Troy Hawks moved to Colorado and worked 12 seasons as a children's ski instructor at Keystone Resort after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. More recently, he worked more than nine years as the Communications Manager for the National Ski Areas Association. He is a public relations, communications, and content consultant with clients that include Colorado Ski Country USA, Snowsports Industries America, National Ski Patrol, Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and Ski Nation. He writes freelance articles from his home in Denver, where he lives with his 140 pound Greater Swiss Mountain Dog named Road Again.

26 Killer Gifts for Skiers & Riders to Ring in the New Year Right

When I got skis for Christmas, it was one of the best presents ever. They weren’t exactly new, and they were a little too short, but I didn’t notice a thing. I had skis, and mom and dad were awesome…. Read More →

The Life of an Avy Dog

I want to be reincarnated as an avalanche rescue dog. I mean think about it: You get to hit the slopes pretty much every day of the season, you and your best friend are always the first ones on the… Read More →

3 New Books for The Skier’s and Rider’s Library

I don’t know if you call it a “ski-brary” or a “librare-ski,” but here are three books that we’d recommend adding to that dusty old stack of tattered ski literature sitting on your corner shelf. The works speak to the… Read More →

Ski Movies 2014 Liftopia

Newest Ski Movies of 2014

My favorite time to watch ski movies is in the late summer and fall. Why? Because it’s been more than three months since my last ski turn, and it’s going to be a few more months before my next ski… Read More →

What’s Cooking with Steven Nyman, Three-Time Olympian Ski Racer

It’s Sunday afternoon in late July and Steven Nyman, three-time Olympian ski racer, is holding court. In a few days he’ll be flying to New Zealand for a month of training as he kick-starts his 14th World Cup season. But… Read More →

Mikaela Shiffrin: Athlete Profile and Q&A

“Now that I’ve won an Olympic gold medal, I can’t wait to study for my SATs,” said nobody ever – Well, except Mikaela Shiffrin, albeit with notably less enthusiasm. When we recently caught up with Mikaela, she was already training… Read More →