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A Guide to Hut Trips: Summer Edition

A Guide to Hut Trips: Summer Edition

by Katie Coakley

Summer is all about getting out into the wilderness, exploring a new area and spending the night away from home. Camping is a one way to get this fix, but then there’s finding a site, putting up a tent, building… Read More →

A Guide to Escaping New York for a Weekend in the Gunks

A Guide to Escaping New York for a Weekend in the Gunks

by Matt McDonald

Amid the sensory onslaught of Times Square, you’re not thinking about wild blueberries, ice caves, or mountain lakes. Most people aren’t wishing they were scrambling over knobby boulders or kicking up dirt. And in summer, you may not even be… Read More →

9 Tips for the Perfect On-Mountain Picnic

9 Tips for the Perfect On-Mountain Picnic

by Katie Coakley

There are tons of reasons why spring is so special: the perfect temperatures, the likelihood of late season snow, tons of on-mountain entertainment. However, what might be the quintessential spring experience is one that you may have missed — until… Read More →

7 Best Mountain Biking Trails At Mountain Creek Bike Park, NJ

7 Best Mountain Biking Trails At Mountain Creek Bike Park, NJ

by Kristen Lummis

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Aug 23, 2016 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The Mountain Creek Bike Park is a popular mid-Atlantic destination for downhill and mountain bikers alike. Voted the best bike park… Read More →

How Old Is “Too Old” To Start Skiing Or Snowboarding?

How Old Is “Too Old” To Start Skiing Or Snowboarding?

by Rose Marie Cleese

What’s the cut-off age for starting to ski or snowboard? The answer is simple: you can take up—and keep—skiing or boarding at any age! You can never be too “over the hill.” It’s unanimous. Just as health experts have been… Read More →

Riding & Skiing Etiquette: Terrain Parks

Riding & Skiing Etiquette: Terrain Parks

by Kristen Lummis

To stay safe in a terrain park, you have to ride SMART. At least that is what the National Ski Areas Association promotes with their SMART Style initiative. A five-letter acronym, SMART stands for • Start small — Work your… Read More →

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

by Eric Wagnon

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 18, 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The first step towards understanding how a ski will perform is to become familiar with the terms related to a ski’s… Read More →

What a Beginner Skier or Snowboarder Needs To Know: A Snowsports Glossary

What a Beginner Skier or Snowboarder Needs To Know: A Snowsports Glossary

by Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month

New to skiing or snowboarding? Here is a glossary of terms to help you get familiar with everything you need to know before you head to the slopes. Jump To: When You Arrive In The Lodge & At The Base On The Mountain… Read More →

A Ski Bum’s Guide To Peak Weekend Skiing

A Ski Bum’s Guide To Peak Weekend Skiing

by Katie Coakley

There’s no doubt about it: winter is fully upon us. Looking at the social media feeds, it seems as if just about every resort in the country is swimming in freshies, making a ski trip a necessity, not a luxury…. Read More →

8 Killer Gifts For Skiers & Riders To Ring in the New Year Right

8 Killer Gifts For Skiers & Riders To Ring in the New Year Right

by Jules Older

Two trails are about to meet — Snowy Mountains and Winter Holidays. In the confluence where they meet sit two packages — gear and gifts. From equipment that helps you get in shape to must-haves for après, here are 8 gifts… Read More →