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  1. 5 ways to get in shape for ski and snowboard season

    5 ways to get in shape for ski and snowboard season September 11, 2017 By Matthew Vanatta For many mountain enthusiasts, summer and fall are as active a time as winter. Mountain biking, climbing, hiking and other outdoor activities are a great way to stay fit in the off-season. However, with winter fast approaching, it is essential for any skier or […]

  2. How to stay in shape for snowboarding during the summer

    How to stay in shape for snowboarding during the summer July 21, 2017 By TransWorld SNOWboarding This story was originally published in TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING. Words by Ben Gavelda. You don’t want to be rusty when you get back on the mountain in the winter. Photo: Courtesy of Pixabay/Pexels We know you’re reading this and it’s still summer outside. Cruel, eh? […]

  3. 10 ways to spend time waiting for snow season

    10 ways to spend time waiting for snow season September 12, 2017 This story originally appeared in POWDER. Words by Jack Foersterling. Waiting for snow can be difficult. Photo:Riccardo Bresciani/Pexels Warm season sucks. The snow is gone, it’s too damn hot and unless you can make it to Hood or Whistler, you won’t be clicking into your skis […]

  4. 3 Mountain Passes CLOSED Due To Snow in California

    3 Mountain Passes CLOSED Due To Snow in California Tioga, Sonora, Ebbetts Passes WeatherBrains | September 21, 2017 | Overnight snowfall and a forecast including a Winter Weather Advisory today closed 3 mountain passes in California at 11:30pm last night. Mammoth Mountain, CA mid-mountain today at sunrise. California Mountain Passes Currently Closed: 9,945′ Tioga Pass (hwy 120) […]

  5. East Coast Cat-Skiing Is Now A Reality At Sugarloaf In Maine!

    East Coast Cat-Skiing Is Now A Reality At Sugarloaf In Maine! Matt Brennan | September 14, 2017 While the East Coast may be known for many things…accessing untouched terrain on a snowcat is not one of them…until now! Sugarloaf has just announced that they will be operating Maine’s first and only cat-skiing operation on neighboring Burnt […]

  6. $6.50 Lift Tickets At Aspen Snowmass

    $6.50 Lift Tickets At Aspen Snowmass 50th Anniversary Celebration Chris Wallner | September 13, 2017 | To celebrate Snowmass’ 50th anniversary, Aspen is offering $6.50 lift tickets on Friday, December 15th. The tickets are only good for Snowmass Mountain, not Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, or Buttermilk Mountains. On opening day in 1967, lift tickets were only $6.50, which […]

  7. An Eye on Snow Safety, a Heart for Winter

    An Eye on Snow Safety, a Heart for Winter Frank Coffey lives winter year-round, running snow safety in Crested Butte and Portillo February 08, 2017 By Abbie Barronian   Name: Frank Coffey Age: 67 LOCATION: Crested Butte, Colorado; Portillo, Chile Roots: Frank Coffey hasn’t seen summer in 20 years. As the snow-safety director of Chile’s Portillo and Colorado’s Crested Butte, Coffey […]

  8. The time to buy your Colorado ski pass is now.

    The time to buy your Colorado ski pass is now. Here are the best options for 5 types of skiers. By Jason Blevins September 11, 2017 The first flakes are coming to the mountains in Colorado, so it’s time to get serious about that ski pass. The early spring pass prices — some of which included free kids’ […]

  9. NSCF Bomber Ski Auction

    NSCF Silent Auction   Bomber Skis, endorsed and used by Bode Miller, has donated one pair of their All Mountain Red Baron skis, with a retail value of $1900, to the federation to auction only to our members.   We ask that the councils circulate this information to their clubs and the clubs to their members. […]

  10. The Biggest Ski Fence In Alaska

    The Biggest Ski Fence In Alaska Alaskan Pat Harmon started with 20 pairs of skis and then… February 13, 2017 By Kade Krichko Pat Harmon doesn’t know how to do things half way. In fact, as the keystone member of the Juneau Bombers, the unofficial group of retirees shredding Alaska’s Eaglecrest Ski Area, he lives by a […]

  11. Own Part Of One of The Best Mountains In B.C.

    Own Part Of One of The Best Mountains In B.C. Red Mountain enters phase two of its crowdfunding ownership campaign August 15, 2017 By Jack Foersterling Last August, in the midst of some of the ski industry’s largest mergers and acquisitions, British Columbia’s Red Mountain Resort launched an industry-first crowdfunding campaign titled, “Fight The Man. Own The […]

  12. North Americas Newest Ski Resort Will Offer Year Round Skiing and Largest Vertical by 2019

    North Americas Newest Ski Resort Will Offer Year Round Skiing and Largest Vertical by 2019 Steven Agar | August 13, 2017 | Having already approved the project in August 2016, the future of North Americas first year round resort took a step closer to reality when British Columbia government signed a master development agreement with the developers of […]

  13. Passing Through: Schweitzer

    Passing Through: Schweitzer Named after a cat-eating Swiss hermit, Schweitzer is the place to find snow ghosts in the trees October 08, 2015 By Mychaela Nickoloff Long ago, high in the mountains in Idaho’s panhandle, where the Cabinet Mountains meet the Selkirks, a Swiss hermit built a small cabin in a basin with a massive, glistening lake. […]

  14. Deer Valley Resort to be Acquired by Newly Formed Resort Company and Joined with Intrawest, Mammoth Resorts, and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings

    Deer Valley Resort to be Acquired by Newly Formed Resort Company and Joined with Intrawest, Mammoth Resorts, and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings By Deer Valley               Aug. 21st, 2017   New Company’s portfolio increases from 12 four-season mountain resorts to 13 with the addition of iconic Utah resort The newly formed entity […]

  15. Glacier Skiing on Mount Hood is Back

    Glacier skiing on Mount Hood is back August 07, 2017 By POWDER This story originally appeared in POWDER. Words by Sierra Davis. Mount Hood in the distance. Photo: Courtesy of Michael Silberstein/Flickr Standing at the top of lane 12 on Mount Hood’s Palmer Glacier, a swarm of preteens on slalom skis buzzed around me. At 8 o’clock in the morning, they had […]

  16. Here’s How The Ski Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

    Here’s How The Ski Industry Is Fighting Climate Change By Rose Marie Cleese / August 1, 2017 Cold, snowy weather is the very foundation of the ski industry. Thus, it’s not surprising that climate change has been at the top of the industry’s priority list since the turn of this century. Before that, ski areas relied on rudimentary […]

  17. Off-Season Training Tips the Pros Won’t Tell You About

    Off-Season Training Tips the Pros Won’t Tell You About Get your body ready for anything winter will throw at you. August 18, 2017 By Jack Foersterling Let’s admit it, we get lazy this time of year. While others spend their entire their summer getting their bods beach-ready, we’re just recovering. Come warm weather season, our bodies are […]

  18. United Airlines unveils Winter Flight Schedule to Colorado Ski Resorts

    United Airlines unveils Winter Flight Schedule to Colorado Ski Resorts; adds new Vail route Mark Harden News DirectorDenver Business Journal Aug 8, 2017, 1:50pm MDT   United Airlines today announced its winter flight schedule to five Colorado ski destinations from Denver and seven other airports nationwide, and said it will add nonstop service between San Francisco and […]

  19. Snowfall In August On Monarch Pass In Colorado

    Snowfall In August On Monarch Pass In Colorado LadyBrains | August 6, 2017 | Image: Weather-Colorado, 9news.com On Thursday August 3rd, Colorado saw snowfall on the top of the high mountain Monarch Pass.  Local drivers commented that conditions changed as they drove up the pass and temperatures dropped.   Rain turned into freezing rain, turned into pea sized […]

  20. A Ski Season, In Six Scenes

    A Ski Season, In Six Scenes Six essays that capture why we ski August 08, 2017 By John Clary Davies These six essays originally appeared as the intros to the six issues of our 45th volume. Our first issue of volume 46 prints soon.    I: Welcome Back Fall is the hardest season. The days are shorter […]

  21. Coming to a Mountain Resort Near You: Chairlifts with Digital Screens

    Coming to a Mountain Resort Near You: Chairlifts with Digital Screens July 21, 2017 By Ryan Brower This winter you very well could be staring at a screen while on a chairlift — and no, not the screen of your phone. A Denver-based company has raised $150,000 and has agreements with two resorts in the United States to install […]

  22. First American Woman Vanessa O’Brien Summits K2

    First American Woman Vanessa O’Brien Summits K2 Spencer Miller | August 1, 2017 Acclaimed mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien adds one more notch to the belt after becoming the first American woman to summit K2 on Friday, July 28th.  She has already conquered the seven summits (and holds the record for the fastest female time), ascending the highest mountain […]

  23. Aspen Heads $1.5 Billion Venture and Combines Squaw Valley Holdings, Intrawest and Mammoth Resorts

    Aspen Heads $1.5 Billion Venture and Combines Squaw Valley Holdings, Intrawest and Mammoth Resorts Steven Agar | August 1, 2017 | The new joint venture of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company, the Crown family own Aspen Skiing CO. (SkiCo), announced yesterday that the $1.5bn purchase of Intrawest Resort Holdings and of Mammoth Resorts is now […]

  24. Sale of Steamboat Ski Area Final

    Sale of Steamboat Ski Area Final New Owners Will Launch New Brand, Name for 12-Resort Company A new joint venture of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company announced Monday that the purchase of Intrawest Resort Holdings, the parent company of the Steamboat Ski Area, and of Mammoth Resorts is complete. The sale combines Squaw […]

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