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Aspen Skiing Co. & KSL Capital Partners Buy Intrawest for $1.5 Billion

Aspen Skiing Co. & KSL Capital Partners Buy Intrawest for $1.5 Billion

by liftopia

Aspen Skiing Company, owner of Aspen’s four mountains, teamed up with KSL Capital Partners, owner of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, to acquire Intrawest Resorts Holdings for about $1.5 billion, including debt. A new entity owned by both partners is offering… 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 →

5 Super Bowls You Can Ski Before The Big Game

5 Super Bowls You Can Ski Before The Big Game

by Kristen Lummis

Welcome to the week of the big game! While the eyes of the sporting world are on the championship showdown between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, our eyes are on bowls of a different kind: ski bowls…. Read More →

7 Ski Resorts Where Expert Skiers & Snowboarders Go

7 Ski Resorts Where Expert Skiers & Snowboarders Go

by Eric Wagnon

“Expert” can be a relative term. The best skiers or snowboarders at a local ski hill may stand out from the pack, but they are not necessarily signing ski-movie contracts. However, a few resorts seem to draw a high-percentage of… Read More →

The 4 Personalities of Aspen Snowmass: Which One Suits You Best?

The 4 Personalities of Aspen Snowmass: Which One Suits You Best?

by Kevin Day

Sponsored by Aspen Snowmass The four mountains of Aspen Snowmass are kind of like a rock band. You have a charismatic lead singer (Aspen Mountain, clearly); a virtuoso guitarist who can really shred (Aspen Highlands); the versatile drummer who can… Read More →

Aspen Mountain Resort Guide

Aspen Mountain Resort Guide

by Michael Stevens

Resort Overview Resort Name: Aspen Mountain, known locally as “A-Jax” Resort Address: 601 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aspensnowmass/ Twitter: @AspenSnowmass Instagram: @AspenSnowmass Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/aspensnowmass Flickr: https://flickr.com/aspensnowmass Date First Open: December 14th, 1946 marked the opening of Aspen Mountain’s… Read More →

Turn Back the Clock: Vintage Ski Maps

Turn Back the Clock: Vintage Ski Maps

by Katie Coakley

The history of skiing is a very, very long one, dating back to the last Ice Age during the Paleolithic period. Don’t believe me? Cave drawings have been found suggesting that man used skis. More proof? The oldest ski artifacts,… Read More →

Ski Stats: The Longest Vertical Drops in the Universe

Ski Stats: The Longest Vertical Drops in the Universe

by Patrick Thorne

Generally speaking, the bigger a ski resort’s vertical, the longer the runs that you can ski from the top. For those that love the feeling of skiing or riding for as long as possible, we’ve rounded up the longest vertical… Read More →