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  1. Drew Petersen skis from the tallest peaks in the American West

    Drew Petersen skis from the tallest peaks in the American West Published on January 8, 2018 by Sam Taggart Drew Petersen is a skier from the American West with adventurous spirit. Born and raised in Colorado, his 2017 was spent traveling the world, including Kyrgyzstan and Switzerland, before heading back home to set out on the next objective: ski […]

  2. Building the Best Parks in the World: A Snow Park Technologies Interview

    January 16, 2018 Building the Best Parks in the World: A Snow Park Technologies Interview Click on the title for full story. Posted from Snowboarding.com

  3. T2 Foundation Aims to ‘Send the Kids to Davos’

    January 15, 2018 / By SR Staff T2 Foundation Aims to ‘Send the Kids to Davos’ This year’s World Junior Championships are slated to be held in Davos, Switzerland, and the T2 Foundation, a Park City-based nonprofit, is aiming to raise $40,000 to send the entire U.S. team there to compete. The fundraiser, which seeks small donations from […]

  4. The 33-Year-Old Skier Who Became the Mayor of Truckee

    The 33-Year-Old Skier Who Became the Mayor of Truckee As the Mayor of Truckee, California, Morgan Goodwin put the ski town on track toward 100 percent renewable energy January 04, 2018 By Trevor Husted  Ski towns are on the front lines of climate change, and 2017 was a year for local mountain municipalities to take action and […]

  5. It Snowed in the Sahara… For the Second Year in a Row

    It Snowed in the Sahara… For the Second Year in a Row by Evelyn Wang January 9, 2018 This is the third time in 40 years. As one of the hottest places on earth, the Sahara desert is probably one of the last places you’d expect to see snow. And yet, for the second time in two years, […]

  6. Hitting the Slopes With the Wearable Ski Coach

    Carv first look: Hitting the slopes with the wearable ski coach January 1, 2018 By Lee Bell  We go skiing with the instructor that lives inside your ski boots ‘Tis the season to get your ski boots on, and if you’re on the lookout for a wearable that tracks your performance while out on the slopes, […]

  7. Committed to Big Air(Bags)

    Published on December 20, 2017 by Henrik Lampert  // PHOTOS • PETER MORNING In the spring of 2017, Dover, Vermont native Devin Logan, 24, was skiing down the in-run of a jump at Mammoth Mountain’s Unbound Terrain Park, in California. Logan— the 2014 Olympic silver medalist in slopestyle, five-time Association of Freeskiing Professionals World Champion, three-time X Games medalist and […]

  8. VÖLKL IS THE ESSENCE OF BAVARIAN CRAFTMANSHIP

    VÖLKL IS THE ESSENCE OF BAVARIAN CRAFTMANSHIP WORDS: DONNY O’NEILL // PHOTOS: FLORIAN BREITENBERGER Fertile, precisely cut and maintained farmland wraps around the bustling town while the gentle mountains of the Bavarian Forest arch along the northeastern horizon. The tranquil waters of the Danube flow peacefully through the urban district on their journey southeast to the Black Sea. Beautifully […]

  9. The Ski Bum’s Holiday Survival Guide

    PHOTO: Brett Schreckengost The Ski Bum’s Holiday Survival Guide A cheat sheet for those hard-to-answer questions from Grandma and Uncle Steve December 20, 2017 By Jack Foersterling Coming home for the holidays can be bittersweet for a lot of skiers. You leave your friends, the mountains, and your skis behind, but you get to spend time with […]

  10. In the Face of Climate Change, Park City Has Become a Leader

    In the Face of Climate Change, Park City Has Become a Leader. Is it Enough? Park City, Utah, has pledged to reduce their carbon footprint to zero by 2032, but how much can they really do? December 21, 2017 By Julie Brown     PHOTOS: Erik Seo Overnight, it snowed a foot. After weeks of warming, the storm was […]

  11. Santa Delivers Pre-Holiday Powder To New England Resorts

    Santa Delivers Pre-Holiday Powder To New England Resorts Wednesday, 13 December 2017 SnoCountry Santa delivered an early Christmas present of more than three feet of snow on slopes throughout New England over the past week. And as a stocking-stuffer, cold temperatures wrapped up with all that new snow, allowing for round-the-clock snowmaking. So if you’re […]

  12. The French Alps Just Got BURIED

    The French Alps Just Got BURIED Ski – Pelvoux Vallouise, France Got 106″ of Snow Chris Wallner | December 12, 2017 Ski – Pelvoux Vallouise, France. Image: Local Authorities According to WePowder, the French Alps just got absolutely buried by a super storm that moved through. Ski – Pelvoux Vallouise, France received 270cm of snow or 106″. The past few […]

  13. Little B.C. Ski Resort Taps Powder Hounds for Crowdfunding

    Little B.C. ski resort taps powder hounds for crowdfunding By Natalie Obiko Pearson Bloomberg News  Investors are lining up to buy a piece of Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, B.C., drawn by its rebellious pitch of “Fight the Man, Own the Mountain.” A tiny Canadian ski resort forged by Scandinavian miners chasing an 1890s gold rush […]

  14. The History of the Legendary 10th Mountain Division

    The History of the Legendary 10th Mountain Division, The Men Who Started USA’s Ski Industry SnowBrains | November 17, 2017 |   I bet you didn’t know that at least 62 ski areas in the USA were started by 10th Mountain Division veterans.  Even Vail and Aspen were started by 10th Mountain Division vets. “After the war, ex-soldiers […]

  15. The Comprehensive Guide to Your Avalanche Beacon

    The comprehensive guide to your avalanche beacon by Donny O’Neill   The Experts at Ortovox Shed Light on Avalanche Beacon Functionality and Stress the Importance of Three-Antennae   Like most of your avalanche rescue tools, the transceiver, otherwise known as a beacon, is a device that you hope to never use in the field—except in a […]

  16. Here’s A Special Gift Idea: Eat A Tree

     Here’s A Special Gift Idea: Eat A Tree in Features — by Yvette Cardozo — October 23, 2017 If You’re Looking For Novel Gifts For Snow Country Lovers, Yummies Made From Fir Trees Are Worth A Look. Laura Waters at her shop, Snowdon House outside Victoria, BC, Canada on Vancouver Island, where she sells edibles […]

  17. PSIA-AASI Introduces E-Learning Course for New Instructors

    PSIA-AASI Introduces “E-Learning Course for New Instructors” Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Peter Kray   PSIA-AASI’s “E-Learning Course for New Instructors” is now available, just in time to help with new-hire training and give first-year and prospective instructors an early understanding of how to succeed on snow. This e-learning course is designed as a tool to help […]

  18. Mountain Solitude: Huts, Yurts Await Backcountry Skiers

    Mountain Solitude: Huts, Yurts Await Backcountry Skiers Monday, 23 October 2017 Andy Dennison Finding some freshies above Sun Valley. (Sun Valley Trekking/Facebook) Heading into the backcountry transports skiers and rider into a world of powder, mystery and quiet – especially if the trip includes a night or two out in the woods. Most of the […]

  19. 8 MUST-WATCH CLASSIC SKI FILMS!

    8 MUST-WATCH CLASSIC SKI FILMS!   8 Must-Watch Classic Ski Films!   Posted from Snocru via Facebook

  20. The Best Roads Trips for M.A.X. Pass Holders

    The Best Roads Trips for M.A.X. Pass Holders How to make the most of the 44 North American mountains in the season October 12, 2017 By Jack Foersterling As many single-resort season passes continue to rise to ridiculous prices (a season pass at Deer Valley will run you $2,685) and smaller resorts continue to struggle competing with […]

  21. Skier Fell 20-Feet Off Chairlift at Arapahoe Basin, CO on Opening Day

    Skier Fell 20-Feet Off Chairlift at Arapahoe Basin, CO on Opening Day Yesterday SnowBrains | October 14, 2017 | Arapahoe Basin, CO today at 10am. image: a bay webcam North America experienced its first chairlift fall of the season on the very first day of the season yesterday.  A very Friday the 13th moment… According to Arapahoe […]

  22. 5 THINGS TO EXPECT ON OPENING DAY

    5 THINGS TO EXPECT ON OPENING DAY by Colorado Ski Country USA Anna Marie Migl, from Denver, steps into her bindings before taking a run on opening day of ski season at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in Colorado.  (Photo by Jack Dempsey for Colorado Ski Country USA) In case you haven’t […]

  23. Arapahoe Basin First To Open In Rockies

    Arapahoe Basin First To Open In Rockies Wednesday, 11 October 2017 Andy Dennison The annual friendly competition to see which Colorado mountain starts up first is over for 2017-2018. Arapahoe Basin expects to open Friday (Oct. 13) to officially ring in the new ski and snowboard season in the Rocky Mountains. The mountain that sits astride […]

  24. Fresh snow kicks off the season, but skiers beware

    Fresh snow kicks off the season, but skiers beware October 02, 2017 By POWDER This story originally appeared in POWDER. Words by Matt Hansen. Recently, ski towns and communities across the West were rejoicing at the most beautiful September sight: the first (ROCK!) snowfall of the year. From the Sierra to the Wasatch, and from Aspen to Big Sky, skiers […]

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