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.

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 →

16 North American Skiing Bucket List Ideas (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of 3 in our Skier’s Bucket List. We continue with our North American list, you can find Part 1 here.  Ride the Single Chairlift at Mad River Glen In today’s era of ski-resort corporate… Read More →

16 North American Skiing Bucket List Ideas (Part 1)

Editor’s note: This is part one of a three part skiers by Eric Wagnon – A Skier’s Bucket List. North America will be split into two parts. Part three will be focused on the Europe and the rest of the… Read More →

Ski Industry Closing Out Season, Taking a Look Ahead

As the 2017-18 ski season winds down, there’s no shortage of industry news in anticipation of the 2018-19 season. Even after the snow melts, resorts are busy preparing to make the next season even better than the last. New Lift… Read More →

Mid-season Ski Gear Maintenance Checklist

In the latter half of the ski season, it’s a good idea to give your gear some loving care. Tips on keeping skis tuned can be found here. The rest of your gear doesn’t need much attention, but a head-to-toe… Read More →

West Receives Big Snowpack Boost

California ski resorts in the Sierras tend to receive their snow in big doses measured in feet with long sunny stretches in between storms. As a result, one big storm cycle can significantly change the complexion of a season. The… Read More →

Ski Maintenance Tips for During and After the Season

Most skiers start out renting their gear then eventually make the investment to buy their own skis. “Investment” is the right word, because new skis are not cheap. As such, taking care of your skis makes sense to maximize their… Read More →

What’s New for 2018: Skiing in California and Nevada

The California ski industry went through a stretch of lean, dry years, but last season’s banner snowfall allowed a few resorts to stay open well into the summer. For example, Mammoth Mountain closed on August 6 for its second-longest season… Read More →