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Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Outerwear

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Outerwear

by Rich Stoner

Last week we offered up our 2020 buyer’s guide for skis and boots. Today: outerwear, or soft goods. Choosing the right jacket and pants to wear while skiing can be daunting. There are tons of brands producing a variety of… Read More →

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Skis and Boots

Your Guide to the 2020 Buyer’s Guide: Skis and Boots

by Rich Stoner

Every skier knows that a day on the slopes can be greatly affected by the type of gear you use. Choosing the right skis and boots are of the utmost importance especially when it comes to hard goods. Pick the… Read More →

8 Ski Areas in New Mexico You Can’t Miss

8 Ski Areas in New Mexico You Can’t Miss

by Kristen Lummis

We recently made the case for what makes skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico special. Some quick reasons? High elevation that means light, dry snow, powder that lasts for days, and a season that extends into March and April. Today,… Read More →

How To Know You’re Ready for Boxes and Rails

How To Know You’re Ready for Boxes and Rails

by Kristen Lummis

Here’s a scenario: You’re a solid intermediate skier or snowboarder. You ride most of the mountain and you’re feeling good about it.  Still, you keep thinking about the terrain park. You ride the lift over it. You ski by it…. Read More →

How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Kids’ Ski Gear

How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Kids’ Ski Gear

by Kristen Lummis

Getting ready for the ski season? Since we’re still ahead of the snowiest months, fall is a terrific time to do a family ski gear inventory. For a deeper dive on sussing out your own gear, check out our past… Read More →

10 Tips for When You Haven’t Skied in Awhile

10 Tips for When You Haven’t Skied in Awhile

by Wendy Clinch

When people ask me how long I’ve been skiing, I actually have to give it some thought. Because it’s really not that simple: I skied for a number of years, then stopped for awhile, and then took it up again…. Read More →

How Is Snow Made? The Science Behind Snowmaking

How Is Snow Made? The Science Behind Snowmaking

by Kristen Lummis

When it started snowing last week at several Colorado ski resorts, there were few clouds in the sky and no natural precipitation in sight. The forecast was for sun.  But the weather was perfect — for snowmaking.  Making snow is… Read More →

A How-to Guide on Skiing Powder

A How-to Guide on Skiing Powder

by Wendy Clinch

Imagine this: you’re on vacation at a terrific ski resort. You wake up in the morning, look out the window, and see white, white, and more white dumping down from the sky. It’s a powder day! Do you: Say, “Ugh,… Read More →

The Biggest Ski Areas In North America Right Now – 2019

The Biggest Ski Areas In North America Right Now – 2019

by Patrick Thorne

Editors Note: This piece has been updated for 2019 A few years ago, I put together a list of the biggest ski areas in North America. Re-reading it recently, I was surprised just how quickly the list had got out-of-date—it… Read More →

2018/19 Winter Gear Preview – 7 New Ski Products

2018/19 Winter Gear Preview – 7 New Ski Products

by liftopia

Sure, the summer might be in full swing, but for diehard skiers, winter is always top of mind. Whether you’re dreaming up a ski trip to Japan next winter, or plotting a summer escape to ski in Chile, we’ve got… Read More →