I am a freelance ski writer and golf television producer based in sunny Florida with frequent winter trips out to the snowy West. I have written ski-related content for Examiner.com, OnTheSnow.com, TheSkiChannel.com, Buzz.snow.com, SnowSkiingOnline.com and Ski Canada print magazine. My television work has aired on NBC, CBS, Golf Channel and ESPN. Although I remember crying during my first day on the slopes at the age of 7, the sport turned into a passion. I continue to add to my total of about 50 ski resorts visited across the country. While enjoying the unique character of each ski area, I hold a special fondness for Alta and Jackson Hole. My most memorable skiing days have involved opportunities to ski with the legendary Wayne Wong at Heavenly, with gold-medalist Jonny Moseley at Squaw Valley, and on a 48-inch powder day at Northstar-at-Tahoe. I frequently tweet as @SkiingExaminer and maintain the "Skiing Examiner" page on Facebook.

8 Top Resort Destinations for Spring Skiing

Spring skiing offers its own glorious vibe with more comfortable temperatures, soft snow (after the sun has a chance to warm it up at least), and often a fun party atmosphere (see “Mountain Festivals to Attend This Spring.”). For advice… Read More →

10 Scenic North American Ski Runs

Fantastic scenery is one of the best assets for the sports of skiing and snowboarding. The immediate feeling of coming down the mountain may be exhilarating, but the scenic beauty lasts even longer through photographs. North America has literally thousands… Read More →

10 Not-So-Silly Questions New Skiers and Snowboarders Might Ask

With January labeled Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, some first-timers will be taking advantage of various introductory programs. For the most part, skiers and boarders are a welcoming bunch, but rookies may feel a little intimidated by both the… Read More →

6 Hard to Reach Ski Destinations

Part of Liftopia’s mission is to make it easier for people to get out on the slopes. We’ve long supported Learn to Ski and Snowboard programs and recently introduced Liftopia Experiences that offer hosted ski day trips from multiple North… Read More →

10 Ski Resorts to Ring in the New Year

With an influx of skiers and boarders on vacation for the holidays, ski resorts are typically quite lively on New Year’s Eve. Torchlight parades and fireworks seem to be almost required spectacles at larger ski areas. Many resorts also make… Read More →

10 Ski Resorts for Great Christmas Celebrations

Christmas celebrations are not hard to find at ski resorts. Snow and cozy lodges just feel right for the holiday season. As a result, the Christmas holiday vacation week is a peak time for the ski industry. Right alongside the… Read More →

The Toughest Ski Runs in North America – Part Two

One prime reward for improving your skiing or snowboarding is the ability to enjoy a wider variety of terrain. Along those lines, tough ski runs do not all fit into one category. Part 1 explored steep chutes, mandatory air and… Read More →

The Toughest Ski Runs in North America – Part One

Lots of top-10 lists for the most difficult ski runs have been tried. Many of the same runs do tend to make the lists, but like beauty, challenge is often in the eye of the beholder. Pitch, obstacles and snow… Read More →

Top Ski Resorts for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Plenty of ski areas open in early November— or even October— but for many skiers and boarders, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend marks the unofficial start to ski season. Along with reliable early-season snow— both from Mother Nature and snowmaking guns—… Read More →

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 →