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10 Ski Resorts for Great Christmas Celebrations

10 Ski Resorts for Great Christmas Celebrations

by Eric Wagnon

Christmas celebrations are not hard to find at ski resorts. Snow and cozy lodges just feel right for the holiday season. As a result, the Christmas holiday vacation week is a peak time for the ski industry. Right alongside the… Read More →

How to Dress for Maximum Warmth and Comfort

How to Dress for Maximum Warmth and Comfort

by Wendy Clinch

I hate the cold. There. I said it. Seems almost blasphemous when you consider that this is a ski blog. So maybe I should amend that a bit: I hate being cold. But since I love to ski, I’ve learned… Read More →

Resort Opening Day Tracker 2018

Resort Opening Day Tracker 2018

by Andrew Koumas

The season is nigh. We will keep this blog updated as opening dates are announced. The good news? We do have lift tickets for resorts that haven’t announced their opening date. So if you have your ski/snowboard trip already planned,… Read More →

10 New Developments in the Rest-of-the-World For Winter 2018-19

10 New Developments in the Rest-of-the-World For Winter 2018-19

by Patrick Thorne

Every year ski areas around the world spend millions on fancy new lifts to make getting up the slopes quicker and more comfortable than ever before, as well as making other infrastructure improvements. There are at least 200 new lifts… Read More →

19 State Parks (Plus One Bonus) You Have to Visit

19 State Parks (Plus One Bonus) You Have to Visit

by Katie Coakley

When mapping out a bucket list of outdoor destinations in the United States, National Parks get a lot of love: Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, Rocky Mountain National Park…the list goes one. And while these are definitely must-see destinations, there’s one small… Read More →

How to Build the Ultimate Shot Ski

How to Build the Ultimate Shot Ski

by Katie Coakley

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 24, 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. Though the origins of the shot ski may remain murky (there are rumors of one being created at University of British… Read More →

Secret Stashes, Ski-in, Ski-out and Simply Massive: Why Sun Peaks Should Be on Your Wish List

Secret Stashes, Ski-in, Ski-out and Simply Massive: Why Sun Peaks Should Be on Your Wish List

by Sam Egan

Although Sun Peaks Resort is British Columbia’s second largest resort in terms of skiable terrain (and the second largest in Canada!), and it sits smack dab in the middle of the province, odds are still pretty good that you haven’t been…. Read More →

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

by Eric Wagnon

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 18, 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The first step towards understanding how a ski will perform is to become familiar with the terms related to a ski’s… Read More →

Chairlift Etiquette: From the Lift Line to the Top of the Mountain

Chairlift Etiquette: From the Lift Line to the Top of the Mountain

by Kristen Lummis

It’s hard to argue against good manners, whether we’re talking dinner table or lift line. And while we all have a pretty good idea of basic ski and snowboard etiquette, sometimes it’s worth a review, especially if you’re a parent… Read More →

2017 Ski Trends & Technology – What You Need To Know

2017 Ski Trends & Technology – What You Need To Know

by evo

Most skiers wish they could ski like the guys in the movies, airing huge cliffs, and skiing faces that are almost too steep to hold snow. Ski technology in the past several years has definitely helped us mere mortals catch… Read More →