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  • Erhebliche bis große Lawinengefahr in den Alpen

    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    Viel Wind, Nässe und Schneefall haben zum Montag die Lawinengefahr in den Alpen ansteigen lassen. Die Lage bleibt auch in den kommenden Tagen kritisch ...
  • Year in review

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    For McGill Athletics, the 2014-15 year was one for the books. From the resignation of Clint Uttley, the football team's head coach, to the success of both the men's and women's basketball teams, the past year has been eventful, to say the least.
  • Photo Gallery: U.S. Distance Nationals

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    FasterSkier
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:36 pm
    SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Although the 30- and 50-kilometer freestyle mass starts at the 2015 U.S. Distance Nationals took place last Thursday, we’re still reminiscing about the amazing races, sun, and merriment that took place on the trails of Galena Lodge. Check out our photos of day’s events below to relive Caitlin Gregg’s astounding 30 k victory or Ivan Babikov’s smart skiing in the 50 k. 2015 U.S. Distance Nationals 30 and 50 K report  For more photos of the U.S. Distance Nationals go to flyingpointroad.com. 
  • Tiny Packs -

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    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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    29 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
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    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo

  • Erhebliche bis große Lawinengefahr in den Alpen

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    Viel Wind, Nässe und Schneefall haben zum Montag die Lawinengefahr in den Alpen ansteigen lassen. Die Lage bleibt auch in den kommenden Tagen kritisch ...
  • So wird das Skiwetter an Ostern: Sonnenskilauf oder Schneegestöber?

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:04 am
    Die einen suchen Eier, die anderen schnappen sich über die Osterfeiertage noch einmal ihre Ski und wollen die letzten Schwünge in den Schnee zaubern, bevor die Skigebiete ihre Lifte für diesen Winter dicht machen. Doch wie wird das Wetter an Karfreitag und den Ostertagen? Wir haben uns auf die Suche nach den verlässlichsten Aussagen gemacht und liefern hier das Ski-Wetter für Ostern 2015 ...
  • Finale der SWATCH XTREME VERBIER BY THE NORTH FACE® am Samstag in Verbier

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    Am 28. März 2015 ab 9 Uhr fidnet am legendären Bec des Rosses in Verbier das Finale der SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR 2015 BY THE NORTH FACE® (FWT) statt ...
  • Schneebericht: Unbeständiges Wetter bringt neuen Schnee für die Alpen

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    In den letzten 48 Stunden konnten die Skigebiete im Alpenraum noch einmal teils kräftigen Schneefall vermelden. Und die gute Nachricht: Es soll zum Wochenende hin weiteren Schneefall geben, sodass die Bedingungen zum Osterfest in den noch geöffneten Skigebieten gut sein werden. Alle Infos zu den Bedingungen in den Alpenländern findet ihr hier im wöchentlichen Skiinfo-Schneebericht ...
  • Die besten Bilder der WhiteHearts aus dem Winter 2014/2015

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:20 am
    Sie sind immer auf der Suche nach Powder, Freiheit und steilen Abfahrten. Die WhiteHearts-Crew rund um Journalist und Fotograf Dirk Wagener hat auch in diesem Winter wieder die Alpen und entlegende Regionen auf der Welt unsicher gemacht - und dabei jede Menge fantastische Fotos mitgebracht ...
 
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    Olympic Alpine Skiing News

  • Year in review

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    For McGill Athletics, the 2014-15 year was one for the books. From the resignation of Clint Uttley, the football team's head coach, to the success of both the men's and women's basketball teams, the past year has been eventful, to say the least.
  • Olele again: Gt. Olympics edge Wa All Atars to climb league log

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Former Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Kingston, affectionately called 'Olele' has recorded his second successive clean sheet as he helped Great Olympics defeat Wa All Stars by a lone goal at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday. After a barren first half, Doetse Agbashie scored his fourth goal of the season to lift the 'Wonder club' to fifth and level on points with fourth placed WAFA.
  • Can skiing star Chemmy's rose-tinted goggles turn strugglers into...

    28 Mar 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Can skiing star Chemmy's rose-tinted goggles turn strugglers into star pupils? Advanced eye test is helping to transform children's reading skills An eye test that has improved the performance of British Olympic stars and elite rugby players is helping transform children's reading skills, experts claim. The A 189 test - a more advanced form of a high street eye exam - has already boosted the concentration of champion skier Chemmy Alcott by recommending she wear pink-tinted goggles to reduce glare while hurtling 80mph down the slopes.
  • Shiffrin captures slalom title at US Alpine Championships

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Mikaela Shiffrin added another title to her impressive collection, winning the slalom by a massive margin Saturday at the U.S. Alpine Championships. The 20-year-old from Eagle-Vail, Colorado, finished in an unofficial combined time of 1 minute, 33.02 seconds to beat Paula Moltzan by 4.31 seconds.
  • Snowboarder development competition at Lake Louise

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:25 am
    According to Snowboarding Canada , there will be an interesting snowboarding competition in Lake Louise, Alberta on Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Volcom clothing company with the purpose of helping grow the sport of snowboarding to the grass roots level.
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  • Photo Gallery: U.S. Distance Nationals

    FasterSkier
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:36 pm
    SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Although the 30- and 50-kilometer freestyle mass starts at the 2015 U.S. Distance Nationals took place last Thursday, we’re still reminiscing about the amazing races, sun, and merriment that took place on the trails of Galena Lodge. Check out our photos of day’s events below to relive Caitlin Gregg’s astounding 30 k victory or Ivan Babikov’s smart skiing in the 50 k. 2015 U.S. Distance Nationals 30 and 50 K report  For more photos of the U.S. Distance Nationals go to flyingpointroad.com. 
  • Six U.S. Women Make Year-End Red Groups, a Record High

    FasterSkier
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am
    Six different U.S. women, including Jessie Diggins (l), ended the season ranked in the top 30 of the World Cup standings for either sprinting, distance skiing, or in some cases both, which is a record number. Caitlin Gregg (r) didn’t, but she did win a World Championships bronze medal. As a team, the U.S. women ranked sixth in the 2014-2015 season. Nine North American cross country skiers have finished the season ranked in the top 30 overall of the FIS World Cup for either distance or sprint racing. Combined with points from World Championships, which are not counted in overall World…
  • Endurance United Accepting Applications for Executive Director 

    FasterSkier
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    ST. PAUL, MN – On Monday, Endurance United announced that it is accepting applications to fill the position of Executive Director.  The position is full time and requires a passion for communities, endurance sports and a vision for how to inspire people to be more active and enjoy the outdoors.  A candidate must be able to inspire and manage staff, volunteers, members and the community stakeholders. Position Description: The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the execution of the mission and vision of Endurance United and leads the day-to-day operations under the direction…
  • Babikov, Gregg Ski to 50/30 k Victories at U.S. Distance Nationals (Updated)

    Lander Karath
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:21 pm
    The start of the men’s U.S. National Championships 50 k freestyle mass start at the 2015 SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, Idaho. (Photo: flyingpointroad) SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Sun, warm weather and abundant smiles welcomed the final day of competition at 2015 SuperTour Finals, which featured the U.S. Distance Nationals 30- and 50-kilometer freestyle mass starts. The men’s 50 k took place on icy and fast snow that made it difficult for skiers to find traction as they skated around the 9-lap course. The 62 starters of the race remained relatively close throughout the first laps, but as…
  • Patterson on Her World Cup Leap: ‘Nothing is Quite the Same’

    Seth Adams
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:22 am
    Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project) racing to 51st the classic-sprint qualifier on March 11 in Drammen, Norway. (Photo: Fischer/NordicFocus) Caitlin Patterson, a member of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project, recently returned to the U.S. after her first time racing the World Cup in Europe. In February, she traveled to Rogla, Slovenia, to compete in two Alpen Cup races before making her World Cup debut on March 7 in Lahti, Finland. Patterson, 25, competed in a sprint and a 10-kilometer classic in Lahti, followed by the Drammen city sprints in Norway and the 30 k…
 
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  • 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…
  • Mountain Accord Needs YOU!

    Andrew McLean
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:11 pm
    I know… the title has the phrase “Mountain Accord” in it, but WAKE UP!  A major milestone has been reached, and if you enjoy the Wasatch Mountains, now is the time to speak up for the future of them.  After a year of negotiations with 21 stakeholders, the current Mountain Accord (MA) process is ready for public comment and there are quite a few issues which directly affect backcountry users and skiers. Overall, I personally think it is a good start with one major exception – Alta still has Grizzly Gulch down as “under consideration” which to me is a total…
  • Spring Trip Offerings – Svalbard, Wrangells & Antarctica

    Andrew McLean
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Although it barely feels like the winter has even started here in the Wasatch, spring is just around the corner and now is a good time to make plans.  I’ll be returning to the Wrangell-St.Elias range in Alaska for a week of guiding the first week of April, and my friends Doug and Karyn from Ice Axe Expeditions are putting together a trip to Spitsbergen (Svalbard) in Norway, as well as running the world famous Antarctica Ski Cruise next November. Spitsbergen – May 17 – 25  / May 25 – June 2, 2015 This is a sailboat based trip to some of the highest skiable northern…
  • Banned of Brothers

    Andrew McLean
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Historically, those with authority, guns and money tend to get their way, so when the Utah Department of Transportation starts hinting about closing areas in the Wasatch for backcountry skiing, it is probably worth listening to them.  UDOT is responsible for keeping the Little Cottonwood Canyon road open and safe from avalanches, and one of their main tools is a 105mm howitzer which does not mix well with poor visibility and gaggles of Dawn Patrollers booting up the chutes they are trying to shoot.  The short term solution to this is to sign up for their canyon alerts (twitter @UDOTavy,…
  • 2015 Winter OR Show Review

    Andrew McLean
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:40 pm
    While there was an overwhelming amount of new stuff in store for 2015/16 at the Outdoor Retailer Show, I have to admit to having a weakness for hard goods, especially those made out of exotic steels, sexy plastics and carbon fiber.  I was not disappointed. Odds and Pointy Ends Black Diamond Snaggletooth Crampon Since most crampons are asymmetrical anyways, it makes sense to have an asymmetrical front points as well.  While this has been done with technical crampons, the BD Snaggletooth now offers it in a 10 point mountaineering model as well.  According to Bill Belcourt at BD, the crux…
 
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  • Used and Abused: Weekly Gear Reviews

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:22 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.
  • Essay: Our Last Ski Vacation

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    I'm finalizing the details of a family ski vacation to Mount Snow, Vermont. It occurs to me that it may well be our last family ski trip as a foursome, and I’m having a difficult time getting my head around that fact.What’s ending our run? Not ill health, not divorce, not boredom with the sport or the mountains. Thankfully, there isn’t job relocation taking us away from the snow. No, my two girls are growing up. Actually, they have grown up. And damn, are they busy.My oldest, Heather, is 29. Her New York City marketing career is hectic and vacation time is a precious commodity— and I…
  • Best Fest: Beast or Jammin'?

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    One of these days, this cold is going to break…that much we know. Also this: When it does, the 2015 spring skiing season promises to be one of the best ever. From the Berkshires to Tuckerman Ravine, the Eastern snowpack remains in full lockdown mode…hardly a flake of snow has been lost since about Christmas, thanks to a freakishly stubborn weather pattern that keeps pumping arctic air and steady snowfall into the region while Western resorts suffer warm days and persistent drought. Long days, soft bumps, warm temps, bright sun, uncrowded slopes…and if you’re ready to make the most of…
  • Skiing For A Cause

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Voluptuous tutus, sequined pirate hats, flowing superhero capes—all pink—proliferated on Vail’s slopes. In costumes and with flare, skiers joined an annual charity event called Pink Vail, which is held each spring.  In its fourth year, the event raised more than $705,000 for the Vail Valley’s Shaw Regional Cancer Center’s survivorship program, which provides free services—including emotional support, exercise training, and massages—to cancer patients.  Some attendees skied with bibs dedicated to friends or family diagnosed with cancer; others were survivors themselves.
  • The Ski Train

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    The jingling alarm didn’t wake me, but the sound of a train whistle did. I sat up straight. It was Ski Train Day—no regular Saturday ski day—when the Winter Park Express would run from Denver’s Union Station to Winter Park Resort and back. I leapt at the chance to take a train to ski because, well, really, who wouldn’t? More than 900 tickets were sold out in 14 hours for two ski train trips. A celebration of Winter Park’s 75th anniversary and a collaboration between a wide range of stakeholders, the Saturday ride marked the first time in six years that a so-called ski train…
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    Park City Mountain Resort

  • Vote for Park City snowmaker Seth Cook!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Park City snowmaker Seth Cook has been nominated for the HKD "I AM a Snowmaker" award.  Seth's commitment to safety, a quality product, his team, and maximum output has helped the resort provide the best snow surface as early as possible year after year. Watch Seth's "I AM a Snowmaker" video produced by Andrew Braden below, and then vote for Seth before April 7, 2015 here.
  • Lock in the best deal on your Epic Pass!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    It's hard to believe that this ski season is already coming to an end, but we're eager to get a jump on the $50 million in improvements that we have planned for this summer! Are you as excited as we are to ride the largest resort in the United States next season? You can put just $49 down this spring (before April 12, 2015) and lock in the best price on your 2015-16 epic pass. For just $769 you'll get unlimited skiing and riding at Park City-- the largest resort in the U.S.-- plus unlimited skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt.
  • It's Our Biggest Spring Events Schedule...Ever!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Our Spring 2015 events schedule comes in like a lion, and doesn't stop roaring for the rest of the season!
  • New Summit Snow Stake Web Cam

    Eric
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Providing timely and accurate snowfall information to our guests is a top priority for us. To help supplement the reporting that we compile every morning throughout the winter season, we have recently installed a cam at our Summit Snow Plot to provide our guests another way to monitor snow conditions at the resort. This cam is in the same area as our "official" snow stake at the Summit, but it is in a slightly different location and due to this, it may not exactly match our reporting depending on wind and other factors. Both the cam and the measurement stake are on movable mounts that we will…
  • The World's Best Return Feb 27-Mar 1 for Snowboarding & Freeskiing Grand Prix

    Park City Mountain Resort
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    Some of the world's most exciting freeskiers and snowboarders return to Park City Mountain Resort the last week of February when we host the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding & Freeskiing Grand Prix in our King's Crown Park and Eagle Superpipe February 27-March 1.  David Wise competes in the 2013 Grand Prix on his way to winning the Ski Halfpipe event in the Eagle Superpipe. Men's and women's royalty of ski and snowboard slopestyle will be determined in our King's Crown Terrain Park Friday, February 27. Meanwhile, snowboard and ski halfpipe finals events will be held in the 22-foot Eagle…
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    Park City Mountain Resort

  • Vote for Park City snowmaker Seth Cook!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Park City snowmaker Seth Cook has been nominated for the HKD "I AM a Snowmaker" award.  Seth's commitment to safety, a quality product, his team, and maximum output has helped the resort provide the best snow surface as early as possible year after year. Watch Seth's "I AM a Snowmaker" video produced by Andrew Braden below, and then vote for Seth before April 7, 2015 here.
  • Lock in the best deal on your Epic Pass!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    It's hard to believe that this ski season is already coming to an end, but we're eager to get a jump on the $50 million in improvements that we have planned for this summer! Are you as excited as we are to ride the largest resort in the United States next season? You can put just $49 down this spring (before April 12, 2015) and lock in the best price on your 2015-16 epic pass. For just $769 you'll get unlimited skiing and riding at Park City-- the largest resort in the U.S.-- plus unlimited skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt.
  • It's Our Biggest Spring Events Schedule...Ever!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Our Spring 2015 events schedule comes in like a lion, and doesn't stop roaring for the rest of the season!
  • New Summit Snow Stake Web Cam

    Eric
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Providing timely and accurate snowfall information to our guests is a top priority for us. To help supplement the reporting that we compile every morning throughout the winter season, we have recently installed a cam at our Summit Snow Plot to provide our guests another way to monitor snow conditions at the resort. This cam is in the same area as our "official" snow stake at the Summit, but it is in a slightly different location and due to this, it may not exactly match our reporting depending on wind and other factors. Both the cam and the measurement stake are on movable mounts that we will…
  • The World's Best Return Feb 27-Mar 1 for Snowboarding & Freeskiing Grand Prix

    Park City Mountain Resort
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    Some of the world's most exciting freeskiers and snowboarders return to Park City Mountain Resort the last week of February when we host the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding & Freeskiing Grand Prix in our King's Crown Park and Eagle Superpipe February 27-March 1.  David Wise competes in the 2013 Grand Prix on his way to winning the Ski Halfpipe event in the Eagle Superpipe. Men's and women's royalty of ski and snowboard slopestyle will be determined in our King's Crown Terrain Park Friday, February 27. Meanwhile, snowboard and ski halfpipe finals events will be held in the 22-foot Eagle…
 
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  • Hotel Review – Saint Vincent Resort and Casino, Aosta Valley

    Robert Stewart
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    It was raining heavily when I drove into the car park of the Grand Billia Hotel at the Saint Vincent resort, just outside the town of Aosta in the Italian Alps. But as soon as I walked in the door the rain outside was long forgotten. ‘Why not take some lunch in one of our restaurants Mr Stewart’. I felt like I was on the set of a James Bond movie as I walked through the well-lit, contemporary styled corridors and into the high ceilinged dining room, full of life of this rainy Friday afternoon. I planned to have a light snack and then get on with some work during the afternoon but the very…
  • A Guide to Paradiski (Les Arcs & La Plagne) 2015

    Mark Barber
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    Paradiski is one of the world’s biggest ski areas and incorporates Les Arcs, La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry.  A product of France’s purpose built ski resort development projects of the 1960’s, each resort has it’s own unique personality and I stayed at Arc 2000.  As with most of the resorts in Paradiski, Arc 2000 has a ski in/out plaza with shops, bars and restaurants situated around it.  The huge buildings that make up this main area dominate the skyline with long arced roofs that can be seen from miles around. Arc 2000 is the highest resort of Les Arcs and is sited in a huge…
  • Stupid Clothing Review

    Mark Barber
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    Stupid is, as Stupid does! The brand name of ‘Stupid’ may be a bit marmite but I do understand the irony of not taking yourself too seriously that is the ethos behind this small independent brand. Brand name aside, their range of snowboarder threads are top class with relevant designs and superb quality. MENS STUPID BURGUNDY RIDING SHIRT Stupid Burgundy Shirt I totally love this shirt and have worn it on my last 3 snowboarding trips.  The chequered pattern of mixed red and blue gives it a real street and skate vibe, without making it look like a cheap, tacky lumberjack shirt like so many…
  • Snowboard Protection Shorts – Are They Needed?

    Mark Barber
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Beginners at snowboarding will only need one lesson to realise the virtues of snowboard protection shorts, as that first lesson will be spent mainly on their backside. This is not just from falling (although, there will be plenty of that!), but also, as skiers will gladly point out in a mocking manner, from sitting down on the snow. It doesn’t matter what standard a snowboarder is, standing still on an edge, on a slope, is not very easy or comfortable to do; so we sit or kneel. Protection shorts are perfect for adding that additional cushioning layer to stop your backside getting cold…
  • No More Cold Hands – Ember Gloves Review

    Robert Stewart
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    I’ve never claimed to be a hardened mountain man – despite spending tens years as a ski instructor and now enjoy heading into the backcountry to spend time in the wilderness, I still don’t particularly get on with the cold and probably suffer more than the average person. Anything below minus 15 and I start dreaming of wood fires and log cabins. Maybe not the thing a ski writer should admit to, but that’s the truth. So when I got the chance to review the new Ember glove, with its internal heating system, I jumped at the chance. Entrée The first thing that hits you is the…
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    The Mountain Mover

  • Quite literally going ABOVE and beyond guest expectations…

    Ashley
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Introducing our new Drone Delivery Service! Already known as a leader in the luxury lodging industry, we are now proud to also be identified as an innovator at the highest end of hospitality services with the launch of our new Drone Delivery Service. This cutting edge technology will allow us to quickly meet the needs of our guests staying in luxury vacation rental homes and slope side residences in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Guests can now call in to the Moving Mountains…
 
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    Middle Aged Ski Bum®

  • Kansas City

    kim@kimhull.com
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Kansas City Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media Growing up in a small town in Kansas, Kansas City was an escape to a city filled with museums, restaurants and professional sports teams. It still is and more. The former cowtown has grown into a charming city with great districts, a vibrant night life and a dining scene where, even though barbecue and steaks are still prevalent, a full-range of cuisine is available. Kansas City: Where to stay That depends on where you want to play. The Plaza The Plaza, Kansas City Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media The Country Club Plaza is a beautiful…
  • Half marathon training: Weeks 1 – 7

    kim@kimhull.com
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:54 pm
    This week training for my first half marathon officially began. After signing up for the race Friday night, I spent the weekend researching training plans and doing a bit of running, walking and cycling. I plan to provide weekly updates on progress, with updates posted daily. I also signed up for a 5k walk/run in 3 weeks thinking it was a good first milestone and hope to do a 10k or two over the summer. Here we go… March 23: 200 days until race day Week: 1 – 2 Half marathon training: Week 1 Half marathon training week 1 from Jenny Hadfield’s “Couch to Half Marathon…
  • The road to a half marathon: Day 1

    kim@kimhull.com
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Last night I did something crazy: I signed up for a half marathon. The crazy part – I don’t run. But, I want to. I watch others glide down the path or on the treadmill at a gym and think, “I should do that.” About a month ago a friend posted on Facebook that she was running a half marathon at Tahoe this fall and it has been popping up in my head ever since. So, yesterday, I did it. I asked which race she was running and signed up too. Let’s do this The race we’re running is the Tahoe Nevada Half Marathon, which is part of Lake Tahoe Marathon, a three-day…
  • Meatless Monday: Vegan Breakfast Scramble

    kim@kimhull.com
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:47 am
    This vegan breakfast scramble will get your day off to a great start. Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Ingredients 1 package of firm or extra firm tofu 1 Tbsp turmeric 1/4 cup soy milk 1/2 can  (7.5 ounces) black beans Vegetables of choice (tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, etc.) 2 slices Chao cheese Toppings (vegan sour cream, salsa, avocado, etc.) Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Getting started Prepare the vegetables that you wish to include in the scramble. For one package of tofu, one half black beans works nicely. We like some pepper, mushroom slices and tomatoes in our scramble, but you can add…
  • I should have….

    kim@kimhull.com
    8 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    Grays Peak Photo: Greg K Hull © Chasing Light Media As Frank croons it, “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention.” With the internet filled with bucket-listers, it appears there’s quite a few people determined to limit their regrets. How about you? What do you regret? The interesting thing about regrets is that they are rarely about things – they are about experiences. Unless you’re the Mr. Wonderful-type (think Shark Tank) regretting money-oriented misses, regrets for the most of us are experience-oriented. Opportunities missed to… Guadeloupe Photo:…
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    Tokyo Snow Club News

  • Ski & Snowboard Lessons – Shiga Kogen

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:22 am
    Pics from our free beginner ski & snowboard lessons at Shiga Kogen last weekend. March 14 2015.
  • Bern Helmets Members Sale

    admin
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:18 pm
    You may have noticed the very cool helmets that TSC staff and instructors are sporting this season. Thanks to the awesome folks at BERN we have a range of these helmets for sale at around half the usual retail price for Tokyo Snow Club members. All helmets are brand new and include warm inners. These [...]
  • Okutama Autumn MTB trip report

    admin
    28 Dec 2014 | 5:29 pm
    The weather forecast was for rain all day but the group that came out on Saturday started and finished the ride with blue skies and sunshine. There were a few downpours but not enough to dampen our spirits. We enjoyed amazing Autumn colors, slippery suspension bridges, hot sweet potatoes and one very dark tunnel…a very [...]
  • Natural Light Photography Workshop

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:10 pm
    We started our first TSC photo workshop tour under sunny and cool skies at Okutama station. Professional photographer, Ken Iwai was on hand to give tips, answer questions and help with camera menus. Brad Bennett carried the tri-pods and kept the group moving with stops at riverside, forest and mountaintop locations finishing with a gentle [...]
  • New Snowfall Around Japan

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:55 pm
    We have had a lot more snowfall over the last few days with several resorts already opening up for the season! Check out some shots below from various resort web cams. The pic direclty below is from Kiroro Snow Resort in Hokkaido which started its season’s operations today:  
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    Inghams Blog

  • Après in the Arlberg

    Sam
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:51 am
    St Anton is named the third best Après scene in the world. So, after you’ve had a brilliant day on the slopes, what better way to finish the day then to party the afternoon away. One of the most notorious après bars in St Anton is Krazy Kangaruh. Krazy Kangaruh has allowed guests, staff and even celebrities to dance on tables since 1965.   To get to Krazy Kanguruh (KK’s) you can either ski down Blue 1 and ski across or ski down red 21. You can alternatively get the Moosekruz bus from terminal west in St Anton and then you need to walk just 5 minutes onto the mountain. After sunset…
  • Black is the new Black: Advanced skiing in Courchevel

    Sam
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Courchevel and the Three Valleys boast 600km of pistes, meaning that there is something to suit skiers of all abilities, from beginners to experts. Now whilst many people might be happy cruising the gentle blue runs above Courchevel 1650, some of the more advanced skiers might be looking for something a little more challenging. Whether it is throwing yourself down one of the steepest runs in the world, or attacking moguls the size of small cars with a full chairlift of spectators, you’re sure to find something to help you get your kicks. Here is a guide to the best black runs in the…
  • Altitude Festival

    Sam
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    This year’s Altitude Festival comes to Mayrhofen with an even bigger line up than previous years. Bill Bailey is perhaps the most well known comedian coming to the Zillertal this year, but other less famous stars such as Sofie Hagen, Dan Nightingale and Wayne Deakin are sure to raise a chuckle! The only absence this year is Al Murray – maybe due to his trivial announcement that he will Challenge UKIP leader Nigel Farage in the parliamentary constituency of South Thanet.   Visitors to the famous alpine comedy festival will be treated to five days of stand up comedy starting on…
  • Physiotherm – Healthy Heat for Skiers

    Sam
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    Situated in many Inghams resort Hotels in Austria and Ski resorts across Europe Physiotherm Infrared Sauna cabins provide a welcome relief to your tired and aching muscles after a day on the slopes. As an Official Partner to the Austria Ski Team Physiotherm are a household name in Austria with over 50,000 worldwide sales and Infrared Sauna cabins situated in hotels, spas, sports club and even hospitals.   Visit Hotel Solaira in Ischgl or Hotel Wirlerhof in Galtur as fantastic locations where Physiotherm cabins are located. They gently warm the body’s core whilst boosting the…
  • Cross Country Taster

    Sam
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    The Sami people used the word “skrithiphinoi” 6000 years ago to describe “ski running samis” and “čuoigat” for skiing. This is one of the earliest descriptions of what we now know to be one of the most popular Nordic sports, Cross Country Skiing. Having sat back and watched the locals gracefully slip and slide by for too long, it was now time for team Inghams to give it a go! We waved good bye to the downhill slopes and headed out on the extensive cross country tracks to learn the basics on our cross country ski taster here in Levi. Our group of 8 eagerly…
 
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    Ski Vacation Blog

  • Comparing Chile’s iconic ski resorts: Valle Nevado and Portillo

    Alex Boyd
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:24 pm
    To a North America skier, a Chilean ski vacation is otherworldly. Ski resorts are set high in the Andes, above treeline and surrounded by dramatic ridge lines where condors hover and sunsets splash... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • A serious guide to successful pond skimming

    Leah Fielding
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    If you’ve ever watched a gender-confused gorilla on snow blades glide over—or crash into—an icy pool to the delight of a jubilant crowd, and, thought, “boy, I wish I could be like... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Top 8 winter ailments and their spring-skiing remedies

    Nicole Barker
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    In Ski.com’s quest to cure the winter blues, we polled skiers and found that those who haven’t enjoyed enough turns this season suffer from a myriad of winter ailments. Ranging from dry skin to... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Video: Skiing knows no age | 97-year-old Utah powderhound

    Leah Fielding
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    As passionate skiers and snowboarders, we all hope to be like George Jedenoff some day. The 97-year-old really loves skiing and gets out on the slopes as much as he’s able—no matter what the... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Video: Banff and Lake Louise’s #ProjectSnow

    Alex Boyd
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Banff and Lake Louise is one of the most picturesque ski destinations in the world, and the resort’s most recent artistic endeavor, dubbed #ProjectSnow, celebrated the beauty and grand scale of... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
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    A Mountain Journey

  • The North Face Base Camp Duffel Review

    derek
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:13 pm
    The North Face Base Camp Duffel Review Price: $120 – $170 Sizes: 42, 72, 90, 155 (in liters) Weight: 1250 g – 2240 g Website: The North Face Summary: Wherever you’re going, the Base Camp Duffel is a travel worthy companion. This simple, burly, and durable bag is ideal for weekend warriors or expedition adventurers. It will last forever. Buy Now! _____________________________________ Where are you going? Is you Base Camp Duffel packed?  It should be. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a bag that I abused as much as the The North Face Base Camp Duffel. I’ve…
  • Black Diamond Couloir Harness Review

    derek
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Black Diamond Couloir Harness Review Price: $59.95 Weight: 230 g Website: Black Diamond Summary: The Black Diamond Couloir harness is the ideal alpine/ski mountaineering harness. It’s ultralight, packable, strong, comfortable, and designed to slip on when you’re wearing ski boots and crampons. That’s what you need in the mountains. Buy Now! ________________________________ When ski mountaineers are gearing up for big ascents, cool descents, and epic adventures they place their lives in the hands of their gear. One piece of gear that every ski mountaineer should invest in is…
  • Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes – Washington By Volken Review

    derek
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Washington By Martin Volken Review The Northwest is a backcountry skiing paradise. It’s one of the last wild regions of the lower 48 and it offers endless ski adventures. The mountains of Washington are known for there abundant and relatively stable snowpack making it the perfect year-round playground for thrill seeking mountain enthusiasts. At the same time the sheer number of skis options can be overwhelming. Buy Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes – Washington Now, thanks to Martin Volken and the Guides of Pro Guiding Services,…
  • Glacier Route, Middle Teton, Grand Teton National Park

    derek
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    Skiing the Glacier Route on the Middle Teton Location: Middle Teton, Grand Teton National Park Trailhead: Bradley/Taggart Parking Area Distance:  16 miles Time: 9 hours Top Elevation:  12350 ft /  3,765 m Vertical: 7000 ft USGS Maps: Grand Teton, Moose ______________________________ After skiing the Sliver Couloir, I was pumped for another ski mountaineering adventure in Grand Teton National Park. Aaron Diamond, Joel Bettner, Nick Braun, and I woke for an alpine start as mountains are best enjoyed in the mornings – especially when you try to beat the alpenglow to the peaks. Our…
  • The Sliver Couloir, Grand Teton National Park

    derek
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Skiing the Sliver Couloir in GTNP Location: Nez Perce, Grand Teton National Park Trailhead: Bradley/Taggart Parking Area Distance: 8 miles Time: 5 to 7 hours Top Elevation: 11,900 ft / 3,627 m Vertical: 5110 ft Aspect: East USGS Maps: Grand Teton, Moose ______________________________ It’s always nice to be back in the Tetons.  Aaron Diamond, Matt Schonwald, and I were treated with warm weather and bluebird skies for our ski descent of the Sliver Couloir on Nez Perce in Grand Teton National Park. The Sliver Couloir The Sliver Couloir is visible from the Bradley/Taggart parking area as…
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