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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 →

Upgrade Your Run: New Ski App Virtually Puts You on the Slopes

Upgrade Your Run: New Ski App Virtually Puts You on the Slopes

by Katie Coakley

Technology is a wonderful thing. It wasn’t that long ago that punctuality was necessary because there wasn’t a way to call or text to let your friends know that you were going to be late. Letters were the preferred way… Read More →

Six All-Season Outdoor Gear Essentials

Six All-Season Outdoor Gear Essentials

by Nicole Roosien

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Marcel Gremaud of GetOutfitted. I’ve had the same snowboard boots for six years. The base of the right boot nearly completely separates from its partnered top, the laces of my left boot resemble spaghetti squash…. Read More →

15 Go-Anywhere Apps for Skiers & Riders

15 Go-Anywhere Apps for Skiers & Riders

by Troy Hawks

It’s an app life, and there is one built for nearly everything we do. Here’s a rundown of go-anywhere apps designed to put you on the powder, hook you up with sweet lift tickets deals, help you stoke your day… Read More →

Types of Alpine Skis: Building Your Quiver

Types of Alpine Skis: Building Your Quiver

by Eric Wagnon

Types of alpine skis range from “all-mountain” models to specialized varieties designed for very specific conditions. Skis’ basic features differentiate the various types: Camber is the slight upward rise in the middle of an unweighted ski when viewed from the… Read More →

How It Works: Snow Grooming 101

How It Works: Snow Grooming 101

by Dave Belin

Fresh powder is the Holy Grail of snowboarding – but the next best thing is sweet, smooth corduroy. Carving turns on a perfectly groomed trail under deep blue skies is one of the best experiences on the hill. Did you… Read More →

Green Snowmaking Initiatives in New England

Green Snowmaking Initiatives in New England

by Dave Belin

Have you ever taken advantage of rebates to help replace your old refrigerator or air conditioner with a more energy-efficient one? Local utilities and governments offer similar incentive programs to businesses, including ski areas in Vermont and Maine. Efficiency Vermont,… Read More →

Snowboarding Technology: Magne-Traction Explained

Snowboarding Technology: Magne-Traction Explained

by David Sandel

Despite the name of this influential snowboarding technology, no magnets are actually used in the making of magne-traction edges. Which is sort of a bummer because then we might be a little bit closer to those hover boards in Back… Read More →

It’s a Long Way to the Top: Glossary of Ski Lifts

It’s a Long Way to the Top: Glossary of Ski Lifts

by Eric Wagnon

Going downhill is the really fun part of skiing, but the uphill part of the equation makes more vertical feet downhill possible. While chairlifts may be the classic type of ski lift, they are just one way to get high…. Read More →

How It Works: Snowmaking 101

How It Works: Snowmaking 101

by Dave Belin

Snowmaking is essential to keeping the slopes white and skiable during the winter months. It supplements natural snow, gets trails and terrain open more quickly in the early part of the season, and helps extend the season, on both the… Read More →