Natural Snow Not Required. Summer Skiing in North America

Natural Snow Not Required. Summer Skiing in North America

As I sit here typing, it’s snowing. I-70 was intermittently closed yesterday. Arapahoe Basin is reporting powder conditions on a 79” base and just days ago, the iconic Mammoth Mountain sign was buried in a late spring blizzard. If there… Read More →

Ski Towns that Rock During the Summer

Ski Towns that Rock During the Summer

There are few things that tug at a snow lover’s heartstrings as much as watching the last lift chair slowly stop moving, swaying gently in the sunshine as the ski resort closes for the season. For many, it’s a gut-wrenching… Read More →

An Apres Guide to Mountain Town Distilleries

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An Apres Guide to Mountain Town Distilleries

Drinking and skiing have been long time pals ever since the French first uttered the phrase apres-ski many many years ago. Forever linked, these two past times work exceptionally well together with the cocktails providing a welcoming social activity to… Read More →

Why Stop Now? The Lowdown on the Upcoming 2019 Ski Season in the Southern Hemisphere

Why Stop Now? The Lowdown on the Upcoming 2019 Ski Season in the Southern Hemisphere

When we think of skiing in the southern hemisphere we often think of South America or possibly New Zealand. However, there are actually six countries on three continents south of the equator (assuming the globe makers have the world the… Read More →

Getting Your Gear Ready for the Off-Season

Getting Your Gear Ready for the Off-Season

We’ve all heard the reports: Squaw and Mammoth have announced they’ll be open through Independence Day, Breckenridge through Memorial Day. With the record snowfalls in the west, it wouldn’t be surprising if more were to follow suit. Buy Lift Tickets… Read More →

Top 5 Tips for Spring/Summer Skiing

Top 5 Tips for Spring/Summer Skiing

More ski areas are open in North America this spring and summer after some huge winter snowfalls left deep bases which in some cases may well still be there when next winter rolls around. Among the resorts staying open at… Read More →

Recapping the Family Ski Season, Setting Goals for Next Winter and Building Special Memories

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Recapping the Family Ski Season, Setting Goals for Next Winter and Building Special Memories

We often joke that when we’re not skiing, our family is talking about skiing. We suspect we’re not the only ones. With the end of the North American ski season upon us, here are some ideas to keep your family… Read More →

Where To Ski During Spring 2019

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Where To Ski During Spring 2019

For many, the start of spring brings to mind thoughts of great mornings on the slopes enjoying the spring corn snow, then long, lazy afternoons enjoying the sunshine with a cool beverage. But for others it also means that annual… Read More →

Off-season ‘To-do List’ Keeps Ski Resort Mountain Ops Crews Busy

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Off-season ‘To-do List’ Keeps Ski Resort Mountain Ops Crews Busy

By April, most ski resorts close up shop to the skiing public for the off-season. However, many of the staffers who keep the lifts spinning during the winter don’t just head off for a six-month vacation. In order to keep… Read More →

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

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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 →