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.

Powder Alert: February Storms Will Bring Snow To Northeast & Northwest

The West will remember January fondly, but the flip of the calendar means it is now the East’s turn to join the party. Most of the East felt the effects of a “January thaw”— a brief warm-weather phenomenon that sometimes… Read More →

Buying Skis: Sidecut

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

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 →

Here’s Where To Find Prime Ski Conditions Right Now

The best skiing and boarding is often found during the calm after the storm. In a record-breaking January for snowfall in the West, bluebird skies are finally forecast to take over the region. This past month might have been one… Read More →

Ski Travel: Do I Need Winter Tires For My Car?

Way back in the day, families in colder climates annually switched winter tires (AKA “snow tires”) on their trusty station wagons (with the faux-wood exterior of course). The rise of “all-season tires” ended that ritual for many, but those who… Read More →

5 Regions Buried in Snow Right Now

The first half of January 2017 was bountiful to say the least for skiers and boarders in the West. For those tasked with shoveling and plowing snow, it’s been simply exhausting. Snowfall numbers that are usually associated with inches were… Read More →

7 Ski Resorts Where Expert Skiers & Snowboarders Go

“Expert” can be a relative term. The best skiers or snowboarders at a local ski hill may stand out from the pack, but they are not necessarily signing ski-movie contracts. However, a few resorts seem to draw a high-percentage of… Read More →

Ski Resorts In The West DEEP in Snow – Up To 6 Feet!

While shoppers were scrambling for Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains, skiers and snowboarders in the western United States and Canada cashed in on big snowfalls across several regions. Given that ski season traditionally gets started in earnest around Thanksgiving… Read More →

What are the NEWEST ski areas in the U.S.?

Brand-new ski areas became a rarity after about 1980. However, a few terrain-park only facilities have been popping up recent years such as the Liberty Snowflex Centre in Virginia that has an artificial surface rather than snow. That leaves just… Read More →

What are the oldest ski areas in the U.S.?

Defining the oldest U.S. ski areas can be a little challenging. The sport’s pioneers would often just gather to trudge up a local hill and then slide down. They were too busy skiing to write down when they first gathered…. Read More →

10 Reasons Why You Need To Ski Jackson Hole Mountain Resort This Winter

Between Wyoming’s Tetons and the Gros Ventre mountain ranges sits Jackson Hole, a valley that is 15 miles wide and 80 miles long. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is situated on the Tetons side, about 12 miles from the main town… Read More →