I unweighted my board and landed on my heel edge, and now again onto my toe edge, throwing turns quickly, rapidly, with purpose. I swept between trees, ducking under branches, willingly putting myself in danger on the face below Chair 22 at Mammoth Mountain. The dumping snow makes visibility imperfect, but after dropping down the… Read the rest of the post!
Snowboarding has always been a bit of a rebellious pursuit – “not your father’s sport” as they say. Using an alternative way to slide down the hill, most snowboarders also dressed differently and relished their defiant attitude. But over the past several years, the popularity of snowboarding has hit a plateau. Maybe you have seen… Read the rest of the post!
I’ve skied and ridden from Newfoundland to New Zealand, Vermont to Vancouver, Great Britain to British Columbia, and I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. Here are my top ten laws for skiers & riders – newbies and core, alike. Never ride a new lift during its first week of operation. Never ever… Read the rest of the post!
Darn. The world didn’t end with the Mayan calendar. That means, when you wake up tomorrow, you’ll not only have to pay off your credit card and wear off your hangover for realz, you’ll also want to think about resolutions. The endless Self-Improvement journey spins back into gear for the New Year. Here’s a way… Read the rest of the post!
Hola, snow compadres! This week’s epic blog topic: top 5 mogul runs. There you are, sitting at the top of your favorite mountain. On your right side is the comfort and ease of a nicely groomed run, and on the left is a difficult and exhausting mogul run – what do you do? Shake and… Read the rest of the post!
Looking for a resort off the beaten path this winter? Maybe your kids really rip and you’re looking for a fun challenge? Maybe you’ve got tiny tots who want to ride like mom and dad? Or maybe you’re looking for a skiing-centric family retreat for a day or a weekend? Here are three resorts that… Read the rest of the post!
In this edition of the Liftopia blog, I’m gonna help all of you first-timers gear up from the feet up so you’ll be able to spend more time on the slopes and less time worrying about wet, frozen clothing or ice-burned/sunburned skin. Here are a few tips to help you blend in on the hill.… Read the rest of the post!
In a college playwriting class, I was given the assignment to write a multilingual play where the characters spoke at least two different languages. Now, I was too busy ripping pow and daydreaming about gnarly jib lines in high school to absorb the lessons of my stale Dutch Spanish teacher. So, when given this playwriting… Read the rest of the post!
Snowboarding has come a long way in a very short time: 50 years ago, Sherman Popper’s Snurfer was released with a cute little rope for you to hold onto as you plummeted downhill, but snowboarding was considered so weird and dangerous it was only allowed off-piste. Today, about 30% of lift tickets in North America are… Read the rest of the post!
When I was a young girl, one of my favorite movies was Terminator 2: Judgement Day, not because of Eddie Furlong (yes, he looked quite dreamy back in day) but because of one of the other main characters: Sarah Connor. After countless repetitions of “Hasta la vista, baby”, I still cannot decide if my favorite… Read the rest of the post!