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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 8 MUST-WATCH CLASSIC SKI FILMS!

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

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 2 Skiers Caught in Avalanche in Montana on Saturday

    2 Skiers Caught in Avalanche in Montana on Saturday One Killed, Survivor Took His Own Life In Grief AvyBrains | October 10, 2017 On Saturday, October 7th 2017, a backcountry skier, famous climber Inge Perkins, was fully buried and killed in an avalanche while approaching Imp Peak, MT.  Her ski partner, famous climber Hayden Kennedy, was only […]

  13. A Veteran Snowmaker On the Future of Skiing

    A Veteran Snowmaker On the Future of Skiing Robin Smith is the go-to guy for snowmaking, which in light of climate change, is more relevant now than ever May 22, 2017 By Megan Michelson Robin Smith, 70, got his start as a ski instructor at an upstate New York ski hill called Swain Ski Center in the […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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? […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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) […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. $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 […]

  20. 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 […]

  21. 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’ […]

  22. 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 […]

  23. 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 […]

  24. 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 […]

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