The World’s Most Unusual Ski Lifts

Funicular Lift

In recent decades, ski lifts have been getting faster, more comfortable, and able to carry more and more people. Nearly 110 years ago, the first dedicated ski lifts were invented in the Black Forest of Germany and, since the turn… Read More →

4 Things The Women’s Winter Tour Taught Me About Skiing


Editor’s Note: This post was written by Beth Santos, founder & CEO of Go Girl. The last time I was in a pair of skis, my downhill instructor gifted me a piece of chocolate for courage, then snatched my poles and… Read More →

10 Minutes with Colorado Ski Patroller of the Year, Jake Ziemski


There are a lot of ski patrollers in Colorado. With 26 resorts, and tens of thousands of skiable acres in the state, it takes a lot of professionals in red coats to keep everyone safe. Each year, Colorado Ski Country… Read More →

Innovations in Learn to Ski and Snowboard Programs


Ask people to describe their first day on skis or a snowboard and you’ll likely get a variety of adjectives: exciting, fun, and thrilling, but also scary, frustrating, and intimidating. Ski area managers and snowsports school directors would rather hear… Read More →

Ski-Mountaineering in Southern Utah: A Desert Oddity

Southern Utah

Ever since I laid my hands on Chris Davenport’s Fifty Classic Ski Descents in North America, I have been dying go ski-mountaineering in the La Sals. Spring had arrived in the Wasatch, so my dad and I decided it was the perfect… Read More →

What To Do With Non-Skiers & Riders


When skiers and snowboarders examine the conditions that are most detrimental to a great day on the slopes, they often list weather-related problems like ice, slush, bare patches, and frigid temperatures. But after taking numerous trips with non-riders, I’ve come… Read More →

Luck O’ The Irish: St. Patrick’s Day At Ski Resorts


Every year, one special day in March sees the largest spectacle of Irish pride take place across the country, and on March 17, you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t claim at least a bit of Irish blood… Read More →

5 Tips for Great Spring Skiing


March is here, and springtime is right around the corner. With the sun shining and the snow deep, this is my favorite time to be out on the slopes, enjoying a spring storm or carving up corn snow. Here are… Read More →

The 2014/2015 Mountain Collective Pass: 6 Legendary Destinations


It’s that time of the year again – Spring skiing is kicking in, and the best deals for next Winter’s season passes are coming out! Unsure which destination you’ll opt for in 2014-2015?  Why choose one when you can have… Read More →

Q&A with Megan Gunning: Evolution of Women in Competitive Free Skiing


Watching Dara Howell come down the Olympic slope style course, professional skier Megan Gunning thought to herself, “Wow, so many girls are going to want be just like Dara!” Gunning, a member of the Canadian half pipe team from Calgary,… Read More →