Resorts Encourage Kids To Get To The Slopes With Great Lift Ticket Prices

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With an ageing population, ski areas know that it’s vital to get children involved in snowboarding and skiing if our sport is to live, thrive and survive in the long term. One of the challenges ski resorts face is how… Read More →

Ski Bums Pick: The West’s Top 3 Most Livable Ski Towns

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When the question “Where’s the best ski town to live in year round?” was posed to a bunch of North American snow sport diehards, consensuses gathered around a few choice areas. These places cater to “graduated” ski bums who want… Read More →

How Addicted to Winter Are You?

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In the mountains, summers are sacred. Before you know it, they’re gone. However, for all of summer’s fleeting nature, there are some folks that think that they last just a bit too long—they’re ready for winter. There are several ways… Read More →

Q&A with Joss Christensen, Slopestyle’s First Olympic Gold Medalist in Skiing

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Gold medals are always a big deal, but perhaps they have a bit more shine when they’re the first in the field. We caught up with Joss Christensen, Olympic Slopestyle gold medalist in skiing, at Copper Mountain Resort where he… Read More →

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market: A Gear Nerd’s Top 10 Picks

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My challenge: Choosing 10 items worthy of a closer look at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. So many outdoor companies have “stepped up their game” with new innovations or improvements this year, it was mind boggling to pick the… Read More →

What’s Cooking with Steven Nyman, Three-Time Olympian Ski Racer

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It’s Sunday afternoon in late July and Steven Nyman, three-time Olympian ski racer, is holding court. In a few days he’ll be flying to New Zealand for a month of training as he kick-starts his 14th World Cup season. But… Read More →

What’s New At Ski Resorts For 2014-15?

PHOTO: Crystal Mountain Resort

While you’ve been mountain biking, enjoying the beach, or traveling this summer, your favorite ski area has been busy making improvements for the upcoming 2014-15 season. The summer is a critical time for construction projects that would either be too… Read More →

5 Ski Resort Beer Festivals Not to Miss

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Skiers dig beer. So it’s no surprise that a number of beer festivals are held at ski resorts. Most in the summer and fall, but occasionally one pops up while there’s snow still on the ground. Personally I love the… Read More →

Six Of The World’s Best Sights In Skiing

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The most important thing when going on a ski vacation is, of course, the skiing (or the boarding, if you’re that way inclined). Then there’s the weather, the snow, the scenery, the dining, the locals, the atmosphere, and the fun. … Read More →

Sage Kotsenburg: Athlete Profile & Q&A

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Gold medals are always a big deal, but perhaps they have a bit more shine when they’re the first in the field. We caught up with Sage Kotsenburg, Olympic Slopestyle Gold Medalist in snowboarding, at Copper Mountain Resort where he… Read More →