Types of Alpine Skis: Building Your Quiver


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 →

Colorado Welcomes You to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships


Here in the Centennial State, we love World Cup racing. Every year, Colorado hosts the only World Cup races in the U.S., usually at Aspen for the women, and Beaver Creek for the men. And this winter, it gets even… Read More →

Don’t Forget Fido: North America’s Most Dog-Friendly Ski Towns

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Planning a ski trip is an exciting process. Where will you go? How long can you stay? How many vertical feet will you rack up? Where will you stay? But: what about Fido?  He’s currently making the “sad puppy-dog face”… Read More →

Winter Park Resort Guide

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Tucked away from the chaos of the I-70 corridor, Winter Park Resort is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. With small-town charm and old school character to remind us of ski days past, Winter Park/Mary Jane is a hidden… Read More →

8 Reasons to Hit the Slopes Before the Big Game


Tailgating. Prepping finger foods. House parties…. The NFL’s biggest game day is filled with tons of traditions. Why not make skiing or riding one of them? Here are 8 reasons why you should hit the slopes on February 1. 1. The… Read More →

Q&A with Tiger Shaw, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team CEO & President


It’s his name that strikes you first: Tiger. They don’t call it the “eye of the shark,” or lion, or bear. It’s “eye of the tiger,” and it seems to strike the cord and essence of competitive sports in the… Read More →

Tips To Stay Warm On The Slopes


As a Ski Patroller, I’ve become an expert at staying warm in the winter. I’ve also seen what happens if you don’t dress for the weather. (It’s not pretty.) Cold, snow, rain, spring-time. I ski in all conditions and for… Read More →

Create Your Breakthrough: Tips On Progressing On The Slopes


January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month, but rather than detailing a specific how-to do a specific skill, I wanted to try something different. I crowdsourced a simple one-question, one-answer on social media about how people learned the one… Read More →

Advance Purchase Lift Ticket Deals for MLK Weekend 2015

by / January 15, 2015 / Ski & Snowboard

The long weekend is so close, we can taste it!  Take advantage of the extra day off and head to the mountains.  We’ve got tons of great advance purchase lift ticket deals across the U.S. and Canada for MLK weekend…. Read More →

Strange But True: 8 Out Of The Ordinary Ski Areas


Ski holidays are generally fairly straightforward experiences. You plan your trip, you make your trip, hopefully there’s fresh snow and blue skies, you find some great lodging, you have a great time and you head home. Perfect. But some areas… Read More →