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2013/14 Snow Report: Where the Snow Fell This Season

by Joel Gratz

Meteorologists can’t always make an accurate prediction, but we’re quite good at analyzing what has happened in the past. And since I find seasonal snow forecasts unreliable, lets stop predicting and instead look back at the 2013-2014 season to see… Read More →

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5 Tips for Great Spring Skiing

by Mike Soucy

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 →

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What’s Changed In The World’s Ski Industry Over the Past 30 Years?

by Patrick Thorne

I’m not really sure how it happened, but somehow I’ve had a blessed life so far.  I met a beautiful girl at college and while we were young and foolish, we made (against our parents’ advice) what turned out to… Read More →

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Snow Report: The State of the Snow

by Joel Gratz

We’re more than half way through the season, so let’s look back at the last few months to see what mountains have had the most snow. While I love the east coast (I grew up there), and they’ve been having… Read More →

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Making Observations in the Backcountry – Listen to Your Mom

by Mike Soucy

Editor’s Note: Backcountry skiing is extremely dangerous! The advice contained in this article is one expert skier’s opinion, and we don’t recommend going out of bounds until you’ve had the proper training and experience with guides. When we choose to… Read More →

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The World’s Snowiest Ski Resorts

by Patrick Thorne

Snow. We skiers and boarders can never get enough of it. We spend Autumn (if we live in the northern hemisphere) waiting for it to arrive. Then, after the initial thrill of those first falls, each pre-season we want more—always… Read More →

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Snow in the Alps Already Looking Good

by Patrick Thorne

I’ve been watching ski resorts opening around the world every Winter, professionally, for the past 30 years. For the past decade I’ve been lucky enough to hold various jobs where I’ve actually been called upon to report each week (and… Read More →

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Where Will the Snow Fall This Season?

by Joel Gratz

If you have flexibility in your schedule and want to find the best snow, I’ve found that 10-day forecasts provide a useful guide to the general timing and location of the next storm. By the time the storm is 3-5… Read More →

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Sustainability Efforts at Ski Areas

by Dave Belin

Outdoor recreation, scenic views, clean air, and a natural mountain environment are just some of the great benefits of having ski areas as our playgrounds.  What’s better than a clear mountain view on a sunny day on the slopes?  But… Read More →

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2012/13 Ski Season Wrap-Up

by Dave Belin

This is the time of year when ski areas are busy crunching their final numbers and measuring how the ski season went. Nationally and regionally, the 2012-13 winter was a big improvement from the season prior, but the numbers varied… Read More →