures was sitting down at home with a map… Read More →

6 Bucket List Ideas For Skiers & Riders

The term “bucket list” has become a mainstay of the lexicon, describing ambitious things you need to do before you, well, kick the bucket. Skiing and snowboarding provide a lot of different options for setting goals for the season. Goals… Read More →

Where Will It Snow If There’s A Strong El Nino This Winter?

As snow lovers, readers of this blog are probably amateur meteorologists as well, studying forecasts for snow and temperatures when planning ski days and trips. The consensus for this winter among professional meteorologists is for a strong El Nino, which… Read More →

5 of the Best Ski Town Airports

There’s something really special about a ski trip. Planning and packing for your next winter adventure is always exciting, bringing with it the anticipation of fun times with family and friends on the slopes. Because of geography and climate, there… Read More →

4 Non-Profit Ski Areas in the U.S.

Operating a ski area is a very tough business – fickle weather, high capital costs, energy and water expenses for snowmaking, and competition for customers are just a few of the challenges ski areas face in order to turn a… Read More →

New For 2015/16: Ski Area Upgrades & Improvements

Remember the feeling of anticipation on Christmas morning? Or on your 16th birthday? You could hardly wait for the big day and the opportunity to rip open your presents. For skiers and riders, the summer is a long buildup to… Read More →

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

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 →

Summertime & the Livin’ is Easy: New Summer Activities At Ski Resorts

One of the biggest trends in the ski industry has nothing to do with winter or snow – It’s, in fact, the growth of summer activities and events. Becoming a year-round destination has been the long-term goal of many ski… Read More →