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  1. 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. […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. Large Snowstorm Deposits 26-Foot-Deep Snowdrifts in New Zealand Over Weekend

    Large Snowstorm Deposits 26-Foot-Deep Snowdrifts in New Zealand Over Weekend SnowBrains | July 24, 2017 |   New Zealand ski resorts just got huge amounts of snow including snowdrifts up to 26-Feet-Deep. This storm was brutal with huge amounts of snow and wind.  All these ski resorts are calling this new snow “wind affected snow.” Another big dump […]

  14. SKI TIPS & WISE CRACKS: CASSEROLES, HAIR FLIPS AND MUSTACHES —THE UNORTHODOX TRAINING OF WME ATHLETES

    SKI TIPS & WISE CRACKS: CASSEROLES, HAIR FLIPS AND MUSTACHES —THE UNORTHODOX TRAINING OF WME ATHLETES Skiers are weird. And how they get in shape for ski season is even weirder. By Paddy O’Connell | July 27, 2017 DISCLAIMER: The following story is a complete and utter work of fiction. No actual, real reporting was done […]

  15. The World’s Highest Elevation Ski Resort Closed Due to “Unprecedented” Glacial Retreat

    The World’s Highest Elevation Ski Resort Chacaltaya, Boliva @ 17,785-Feet Closed Due to “Unprecedented” Glacial Retreat SnowBrains | July 17, 2017 | When we think about where the highest ski resort on Earth lies, visions of Switzerland, Austria, France, & Colorado fill our minds.  Reality is strikingly different. The highest ski resort on Earth lives at only 16° south […]

  16. HITTING THE SKIDS

    HITTING THE SKIDS A few of the stories we’re willing to tell… By Warren Miller Entertainment | June 21, 2017 From Snoworld 1997 Text by Laurie Hendrie, Illustrations by Michael Witte In the summer of ’68, Warren Miller’s film crew waited in silence atop the Tasmin Glacier in New Zealand. They had finished a fine […]

  17. SKI TIPS & WISE CRACKS: HOW TO STAY IN APRÈS SKI SHAPE THIS SUMMER

    SKI TIPS & WISE CRACKS: HOW TO STAY IN APRÈS SKI SHAPE THIS SUMMER Don’t lose your post-shred hang out skills just because it’s flip-flop weather. Check out some “this-n-that” tips from one ski bum to another. By Paddy O’Connell | June 29, 2017 Welcome, friends, to Warren Miller Entertainment’s “Ski Tips & Wise Cracks” […]

  18. Wildfire threatens Breckenridge, forces evacuations

    Wildfire threatens Breckenridge, forces evacuations July 07, 2017 By Robert Pursell This story first appeared in POWDER. Words by Jack Foersterling. After a small fire outside Breckenridge erupted into an inferno Wednesday afternoon, the popular ski town in Summit County, Colorado, is still under pre-evacuation notice. Located about four miles north of Breckenridge, the fire was reported at 11 a.m. […]

  19. Mountaineer will attempt to become the first person to ski K2

    Mountaineer will attempt to become the first person to ski K2 By Iain Burns For Mailonline PUBLISHED: 12:02 EDT, 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:15 EDT, 12 July 2017 In the coming days, Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel will attempt something never before accomplished in mountaineering history: The 29-year-old will not only try to summit K2, the world’s second-largest mountain, […]

  20. Found: Skiing’s Soul

      Found: Skiing’s Soul An unpretentious gathering at a small, remote ski area brings skiers back to their roots June 21, 2017 By Matt Hansen The Beartooth Mountains stretched as far as the eye could see, revealing a vastness that was hard to comprehend. Puffy white clouds hung at eye level beneath a sky that […]

  21. You Are 66.6. You Skied 25.4 Days. You Buy Lunch At The Lodge

     by Jon Weisberg — May 25, 2017 And, You Like SeniorsSkiing.com. The most recent SeniorsSkiing.com reader spring survey explored how readers spend a typical ski day and how much they spend in the process. As with earlier reader surveys, this one had a 27% response, unusually high in the world of print and digital magazines. […]

  22. Why Your Club Should Survey Its Membership By Michael Finegold, Upper Cape Ski Club (MA)

    National Ski Council Federation

    It’s summer and most ski club boards and committees are hard at work planning for the upcoming ski season. Your club is probably doing the same, working out the trip schedule as best you can. Do our members really want an overnite trip that they have to drive 250 miles to get there? Is that […]

  23. Avoid Passport Pitfalls By Jan Majerus, Thunderbird Ski Club,

    National Ski Council Federation

    While attempting to board a flight for Bride Le Bains in France at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport, the process came to an abrupt halt as they were scanning my passport. The security officer brought in a supervisor who told me that my passport was invalid. I protested, saying that the passport did not expire until February […]

  24. Faster Ways to Get Through Americasʼ Airport Security From the TSA website (http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck

    National Ski Council Federation

    The TSA Pre✓® program is an expedited security screening process for travelers departing from U.S. airports with faster security lanes. Passengers considered low-risk who qualify for the program can receive screening, ei- ther as a member of the program or another specific trusted traveler group. The following airlines offer TSA Pre✓®: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, […]

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