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 →

4 Tips For Skiing Over 50

I started skiing at the age of 6 and I’m now well above 50. My first boots had laces; my skis had screw-in edges and ski straps; my poles had leather strap baskets. A lot has changed since then –… Read More →

The Alpine Responsibility Code Explained

You’ve seen this sign for years – it’s often in yellow – and usually off to the side of the Main Lodge and/or at the lift line at virtually every ski resort in the world. It’s the top 10 list… Read More →

Do You Have What it Takes to Be in the Ski Patrol?

Being a Ski Patroller is tough to define. It’s a mixture of a few things: Ski/snowboard “bum” (meaning you absolutely love to be out on the slopes—day or night, any temperature, any conditions); first responder (you know what to do… Read More →

How To Get Ready For The First Day Of The Ski Season

If you are like most, including yours truly, you came home from your last day of skiing last spring and thought, “Maybe there’s one more day? It can’t be the end of the season already, can it?” And then there… Read More →

5 Most Helpful Tips For Beginner Skiers & Riders

As a Ski Patroller, I love seeing more people coming out to enjoy the slopes as “first timers” and beginner skiers/riders. The following points are really not as much tips as they are the basics: 1. First Time Ever? Pick… Read More →