Jules Older is an award-winning writer and is publisher of the ebook, SKIING THE EDGE, available on all platforms.

Big Sky Resort: Change is its Middle Name

One of the benefits of being a ski writer is that you get revisiting rights. And use them. Saw Squaw in 2000? What’s it like in 2018? Skied Smugglers’ Notch in the nineties? How’s it changed now? Aspen then vs…. Read More →

Saving Skiing: What Can We Do?

We know what industries should do to keep snow on winter slopes. Stop burning coal, start using renewable energy. Stop supporting climate-change deniers, start cutting out carbon. Buy Lift Tickets in Advance & Save We know what states and cities… Read More →

Don’t need instruction? Maybe think again.

Looking back, it’s hard to believe I was that dumb. Hard to believe unless you look at the evidence. Exhibit A: When I was learning to ski at the University of Vermont, I spent four winters on snow without taking… Read More →

Gifts For Skiers/Snowboarders Who (Think They) Have Everything.

You already have your board. You bought skis last year, new boots last summer. What more could you possibly need? Actually, a lot. And if you’d just change ‘need’ to ‘desire,’ even more. Here’s your Gift List of Burning Desire…. Read More →

How To Prep Your Car For A Winter Trip To The Slopes

As a skier or snowboarder, you probably already know how to prep your gear for the upcoming season. You know about prepping your body, too. But there’s a third prepping that’s often overlooked — getting your ride ready for cold… Read More →

5 Wonderfully Strange Places To Ski & Snowboard in the US

Take lift to the top, then turn left, turn right to the bottom. Rinse and repeat. It COULD be argued that all skiing is pretty much the same, but it would be wrong, wrong, wrong. Apart from the sky above… Read More →

Canada’s First Pod Hotel Coming To Whistler Village

You’re longing to ski Whistler Blackcomb. And why not? It’s North America’s biggest ski area, boasts enough vertical to turn the strongest thighs to jelly, has the most terrain diversity on the continent, and sits atop what may be the… Read More →

Local Ski Resort Back In The Hands Of Original Owner

At a time when big resorts are eating up small ones like blue whales dining on krill, contrarian Vermont has a different tale to tell. The story starts more than 50 years ago, back in 1966. When the state of… Read More →

North America’s Biggest Vert & First Year-Round Resort Opens Winter 2018

UPDATE: Valemount’s target opening date is December 2018, not 2017 as a previous version stated. The announcement of a new resort is news, but when it promises to offer the biggest vertical drop in North America, that’s mega-news. This mega-news… Read More →

Fear is Your Frenemy – How To Address Your Fears of Avalanches, Heights & Flat Light

FEAR: An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. FRENEMY: Someone with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry. TRANSLATION: We hate fear, but it… Read More →