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How It Works: Snowmaking 101

by Dave Belin

Snowmaking is essential to keeping the slopes white and skiable during the winter months. It supplements natural snow, gets trails and terrain open more quickly in the early part of the season, and helps extend the season, on both the… Read More →

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Ski Gear & Apparel Preview For 2014/15

by Eric Wagnon

In the dog days of summer, snow may still be a long way away (except in the Southern Hemisphere, of course), but new gear is just around the corner. Ski gear and apparel companies generally put new products in stores… Read More →

Ski Europe: How To Plan Your First Trip & What To Expect

by Patrick Thorne

There are many things in North America that are bigger, and in some ways better, than in Europe.  And while the debate can continue eternally over which continent offers a better skiing experience, some facts are indisputable: There are bigger… Read More →

Repurpose Ski Gear

10 Ways to Repurpose Your Ski Gear

by Katie Coakley

There comes a time in every skier and snowboarder’s life where you have to say goodbye to the ones you love. Maybe it’s the 10 year-old Volant Machetes that lasted through the good times and are now relegated to late-season… Read More →

Buying Skis: Sidecut

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

by Eric Wagnon

The first step towards understanding how a ski will perform is to become familiar with the terms related to a ski’s shape. Understanding sidecut, turn radius, and other measurements found on ski specs will help you choose the right pair… Read More →

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Ski South America During the Northern Summer

by Patrick Thorne

Apart from a few well-known destinations like Chile’s Portillo and Argentina’s Barilloche, many of us don’t know much about the skiing and snowboarding scene down in South America (or up, depending on which way you choose to look at the… Read More →

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Summer Skiing: Get Your Snow Fix During North America’s Off-Season

by Patrick Thorne

For those that crave the snow even when Winter is over – Fear not! Somewhere in the world, at almost any time of the day, a snowy slope is open for your skiing or boarding pleasure. Today, there are more… Read More →

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Alta Ski Area Resort Guide

by Erika Wiggins

With more than 116 runs and a whopping 560” of snow per year on average, Alta Ski Area is a solid bet for skiers seeking variety, including challenging terrain. The vibe is relaxed and friendly, but don’t pack your snowboard…. Read More →

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4 Steps To Overcoming Your End Of Ski Season Blues

by Annie Agle

Most people greet the coming of spring with enthusiasm and joy. “OMG. Summer’s coming!” Shouts the floppy-hat girl in flip-flops. Soon masses of misguided warm-weather lovers will begin prancing around in their sundresses and hipster ball caps while gabbing about… Read More →

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Copper Mountain Resort Guide

by Red Rainey

Copper Mountain’s entire ethos is about having maximum amount of fun possible while you’re on their turf. They’ve got a world-class gem of a mountain, cutting edge off-snow facilities and a super-friendly vibe from the ground up. Be sure to… Read More →