I am a freelance ski writer and golf television producer based in sunny Florida with frequent winter trips out to the snowy West. I have written ski-related content for Examiner.com, OnTheSnow.com, TheSkiChannel.com, Buzz.snow.com, SnowSkiingOnline.com and Ski Canada print magazine. My television work has aired on NBC, CBS, Golf Channel and ESPN. Although I remember crying during my first day on the slopes at the age of 7, the sport turned into a passion. I continue to add to my total of about 50 ski resorts visited across the country. While enjoying the unique character of each ski area, I hold a special fondness for Alta and Jackson Hole. My most memorable skiing days have involved opportunities to ski with the legendary Wayne Wong at Heavenly, with gold-medalist Jonny Moseley at Squaw Valley, and on a 48-inch powder day at Northstar-at-Tahoe. I frequently tweet as @SkiingExaminer and maintain the "Skiing Examiner" page on Facebook.

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Oregon Ski Resorts

Portland, Ore., is an underrated urban gateway to skiing and snowboarding. This area deserves attention in light of its snow-capped, 11,240-foot dormant volcano on its horizon. About 60 miles from downtown Portland, Mount Hood has more than 4,500 skiable acres… Read More →

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Family Ski Trips in Colorado To Fit Any Budget

For families who seek out the cold weather and snow, planning ski trips together can be costly. However, different ski areas can match varying family budgets. For example, Aspen/Snowmass and Ski Cooper can provide family-ski Colorado vacations on different ends… Read More →


SIA Snow Show Previews Next Season’s Great Gear

The “kid in a candy store” cliché gets tossed around a lot at the annual SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Unfortunately for the general public, the “kids” are limited to about 20,000… Read More →

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Athlete Profile: Q&A with Julia Mancuso

When the Winter Olympics arrive in February, Julia Mancuso is a name to watch. The U.S. Ski Team member has three career Olympic medals including a gold in the 2006 giant slalom and silvers in the downhill and combined in… Read More →

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New Season Brings New Ski Lifts and Terrain

According to the National Ski Areas Association, the number of U.S. ski areas has dropped from 546 in the 1991-92 ski season to 477 in the 2012-13 season. However, most of the dearly departed areas were tiny local hills, so… Read More →

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Athlete Profile: Q&A with Ted Ligety

Ted Ligety could be the most likely among U.S. ski racers to bring home more than one medal from the Winter Olympics next February. The versatile reigning world-champion in three events plans to compete in the Olympic super G, giant… Read More →


Ski Areas Get Scary for Halloween

By Halloween in most years, a few high-altitude ski resorts are already spinning lifts. For several other ski areas, spooks take the place of snow during October. From full-fledged haunted attractions to just Halloween costume parties, resorts celebrate the scary… Read More →

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Athlete Profile: Q&A with Grete Eliassen

Now that freeskiing slopestyle has been added to the upcoming Winter Olympics, Grete Eliassen likely will go from Winter X Games star to U.S. Winter Olympian. A six-time medalist at the Winter X Games, Eliassen also starred in the 2010… Read More →

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Will Skiing Benefit from Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn Dating?

Lindsey Vonn may be regarded within the ski world as the greatest American alpine racer in history.  Among the general public, however, she is perhaps better known as golfer Tiger Woods’ girlfriend. In the past year, Vonn has appeared with… Read More →


Run, Bike, and Shoot: Powdr Shot Biathlon

Winter Olympics geeks relish the biathlon, the somewhat random– but oddly appealing–  combination of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. The new Powdr Shot race series gives trail runners and mountain bikers from across the country an opportunity to try a… Read More →