I unweighted my board and landed on my heel edge, and now again onto my toe edge, throwing turns quickly, rapidly, with purpose. I swept between trees, ducking under branches, willingly putting myself in danger on the face below Chair 22 at Mammoth Mountain. The dumping snow makes visibility imperfect, but after dropping down the… Read the rest of the post!
The ski season may be coming to a close in most parts of the country, but Spring celebrations have been going on for weeks! Here’s the low down on some of our favorite events this season. Most of them have already happened, but we figured we’d cover them anyway so you can keep an eye… Read the rest of the post!
The holiday season is upon us, and that usually means spending a lot of money to give gifts to others. The spirit of giving is in the air! And that is a wonderful feeling. That is, until you give your avidly skiing sibling a meticulously curated set of patio furniture made of vintage skis, and… Read the rest of the post!
In a college playwriting class, I was given the assignment to write a multilingual play where the characters spoke at least two different languages. Now, I was too busy ripping pow and daydreaming about gnarly jib lines in high school to absorb the lessons of my stale Dutch Spanish teacher. So, when given this playwriting… Read the rest of the post!
A game-changing development in snowboard technology came a few years ago, when Lib Tech released it’s now uber-popular Skate Banana. The Gnu Park Pickle followed shortly thereafter, as did a flood of other “rocker” and “reverse-camber” boards. Let’s take it back a step and talk about what camber is. If you look it up on… Read the rest of the post!
Skiers and snowboarders are practitioners of a very expensive pastime. Unlike sports such as basketball or soccer that only require a ball and a place to play, or activities like jogging, which only requires you to have feet and the ability to go outside (those under house arrest, sorry, you’ll have a hard time with… Read the rest of the post!
While skiing, snowboarding, drinking, eating, shopping, drinking, fireside chats, snowmobiling, drinking, and drinking are all integral and incredibly enjoyable facets of the ski/après ski experience, there are times when I get tired of listening to my buddies brag about their backside 540s and how many beers they were able to fit in a bathtub. When… Read the rest of the post!