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How To Become A Ski Patroller

by Mark Crone

The very quick and easy answer to the above title is—Contact your local ski patrol to get more information on how to become a ski patroller. The longer answer starts with the following question… Do you have what it takes… Read More →

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How It Works: Snow Grooming 101

by Dave Belin

Fresh powder is the Holy Grail of snowboarding – but the next best thing is sweet, smooth corduroy. Carving turns on a perfectly groomed trail under deep blue skies is one of the best experiences on the hill. Did you… Read More →

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7 Tips To Avoid Ski Crowds During the Holiday Season

by Heather Balogh

The snow is falling in the mountains and the time for turkey has passed. The holidays are officially upon us, and with the seasonal sweet treats and festive lights comes an even bigger holiday for many: ski season is officially… Read More →

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How to Stay Warm on the Slopes: Baselayers

by David Sandel

Because you know I’m all about that base, ‘bout that base, base-layer. That was horribly cheesy, but for real, let’s talk about baselayers. Even when it’s warm out and I see people skiing in hoodies (or late spring when guys… Read More →

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The ABC’s of Avoiding ACL Injuries While Skiing

by Eric Wagnon

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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5 Reasons to Hit The Slopes On Christmas & New Year’s Day

by RoseAnne Moises

Christmas morning is a magical thing. It’s one special day of the year that’s ALL about family, fun, love, and a whole lot of presents. This year, why not add white, fluffy powder and fresh mountain air to the mix?… Read More →

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Favorite Ski Trails in New England

by Steve Jermanok

New England skiing has never been better. Snowmaking technology has almost eliminated the infamous northeastern patch of ice; high-speed quads take you to the peaks in record time; synthetic fibers like capilene, polypro, and polar fleece keep you as warm… Read More →

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14 Ski Resort Events Delivering Holiday Cheer This Season

by Erika Wiggins

‘Tis the season for skiing powder! Oh, and the holidays are upon us as well. I’d rather bury my head in the snow than deal with shopping and, luckily, there are some festive events taking place at ski resorts across… Read More →

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Get in My Belly: Unique Foods at Ski Resorts

by Katie Coakley

It’s the middle of the day and you’ve been pounding powder since the lifts opened. Though your super-human stamina allows you to continue the crushing until the sun sets, your stomach is yodeling louder than the guy in the Ricola… Read More →

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The Life of an Avy Dog

by Troy Hawks

I want to be reincarnated as an avalanche rescue dog. I mean think about it: You get to hit the slopes pretty much every day of the season, you and your best friend are always the first ones on the… Read More →