Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a two-part series about Heather’s trip to Switzerland. Read up on the first leg of her trip to Aletsch Arena and Verbier here! Saas Fee – Head spinning skiing above 11,000′ I felt like a miner on my way into the dark mountainside shaft. But there’s light at… Read the rest of the post!
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part post about Heather’s trip to four Swiss ski areas. You can also read about her time at Saas Fee and Zermatt! On a Swiss Roll – Ski, Snowmobile & Drink in The Alps! Three trains, two trams, and a speedy snowmobile ride through a snowy village all… Read the rest of the post!
It might be the oldest cliché in ski country: We came for the winters and stayed for the summers. While skiing draws us to the mountains, summer beauty keeps us here. Summer in the mountains is spectacular. The warm sun, long views and cool temperatures make the mountains a perfect summer playground. Whether your tastes… Read the rest of the post!
A Sad Time of Year It’s a sad time of year. A few days ago I cleaned out the pockets of my snowboard jacket and pants, folded them up, and put them on the back of the top shelf in my closet. For many of us the season is over. As I mourned the passing… Read the rest of the post!
Fancy yourself a long weekend getaway this Summer? Looking to kick back and have some fun, eat delicious food, and relax in one of the most scenic destinations in these here United States? We don’t blame you, which is why we’re co-hosting a sweepstakes with Hipmunk to give away a trip to the incredible Sun… Read the rest of the post!
With Colorado ski resorts now closed for the season – except for Loveland and Arapahoe Basin, which like to stretch out their ski days well into spring – I figured it might be a good time to look back at some of the state’s highlights of the 2012-13 ski season. Skiers and snowboarders were big… Read the rest of the post!
Is it really time to put away the skis and get out the Summer gear? It’s late April, and my Summer storage situation is complex. My camping gear is packed deep against the back wall of my garage, the dirt bike is sadly sitting covered and in serious need of a tune up. The Spring… Read the rest of the post!
I first heard about the legendary big mountain freeriding and ski scene near Valdez, Alaska after watching a segment from Teton Gravity Research’s 2012 “Dream Factory.” “Dream Factory” tells the story of how bush pilot Chuck McMahan started flying his buddies up into the untouched peaks in his ski-equipped Supercub back in 1987. Heli skiing… Read the rest of the post!
Air travel is disorienting. This is why, given the chance like the one that the Mountain Collective pass offers, I’ll drive anywhere. After our last day at Alta, Sesko dropped me off at SLC International Airport, and as he drove into the salt flats of western Utah, I slung my boots over my shoulder and… Read the rest of the post!
Leaving Alta was an emotional experience. Descending out of Little Cottonwood is always a tough move (especially after a storm), but this time was different and more complex. After ten days on the road, we had finally hit a groove: the stresses of our professional and personal lives had magically dissipated, our legs and lungs… Read the rest of the post!