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.
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The ABC’s of Avoiding ACL Injuries While Skiing

Back in the day, skiers had to worry about breaking a leg out on the slopes, but better bindings technology has now made leg fractures from skiing fairly rare. Unfortunately, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are the new ski injury… Read More →

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Ski Resorts For Early Season Skiing

The masses arrive at ski resorts during the holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s. Serious skiers and boarders often can’t wait that long, but they also want a significant amount of available open terrain. Early December can be a… Read More →

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

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 →

Snow conditions

From Powder to Corn: Terms for Snow Conditions

For skiers above a basic level of proficiency, snow conditions can affect a slope’s difficulty more than the steepness. A steep chute with 6 inches of fresh powder may be less daunting than an intermediate trail with hard-packed snow. Given… Read More →

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Ski Gear & Apparel Preview For 2014/15

In the dog days of summer, snow may still be a long way away (except in the Southern Hemisphere, of course), but new gear is just around the corner. Ski gear and apparel companies generally put new products in stores… Read More →

Buying Skis: Sidecut

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

The first step towards understanding how a ski will perform is to become familiar with the terms related to a ski’s shape. Understanding sidecut, turn radius, and other measurements found on ski specs will help you choose the right pair… Read More →

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Fly South for Winter: Skiing in New Zealand & Australia

Summer skiing in North America exists, but the options are few and far between. Take a trip below the Equator, however, and you’ll find something different… the seasons are flipped. South America may be the best-known Southern Hemisphere skiing spot,… Read More →

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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 →

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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 →