What Does Ski Patrol Do at the End of the Season?

After a long winter and snow sliding season, there’s a tendency to just drop everything after that last day and last run. The season is over (unfortunately). As a ski patroller, the end of season means I have double duty… Read More →

Guide to Great Etiquette on the Mountain

If you are a skier or boarder, any day and every day on the hill is a good day. What’s not so fun is bad ski etiquette and forgetting the “golden rules” of skiing. It’s mostly common sense mixed with… Read More →

Waxing Your Skis/Snowboard (Or Not)

As skiers and snowboarders who regularly ride in resorts and in the backcountry, we aren’t looking to win races––but we are looking to have fun and squeeze every bit of performance out of our gear. We are simply looking for… Read More →

3 First Timer Tips From Ski Patrol

With winter well underway, you are either getting out and enjoying this winter wonderland OR you are hiding inside (and on the verge of cabin fever). If you are inside, why not get outside and enjoy winter? As a veteran… Read More →

5 Reasons Why You Should Plan A Ski Vacation To Europe

The glitz, glamour and après ski of the Alps is calling. And some of the great ski destinations of the world are calling – Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, and more. Liftopia: Buy Lift Tickets in Advance & Save A European… Read More →

5 Things All Skiers & Snowboarders Should Do Before The Ski Season Starts

Ski season is upon us! (For some, it’s already here.) If you haven’t started to prep for winter, it’s time to get cracking. Those who work in the ski/snow industry are already “knee deep” in pre-season preparations already. Ski Patrollers,… Read More →

3 Reasons Why Night Skiing Is Worth It

I’m a big fan of night skiing and have been for a long time. When I was a kid, living north of Toronto, I was a member at a little ski hill called “Uplands” (which still exists). A couple of… Read More →

7 Ways To Avoid Injury On The Slopes

As a ski patroller, I see my share of injuries. And there is a simple common thread – not being prepared and/or not skiing smart. Here are a few tips to avoid injury on the slopes. 1. Work out before… Read More →

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How To Become A Ski Patroller: Year-Round Training

As the weather begins to turn and temperatures drop, the skiers and snowboarders out there are starting to think about the upcoming season. You’re thinking about getting that seasons’ pass; buying some new skis and/or planning a winter vacation. If… Read More →

Your End of Ski Season Checklist

If you’re an avid skier like me, you look forward to the start of ski season – and dread the end of this ski season. When it’s late in the season and the snow is rapidly melting, the eternal optimist… Read More →