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  • Establishing Consistency

    Resort Marketing
    Eric Hoffman
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    I’ve written before that this blog is a tool that I like to use as my personal sandbox, to test (and share) ideas, tools and more in the digital space. I haven’t been the most consistent in posting to this blog, but in the six plus years that I’ve written, I’ve published 318 (including this one) posts which works out to an average of 53 posts per year, or just over one post per week. The posts have been a bit less consistent in the past two years, but starting back on August 8, 2014, I’ve made it a goal to publish one post per week (and on Mondays) to see what…
  • Skifahren im Osten der USA: Die besten Skigebiete rund um Boston

    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:01 am
    Bostons Logan Airport ist einer der wenigen großen internationalen Flughäfen dieser Welt, der direkt am Meer liegt und im Winter trotzdem regelmäßig eine ganze Armada von Schneepflügen in Gang setzen muss, um den Flugbetrieb aufrecht zu erhalten. Für die Skifahrer unter den Flugreisenden mit Ziel Boston ist das eine gute Nachricht, denn Schnee in Boston bedeutet Pulver in den umliegenden Skigebieten ...
  • Shiffrin: Talk of rivalry with Vonn is ridiculous

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    VAIL, Colo. - Mikaela Shiffrin, the 19-year-old skiing star who at the Sochi Olympics wowed her competitors in winning the gold medal in the slalom and stunned the international media with her uncommon Mikaela Shiffrin: Talk of rivalry with Vonn is ridiculous VAIL, Colo.
  • People of West Yellowstone: Tuesday 11/25

    FasterSkier.com» Articles
    Lander Karath
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — Every year teams from across the country descend upon the small town of West Yellowstone (pop. 1,271) for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. While the event is a time for team bonding, catching up with old racing buddies, and improving fitness and technique, it’s also a celebration of the nordic community. People of West Yellowstone gives insight into the people who make this yearly event truly special, whether they are nationally acclaimed athletes or employees at our favorite local businesses. Zak Ketterson, Leo Hipp and the U16 and U18 Men of Loppet Nordic Racing…
  • A Resort Guide to the Arlberg

    First Tracks!! Online Ski Magazine
    Tony Crocker
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lech-Zürs, Austria – After bad weather delayed our airport transfer in London, my friend Richard and I didn’t arrive at the Hotel Sandhof in Lech until 11 p.m. local time. Knowing that we would miss dinner,  the hotel’s staff thoughtfully laid out a spread of cold cuts, cheese and bread for us to help sate our appetite 12 […]
 
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    Olympic Alpine Skiing News

  • Shiffrin: Talk of rivalry with Vonn is ridiculous

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    VAIL, Colo. - Mikaela Shiffrin, the 19-year-old skiing star who at the Sochi Olympics wowed her competitors in winning the gold medal in the slalom and stunned the international media with her uncommon Mikaela Shiffrin: Talk of rivalry with Vonn is ridiculous VAIL, Colo.
  • NHL's Jack Johnson declares bankruptcy after 'parents squander his $30m fortune'

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    EXCLUSIVE: Fast cars, extravagant vacations and very much still in business: Lavish lifestyle of the cult leader linked to the death plunge of a Russian supermodel in New York revealed Twice-married country star Ty Herndon, 52, comes out as gay and reveals he tied the knot with women to protect his career Wal-Mart tricked into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for just $90 after customers take advantage of loophole in price match promotion Student accuses frat of gang rape in harrowing account of alleged attack at the University of Virginia - and claims officials did NOTHING Can you REALLY…
  • Leki Renews Contract with Lindsey Vonn

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Leki inked an athlete sponsorship renewal agreement with two-time Olympic Medalist and four-time World Cup Champion Lindsey Vonn to last through the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The four-year contract guarantees Vonn will continue to train and compete exclusively with Leki poles.
  • Air bags could make alpine skiing races safer

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Alpine star Lindsey Vonn tore up her right knee during a crash at the 2013 world championships. Perhaps if Lindsey Vonn had a big cushy air bag to fall on when she tore two ligaments in her right knee she wouldn't have missed the Sochi Olympics.
  • Kristoffersen wins World Cup slalom in Finland

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway won the World Cup men's slalom opener, beating the world champion Marcel Hirscher by 0.12 seconds in foggy conditions on Sunday. The 20-year-old Kristoffersen had a combined time of 1 minute, 50.39 seconds, after the Austrian led after the first run on the Finnish Arctic slope in Levi.
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  • People of West Yellowstone: Tuesday 11/25

    Lander Karath
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — Every year teams from across the country descend upon the small town of West Yellowstone (pop. 1,271) for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. While the event is a time for team bonding, catching up with old racing buddies, and improving fitness and technique, it’s also a celebration of the nordic community. People of West Yellowstone gives insight into the people who make this yearly event truly special, whether they are nationally acclaimed athletes or employees at our favorite local businesses. Zak Ketterson, Leo Hipp and the U16 and U18 Men of Loppet Nordic Racing…
  • NNF: Thank You from Executive Director Dave Knoop

    National Nordic Foundation
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    A Thank You from NNF Executive Director, Dave Knoop This year the Drive for 25 raised over $215k for Cross Country and Nordic Combined development programs. Every year our Nordic community says YES WE CAN and collectively we come together for our next generation of aspiring athletes. Most importantly the funding is working in terms of getting more athletes more opportunities to succeed at the various key development levels in our sport. Looking back at some highlights of this year’s D25 and please forgive me if I overlooked something or someone as there are so many people to…
  • Shaw on Leaving Nordic Out of Fall Update: Dismayed That He is ‘Guilty on Omission’

    Chelsea Little
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:19 am
    U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association CEO Tiger Shaw (left) and Executive Vice President for Athletics Luke Bodensteiner answer questions at the 2014 USSA Congress. (Photo: USSA) As soon as U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association CEO Tiger Shaw started getting email replies to the Fall Quarterly Update he had sent out to all USSA members, he knew he had made a mistake. “I got probably 30 responses,” he told FasterSkier. “They varied the gamut from ‘this is great, thank you for all the info, you’re going a great job,’ and then five or six ‘what the hell? Where’s the information about…
  • An Open Letter to USSA CEO Tiger Shaw from Methow Valley’s Scott Johnston

    FasterSkier
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Three-time Olympian Torin Koos (L) and Scott Johnston in 2010. Courtesy photo. The following is a letter that Scott Johnston, the coach of the Methow Olympic Development squad that at some points included Sadie and Erik Bjornsen and Torin Koos, and who also coached Team Gregg, shared with FasterSkier. He addressed it to U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association CEO Tiger Shaw after receiving Shaw’s Fall Quarterly Update, but says he has not received a reply. Some of Johnston’s concerns served as the basis of questions we asked Shaw when we interviewed him earlier this week. You can read…
  • Legkov on Top, Cologna Further Back: Best of the Rest Weekend Roundup

    FasterSkier
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    The opening FIS weekend in Europe and Russia had plenty of action. (Photo montage: FIS/NordicFocus) You heard what happened in the opening International Ski Federation (FIS) races this past weekend in a couple of hotspots in Scandinavia (namely Beitostølen, Bruksvallarna and Gällivare), but what about the rest of the skiing world? Here are some highlights: Saariselkä, Finland: At least eight nations from around the world (Russia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Finland, Ukraine, China, and South Korea) competed in this mountainous region of northern Finland, with Gleb Retivykh beating fellow…
 
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  • A Resort Guide to the Arlberg

    Tony Crocker
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lech-Zürs, Austria – After bad weather delayed our airport transfer in London, my friend Richard and I didn’t arrive at the Hotel Sandhof in Lech until 11 p.m. local time. Knowing that we would miss dinner,  the hotel’s staff thoughtfully laid out a spread of cold cuts, cheese and bread for us to help sate our appetite 12 […]
  • Oregon Ski Area Turns to Crowdfunding

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Ashland, OR - On Monday Mt. Ashland launched “The Next 50 Years of Mt. Ashland” Campaign to raise funds to be used to improve services and create more events at the Southern Oregon community ski area. The campaign officially launched on Monday on indiegogo.com, a crowd-funding website.  The indiegogo launch is part of a broader effort to seek […]
  • Alta Schedules 2nd Annual Skiing and Trees Symposium

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Alta, UT - Quaking Aspen trees have become iconic subjects in photographs and artwork depicting the American West, so it comes as no surprise that on March 26, 2014 it was designated as Utah’s new state tree. Combine Aspen with the “Greatest Snow on Earth” and you get Skiing & Trees. TreeUtah, a statewide 501(c)(3)non-profit since 1989, is […]
  • Mt. Hood Meadows Joins 2015 U.S. Revolution Tour

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Mt. Hood, OR - Mt. Hood Meadows will be joining a stacked resort roster as the fourth and final stop of the 2015 U.S. Revolution Tour. A leader in the Northwest halfpipe and park scene for decades, Mt. Hood Meadows is continuing its commitment to progressive riding by joining up with the U.S. Revolution Tour. Mt. […]
  • U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Park City, UT - The 2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced on Monday on the eve of the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener this weekend in Ruka, Finland. All 10 members of the A and B Teams are past members of Olympic and World Championship teams, including defending World Champions Jesse Diggins, […]
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  • Bolton Valley Offers Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals

    AlpineZone News
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    BOLTON VALLEY, Vt. (Nov. 21, 2014) – With the holiday shopping season set to officially kick-off next week on Black Friday, Bolton Valley is jumping in on the action with four special deals for skiers and riders on Cyber Monday. The Sale begins promptly at 12 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1 and will close at Midnight. The specials will be available online for a 24-hour period and include lift tickets and season passes. “This sale is designed to make it easier for people to purchase gifts for the skier or rider in their life,” said Josh Arneson, Director of Sales and Marketing.
  • Ski Vermont Outlines Thanksgiving Plans at Vermont Ski Resorts

    Nick
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Snow covered pine trees, quaint villages decked out in lights, and the feeling of gliding down a mountain side, followed by hot cocoa by the fire. What could be a better way to spend a holiday? Vermont ski and snowboard resorts are a majestic destination during the holidays and offer many cheerful activities and packages to get the family there. Bolton Valley Nothing brings friends and families together for good times quite like the holidays, and holidays spent on snow create lasting memories. Bolton Valley’s cozy base village will be trimmed in white lights for the holidays, creating a…
  • “Peace Park” Aims to Bring the Soul Back to Snowboarding

    AlpineZone News
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014  – Mountain Dew® and Burton have teamed up with professional snowboarder Danny Davis to co-create and release Peace Park – a 44-minute film about the innovative snowboard park that is reconnecting riders with the fun, creative roots of the sport. Built and filmed in the West Tetons in Wyoming, this innovative park, complete with 22-foot bowl, was the last, “unofficial” rider-judged contest, following a heavy pro-circuit snowboard season. Peace Park will air nationally on ABC on Sunday, November 30 at 2 p.m. ET and will be available…
  • Lake Placid Announces 2014/15 Event Schedule

    AlpineZone News
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Below is a rundown of many of the events on ORDA’s fall/winter 2014-’15 events’ calendar for your planning purposes. Dates and schedules are subject to change. Dec. 1-6, 2014 – FIL Luge World Cup. International luge racing returns to Lake Placid for the first time since Feb. 2012. The race is the second event in the nine-event series, which begins Nov. 29-30 in Igls, Austria. The doubles and men’s races will be held on Dec. 5, while the women’s and team relay competitions will take place on Dec. 6. (Credential request form attached) Dec. 13 – FIBT World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton.
  • Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour Kicks Off in Bozeman

    AlpineZone News
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    BOZEMAN, Mont., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Coldsmoke Winter Film originated in Bozeman, Montana, and was born out of a mountain community’s desire to showcase artistic talent and celebrate a culture entrenched in winter. A decade later, Coldsmoke Winter Film is still the most authentic and relevant mouthpiece of the winter culture, delivering high-energy events and brand activations, uniting audiences and consumers alike. Winter Film is Coming Every October, stoke begins to rise as winter enthusiasts take a front row seat to some of the most incredible winter films from around…
 
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  • 2014 Ice Axe Expeditions Antarctic Ski Cruise Trip Report

    Andrew McLean
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Another Ice Axe Antarctic Ski Cruise has gone down in the history books, and like all those before it, this was yet another good one. I love how these trips start by collecting people from all over the world, squeezing them into South America, and then distilling all of that down to the very southern tip of the continent in Ushuaia, Argentina.  You couldn’t ask for a better place to launch an expedition from.  From there the energy continues to build with a trip across the Drake Passage, seven days of skiing on the White Continent and then another exciting trip back across The Drake.
  • 2014-15 Ski Setup

    Andrew McLean
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:07 pm
    There’s still no snow on the ground and the temps are downright balmy, but it is never too soon to assemble a ski set up for the upcoming season. The ski crampons are just for Antarctica, but the rest is my standard issue touring gear.   Skis All around skis: Black Diamond Link 90’s in a 176cm.  These are 90mm underfoot and have a wood core which is nice for variable conditions and are perhaps a bit more durable. This is a good ski to take out when you are expecting to ski all sorts of different aspects and different types of snow. Long Powder/Corn Tours:  BD Carbon…
  • November 1st – 2014 Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Public Session

    Andrew McLean
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Avalanche education is one of the best ways to avoid being caught and/or buried by an avalanche while backcountry skiing, or, as the Utah Avalanche Center says “Know Before You Go.”  To that end, the UAC is hosting a very concentrated avalanche workshop this Saturday, November 1st at the Southtowne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.  The morning session is open to snow safety professionals only, but the afternoon session (which looks as good or better) is open to the public. It is a fast moving format with lots of short 15-20 minute presentations, which keep it fresh and interesting.
  • Slotterhouse AK – Photo Trip Report

    Andrew McLean
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Rarely, if ever, have I experienced a place that gets me more excited about ski mountaineering than the Slotterhouse in the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park & Preserve in southeast Alaska. As a disclaimer, I like exploring remote areas with plenty of options, not just a single huge peak or exclusively steep skiing terrain.  This preference evolved over a series of trips where we set out to ski one peak, or an area with nothing but steeps, only to get completely shut down by weather or bad snow stability.  Big peaks are fun, but they are a bit like placing all your eggs in one basket…
  • How to Build Wands

    Andrew McLean
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I know – the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  Both of you. As detailed in my previous post, I’ve built a lot of bad mountaineering wands before arriving at this solution.  I like this design as they stay put in deep snow for weeks on end, withstand wind, are easy to place, easy to clean and generally work well.  I like the combination of both a small duct tape flag and a ribbon as if it is a total white-out, you can often still hear the ribbon flapping in the wind. 1. 48″ tomato stakes – 25 pack.  I like starting with long stakes (4′ versus…
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  • Caring for your skis and snowboards

    Devin Reams
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Hopefully you’ve already pulled your ski and snowboard gear out of a long summer hibernation. It’s now time to start thinking about tuning up your gear and getting ready for the season. As with tools and instruments, taking good preventative care of your ski and snowboard gear may help prolong your time enjoying it. Read my recommendations about how to care for your skis and snowboards at the Breckenridge Blog. This article is published at Colorado Snow (cosnow.com). All rights reserved. Republication, in part or entirety is welcome with attribution.
  • Wearable ski tech: 3 things to bring

    Devin Reams
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    With smartphones all over the mountain, here are three things you should bring to help make your day on the mountain a bit better. Touchscreen gloves, a waterproof case, and a battery pack are must-haves. As technology gets smaller and lighter, look to smartphone-enabled goggles, video cameras and more. Learn more about my recommendations at the Breckenridge Blog. This article is published at Colorado Snow (cosnow.com). All rights reserved. Republication, in part or entirety is welcome with attribution.
  • The names of Breck’s Peak 6 runs

    Devin Reams
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Peak 6 at Breckenridge introduced nearly 550 acres and over three dozen new trails during the 2013-2014 season. Over 1,800 guests submitted trail names that “Awaken Their Sixth Sense” in a contest and 25 were chosen. What are the meanings behind some of these names? Beauty was a common theme but some names suggested spirituality, a state of mind, and of course, sensory experiences… learn more about the names at the Breckenridge Blog. This article is published at Colorado Snow (cosnow.com). All rights reserved. Republication, in part or entirety is welcome with attribution.
  • Beaver Creek (2014-03-08)

    Devin Reams
    9 Mar 2014 | 7:42 am
    We did a quick afternoon at Beaver Creek. We knew it was going to be a busy day when we saw the cars start parking on a Highway 6. After a nice lunch from Larkburger and a Wit from Crazy Mountain we headed up. By the afternoon the snow was already a bit slushy. Temperatures were in the 30s so it was great weather for humans (but not for snow). After some tree runs, which still had powder, at Bachelor Gulch we ended the day on the sunny patio at Mami’s Cabin. The umbrella bar is one of my favorite places to be and on a warm day the picnic tables were welcoming. This post is part of the…
  • How to save money during spring break in Breck

    Devin Reams
    6 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    One of the best parties to celebrate spring break is a few weeks away: Breck Spring Fever 2014 kicks off on March 22. I put together a few ideas on how you can save some money during spring break in Breck: buy lift tickets in advance online, purchase ski and snowboard rentals online, travel by shuttle and bus and carpool, and embrace happy hour. This article is published at Colorado Snow (cosnow.com). All rights reserved. Republication, in part or entirety is welcome with attribution.
 
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  • Resort Guide 2015: Best Scenery

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    We got comments like, “Most scenic resort I’ve ever skied.” Think it's true?
  • Snowpocalypse

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    With lake effect snow and stellar snow-making weather, this early season storm will get you (more) pumped for the season.
  • Resort Guide 2015: Best Sustainability

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    From wind turbines to composting toilets, these resorts are the best at giving back to Ma Nature.
  • How to Ski Sunshine Village

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    » Location: Sunshine Village, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada » Getting there: The Great Divide Express quad » Vertical feet: 3,514 » Acres: 3,358» Scare factor: Ski patrol treats this area as freeride terrain—and wants you to have proper backcountry gear (beacon, probe, shovel, ski buddy), and training. Get the gist? How to ski it » Skate to the backcountry gate off the top of The Great Divide Express quad, 30 feet to skier’s right, to enter the freeride zone. Once your beacon is turned on, the gate will allow you to pass through. It’s a four-minute hike to the top, where…
  • East Coast Ripper Defies All Odds

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    The filming of “Out on a Limb” nearly cost budding film maker Tyler Wilkinson-Ray most of his big toe, thanks to a bad case of frostbite suffered on location in the remote Chic-Choc Mountains of Quebec. Other than that, things have worked out very well. The latest (which is only the second) film from T-Bar Films, which Wilkinson-Ray owns with his brother, Elliott, is a profile of a single—and singularly amazing—skier, Vasu Sojitra. It’s the rare ski film shot exclusively in Eastern locations, including Mad River Glen, Sugarbush, the Chic-Chocs, and other backcountry locations.
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    Park City Mountain Resort

  • Ski Clothing 101 - The Essential Clothing Needed for Slopes

    Katja
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    You will need to stay comfortable, warm and dry on the mountain, and you can do it effectively by layering.    Let’s start with the base layer. The base layer is the layer of clothing worn directly next to your skin and helps to draw moisture away from your skin. Avoid cotton for this layer as cotton will not dry and only absorb the moisture leaving you wet underneath your outer protective layers. Look to moisture wicking materials such as wool or polyester athletic shirts and pants to keep your body warm but wick away the moisture from your skin to keep you dry as well. Next: mid-layer.
  • We Open Saturday! Here's the Gameplan...

    Park City Mountain Resort
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You've been waiting all summer for those turns. Well beginning this Saturday, it's ON - as we open for the season, and celebrate an exciting new era for the mountain! Here's the Opening Day plan: three lifts will serve six runs, two terrain parks and a jump line. PayDay Chairlift will service beginner and intermediate terrain; with additional beginner terrain available via First Time Lift; while 3 Kings Lift will provide access to a jib set-up in lower 3 Kings park, beginner park in upper First Time, and a jump line on Quicksilver.  Of course, this year's Opening Day marks our first day as…
  • Get Ready to 'Wake Up Park City'

    Park City Mountain Resort
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're speeding toward Saturday's 2014-15 Opening Day like a freight train on skis, but we've got one more thing to look forward to before then: free coffee for a good cause Friday morning with "Wake Up Park City!"  We're celebrating the eve of another Park City ski season, along with our friends at Canyons Resort and Vail Resorts' EpicPromise, Friday morning from 7-9 am with free commemorative coffee mugs at seven shops in and around Park City. Even better: we're filling up your new mug for you - on our dime. Even better than that: we're donating $1 to Mountain Trails Foundation for every…
  • Season Passes: On Sale Through Nov. 23

    Colette
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The Epic Pass, hands-down the best deal in multi-resort season passes, is being offered for the first time this year at Park City Mountain Resort. With your Epic Pass you get unlimited access to PCMR, Canyons, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Arapahoe Basin. But, amazing deals can't last forever-- we'll stop selling Epic Passes November 23, 2014 for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season.  This includes all Epic Pass products - Epic Pass, Epic Local, Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day, Park City Canyons Youth Pass & Park City…
  • We're Proud to Help Present 'Live PC. Give PC.'

    Park City Mountain Resort
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Once a year, the Park City community devotes itself to 24 extraordinary hours of giving to a wide range of local non-profit organizations on a day called "Live PC. Give PC." This year, we are proud to join Canyons Resort and EpicPromise as Presenting Sponsors of this special day on Friday, November 7. Park City area non-profit organizations run the spectrum: from protecting domestic and wild animals, to promoting human rights, historical societies, trail preservation and so much more. This Friday, we're hoping you will take a couple minutes and contribute to the organization(s) most important…
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    Park City Mountain Resort

  • Ski Clothing 101 - The Essential Clothing Needed for Slopes

    Katja
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    You will need to stay comfortable, warm and dry on the mountain, and you can do it effectively by layering.    Let’s start with the base layer. The base layer is the layer of clothing worn directly next to your skin and helps to draw moisture away from your skin. Avoid cotton for this layer as cotton will not dry and only absorb the moisture leaving you wet underneath your outer protective layers. Look to moisture wicking materials such as wool or polyester athletic shirts and pants to keep your body warm but wick away the moisture from your skin to keep you dry as well. Next: mid-layer.
  • We Open Saturday! Here's the Gameplan...

    Park City Mountain Resort
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You've been waiting all summer for those turns. Well beginning this Saturday, it's ON - as we open for the season, and celebrate an exciting new era for the mountain! Here's the Opening Day plan: three lifts will serve six runs, two terrain parks and a jump line. PayDay Chairlift will service beginner and intermediate terrain; with additional beginner terrain available via First Time Lift; while 3 Kings Lift will provide access to a jib set-up in lower 3 Kings park, beginner park in upper First Time, and a jump line on Quicksilver.  Of course, this year's Opening Day marks our first day as…
  • Get Ready to 'Wake Up Park City'

    Park City Mountain Resort
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're speeding toward Saturday's 2014-15 Opening Day like a freight train on skis, but we've got one more thing to look forward to before then: free coffee for a good cause Friday morning with "Wake Up Park City!"  We're celebrating the eve of another Park City ski season, along with our friends at Canyons Resort and Vail Resorts' EpicPromise, Friday morning from 7-9 am with free commemorative coffee mugs at seven shops in and around Park City. Even better: we're filling up your new mug for you - on our dime. Even better than that: we're donating $1 to Mountain Trails Foundation for every…
  • Season Passes: On Sale Through Nov. 23

    Colette
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The Epic Pass, hands-down the best deal in multi-resort season passes, is being offered for the first time this year at Park City Mountain Resort. With your Epic Pass you get unlimited access to PCMR, Canyons, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Arapahoe Basin. But, amazing deals can't last forever-- we'll stop selling Epic Passes November 23, 2014 for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season.  This includes all Epic Pass products - Epic Pass, Epic Local, Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day, Park City Canyons Youth Pass & Park City…
  • We're Proud to Help Present 'Live PC. Give PC.'

    Park City Mountain Resort
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Once a year, the Park City community devotes itself to 24 extraordinary hours of giving to a wide range of local non-profit organizations on a day called "Live PC. Give PC." This year, we are proud to join Canyons Resort and EpicPromise as Presenting Sponsors of this special day on Friday, November 7. Park City area non-profit organizations run the spectrum: from protecting domestic and wild animals, to promoting human rights, historical societies, trail preservation and so much more. This Friday, we're hoping you will take a couple minutes and contribute to the organization(s) most important…
 
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  • Six Money-Saving Tips For New Ski Homeowners

    Robert Stewart
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    1. Use a currency transfer specialist to exchange Sterling and send euros to France. Not only to purchase your ski home but also to keep your French bank account topped up to cover running costs. You’ll get a far better exchange rate than you would if you simply asked your bank to make a currency transfer. Consider using a pre-paid currency card during your skiing trip. 2. Buy plane tickets early. Book flights to Geneva for the coming winter season as soon as EasyJet and other airlines release their winter schedules. If you plan to make a number of visits out to your ski pad but are unsure…
  • How to Hit a Jump – 3 Tip Video Guide from Aimee Fuller and Jamie Nicholls

    Mark Barber
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
      I have never needed much of an excuse to throw my board in the back of the car and head straight round the M25 to Hemel Hempstead for a few hours on the snow at Mount Hemel, so with the opportunity of joining slopestyle heavyweights Jamie Nicholls and Aimee Fuller on the slope, it was daft not to! Aimee and Jamie were at the Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre for the release of the much anticipated Slopetracker Report by Snowsport England. Being a study of the domestic slope and snow centre scene, the report makes for interesting reading and a much needed positive boost for the domestic snow…
  • Bad Seeds by Nitro – Film Review & FREE Full Movie!

    Mark Barber
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Fun.  It is a word that is over used and cliche in snowboarding, but it is the only word that fully describes ‘Bad Seeds’, the latest offering by Nitro.  The story? There isn’t one, unless simply shredding around the world in search of ‘good times’ classes as one! “the whole crew charging over the hill like a scene from Braveheart, before descending down the slope and through the park like a frenzied mob high on happy pills” I can honestly say this is one of the most enjoyable snowboarding films I have seen in a while and it takes me back to the original…
  • In The Eyes of a Child – London Ski Show Half-term Special

    Robert Stewart
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I’ve been going to the London ski show pretty much every year (now ski and snowboard show) since circa 1986 – I remember when the C&A fashion show was about as exotic as things could get. I remember when standing at Earls Court tube station with a pair of skis and a Salomon boot bag was a rite of passage. The world has changed since then and so has the ski and snowboard show, although the basic format has remained the same, the internet revolution has changed the way we shop. Still, heading to this event remains a must do for all keen skiers and snowboarders from the UK and it was…
  • Higher by Jeremy Jones – Film Review

    Mark Barber
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    The Union Chapel in Islington, with it’s gothic style grandness, seemed a fitting venue for the premiere of Jeremy Jones’ ‘Higher’.  The last in Jeremy Jones’ epic trilogy, ‘Higher’ is without doubt the most anticipated snowboarding film of the year and with queues snaking around the corner of Compton Street to gain entrance, the anticipation was reaching fever pitch. With over 600 people packed into an arena fitting for a Royal performance, complete with an upper circle, we were entertained pre-screening with competitions run by the man himself and Ed Leigh.  With the bar…
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    The Mountain Mover

  • The New “It” Vacation Lodging: Homes

    Ashley
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    Homes are quickly becoming the new “it” vacation lodging preference, particularly for a ski vacation.  Here’s why: Exceeding Expectations. Professionally managed luxury vacation homes are exceeding the expectations of luxury hotel guests, offering all the conveniences of a 5-star hotel with the added comfort and benefits of home. Privacy. Who wants to share your family vacation with others, when you could have the hot tub (and everything else) all to yourself? (And we clean it before every stay!) Families. We live in homes, we relax…
 
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    Resort Marketing

  • It’s on!

    Eric Hoffman
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    I’ve written and said this many times, that working year round at a ski resort must be similar to being a school teacher and opening day has to be similar to the first day of school. We (ski resort employees) put in a ton of effort over the off-season to make sure that things shine when our first guests arrive on opening day, and then it’s non-stop until the last chair stops spinning on closing day. And then? Well it’s another push to get everything ready for the next opening day! We just opened for the 2014-15 winter season on this past Saturday and with over a foot of…
  • Establishing Consistency

    Eric Hoffman
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    I’ve written before that this blog is a tool that I like to use as my personal sandbox, to test (and share) ideas, tools and more in the digital space. I haven’t been the most consistent in posting to this blog, but in the six plus years that I’ve written, I’ve published 318 (including this one) posts which works out to an average of 53 posts per year, or just over one post per week. The posts have been a bit less consistent in the past two years, but starting back on August 8, 2014, I’ve made it a goal to publish one post per week (and on Mondays) to see what…
  • Design and How to Do It

    Eric Hoffman
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I’m not a designer, but as an online marketer I find myself often looking at the how content can best be presented to visitors. It’s clear that there are now many devices and ways that users can interact with content and that there needs to ways to have it look and act consistently across these devices and interaction methods. A new and rapidly evolving option to accomplish this is Google’s Material Design which they call “…a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of…
  • Favorite Ski Songs

    Eric Hoffman
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Several years ago, I wrote a post about whether or not to ski/ride with music, I figured it’s time to write one about my favorite songs to ski with. Here’s my playlist to ski to: Even Flow // Alive – Pearl Jam Blue Sky – Big Head Todd and the Monsters But Anyway – Blues Traveller I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) – Michael Franti & Spearhead On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons Ickey Thump – The White Stripes Tighten Up -The Black Keys Everylong // Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters Sunday Bloody Sunday // Beautiful Day – U2 Life…
  • Use Your Full Quiver

    Eric Hoffman
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Looks like it was a busy week for searches about Park City Mountain Resort over Labor Day weekend, could there possibly have been some other reason for the big jump in searches but perhaps it was simply the great work of the marketing team?! Goes to show, don’t forget to set up subscriptions for Google Trends reporting for your favorite, or just interesting, web searches, so you can tell what searches might be ramping up without looking into Google Webmaster tools reports: Google Trends: Google Webmaster Tools: Note that there wasn’t much increase in the clicks to the site for…
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    Tokyo Snow Club News

  • 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:  
  • Akakura Lift Pass Winners

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:23 pm
    We had five 1 day passes for Akakura Onsen to giveaway this week & the winners are: 1. Kaleb C 2. えりか 3. Yukiko G 4. Yukari S 5. Kirsten M Winners have been notified by email. Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for our next giveaway coming soon!
  • Coco Harvest Fest Video Report

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Join the Tokyo Snow gang as they trek out to the Coco Winery Harvest Festival for a beautiful autumn day in Tochigi, Japan. Produced by TokyoDôn for Tokyo Snow Club.
  • Recent Japan Snow

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:21 pm
    The snow has started falling properly over the last few days with some decent falls around the place including Hakuba, Kagura, Naeba, Shiga Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and more. Game on!
  • Autumn Mountain Biking Report

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Heavy rain was predicted for this Autumn Sunday but I never got my jacket out of the pack…I love days like this one. The Old road to Okutama was quiet and we had room for our tribe of twelve to enjoy some mtn biking on trails and country roads with Autumn Colors. Our intrepid group [...]
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    Inghams Blog

  • The Resort Round Up: 2

    Sam
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Here’s our second installment of resort news, brought to you by our very own industry expert, Arnie Wilson: Isn’t it odd how rarely the snow arrives in equal measure on both sides of the Atlantic? So often the Alps beats the Rockies to it – or vice versa. For this coming winter, the Alps definitely stole a march – or should that be a November? – on the USA and Canada, but now North America is fighting back with a vengeance, with a metre of snow in a week in some resorts.. So it looks very promising for skiing and snowboarding in general this winter. It all started to look…
  • Our top tips: Life in Levi

    Sam
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    The resort of Levi in Lapland also has a lot to offer besides Santa, including some mesmerising Northern Lights (fingers crossed) this winter and some sensational skiing – for those of you who may never have skied before and want to, give it a go whilst you are there. The resort has 47 slopes, snow-sure pistes and even a snow park for the more daring. It also has some fantastic après ski on offer as it is the most popular ski destination in Finland- especially if you are a fan of karaoke, you will find that the Finns love it! You will find many shops, bars and restaurants. There is one…
  • Top Tipples to Ease the Freeze

    Sam
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Vin Chaud/Glühwein Many of you will know this type of beverage as mulled wine.  In the Alps there are lots variations of this drink, all based around hot wine.  Usually red wine is flavoured with spices such as cloves and cinnamon, sweetened with sugar and given a zesty kick with oranges.  In France this is normally referred to as Vin Chaud and in Austria/Germany the traditional term is Glühwein. Whatever you like to call it, all you need to know is that it tastes pretty good after a hard days skiingSanté! Warning: Mid-morning Glühweins albeit socially acceptable on the slopes, are…
  • Ascona Jazz Festival

    Sam
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
     Olly, one of our Resort Representatives out in the resort of Ticino, is reporting on the infamous Jazz Festival…take a look! This June saw the 30th Anniversary of Jazz Ascona here in Ticino. A whole week jam packed full of jazz performances, with many of the artists playing outside in the open. The event attracts thousands of tourists every year and this year was no exception. Even with the unusual thundery week for Lake Maggiore, the crowds were not put off.   From big named artists to local musicians, this festival covers a vast selection of jazz genre. Specialising mainly in…
  • The Lakes of Interlaken

    Sam
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Brittany, one of our Resort Representatives in Interlaken has written about the two amazing lakes you can visit when on holiday there!  We are lucky enough here in Interlaken to be surrounded by not one but two lakes. Lake Thun to the West and the beautiful green waters of Lake Brienz to the East.  With each lake boasting a number of vessels, boats leave the harbours pretty much every hour during the summer months. They provide a great way to get around the local area, whilst being able to put your feet up and relax. If you are a fan of a good castle like myself Lake Thun has so much to…
 
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    Ski Vacation Blog

  • 5 days in the lap of luxury at Whistler Blackcomb

    Leah Fielding
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Unforgettable views, terrain for every level, state-of-the-art grooming capabilities and lift facilities and an abundance of fine-dining restaurants and shopping options within large contemporary... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Whistler Blackcomb announces early opening

    Alex Boyd
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Coming on the heels of Aspen Snowmass’s announcement, Whistler Blackcomb also announced today that they’ll open five days early on Nov. 22! After seeing lots of photos and videos of... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Aspen Snowmass announces early opening

    Alex Boyd
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    Last week’s monster storm dropped more than 21 inches on Aspen Mountain, and cold temps kept snow guns blazing throughout the weekend. All this early snow means one thing: an early opening for... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Video: Winter Park kicks off 75th ski season with 21″ of new snow

    Leah Fielding
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    A significant snow storm, which dropped 20 to 40 inches across most Colorado ski resorts, just happened to come on the perfect weekend for Winter Park skiers. The ski resort not only celebrated... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • VIDEO: Aspen Snowmass #MindBodySpirit Series

    Alex Boyd
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    This season, many ski resorts produced multi-episode video series to share their best assets with the world, and Aspen Snowmass’s Mind Body Spirit videos offer a wonderful view into the true... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
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