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A Day In The Life Of A Ski Patroller

by Mark Crone

I started skiing at the age of 6. When I think back to my early days of skiing (rope tows, T-bars and all), I remember seeing those Ski Patrol guys (and girls) and thought, Wouldn’t it be neat to be… Read More →

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Skiing in the Shadow of Zeus: Warren Miller’s Battle with The Gods

by Gina Bégin

Loaded horses plod along the village’s ancient cobblestone paths. A woman, hunched with age, looks on with an inquisitive but smiling gaze. It’s not every day that brightly-clad skiers from North America travel through her tiny hometown. This is Greece,… Read More →

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North America’s Favorite Groomers

by Kristen Lummis

Every resort, every mountain and every hill, whether big or small, has at least one great groomed run. Last month, we shared a list of North America’s Favorite Mogul Runs. This month, in that same spirit of social media inclusivity,… Read More →

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How To Move On After a Life-Changing Injury

by Heather Balogh

In the world of skiing, injuries happen. We all know a friend who has blown an ACL and the sight of a skier rag-dolling down the slope is all too common. However, for adaptive skiers, the life-changing accidents frequently cause… Read More →

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Ski Resorts For Early Season Skiing

by Eric Wagnon

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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Green Snowmaking Initiatives in New England

by Dave Belin

Have you ever taken advantage of rebates to help replace your old refrigerator or air conditioner with a more energy-efficient one? Local utilities and governments offer similar incentive programs to businesses, including ski areas in Vermont and Maine. Efficiency Vermont,… Read More →

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Let it Snow! – Liftopia Goods: Nov. 10, 2014

by RoseAnne Moises

As the temperatures drop and the snow sightings become more frequent, resorts across North America are beginning to open one by one. The lifts have already began to spun at a handful of resorts, while others are ferociously preparing for opening day…. Read More →

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Blast From The Past: Ski Resorts, Then and Now

by Katie Coakley

Though skiing has been utilized as a method of transport for almost five thousand years, our snow loving predecessors didn’t really start utilizing the fluffy white stuff for purely recreational purposes until the end of the 19th century. The first… Read More →

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Snowboarding Technology: Magne-Traction Explained

by David Sandel

Despite the name of this influential snowboarding technology, no magnets are actually used in the making of magne-traction edges. Which is sort of a bummer because then we might be a little bit closer to those hover boards in Back… Read More →

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North America’s Favorite Mogul Runs

by Kristen Lummis

Love to ski bumps? So do we, so this fall we went in search of “North America’s Favorite Mogul Runs.” Although hardly scientific, we put out calls on social media asking skiers and snowboarders to name their favorite bump runs. We… Read More →