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BRECKENRIDGE REVISITED
I've skied Breckenridge many times over the years and each time I visit, I'm still impressed by how large it is. Standing in front of the base lodge, the peaks are all lined up in front of you. The sight is awesome. It would take more than a week to ski all the trails at Breckenridge not to mention that you would have to be a really expert skier. There had been a lot of snow in the early part of the year and it was sunny and the conditions were perfect.


SKIING THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AT LOVELAND
The Loveland Ski Area is located on the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. It is only 53 miles west of Denver, just before the Eisenhower tunnel. This challenging ski area has 1,800 acres of remarkable terrain. I was impressed by all the steep black diamond slopes and bowels that are visible from the base lodge. This ski area not only has plenty of trails to challenge the most advanced skiers but they also have a separate ski area for beginner skiers and snowboarders called the Loveland Valley. MORE



Kim and Gold Go 1-2 at X Games - Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) became the first athlete in X Games history to earn two gold medals before the age of 16 when she won her second consecutive gold in X Games SuperPipe on Sunday. Teammate Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) snagged her first X Games silver medal, Xuetong Cai of China earned bronze.

10th X Games Gold for Jacobellis - Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) earned her 10th X Games Snowboarder X medal on Sunday, while Trevor Jacob (Mammoth Lakes, CA) led the way for the men with his fifth-place finish.  MORE


3 FEET OF SNOW IN PAST 3 DAYS
Storm Brings 13 Inches in 24-Hours; 29 Inches in 48-Hours and 44 Inches in Past 7 Days At Summit and Nearly 12 Feet of Snow Blankets Mountain Since October 1 Including 6.5 Feet In December. Santa Claus is going to have a hard time impressing holiday guests after Powder Claus delivered several feet of Champagne Powder® snow from a series of storms across the Steamboat Ski Resort. With snow still falling across the mountain, the Steamboat Ski Resort is closing in on the 150-inch season snowfall mark MORE


LEARN TO SKI & SNOWBOARD
January 2016 is again National Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month and Shawnee Mountain is pleased to announce its participation in this nationwide effort to get people outside and enjoying winter activities. We encourage those new to snow sports to take a lesson and those who are experienced, to Bring a Friend or family member. Shawnee Mountain will kick off the month-long promotion on Friday, January 8th with 100 introductory Learn to Ski or Snowboard Packages for the cost of $25 each. All proceeds from this one day promotion will be donated to the Bushkill Outreach Program. The 10:00 am lesson time will be part of the World's Largest Ski or Snowboard MORE

AUDI FIS SKI CROSS WORLD CUP

The Audi Ski Cross World Cup is set to return to Italy's Innichen/San Candido this weekend for the sixth time in seven seasons, with back-to-back events slated for Saturday and Sunday after Friday's qualifications. A scheduled Innichen/San Candido event last season - the one that would have made this season's World Cup the seventh straight - was cancelled due to a lack of snow, and while organizers again faced adverse conditions this year, a herculean effort on all parts has ensured that the event will go off on a course that has thus-far been lauded by many athletes as the best here yet. MORE


CALDWELL AND QI SHINE AT THE AERIALS For the third straight season Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest Stadium kicked off the FIS Freestyle Aerials World Cup season. Among 50 World's best athletes it was Ashley Caldwell (USA) and Guangpu Qi (CHN) to grab the win in the individual competitions. After two days of training on the impressive 41-meters-tall construction top 12 ladies and men, selected after the morning's qualifications, stood at the top of the enormous ramp ready to begin the fight for the aerials yellow bib. Surprisingly one of the favorites and the regaining Crystal Globe holder - Mac Bohonnon - could not put down a clean run in the qualifications and finished in the second half of the pack. MORE


Gunstock Mountain Resort Winter Events 015-2016

Great Weekly Happenings during Jan., Feb. and March Excluding Holidays Enjoy Sunday Smores at the outdoor firering 1:30-3:30. Two for Monday lift tickets. Wall to wall Wednesday Nights and Saturday Night Rocks. Includes complimentary rentals and 2 tubing runs. Live music Saturday afternoons in the Pistol pub.

November

11/7 Annual Gunstock Ski Club Sale. The Main Lodge and is packed with great deals on skis, clothing, and equipment and Mountainside Outfitters officially opens.

December

12/4 Opening Day and 12/12 Nordic opens Weather permitting.

12/13 - 24 Mountain Side Outfitter's 12 Days of Christmas Sale Different special holiday savings every day.

12/12-20 Lean to Ski Free Week Gunstock's Mountain Magic award winning learn-to ski or ride program and your first day is free.

12/18 First day of Night Skiing MORE



RED RIVER SKI AREA EVENTS
2015/2016 Winter Season, 2016 Summer Season

October 31 (Saturday): 2nd Annual Halloween Rail Jam

Tour With A Ranger every Friday, 1 PM at the Tip throughout the winter season

November 25 (Wednesday): Winter Opening Day (Weekends Only)

November 26 (Thursday): Frozen Turkey Race

November 28 (Saturday): Thanksjibbing Rail Jam

November 28 (Saturday): Rail Jam/Torchlight Parade & Fireworks MORE


WINTERLAND
On Friday, June 12, Strawberry Books released Winterland, the first novel by Rob Conery. It's the story of a group of a ski bums who band together to save a fading Colorado town, and its dilapidated ski area, from the clutches of a rapacious Texas oil man who wants to build fancy condos and make the town into his own personal Aspen. "Winterland is a no-holds-barred tale of a young man who stops at nothing to save a small ski town from falling into the hands of corporate America," says Todd Jones, filmmaker from Teton Gravity Research. "If you've ever lived in a ski town this is a must read."

"I'm proud of this book," says Conery. Conery spends his summers on Cape Cod, where he is the weekly fishing columnist for the Cape Cod Times. He winters at a remote cabin near the Sunday River ski resort in northern Maine. MORE




SKIING JACKSON GORE AT OKEMO
I was looking forward to staying at

Okemo's Jackson Gore Inn ski-in - ski-out complex in Ludlow, Vermont. In the past, I have skied over to the slopes serviced by the lift at Jackson Gore but I have never stayed at those luxury slope-side accommodations.

I had a one bedroom suite that faced the mountain in Adams House, which included a livingroom/kitchen and two bathrooms. I had two televisions, a fireplace, washer/dryer and a fully equipped kitchen.

In addition to slope-side, this complex includes three restaurants, swimming at the Spring House Pool and a relaxing heated outdoor jacuzzi just steps from the back door. There was a ski locker room for equipment storage and parking in a heated garage. They have early-season weekend packages for under $275 per person, including lift tickets, lodging and all the amenities of mountain-side. Package includes two nights' lodging in a Jackson Gore Inn room, plus 2 days of skiing and complimentary use of the Spring House MORE

THE WILD HORSE INN AT WINTER PARK
I've stayed at many luxurious accommodations in the 20+ years I've been writing about skiing but my visit to the Wild Horse Inn, located in Fraser, Colorado was a experience that I will not soon forget. I've seen stories about luxurious million-dollar log homes on TV but this is the first time I've had the pleasure of staying at one. This inn is handcrafted from large 400-year old native Colorado logs. It features a large comfortable living room with a massive stone fireplace that is also open to the dining room that opens onto a flagstone patio. MORE


HOLIDAY VALLEY HOLIDAY
I decided to drive up to Holiday Valley in Western New York for a weekend of skiing. It had been many years since I had skied there and I was looking forward to skiing at one of New York State's largest ski areas. After looking at the map, I opted to take Route 15 north through Pennsylvania and then west on New York's Route 86 and then north on 219. It was almost all super-highway and I was able to make this pleasant trip from the Washington, DC area in 7 ½ hours. Holiday Valley is easy to get to. It is only 50 miles south of Buffalo and less than three hours from Toronto, Ontario and Cleveland, Ohio. MORE

USASA NATIONALS RULE
Over 1,900 skiers and riders competed for honors at the 2015 USA Snowboard Association Snowboard and Freestyle Nationals at Copper Mountain. This was the largest event ever held at Copper and the first time that the FIS and Nor Am co-sanctioning the event. I've covered many ski and snowboard competitions over the years but have never seen so many talented skiers and riders from age six to 60+ from all over the country. Competitions were held in Slalom, Giant Slalom, Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Bordercross, and Skiercross. In addition to the contestants, the event was attended by thousands of parents and other spectators who watched the events and skied the many trails that Copper has to offer. MORE


THE KAUNERTAL OPEN
The 30th Anniversary Edition of the Kaunertal Open proved to be one of the best opening in Europe. The ultimate kick-off into the winter and snow park season at Kaunertal Glacier attracted a large number of snowboard and freeski fans and several top-notch riders who competed on Saturday's pro contest. In addition, there were a large number of side events, like the Jib'n'Skate Jam, video premieres, Legends Invitational sessions, After Ride Parties and much more. One of the highlights was the Mega Testival which presented the newest snowboard and freeski hardware of the upcoming season. MORE

WARNING: A LITTLE BIT OF SWITZERLAND IN UTAH
I had the pleasure of staying at the Zermatt Resort, in Midway, Utah. It was just 25 minutes from Park City where I was covering the FIS Freestyle World Cup at Deer Valley. The Zermatt Resort was named after the Swiss village at the base of the Matterhorn in Switzerland. The name sought to draw a parallel between the breathtaking views of Switzerland and the vistas of Heber Valley, which lies at the base of the 13,000-foot high Wasatch mountain range. I really enjoyed my accommodations, gourmet dining, and full-service luxury spa at this first class resort, which had a view of rustic Western farmland MORE
2015 DEER VALLEY FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
The 2015 Freestyle World Cup at Deer Valley, UT showcased the best aerialists and mogul skiers in the world with US and Canadian athletes making an impressive showing in all events. AERIALS - Three U.S. aerialists earned their spots on the podium at the Deer Valley Aerial World Cup event on the first night of this three-night event. Unlike past years, mild temperatures and clear skies greeted the large gathering of fans gather as the US Women's Team took two out of three spots on the podium in the ladies event and the USA took second place in a the men's competition.

USA's Ashley Caldwell took home the Gold after winning with the final jump by being the only female athlete bold enough to throw triple jumps in both rounds of the final. In her last jump, she threw a lay, double-full, full that nailed 1st place with a score of 99.78. Her teammate MORE


GREAT CONDITIONS AT WHITETAIL
I was delighted with the conditions at Whitetail, only 1 ½ hours from DC. I drove there to do a little skiing on a day trip. I taught skiing there many years ago and I think that it's a great ski area so near to Washington, D.C. It's really easy to get to Whitetail from the D.C. area, Baltimore or Northern Virginia, where I live. It's all super highway. You take the beltway (495) north to Rt. 270 and go west on Rt. 70 and get off just passed Hagerstown at Clear Spring. It's only six minutes from the interstate, just over the line from Maryland in Pennsylvania. The county road is well marked with snow flake signs. I got a little nostalgic as I neared the ski area MORE
LAKE PLACID FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
On Thursday in Lake Placid, USA, Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Mikael Kingsbury, backed up by teammates Andi Naude and Marc-Antoine Gagnon, continued to a run of dominance by the Canadian moguls team in 2014/15 that may make this season even more impressive than their last. Dufour-Lapointe took victory at Lake Placid in the ladies' competition over hometown favourite Hannah Kearney (USA), though it was by the barest of margins. Dufour-Lapointe's score of 86.86 was a mere .43 better than Kearney's 86.43, with Dufour-Lapointe's superior turning scores offset by Kearney's edge in the jumps. With those scores essentially cancelling each other out, it came down to speed, and the .46 second Dufour-Lapointe had ahead of Kearney made the difference. MORE
LIMBACHER AND FLISAR CLAIM WORLD GOLDS
The final event of the Kreischberg 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships ended 12 days of competition off in truly epic fashion, with a thrilling ski cross competition that saw Andrea Limbacher (AUT) and Filip Flisar (SLO) claim the final gold medals of the Championships Limbacher won gold for Austria in incredible fashion, passing ageless veteran Ophelie David (FRA) near the top of the course and then staving off heavy pressure from David and 2013 World Champion Fanny Smith through the courses middle section, before Smith had a near-crash and dropped off the pace.

Around the final corner and over the final jump David made a cagey move to pick up extra speed, catching Limbacher in a drag race to the finish. Crossing the line side-by-side while reaching desperately for the finish, neither the ladies, the officials, nor the huge crowd gathered could be sure who had taken gold until the photo finish results flashed on the screen to show Limbacher had secured victory MORE


CANADIAN FREESTYLE TEAM NEWS
Canada finishes seventh in aerial team event - Competing in the aerial team event for the first time on North American soil, Canada finished in seventh place out of eight with a combined score of 271.90. The team was led by Oliver Rochon (101.77), Travis Gerrits (88.23) and Mélissa Corbo (81.90). The event was eventually won by China with a combined score of 330.23, followed by Belarus (320.00) and Russia (295.33).

"I know they're tinkering with the format and we still have to get use to it as athletes," said Rochon. "It makes for a much longer day and that's new for us. We're having a lot of fun out there though. Even though we are competing as individuals, this event really gives us a sense of team. We're competing for each other. I think we can grow on these results. Everyone jumped pretty well this week. I think we will be even more prepared next time around." MORE


SUNSHINE & IRISH MUSIC AT KILLINGTON
I headed up to Killington for some skiing before the Christmas holidays. It turned out to be a great weekend that was highlighted by sunny skies, plenty of snow and perfect skiing weather. I was staying at the historic Inn At Long Trail built in 1938 and restored in 1977. I have driven by this iconic bed-and-breakfast ski lodge at the top of Killington pass a thousand times but this was my first time staying in this quaint lodge. I was delighted when I found that I was staying at a lodge with an authentic Irish Pub.

Every weekend they have live Irish music and provide a wide variety Irish whiskey, Guinness, LTA, Smithwick's, and Harp on tap, not to mention my favorite Bailey's Irish Cream and other beer, wine and cocktails. The menu at this pub had the usual pub fair with burgers and Irish specialities like Guinness Stew, Shepherd's Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage and other pub offerings. What surprised me was the gourmet items on the menu that included a Seared Duck Breast which I selected at the suggestion of the bartender. This was a served with wild rice, apple cranberry chutney and other delicious vegetables topped with a fig sauce. MORE


BELLEAYRE, A SHORT RIDE FROM NYC
We started our trip to Belleayre Mountain, located off of State Route 28 in Highmount, NY. Two and half hours later we arrived and were greeted by the very friendly staff. This ski area has became one of the centers for winter sports in the region. Belleayre offers something for everybody. From skiing to snowboarding to cross-country skiing and visitors just enjoying the view, you can enjoy yourself at Belleayre. The ski area designates over half of its runs as intermediate slopes, both advanced and beginner skiers and riders will find trails that they will enjoy. Youngsters will have fun on the SkiWee Carousel and intermediates can challenge themselves on Deer Run. MORE
THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN THAT GREW AND GREW
When I first started skiing at Okemo over 35 years ago, they only had a half dozen lifts and skiing on a 15 trails. Boy, how things have changed. Okemo has grown and expanded over the years to become one of Vermont's premier ski resorts with 120 trails, four terrain parks and over 650 acres of skiable trails spread over five mountains. The ski area boasts a vertical drop of 2,200 feet and offers 32% novice terrain, 37% intermediate terrain, 31% advanced and expert trails, with 10 terrain park and feature areas. Okemo is so big that a skier or snowboarder would have a tough time skiing all the trails in one weekend. There are 19 lifts, including a new 6-person high-speed bubble chairlift (with heated seats), 8 quad chairs MORE


STEAMBOAT TO HOST HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
Colorado's Steamboat Ski Resort has been selected as the site of the 2015 induction ceremony of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, as well as the International Skiing History Association's annual Skiing History Week. The induction ceremony honoring the Hall of Fame's class of 2014 will be Saturday, April 11, capping off the April 8-12 Skiing History Week. The week will feature skiing, historical presentations, awards ceremonies and a film festival open to the entire Steamboat community. Steamboat Ski Resort has been selected as the site of the 2015 induction ceremony MORE


SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN PLANS EARLY OPENING
SKI, RIDE & TUBE... "WHITE FRIDAY" NOVEMBER 28

Shawnee on Delaware, PA - Thanks to early aggressive snowmaking and the recent cold snap, Shawnee Mountain plans to be open for skiing and snowboarding beginning the day after Thanksgiving "White Friday" through the Weekend. Operating hours will be 9am to 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Five open trails for skiing and snowboarding will include Hiawatha, Blue Mountain, Greenhouse Slope, Little Chief and top to bottom on the 5000' Pennsylvania Trail. Three lifts will operate including a beginner friendly carpet conveyor lift and the Tomahawk Express Quad to the top. Ski and snowboard rentals, lessons and beginner's packages will all be available MORE


SKI VACATION PLANNING TIPS
It's a common dilemma for vacationing families: Should they book their ski vacation early, or hold out with the hope of cashing in on a last minute bargain? Colorado ski vacation planners agree, earlier is always better, and below are five reasons why.

 1.) Budget-friendly Offers for Early Bookers
 
Ski areas are a lot like grandparents: They can't wait to hear when guests are coming, and they want to know how many people they're bringing with them. The resorts of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) and many ski areas offer a slew of incentives for booking early, including discounted lift and lodging packages, and even promotions for saving money on airfare and travel. MORE



JUNIOR BIG MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONS AT SNOWBIRD
The Snowbird Sports Education Foundation (SBSEF) hosted 231 junior (ages 12-18) athletes from 26 freeride teams last weekend for the North American Junior Freeskiing and Snowboarding Championships presented by Anon. The top ski and snowboard freeride athletes from the U.S. and Canada convened at Snowbird to compete on the world class Silver Fox venue.

Saturday night the athletes, parents, coaches, and judges gathered at the Cliff Lodge to celebrate the end of the season with live music and an awards ceremony to announce the 2014 championship event winners as well as the 2014 IFSA Champions. Stohke Productions provided $2000 in scholarships to the winners in each overall category. Nine additional sponsors provided prizes for the top five finishers. MORE


POWDER ALLIANCE EXPANDS TO CANADA
Winter may have just ended but the Powder Alliance is not on summer vacation just yet. This season the Canadian resort, Silver Star, has been added to North America's premiere multi-resort season pass. Located high above British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, Silver Star is a world-class winter destination with more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, 116 marked runs, and tons of fresh snow giving families more than enough reason to explore its powder-filled back side and ski-in ski-out accommodations.

The spectacular scenery of Silver Star's three faces is both vast and varied, and now top-tier pass holders from any Powder Alliance resort can experience it this season for FREE. These areas include Crested Butte, CO, Snowbasin Resort, UT, Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA, Stevens Pass, WA, Timberline, OR, Schweitzer, ID, Angel Fire Resort, NM, Bridger Bowl, MT, China Peak, CA, Mountain High, CA, Arizona Snowbowl, AZ, and Mt Hood Skibowl, OR. MORE


NORTHSTAR BEERFEST & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Truckee, Calif. (Tuesday, June 24, 2014) - Northstar California Resort welcomes all to the third annual Brew Master's Dinner Friday, July 4 and eighth annual Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival Saturday, July 5 - offering two days of culinary pairings, limited-edition tastings, live bluegrass and family-friendly summer fun not to be missed.

Brew Master's Dinner
Scheduled for Friday, July 4 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in The Village at Northstar's Tavern 6330', the Brew Master's Dinner will present a true gastro pub experience for beer aficionados. Guests will be served a five-course dinner of farm-fresh dishes which offer ideal pairings for each featured craft beer. Tickets to the Brew Master's Dinner are $75 day-of, or $65 in advance and may be purchased on-line. MORE


TOP SUMMER EVENTS IN COLORADO
When Colorado's ski season finally winds down in June, outdoor enthusiasts will still find plenty of fun activities at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts throughout the summer. For those who enjoy watching athletes compete at the highest levels, elite road and mountain bicyclists will descend on Colorado to test themselves in the most challenging terrain Colorado offers. In addition, CSCUSA resorts will host festivals celebrating a variety of recreational pursuits, from craft beer to hot air balloons to the best bluegrass musicians on the planet, and more. Whether it's summer or winter, Colorado has a mountain for everyone.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Join Arapahoe Basin on Sunday, May 25 for the 13th annual Festival of the Brewpubs, featuring live music and beer from twelve breweries around Summit County and Colorado. Breweries include Pug Ryan's, Dillon Dam, AC Golden, Avery, O'Dells, Oskar Blues, Wynkoop, Tivoli, Twisted Pine, Breckenridge Brewery, Left Hand, and Elevation. For $25, guests will enjoy beer samplings from 12:00pm-4:00pm and a commemorative mug. MORE


WARNING GLORIOUS WEEKEND AT AN AMAZING MOUNTAIN
My boyfriend Steve and I decided during President's week, to travel up to New Hampshire to Pats Peak. Upon arrival we were greeted by many wonderful people, including Lori the Director of Marketing and Sales.

We picked up our lift tickets for the day and started getting ready to go conquer the mountain. Once 8:30am hit everyone was out the doors and ready to go.

Skiing:

Once it was 8:29am on Saturday, Steve was out the door and waiting online to take the ride up the Hurricane Triple chair. Once at the top he took the Breezeway trail. On this perfect 50 degree day, the snow was perfect and very well groomed. When he got to the bottom he had to go straight back up, thistime he got the Lower East Wind trail. MORE


HALL OF FAME RECEIVING NOMINATIONS

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, the national hall of fame for all ski sports in the United States is open to receiving nominations for the election of its next class of honorees.  Nominations can be made by anyone and the deadline for the receipt of nominations is April 30, 2014.

All nominations are reviewed by a national Selection Committee with the best of those that meet the qualifying criteria being placed before a National Voting Panel of at least 100 experts from across the country.  All nominees are judged for the level of excellence in their achievements as athletes or as contributors to the development of skiing and snowboarding.  All must have achieved at least a high level of national impact or MORE


SOCHI OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES RECAP
A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including a record eight gold. From Sage Kotsenburg's opening day slopestyle snowboarding gold to teen Mikaela Shiffrin's brilliant slalom win under the lights Friday night, the American athletes electrified Sochi fans and NBC viewers coast-to-coast. The performances were punctuated with five athletes winning alpine medals along with eight of 18 medals in new freeskiing and snowboarding events. The new events were received well by the International Olympic Committee for bringing a relevant, youthful feel to the competition program. MORE


Kingsbury Could Surpass Brassard for Most World Cup Wins by Canadian Mogul Skier

Voss, Norway (March 14, 2014) -- In only his 4th season on the World Cup Circuit, a victory tomorrow in Voss, Norway would make Mikaël Kingsbury Canada's all-time World Cup Mogul Winner. It took Jean-Luc Brassard 11 full seasons to amass 20 World Cup Wins. Kingsbury might do it in four!*
In other horse races to keep an eye on:
Kingsbury and Olympic Champion Alex Bilodeau are currently battling it out to become the 2014 Mogul and Overall World Cup/Crystal Globe Champion and owner of the Crystal Globe. With three starts left this season, Bilodeau's 45 podiums in nine seasons are two away from tying Jean-Luc Brassard's 47 total number of podiums. (Kingsbury has 37 podiums.)
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COLORADO INAUGURATES 2013-14 SKI SEASON
Colorado's 2013/14 ski season is underway today as Arapahoe Basin opened its chair lift to crowds of animated skiers and snowboarders. At 8:30a.m., with an 18-inch base and lifts running, Arapahoe Basin became the first resort in North America to open for the 2013/14 ski season. Arapahoe Basin's opening, along with recently announced pass deals and new improvements at Colorado resorts, has skiers and riders eager for the season ahead. MORE


MOUNTAIN HIGH LEARN TO SKI & SNOWBOARD

Mountain High is where Southern California learns to ski & snowboard, and this year the Wrightwood resort has increased the size of its Family Learning Center to accommodate even more students ages 4 to 12. Located adjacent the Bullwheel Grill, this two-story facility is now complete with rentals, restrooms, warming stations and more. Parents can pick up their tickets and rentals here or book online (mthigh.com) and have their lesson packets waiting for them when they arrive. This also guarantees their lesson reservation in case of a sellout. MORE


NEW YORK CITY, NY (Oct. 29) - With just 100 days to go to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, The North Face unveiled the official 2014 U.S. Freeskiing competition uniforms to be worn by U.S. Freeskiing athletes when the sport makes its historic Olympic debut. An official partner of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and an original partner of U.S. Freeskiing, The North Face collaborated with top U.S. Freeskiing athletes Tom Wallisch (Pittsburg, PA), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA), Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA). MORE
COLORADO ENTICE VISITORS WITH EARLY SEASON SKI DEALS
Denver, Colo. - October 31, 2013 -To tempt skiers and riders to make the most of the 2013-14 season, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are offering significant early season discounts. CSCUSA resorts are committed to providing the opportunity for families to have a well-priced, value-packed and enjoyment-filled ski experience. . MORE


OLYMPIC HOPEFULS TO COMPETE AT DEW TOUR
The Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships returns to Breckenridge, Colo., December 12-15, featuring the world's top freeski athletes, including Torin Yater-Wallace, Bobby Brown, David Wise and Simon Dumont competing in superpipe and slopestyle competitions. The event will serve as the first official US Ski and Snowboard Association Olympic team selection event of the 2013-2014 season, and the first ever USSA selection event for freeski slopestyle and freeski superpipe disciplines. MORE
AMERICAN SKI PIONEER TURNS 100
Members of the Gray Wolves Ski Club and fellow ski enthusiasts showed up at Wolf Creek Ski Area on Tuesday, November 19th to celebrate Charles Elliott's 100 birthday. As usual Charles celebrated his birthday by going skiing but this time he had over 150 fellow skiers cheering him on. Charles is credited as one of the pioneers of skiing in the San Juan's and is a founder of the Wolf Creek Ski Area. He was inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and is a lifetime member of the National Ski Patrol which he helped found in Colorado. He is also a past president of the Gray Wolves Ski Club. As part of the birthday celebration the US Freestyle Ski Team, which is currently practicing at Wolf Creek, made Charles an honorary member of the US Ski Team and presented him with his official MORE
SKIING SANTAS
- On Sunday, Dec. 15, skiers and riders who arrive at Bolton Valley, conveniently located just 30 minutes from Burlington and 10 minutes from Interstate 89, dressed head to toe in official Kris Kringle attire will ski and ride free that day. This challenge is not for the faint at heart--a red hat won't cut it. Guests must be dressed in the complete Santa package to earn the free lift ticket. Each year there are at least two dozen Santa sightings on the mountain during Skiing Santa Day. In addition, skiers and riders can cash in on $25 lift tickets, valid from opening day, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 (weather permitting), through Christmas Day. These special discounted lift tickets must be pre-purchased online and will not be available at the ticket window. MORE


STORM BRINGS SNOW & THRILLS TO RESORTS IN COLORADO
- A weekend storm that started last Friday evening gave Colorado resorts another blast of snow in a season that already has better-than-average early conditions and some resorts opening early. The latest winter weather system to move through Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) left up to two feet of snow at some resorts, and most resorts reported double digit snowfall amounts. MORE
KEARNEY WINS 2 AT DEER VALLEY WORLD CUP
Defending Olympic champion, USA's Hannah Kearney took her second victory of the week in front of the huge crowd Saturday at the FIS World Cup at Deer Valley. This was her six-straight victory. Kearney's almost flawless run edged out Yulia Galysheva of Kazakhstan for the top slot on the podium. Maxime Dufour-Lapointe was third, USA's Elisa Outtrim was fourth and teammate Heidi Kloser finished fifth in the second individual mogul competition at Deer Valley. MORE
MIDWEEK AT SNOWBASIN
I've skied in Utah on over a dozen occasions and always enjoyed my visits to Snowbasin, the view from the top of the mountain is spectacular. I love their Olympic Downhill Run. This ski area located less than 15 minutes from Ogden, Utah and because they do not have any lodging on the mountain, it is never crowded. I flew into Salt Lake City, picked up a rental car and proceeded to drive north toward Ogden. MORE


LAKE PLACID FREESTYLE WORLD CUP MOGULS - 2014
It was raining when arrived at Lake Placid and checked into Best Western's Adirondack Inn. The trip from the Albany airport only took two and a half hours. As the temperature would drop during the night, I was expecting icy conditions the next day. When I got off the chair at the Whiteface Ski Area, I was pleasantly surprised. The staff at Whiteface had worked through the night blowing snow and grooming the slopes. They still had some snowmaking in progress, but everything was edgeable and the conditions were excellent, considering. MORE


12TH RED BULL NANSHAN OPEN
For the first time in more than a few years, the Red Bull Nanshan Open was finally graced with ideal conditions for day two with the men's finals and super finals! With the field of 15 narrowed down to 6 following the finals, at the end of the day it was Austria's Mathias Weissenbacher who topped the podium in first, taking home a cool US$20,000. "It was a really good time here at the Nanshan Open - a really good park and the whole crew is super fun - I'm so stoked I came here!" Mathias' winning run started with a double blackflip indy on the first kicker MORE


LAKE PLACID FREESTYLE WORLD CUP AERIALS 2014
The action resumed in Lake Placid Saturday night with aerials performances under the lights. I was looking forward to seeing the top aerialists from all over the world compete for the gold. Over a thousand spectators were on hand to witness this spectacular event. For the men, China's Guangpu Qi in topped the podium , teammate Zhongqing Liu placed second and Alexie Grishin from Belarus was 3rd. His teammate, veteran aerialist Dmitri Dashinski placed fourth but suffered an injury to his shoulder after landing.
SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN
Get Down and Dirty August 17 - Shawnee on Delaware, PA- Ski Shawnee, Inc. is pleased to announce the return of its extremely popular summer endurance event happening Saturday, August 17, 2013, on the trails, ponds and grounds of Shawnee Mountain.

This action packed mountain trail run, 5K or approximately 3.1 miles in length, includes natural and man-made obstacles, challenging ups and downs, rocky, wooded and wet terrain, shallow water crossings and lots of mountain MUD!

Although the mountainous course route will remain the same for 2013, organizers promise an additional surprise obstacle and as much or more muddy areas then last year's sold out event. The Shawnee Volunteer Fire Department will again provide an additional "hosing off" area. MORE



WILDCAT TRAIL 80TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER CELEBRATION
In the summer of 1933, the depression era born Civilian Conservation Corps, armed with axes and cross-cut saws, started clearing the Wildcat Trail. It was one of the first ski racing trails built in the United States designed by Charley Proctor, the all-around ski champion of Canada in 1927, and was designated as a class "A" racing trail. To celebrate its history, Wildcat Mountain invites outdoor and ski enthusiasts alike to visit Saturday, August 24 to enjoy a day of guided hikes, tours, displays, BBQ, music, and more as it marks 80 years of the Wildcat Trail. "Wildcat Mountain is a very historical New England ski area, well known in the ski industry, and I feel fortunate to be here to take part in this celebration," said incoming General MORE


POWDER ALLIANCE FORMED
Wrightwood, CA - July 18, 2013: Winter explorers unite! The greatest powder stashes in the West have joined forces to create the Powder AllianceTM, twelve signature resorts who offer FREE SKIING benefits to anytime pass holders from other participating Powder Alliance areas. These twelve mountains include Crested Butte, Snowbasin Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Stevens Pass, Timberline, Schweitzer, China Peak, Mountain High, Arizona Snowbowl, Mt Hood Skibowl, Angel Fire Resort, and Bridger Bowl. For the price of your local season pass, Powder Alliance resort members of any age receive three (3) FREE days at all other participating areas plus special offers on lodging, rentals, buddy tickets, and more. This offer applies to MORE


CANADIAN FREESTYLE TEAM NEWS
We're looking for a few good acrobats."
That's the message Canadian National Aerial Ski Team Head Coach Daniel Murphy wants to give Canadian gymnasts, trampolinists and divers who are heading towards retirement - along with any other acrobatically-inclined athletes who are interested in trying their moves on snow. He and Development Coach Nicolas Fontaine are starting an aggressive multi-faceted approach to attract new talent into the exciting sport of aerials. But he also wants you to know that aerials is not an instant gratification proposition. The sport is anything but easy and the progressions are slow - often taking men four years or more to get up to the level where you can do the quadruple twisting triple back flips that are ubiquitous in World Cup competition. MORE


WARNING BEAR MT. MOGUL CHALLENGE IS BACK
Killington re-instituted the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge this year and I was lucky enough to attend, along with Olympic Gold Medalist and Current World Champion mogul skier, Hannah Kearney. Brought Back by Popular Demand, Killington hosted with 200 Bumpers, and provided Live Music, and a cook-out on the Bear Mountain Deck. The Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge was the biggest party at Killington in past years. I was looking forward to some excellent spring skiing and seeing some great skiing in the bumps from some of the East's top amateur mogul skiers. MORE
HELLY HANSEN BATTLE IN THE BOWLS RESULTS
Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., - March 30, 2013 - The second weekend of Bud Light Spring Jam kicked off Friday evening at the Bud Light Hi-Fi Core Party with a highly energetic and dynamic performance by MarchFourth Marching Band at the base of Aspen Mountain. The Spring fun continued with the Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls race at Aspen Highlands under sunny spring skies. Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls challenges teams of two to ski/ride the many bowls of Aspen Highlands as quickly and strategically as possible on a course designed by one of Aspen/Snowmass' favorite local athletes, Chris Davenport. The competition welcomes athletes at many different levels as there was a recreational division in addition to a competitive division. MORE


HALFWAY TO HIGHLAND GAMES AT LOON
When I found out that they were having a Scottish event at Loon Mountain, I packed my kilt and headed to this great New Hampshire ski resort. I hadn't skied Loon in a few years and was looking forward to skiing this mountain in my kilt. My mother was born in Scotland and I always have fun when I don my kilt and this sounded like fun. Loon Mountain was hosting a special day of Scottish fun on the snow to celebrate six months to go to the 2013 Highland Games & Festival. They hosted events that included a kilted ski run in the afternoon. MORE
A BASIN ENDURO
We kicked off the 2013 Enduro bright and early this morning on April 17th! The Enduro is an event during which teams of two take laps on the Pallavicini chair from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and ski or ride along designated routes on the Pali to see who can make the most runs. Afterward, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., A-Basin will hold an après party in the A-Frame with live music from High 5, an Italian dinner buffet, New Belgium beer specials, and a silent auction with over 100 items including gift certificates to local establishments and ski gear from companies like Spyder, Marmot, and Black Diamond. All proceeds from the Enduro go to a local non-profit or family. This year, proceeds will go to Jennifer (Drake) Oliver, A-Basin's Human Resources Generalist. Jen is currently battling a cancerous brain tumor, and these funds will go toward the costs of her diagnosis and treatment. Jen's father, Dave Drake, and his friend are participating in today's event along with 32 other teams. MORE
MASTER THE MOUNTAIN
On the last weekend of February we headed up to Gore Mountain in North Creek, New York to participate in the Master the Mountain program. This program consists of two full day lessons for skiers or riders both days breakfast and lunch is included. This is an exciting and fun opportunity to explore the mountain and variety of terrain and conditions. We were able to learn some new tactics and polish up some old ones skiing and riding Gore's cruisers, steeps, and glades. We were grouped by ability level in a program that is open to men and women who want to take their skiing and riding to another level. MORE
HEAVENLY HOSTS U.S. FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS
From March 29-31, 2013, Heavenly Mountain Resort will be buzzing with excitement as Olympic hopefuls take to the California side of the resort to compete in moguls, aerials and dual moguls. The Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships will return to Heavenly's famous Gunbarrel run, as U.S. team athletes come together for the final event of the season to battle it out for the title of U.S. Champion. Leading the team are Olympic and World Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), and hometown hero Sho Kashima (South Lake Tahoe, CA). MORE
WORLD ATHLETES OFFICIALLY INVITED TO SOCHI 2014
At a ceremony today marking one year to go until the start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge officially invited the world's National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and their athletes to take part in the Games. During the event, President Rogge personally delivered invitations to representatives of the NOCs from the host countries of the previous, next and future editions of the MORE
THE YARROW HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER - LOCATION, LOCATION
I stayed at the Yarrow Hotel & Conference Center, while covering the FIS Freestyle World Cup and this centrally-located hotel complex in the heart of Park City was an ideal location. The hotel is situated on the corner of Park Ave. and Kearns Blvd. in the heart of the city with a great view of the Park City Ski Resort. At the Yarrow, you are only a few miles from Deer Valley and a few miles from the Canyons. This is a perfect place to stay during your visit to Park City and this hotel provides easy access to all the attractions Park City has to offer including shopping, dining, and night life. MORE
2013 FREESTYLE WORLD CUP AT DEER VALLEY
U.S. Women Sweep Moguls with Olympic champion Hannah Kearney leading the USA team's domination of the women's mogul competition with a score of 25.54. Heather McPhie, with her D-spin was second with 23.85 and Elza Outtrim was third with 23.47. This was only the second USA women's podium sweep in history. North America dominated the mens moguls with Canadian Mikael Kingsbury topping the podium winning his 19th straight World Cup medal with a score of 25.78, edging out team mate Bilodeau who finished 2nd with 25.60. USA's Patrick Deneen finished in third with a score of 25.07. MORE
2013 BURTON US OPEN SNOWBOARDING QUALIFIERS AT SEVEN SPRINGS
I made my way down to Seven Springs, Pennsylvania to cover the Burton US Open Snowboarding Qualifiers. The US Open helps athletes make it to the elite level. This competition featured one Halfpipe event and one Slopestlye event. I was staying at The Belsar Inn, a "home away from home" in Somerset, PA, off of route 76, located about 14 miles from Seven Springs Mountain. My room had a very homey feel with a private bath and a king size bed. My host was very welcoming and I had MORE
2013 FREESTYLE WORLD CUP AT LAKE PLACID
I headed up to Lake Placid to cover the FIS Freestyle World Cup Competition. At the meet, Olympic freestyle skiing stars in moguls and aerials came together at the 1980 Olympic slopes of Lake Placid, N.Y. This event featured one moguls event and two days of aerial events. I was staying at the ADK Train Inn, a friendly Adirondack inn MORE
WINDHAM, FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN!
My boyfriend and I have recently developed an interest in skiing/snowboarding. One weekend we took a trip up to Windham Mountain. Having just recently snowed the conditions were amazing. Upon arrival, we met the staff, some very friendly people, all with the goal to allow me to have an enjoyable visit. A beautiful MORE


SUNAPEE, A BIG LITTLE MOUNTAIN
I don't know why I always think that Mount Sunapee is a small New England ski resort. I've skied there a few times but on this visit, I cam to realize just how BIG the mountain at Sunapee is. After all, their longest trail is two miles long and the view is spectacular. I was staying at the Dexter's Inn, a country resort-inn on a 20-acre estate, MORE


EARLY SEASON SKIING AT KILLINGTON
With such a poor ski season last year in the East, I decided to get in some skiing before the holidays, so I headed up to Killington. There had been some snow in New England around Thanksgiving but things had warmed up and all the snow had melted . . . Mother Nature was not cooperating. Having lived in Vermont for many years, I knew that Killington's snow-making capability was one of the best. MORE


TOP 5 ALPINE MT PARTY DESTINATIONS
Travelers interested in indulging in alpine revelry can choose from a variety of global locations. Abundant snow and stunning scenery aren't the only elements that create memorable winter sports holidays. Adventurous travelers go where every day on the powder ends with a party. Whether your back backing or going with catered ski chalets the following are five great alpine party spots where skiing and snowboarding aficionados can frolic the nights away under the stars. MORE


JACKSON GORE AT OKEMO
I was looking forward to staying at Okemo's Jackson Gore Inn ski-in - ski-out complex in Ludlow, Vermont. In the past, I have skied over to the slopes serviced by the lift at Jackson Gore but I have never stayed at those luxury slope-side accommodations. I had a one bedroom suite that faced the mountain in Adams House, which included a livingroom/kitchen and two bathrooms. I had two televisions, a fireplace, washer/dryer and a fully equipped kitchen. MORE


'TWAS THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
'Twas the day after Christmas and all over the place,

lift lines were moving at a very fast pace.
The crowds at the bottom of the mountain were gone,
more time to ski was the song of the throng.
Okemo played host to thousands of guests,
on skis and snowboards in search of a quest.
More fun on the snow, more vertical miles,
covered their faces with beautiful smiles.
With triples chairlifts and detachable quads,
ski areas have really beaten the odds. MORE


CANNON MOUNTAIN EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Check the Snow Report for updates on snowmaking, pricing and conditions!

75th Season Homecoming Party - December 1

Help us kick off our 75th Season at Cannon!

-9am-2pm: Cannon/Tram History segments playing in the Family Room, lower level of Peabody Lodge

-All day: Get your early Holiday shopping done Saturday and do it early...First 25 people to spend over $75 in the Cannon Sports Shop receive a 75th Season Commemorative Gift! MORE


JENN HEIL AWARDED DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL
Retired mogul skier Jenn Heil received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in a ceremony here today. Heil was presented the medal by His Excellency, The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. This new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The medal honors Canadians who have made significant contributions to the country. MORE


FIVE GREAT AUSTRIAN SKI RESORTS
For over a quarter of a century, Austria has been trying to make a comeback as the best destination for skiing. Over the last couple of years, however, Austria has finally managed to become a top stop for ski aficionados all over the world. Everything from partying to eating out to ski school and basic holiday costs to lift passes is less costly in Austria. Further, the welcome is warmer and the standard of service is higher. MORE


VERMONT 2012-13 EVENTS CALENDAR
Rails 2 Riches, Killington Resort, December 8, 2012 -The East Coast's top rail jam is back for another year and boasts an astounding $20,000 cash purse. Top competitors in years past include Vermont's own John "LJ" Strenio, Shaun Murphy, Ian Compton and Yale Cousino. Come watch all the action as these professional and amateur skiers and riders battle it out under the lights. MORE


A-BASIN FIRST TO OPEN FOR 2012-13 SEASON
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) announced that Wednesday, October 17, 2012, marks the official start to the Colorado ski and snowboard season. The Black Mountain Express lift will start at 9:00 a.m. MST to shuttle guests to the beginning of the intermediate High Noon trail at mid-mountain. MORE


SOCHI 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
The eighth visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission to Sochi concluded today with Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Killy praising the local organizers of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games for the notable progress they have made in preparations, just weeks before the start of a key test season. During its three-day visit from 9-11 October, the Commission paid visits to a number of the future Olympic venues, including the sliding centre, ski jump facility, cross country/biathlon area and the coastal cluster. The Commission was pleased to note that most of the venues are either nearing completion or are already in use. MORE
2012-13 CRANMORE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
No other resort offers more fun and festivities than Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, NH. From weekly Cranapalooza outdoor winter parties, to fundraising ski races, to a celebration of our ski history heritage, Cranmore events make every day special for all ages. And as Cranmore marks its 75th anniversary this winter, even more celebrations are in store! To see the entire 2012-13 Events Schedule, click MORE
OBAMA'S ECONOMICS IMPACT SKI WINTER
The economic policies of President Obama have had an adverse impact on ski country. High gas prices, a drop in the average household income of $4,000 and across the board inflation has hit ski areas hard. Colorado Ski Country USA announced at its Annual Meeting, that its 22 member resorts only hosted 6.16 million skier visits during the 2011-12 ski season. This represents a decrease of 790,000 skier visits, compared to last season. Compared to the five year average, resort skier visits are down 11.9 percent in Colorado. The overall snow-related decline interrupted the recovery resorts had been building since 2008/09. MORE


PRO RODEO GALLOPS INTO SHAWNEE Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, in association with the Barnes PRCA Rodeo, will host its 16th Annual Professional Rodeo on September 22 & 23, 2012 at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Come and experience the thrill of the Pro Cowboys competing in six events, including Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Team Roping and Bull Dogging. These events are fully approved and sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and will feature Pros from the First Frontier Circuit competing for thousands of dollars MORE


WEDDINGS AT VERMONT INN
For the bride and groom who want to create perfect memories that will truly last a lifetime, The Vermont Inn offers the quintessential Vermont country wedding. From its picture perfect setting to its intimate size and the love, care and fine attention to detail paid by the Inn's owners, a Vermont Inn wedding promises an enchanted experience. MORE


US FREESTYLE TEAM DOMINATES CHAMPIONSHIPS
The U.S. Freestyle Team dominated three days of intense competition at Stratton Mountain, Vermont but there were a few surprises. Mother nature provided the first surprise with temperatures soaring into the upper 70s on the first day of practice for the mogul event. The slopes were bare in many spots but the mogul venue was in good shape, thanks to the Stratton snow-grooming team. MORE


SEASON PASS NEWS
Find out more about discount 2012/2013 Season passes. Colorado Resorts Offer Enticing Passes Impacting 2011/12/13 Seasons Timing Is Essential When Preparing For Remainder of 2011/12 Season and 2012/13 Season. Ski season is still in action this spring throughout Colorado Ski Country USA, and for the savvy skier looking ahead to cash in on what's left of 2011/12 while getting a jump on next season, this is the perfect time to re-up and purchase a 2012/13 season pass. Now is the best and most economically-friendly period to buy next season's passes, especially for those looking for the added benefit of some resorts' commitment to presenting consumers with the rest of the 2011/12 season for free. MORE
RECORD-BREAKING WINTER AT ALYESKA 704 inches of snow since November 1st The winter of 2011/12 in the Chugach mountain range has been a tale of two stories: abundant snowfall top-to-bottom and high quality snow. These two attributes have created the perfect winter experience for skiers and riders. To date, the resort has received 704 inches of snow since November 1, 2011. The record to be beat is 939 inches from the 2000/01 winter season MORE


WORLD CHAMPIONS WIN EUROPEAN OPEN
World Champions Kelly Clark (USA) and Iouri Podladchikov win the Burton European Open slopestyle, on yet another very warm and sunny day in LAAX and each get to take home the $15,000 first prize. Second in the women's competition was American Gretchen Bleiler, followed by Yuki Furihata from Japan. MORE


LEADVILLE MOUNTAIN BIKE QUALIFIER AT WILMINGTON/WHITEFACE
WILMINGTON, N.Y. --- For mountain bikers who like high elevation racing on the most rugged of terrain, the Leadville Trail 100 is the Holy Grail. As one of the most well-known mountain bike races, getting into the Leadville Trail 100 has always been difficult One way to get in is by racing in one of the six 2012 LT100 Qualifiers across the country, each offering 100 total qualifying starting positions. MORE


TOUTANT & ANDERSON WIN 2012 TTR SLOPESTYLE
After an exciting day of slopestyle finals at the 6Star Burton US Open, Sebastien Toutant (CAN) and Jamie Anderson (USA) have been officially crowned the 2012 TTR Slopestyle World Tour Champions. These two riders have been competing on the TTR Tour at slopestyle events around the globe and were awarded with the TTR Slopestyle Tour Champion trophies in recognition of MORE
TELUS WORLD SKI AND SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL
The TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival is known for world-class skiing and snowboarding events, the film and photo competitions, fashion, dance and art shows, but especially for the music. This year is no exception. Also known for going out with a bang, TWSSF presents The END Party, an all-night adrenaline pumping dance party, from 10pm until the wee hours MORE
2012 FREESTYLE INTERNATIONAL
I was once again privileged to attend the FIS Freestyle competition at the Deer Valley Resort. This world-class freestyle event included moguls, aerials and dual mogul competition where the best bumpers and jumpers from around the world competed for cash prizes and World Cup points. Freestyle is one of the few ski competitions that can be seen and enjoyed by spectators without relying MORE


11 IN A ROW!
Olympic Champion Vermonter Hannah Kearney won her 11th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls event at the USANA Freestyle Cup at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, New York. This set the record for the longest Freestyle World Cup winning streak in FIS history. Teammate and World Champion Patrick Deneen earned his first podium of the season that day, finishing just behind Canada's Mikael Kingsbury. MORE
OLYMPIANS TO HOST ICE MEN CLINIC

Recreational skiers can now make turns with some of America's greatest ski champions in a unique clinic from the U.S. Ski Team. Olympic and World Championship medalists Donna Weibrecht, Doug Lewis, Phil Mahre, Heidi Voelker, Trace Worthington and Shannon Bahrke will host this year's "Ice Men" ski clinic at Deer Valley Resort during the 2012 Visa Freestyle International World Cup, allowing participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve their performance while receiving VIP treatment and viewing privileges during the competition. MORE


WALLISCH & TURSKI WIN SLOPESTYLE
Snowbasin, Utah - Feb. 12, 2012 - As fog descended over the mountain for the final contests of the day, Nick Goepper staked his claim to the men's freeski slopestyle win at the Winter Dew Tour Toyota Championship in Snowbasin. He jumped out to an early lead with his first run, only to improve upon it with a victory lap that earned him a solid 95.00. He started his run with a 450 on 270 out on the first feature, followed by a front swap backside 450 out, and a switch 270 onto the cannon box with a rodeo 450 out. He continued to land a switch leftside double 1080 on the first jump, and a huge switch rightside double 1440 on the second. MORE
FREESTYLE WORLD CUP AT LAKE PLACID
American skiers Hannah Kearney (Norwich, Vt.) and Ashley Caldwell (Hamilton, Va.) will try to defend their World Cup crowns when the FIS Freestyle World Cup returns to Lake Placid, N.Y. and Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., Jan. 19-21. Come to Whiteface and watch the event with me. Action begins Thursday, Jan. 19, at Whiteface, when Kearney begins defense of her moguls' World Cup crown and France's Guilbault Colas tries to hold off a deep men's field and capture his second World Cup win on the mountain's Wilderness Trail. Competition on 240-meter long course begins at 9:15 a.m. with the women's qualifications, followed by the men's qualifications at 11:35 a.m. MORE


WINTER GATORADE FREE FLOW TOUR FINALISTS
Opening the 2012 season with over 100 competitors, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour returned to Vail Ski Resort for slopestyle and superpipe contests this past weekend. Locking their spot on the Finals roster early in the season, Vail snowboarders Tyler MacRae and Brooke Voigt were joined by freeskier Taylor King atop the slopestyle podiums MORE


LAIVISTO 1ST AT RED BULL OPEN!
In his third appearance at the event, Finnish rider Juuso Laivisto today claimed his second first-place finish at China's TTR 5Star 10th Red Bull Nanshan Open. "It's been awesome to see how the event has grown the last few years, and to see such legends in the judging booth made it extra special to win here today!" Juuso said as he celebrated his win. With the aforementioned judges including Michi Albin, Ingemar Bachman and Scotty Wittlake in charge of narrowing yesterday's 12 top-ranked riders down to four for the afternoon's Super Finals, the level of riding was significantly elevated from the qualification round as riders gave their all for promises of fame, glory and of course TTR points and prize money! MORE


NORWEGIAN AIR FORCE CONQUERS CHINA
Ulrik Badertscher Wins 6star Oakley Shaun White Air & Style in Beijing - 3rd December 2011: Ulrik Badertscher (NOR) won the Oakley Shaun White Air & Style Beijing competition in the Olympic Bird's Nest stadium tonight, followed by 2 Norwegian wingmen Torstein Horgmo and Ståle Sandbech.Ulrik received the coveted Air & Style Ring of Glory and 1,000 TTR World Ranking points. MORE


INDIAN HEAD RESORT 2011-2012 EVENTS SCHEDULE
December 9-11 Minnesota Ski Council Winter Carnival; December 26-Jan 1 Guided moon light snowshoeing. Guided moonlight snowshoeing starts at 6 pm nightly from the Health Club. Explore our trails through the woods and enjoy the stars! Tour lasts 45 min-1 hr. $12.00 with snowshoe rental, $8.00 without. Moonlight snowshoeing continues on Saturday evenings throughout the season, weather permitting.  MORE


SEVEN SPRINGS MOUNTAIN RESORT EVENTS SCHEDULE
Premature Jibulation, Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 9:00AM; World Snowboard Day, Sunday, December 18, 2010; Christmas Day Buffet, Sunday, December 25, 2010; Fri., Dec. 30 Packed, Stacked 'n' Jacked Sat., Dec. 31 New Year's Eve Celebrations; JANUARYFri.-Sun., Jan. 6-8 Gourmet Getaway* Thurs., Jan. 19 The Streets Grand Opening; Sat., Jan. 28 Packed, Stacked 'n' Jacked MORE


MONARCH MOUNTAIN 2011-2012 EVENTS SCHEDULE
December 24, 2011 - Ski/Ride with Santa; December 31, 2011 - 31st New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks; January 8, 2012 - Kid Fest; January 13, 2012 - Town Challenge Practice Day; January 20, 2012 - TC Race #1; January 27, 2012 - TC Race #2; February 1, 2012 - Option 23 Film Contest; February 3, 2012 - TC Race #3February 10, 2012 - TC Race #4 MORE
GREEK PEAK 2011 - 2012 EVENTS SCHEDULE
December 10 ACME Mystery Dinner; December 17 Media Appreciation Day; December 24 Ski Free Day; December 31 New Year's Eve Celebration; January 1 - 31 Learn a Snowsport Month; January 15 Team Nastar Warm-Up Race January 20 Rail Jam; January 22 Christy's Race JIV & JV & JVI; January 25 Wednesday Night Racing-Qualifying Night; January 28 J3 Cup West GS; January 29 Masters GS Race; January 29 Team Nastar Race # 1; January 30 PSIA/AASI: Snowboard AASI Level I Exam - 9 am; January 30 MORE


RED RIVER SKI AREA EVENTS CALENDAR
Half-Price Weekend - Dec 2, 2011 to Dec 4, 2011 Enjoy Early Season Discounted rates on Lift Tickets, Rentals, Group Lessons, and some Lodging. MORE


COLORADO RESORTS CELEBRATE
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are celebrating the spirit of the season with events and promotions for all. Guests can enjoy plenty of activities while visiting the slopes this holiday season, from visits with Santa Claus and his elves, to firework celebrations and torchlight parades. Below are the highlight fun-filled holiday MORE
COLORADO OPENING DATES
Living up to long term predictions for a La Nina weather pattern in Colorado this winter, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts across the state were greeted with fresh snowfall this morning. The deep snow adds to the excitement that Colorado's ski season is already underway with resorts open for both full season and weekend operations. MORE


RACERS AGAINST NEW RULES
More than 500 competitors object to new alpine equipment rules for giant slalom, with 80% signing a petition to protest the changes! People will be able to purchase better skis at any ski shop at any ski shop than we can race on in the World Cup, quipped Bodie Miller. He said if the new rules go into effect, that he would quit skiing in a statement that aired on TV last night . He said that the FIS was MORE


CHINESE INDOOR SNOW PARK
What better way to spend a hot and sticky summer day than inside the Nike 6.0 Summer Lab indoor snowpark? Saturday saw 'the Lab' packed with local shredders all getting their jib on for the Mellowparks.cn Jibfest, covering five obstacles throughout the park. The level of riding here has really taken off over the last few years, and the judges were blown away with the skill level and trick lists of participants. Park regular Liu Li MORE


POWDER DAY ALERT (Down Under)
Finally, after five days we are looking positive to open tomorrow in the Home Basin. The patrol team are working hard as we speak, the upper section of the road is being monitored and worked on while another team continues work slope side to get the main basin open for you all. Depending on what happens overnight there may be a short delay in the morning to get going. But be assured the plan is to open. The road will be opened to the public at 8am. Now the key information. We have had at least 180cm in the carpark with a similar amount up top. The Home basin has not been badly wind effected through the storm so tomorrow is going to be OUTSTANDING. MORE


RECORD SKI SEASON ENDS
Longest Season in Crystal Mountain History - Nearly nine months after opening on November 18, 2011, Crystal Mountain ended the ski season July 16, 2011. This is the longest ski season in Crystal's 48-year history and made possible by record-breaking snowfall and the new Mt. Rainier Gondola.Three feet of snow was received in three days in early March. The previous season snowfall and length record was set during the 1998-1999 season, with 592" of snowfall and a closing date of July 14, 1999. Even though January was mostly dry, 612" of snow fell between November and June.
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US ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WINTER PARK
I arrived at Winter Park just in time to see Julia Mancuso claim her third consecutive U.S. Giant Slalom title. Mancuso turned in the fastest run of the day (1:08.82) on her second run to overtake Sarah Schleper MORE


2011 USASA NATIONALS
The 2010 USA Snowboard Association Nationals were once again held at beautiful Copper Mountain in Colorado. 1,641 athletes competed in slopestyle, slalom, halfpipe, giant slalom, boardercross and MORE


2011 USASA SKI NATIONALS
The 2010 USA Snowboard Association Ski Nationals were also held at Copper Mountain, Colorado on April 10 - 12. Skiers ages 7 to 60+ competed in slopestyle, halfpips and skiercross events. MORE


US FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS
I headed up to Stratton, VT to attend the US Freestyle Championships where the Stratton Mountain Resort was hosting Aerials, Moguls, Halfpipe and Dual Moguls competitions. High-flying jumpers, halfpipe competitors and mogul maniacs from all over the USA were signed up to compete for the gold and wow the spectators MORE
GREAT GORE TRIP
We left central New Jersey for Gore Mountain not knowing what to expect. My husband Tom and I had never been to Gore, which is in North Creek , NY near Lake George. It was mid-March, temperatures had risen into the 50s, bike riders were suddenly appearing, and the mounds of snow were gone. The day before we left, there was a lot of rain. MORE


KEARNEY ICES COMPETITION AT FRIGID LAKE PLACID - Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney picked up her second win in two days in arctic conditions at the Nature Valley Freestyle MORE


AN INEXPENSIVE KILLINGTON LODGE
I was at Killington for the 3-day Martin Luther King weekend this year. This is one of the busiest weekends for ski areas but I lucked out. I was able to get a bed in the dorm at the Turn of the River Lodge, which happens to be across MORE


CANADA TAKES 8 GOLD MEDALS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Canadian Freestyle Ski Team was rolling in gold after winning 16 medals and eight World Championship titles at the FIS Freestyle World Championships in Deer Valley MORE


A FRIDAY AT SUNAPEE
I flew to New England for a long weekend of skiing. After shopping the airline's prices, I found that it was cheaper to fly into Manchester, NH on Friday morning than any other New England MORE
WHITETAIL, THE BEST SKIING IN THE DC/BALTIMORE AREA
I headed to the Whitetail Ski Area to do a little skiing. It is only an hour and a half from my home IN Northern Virginia and for my money, it is the best ski resort in the area. There was an inch of new snow on the ground and I was expecting to see hoards of skiers on the slopes. MORE
6STAR O'NEILL EVOLUTION
The 6Star O'Neill Evolution wrapped up in Davos, Switzerland with Sebastien Toutant (CAN) and Jamie Anderson (USA) winning the slopestyle titles today and Christian Haller (SUI) and Kelly Clark (USA) taking top honors in halfpipe yesterday. Each of the winners were awarded a piece of the $125 000 USD prize purse and 1000 TTR World Ranking points. After the first 6Star halfpipe competition of the season and a progressive slopestyle event here at the O'Neill Evolution, Seppe Smits (BEL) took over the Swatch TTR World Tour lead for the men and Silvia Mittermueller (GER) moved into the tour lead for the women. Although neither of these riders were able to snag a podium spot, both Seppe and Silvia have registered more results than others on tour which boosts thier overall score in the World Rankings. MORE


A THUMBS UP FOR XMAS WEEK AT BELLEAYRE
Belleayre Mountain has become the ski mountain of choice for a day trip for this central New Jersey couple. We could shave an hour off this commute by heading to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, but it is well worth the 3+ hour commute up the New York State MORE


21 WAYS TO ENJOY COLORADO RESORTS FOR FREE
Skiers and riders have a lot of options to get more out of their ski season this year as Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are offering free activities of all kinds. From concerts, to races, to lift tickets, savvy deal seekers will find plenty of choices for fun and enjoyment offered completely free of charge. MORE


TV SKIING & SNOWBOARD SCHEDULE ON THE UNIVERSAL SPORTS CHANNEL
Dec 20 Women's Moguls Beida Lake, CHN Mon, Dec 20 Men's Moguls Beida Lake, CHN Tue, Dec 21 Women's Slalom Courchevel, FRA Tue, Dec 28 Women's Giant Slalom Semmering, AUT Wed, Dec 29 Men's Downhill Bormio, ITA Wed, Dec 29 Women's Slalom Semmering, AUT Fri, Dec 31 Stage 1: Men's prologue Oberhof, GER Fri, Dec 31 Stage 1: Women's prologue Oberhof, GER MORE


WINTER DEW TOUR
Tourfreeskiers Alexis Godbout and Ashley Battersby Win Slopestyle Finals at the Winter Dew Tour's Nike 6.0 Open at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Canada's Alexis Godbout claimed his first-ever Winter Dew Tour victory at today's men's freeski slopstyle final, closing out the four-day Nike 6.0 Open at Breckenridge Ski Resort. MORE


POMERELLE SKI AREA MOUNTAIN 2010/2011 EVENTS
Nov. 13, 20 Dec. 4, 11 - Instructor Training Workshop. In depth training for those who would like to teach skiing & boarding. Dec. 18 - FREE Learn to Ski/Board Day - For First Timers - 7 years of age to as old as. For reservations please call 208 673-5599. Dec. 28 MORE


RED RIVER EVENTS SCHEDULE 2010/2011
November 2010: 24 Red River Ski Area Opens, 25 Frozen Turkey Race - noon at the Red River Ski Area, 25 Switch on the Holidays December 2010 Rail Jams. 3-5 Half-Price Weekend, 3-5 Race Camp, 4 Headlamp Snowshoe Tour, Enchanted Forest, MORE


SKIERS ELECTED TO HALL OF FAME
World Champion ski racer Daron Rahlves, (Truckee, CA), one of the world's most noted big mountain skiers, the late Shane McConkey (formerly of Squaw Valley, CA) and iconic skiing legend Glen Plake, (Heavenly, CA) are among a roster of six skiers and builders MORE


BEAR MT. MOGUL CHALLENGE - A SHADOW OF ITS FORMER SELF
I've attended the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge almost every year since its inception but this was the smallest turn-out for the event that I've ever seen. In past years the parking lot and all the spaces along the access road were filled and people had MORE


U.S. SNOWBOARD TEAM NEWS
Lloyd, Klug Grab PSL Titles - STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 27) - It was another day and another title for Lindsay Lloyd (Centerville, UT) who, along with 2010 Olympian Chris Klug (Aspen, CO) took the U.S. Championship titles for snowboarding in MORE


SKI AREA NEWS
Learn who has cheap spring season passes, tons of snow, spring events, ski and snowboard competition, deals on equipment and tickets and all the other news that is happening at your favorite ski areas. MORE
STAYING AT A MANSION FOR THE US OPEN
I've stayed at ski lodges, hotels, B&Bs and motels on my travels but this was the first time I had the pleasure of staying at a real mansion on one of my trips. The Wilberton Inn is the largest private estate in Manchester Village, situated on 23 acres. MORE


U.S. FREESTYLE TEAM NEWS
Robertson, Cota Take Duals Titles - SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 28) - It was the way Squaw was hoping to wrap up the weekend as hometown favorite Shelly Robertson (Reno, NV), along with Jeremy Cota (Steamboat Springs, CO), took the dual moguls MORE


EASTER IN VERMONT
Easter is a great holiday to spend in the mountains of Vermont skiing. I drove up to Vermont and stayed at The Vermont Inn. This charming B&B is located on Rt. 4, just a few miles from Rutland in Killington, VT. From this centrally located inn, you can ski Pico Peak, MORE


DEER VALLEY FREESTYLE WORLD CUP - 2010
I headed to Park City, UT to cover the Visa Freestyle International World Cup. Deer Valley is one of the best ski areas in America and I love to cover events there and ski the excellent runs at the world-class ski resort. MORE


LAKE PLACID FREESTYLE WORLD CUP - 2010
My flight was two hours late, so I arrived at Lake Placid around 1:30 AM and checked into Best Western's Adirondack Inn. The trip from the Albany airport only took two and a half hours, most of it on the Adirondack Northway. With no snow on the road MORE


WINTER DEW TOUR AT MOUNT SNOW
I arrived for the Winter Dew Tour at Mt. Snow and the competition turned out to be really exciting. Mt. Snow is a large New England ski area located about an hour and a half east of Albany, NY in southern Vermont. I have been there to ski and cover major events on MORE
COOL KILLINGTON ON A COLD WEEKEND
I booked an early flight (for a change) and it was still daylight when I arrived at my lodgings. I was staying at The Vermont Inn, I charming classic New England inn, located on Rt. 4, just a few minutes from the Killington access road between Rutland and Pico Peak. This inn was rated one of the top 50 inns in America by the "Inn Times". MORE
SECOND PODIUM FINISH FOR FISCHER'S WOMEN'S TEAM
Kathrin Hölzl (GER) was in a league of her own yesterday when she clinched victory in the women's Giant Slalom race in Aspen (USA). Following her World Championship title last year this is her first ever victory in the World Cup MORE


THE RACE FOR GOLD STARTS IN COLORADO
Come January, all eyes will be on the Olympic Games. But in the months leading up to the Games, Colorado Ski Country USA resorts will be a sight to see as Olympic contenders including Colorado based athletes such as Lindsey Vonn, Todd Lodwick and MORE
BRECKENRIDGE SPRING MASSIVE
Spring skiing is one of my favorite times. There's always plenty of sunshine, great snow and no crowds this time of year. Breckenridge is a great ski area and I always really enjoy skiing there. This was the first time I covered the Spring Massive, a contest that included skiers and snowboarders competing in Style and Air MORE
A LOVELY DAY AT LOVELAND
I always look forward to skiing at a ski area where I've never skied before. This was my first trip to Loveland and I was not disappointed. Loveland has to be the easiest ski area to get to in Colorado, as it is only 53 miles from Denver and right off Rt. I-70 MORE


EASTER AT ARAPAHOE BASIN
This was my first visit to Arapahoe Basin but after skiing there for a weekend, I can guarantee it won't be my last. They are usually the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last to close (scheduled closing date June 7). I knew that it had some great terrain and I was looking forward to my visit. MORE
2009 USASA NATIONALS
Over 1,500 skiers and riders competed for honors at the 2009 USA Snowboard Nationals at Copper Mountain. I've covered many ski and snowboard competitions over the years but have never seen so many talented skiers and riders from age six to 60+ MORE


2009 US OPEN SNOWBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIPS
I headed up to the Stratton ski area in Vermont to cover the 2009 US Open Snowboarding Championships. The event included Quarterpipe, Halfpipe and Slopestyle competition. The competition was stupendous, the crowd humungus, the tricks were sick MORE


STEAMBOAT 2009
Traveling to the mountains is always a blessing for me. I live in the beautiful rolling hills of Wisconsin, but both winter and summer my heart tugs me toward the soaring peaks of the Colorado Rockies. I've been able to visit and ski at may resorts MORE


USA'S GRAHAM WATANABE WINS SBX WORLD CUP
Sunday River hosted the 2009 Visa U.S. Snowboarding World Cup to the delight of the spectators, skiers and snowboarders who were there for the three-day competition. They were able to squeeze the qualifying runs and finals of the snowboard MORE


6STAR OAKLEY ARCTIC CHALLENGE
In the middle of the beautiful and magical forest of Oslo, Norway trolls were holding on to their hats as they were joined by snowboarding's elite riders and cheering spectators for the epic Quarterpipe contest, the 6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge. MORE
2009 FIS FREESTYLE WORLD CUP AT DEER VALLEY
I arrived in Park City, UT to cover four days of Freestyle competition where Olympic/World Cup Teams from all over the world would be fighting it out for the Gold. The venues included Moguls, Aerials, Skier Halfpipe and Dual Moguls. I was set for a great weekend and I wasn't disappointed and neither were the huge crowd of spectators. MORE
TOP 10 US SKI AREA LIST
I've skied almost every major ski area in the USA and here are my TOP TEN picks. 1. Deer Valley, Utah; 2. Vail, Colorado; 3. Killington, Vermont 4. Aspen Mountain, Colorado; 5. Snowbasin, Utah MORE

I'D RATHER SKI DEER VALLEY
When I'm in Park City, I always have a choice regarding which ski area I'll be skiing. The Ski Bum News ranked Deer Valley the best ski area in America because Deer Valley got high marks for: service, on-mountain food, grooming, powder snow MORE
2009 FREESTYLE WORLD CUP AT LAKE PLACID
I was once again surprised by how fast the drive from the Albany Airport to Lake Placid, New York was. In less than 2 ½ hours on the road, I was checking onto my hotel. I was staying at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort on Main St. in Lake Placid. MORE
WINTER DEW TOUR AT MT. SNOW 2009
I headed up to Mt. Snow for the Winter Dew Tour where the best Freeskiers and Snowboarders would be competing in the Superpipe and on the Slopestyle course in the second stop of the Winter Dew Tour. There was a large crowd on hand. MORE
SMUGGLERS' NOTCH IS FUN FOR EVERYONE
Smugglers' Notch is located just on the other side of the mountain from Stowe. In the summer, you can drive up the Stowe access road and go over the Notch to get there. Unfortunately, this road is closed in the winter and you have to drive all the way around the mountain to Jeffersonville to get to this resort in the winter BUT MORE
IMPROVEMENTS AT SUGARBUSH
My problem is too many ski areas and not enough time . . . there are so many great ski areas but I just don't have enough time to visit all of them as often as I would like. I hadn't skied Sugarbush in a couple of years and I was interested in seeing what was new, so I headed there for a little spring skiing last April. MORE
400+ INCHES AT ALTA
Every time I ski at Alta, there is a ton of GREAT snow. When I arrived at Alta, it was another powder day and someone said that they had received over 400 inches so far that year. The guys at the Alta Ski Shop once again fixed me up with a great pair of skis that were ideally suited for the all powder that had fallen. MORE
WORLD CUP SNOWBOARD ACTION AT LAKE PLACID
I headed back up to Lake Placid to cover the World Cup snowboard events at Lake Placid. These included a Snowboard Cross, Progression Session, Team Snowboard Cross and Parallel Giant Slalom. Mother Nature cooperated and the weather MORE
KEYSTONE WINTER 2008
Standing atop Keystone's pristine mountain peaks at over 12,000 feet elevation, I stared in awe at the surrounding scenery. I've been to Colorado many times before and each time it takes me a while to ratchet-up my Midwestern sensibilities for the Rockies MORE
POWDER DAY AT SUNDANCE
It was snowing hard when I started to drive to the Sundance Ski Resort from Midway, near Park City. As I drove, the snow came down harder and harder. I went over the mountains and kept following the truck ahead of me. I never even saw the sign for Sundance, it was snowing so hard. When I got to Provo, the police had the road going the other way blocked off. Going to Sundance that day was not possible. MORE
BEAR MT. MOGUL CHALLENGE MARRED BY BOYCOTT
I attended the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge expecting to once again witness the biggest and best party at Killington but I was sadly disappointed. It seems that the Vermont Department of Liquor Control cracked down on Killington and forbad revilers from bringing in their own beer and liquor for this annual cook-out on the slopes MORE
OKEMO SPRING FEST
I was staying at the Okemo Inn, just down the road from the Okemo access road. It's a classic B&B, filled with antiques and loaded with the ambiance you expect from one of these charming establishments. My room was very nice and it included a private bath. They have a nice big diningroom MORE
GULDEMOND AND ANDERSON FINISH SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SEASON IN WORLD Perisher Blue, Australia - September 5th, 2008: The skies opened up for some beautiful blue bird conditions as riders pushed through an almost too-soft-to-handle MORE
FUN RESORT JOBS AVAILABLE AT WESTERN SKI/SNOWBOARD RESORT PROPERTIES
A luxury resort property management company in five Western states believes its winter resort jobs are so much fun that it has launched a Web site to recruit over 500 new employees by October. The jobs, ranging from chefs and restaurant waiters to front desk clerks, shuttle drivers and housekeepers, are at winter resorts including Breckenridge, Deer Valley, Mt. Bachelor, Park City MORE
DEAD PRESIDENTS RAIL JAM WEEKEND
The 6th Annual Dead Presidents Rail Jam, presented by Bud Light took place at Killington's Bear Mountain. There were many competitors taking big hits and doing sick tricks in the Outer Limits Rail Park in front of the Bear Mountain Lodge deck. MORE
SUNNY DAYS AT SNOWBASIN
The sun was out and more than 400 inches of snow had fallen at Snowbasin this year. This looked to be a spectacular day to ski one of Utah's premier ski areas and I was psyched. The tons of snow and beautiful sunshine brought lots of skiers to the slopes. I was met by Kevin Stauffer, the Guest Services MORE
WHITEOUT AT POWDER MOUNTAIN
Only a complete fool would ski alone during a whiteout at an unfamiliar mountain but let me begin at the beginning. I heard that Powder Mountain was a Mecca for powder hounds, so I arranged for a visit. I was excited. Utah had received MORE
FREESTYLE WORLD CUP AT DEER VALLEY
I landed at Salt Lake City, picked up a car and headed to Park City to cover one of the most exciting events in skiing at Deer Valley . As I headed over the mountains, it began to snow and it snowed harder and harder as I drove toward my destination. MORE
WHITETAIL DAY TRIP
There was snow on the ground and it was cold, so I knew that the skiing would be good at Whitetail, located only a little over an hour from Washington, D.C. and about the same distance from Baltimore. In my opinion, it's the best ski area within MORE
THE FIS FREESTYLE WORLD CUP AT LAKE PLACID
The Nature Valley Freestyle Cup was the 1st stop on the North American tour and I was there covering the event along with Killington local, Tex Lentz. We're excited to see this world-class event where all the Olympic Freestyle Teams from all over MORE
300 SANTAS AND ME AT SUNDAY RIVER
Sunday River in Maine was the 1st ski area to open in the east and I was anxious to start the ski season off at this world-class ski area. I caught a flight to Manchester and picked up a car and started the 3-hour drive to Bethel, Maine. As I drive north, it MORE
OPENING DAY AT DEER VALLEY
An e-mail from one of my favorite airlines announcing cheap airfares to Salt Lake City prompted me to check around and see who had scheduled an interesting event in Utah in early December. I had never skied in Utah this early, so I didn't know what to expect. Deer Valley was having their Celebrity MORE
17 SKI DESTINATIONS TO VISIT THIS WINTER
Fall is coming upon us. The kids are headed back to school and soon the heat, the long days at the pool and the carefree days of summer will be just a memory. The beginning of fall means only one thing; it's time, once again, to start planning your winter skiing vacation MORE
I LOVE BIG MOUNTAINS
I love BIG mountains . . . mountains of all kinds. Some of my favorite mountains can be found in Maryland, just outside of Annapolis and the best time to see them is in late summer and the early fall. fall. You may not be able to ski on these mountains but they are beautiful and there are lots of them. I have to admit MORE
SINGLES SKI TRIPS
If you are interested it taking a "singles" ski trip, you are in luck. We are offering ski trips for "singles". To find out MORE about the trips, just click the photo or click HERE
LAKE PLACID / WHITEFACE EVENT LINEUP FOR 2007-08
Events will provide economic impact and media exposure - With international events slated for many winter sport disciplines, the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has unveiled its roster of events for the 2007-08 winter season. MORE
PEAK RESORTS ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGEMENT AT ATTITASH
BARTLETT, NH (June 4, 2007) - Under the new ownership of Peak Resorts, Attitash in Bartlett, New Hampshire announced the appointment of new members to the management team. Kent Graham has come on board as the Vice President MORE
Vail "ROCKS!"
One five-year-old's experience at the Vail Ski School
As we walked up to the Vail ski school my son, Christian, said "The mountains here are HUGE!" He has only been skiing for 1 season, at a smaller mountain out on the East Coast. As we entered the hubbub of the Vail Ski School, we were welcomed MORE
Want Free Lift Tickets?
Just write up the story of one of your ski trips. It should be 2-4 pages long, single spaced with photos. If we decide to use the story, we will arrange for you to visit a ski area as our representative to do a story about that ski area. You may never have to buy a lift ticket again! You don't have to be a professional writer to write for us. MORE
MOGUL CHALLENGE & BLUE OYSTER CULT
The Bear Mt. Mogul Challenge is always the best party at Killington. This weekend was blessed by sunshine and great conditions. I was up and on the mountain early. I headed directly over to Bear Mountain because I figured that the snow would be softer MORE
BEAUTIFUL BEAVER CREEK
I had heard a lot about Beaver Creek but had never skied there. I was looking forward to skiing at this legendary ski area As I drove up from Leadville. When I got there, I was struck by the beauty of this ski resort. I parked in the parking lot and rode the shuttle bus to the village. MORE
WINTER PARK WINTER WONDERLAND
It had been snowing for days when I headed toward Winter Park. There had recently been a avalanche on Rt. 40, so I was a little hesitant about taking that road. A guy I ran into had suggested that I take Rt. 9 and go around the mountains and come in from the north. He said that it was less treacherous, although it was a little longer. MORE
PERFECT VAIL VISIT
I had arranged to visit Vail and ski there with my daughter, Jessie and my 5-year-old grandson, Christian. I arrived before they did and checked everything out. I dropped off my bags Manorvail Resort and picked up our tickets from Guest Services. I was walking back to Manorvail as they pulled up in the airport shuttle. MORE
ASPEN THE TOWN & THE MOUNTAIN
I headed off to Aspen with great expectations. It had been a while since I had skied there and I was really looking forward to skiing there again. I looked at the route I had received from Yahoo's Map Quest but something did not jive. MORE
BACK AT BRECK
I arrived at the Denver International Airport and picked up my rental car and headed off for Breckenridge. I hadn't skied Breckenridge for a few years and was really looking forward to my visit. Breckenridge with it's real western town at the base of the mountain MORE
SNOW COMES TO WHITETAIL
The lack of cold weather this winter totally bummed me out. We had temperatures in the 70's in December and skiing locally was really out of the question. I was delighted when the snow finally came and headed to Whitetail to do a little skiing on a day trip. MORE
SKIING SUNDAY RIVER
When I checked the snow report, they were calling for snow showers in Maine. As I looked out the window of the plane, it looked like the snow was really coming down. There wasn't much snow on the ground at the airport, so I thought the ride from Manchester, N.H. MORE
INTERMOUNTAIN DIVISIONAL FREESTYLE SKI COMPETITION
On the magnificent World Cup mogul course at Deer Valley, in Park City, Utah, 70 competitors from the Intermountain Division competed in single & dual mogul events. Competitors from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming & Montana were represented. Deer Valley was host to last week's World Cup & the 2002 Olympic aerial & mogul events. In addition to our freestyle celebrities, there were other celebrity sightings over this weekend, as the Sundance Film Festival kicked off in Park City. MORE
SKI AREA LODGING DIRECTORY
This is a comprehensive list of the ski area lodging found in the states of Colorado, Utah, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Keep watching this listing as we add to it. Hotels, Ski Lodges, B&Bs and MORE
TAMARACK RESORT GEARS UP FOR U.S. SNOWBOARD GRAND PRIX
Thousands expected to turn out for world-class showdown February 24-25 TAMARACK, Idaho - (February 13, 2006) - The country's greatest snowboard competition series, the 2007 Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, is MORE
COPPER HOSTS THE JEEP® U.S. FREESKIING OPEN
Copper Mountain, CO… January 8, 2007… The top names in freeskiing converge on Copper Mountain to compete for a total prize purse of $60,000.00 during the Jeep® U.S. Freeskiing Open Jan. 17-21. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Open is the largest, longest running and most respected contest in freeskiing and showcases the best twin-tipped talent in the world. In addition to the MORE
HURRICANES, SNOW & BELOW ZERO WEATHER AT DEER VALLEY FREESTYLE COMPETITION
The FIS Freestyle competition at Lake Placid was canceled because of unseasonable temperatures which prevented snowmaking and the aerial event was held at Deer Valley under the lights on January 11th. I was lucky to be there covering the FIS Freestyle events that MORE
NATE ROBERTS MOGULS
Since his first days of running bumps, it's always been moguls for Park City 's Nate Roberts - never alpine, never a deviation. He made his World Cup debut in 2003, won his first World Cup contest the next season and captured the gold medal in moguls at the 2005 World Championships. He was skiing at age three on all the hills in Park City and moved into moguls competition at seven. "It's been moguls all the way," he said. "I never raced." Winning the 2003 NorAm moguls title was a major confidence boost for him MORE
ARCTIC WEATHER AT PARK CITY
Park City is the best ski town in America. There are three world-class ski areas in town and another five within an hour. Main St. features lots of shopping, restaurants, and bars, not-to-mention a chair lift to the slopes at the Pak City Resort. I got up early and headed to the Park City Resort. I picked up skis at the rental shop and waited for the folks I was skiing with at Kristi's Coffee Shop. MORE
KILLINGTON'S RAILS TO RICHES
Snowboarder Lucas Magoon (Rutland, Vt.) defeated defending champ Niko Cioffi (Rutland, Vt.) while Cassandra Herbes (Sparta, NJ) defended her title Saturday night at the second annual $15,000 Rails to Riches Rail Jam at Killington Resort. In the ski division, John Strenio (Burlington, Vt.) and Kim Lamarre (Lac-Beauport, Quebec) MORE
UTAH SKI AREA LODGING DIRECTORY
This is a comprehensive list of all the lodging that can be found in the entire state of Utah. All the Hotels, Ski Lodges, Motels, and B&Bs are listed by town. MORE
FAMOUS U.S. SKIERS
Donna Weinbrecht has won almost everything in Freestyle. This former Killington local with the signature blonde ponytail won the Olympic gold medal in 1992 and was the 1st woman to ever win a medal in the moguls. It goes with her five World Cup titles; 46 World Cup victories MORE
NEW HAMPSHIRE LODGING LIST
Welcome to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In this easily accessible and naturally beautiful region, charming New England villages dot valleys surrounded by soaring peaks. A wide variety of year 'round recreation is always at your doorstep or MORE
VERMONT LODGING LIST (by town)
We invite you to visit a special place that offers much MORE than a comfortable bed and delicious breakfast. A variety of charming and inviting guest rooms have been created around the heart of a two-hundred-year-old dairy farm. The farm's fields and pastures at the foot of Mt. Equinox provide acres of scenic open space for a picture perfect setting. MORE

THE INS AND OUTS OF WINTER PARK / MARY JANE
To establish credibility as to know what I am talking about, I have been skiing at Winter Park / Mary Jane since I was 4 years old, and have put close to probably 400 days at the resort. I know where all of the little "secret stashes" are, where the best places to eat are, and even where you can find the shortest lift lines. As far as establishing my credibility, you might as well classify me as a local. MORE
FREESKI: FREESTYLE.CH 2006
Martin Misof won the Freeski category at freestyle.ch 2006 in Zurich. Without being seeded as a fixed starter in the finals on Sunday he already came up with a series of solid runs on the 28m high Landiwiese ramp in the pre-qualifying session on MORE
BEAVER CREEK 2006 AN INTROSPECTIVE RECIPE FOR EUPHORIA
Preface: As a freelance writer I'm often drawn into an awkward and cyclical quandary. I know the general topic I want to write about, the place, the time, the events, the activities, et al. But the perspective; that's the tough part to choose. MORE
STAR SNOWBOARDING SIBLINGS SIGN WITH ARLUCK PROMOTIONS
Good things come in pairs. A perfect example is the brother-sister duo of Teddy and Jordan Karlinski -- the next great snowboarders to come from Aspen, Colorado. Arluck Promotions is pleased to announce that both young athletes have MORE
ALTA ADVENTURE
After a week of skiing in Utah, Tex and I were really skiing at out best. Nothing could be better than ending our trip with a couple of days of skiing at Alta. W knew that Alta has outstanding runs to challenge even experienced skiers like us with 35% rated as "Expert". They also provide many trails (40%) MORE
KILLINGTON HOSTS NATIONAL FREESTYLE COMPETITION
I was excited when I heard that Killington was going to host the 2006 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships. Donna Weinbrecht had mentioned that she was going to be there and Johnny "O", the Director of the Killington Race Program MORE
BEST SKI TOWN IN AMERICA
For my money, Park City is the best ski town in America. There are three world-class ski areas in town and another five within an hour. Main St. features lots of shopping, restaurants, and bars, not-to-mention a chair lift to the slopes at the Pak City Resort. MORE
JACKSON SNOWGASM

12:20 pm - We just rolled into the Motel 6 in Jackson. I have mad butterflies and I am so stoked to go ride. The drive wasn't bad at all. Five hours away and I'm at a really GREAT resort and a vacation! Like madmen we are unloading our gear and bags MORE
THE BLIZZARD OF '06
The Weatherman had predicted that a big storm was going to hit the Northeast the weekend I was heading up to Sunday River in Maine. I was looking forward to getting in some really good skiing at this world-class ski area. MORE
JEEP KING OF THE MOUNTAIN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Squaw Valley, Calif. The event featured 32 of the world's top racers, including nine athletes that participated in the 2006 Winter Olympics. They included Daron Rahlves MORE
JUST PLAYING AT DEER VALLEY
On all my other visits to Deer Valley, I was on assignment covering major FIS Freestyle events. This time, Paul Maraschiello was just there to play. Tex had never skied Deer Valley and I wanted him to see how the "rich and famous" skied. I would MORE
A RECIPE FOR FUN AT WHITETAIL MOUNTAIN
Ingredients:
1 - four- year-old son who has never seen a mountain
1 - Husband who never sawn MORE then 6 inches of snow
1 - Wife with 23 years of skiing under her belt
1 - Awesome staff and ski school at Whitetail
I roll out of bed, stab contacts into my eyes, and stagger around for a few minuets. Then eyes open fully and the excitement builds. We're going to Whitetail today! MORE


SNOWBASIN, UTAH'S BEST KEPT SECRET
I've skied in Utah on a half dozen occasions and always loved what I've found. The last time I was there, a guy I rode up the chair with, suggested that I try Snowbasin. He claimed that the view from the top of the mountain was spectacular and assured me MORE
OH WOW
Everything is blurry. I rub my eyes, I still can not see too clearly. I have no desire to wake up. Damn my phone is bright. "Thank you for calling Snowbird Mountain Resorts Snow report, we have received 8 new inches in the last 12 hours and 15 inches in the last 48 hours." Hmm, I suddenly have all the motivation I need to jump right out of bed and into my snowboard pants. MORE
FREESTYLE TEAMS FIGHT IT OUT AT DEER VALLEY
Athletes for 28 countries were scheduled to compete in the air and in the bumps at Deer Valley. Many of them were trying to nail down a spot on their respective Olympic Freestyle Teams. I was really looking forward to seeing this pre-Olympic event. MORE
US 3RD & 3RD IN LAKE PLACID FREESTYLE BATTLE
I'll admit it, I had Mogul Madness. The week after the competition in Deer Valley, I was with all the international FIS Freestyle Teams at another aerial and mogul competition. This time it was at Lake Placid. I really lucked out, I arranged accommodations at Ledge Rock at Whiteface which MORE
ENDING THE YEAR AT OKEMO
Okemo Mountain Resort was offering skiers and riders a way to end the year with style and win some great prizes at the same time, so I decided to pay them a visit and check out the SoBe Superpipe Competition and get in some skiing at this great Vermont ski area. MORE
GORE'S GREAT
Last spring, when I was driving back from New England, I could see this interesting mountain with ski trails in the distance as I approached Lake George. I knew that it had to be Gore, so I made a mental note to put this ski area on my "short list". MORE
BRIGHTON MOUNTAIN RESORT OPENING DAY!!!!
My alarm is going off, but I am sleeping though it. 6:45am and my alarm is still going off. 7:15am and I wake up and think to myself, "Oh $%?#!" Things are a bit hazy. I am struggling this morning due to the sick "kick off to the season" party we had last night. MORE
"T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE POWDER"
'T'was the night before powder, when all thru the lodge, not a skier was stirring, not even the dog. The skis were all sharpened, and waxed by the door, great trails to rip, mountains to explore. When up in the attic, a great thundering we could hear. Hello people, MORE
BEST SHREDDIN DAY
I remember there was a good storm brewing the night before and the snow report estimated ten inches. The best part was that it was going to be a Wednesday "pow"… those are always the best because not too many people come up for some reason. MORE
KILLINGTON IS NO TURKEY
I decided to drive up to Killington for a little skiing on Thanksgiving weekend. I made good time and arrived at the Vermont Inn in plenty of time to visit one of my favorite haunts for a wee libation and still get to bed at a reasonable hour. MORE
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND AT PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT
6:09 am - I am up. It doesn't take an alarm to wake me up this morning. The snow report predicted 7 inches and it's the first pow day of the season. Naturally, I am ready earlier than usual. 6:50 am - My car is low on oil. Sweet Lue has a few MORE
BAD VIBES !
Solicited or UN, It's a true story, and fortunately I can laugh at it NOW. A Tale of Tuner Woe . A long day on Eastern hard pack . Lots of smiles on the face, Jelly legs working the clutch. MORE

"OLYMPICS ARE IT!' FOR DAWSON
Perhaps a moguls skier's career should be measured in dog years (that's seven years for every one human year). The constant toll on knees and hips as skiers rip through fields of moguls where the average bump is bigger than any mountain in Kansas, and hurl themselves high into the air while performing aerial maneuvers that could end in MORE
WILL HIGH GAS PRICES HURT THE SKI INDUSTRY?
As gas prices soar above $3.00 per gallon, I wonder how it will impact the ski industry. Will skiers be willing to just hop into their cars and drive up to their favorite resort every time it snows? Will they be able to afford to fly to their favorite resort and play in the snow? MORE

SUNDAY RIVER BUST-N-BURN
I decided to fly up to cover the Bust-N-Burn bump contest at Sunday River in Maine. It's about a three hour drive from the Manchester Airport to Sunday River, through some very beautiful country. I arrived late that night at the Crocker Pond House MORE
COMPETITORS WIN BIG MONEY AT MT. BACHELOR
$9500 in Prize Money Awarded in Big Air - Annually billed as the Spring Schwing Big Air, fresh snow and wintry winds forced skiers and snowboarders to wait a couple of hours for the competition to begin today on Mt. Bachelor. MORE
SKIING IN THE SUN AT KILLINGTON
I drove up to Killington for some really serious spring skiing. I picked up my daughter Jessie at the Albany airport and we drove to Killington as we had done many times in the past. They were having Spring Fest that weekend. This is a new event for Killington and based on the good time that people were having, it will be around for MORE
WINDING TRAILS AT WILDCAT
Wildcat is a classic New England ski area with long winding trails in addition to the trails that run straight down the fall line. This was my first experience skiing this New Hampshire ski area but it will not be my last. The spectacular scenery that surrounds Wildcat, includes eye-level views of MORE
VT OPEN 2005
I had the pleasure of attending the Vermont Freeskiing Open again this year at Stratton Mountain, Vermont . . . and it was awesome. Top Athletes from all over competed for MORE than $25,000 in prize money. At the Vermont Freeskiing Open, the best freeskiers in the world competed in three events, Rail Jam, Slopestyle and Superpipe MORE
A GREAT WEEKEND AT STOWE
Stowe has frequently been named the best ski area in the East by prestigious ski publications. It's a really fun place to ski and I've always enjoyed myself there. I've skied Stowe many time and was anxious to ski there again because of the great trails, bumps and slopes. MORE
EAST COAST FREESKIING OPEN
I headed up to Okemo to do a little skiing and watch the exciting East Coast Freeskiing Open at Okemo again this year. This is a really great event and The Ski Bum News has covered it ever since it began last year. The East Coast Freeskiing Open MORE
A WEEKEND IN THE SUN AT WATERVILLE VALLEY
I took a weekend trip to the Waterville Valley ski area and was surprised by how near it is to the Manchester airport. It only took me about an hour and a half. It's a straight shot on Rt. 93 and the exit is well marked. I was staying at a condo at the Town Square. MORE


U.S. FREESTYLE TEAM RULES AT DEER
The Moguls - The Men's Team swept the mogul competition and Women's Team took 1st and 3rd for a total of five medals at the Chevrolet Freestyle International mogul competition at Deer Valley, Utah. MORE
ALTA, THE BEST SNOW IN THE WORLD

Riding up the new Collins chairlift at Alta, the terrain you could see from the chair really impressed the Killington local that came along as my assistant. "This is REALLY incredible," he said, as he got off the chair and looked around the vast panorama at the top MORE
FREESKIING AT SNOWBIRD
We came to Snowbird to cover the Freeskiing event that was being was being held that week. My assistant, Glenn had arranged for us to ski with Jay Shortsleeve, the Assistant Director of the Ski School the morning of our first day at this world-class ski area. MORE
THE CHEAPEST MOTEL IN SALT LAKE
I've stayed at a lot of ski lodges, hotels, B&Bs, hostels and motels in my many years as a ski writer. The Salt City Inn in Salt Lake City is a real discovery. It's one of the best bargains I have ever found in all of my travels. You can stay there for a modest $25 per night MORE
US AT FIS FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
Another Freestyle International World Cup will be held at Deer Valley January 27 - 29, 2005. Competitors from around the world will challenge each other and themselves on Deer Valley's 2002 Olympic runs. MORE
EASY DRIVE TO WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN
I was amazed at what an easy drive I had from the Albany Airport to Lake Placid, New York. It only took me two hours and fifteen minuted to make the trip. Almost all of it was on the Interstate (RT 87) with only a half hour on secondary roads. MORE


Q&A WITH LINDSEY KILDOW
Last week Lindsey Kildow (Vail, Colo.) and Trevor Wagner, Slalom & GS coach with U.S. Women's Alpine Ski Team, answered questions from the media on a USOC sponsored teleconference. The transcript of their conversations discussing up-coming MORE
OKEMO, AN EARLY SEASON TREAT
I decided to make a pre-Christmas visit to Okemo and start the 2004-2005 ski season. I caught a plane to Manchester and picked up a rental car. I had booked a room at the 1830 Shire Town Inn, a small B&B in Woodstock, just a half hour from Okemo. MORE
MS FUND RAISER
Vertical Express for Ms At Ski Anthony Lakes And Schweitzer + 20 Resorts Nationwide Saturday, 2/12/05. Chances are you or someone you know is one of the 400,000 Americans affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). The Heuga Center, a charity MORE
NEW YEAR 2005 AT KILLINGTON
Killington is a fabulous place to spend News Years Eve. There were lots of revelers on the mountain and all the bars and restaurants were packed. I ran into some old friends at the Grist Mill and enjoyed seeing them. The live music was great MORE
NEW IDAHO SKI AREA OPENS
Crank up the idea monger and let your mind grind it out--Tamarack Resort launched a naming contest today for Idaho's first-ever SuperPipe and 10-acre Terrain Park. Both the SuperPipe and park are being designed and built at Tamarack MORE
SIXTH ANNUAL SALOMON OASIS THE ULTIMATE DEMO TOUR
The Sixth Annual Salomon Oasis is gearing up to hit 13 winter resorts this season. The weekend-long celebration features free equipment and apparel demos, giveaways, contests and a variety of entertainment options. The Salomon Oasis Project is going international in 2005 , adding MORE
BRETTON WOODS & MT. WASHINGTON HOTEL RING IN NEW YEAR
Celebrate the New Year in Grand style! The Mount Washington Hotel and Bretton Woods Mountain Resort has planned an exciting schedule of festivities for young and old alike to ring in the New Year. MORE
THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE BARGAIN
Due to the superb snowmaking and grooming at Killington, an early ski trip just before Thanksgiving could add up to some great skiing at the largest ski area in the East . . . at bargain prices. MORE
GET IN SHAPE FOR THE SKI SEASON ON AND OFF THE SLOPES
Aspen, Vail, Steamboat Springs, Stowe, and Killington invoke images of skiing passed evergreen trees, down snow white slopes and cavorting in the lodge at the end of the day. Nobody wants to be too tired at the end of a day of skiing to participate in the ritual "happy hours". MORE
WANT FREE LIFT TICKETS?
Just write up the story of one of your ski trips. It should be 2-4 pages long, single spaced with photos. If we decide to use the story, we will arrange for you to visit a ski area as our representative to do a story about that ski area. You may never have to buy a lift ticket again! You don't have to be a professional writer to write for us. MORE
SNOWFALL MARKS FANTASTIC START TO NEW ZEALAND SEASON
Queenstown's Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas are celebrating one of their best early season snowfalls in years. Snow has fallen to the level of downtown Queenstown twice in the past five days and by midday Tuesday, June 22. Coronet Peak had received over 70cm of new snow and The Remarkables had received MORE than a metre. MORE
NEW SNOW FOR MT HUTT AND QUEENSTOWN
Skiers and snowboarders at Canterbury's Mt. Hutt ski were reveling in some of the lightest, driest powder snow seen at the ski area in a long time. "It's powder at its best up here at Mt Hutt with light, dry, squeaky mid-winter snow," said mountain manager Ross Lawrence. MORE
FREE SKI COUNTRY-WIDE TRAMPOLINE TOUR
The Free Ski Association of New Zealand (FSANZ) has announced a series of events to introduce young skiers to the thrills of aerial skiing in a safe and controlled environment. The Free Ski Trampoline Air Awareness Tour is led by former New Zealand National MORE
ON "WEDNESDAY", THINK "WILDCAT" ALL YEAR LONG!
Wednesday is "Wildcat Day" - Where Exploring Your Wild Side is Affordable & FUN! Learning about the outdoors and natural environment is FUN at Wildcat Mountain. Wildcat Mountain set the standard for the ski industry back when the mountain first introduced its MORE
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR SHELLEY GLOVER
Memorial services for one of the U.S. Ski Team's young athletes, Shelley Glover (Madison, WI), was held with a viewing on Friday, May 14 in Madison and a celebration of her life on Saturday at University of Wisconsin's Pyle Center. A celebration service also is scheduled May 28 at Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont. MORE

TYROL BASIN'S SUMMER SNOW FEST ON JUNE 5 & 6
April 30, 2004 (Mt. Horeb, WI) - Snow in June? It's even possible in the Midwest. When you thought the snow was replaced by green grass, Tyrol Basin is bringing the white stuff back to life once again. Insulated covers blanket tons of snow from this past season for one last "hurrah" on June 5 and 6. MORE
ALTA SUNSHINE
Alta has some of the best skiing in America and I was interested in sampling the spring skiing at this world-class resort. I was not disappointed. When I arrived at the Salt Lake City airport, there was a sign at the car rental desk advertising the amount of snow at various Utah ski areas. MORE
BRIAN HEAD BASH
I heard about the great skiing to be found at Brian Head, in the southern part of Utah and was very interested in paying them a visit. The best way to get there is to fly into Las Vegas and then drive approximately three hours to Brian Head. They are MORE
SICK TRICKS AT VT OPEN
Stratton Mountain was the host for The Vermont Freeskiing Open. This event consisted of two events, Slopestyle and Superpipe, with $5,000 first place prizes, $3,000 second place and $1,000 for third place for each event. MORE
PARK CITY CORN
I decided to head out west this year for a little spring skiing. This decision was prompted by the predictions of severe rain storms in New England by the weatherman. I was really glad I opted MORE

WILDCAT MOUNTAIN: A NEW ENGLAND SKIING TRADITION
Wildcat Mountain is a skier's mountain. Located in the White Mountain National Forest, the resort is devoid of the slope side condominiums, luxury hotels, and golf courses that comprise a significant aspect of many resorts. MORE
GOOD PLACE TO PLAY - ELEGANT PLACE TO STAY
I decided to drive up to Bretton Woods, near Mount Washington, N.H. The ride that took me all the way up Rt. 95 to Rt. 91, just outside of NYC and then to within 50 miles of the Canadian border in Vermont where I picked up Rt. 93 and headed southeast into New Hampshire MORE
MANIAC WINS AT OKEMO - CRAZY SKIERS RULE
Tim (the maniac) Maney won the Superpipe competition at the First Annual East Coast Freeskiing Open produced by FREEZE Magazine on March 12-14 at Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont. This event featured some of the biggest names in men's and women's freeskiing MORE
BURKE: A BIG LITTLE MOUNTAIN
Back in early February, my wife, Krista, and I were surfing the Internet trying to settle on a location for our next ski excursion. We knew we wanted to spend a day up at Jay Peak (one of our favorites), but we also wanted to explore different mountains. Eventually I stumbled across a link to nearby Burke Mountain. MORE
FLYIN HIGH AT MAGIC'S HUCK FEST
I hate to admit it but I had never skied Magic Mountain in central Vermont. I heard that it had some of the most challenging terrain in that part of the country and I was psyched to try it. I caught a plane and flew tp Albany where I rented a car and drove the two hours MORE
FINDING SOLITUDE
I was looking forward to doing some deep powder skiing and headed up to Solitude, just 40 minutes from Salt Lake City and about the same from Park City, where I was staying. Solitude is located in Big Cottonwood Canyon. MORE
FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT DEER VALLEY
Top freestyle World Cup athletes from all over the world were competing for the gold. I ran into a few old friends from my Killington days, like Bob Aldighieri (former US Ski Team Member) who is now coaching for the Canadians and others MORE
CARVING THE CANYONS
I was excited. I had never skied The Canyons and I was very interested in skiing the largest ski area in the USA. The Canyons is located only four miles from Park City and 45 minutes from Salt Lane City. This ski area has a unique layout that begins at the parking lot. MORE
SKIING CHRISTMAS WEEKEND
I was invited to spend Christmas weekend at the Century House in Woodstock, Vermont. The Century House is a charming intimate little bed and breakfast just 15 minutes from Killington MORE
WHITETAIL TALE
New England was experiencing a "cold snap" where the temperatures was not expected to rise above zero all weekend and that was at the BOTTOM of the mountain. I remember those "cold snaps". When I lived in Vermont and had to put on my parka, hat and gloves MORE
A BRISK DAY AT BROMLEY
It looked like there would be a lull between cold snaps, so flew up to Albany and drove to Manchester, VT for a little skiing on MLK weekend. I had a very nice room at the 1878 Carriage House Motel, just 15 minutes form Bromley. MORE
EARLY SKIING AT OKEMO
We had our first snow storm and I knew they got a lot more snow up in Vermont, so I purchased a plane ticket to Albany where I planned to rent a car and drive to Okemo. As luck would have it, the Dunlap Graspic snow tires I ordered for my all-wheel drive MORE

CHRISTMAS WITH SANTA
Come join Santa and the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area for a half day of skiing and riding fun. Bring the kids and come ski with Santa for the afternoon. The ski hill will be open from noon- 4pm. For more information contact Cassandra at 530-587-9444 ext. 110, or check us out on the web at MORE
SUNNY THEN BITTER COLD AT SUGARBUSH
It was almost a perfect day at Sugarbush. The sun was shining and the temperature was cold, but not too cold. It had all the makings of a perfect day and I was psyched. Sugarbush has become one of my favorite mountains. It has two main ski areas MORE
AN INTERVIEW WITH BODE MILLER
Olympic medalist and reigning giant slalom world champion Bode Miller [Franconia, NH] said in early September that since there are no Olympics nor any World Championships this season, he was looking to win a World Cup title this winter. The only skier, male or female, to compete in every race during the 2003 season, Miller got his pursuit of a title off on the right foot Sunday, winning the men's opening GS in Soelden, Austria. MORE
JUST AN OLD SKI BUM
My skiing career almost didn't start that day forty some years ago. I was very excited and slightly nervous as I boarded my first ski bus, Sunday morning, heading to Snoqualmie Pass and ski lessons. As found my seat and lifted my ski boot carrier into the overhead compartment, it suddenly slipped out of my hands. MORE
KIWI SUCCESS AT CARDRONA FIS SERIES
Two New Zealand athletes, Nicola Campbell and Michael Ross, triumphed at this week's FIS Series races at Cardrona beating a strong field of international competitors. MORE
NZ SNOWBOARD NATIONALS - DAY 1
The New Zealand Snowboard Nationals got underway at Cardrona Alpine Resort with over 25cm of fresh snow giving superb conditions for the CBS Dual Slalom. More than sixty riders, ranging in age from 11 to 39, raced against the clock and each other, two at a time down the dual slalom course. MORE
FREE SKIING NATIONALS SKIER-X
Over 55 of the country's best free skiers gathered today at Cardrona Alpine Resort for the second event of the New Zealand Free Skiing Nationals - the Saab Salomon Skier-X. MORE
SEARCH FOR NEW ZEALAND'S PARALYMPIANS
Disabled Snowsports New Zealand Alpine Week started at Cardrona today with the first of a series of races and training days aimed at producing the next New Zealand Paralympians. MORE
HALF PIPE CHAMPION DECIDED
The National Half Pipe Champion was decided today during the third day of the New Zealand Free Skiing Nationals at Cardrona Alpine Resort. Jake McLeary from Winton took the open men's title as first New Zealander. MORE
MT. SNOW 4TH OF JULY RODEO & CHILI COOK-OFF
I decided to drive up to Mt. Snow for the 4th of July weekend and I had a blast. Mt. Snow, hosted the Green Mountain Grand Rodeo for three days of cowboy fun. MORE
ROSS POWERS WINS DOWN UNDER
Over 600 spectators lined Cardrona's Monster Superpipe on Saturday (26 July) to witness the world's top snowboarders exhibit the most spectacular display of halfpipe riding New Zealand has MORE
CARDRONA DOWN UNDER
Renown for inspiring terrain and a quality snow experience. Wide runs and open slopes rule Conveniently located between Wanaka and Queenstown, central to the southern lakes region of New Zealand's southern island. MORE
WANT FREE LIFT TICKETS?
Just write up the story of one of your ski trips. It should be 2-4 pages long, single spaced with photos. If we decide to use the story, we will arrange for you to visit a ski area as our representative to do a story about that ski area. You may never have to buy a lift ticket again! You don't have to be a professional writer to write for us. MORE
WONDERFUL WHISTLER/BLACKCOMB
Why leave the USA to ski? Why not? Whistler/Blackcomb is annually rated as THE top ski area in North America by some publications. So who wouldn't want to ski the best. MORE
KIWI MAKES HISTORY IN WORLD CLASS COMPETITION
Cardrona's terrain park supervisor, Richard Schollum, made history last week when he became the first and only New Zealander to be invited to the prestigious Cutters' Cup event in Breckenridge, USA and came away with the top prize for best jump. MORE
SPRING SKIING BY THE LAKE
After the doom and gloom of February, we were looking forward to a week away from everyday life. Spring Skiing at Lake Tahoe, what better place to get away! We decided to do this trip on the cheap. Reno is within 90 miles of 15 alpine resorts and 7 Nordic centers. MORE
NOT ICY, KILLINGTON SAYS
I wrote a little article about Killington last issue that mentioned that it was icy when I skied there. This prompted the following e-mail from Kim Jackson, Killington's News Bureau Director. "Thanks for the write up about Killington. However, the fact that you mentioned ice for what seemed like a dozen times at least, is killing me! MORE
NO SPRING SPRANG
I drove up to Vermont for a week of spring skiing. I was there during the 2nd week of April but spring forgot to show up. It was a warm sunny day on the ride up but when I arrived winter had beaten me MORE
A-BASIN OPEN TILL THE 4TH
Don't pack away those ski's yet! Arapahoe Basin has skiing projected through 4th of July weekend. A-Basin boasts of 2,257 vertical feet (686 meters), a base elevation of 10,780 feet (3,292 meters). The summit elevation is 13,050 feet (3,978 meters) and the longest run is 1.5 miles. A-Basin gets an average annual snowfall of 367 inches and has 66 trails serviced by 5 lifts that include two triple chairlifts and MORE
SKIING IN THE SUN AT MT. SNOW
My daughter Jessie and I had not been to Mt. Snow since the X-Games and we were excited about visiting this great New England ski area. We were staying at the Grand Summit Hotel, a ski-in-ski-out hotel that's very convenient. Everything at the hotel was really nice. Our room was lovely. MORE
KILLINGTON POWDER - AN OXYMORON
When I arrived at Killington, I noticed that the slopes looked a little different. You could see that there was a lot more snow on Superstar from the parking lot. The receptionist at the Administration Office told me that they had received over 20 feet of snow so far that year and I believed her. They have stockpiled a huge amount of snow on Superstar and they will be skiing until the beginning of June. MORE
JACKSON HOLE
"I've been waiting for ten years to get here," said an awestruck, young Texan in the shuttle that would transport us from the airport to town. Jackson Hole can be intimidating and does have that aura. People come from far and wide to experience the longest continual vertical rise of any ski resort in the country. "It's my favorite mountain," said one hot-dogger from Oregon. "It's all about the steepness." MORE
SPRING SKIING AT BROMLEY
I decided to visit Bromley again in the spring and was not disappointed. The lift lines were small, the snow excellent and the people friendly. I was staying at a really charming and historic bed & breakfast, the 1811 House. Centrally located in old Manchester, it is filled with antiques, has excellent food and MORE
ALTA - POWDER CITY
We had heard of the legendary powder in Utah and were looking forward to skiing in it. Alta did not let us down. We checked into the Alta Lodge and picked up our skis at the Deep Powder House. We received excellent service from the ski bums MORE


SKI /RIDE WHITEFACE - VISIT LAKE PLACID
Answer this quick: What northeast ski mountain has a higher vertical drop than Killington, or even Mammoth? The answer is ...Whiteface. This low-key but high Adirondack mountain barely registers on most people's mental radar, since so much focus of northeastern U.S. skiing and riding is on the state of Vermont. But Whiteface in Wilmington, NY, is a great place to slide! MORE
MOGULS, DUAL MOGULS AND AERIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
We arrived at Deer Valley to cover the FIS freestyle championships where top athletes from all over the world were competing in the bumps and in the air. We were looking forward to a thrilling weekend and we were not disappointed. MORE
PACKED POWDER AT PARK CITY
We were staying at a great condo in Park City called Crestview, just off the interstate. The place was brand new and featured a clubhouse, indoor parking and is affiliated with the Powderwood which is just down the road. MORE
PRO/AM SNOWBOARD COMPETITION AT MOUNTAIN CREEK
I attended the 3rd annual Pro/Am Snowboard competition at Mountain Creek. It was a bitter cold day on my first visit to the New Jersey ski area. Mountain Creek is just 47 miles from New York City, nestled in the northwest corner of New Jersey MORE
DEEP SNOW AT SNOWBIRD
Snowbird is one of the toughest ski areas I have ever visited. I've never seen so many double black diamond runs in my life! They don't even have one green run from the top of the mountain and many of the blue runs would be black diamonds at any other ski area. Snowbird is a real skier's ( and snowboarder's) mountain. MORE


A WEEKEND AT STOWE
I decided to fly up to Stowe for the weekend just before Christmas. I caught a plane Friday evening and rented a car at the airport. I had booked a reservation at Ye Olde England Inne and arrived late that evening. I thought it would be an excellent place for this Olde Ski Bume to rest his weary head after a hard day on the slopes. MORE
MOUNTAINS OF POWDER AT SUGARBUSH
We drove through a blizzard from the airport at Manchester all the way to Waterbury, Vermont. I have a lot of experience driving in the snow, having grown up in Buffalo and living for many years in Vermont, but even I was a little worried as I saw cars off the road and traffic slowing down to a crawl. MORE
SNOWBASIN & POWDER MOUNTAIN
The greatest snow on earth is the theme of Utah skiing. We had done Park City several times, so we decided to ski the areas around Ogden, UT. Ogden is a small town, only 45 minutes from Salt Lake City. There are many inexpensive chain hotels in Ogden but I recommend either the Marriott or the Crowne Plaza. MORE
TWO LOONIES AT LOON
You have to be loony not to ski Loon, if you're in that part of New Hampshire. We were traveling to Maine and caught an early flight out of D.C. and Loon is only two hours from the airport in Manchester. It was a no-brainer MORE
SKI SUNDAY SCHOOL
Want to learn to ski or to just get better? Take a trip to Sunday River - the most wonderful ski teachers hang out there. Even better, if you are a skier with a non-skiing friend - Sunday River will give them an incredibly gentle introduction to the sport. MORE
OKEMO'S NEW JACKSON GORE AREA IS GREAT
We arrived at Okemo and were delighted by the conditions. The snow was well-groomed and there was good coverage. Okemo had touted the opening of their new Jackson Gore area and I was looking forward to experiencing their newest expansion effort. MORE
2003 FREESTYLE FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
With temperatures in Park City downright chilly and snowflakes on the fly, Deer Valley kicks its preparations to host the 2003 Freestyle World Championships into high gear. The event, to be held January 29 - February 2, 2003 MORE


WOULD YOU LOOK GOOD IN A HALTER?
We are offering the following hand-knit, imported halters and sweaters at below wholesale prices. You can save 75% by purchasing a Marcello of Milan sweater for yourself or girlfriend or mother. These items were sold in the finest boutiques throughout the country and you can buy them at below wholesale direct from the importer. MORE


TOP-TO-BOTTOM SKIING AT KILLINGTON
I had received numerous press releases and e-mails telling me about the great top-to-bottom skiing that Killington had from the day they opened. This is the first time they had ever had top-to-bottom skiing this early in the season and I could not wait to get out on the snow. MORE
TAHOE DONNER DOWNHILL WINTER ADVENTURE 2002 / 2003
This is a good place for family fun and learning. Tahoe Donner Ski Area is committed to being "The best place for family fun and learning." Wide-open bowls, uncrowded slopes, great beginner terrain, excellent grooming, and a friendly, courteous staff await you. MORE
HOW TO LIVE FOR FREE AT A SKI AREA
When I first moved up to Vermont, I was standing in the yard of an old farm, when a guy came up and told my buddy, Jacque that a developer was looking for someone to watch over the four new houses he had just finished building. It sounded like a good deal. All you had to do was LIVE there. Jacque wasn't interested, so I decided to check it out. MORE


SKI FOR FREE
Read on to learn how to SKI FOR FREE and never have to purchase a lift ticket again!!! MORE
OKEMO LAUNCHES JACKSON GORE
It's taken four years in the permitting process, but finally, the most exciting thing in eastern skiing is happening at Okemo and there's much to talk about! Okemo's new Jackson Gore area will feature seven new trails, complete with snowmaking MORE
COPPER MOUNTAIN BEGAN SNOWMAKING
Copper Mountain Resort began making snow for the 2002-03 winter season last night, giving Copper the coveted position as the first resort in North America to make snow for the second consecutive year. MORE
ASPEN/SNOWMASS RECEIVES NINE INCHES
Aspen/Snowmass, Colo.- Snow continues to fall at Aspen/Snowmass, with another nine inches (23 cm) falling overnight. Over the past 48 hours a foot (12-inches/30 cm) of snow has blanketed the slopes and covered the streets of Aspen and Snowmass Village MORE
SO YOU WANNA BE A SKI INSTRUCTOR
If you want to be a ski instructor, lots of luck. They do get all the girls, look really cool in their ski school parkas, AND ski really great. Well it's not all wine women and powder snow. MORE
NATIONAL NEW ZEALAND SNOWBOARD CHAMPIONS DECIDED
New Zealand's snowboard champions were decided today (1 September) in the final day of the Boost Mobile New Zealand Snowboard Nationals at The Remarkables. The Groovestar Slopestyle was the deciding event with a full field of juniors and seniors battling it out in the XL Terrain Park for the ultimate title. MORE
KILLINGTON IS STILL OPEN
Here we are at the end of May and Killington is still experiencing cold weather and snow. I thought I was getting in the last of the "good" skiing over a month ago but Killington is still going strong. If the cold weather keeps, they will set a record. MORE

DELIGHTFUL DAVOS
Switzerland is known for clocks, cheese and chocolates. But for winter sports enthusiasts it means snow. Our group selected to ski Davos. Davos Davos, Switzerland is a mecca for sports enthusiasts MORE
A PEEK AT JAY PEAK
I have put Jay Peak on my "Must Ski" list. I have made a number of trips up north to this ski area in the north of Vermont, not far from the Canadian border. They get more natural snow at Jay than any other ski area in New England. Lake effect snow gave Jay Peak as many powder days as a Western ski area and they are a little closer. MORE
9th ISF WORLD JUNIOR SNOWBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS
After several months of intense sponsor search and discussions with various partners the New Zealand Snowboard Association, Cardrona Alpine Resort and Sports Impact under the guidance of the International Snowboard Federation are very proud to host the 9th ISF Junior World Snowboard Championships 2002. MORE
A TRIP TO MONT-TREMBLANT
Tom, my husband, is a die-hard skier. Since he dove headfirst into skiing about 10 years ago, I've accompanied him on numerous ski trips and have even come to enjoy them. There's something magical about the pure white snow, the scenic mountain trails, and the ski culture. MORE
A FOGGY DAY AT KEYSTONE
I had not skied Keystone in three years. It was an overcast day but the snow looked good. When I got there, I headed up the gondola and skied down the back side of the mountain. Keystone is laid out like a European ski area. MORE
FLYIN AT OKEMO (NOT ME)
When I was at Okemo for President's weekend, there was plenty of high-flying action and exciting terrain features at numerous locations in Okemo. They have three Terrain Parks, a massive Super Pipe and Quarter Pipe, there's plenty of on-snow action and adventure at every turn. MORE
BROMLEY BUMPS
I decided to visit Bromley on the busiest weekend of the ski season, President's Weekend. It was an excellent choice. I could not believe how small the lift lines were, as I looked up the mountain. MORE
DEATH COOKIES AT SUGARBUSH
When I made arrangements to be picked up at the Albany airport, I was told that they were expecting freezing rain. I mused that it might be freezing rain in the flat lands but it would be SNOW in the mountains. How could it not be snow? MORE
ASPEN IMPRESSIONS
I hate to admit it, but I never skied Aspen before. I have heard a lot about this great ski area with three mountains, but I had never gotten around to skiing there. This was my big chance. I was spending almost two weeks in Colorado and I had put Aspen on my list. MORE
SUNNY SUNAPEE
I decided to take the editor of the Ski Bum News up on his standing offer to be part one of his ski adventures in exchange for picking him up at the airport. Paul is always looking for company on his ski trips, so contact him and SKI FOR FREE. Who would have thought that he would talk me into becoming a writer for the Ski Bum News. MORE
VAIL BOWLS BLOW ME AWAY
It was really great day when I drove up to Vail from Leadville. The ride was SPECTACULAR with gorgeous vistas around every bend. Vail is one of the most up-scale ski areas in Colorado and it plays host to an international clientele. I rode up in the gondola with a man who was bi-continental. MORE
THE LEADVILLE HOSTEL AIN'T HOSTILE
My roommate dropped me off at the airport early to compensate for the heightened security after the 9/11 terrorist attack. I was singled out for a thorough search but I didn't mind. A disreputable looking character like me expects to be searched in these day of terrorist attacks. The flight was uneventful and I arrived in Denver in good spirits. I picked up my rental car and headed to Leadville. MORE
KUDOS TO OKEMO
This west coast transplant has only great things to say about Okemo Mountain Ski Resort in Ludlow, Vermont. They have made the skiing and boarding experience easy, fun and stress free. We arrived on the first day and we guided into the Blue lot to park. There is a bus to take you to the main lodge. MORE
SKIING IN THE SUN AT BRECKENRIDGE
It was a beautiful sunny, warm day. A perfect day for skiing. Although there were weekend crowds, they didn't bother me. The wait at the chairlift was minimal and I reduced them even more by taking advantage of the "singles" lift line. MORE
2002 WINTER X-GAMES
Reggie Crist Follows Brother Zach to Skier X Gold and keeps it in the family
Cline and Jonsson Finish First and Second for Second Year in a Row in Skier X
SKIING Slopestyle - Hall Wins Gold for Second Straight Year by narrow margin. MORE
SMUGGLER'S NOTCH - NATCH
It was a clear brisk morning as I drove down Vermont roads I had seldom driven. I drove past sleepy little picturesque villages, as the road wound through the mountains. I came around a bend in the road and the ski area came into view MORE
'TWAS THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
'Twas the day after Christmas and all over the place,
lift lines were moving at a very fast pace.
The crowds at the bottom of the mountain were gone,
more time to ski was the song of the throng. MORE
OK, OKEMO FOR CHRISTMAS
Okemo Mountain Resort has prepared an exciting line-up of special events, sure to please visitors and residents of all ages during the Christmas Holiday Vacation Week. MORE
WILL SAUZE d 'OULX?
With access to nearly 400km of runs and situated in cobbled lined streets surrounded by shops and restaurants, Sauze d'Oulx (pronounced Sour-zee-do - hence the pun) has something for everyone, by day and night. MORE
NO WORRIES MATE!
Prepare to embark on a new kind of summer adventure. Skiing in the Southern Hemisphere in New Zealand. New Zealand much to my surprise as twelve ski areas. Sadly, we only managed to ski three of them. MORE
FALLING FOR SMUGGLERS NOTCH
One of the most beautiful seasons in Vermont is the foliage season. This is the season where that the leaves are turning and the mountains are ablaze with color. I decided to schedule a trip up to one of the loveliest destinations I could find, Smugglers Notch, just north of Stowe. MORE
EARLY SKI SEASON
Due to the superb snowmaking and grooming at Killington, an early ski trip just before Thanksgiving could add up to some great skiing at the largest ski area in the East . . . at bargain prices. When I lived at Killington, I would start skiing right after hunting season and ski well into May. MORE

MY FAVORITE MOUNTAINS
I love the mountains . . . mountains of all kinds. Some of my favorite mountains can be found in Maryland, just outside of Annapolis and the best time to see them is in late summer and the early fall. MORE
OVER X GAMES 2001 :
The answer to mountain withdrawal during summer
Many have asked the age-old question that has been plaguing mankind for centuries on end. A question that the most brilliant minds of our time have pondered upon only to come up empty handed. A question that entails a mystery of changing seasons and progressing time. A question that took one week in Philadelphia, Pa. for me to answer. The riddle of "What is a skier supposed to do when the snow is gone?' MORE
BRECKENRIDGE SUMMER 2001
While my skis are gathering dust and rust in the basement I'm going half-crazy with downhill withdrawal. It seems that I can't do much about my beautiful ski edges slowly crusting over, but getting downhill?… well that's a different story. MORE
HUNTER MOUNTAIN CELTIC FESTIVAL
I decided to visit Hunter Mountain for the Celtic Festival. One of my favorite Celtic bands, IONA was playing at this well-established festival. I figured with Hunter's close proximity to New York City and Albany, there would be a few Irishmen and Scotsmen MORE
JOIN THE SKI PATROL AND SKI FOR FREE

Being a member of the Ski Patrol is a great way to ski for FREE. The Pinecrest Nordic Ski Patrol patrols the back country of Stanislaus National Forest, which is between Yosemite and Tahoe near the Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. They are currently recruiting Nordic / backcountry skiers to volunteer MORE
THE KILLINGTON RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
For years, I worked at some of the biggest renaissance festivals in the country, so I was delighted when I found out that Killington was hosting a renaissance festival. The event spanned an entire weekend and started with a dinner fit for a King (or in this case Queen) at the Moondance Grille on Friday night. MORE
OVER THE SHOULDER BOLDER HOLDERS
The fashion industry can be fun and it's a great way to meet BEAUTIFUL women. Unfortunately, I was put out of business by a series of earthquakes, but that's ANOTHER STORY! We are offering the following halters and sweaters at below wholesale prices. MORE
WILD WEST - WILD JACKSON HOLE
I waited a couple of months for impressions from this trip to come into proper perspective: the emotions to calm down, the mind-boggling experiences to soften a bit, and the unpleasant ones to loose their bitterness. MORE
BINX SANDAHL, A SKIING PIONEER REMEMBERED
I was late on the scene - almost too late. I did not meet Bengt (Binx) Sandahl until early May of 1998. I had heard about him before that. Earl, now my husband, had told me that everyone who skied Alta in the 1960s knew him. Binx was legendary as the snow ranger of Little Cottonwood Canyon. He kept the skiers safe. He was the one who decided to close the road when there was avalanche danger. MORE
NEW SKI HITS MARKET
A new ski has just been announced by John Howe President of Howe Winter Sports Waterford, Maine and Ron and Ken Jacques owners of Ski Depot located in Jay, Maine. This revolutionary alpine ski is called "The Claw" MORE
KILLINGTON HAS EAST'S LONGEST SKI SEASON 40 YEARS IN A ROW
The Superstar Express Quad Chairlift finally came to a seasonal halt last week, and Killington reluctantly closed for the 2000-2001 winter season. They had 315 inches of natural snowfall this season, making it the snowiest season in 20 years. MORE
FOG & ICE NIX MOGUL CHALLENGE FINALS
The finals of the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge were canceled Sunday due to dense fog and ice on the mogul course. Authorities waited until 11 A.M. before officially canceling the competition ans awarding the prizes to the top finishers in the preliminaries which were held the day before on Saturday. MORE
BIG SKY, MONTANA
A little piece of heaven, Big Sky perched on the spine of the Madison Mountain Range near Yellowstone National Park features majestic mountains and rolling prairies. Montana is probably best known for no speed limits and Ted Turner's ranch. But, skiers know Montana for dry fluffy powder skiing at Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort. MORE
CATCH THE LAST OF THE GREATEST SEASON
There has never been a winter like this in Vermont. The combination of snow, snow, snow, high speed quads, gondolas, and no crowds, has made skiing a "peak experience" every run. It has never been this good, and you won't likely see these conditions again for decades. MORE
SPRING SKIING AT SUGARBUSH
Every time I visit Sugarbush, I like it more and more. This visit was no exception. Vermont had received so much snow that Sugarbush had decided to stay open a couple more weekends and I was eager to squeeze in one more trip to this world-class resort. MORE
MEET ME AT BEAR MOUNTAIN
I keep telling you, the Bear Mt. Mogul Challenge is the best party at Killington. Last year was no exception. Saturday was a lovely, sunny day and the crowd was partying their brains out at the bottom of the mountain. Sunday was another matter. MORE
CORTINA D'AMPREZZO, ITALY
Cortina is often called the Queen of the Dolomites. Centrally located in the Dolomites, Cortina is a winter paradise. It is easy to get either via Venice or Munich by car, bus and train. If you are staying at hotel in town, a car is not necessary MORE
THE BLIZZARD OF '01 (it's still going on)
I had already made plans to go to Vermont when a huge snow storm hit the East Coast. I had decided to take a long weekend and visit some of my favorite ski areas. MORE
SEVEN SPRINGS vs. BLUE KNOB
I had the opportunity to ski two very different mountains in the same part of Pennsylvania in the same week. Both are off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, only three hours from Washington, D.C. and are as different as two ski areas can be. MORE
THE X GAMES 2001
The X-Games at Mt. Snow consisted of some of the most thrilling events in winter sports. Skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling have been joined by motorcycling for one of the most thrilling MORE
VAIL 2001
The ancient Norsemen believed that if they lived an honorable and heroic life they would be rewarded with eternal live in Valhalla after they died. MORE
SKIING LAKE TAHOE
Skiing the 14 ski resorts located around Lake Tahoe is now easier and cheaper than ever. Southwest Airlines has inexpensive flights to Reno which have been as low as $99 (one way) when booked in advance, on-line from the East Coast and even cheaper from West Coast MORE
BLUE KNOB MOUNTAIN
My family and I went skiing at Blue Knob All Seasons Resort in Pennsylvania last Saturday. I looked forward to trying out what is advertised as "Pennsylvania's highest skiable mountain" at an altitude of MORE
THE BEAST IS THE BEST IN THE EAST
Whenever I go on a ski trip, I am always comparing the ski areas I visit to Killington. My old home area still outshines most of its competitors and once again, I have decided to name this world-class ski area as the BEST SKI AREA IN THE EAST. MORE
HIGH ON MOUNTAIN HIGH
When I found out we would be able to get away for a day of skiing, I sat down and thought about the preparation involved. It would not be just me, but I would be taking my 12 year-old daughter who is in major fashion statement mode, and my roommate and her 11 year-old son (who knows everything). MORE

WHISTLER HOLIDAY
Wine, food, tourism are just "upstairs" in a Whistler ski holiday in British Columbia. Imagine flying off to a foreign destination on a romantic ski holiday accented by fine wines and superb cuisine -- and finding yourself just 'upstairs' from the United States. MORE

SKIING FROM NORTH-CENTRAL NEW JERSEY
Very often its hard for me to sneak out and go skiing from my house in Watchung, in Somerset County New Jersey, because the nearest ski areas are about an hour away. Last year I tried several area MORE
KASS, BYRNES WIN SUPERPIPE
Danny Kass (Hamburg, NJ), a former Okemo Mountain School rider stomped a clean second run to win the superpipe competition at the Chevy Truck U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix at Okemo Mountain. U.S. Snowboard Team member Tricia Byrnes (New Canaan, CT) won her first Grand Prix and record her second victory in a row MORE
THANKSGIVING K
I went up to Killington late Friday night. I left NYC at about midnight. No traffic on the way up, which is always nice. As I got into middle Vermont, I noticed this strange white substance covering the ground. "What is this"? I thought to myself. It was snow. MORE
NUTTIN LIKE TUBIN AT MASSANUTTEN
The lift slowly pulled me to the top of the snow covered hill. I moved to the edge of the slope, and pushed off straight down. I accelerated quickly and found I couldn't stop or even slow down. MORE
BANISH KNEE INJURIES FOREVER?
The Skiing season is upon us and with it brings the risk of thousands of serious knee injuries. Last year on the continent over 120000 ski related knee injuries were recorded leaving a massive drain on Europe's national health services. MORE
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY AT HOLIDAY
Western New York state had been blanked by two feet of snow. So, when I was invited to visit Buffalo for Thanksgiving, I decided to bring my skis. I contacted Holiday Valley and arranged to pay them a visit. I had not skied at Holiday Valley for many years and MORE
OKEMO SUPER PIPE
It measures a whopping 440'L X 55'W X 17'H and promises some wild and high-flying action at Okemo Mountain Resort this season. Okemo's new Super Pipe opened on Sunday, November 25, 2000 the first Super Pipe to open in the East. MORE
OVER THE HILL GANG, INTERNATIONAL
Skiers over the age of 50 who enjoy skiing with others their age should explore the trips offered by Over The Hill Gang, International (OTHG). This 6,000-member organization has been around since 1977 and offers 26 fully escorted ski trips for the 2000-2001 season and ten summertime adventure trips in 2001. MORE
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN
I took a shower washing every body part with actual soap, including all my major crevasses, including in between my toes and in my belly button, I never did that before but I sort of enjoyed it. I washed my hair with adult formula shampoo and used cream rinse for that just-washed shine. I knew I had to hike up to Green Valley to see the new lift, so I packed the essentials: map, compass, water, flashlight, extra food, waterproof matches, extra clothing, sunglasses, first-aid kit, pocket knife and fire starter. MORE
PHOTOS FROM SOUTH AMERICAN SKI TRIP
The photographer who went to South America on a little ski trip, with lift tickets and accommodations complements of the Ski Bum News, finally sent us a few of the photos he took. MORE
FERNIE ALPINE RESORT
The Elk Valley has an alpine climate, with precipitation predictably higher, and lower average temperatures, than other regions of the East Kootenay. The precipitation is influenced by mountainous terrain and the interaction of moist Pacific air with the cooler and dryer Arctic air mass. MORE
NEW ZEALAND SKI NEWS
At this time of year, all the skiing that's any good is happening south of the equator, with the exception of skiing on the glaciers. So, I have decided to bring you a little news from that part of the globe. MORE
SKIING SOUTH AMERICA IN THE SUMMER
I got an e-mail from a photographer who was going to South America on a little ski trip and he asked me if I was interested in a story about his adventure. Skiing in the middle of the summer just blows my mind, so I was anxious to have him do a story. I contacted the ski areas was able to provide him with press credentials. This is the first in a series of articles on his trip. MORE
IT'S CHILLY IN CHILE
During September and October 2000, every father or mother may bring one of their children 12 years or under to Portillo for free during the following skiweeks MORE
GET YOUR LIFT TICKETS NOW AND SAVE
Right now is the perfect time to purchase your 2000-01 ski season pass or lift ticket package. Ski areas are at the lowest cash-flow period in the year, right now. That can mean HUGE savings to you. If you are a season pass holder or are planning to become one, call your favorite ski area and ask about their pre-season discounts. Even if you do not plan to ski every weekend, give the ski area a call and see if they are offering any kind of discount program on lift tickets. There is a good chance that your favorite hill will give you a great deal on purchases you make now for the coming season. MORE
SKIING ON THE 4TH OF JULY
It's 90 degrees outside. I just got off the phone with by buddy John the Greek. He just moved out to Colorado and tied up with a bunch of shredders. He's been skiing shoots and taking big air with his new snowboarding friends and it makes me sick. Even Killington has closed for the season and there is nothing skiable in the entire East. John was planning to go to A Basin and do a little skiing on the 4th of July. I HATE HIM. MORE
JAY PEAK GETS FOOT OF SNOW
After weeks of above average temperatures and little or no snowfall, northern Vermont residents awoke Thursday morning to a winter wonderland, again. Snow showers began Wednesday afternoon and intensified overnight leaving Jay Peak Ski Resort with over a foot of fresh new powder. MORE

LATEST SKI CONDITIONS
Just came back from a 5 day trip to Crested Butte...... Weather was mostly cloudy with a couple of warm sunny days. Received some light snow on Sunday. Not sure of their base but they have plenty of coverage on the lower level runs. MORE
MEET ME AT THE BEAR MOUNTAIN BASH
The Bear Mt. Mogul Challenge is the best party at Killington. The weekend is usually blessed by sunshine and great weather. If you want to PARTY and see some great bump skiing and PARTY, put this event on your MUST list and meet me there. It will be on the weekend of April 8-9th this year. MORE
THE MINI-SKIRT PARTY
I had read about the Mini-skirt Party in one of the ski magazines. I don't know why I was a little surprised when I noticed that Carl Lorenzo was the host. He has been at Killington for 20 years and is my favorite bar tender at the Grist Mill. I wangled a ticket from him and attended the event properly attired. MORE
THE WINTER X GAMES 2000
The X Games were held at Mt. Snow before a crowd estimated at 30,000. There were 92 athletes from 16 countries competing on the snow for a piece of the $445,200 purse. Todd Richards was the big winner, picking up a Gold Medal in the Superpipe and a Silver in Slopeside. MORE
AERIAL ASSAULT TEAM FLIES HIGH AT 50 BELOW
It was easily the coldest day I had skied in a long time. They were predicting chill factors of -75 degrees and they were not far off the mark. It was one of those days when you took a couple of runs and then headed in for hot chocolate. MORE
DEMO MADNESS
When I found out that there was going to be a big demo at Okemo, I decided to fly up to Manchester, New Hampshire for the weekend amd drive to Vermont. Southwest Airlines has a great deal where you can fly round trip for under $150.00 from Washington / Baltimore Airport. MORE
LOON MOUNTAIN
I had never been to Loon and I didn't know what to expect. Friends had recommended that I check it out, so off to New Hampshire I went. I flew into Manchester from Washington, D.C. on Southwest airlines for only $66.00 and rented a car. I was at Loon in less than two hours. MORE
POWDER AT PICO
Thor had smacked his hammer hard and the snow came down hard. There was a foot of powder when I arrived at Pico and it continued to snow all day long. The place had changed little since I had been there a few years ago. The only inkling to Pico's recent new connection to Killington was the Killington ski jackets on the instructors and other staff. MORE
THE BIG STRATTON SKI SHOW
Stratton Mountain played host to the biggest ski show in the East. Every manufacturer of skis, snowboards, skiboards, boots, bindings, poles, helmets, goggles, waxes and more was represented. I had a chance to ride a lot of skis and pass my impressions on to you. This was my first time at Stratton and I liked this ski area very much. MORE


SNOW STILL HOLDING AT WHITETAIL
This February thaw may have melted the snow on the streets, but there is still plenty of snow at Whitetail, just over an hour's drive north of Washington, DC. With fair skies and warm temperatures, skiers and snowboarders are greeted by sunshine and short liftlines day after day. MORE
SKI BUM 2000 IN THE OUTBACK AT KEYSTONE
The definition of "Ski Bum" may have evolved with the advent of the Third Millennium. In the ski areas of Colorado at least you don't find itinerant people living in vans in parking lots, forging tickets and scrounging meals. I mean, there are some of us who "live to ski" who haven't quit our day jobs. MORE
SKIING MT. ASCUTNEY VERMONT
It was a bitter cold January 23rd, -12 degrees, when we skied Mt. Ascutney in Vermont. We had planned on being up there early for a full day of skiing. We arrived around 9:15, and unloaded at the front door, a great benefit of this fine resort. We unloaded and moved the car to the parking lot. MORE

ICE, SNOW AND 27 BELOW, A REAL NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
It was raining when we headed up to Vermont for the Holidays. I had forgotten about what can happen in Vermont in the winter in the rain. When we pulled into Rutland and made a mandatory stop for beer and other essentials, we overheard that one of the store employees had called in and told the manager that they couldn't make it in because of the ice of the road. MORE
VAIL VALLEY WINTER
The clear cobalt blue sky and the incredibly white powdery snow seemed to form an unrealistic theater set. But this was no theater, and I was surely not playing the lead in any Gilbert & Sullivan musical. I was perched atop a Volkswagen sized mogul on a black-diamond run called Wow high in the Rockies. MORE
SKI TUNING GUIDELINES FOR
FAST SKIS
The following article is a guideline to help racers prepare their skis for training and race events. Most people think of tuning their skis as a task too difficult, and better left for a local ski shop to take care of. When in reality, with the right tools and an old iron , you are More than capable of making your skis race ready! MORE
LAST DAY OF '99 AT STOWE
In the morning we headed north to Stowe. This legendary ski area is very big and gets a lot of natural snow. Stowe has been ranked as the # 1 ski resort in eastern North America by Ski and Skiing magazines many times. Located in a picturesque little town with a true Vermont ambiance, it has a wide array of top-quality accommodations for every taste and budget. MORE
NO CROWDS AT SUNAPEE
The next day, I was up early and heading for New Hampshire. I had planned to ski Sunapee that day. I had never skied there before, but it had really looked inviting when I had been powerboating on the lake that summer. It was easy to find off the interstate and I liked the look of the place. They had been purchased a couple of years ago by Okemo and I was interested in seeing what this mountain was like. MORE
GS DAYS AT OKEMO
Thursday before Christmas, we were at Okemo. There were still few people and Okemo has made a lot of snow. They had paved the trails with corduroy and it was another GS day. Okemo was doing their part in preparing for the Christmas visitors. They had a nice base of frozen hard-pack that they had groomed perfectly. MORE
AT KILLINGTON, ICE IS NICE
It was raining and it turned to freezing rain as I started up the dirt road to my house. I had a hunch that Killington would be a little icy in the morning. My suspicions were correct, Killington was bullet-proof. MORE
REAL SNOW AT SUGARBUSH
We pointed the car north on Rt. 100 and headed for Sugarbush. As we drove into town, we noticed that it had begun to snow. Things were still kind of quiet and very beautiful. It looked like we were going to have a real white Christmas after all. MORE
SMUGGLER'S NOTCH
It was a clear brisk morning, with the thermometer in the single digits. I drove down Vermont roads the I had never been driven before, past sleepy little picturesque villages as the road wound through the mountains. Then three peaks with beautiful trails cane into view. MORE
EXCELLENT SPRING CONDITIONS AT MT. SNOW
In the morning I headed south to Mt. Snow. I had skied there a few years ago and I was looking forward to revisiting this southern Vermont resort. It was raining as I drove south. As I neared the mountain, the rain stopped. MORE
SKIING ROUTE 100
Rt. 100, in Vermont has often been called the Ski Highway of the East. Some of the best skiing in the eastern United States is located on this road. Along the highway and in every town on Rt. 100, there are lodging accommodations to suit every taste and pocketbook. MORE
ASPEN OF WESTERN NEW YORK
This may sound like an unusual ski trip but it usually happens at least twice a week. My alarm gets me awake at 4:30am and after deciding which day it is I don my work clothes and head off into the morning darkness. MORE
NO ROOM AT THE INN: A CHRISTMAS TALE
I was sitting at my computer working on a story when the phone rang. It was Glen Testa, the most critical ski coach I have the pleasure of knowing. He needed a little writing done for one of the kids he coaches and asked me for help. MORE
MOGUL MANIACS
You see them coming down expert runs covered with huge moguls. They ski right down the fall line, absorbing the bumps, knees going up and down like pistons. They perform "Helicopters", "Spread Eagles" or other aerial maneuvers, just to spice things up. MORE
EXPLORING THE NEW SUGARBUSH
Sugarbush was the first Vermont ski area I had ever visited. My memory of that trip, as a rank beginner who had never skied anything More difficult the Kissing Bridge in Western N.Y., was of a HUGE mountain with lots of terrain that was well beyond my skiing ability. We had a wonderful time on my first trip to Vermont and I was psyched on this trip. Although I had skied Sugarbush a number of times since then, I had not been there in many years. MORE
US HOTDOGS CUT THE MUSTARD
The US Olympic Freestyle Team won three out of four gold medals in the Winter Olympic Games in Japan. Jonny Moseley, Nikki Stone and Eric Bergoust all won gold medals because of their incredible aerial performances. These "hotdogs" have been on a roll ever since the US Freestyle Team won six medals in the World Cup Freestyle Competition held at the Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado. MORE
WHITETAIL MOST IMPROVED NEW SKI AREA
For over eight years, I lived in Vermont, in a little town called Pittsfield, halfway between Killington and Pico Peak to the south and Sugarbush and Mad River to the north on the Rt. 100. It was going to take a LOT for a local Pennsylvania ski area to impress ME! MORE
READ FOR FREE SKI FOR FREE
You may be asking yourself, "Is the Ski Bum News really free and will it stay free?" The Answer is YES! It is our intention to put out a really fine Internet ski publication and distribute it free to thousands (hopefully millions) of readers totally free of charge. Read on to learn how to SKI FOR FREE and never have to purchase a lift ticket again!!! MORE
KILLINGTON - BEST IN THE EAST
I picked Killington as the Best Ski Area in the East and with spring right around the corner, It's a GREAT time to visit Killington, because it's still winter in Vermont. According to the weatherman, they have just received a couple of feet of snow and Killington has up to 42" of cover. MORE


BARDONECCHIA, ITALY
Even if you are staying as far as Torino you can get to the mountains pretty fast via the TGV train which takes less that 60 minutes and you get off right next to the bus stop which takes you up to any of the 3 skiing areas. Also if you are a student (or know someone who is studying in Italy) you get 50% off the lift tickets which is a truly great value for money. MORE
BRECKENRIDGE, BEST IN THE WEST
When I saw an ad in paper for inexpensive airfare to Denver and I knew I was going skiing. I had not been skiing out West in a few years and I was due. El Niño had ruined the skiing at my local ski area and I hadn't been skiing for two weeks. I was staring to go through mogul withdrawal. MORE
FINDING TREASURE OFF THE BEATEN TRAIL
Do you have those days when you wake up and want to try something different, some perfect little hidden away mountain with trails made for happy lovers and those lazy for the day? Probably many of them exist and we'll search them out for you, ski areas off the beaten trail. And we just found one in the Catskills of New York State...Ski Windham. So get your boards and come on along. MORE
COME ALONG TO OKEMO
I called my old buddy Tex, to tell him that I had just sold a story about freestyle skiing to the Mt. Times and he invited me to stay at his place while I was skiing in Vermont. He wouldn't be there, but he said he would leave the door open. I could drive from Washington, D.C. to Tex's place in Fair Haven, Vermont on Christmas day and ski Okemo bright and early the next day. MORE
BEAR MOUNTAIN & ME
The Bear Mt. Mogul Challenge has always been the best party at Killington. This year was no exception. The weekend was blessed by sunshine and great weather. As usual, you had two choices, i.e., excellent spring conditions on Bear or excellent winter conditions on the north-facing trails that lead to the Killington Base Lodge. MORE
JON LAMB JOINS SKI BUM NEWS STAFF
Legendary Killington ski instructor, Jon Lamb will be doing the Ski Tips Section and writing articles for upcoming issues of the Ski Bum News, so look for him. He is fully certified by P.S.I.A. and currently a member of the Development Team for the educational staff. He recently made the Eastern squad and will travel out west next year to try out for the National Demonstration team. He is a very talented ski instructor who conducts ski clinics on skiing the moguls and gives private and group lessons at Killington. His first tip is on taking "air". MORE
BUMPS, JUMPS AND CHUMPS
For someone suffering from mogul mania, the time I inadvertently chose to spend at Breckenridge was the best possible 10 days anyone could ever spend at any ski area in the world EVER! Now this is a pretty strong statement. I know, but the statement stands. MORE
SPRING SKIING AT WISP
When the sun first rose over the hill on Sunday morning, I thought of all the things I had to do to get ready for spring and summer. Tune the lawn mower, plant some bushes, clean up winter's mess and wax the boat for starters. However, the twenty degree reading on my thermometer told me that winter wasn't over yet. It was still too cold to get started on my outside chores. Then I realized that by the time the sun warmed the day enough to do anything worth while, I could be at the closest ski area ready to enjoy the sport's most glorious time of year. Work or play? Work or play? MORE

TIMBERLINE: LUAU WEST VIRGINIA STYLE
It was somewhat discontenting to ski on a mountain that later exploded in an electrifying volcanic eruption, but that is exactly the type of pleasant duality engendered by Timberline Four Seasons Resort. Take for example the grass-skirted ski patrol, the NASTAR racers in full evening gowns and fur coats, or the hula-band encouraging patrons, who otherwise have no business whatsoever to shake it in public, to get up and dance for the crowd. MORE
THE 2000 WINTER GOODWILL GAMES
The 1st Winter Goodwill Games were held at Lake Placid, New York from February 16th to the 20th. The facilities which were built for the Olympics were perfect venues for the Winter Goodwill Games. MORE
A POWDER MORNING AT THE CANYONS
It started out as a simple favor for a friend. It turned out to be one of the best powder day of the year. My friend Karl knew of a visiting family in town who needed ski lessons, and since I am a ski coach for The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, he recommended them to me. MORE

SKIING WILDCAT NEW HAMPSHIRE
Believe it or not the skiing in the Northeast is very good this year. I skied at Wildcat recently and had a great time. It was a beautiful day. I was so excited, I woke up at 4:30 before my alarm went off. Having extra time I packed a picnic lunch complete with red wine. MORE
A PEEK AT JAY PEAK
I had never been to Jay Peak. My roommates had told me about their trips to this ski area in northern of Vermont, not far from the Canadian border. They get More natural snow at Jay than any other ski area in New England. MORE
SLICE & DICE ON ICE
Initially when instructing people on how to carve on hard snow I begin with an analogy to driving. When driving on snow covered, icy roads it is easy to lose control. There is very little resistance and to regain control we need to pump the brakes. The foot never goes back and forth erratically from brake to gas. You must drive in a consistent, smooth fashion. MORE
DUDE, Inc.
When Bull and the Big Guys Catch Up with Two Skiing Scammers, They Face Reality and Go To Work Josh and Bert had been ski bums all their lives. The deceptions, cons, and maneuvers they had cultivated over a lifetime of scamming gear and free tickets were classic tales in the annals of dirtbaggery. MORE
CARDRONA DOWN UNDER
Renown for inspiring terrain and a quality snow experience. Wide runs and open slopes rule Conveniently located between Wanaka and Queenstown, central to the southern lakes region of New Zealand's southern island. MORE
WANT FREE LIFT TICKETS?
Just write up the story of one of your ski trips. It should be 2-4 pages long, single spaced with photos. If we decide to use the story, we will arrange for you to visit a ski area as our representative to do a story about that ski area. You may never have to buy a lift ticket again! You don't have to be a professional writer to write for us. MORE
THE FINEST SKIING IN THE WEST
Believe it or not, Reno, Nevada is the gateway to the finest skiing in the West. We are getting dumped and the snow level at the mid-mountain stake at Alpine Meadows is 17.5 feet! I'm sure that Kirkwood, just beyond the South end of Lake Tahoe, has More! At any rate ski bums, get with the program for Spring skiing. Some of the airlines have special airfares. Book your flight on the Internet and fly coast-to-coast for as little as $99 or less each way, if you book the flights early enough. MORE
A VISIT TO WATERVILLE VALLEY
I took a day trip to Waterville Valley, just in time to ski there on the last day of their season and caught some kids doing fabulous "air". Waterville is a nice little ski area located in the middle of New Hampshire. MORE
SKIING "TUCKERMAN'S RAVINE"
Packed my backpack the night before. My largest pack, ski boots on the bottom, a pair of slip on nylon pants, a thin pair of wool gloves, a small compass, a small flashlight, a small first aid kit (just in case), and a bag of food. I forgot my bottle of wine. I brought crackers, smoked oysters, maple cookies, a can off crabmeat, a small jar of mayo, and a bag of finger rolls. MORE
HOW TO LIVE FOR FREE AT A SKI AREA
When I first moved up to Vermont, I was standing in the yard of an old farm, when a guy came up and told my buddy, Jacque that a developer was looking for someone to watch over the four new houses he had just finished building. It sounded like a good deal. All you had to do was LIVE there. Jacque wasn't interested, so I decided to check it out. MORE
REMARKABLE SNOW THIS TIME OF YEAR
Recent snowfalls at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt. Hutt have delivered excellent snow conditions just in time for the July school holidays. All three ski areas received snow in the past 24 hours with The Remarkables receiving 15cm, Coronet Peak 5-10cm, and Canterbury's Mt. Hutt 30cm. MORE
2002 U.S. ALPINE DEVELOPMENT SKI TEAM NAMED
PARK CITY, Utah (June 4) - The U.S. Ski Team named 24 athletes to its alpine development squad Monday. The list includes eight women and 16 men. MORE

THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE BARGAIN
Due to the superb snowmaking and grooming at Killington, an early ski trip just before Thanksgiving could add up to some great skiing at the largest ski area in the East . . . at bargain prices. MORE
GET IN SHAPE FOR THE SKI SEASON ON AND OFF THE SLOPES
Aspen, Vail, Steamboat Springs, Stowe, and Killington invoke images of skiing passed evergreen trees, down snow white slopes and cavorting in the lodge at the end of the day. Nobody wants to be too tired at the end of a day of skiing to participate in the ritual "happy hours". MORE
SUNNY DAYS AT SUNDAY RIVER
It was my first visit to Sunday River and I was really looking forward to visiting this ski area located near Bethel, Maine. I drove up from Manchester, N.H. and had the pleasure of seeing some of the most beautiful unspoiled country in all of New England. MORE



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