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  • Teure Schweiz: Wo man in den Schweizer Bergen noch bezahlbaren Urlaub machen kann

    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    Nach der Freigabe des Franken steht der Schweizer Tourismus vor einem Scherbenhaufen. Viele Europäer können sich den Urlaub bei den Eidgenossen schlichtweg nicht mehr leisten. Einige Skigebiete versuchen mit speziellen Angeboten, dem Touristenschwund entgegenzuwirken ...
  • CBC Sports home to IPC alpine world championships

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    Canadian Matt Hallat competed in the men's alpine skiing, slalom, and standing event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics. CBC Sports will be the home to the 2015 IPC alpine skiing world championships when the event kicks off in Panorama, B.C., from March 4-10.
  • Photo Gallery: Ski Jackets & Pants of the Future

    Ski & Skiing News - Daily Local Ski News
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In the jacket and pant arena, we're seeing/loving bright colors with zipper and seam accents, less crunchy, more stretchy fabrics, and lightweight layering options.
  • RMISA Season Concludes in Anchorage with Colorado Crowned Season Champs

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    Chelsea Little
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    Colorado University’s Mads Stroem on his way to victory in the 7.5 k classic race at Kincaid Park, part of the University of Alaska Anchorage Invitational held last week. (Photo: Tim Whiton) After a three week break of racing after the University of New Mexico Invitational in Red River and the University of Colorado Invitational in Steamboat Springs, the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA) shifted gears to sea level and the University of Alaska Invitational and this year’s RMISA Championships. The UAA Invite was originally scheduled to be held at Girdwood, but a…
  • Colorado’s Powderhorn Announces $5 Million in Winter and Summer Improvements

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    Kristen Lummis
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    Grand Mesa, CO - Powderhorn Mountain Resort yesterday announced that it will be investing $5 million over the next few months to upgrade both winter and summer operations. At the top of the list is the replacement of the fixed grip Take Four quad with a new detachable, high-speed quad from Leitner-Poma. The new lift will […]
 
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  • CBC Sports home to IPC alpine world championships

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    Canadian Matt Hallat competed in the men's alpine skiing, slalom, and standing event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics. CBC Sports will be the home to the 2015 IPC alpine skiing world championships when the event kicks off in Panorama, B.C., from March 4-10.
  • Alpine Skiing - Marcel Hirscher humbles rivals in Stenmark style in Garmisch

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    Marcel Hirscher achieved a victory margin unseen in the alpine skiing World Cup for 36 years when he won a men's giant slalom in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Austrian clinched his fifth victory in the discipline this season in an aggregate time of two minutes and 43.23 seconds to humble the rest of the field.
  • Fenninger wins Alpine combined World Cup

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    Anna Fenninger of Austria kept up the pressure on overall leader Tina Maze with victory in the women's Alpine combined World Cup race in fog-hit Bansko on Sunday. Fenninger, the overall No.
  • Canada's Marie-Michele Gagnon 5th in alpine combined

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    Anna Fenninger, of Austria, competes during the second run of a women's super-combined event, in Bansko, Bulgaria, on Sunday. Fenninger won both legs of the race for a combined time of two minutes 5.06 seconds to close to within 64 points of Tina Maze in the World Cup overall standings.
  • Hirscher holds big lead after 1st run of WCup giant slalom

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:33 am
    Marcel Hirscher of Austria holds a big lead after the first run of Sunday's World Cup giant slalom, while three-time world champion Ted Ligety is almost three seconds behind. Hirscher navigated the course in 1 minute 23.28 seconds - a full 1.99 seconds faster than 37-year-compatriot Benjamin Raich in second and 2.15 quicker than third-place Alexis Pinturault of France.
 
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  • RMISA Season Concludes in Anchorage with Colorado Crowned Season Champs

    Chelsea Little
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    Colorado University’s Mads Stroem on his way to victory in the 7.5 k classic race at Kincaid Park, part of the University of Alaska Anchorage Invitational held last week. (Photo: Tim Whiton) After a three week break of racing after the University of New Mexico Invitational in Red River and the University of Colorado Invitational in Steamboat Springs, the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA) shifted gears to sea level and the University of Alaska Invitational and this year’s RMISA Championships. The UAA Invite was originally scheduled to be held at Girdwood, but a…
  • Halvorsen Soars to Success in Scandinavian Junior Racing

    FasterSkier
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Hannah Halvorsen (Sugar Bowl Academy) racing in the 5 k at Norwegian Junior Nationals. (Photo: Skyler Mullings) By Ambrose Tuscano Ambrose Tuscano is an English teacher and Nordic Coach at Sugar Bowl Academy in the Lake Tahoe region of California. In a past life he was an avid whitewater kayaker, and still edits the American Whitewater Journal, a bimonthly magazine dedicated to whitewater paddlesports and river stewardship. He, his wife, son (4), and daughter (1) live in Soda Springs, California, where they’re ready for it to snow already! Charging up the final climb in the 5-kilometer…
  • Toko eBlast: Why We Do What We Do

    Toko
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    (Press release) Ski Vise World Cup and Universal Adapter for Ski Vise World Cup  Universal Adapter for Ski Vise World Cup OK, so you ski, snowboard, and cross country ski — or at least 2 of those three. What to do for a tuning set up?  A combination of a Ski Vise World Cup ($MSRP $21) and a Universal Adapter (MSRP $50) is a great solution that addresses Alpine skis, snowboards, and Nordic skis alike. A few years back on an early morning in Oberstdorf   Finding Motivation: Why We Do What We Do One March, I thought it would be fun to do a 3 hour Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike…
  • EISA Regionals at SLU Carnival: Mooney, Taylor Continue Battle, Caldwell Returns to Top

    Adam Terko
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    The men’s mass start begins at the 2015 EISA Regional Championships (photo: Mt Van Hoevenberg) Lake Placid, NY Bright sun, perfect snow conditions and a torturous course with climbs around every corner: what more could you want to close out the regular season of EISA competition? Collegiate racers from across the area converged on the Olympic trails of Mt. Van Hoevenberg this past weekend for the EISA Regional Championships hosted by St. Lawrence University. While Regional performances were on the line, the events also served as a precursor to the NCAA Championships to be held on the…
  • NDC Thunder Bay’s TeamUp ‘The Rhythm of Winter’ Campaign

    FasterSkier
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    NDC Thunder Bay’s TeamUp “The Rhythm of Winter” campaign (Press release) Campaign: TeamUp NDC Thunder Bay is very grateful that Robbie Craig has Teamed Up with us to raise funds by creating this Nordic-inspired original piece of art for this campaign. We have been given the honor to name it, “The Rhythm of Winter.” Those who enjoy the outdoors will be inspired by this one of kind 18″ x 24″ acrylic painting, and the opportunity could be yours to hang it in your home, office, ski chalet or club house. Your chance to win ‘The Rhythm of…
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  • Colorado’s Powderhorn Announces $5 Million in Winter and Summer Improvements

    Kristen Lummis
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    Grand Mesa, CO - Powderhorn Mountain Resort yesterday announced that it will be investing $5 million over the next few months to upgrade both winter and summer operations. At the top of the list is the replacement of the fixed grip Take Four quad with a new detachable, high-speed quad from Leitner-Poma. The new lift will […]
  • Camelback: The Poconos’ Full-Service Winter Getaway

    James Michaud
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    Tannersville, PA - Living in the northeast corridor isn’t considered a prime location for skiers. Many of us habitually drive a minimum of two hours each way to the Catskills, four hours to the Adirondacks, five or more to Vermont, or sometimes we just bite the bullet and take a plane west. But for family skiers […]
  • Ski Crash at Keystone Takes Life of Air Force Cadet

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    Keystone, CO - A 18-year-old cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs died during a skiing accident at Keystone Resort last weekend, officials have announced. Cadet 4th Class John “Jack”  Lindsey was descending Keystone’s intermediate Elk Run on Saturday when he crashed. Lindsey, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Summit […]
  • Teen Dies in Ski Accident at Crested Butte

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    Mt. Crested Butte, CO - A 13-year-old boy from Olathe, Colo., died on Friday in a skiing accident at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Luis Olide died after striking a tree alongside Crested Butte’s intermediate Lower Treasury run. Ski patrollers evacuated Olide to the Gunnison Valley Hospital Mountain Clinic, where he was pronounced dead a short time later […]
  • Ski Resorts in Quebec’s Eastern Townships Revive Long Lost Association

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    Eastern Townships, QC, Canada - Several decades ago, four resorts in Quebec’s Eastern Townships — Bromont, Mont Orford, Mont Sutton and Owl’s Head — joined forces along with Jay Peak Resort in Vermont for a multi-mountain, multi-day lift ticket called Ski Dans l’Est. Although that promotion was abandoned many years ago, and Jay Peak is […]
 
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  • 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…
  • State of the Wasatch – Jan 11, 2015

    Andrew McLean
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:38 pm
    In the comments from my last post I was called out as “an elitist blowhard,” so I’ll try to live up to that reputation by now kvetching about the Wasatch snowpack.  It is okay… but we really need more snow, especially as this is going on the fourth sub par year in a row.  We’ve been robbed. Even this was almost too steep for today’s conditions. Today was great fun, and unusual as it was completely opposite of what I usually do, which is start with a mellow run, then work my way up into steeper terrain as the day and my confidence wears on.  Instead,…
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  • 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
  • Gstaad snowshoeing: Rellerli

    Ian
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader We’d a mixed group of people for snowshoeing yesterday, a couple of people who’d never tried it before and a couple who’d not only been out with me the day before but had been here last winter. So I wanted a route that our regulars hadn’t done before that the our new guests would enjoy. I’ve always enjoyed Gstaad snowshoeing, the scenery is fantastic and the villages and mountain farms are really pretty. I take people over from here and it’s a handy place to meet people on day trips with a great train connection to…
  • Breaking bindings, new skis

    Ian
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:27 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader The last Saturday in January was a great, great ski day. After snowing during the week the sun came out and most of the village decided to go skiing it seemed. We saw more of our neighbours skiing than I think we’ve ever seen before. The family next door also have chalet on the mountain, in fact we’d been up there the previous weekend on snowshoes in the dark for a raclette. They’d been skiing a nice off-piste pitch passing their chalet and I followed them. But part way down for no obvious reason I fell over, I didn’t feel any…
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  • Alta’s Top 10 (via TheDailyPow.com)

    Gary M
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:55 pm
    There you have it. Alta‘s Top 10 most popular areas (otherwise known as “runs”). Click around on the image below to interact with it. Interactive image courtesy of OVRHD.com. Note: The graphic is dated, so disregard the old lift line references. The post Alta’s Top 10 (via TheDailyPow.com) appeared first on Ski Bum Poet.
  • Free the Powder Ski Gloves

    Gary M
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:31 pm
    There is an inventory reduction sale (more off an already legit price) on these gloves right now. Killer value $45. See end of post for a link…  I get excited whenever I hear about a new ski industry brand in Park City…especially a brand going direct-to-consumer online. Previously I have featured both Soul Poles [...] The post Free the Powder Ski Gloves appeared first on Ski Bum Poet.
  • Best SKI Maps Ever

    Gary M
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Check these out! Super excited with a collection of maps we came across from Best Maps Ever. It’s a great idea that compelled me to spread the word. The mapping artwork is incredible and the website is not too shabby. In fact have a look at the US Ski Areas and Resorts Directory…very cool data [...] The post Best SKI Maps Ever appeared first on Ski Bum Poet.
  • Follow The Ski Leader

    Gary M
    27 Dec 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Over the last couple of weeks I have seen some cool “follow the leader” ski edits coming out of Alta. Seems these are coming on strong in popularity, and they are a great way to showcase the skill of the skiers. Pay attention I bet we’ll see more of these in 2015… One Run with [...] The post Follow The Ski Leader appeared first on Ski Bum Poet.
  • Happy Holidays 2014

    Gary M
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:40 pm
    What could be better than a three year old little girl and a Great Pyrenees singing Jingle Bells together? While the boy (who is now closing in on 5yrs) and I were just watching this our current family dog Juno walked over slowly and curious with tilted head. We sure miss you, Adah. Peace and [...] The post Happy Holidays 2014 appeared first on Ski Bum Poet.
 
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  • Meet The Tropical Ski Bum

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    As the world’s best skiers slide through gates, warming up for the first round of the men’s slalom at the FIS Alpine World Championships on an ice-slick course in Beaver Creek, Colorado, a broad-chested, auburn wiener dog stands front and center in the Red Tail Stadium grandstands on an event producer's desk.Named Franklin, he wears a rainbow lei and soaks in what sun ekes through cloud cover from his perch. His owner, Steve Fisher, wears a lei, too. And beads, a velveteen and feathered purple hat, and a goldenrod jacket that has “Maui Ski Bus” spray-paint stenciled on the back.
  • Used and Abused: Weekly Gear Reviews

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:52 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.
  • A Safer World for ACLs?

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:50 pm
    With a sickening, distinctly audible “pop,” your season is over. Ahead lie months of recovery, usually involving expensive surgery. Send for a toboggan, and join the club of skiers who have torn anterior cruciate ligaments. It’s a big club. Estimates vary, but serious knee injury, usually involving the ACL, accounts for some 20 percent of all ski-related injuries, probably totaling more than 24,000 per winter in the U.S. alone. It’s often identified as the No. 1 impediment to growth of the sport. The advent of releaseable bindings largely solved the problem of boot-top “tib-fib”…
  • Winter Lab: Avalanche Airbag 101

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    No matter what airbag pack you’re looking at, the vast majority, if not all of them, use a venturi valve to help inflate the bag. The valve essentially sucks in outside air to fully inflate the bag. Each bag is also repackable, and stores into it’s own compartment. When you pull the trigger, the zipper or Velcro pops, and the airbag inflates. But beyond price, pack volume, pack features, and aesthetics (like color), there are 3 main differences. Here's what you need to know.
  • Ski Alyeska [Sponsored]

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Come enjoy all of what Alyeska has to offer.
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    Park City Mountain Resort

  • 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…
  • If You're Not Doing Sundance at Park City Mountain Resort, You're Not Really Doing Sundance

    Andy
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    For 10 days every year, during the middle of the winter season, an influx of Sundance Film Festival movie-goers and party crashers turns the town of Park City inside out - but also makes for some of the best skiing of the year! Restaurant reservations can be tough to come by and hotel rooms fill up early, because virtually everyone in town is here for something other than making turns - let's just say their idea of a manicured groomer is different from ours. That also means, however, short lift lines and wide open turns across 3,300 acres of world-class terrain blanketed by a few months'…
  • Park City is Made for Spring Break With This Special Deal

    Park City Mountain Resort
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sunny days, soft snow and some of our best events of the season make spring a special time in Park City, whether you're looking for someplace to bring the family or get after it with your friends. This year, we're offering a special lodging & lift ticket deal that makes it easier than ever to enjoy Park City during Spring Break! Blue skies, soft snow and a variety of events make spring one of the best times to visit Park City. Make the most of Park City in the spring time when you book lodging and lift tickets together for 4 nights - and get your fifth night of lodging FREE. Lodging…
 
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  • 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…
  • If You're Not Doing Sundance at Park City Mountain Resort, You're Not Really Doing Sundance

    Andy
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    For 10 days every year, during the middle of the winter season, an influx of Sundance Film Festival movie-goers and party crashers turns the town of Park City inside out - but also makes for some of the best skiing of the year! Restaurant reservations can be tough to come by and hotel rooms fill up early, because virtually everyone in town is here for something other than making turns - let's just say their idea of a manicured groomer is different from ours. That also means, however, short lift lines and wide open turns across 3,300 acres of world-class terrain blanketed by a few months'…
  • Park City is Made for Spring Break With This Special Deal

    Park City Mountain Resort
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sunny days, soft snow and some of our best events of the season make spring a special time in Park City, whether you're looking for someplace to bring the family or get after it with your friends. This year, we're offering a special lodging & lift ticket deal that makes it easier than ever to enjoy Park City during Spring Break! Blue skies, soft snow and a variety of events make spring one of the best times to visit Park City. Make the most of Park City in the spring time when you book lodging and lift tickets together for 4 nights - and get your fifth night of lodging FREE. Lodging…
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    Ski Resort Marketing : Ideas, Inspiration, Analysis - SlopeFillers.com

  • Today Could be the Day Instagram Finds Itself in Spot #2 for Resort Social Marketing

    Gregg Blanchard
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:48 am
    Instagram is growing like crazy. Still. Resort follower/fan counts on Twitter and Facebook are, as much as the word fits this situation, “maturing” with growth that is very similar to one another and very conservative even for the rapid way social media continues to filter through our society. But Instagram, that’s another story. They recently [...]
  • Three Content Mini-Series, Three Mini-Winners from the Killington Marketing Crew

    Gregg Blanchard
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:34 am
    I love the big video series that have been dropping every fall. They’re awesome and worthy of every kind word they’ve earned from others or myself. But a requirement of resort series is not swinging for the fences, as it were. It doesn’t have to involve big budgets and massive launches that take over every [...]
  • Did Violet’s Hardware + Software Home Run Create the Best Resort Webcam Ever?

    Gregg Blanchard
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:40 am
    As Tahoe struggles with another rough winter, a new technology has helped them put their best foot forward – whatever mother nature dictates that is. That technology is a webcam, but not just any webcam, it’s a system called Violet that uses professional hardware in tandem with customized, auto-HDR settings to account for changing light, [...]
  • Hats Off to Tim Cohee for the Most Authentic, Well-Written Response to Low Snow

    Gregg Blanchard
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:49 am
    Tim Cohee needs little introduction. And neither does his letter to China Peak skiers. A perfect blend of honesty, authenticity, and optimism, it’s some of the best – if not THE best – resort communications I have ever read. – Dear China Peak Supporters: First, let me say how incredibly appreciative we are at China [...]
  • GBOP: If I’m Your Target and You Want My Attention, the Solution is Crazy Simple

    Gregg Blanchard
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:29 am
    This is an installment of my “Book of Principles”. For more info, click here. I’m a basketball fan (understatement). I also like to think about things (bigger understatement). So at college basketball games when I’m not vicariously living a dead childhood dream through the players on the court, I’m people watching and, even creepier, people [...]
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  • Dare2b Downslope Jacket Review

    Robert Stewart
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The men’s Downslope jacket from Dare2b is a hi-loft, low-bulk down jacket designed to work as mid or outer layer on the mountain. Constructed using ethically sourced iLUS duck down with a Fill Power of 600, it has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio for a range of temperatures. The nylon shell is treated with a water-repellent finish to help shed moisture and the cuffs are stretch bound to help prevent the wind cooling your arms. Snow.Guide Ski Editor, Rob Stewart, tested the jacket in a variety of conditions during February 2015 including sunshine in Andermatt and snow in Kuhtai –…
  • Finding Gold on the Gemsstock – An Andermatt Adventure in Switzerland

    Robert Stewart
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    When I Looked down into the vast ski terrain of Andermatt for the very first time I immediately understood what all the fuss has been about. Our Italian Guide, Andrea, a mixture between the suaveness of Roger Federer and the intensity of a Jedi Knight looked ahead, ‘follow me’ he said, and we did. Andrea is one of the few people to have skied the Matterhorn and it showed – he seemed to dominate one of the Alps most dominating mountains, the Gemsstock. Fortunately our group were all able skiers and we took full opportunity of the recent snowfall, combined with the clearing skies. I was…
  • Meribel Review

    Mark Barber
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Meribel is at the heart of the Trois Vallées and was founded by a Brit, Peter Lindsay, way back in 1938. This may be the reason for the strong British presence in this purpose built village and obvious infrastructure influences. Don’t get me wrong, Meribel is a picturesque, quaint and charming village, unlike many other French purpose-built resorts. The main street has many different restaurants, bars and shops, with most of the hotels and chalets rising above on a steep hill side. The centre is lively but tasteful with many different styles of bars and different cuisines to choose from.
  • Spoilt in Japan

    Peter Marsh
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:22 am
    We are incredibly spoilt here in Japan. Snow keeps on coming at regular intervals, often daily. A rare occurrence recently was four days of sunny weather. Which personally I really enjoyed, but there was much discontented grumbling about poor off-piste conditions in the instructor locker room. Was it bad off-piste? Hell no! But it’s amazing how quickly your expectations of bottomless powder all day, every day take hold and nothing less will do! Work wise I did OK in January which is typically is a little quieter in the ski instructor world, after the peak season weeks over Christmas and…
  • THE VIDEO – Snowboarder Jamie Barrow being towed by a plane

    Mark Barber
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:20 am
    A couple of weeks ago we reported on Jamie Barrow’s success on being towed on a snowboard by a commercial aircraft, reaching a speed of 125Kph. With great anticipation we have been waiting for the release of the official video and it is certainly worth the wait! The backdrop is the incredible scenery of the Engadin Valley and St.Moritz in Switzerland. The aerial shots using the camera drones capture this beauty and the scenes are almost dreamy to watch. Jamie narrates well throughout the video, explaining why he chose to do this stunt and walking us through the tense build up when…
 
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    The Mountain Mover

  • Property Feature: Lodging Beyond Compare

    Ashley
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:08 am
    If you’re looking for the ultimate in your Steamboat lodging experience, Moving Mountains offers the crème de la crème - from the highest-end finishings, to ample space for your whole crew, to first-class amenities and five-star service. Lodging Beyond Compare Lookout Lodge Bedrooms: 5   Bathrooms: 5.5   Sleeps: 16  Sq.Ft.: 6500 This custom log home was built for both mountain entertaining and taking in the views. Perched high above the valley floor, Lookout Lodge offers panoramic views from south to west with an ideal location for watching…
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    Middle Aged Ski Bum®

  • Meatless Monday: Vegan Stromboli

    kim@kimhull.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    This hearty vegan stromboli with a filling of cheese, Italian sausage and vegetables will have everyone, vegan or not, raving and asking for more. Vegan Stromboli: Ingredients 1 bag Whole Foods pizza dough or equivalent 1/2 red pepper, chopped 1/2 onion, chopped 1 link Field Roast vegan Italian sausage 5-6 mushrooms 1/2 bag (4 oz) Follow Your Heart vegan mozzarella cheese 1 cup steamed broccoli florets, stems removed & chopped Fresh chopped basil and oregano, to taste (about 1-2 Tbsp of each) Salt and pepper Marinara sauce Go Veggie vegan parmesan cheese Cooking spray Vegan Stromboli:…
  • Meatless Monday: Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

    kim@kimhull.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    So many of our favorite vegan recipes come from Vegan Cooking for Carnivores and these stuffed mushrooms are right at the top of the list. An appetizer that quickly turns into a meal because they are so addictive, these stuffed mushrooms are easy and quick to make. Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms: Ingredients Mushrooms – I use baby bellas/crimini Field Roast vegan Italian sausage Vegan mozzarella cheese – I use Follow Your Heart Salt & pepper Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms: Getting started Pre-heat the oven to 420° and get out the food processor. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and…
  • Let’s get chatty about Twitter #Chats

    kim@kimhull.com
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:53 am
    You may have seen a tweet go by on Twitter similar to the one above that contained a hashtag (#) and a description that ended in chat (example: #HikerChat) and wondered what it was all about. It’s a Twitter chat going on – one the fastest areas of growth on Twitter. What is a Twitter chat? Let’s pretend you are walking through a hotel lobby and see a sign outside a meeting room that says, “Come on in. We are all here to talk about hiking for an hour. Everyone is welcome!” So, you go in and a leader asks some questions over the next hour themed around a specific…
  • Meatless Monday: Vegan Cauliflower Soup

    kim@kimhull.com
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Since we’ve been vegan at home for nearly two years, I have begun to amass quite a few healthy, plant-based recipes so I thought I’d share by starting a Meatless Monday series. To kick it off – a simple Vegan Cauliflower Soup recipe. I’ve seen numerous cauliflower soup recipes floating around social media recently and nearly all were chicken stock based. It honestly drives me crazy when a vegetable recipe doesn’t use vegetable stock – so I veganized one for us and we think it came out pretty awesome. It also only takes a few minutes to make – even…
  • FitKit

    kim@kimhull.com
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Traveling as much as we do, we have a list of things that we pack for every trip: a wine bottle opener, a lint roller, a first aid kit, extra phone charger cords and now, the FitKit. The FitKit contains all the fitness tools you need for a complete workout no matter where you are and it only weighs 2 lbs. The FitKit: What’s included The FitKit contains: An exercise band with handles A pedometer A resistance tube A jump rope A door attachment A reflective arm band An ID tag Amie on Dr Oz Health Segment Photo: © Amie Hoff Developed by fitness expert, Amie Hoff, who you may have seen on The…
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    Inghams Blog

  • Avalanche Safety Training in Courchevel

    Sam
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:13 am
    With the amazing volume of snow falling in the Alps at the moment, our team in Courchevel headed to an Avalanche training session, here’s how they got on: Whilst skiing is without question the most enjoyable, sociable and altogether thrilling sport…there are a number of minor (and major) risks associated. The most well known risk, as I’m sure you are all aware, is the risk of the dreaded ‘avalanche’. Although these relatively infrequent acts of nature may seem to be the worry of only the most hardened backcountry skiers…a firm piste skier like myself thought it necessary to…
  • Racers at the ready.

    Sam
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:08 am
    It’s that time of year again where avid ski lovers flock to the mountains to watch their sport icons throw themselves down a challenging course. That’s right, it’s the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup! The 49th FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season began on 25th October 2014 in Sölden, Austria and will travel to many resorts across Europe and USA including Saalbach Hinterglemm on the 21st – 22nd February 2015. Defending champions from 2014, Marcel Hirscher and Anna Fenninger, both of Austria, are looking to retain their titles, but hot on their heels are Kjetil Jansrud of Norway and Tina Maze…
  • La Rosière ‘behind the skis’

    Sam
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:35 am
    La Rosière is renowned for its amazing skiing through the Tarentaise Valley and over to the spectacular resort of La Thuile. However, it’s also boosts a host of exciting après ski activities! One particular activity that has been very popular with our Inghams guests this year is paret sledging. The paret sledge is a traditional Savoyarde sledge unique to this region and it has been around since the 1900’s. The paret sledge is made from wood and works on one runner, but don’t worry, it’s not as tricky to master as it sounds!  In conjunction with our fantastic activity and adventure…
  • A Magical Proposal in Lapland

    alex
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:38 am
    Recently two of our Head Office staff, Clarissa and Andy, travelled to Lapland to enjoy a romantic getaway. Little did Clarissa know, that Andy had an extra special surprise planned for her…. “So you recently travelled to Lapland for a magical trip, but you didn’t realise quite how magical it was going to be…”Where did you travel to?Levi in Lapland on a 4 night Inghams Santa BreakWhat happened on that specific evening, did you have any suspicions?Not at all, it was the last night of our stay and we had made plans after dinner to go over to the frozen lake, a little outside…
  • Edelweiss & Gurgl Hotel – a part of history in Obergurgl

    Sam
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    For over 125 years the Edelweiss & Gurgl Hotel has been run by the Scheiber family and is very much in the heart of Obergurgl. The Scheiber family first welcomed guests to the Edelweiss in the summer of 1889, providing rooms for mountaineers, researches and painters, all of whom were drawn to Obergurgl’s picturesque location at the end of the Ötztal. Up until 1904 it was just the Gasthaus Edelweiss and during the early years the gasthaus gained reputation for its food and service. The Hotel Gurgl was built in 1935 and in 1951 the Edelweiss also gained hotel status. After continued…
 
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    Ski Vacation Blog

  • 3/3/15: Where did it snow in California?

    Leah Fielding
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    It’s time for California skiers and snowboarders to put away the headbands and spring-skiing duds and breakout the Goretex again; winter has returned to the Sierras! Thanks to two cold,... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Poll: Who is cuter? Baby snowboarders or skiers

    Leah Fielding
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Toddlers in snow gear, with their little mittens and over-sized helmets and goggles, are cute enough, but when they start sliding around on the snow and developing their own stoke for snowsports they... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Video: Corbet’s Couloir, a day on the edge

    Alex Boyd
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    Here’s a treat for your Wednesday: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort just posted a hilarious video documenting some first-timers dropping into Corbet’s Couloir. Complete with witty commentary... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Who will fest the best at Breck Spring Fever 2015?

    Leah Fielding
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    It’s no secret that Breckenridge offers spring skiers great late-season conditions and an abundance of soul-warming, smile-producing Colorado sunshine. It’s definitely a top destination if great... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Top spring events in 2015

    Alex Boyd
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    Winter isn’t over, yet. But our second-favorite season is just around the corner. It’s time to slather on the Zinka, break out the retro ski gear and celebrate spring! From your hometown hill... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
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    A Mountain Journey

  • BACK 40: Steep Skiing 101

    derek
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    This article was first published in the February 20, 2015 issue of the Explore Big Sky newspaper. It’s also available on ExploreBigSky.com. _________________________________ BACK 40: Steep Skiing 101 By Derek Lennon Explore Big Sky Contributor For many skiers, the challenge of skiing steep terrain and subsequent freefalling sensation drives them to push the limits. Going airborne on a steep slope is a heart-thumping experience that makes you feel alive. Steep skiing can become an obsession that will have you grinning from ear to ear, year after year. Everyone has a different definition…
  • Backcountry Skiing Bozeman and Big Sky 2nd Edition Review

    derek
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    Backcountry skiing is a blast. Exploring the mountains and earning your turns is what memories are made from. There really isn’t anything better. When you’re new to an area or want to get off the beaten track, it’s always nice to have a guidebook. One guidebook that we’re super stoked about is Ben Werner’s Backcountry Skiing Bozeman and Big Sky. This expanded 2nd edition print was just released in 2015 and it rocks. It’s an updated version of the The Bozeman and Big Sky Backcountry Ski Guide. My old copy of The Bozeman and Big Sky Backcountry Ski Guide was…
  • Going To The Bar Chute, Beehive Basin, MT

    derek
    21 Feb 2015 | 1:24 am
    Going To The Bar Chute Location: Beehive Basin, Big Sky, MT Trailhead: Beehive Basin Parking Area – 7900 ft Distance: +/- 4 miles round trip Time: 1 to 2.5 hours Top Elevation: 9350 ft Vertical: 1400 ft USGS Maps: Lone Mountain, Gallatin Peak ___________________________________ No true ski bum has been enjoying the unseasonably warm winter. It’s not as bad here in Montana as other places, but it still doesn’t feel right. On the up side, at least I don’t have to ski the human hardened resort right now. And the backcountry has been a blast. After a picture perfect blue…
  • Muck Boots Arctic Sport Boot Review

    derek
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    The Original Muck Boots Arctic Sport High Performance Boot Review Price: $154.99 Website: Muck Boots Weight: 2 to 2.5 lbs. per boot Summary: The Muck Boots Arctic Sport Boots will keep you warm, dry, and happy in any conditions. These well-designed boots are the equivalent of winter flip-flops, once you have a pair, you won’t go outside in nasty conditions without them. Buy Muck Boots Arctic Sport Boot Now ___________________________________ Slush, snow, rain, mud, muck. It’s no big deal for the Muck Boots Arctic Sport High Performance Boot. These waterproof and insulated boots…
  • Marmot Exum Guide Glove Review

    derek
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Marmot Exum Guide Glove Review MSRP: $100 Official Website: Marmot Weight: 7.34 ounces / 208 grams Summary: The Marmot Exum Guide Glove is a waterproof, breathable, and windproof glove that also features exceptional dexterity, fit, and grip in a durable package designed for mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and alpine climbing. _________________________________________ Find the best price on Marmot Exum Guide Gloves _________________________________________ Every winter adventurer needs a good pair of gloves. I use and abuse my gloves harder than almost any other piece of gear, except…
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