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The World’s Most Unusual Ski Lifts

The World’s Most Unusual Ski Lifts

by Patrick Thorne

In recent decades, ski lifts have been getting faster, more comfortable, and able to carry more and more people. Nearly 110 years ago, the first dedicated ski lifts were invented in the Black Forest of Germany and, since the turn… Read More →

Not-So-Lonely Only: The Singles Line Dating Game

Not-So-Lonely Only: The Singles Line Dating Game

by Katie Coakley

You’ve seen it, the little yellow sign proclaiming “Singles” at the lift line. While there are benefits to the singles line at a ski resort (bypassing long lines on a powder day), it can also be a lonely place when… Read More →

New Season Brings New Ski Lifts and Terrain

New Season Brings New Ski Lifts and Terrain

by Eric Wagnon

According to the National Ski Areas Association, the number of U.S. ski areas has dropped from 546 in the 1991-92 ski season to 477 in the 2012-13 season. However, most of the dearly departed areas were tiny local hills, so… Read More →

Best Chairlift Pick Up Lines: Cupid on Skis

Best Chairlift Pick Up Lines: Cupid on Skis

by Kate Christiaanse

Valentine’s Day is here, and love is in the air.  What more does a single skier or snowboarder want than to find that special someone who also loves sliding on snow? Knowing that, I can’t think of a better place… Read More →

2012-13 Ski Resort Capital Improvements

2012-13 Ski Resort Capital Improvements

by Matt Cohen

Winter is coming.  It’s on the brain of anxious Game of Thrones fans but ski resort operators have been waiting for this since the last flakes fell in the Spring.  Resorts have a slew of new buildings, features and services… Read More →

Top 5: Best Chairlifts in North America

Top 5: Best Chairlifts in North America

by Rob Webb

Being a chairlift isn’t easy.  You’re out there in the cold, constantly spinning in circles, pushing people’s butts around all day.  Plus, no one ever says thank you after a good ride and an angry mob forms when you’re out… Read More →

What’s New at Midwest Resorts for the 2011/2012 Season

What’s New at Midwest Resorts for the 2011/2012 Season

by Eric Wagnon

Midwest skiing is never going offer the vertical you’ll find out West, but the heartland knows how to make the most of what it’s got. Just as scarcity can drive innovation in the general business world, Midwest ski resorts have been… Read More →

What’s New in Vermont and Maine for 2011-12 Season

What’s New in Vermont and Maine for 2011-12 Season

by Mike Doyle

Skiing Vermont can’t get much easier than following Route 100 to catch almost all the major ski areas. Starting with Mount Snow in the south and ending at Jay Peak up north, here’s what’s new and exciting at Vermont resorts… Read More →

What’s New at Utah Ski Resorts for the 2011-2012 Season

What’s New at Utah Ski Resorts for the 2011-2012 Season

by Mike Doyle

In the land of the Greatest Snow on Earth® ski resorts could just sit around and wait for winter to bring local and destination skiers to the liftlines. However, that doesn’t happen here in Utah. When the lifts stop in… Read More →