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  • Walighürli – ski touring

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    Ian
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:23 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader This is over in canton Berne on the other side of the col du Pillon. It’s a classic local ski tour and with good weather and great snow it was fairly busy yesterday with about 15 people on the summit when I arrived. I’d climbed up a different route than the one I’ve taken before, in the past I’ve gone up the valley and over the dam but this time I took a more direct line which was quite good. I varied the descent as well passing below Hindere Walig which was pretty good in places but overall not as good as skiing a more…
  • Der Schnee ist zurück: Wintereinbruch in Österreich

    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo
    20 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Mitten im Mai sind die österreichischen Skigebiete mit teils kräftigem Neuschnee versorgt worden. Und sogar bis tief in die Täler fiel Schnee. Zum Wochenende hin wird es aber wieder etwas wärmer und beständiger. Wir geben einen kurzen Überblick zur aktuellen Situation ...
  • Chesney Vale skier chosen as flag-bearer

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    21 May 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Honoured: Mark Soyer lead the Australian team at the opening ceremony of the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Canada. Chesney Vale's Mark Soyer was one of only four Australians to represent the country in the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships held at Invermere, the base of the Panorama, in Canada earlier this year.
  • Top 2015 Ski Resorts

    Ski & Skiing News - Daily Local Ski News
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    You voted, we tallied and are now pleased to present our Visitors' Choice Award winners for the best North American Ski Resorts of 2015.
  • FasterSkier’s Cross Country Skiers of the Year: Liz Stephen and Alex Harvey

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    FasterSkier
    22 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Liz Stephen of the U.S. Ski Team is FasterSkier’s female cross country skier of the year. (Photo: Marcel Hilger) With the 2014/2015 season officially in the rearview, FasterSkier is excited to unveil the last (but not least!) of its annual award winners for this past winter. Votes stem from the FS staff, scattered across the U.S. and Canada, and while not scientific, they are intended to reflect a broader sense of the season in review. Liz Stephen, U.S. Ski Team, Burke Mountain Academy Liz Stephen is a lot of things. She’s a world class athlete, the “glue” of the U.S. Ski Team,…
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    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo

  • Der Schnee ist zurück: Wintereinbruch in Österreich

    20 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Mitten im Mai sind die österreichischen Skigebiete mit teils kräftigem Neuschnee versorgt worden. Und sogar bis tief in die Täler fiel Schnee. Zum Wochenende hin wird es aber wieder etwas wärmer und beständiger. Wir geben einen kurzen Überblick zur aktuellen Situation ...
  • Materialpflege: So lagert ihr eure Skier über den Sommer richtig ein

    5 May 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Die Skisaison geht zu Ende. Um auch im nächsten Winter noch Spaß an seinen Skiern zu haben, lohnt es sich, die Bretter auf den Sommer vorzubereiten. Erfahrt hier, wie ihr die Skier fit für den Sommer macht ...
  • Bilderserie: Winterabenteuer in Neuseeland

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:48 am
    Skifahren kann man nicht nur in Europa oder Nordamerika, sondern auch in Neuseeland. Wie schön es dort ist, zeigen wir euch in einer Bildergalerie Oreli Berthollier, die mit ein paar Freunden im vergangenen Winter dort war und tolle Bilder mitgebracht hat ...
  • Neue 3S-Gondelbahn von Leitner: Ab 2018 komfortabel auf das Klein Matterhorn

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:44 am
    2018 wird in Zermatt eine nun vorgestellte neue 3S-Bahn von Leitner zum Einsatz kommen ...
  • Sieben gute Gründe für einen Besuch in Davos Klosters

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Die schweizerischen Skigebiete haben sich im Winter 14/15 wegen des starken Frankens und oftmals sehr hoher Preise schwerer getan als die Konkurrenz aus Österreich. Die Gästezahlen, insbesondere aus Deutschland, nahmen ab. Dabei haben die Regionen wirklich viel zu bieten. Wir haben das Skigebiet Davos Klosters in Graubünden besucht und liefern euch hier sieben handfeste Argumente, warum sich ein Skiurlaub hier lohnt ...
 
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    Olympic Alpine Skiing News

  • Chesney Vale skier chosen as flag-bearer

    21 May 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Honoured: Mark Soyer lead the Australian team at the opening ceremony of the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Canada. Chesney Vale's Mark Soyer was one of only four Australians to represent the country in the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships held at Invermere, the base of the Panorama, in Canada earlier this year.
  • Champion skier Bode Miller's wife Morgan Beck gives birth to a son

    19 May 2015 | 4:20 am
    Miller's wife, volleyball player Morgan Beck, shared a photo of their healthy new son to her Instagram page on Monday morning Miller also has a seven-year-old daughter, Neesyn Dacey, and a two-year-old son, Sam; the children have different mothers Alpine skiing champ Bode Miller has welcomed a healthy baby boy - bringing his brood to three children by three different mothers. 'Welcomed our little man into the world at 12:35 am this morning,' she wrote beside the image.
  • Russia rides late surge by U.S. at hockey worlds

    17 May 2015 | 1:05 am
    Four final-period goals propelled defending champion Russia past the United States 4-0 in the semifinals of the ice hockey world championship on Saturday and set up a final with Canada. Four final-period goals propelled defending champion Russia past the United States 4-0 in the semifinals of the ice hockey world championship on Saturday and set up a final with Canada.
  • Austria win sends Swiss through to quarters

    11 May 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Michael Matthews sprinted to victory Monday in the third stage of the Giro d'Italia to remain in the overall lead, and then dedicated his win to the injured Domenico Pozzovivo. Britain's Mark Cavendish powered past Slovakia's Peter Sagan just before the finish line Sunday to win the first stage of the Tour of California.
  • Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn break up

    10 May 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Tiger Woods and Olympic ski racer Lindsey Vonn have broken up after three years of dating. The couple parted on amicable terms.
 
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  • FasterSkier’s Cross Country Skiers of the Year: Liz Stephen and Alex Harvey

    FasterSkier
    22 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Liz Stephen of the U.S. Ski Team is FasterSkier’s female cross country skier of the year. (Photo: Marcel Hilger) With the 2014/2015 season officially in the rearview, FasterSkier is excited to unveil the last (but not least!) of its annual award winners for this past winter. Votes stem from the FS staff, scattered across the U.S. and Canada, and while not scientific, they are intended to reflect a broader sense of the season in review. Liz Stephen, U.S. Ski Team, Burke Mountain Academy Liz Stephen is a lot of things. She’s a world class athlete, the “glue” of the U.S. Ski Team,…
  • WADA Sets Priorities for $12 Million Research Pot: Using Chemistry and Omics to Study Doping

    Chelsea Little
    22 May 2015 | 1:54 am
    With almost $12 million pledged for a 12 different countries and the International Olympic Committee for a new fund for anti-doping research, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released some of its priorities for what the fund will address. Among the first action items are autologous blood transfusions: when an athlete removes some of their blood, stores it, and then re-infuses it before a competition to boost their oxygen-carrying capacity. Although Lance Armstrong is now famous for using an actual drug, erythropoietin, blood transfusions were also described in gory detail in Tyler…
  • FasterSkier’s International Skiers of 2015: Marit Bjørgen and Petter Northug

    FasterSkier
    21 May 2015 | 9:11 am
    Norwegians Marit Bjørgen and Petter Northug are FasterSkier’s international skiers of 2015. (Photo: Fischer/NordicFocus) With the 2014/2015 season officially in the rearview, FasterSkier is excited to unveil its annual award winners for this past winter. Votes stem from the FS staff, scattered across the U.S. and Canada, and while not scientific, they are intended to reflect a broader sense of the season in review. Marit Bjørgen, Norway Marit Bjørgen is the undeniably the queen of skiing. Just take a look at her stats from her long career: Since 2003 Bjørgen has earned 153 World Cup…
  • A Potential ‘Legacy Transaction’: Bridger Biathlon Club Aims to Merge Bohart and Crosscut

    Peter Minde
    21 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    One of the trailside cabins at Bohart Ranch in Bozeman, Mont., as seen early last winter. If the deals go down, two legendary ski areas in Bozeman, Mont., could merge into a single, state-of-the art nordic center that would also offer dryland recreation opportunities as soon as fall 2017. The Bridger Biathlon Club (BBC) has acquired exclusive options to purchase both the 276-acre Bohart Ranch and the adjacent, long-dormant 259-acre Crosscut Ranch. All it takes is money — and a vision. Established in February 2014, the non-profit BBC will launch a fundraising campaign later this year with a…
  • FasterSkier’s Cross Country Performances of 2015: Jessie Diggins, Caitlin Gregg and Alex Harvey

    FasterSkier
    20 May 2015 | 9:13 am
    FasterSkier’s cross country performances of the year come from Alex Harvey (l) at the 2015 World Championships where he won silver and bronze medals in the sprint and skiathlon. Jessie Diggins (c) and Caitlin Gregg (r) are co-recipients of the women’s award for their 2-3 finish in the 10 k freestyle at worlds. With the 2014/2015 season officially in the rearview, FasterSkier is excited to unveil its annual award winners for this past winter. Votes stem from the FS staff, scattered across the U.S. and Canada, and while not scientific, they are intended to reflect a broader sense of…
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  • The Feed

    Andrew McLean
    5 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    I’ve tried many eating strategies for backcountry skiing over the years.  For a brief time, a friend turned me onto the 5 for $5 burgers from Arby’s, which was entertaining, but ultimately disgusting. When I first discovered GU, I liked the orange/chocolate flavor so much that I bought a case of it, only to throw most of it out a few years later. I tried eating shrimp while running the Wasatch 100 and can only say that at least they came back up easily. Fillet of polar bear feet in Baffin Island was akin to eating a ski boot liner. My homemade halva burst in my pack and glued…
  • Basic Workbench Design & Plans

    Andrew McLean
    1 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    This is a cheap & easy variation on a Fine Woodworking design and favors two of my favorite tools – a chop box and a cordless driver. It’s all about 90 degree cuts, shooting screws and avoiding notching as much as possible. The materials for this bench came to about $63 at HomeDepot (not including the vise).  It is a relatively small bench, but due to the MDF top and shelf, it is quite heavy (80 lbs?), which is a good thing when it comes to workbenches as heavy benches stay put when you are pounding or sawing on them.  I built this as a general purpose bench, but it would…
  • Wrangell-St. Elias Range Trip Report

    Andrew McLean
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:59 pm
    This was my seventh trip to the Wrangells and more than anything, it confirmed my suspicions from the previous six outings that this place is indeed the greatest skiing on earth. Of course the greatest skiing is all relative, but to me this means the area with the most terrain, most options, best views, best chances of finding good snow and the fewest number of people. The area is the size of Switzerland and for the first week of April we were sharing it with maybe 100 other people, although we never saw any other ski tracks aside from our own. It’s impossible to put this this place…
  • Petzl RAD System Review

    Andrew McLean
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:13 pm
    The Petzl RAD System (Rescue and Descent) is designed for skiers to rapidly perform crevasse rescue, rappelling or roping up to travel in glaciated terrain. The system consists of three tried & true Petzl devices; a Micro Traxion Hauling Pulley, a Tibloc and screwgate carabiners, and also adds a 6mm x 30m RAD Line, which forms the heart of the system.  I couldn’t find any information on the RAD Line, but it appears to be some sort of thin static line with a nice tie-able sheath on it. The Petzl RAD System.  Photo: Petzl The true beauty of this system is that it is so compact and…
  • Tiny Packs –

    Andrew McLean
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:12 pm
    The Law of Luggage states: “The amount of stuff you carry will expand to fit whatever size backpack you have.” For this reason and a few others, I use a tiny little 15 liter pack for backcountry skiing in the Wasatch. Between racing packs and mechanized skiing packs, there are quite a few small packs on the market today. The mechanized skiing packs are meant for chairlifts, heliskiing or cat skiing, but for fruffy places like the Wasatch where it doesn’t get that cold and you are never far from the road or help, they make great backcountry packs as well.  I’ve been…
 
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  • Tour de Famelon, Leysin

    Ian
    10 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader spring gentian (Gentiana verna) From the village it looked about 80% clear of snow to the summit of the Tour de Famelon so we set off from the chalet to see if we could get to the summit. Around 1900m there was still a fair amount of snow but we were able to kick steps and make a track through. We set the only trail over the snow and the only other footprints belonged to chamois. The last of the snow on the way back to Leysin Following the actual path was impractical as it was snow covered so it was better just to cut a trail through the snowfields…
  • Arnensee – snowshoeing

    Ian
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader This is a bit out of date now but I’m catching up with older photo’s. This is from a snowshoe day in the valley of the Arnensee. I’ve never take people there before but I ski tour there quite a bit, I’d thought going to the lake and back might be too far and not be too interesting as it’s a linear route. But, skiing down a few days before I got caught on some rolling terrain on my descent which wasn’t ideal at the time but I filed it away mentally as being great for snowshoeing. The real headline of the day was the…
  • Walighürli – ski touring

    Ian
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:23 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader This is over in canton Berne on the other side of the col du Pillon. It’s a classic local ski tour and with good weather and great snow it was fairly busy yesterday with about 15 people on the summit when I arrived. I’d climbed up a different route than the one I’ve taken before, in the past I’ve gone up the valley and over the dam but this time I took a more direct line which was quite good. I varied the descent as well passing below Hindere Walig which was pretty good in places but overall not as good as skiing a more…
  • Monts Chevreuils – skiing

    Ian
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:22 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader We just skinned up to the cabane on Monts Chevreuils for some lunch taking advantage of the great weather and a few free hours. The snow’s really great after the last fall, cold(ish) powder at the top and slightly heavy at the bottom in the afternoon sun…. and slightly thin as I demonstrate in the video as I find some grass on the way down… This was copied from SwissMountainLeader a blog from an International Mountain Leader in Leysin, Switzerland. Photo's and trips for skiing, snowshoeing, trekking, hiking & climbing in the Swiss…
  • Pierre du Moëllé – ski randonnée

    Ian
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader A quick ski up and down Pierre du Moëllé to look at conditions. At around this height the snow’s pretty firm and has been re-freezing most nights. It’s not a bad base and there should be some great skiing next week if we get some fresh snow on top as forecast. This was copied from SwissMountainLeader a blog from an International Mountain Leader in Leysin, Switzerland. Photo's and trips for skiing, snowshoeing, trekking, hiking & climbing in the Swiss Alps © copyright 2000-2014 Ian Spare and SwissMountainLeader.com
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    Fresh Content

  • Used and Abused: Weekly Gear Reviews

    22 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    We're constantly testing products to help you make the right buying decisions, and here is some of our honest feedback from the field.
  • Cover Shots

    11 May 2015 | 2:29 pm
    We’re bringing back the best pow, gear, and mountain shots from days of yore.
  • U.S. Ski Team to Manage Nastar

    4 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    The U.S. Ski Team is taking over operations of Nastar, one of the country's most well-known recreational ski racing programs. As part of the agreement, the U.S. Ski Team will assume day-to-day responsability of Nastar in an effort to capitalize on the success of U.S. Ski Team athletes and bring more awareness to ski racing.Nastar, which was created by SKI Magazine, began more than 45 years ago and is now at 115 ski areas throughout the country with more than 165,000 racer days per year."NASTAR is where most ski racers in America, including myself, were introduced to the thrill of going fast…
  • High Schooler Works to Introduce Skiing to Low-Income Families

    4 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    While shredding chutes and trees, it can be easy to forget the steep costs of equipment, quality gear, season passes, and even lessons. But Beecher Clifton-Waite, a high school junior, hasn’t forgotten. Beecher started his organization Live Free and Ski to help local high school students afford the costs of skiing and snowboarding. Now a government-approved nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) status, the organization is booming. We caught up with Beecher to talk about his passion for skiing, his organization, and the scholarship he's setting up to help low-income families. How long have you been…
  • Ski Camps This Summer

    30 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Just because it's summer, doesn't mean it's the off season. Up your ski game with some of these shred sessions.
 
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    Park City Mountain Resort

  • Summer at Park City Mountain Resort

    Park City Mountain Resort
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    This weekend marks the official start to summer--join us for Memorial Day Weekend in Park City, Utah! We're opening for summer activities on Friday, May 22 from 1 to 6 p.m.  Have you been dreaming of riding the Alpine Slide since we closed last summer? Want to fly through the Aspens, 110 feet above the ground, on our Zip Rider? Head up to Park City this weekend and kick off your summer the right way.  View our full list of summer activities here.  Please remember that all summer activites are weather dependent. Check here for weather statuses.
  • The DoubleTree by Hilton Park City Joins the Vail Resorts Family

    Park City Mountain Resort
    15 May 2015 | 9:26 pm
    We're pleased to announce that the DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly the Yarrow Hotel) has joined the Vail Resorts family. This 182-guest room hotel and conference center is conveniently located between the Canyons Village and Park CIty Mountain Resort, just minutes from Park City's historic Main Street.  The DoubleTree has received a full interior makeover-- all guest rooms, meeting space and public areas have been revamped. In addition, the fitness center has been upgraded, the bar has been redesigned, and a coffee shop has been added to the hotel. All guest rooms offer Scenic Mountain or…
  • The North Face Endurance Challenge Returns to Utah

    Park City Mountain Resort
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Park City offers trails that stretch as far as the eye can see and stunning views that will take your breath away. It’s no wonder that Park City Mountain Resort is considered a mecca for endurance athletes of all disciplines. Trail running is one of the sports that thrives in this environment and we are pleased to announce that The North Face Endurance Challenge Utah event will be taking place just steps from our resort this September 26th and 27th. When discussing the premiere trail running events across the globe, The North Face Endurance Challenge Series is always in the conversation.
  • Thank you for a great season!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Yesterday marked the final day of our 2014-15 ski season, and we’d like to say THANK YOU to all of our guests, season pass holders, and employees that made this season so great. From Santa coming down the Town Lift and our traditional Christmas Eve torchlight parade, to the US Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix and Easter on the Mountain-- we made a lot of memories this season. We look forward to bringing you even more memories next winter-- when we unveil the largest ski resort in the United States. We’re starting work on our $50 million of capital improvements now, and we’ll have…
  • EpicPromise Week

    Park City Mountain Resort
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    EpicPromise is a Vail Resorts-wide initiative to support sustainability within our local communities. At Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort this means preserving our natural environments and contributing to the success of Park City. During EpicPromise week we’re getting together as communities, employees and guests to ignite our passion for the outdoors, conserve the natural environment and support our local communities for a bright, sustainable future. EpicPromise Week April 6-12, 2015The week’s schedule includes a variety of activities for all ages including EpicPromise…
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    Park City Mountain Resort

  • Summer at Park City Mountain Resort

    Park City Mountain Resort
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    This weekend marks the official start to summer--join us for Memorial Day Weekend in Park City, Utah! We're opening for summer activities on Friday, May 22 from 1 to 6 p.m.  Have you been dreaming of riding the Alpine Slide since we closed last summer? Want to fly through the Aspens, 110 feet above the ground, on our Zip Rider? Head up to Park City this weekend and kick off your summer the right way.  View our full list of summer activities here.  Please remember that all summer activites are weather dependent. Check here for weather statuses.
  • The DoubleTree by Hilton Park City Joins the Vail Resorts Family

    Park City Mountain Resort
    15 May 2015 | 9:26 pm
    We're pleased to announce that the DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly the Yarrow Hotel) has joined the Vail Resorts family. This 182-guest room hotel and conference center is conveniently located between the Canyons Village and Park CIty Mountain Resort, just minutes from Park City's historic Main Street.  The DoubleTree has received a full interior makeover-- all guest rooms, meeting space and public areas have been revamped. In addition, the fitness center has been upgraded, the bar has been redesigned, and a coffee shop has been added to the hotel. All guest rooms offer Scenic Mountain or…
  • The North Face Endurance Challenge Returns to Utah

    Park City Mountain Resort
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Park City offers trails that stretch as far as the eye can see and stunning views that will take your breath away. It’s no wonder that Park City Mountain Resort is considered a mecca for endurance athletes of all disciplines. Trail running is one of the sports that thrives in this environment and we are pleased to announce that The North Face Endurance Challenge Utah event will be taking place just steps from our resort this September 26th and 27th. When discussing the premiere trail running events across the globe, The North Face Endurance Challenge Series is always in the conversation.
  • Thank you for a great season!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Yesterday marked the final day of our 2014-15 ski season, and we’d like to say THANK YOU to all of our guests, season pass holders, and employees that made this season so great. From Santa coming down the Town Lift and our traditional Christmas Eve torchlight parade, to the US Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix and Easter on the Mountain-- we made a lot of memories this season. We look forward to bringing you even more memories next winter-- when we unveil the largest ski resort in the United States. We’re starting work on our $50 million of capital improvements now, and we’ll have…
  • EpicPromise Week

    Park City Mountain Resort
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    EpicPromise is a Vail Resorts-wide initiative to support sustainability within our local communities. At Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort this means preserving our natural environments and contributing to the success of Park City. During EpicPromise week we’re getting together as communities, employees and guests to ignite our passion for the outdoors, conserve the natural environment and support our local communities for a bright, sustainable future. EpicPromise Week April 6-12, 2015The week’s schedule includes a variety of activities for all ages including EpicPromise…
 
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    Snow.Guide

  • Where To Ski in May

    Robert Stewart
    11 May 2015 | 1:18 pm
    As the northern hemisphere winter comes to an end and resorts shut down their lifts, skiers and snowboarders who refuse to give up start to look for places where snow is abundant and the endless winter continues to provide a dose of fun, adrenaline and a good excuse to just not go to out to work. By June, the southern hemisphere countries of New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Chile start their own winter seasons, but here we look at some of the places where snowsports thrive during May – a month traditionally about as dry as it gets when it comes to global skiing and snowboarding. Alaska…
  • Sayonara Japan (But I’ll Be Back)

    Peter Marsh
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    So the end of the season is now here @rusutsu. The resort closed on the 5th April. There are now very few people here and lifts and facilities have closed down – that ‘end of season ‘feel is definitely upon us all. Those that remain of my snowsport school colleagues are beginning to pack and make travel plans to their next destinations. Some are going travelling to Central Asia, some are travelling around Japan, whilst others are heading home to diverse locations across the world. Some of us have Southern Hemisphere winters lined up, mainly in New Zealand. I’ll be heading to…
  • Morzine ‘Rocks’ Into The Spring

    Robert Stewart
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    An Easter trip to Chatel and Morzine for Snow.Guide Ski Editor, Rob Stewart, and his family, firmly cemented the belief that skiing in spring could really be the optimum time to take a holiday on the snow. ‘This is the best day of the season’, said one of the seasonaires to me half way through our trip and after two days of heavy snowfall. The clouds had lifted leaving up to half a metre of fresh snow as the spring sunshine shone down on Morzine. It was the 8th April and the skiing in the French Alps was as good as it had been all winter. But this is not an unusual scenario – storms…
  • The 5 Best Ski Lift Fails on Video

    Mark Barber
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    When learning, one of the most feared aspects of snow sports is not going down the Mountain but going up!  A ‘T’ Bar, button lift, or chair lift can be a beginners nemesis – especially snowboarders. Check out this collection of the 5 most hilarious and frightful ski lift fails on YouTube: As any snowboarder will know, T Bars were not designed for those who like to slide sideways and can be tricky.  Every cringe worthy second of this poor lads first attempts at a T Bar on the first day of a lads holiday was hilariously filmed without mercy by his friend.  If nothing else,…
  • Kaunertal Spring Break Snowboard Tests 2015

    Mark Barber
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Whilst our skiing friends are packing up their skis and planning their summer holidays, the snowboard community is getting ready for the Spring Break snowboard Test 2015. It all kicks off on Saturday 2nd May and will run through to Friday 8th May.  The fun and frolics will be at the glacier resort of Kaunertal in Austria. All the major snowboard brands will be there showcasing next season’s line of snowboards, so it is an excellent opportunity to test them out and get your wish list ready. With the recent dump of major snow in Kaunertal the signs are good for the Spring Break.  But,…
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    The Mountain Mover

  • The Culinary Renaissance of Steamboat Springs

    Ashley
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    For the foodies out there (or, frankly, for those who simply enjoy a good meal), you’ll be in for a treat on your next visit to Steamboat Springs. Several new restaurants look like they are here to stay, and for good reason, alongside some oldies-but-goodies that are still hitting it out of the park. New Steamboat Dining Gems Aurum Recently featured in The New York Times, Aurum features seasonal new American cuisine in a refined yet relaxed space with a chic bar, dining room…
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  • Connect with us on social media

    Middle Aged Ski Bum
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    We’d love to connect with you on social media! Here’s where to find us…. On Twitter Connect with Kim on Twitter @KimberliHull. Like chats? Kim participates in #hikerchat on Fridays at 9am PST, #snowchat at 6pm PST (held during ski season) and #foodiechats on Mondays at 5pm PST. New to chats and want to learn more? Read Kim’s article on Twitter chats.   We also tweet about photography on @TheLightChasers on Twitter & about pro cycling on @CyclingPhoto. On Facebook Connect with Middle Aged Ski Bum on Facebook and if you like pro cycling, be sure and check out…
  • The best wine bars of Reno & Tahoe

    Kim Hull
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    West Street Wine Bar, RenoPhoto: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media There’s something so compelling about a great wine bar. Maybe it’s the chance to sample everything from sparklings to pinots by the glass. Maybe it’s music that sets the perfect mood. And, of course, great food to accompany your vino doesn’t hurt. So, where are the best wine bars in Reno and the Lake Tahoe area? Here’s four. West Street Wine Bar In downtown Reno, the place to head to grab a glass of vino is West Street Wine Bar. Tucked into the West Street Market, this casual, inviting wine bar has…
  • Napa Sonoma Grocery Company

    Middle Aged Ski Bum
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:25 am
    Napa Sonoma Grocery Company & Wine Bar in RenoPhoto: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media   Napa Sonoma Grocery Company 550 West Plumb Lane Reno, Nevada 89509 Plumgate Center (775) 826-0595 Website Napa Sonoma Grocery Company & Wine Bar in RenoPhoto: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media
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    Middle Aged Ski Bum
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    Reserve Wine Bar at the Grand Sierra Resort in RenoPhoto: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media Reserve Wine Bar 2500 E 2nd St Reno, Nevada 89595 In the Grand Sierra Resort (GSR) (775) 789-2000 Website Reserve Wine Bar at the Grand Sierra Resort in RenoPhoto: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media Reserve Wine Bar at the Grand Sierra Resort in RenoPhoto: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media
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    Middle Aged Ski Bum
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    West Street Wine Bar, RenoPhoto: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media West Street Wine Bar 148 West St Reno, Nevada 89501 West Street Market (775) 336-3560 Website
 
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    Inghams Blog

  • The Sound of Yodelling: Not just for The Lonely Goatherd!

    Alana
    22 May 2015 | 6:58 am
     To think of yodelling is to think of this Sound of Music classic; ‘High on a hill was a lonely goatherd Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo Loud was the voice of the lonely goatherd Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo’…   Now I don’t know about you, but we’ve got images of lederhosen and schnitzel, wilderness and of course those  all singing, all talking, all dancing goats!… Though perhaps that last one is best left in the context of the film. Never the less, yodelling has somewhere along the way developed a reputation; outdated and out of mode.  …
  • Top 10 Experiences At Bohinj’ International Wild Flower Festival 2015

    Alana
    21 May 2015 | 4:04 am
    The people of the Bohinj area of Slovenia are rightly proud of their long alpine farming heritage and the spectacular beauty of their natural environment. To this day, wild flowers continue to play an important part in local culture and while farming methods are changing and young people are becoming less directly involved in the management of the land, there remains a strong desire to promote and raise awareness of their unique natural and cultural heritage. It is with these motivations that in 2007, the local community held the first ever Bohinj International Wild Flower Festival!  …
  • The First Hike of The Season: The Elfer

    Alana
    20 May 2015 | 5:12 am
      It’s a beautiful Tuesday morning, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and words came out of my mouth I never thought I would mutter…’Let’s go for a hike’. For those who know me know that I’m not much of a walker or hiker and will stamp my feet at the mere mention but there is something about being surrounded by towering mountains and incredible views that makes me want to explore.   The Stubai valley offers a number of incredible walks for all abilities whether it be a gentle walk around the villages following the river, taking a trip to one…
  • Our Guide to Lake Wolfgang This Summer

    Alana
    19 May 2015 | 3:04 am
    Lake Wolfgang is the third largest lake in the Salzkammergut, the lake district of Austria which houses a total of 75 lakes! Some of these lakes are very small; but the largest, the Attersee, is 22km long. Lake Wolfgang itself is 13km long with a circumference of 27km, and looks a little bit like a pair of sunglasses, being very narrow in the middle – just 200 yards wide in front of the hotel Margaretha – and around 2km wide at the ‘lenses’. In fact, the lake is slowly – very slowly – being split into two parts, though geologists estimate this will take another 5000…
  • The Legend of Madonna Della Corona

    Alana
    15 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Most modestly described, the Madonna Della Corona is a stunning church nestled within the rocks of Monte Baldo; a peaceful sanctuary for stillness and meditation. You can reach the church of the Madonna Della Corona via two routes though it is accessible from any one of the resorts surrounding Lake Garda.  The first, and the simplest, is from the town of Spiazzi where you can find the Stella Alpina Residence, a grand mansion presiding over the steps leading up to the church.  If you follow this path you will gently wind past 14 statues; each statue depicting a stage of crucifixion (Via…
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  • El Nino 2015 is here

    Leah Fielding
    22 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    Great news, powderchasers: El Nino is here. Forecasters speculated that El Nino could have arrived during summer 2014 and perhaps make an appearance during winter 2014-15, but—as you skiers and... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Top ski types for tackling Valle Nevado’s terrain

    Leah Fielding
    14 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    When skiing an unfamiliar resort, advanced knowledge of the terrain and conditions will enhance your ski vacation and give you the intel needed to select proper equipment. To help you determine which... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • What does it mean to be a “ski mom?”

    Alex Boyd
    5 May 2015 | 3:07 pm
    In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’d like to recognize all the “ski moms” who have schlepped gear, wiped noses, brewed hot cocoa and passed on their love of skiing (or snowboarding) to... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Videos: 2014-2015 ski season recap

    Leah Fielding
    4 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    By now, most of North America’s ski resorts have stopped spinning their lifts, which means it’s time to look back and reminisce on another ski season well had. In case you weren’t... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • 11 surprising things about Valle Nevado

    Leah Fielding
    1 May 2015 | 3:08 am
    Situated at 9,839 feet in the Andes Mountains and all above treeline, Valle Nevado is Chile’s most popular—and largest—ski resort, yet there are some key things about this impressive... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
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    A Mountain Journey

  • Scarpa Freedom SL Alpine Touring Boot Review

    derek
    21 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    Scarpa Freedom SL Boot Review Website: Scarpa Price: $769.00 Weight: 3 lbs, 13 oz per boot / 1978 grams (size 28) Summary: The Scarpa Freedom SL is an award winning, lightweight, reliable, alpine touring boot that tours well on the uphill and skis like an alpine boot on the downhill. __________________________________ In Dynafit TLT Radical Binding When a boot is designed with input from respected ski mountaineer and big mountain skier Chris Davenport, you know it’s going to be a sweet boot. The Freedom SL bridges the gap between freeride and alpine touring like no other boot on the…
  • Kashmir – A Skier’s Journey

    derek
    19 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    Watch A Skier’s Journey – Kashmir India is one of the last wild ski destinations. Rich in culture and deep in powder, this is one destination that should be on everyone’s ski bucket list. Watch Kashmir featuring skiers Chad Sayers and Tobin Seagel as they ski Gulmarg and tread lightly due to conditions. A Skier’s Journey does an excellent job taking armchair skiers to the most remote ski destinations in the world. This 5:22 journey is the first episode of season 1. _______________________________________ Description From A Skier’s Journey : The first in a series…
  • Avalanche Kills 1, Injuries 2 on Mount Moran in GTNP

    derek
    18 May 2015 | 10:34 am
    It’s been an unfortunate and tragic weekend in the mountain community. First, the untimely death of legendary climber and BASE jumper, Dean Potter, and his friend, Graham Hunt, in Yosemite, California during a wingsuit flight on Saturday and now an avalanche death in the Tetons… On Sunday, May, 17, 2015, an avalanche swept down the Sickle Couloir on Mount Moran in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. It hit a group of four backcountry ski mountaineers sweeping three of them 500 feet over ice and rocks – killing one and injuring two. Luke Lynch, was killed in the…
  • Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone Book Review

    derek
    17 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    Select Peaks of the Greater Yellowstone Book Review: Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone By Thomas Turiano If you’re planning to ski any cool lines or bag any peaks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem you need a copy of Thomas Turiano’s Select Peaks of the Greater Yellowstone: A Mountaineering History and Guide. Originally published in 2003, this book is the absolute best place to find beta on mountaineering or ski mountaineering in a unique and incredible area like the Greater Yellowstone. Whether you’re a ski mountaineer, backcountry skier, peak bagger, history buff,…
  • Black Diamond Whippet Ski Pole Review

    derek
    15 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Black Diamond Whippet Self Arrest Ski Pole Review Price: $109.95 Website: Black Diamond Adjusts: 97 cm to 140 cm Weight: 15 ounces / 430 grams Warranty: 1 Year Summary: The Black Diamond Whippet is an essential piece of ski mountaineering gear. This dependable, tough, life saving invention is a must have when skiing steep terrain, climbing gnarly bootpacks, or traveling over exposure. It does NOT replace a traditional ice axe, but it is a tool that can save your life when used properly. Find The Best Price On The BD Whippet Ski Pole At Bottom Of Review ______________________________________…
 
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