Connected ski areas provide many benefits for skiers and riders looking to extend their fun, and the ability to access multiple mountains from one set of lifts can lead to a great vacation. However, ski area interconnects often lead to debates about economic expansion and environmental protection. As a result, they often take decades to… Read the rest of the post!
The snow is starting to fall in parts of North America and full-on winter is right around the corner, so it is time to start thinking about all things icy: Do I need a new jacket? Where did I stash those goggles? Is it gonna be Utah, Colorado, Montana or B.C. this February? And of… Read the rest of the post!
Snowboarding has come a long way in a very short time: 50 years ago, Sherman Popper’s Snurfer was released with a cute little rope for you to hold onto as you plummeted downhill, but snowboarding was considered so weird and dangerous it was only allowed off-piste. Today, about 30% of lift tickets in North America are… Read the rest of the post!
There is nothing finer after a long day of riding or skiing than a cold beer or a fine cocktail. Even better is something handcrafted with care and love right there next to the mountain. Luckily, with the craft beer movement taking off since the 1980s, fine breweries and distilleries have been spreading like wildfire… Read the rest of the post!
Throughout the rise of skiing fun celebrity skiers have used the slopes as another venue to see and be seen. Now that our culture has become completely celebrity obsessed, the famous are spotted even more often at ski resorts around the world. For Paris Hilton (pictured below), the opportunity to model fur coats and climb… Read the rest of the post!
Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to get back on the slopes and hurtle downhill as fast as you can. Just forget your board or skis this time of year and be sure to bring thick pads, helmet and a burly mountain bike with you instead. Since the early days of downhill… Read the rest of the post!
Ski resorts around the globe pride themselves on being prime destinations for sports, fun and entertainment, and they don’t just limit it to skiing and riding. Besides offering fine dining and amusements for the kids, hip resorts over the past 40 years have slowly realized that hosting a music festival is a great way to… Read the rest of the post!
Predicting the weather is a fool’s errand. Where else can you be considered great at your job when you get everything wrong 50% of the time? Major league batter, maybe, but not much else. Nonetheless, we are all dying to know: where is it gonna snow this season? And how much?! The 2010-11 winter season… Read the rest of the post!
Before, during and after a long day of riding, the most important thing to keep you going is to stay fuelled up with good, hearty food. Ski towns used to be notorious for trying to pawn off lukewarm chicken nuggets and soggy fries as the perfect meal to accompany an epic day on the mountain.… Read the rest of the post!