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.

Truckee and Tahoe City: Under-appreciated Ski Towns?

The northern half of the Lake Tahoe area offers a wide range of choices for skiing and boarding with 11 resorts of at least 120 skiable acres. The California towns of Truckee and Tahoe City make logical home bases to… Read More →

James Niehues Paints His Way to Ski Hall of Fame

Millions of skiers and boarders have not only seen this artist’s work, but they’ve used his artwork for a practical purpose. However, they may not know his name, because his signature is literally hidden in the trees. James Niehues has… Read More →

Off-season ‘To-do List’ Keeps Ski Resort Mountain Ops Crews Busy

By April, most ski resorts close up shop to the skiing public for the off-season. However, many of the staffers who keep the lifts spinning during the winter don’t just head off for a six-month vacation. In order to keep… Read More →

North Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts Offer Unique Character

The Lake Tahoe region features 15 downhill ski areas including ten quite sizable resorts of more than 650 acres. A destination visitor obviously can’t explore all those locales in one trip, so some focus is required. The lake’s northwest corner… Read More →

5 Reasons to Call Schweitzer Mountain the ‘Goldilocks’ of Ski Resorts

When Goldilocks stumbled across the home of the Three Bears, she found a bowl of porridge and then a bed that were “just right” for her taste. Skiers and boarders who discover Schweitzer Mountain Resort in the panhandle of Idaho… Read More →

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 →