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What Was It Like To Go Skiing 50 Years Ago?

What Was It Like To Go Skiing 50 Years Ago?

by Rose Marie Cleese

Hey, you young’uns (i.e., skiers and boarders under 50), if you were to be plopped down in the middle of a ski slope in 1966, you’d find yourself in a strange and unfamiliar land—from the snow to the skiing techniques… Read More →

9 Amazing Gear Picks From Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016

9 Amazing Gear Picks From Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016

by Erika Wiggins

I don’t NEED another daypack…but then I spot one sporting features I wished my old one had. “How did they know?” I wonder as I lay down hard cash. “What will they think of next?” Then I walked into the… Read More →

Do You Have What it Takes to Be in the Ski Patrol?

Do You Have What it Takes to Be in the Ski Patrol?

by Mark Crone

Being a Ski Patroller is tough to define. It’s a mixture of a few things: Ski/snowboard “bum” (meaning you absolutely love to be out on the slopes—day or night, any temperature, any conditions); first responder (you know what to do… Read More →

Gear Highlight: Awka Skis, Custom Bamboo Skis From Chile

Gear Highlight: Awka Skis, Custom Bamboo Skis From Chile

by Sarah Woods

The ski hill —it’s where lifetime friendships are made and celebrated. And it was on a chairlift five years ago that my Dad met Awka Ski co-owner, Jose Luis Aguila Cruz. Jose, originally from Chile, was up skiing Silver Star… Read More →

How It Works: Terrain Parks 101

How It Works: Terrain Parks 101

by Dave Belin

Back in the dark ages of skiing, things were different.  We rode dinosaurs to school (uphill both ways, of course), had to hike for all our turns, and if we wanted to get some air on our skis (snowboards did… Read More →

Alpine World Ski Championships Week 1 Recap: It’s All About the Austrians

Alpine World Ski Championships Week 1 Recap: It’s All About the Austrians

by Kristen Lummis

Otte and Matthias are rock stars at home, dodging ski racing mad fans, posing for photos and signing autographs. But at the Vail Beaver Creek 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Colorado, they were (seemingly at first) just two… Read More →

Colorado Welcomes You to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Colorado Welcomes You to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

by Kristen Lummis

Here in the Centennial State, we love World Cup racing. Every year, Colorado hosts the only World Cup races in the U.S., usually at Aspen for the women, and Beaver Creek for the men. And this winter, it gets even… Read More →

Winter Park Resort Guide

Winter Park Resort Guide

by Heather Balogh

Tucked away from the chaos of the I-70 corridor, Winter Park Resort is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. With small-town charm and old school character to remind us of ski days past, Winter Park/Mary Jane is a hidden… Read More →

Q&A with Tiger Shaw, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team CEO & President

Q&A with Tiger Shaw, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team CEO & President

by Troy Hawks

It’s his name that strikes you first: Tiger. They don’t call it the “eye of the shark,” or lion, or bear. It’s “eye of the tiger,” and it seems to strike the cord and essence of competitive sports in the… Read More →

Ski Safety: Tips To Protect Skiers & Riders On The Slopes

Ski Safety: Tips To Protect Skiers & Riders On The Slopes

by Dave Belin

Why do we love to snowboard and ski? That’s a silly question with an easy answer: because it’s fun. A significant contributor to the fun of downhill snowsports is the sensation of sliding down the hill, in control but at speeds… Read More →