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Don’t need instruction? Maybe think again.

Don’t need instruction? Maybe think again.

by Jules Older

Looking back, it’s hard to believe I was that dumb. Hard to believe unless you look at the evidence. Exhibit A: When I was learning to ski at the University of Vermont, I spent four winters on snow without taking… Read More →

3 First Timer Tips From Ski Patrol

3 First Timer Tips From Ski Patrol

by Mark Crone

With winter well underway, you are either getting out and enjoying this winter wonderland OR you are hiding inside (and on the verge of cabin fever). If you are inside, why not get outside and enjoy winter? As a veteran… Read More →

5 Things All Skiers & Snowboarders Should Do Before The Ski Season Starts

5 Things All Skiers & Snowboarders Should Do Before The Ski Season Starts

by Mark Crone

Ski season is upon us! (For some, it’s already here.) If you haven’t started to prep for winter, it’s time to get cracking. Those who work in the ski/snow industry are already “knee deep” in pre-season preparations already. Ski Patrollers,… Read More →

4 Steps To Overcoming Your End Of Ski Season Blues

4 Steps To Overcoming Your End Of Ski Season Blues

by Annie Agle

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 24, 2014 Most people greet the coming of spring with enthusiasm and joy. “OMG. Summer’s coming!” Shouts the floppy-hat girl in flip-flops. Soon masses of misguided warm-weather lovers will begin prancing around… Read More →

5 Spring Skiing Tips You’ll Thank Us For Later

5 Spring Skiing Tips You’ll Thank Us For Later

by Eric Wagnon

Bluebird skies, warmer temps, longer days and spectacular end-of-season parties and events— Spring is arguably the best time to hit the slopes! Here are a handful of tips to help you make the most of your spring skiing. Oh, and… Read More →

7 Seriously Helpful Tips For Skiing Deep Powder

7 Seriously Helpful Tips For Skiing Deep Powder

by Alyssa Erickson

Skiing powder is a totally different experience from skiing groomed runs and if you’re new to it, you can sometimes feel like you’re battling the snow rather than riding it. The first step? Dispense with all the things you think… 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 →

A Beginner’s Ski Gear Guide

A Beginner’s Ski Gear Guide

by Erika Wiggins

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 4, 2015 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. Before your first day of skiing or snowboarding, you have to get dressed up in something that makes you feel great…. Read More →

8 Tips To Avoid Crowds During the Holidays

8 Tips To Avoid Crowds During the Holidays

by Katie Coakley

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 13, 2015 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. There are few experiences as magical as spending the holidays at a ski resort—fresh snow blanketing the ground, family and friends… Read More →

How To Become A Ski Patroller: Year-Round Training

How To Become A Ski Patroller: Year-Round Training

by Mark Crone

As the weather begins to turn and temperatures drop, the skiers and snowboarders out there are starting to think about the upcoming season. You’re thinking about getting that seasons’ pass; buying some new skis and/or planning a winter vacation. If… Read More →