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    17 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
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  • American Nyman wins Val Gardena downhill for 3rd time

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:46 am
    Steven Nyman is airborne as he speeds down the course on his way to winning the men's World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy. American racer Steven Nyman showed off his complete mastery of the Saslong course in Val Gardena, Italy by winning a World Cup downhill at the classic venue on Friday for the third time.
  • Tahoe Donner Cross Country and Downhill Ski Areas Open for the Winter Season; Snowplay Open Daily for Holidays

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    Tahoe Donner
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:35 pm
    All three of Tahoe Donner’s winter venues are now open for the 2014-2015 season. Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area will open for the season on Saturday, Dec. 20. Initial operations will include 30 kilometers of terrain with the following trails: Night Hawk, Rough Rider, North Fork, Pony Express, Lions Leap, Sundance, Firewalker, Hastings, Crazy Horse, and the road into and along the south side of Euer Valley (out and back). Ski school, rentals, and limited food and beverage operations will be available for beginner through advanced skiers. A brand new state-of-the-art facility, designed…
  • Lawsuit Filed Over Ski Lift Incident at Sunlight

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    17 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    Glenwood Springs, CO - A San Diego, Calif. couple have sued Sunlight Mountain Resort in Colorado over a ski lift incident in 2012 that left the wife injured. According to the complaint filed on Dec. 9 in United States District Court, Sally Rumpf, a program director with the nonprofit South Bay Community Services in San Diego, and her […]
  • Watch Cody Townsend’s “Line of the Year” Through 4′ Wide Couloir [video]

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    Nick
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Well, this is pretty intense. This snip of Cody Townsend skiing through a couloir that looks to be about 4′ wide (if we are being generous) is pretty nuts. This clip is from the movie Days of our Youth, a Red Bull Media House / MSP Films Production. Related posts: Vermont’s Meathead Films Releases Trailer for 2012 Ski Movie, “No Matter What” Okemo Gears Up for the Christmas Holiday with Event Line-up Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour Kicks Off in Bozeman
 
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  • American Nyman wins Val Gardena downhill for 3rd time

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:46 am
    Steven Nyman is airborne as he speeds down the course on his way to winning the men's World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy. American racer Steven Nyman showed off his complete mastery of the Saslong course in Val Gardena, Italy by winning a World Cup downhill at the classic venue on Friday for the third time.
  • All 15 Year in Sports 2014 award winners announced

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Year in Sports celebrates the most dramatic, spectacular, strange and flat-out fun moments from 2014. Over the past couple of weeks, USA TODAY Sports readers picked their favorites for 15 different awards, and here are the results.
  • Roger Federer Hailed Swiss Sportsman Of The Year, Beating Stan Wawrinka

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Roger Federer, the 33-year old world known tennis player was named Swiss Sportsman of the Year during a televised Zurich gala. The award was awarded to him for the sixth time already following his victory over Stan Wawrinka, who is the winner of the Australian Open on January.
  • Where Is The New England Ski Museum?

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    The New England Ski Museum is located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, appropriately nestled in a snow-covered mountain. The free museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the history of skiing and resides in the same park as the iconic Old Man of the Mountain.
  • Year-end list of hottest women in sports for 2014

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Hope you enjoy the photos of the year-end hottest women in sports for 2014. Watch for these amazingly beautiful women in 2015.
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  • Tahoe Donner Cross Country and Downhill Ski Areas Open for the Winter Season; Snowplay Open Daily for Holidays

    Tahoe Donner
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:35 pm
    All three of Tahoe Donner’s winter venues are now open for the 2014-2015 season. Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area will open for the season on Saturday, Dec. 20. Initial operations will include 30 kilometers of terrain with the following trails: Night Hawk, Rough Rider, North Fork, Pony Express, Lions Leap, Sundance, Firewalker, Hastings, Crazy Horse, and the road into and along the south side of Euer Valley (out and back). Ski school, rentals, and limited food and beverage operations will be available for beginner through advanced skiers. A brand new state-of-the-art facility, designed…
  • Scott Gow Lands on Podium in ‘Perfect Day’ in Obertilliach; Vaillancourt Cleans for 7th

    FasterSkier
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Canada’s Scott Gow (11) during the men’s 10 k sprint at the North American Rollerski Championships in August in Jericho, Vt. Scott Gow’s been to the IBU World Cup, raced at 2013 World Championships and multiple  — as in five — Junior World Championships. But nothing beats getting on the podium. Gow, 24, got there on Friday in the men’s 10-kilometer sprint in Obertilliach, Austria, cleaning both stages to finish just 1.6 seconds behind French winner Baptiste Jouty and 1.3 seconds behind runner-up Florian Graf of Germany. He led a contingent of four Canadian men, with…
  • NorAm Preview: All About Racing the Best in Canada, and the U.S.

    Evan Girard
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    American Brian Gregg (l) and Canadian Andy Shields of the Thunder Bay National Development Centre ski alongside each other in the 11 k classic individual start last weekend at the NorAm opener in Rossland, B.C. Gregg went on to place fifth and Shields was 12th. (Photo: FRESH cafe & apres/Facebook) While the opening weekend of the U.S. Super Tour marked the start of the North American race season in late November, Canada’s NorAm circuit kicked off last weekend in Rossland with two classic distance races, held despite challenging conditions and a lack of snow. The second stop of the NorAm…
  • Crested Butte: The 29th Annual Alley Loop

    Crested Butte
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    The 29th Annual AlleyLoop presented by Western State Colorado University will take place on Saturday, February 7th.  Part of the American Ski Marathon Series and an American Birkebeiner qualifying race, the event is also Crested Butte’s largest costume party.  The AlleyLoop’s unique course starts and finishes in the heart of downtown Crested Butte, and in between, meanders through snow-lined alleys, behind false-fronted stores and restaurants, over footbridges and alongside residences. The longer courses then head out into the pristine outskirts of Crested Butte and Magic Meadows. …
  • Interview with CXC President Oyvind Solvang

    FasterSkier
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:44 pm
    By Peter Graves (CXC press release) CXC President Oyvind Solvang (Photo: CXC) First a bit of background, tell me about your skiing background please. I started skiing as a child. By the time I was in first grade, my brother and I had a 5k loop we skied two or three times after school. There was no grooming machine, so we had to make the trail ourselves each time it snowed, first ski the main track, then for the poles, before we could start training. We skied to school often. On the wall of each classroom, there was a bar chart of each kids km skied that was updated weekly. Watching my bar…
 
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  • Lawsuit Filed Over Ski Lift Incident at Sunlight

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    Glenwood Springs, CO - A San Diego, Calif. couple have sued Sunlight Mountain Resort in Colorado over a ski lift incident in 2012 that left the wife injured. According to the complaint filed on Dec. 9 in United States District Court, Sally Rumpf, a program director with the nonprofit South Bay Community Services in San Diego, and her […]
  • Wolf Creek Ski Area Owner Given Probation, Fine Over Events Leading to Fatal Avalanche

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    Pagosa Springs, CO - Randall “Davey” Pitcher, owner of Colorado’s Wolf Creek ski area, has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation, 500 hours of community service involving search and rescue, and a $5,000 fine for conducting avalanche and ski patrol training last winter in an unauthorized section of San Juan National Forest. While the fine was the […]
  • Sip Chilean Wine, Ski 2 for 1

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    Las Condes, Chile - Dreams of fresh powder and shredding the slopes on the cheap are about to come true for skiers and snowboarders across the U.S., thanks to a new two-for-one offer on ski lift passes announced by Chilean winery Casillero del Diablo.   Check out Casillero del Diablo wines in stores and supermarkets nationwide and look […]
  • European Ski Resorts Fret Snowless Christmas

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    La Clusaz, France - When only 40 of France’s roughly 200 ski resorts are open a week before Christmas, it’s time to worry. The lack of snowfall thus far this winter across a broad swath of France, Switzerland and Austria has already forced the relocation of World Cup ski races from both Courchevel and Val d’Isere, […]
  • Granite Peak Unveils $50 Million Expansion Plan

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    Wausau, WI - Granite Peak owner Charles Skinner held a press conference yesterday to unveil his estimated $50 million plan to add more lifts, ski runs, slopeside lodging and summer activities to his Wisconsin ski and snowboard resort. Skinner indicated that Granite Peak needs the additional amenities to compete with Vail Resorts, which has recently […]
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  • Watch Cody Townsend’s “Line of the Year” Through 4′ Wide Couloir [video]

    Nick
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Well, this is pretty intense. This snip of Cody Townsend skiing through a couloir that looks to be about 4′ wide (if we are being generous) is pretty nuts. This clip is from the movie Days of our Youth, a Red Bull Media House / MSP Films Production. Related posts: Vermont’s Meathead Films Releases Trailer for 2012 Ski Movie, “No Matter What” Okemo Gears Up for the Christmas Holiday with Event Line-up Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour Kicks Off in Bozeman
  • 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.
 
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  • Outdoor Alliance trip to Washington, DC

    Andrew McLean
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    This was one of the more interested and unusual trips I’ve been on, and although it had everything to do with backcountry skiing, not a turn was had. We did however summit “The Hill” at 9:46am on December 10th with no supplemental oxygen or porters and by fair means. The trip was put together by the Outdoor Alliance, which is an organization based out of Washington DC to lobby on behalf of a variety of outdoor organizations and causes. That such a group even exists nowadays says something about the growth of the human powered outdoor industry over the last decade.  Twenty…
  • New Zealand 2006 – Trip Series

    Andrew McLean
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    This trip came about in a serendipitous manner.  In 2006 I wanted to see if I could ski all seven continents, and had just happened to meet Grant Guise through Ski Mountaineering racing, which Steve Romeo was also involved in.  Grant lived/lives in New Zealand and so we decided that was a good enough of an excuse to get down there.  Steve knew Chris Figenshau from Jackson Hole, who came along as a skier/photographer.   Watch out for the shitter. We spent quite a bit of time waiting around Mt. Cook Village for a helicopter flight into a hut which was located right near the base of Mt.
  • Iceland 2006 – Trip Series

    Andrew McLean
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This trip was made infamous in the 2007 movie “Steep” due to the avalanche footage we accidentally provided.  “I hope you got that, ’cause we’re not doing it again!”   Background This trip came about through my friendship with Matt Turley, who is/was a photographer and had been to Iceland in the summer.  At the same time, the production of the movie “Steep” had begun and as a character in the film, I suggested that this trip could be part of it.  I had been doing a lot of skiing with Dylan Freed from SLC, so Dylan, Matt and myself were…
  • Trip Poster Series

    Andrew McLean
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    Starting in 2006, I began putting together 8 x 10 inch “trip posters” to commemorate special outings.  I stole this idea from Ruedi Homberger, aka The Snow Monster, while I was on a trip to Switzerland and saw a similar trip montage in his house.  Ruedi’s version involved cutting mats and carefully placing photos behind, whereas mine involves doing a hack job with PhotoShop. Had I known I was going to have so many fantastic trips with so many fantastic people, I would have started back in 1991 and had two to three times the number of posters.  As is, they serve as great…
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • MLK 2014

    Gary M
    20 Jan 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Six minutes of music, thought and reflection on this Martin Luther King Day 2014 is not a lot to ask, right? The post MLK 2014 appeared first on Ski Bum Poet.
  • There you have it… a Hematoma & a Puppy

    Gary M
    7 Dec 2013 | 3:41 pm
    Yes I blog(rant) sometimes. But usually go for months without doing so, and in this case almost a year. On January 13th 2012 I congratulated Alta on it’s 75th birthday, and since then we have chalked up outstanding daily living & plenty of time outdoors. Just no documentation here. Let’s just say at this point [...] The post There you have it… a Hematoma & a Puppy appeared first on Ski Bum Poet.
  • Peacepipes Ski Review (Park City-based RAMP)

    Gary M
    22 Oct 2013 | 7:55 am
    Content Summary: Powder Ski Review Manufacturer: RAMP (Technology) Type: Big Mtn / Powder Ski (Rocker & Reverse Sidecut Tip) Lengths: 169cm, 179cm, 189cm Sidecut: 146-110-134, 146-112-134, 146-115-134 Average Weight: 8.4, 9.8, 10.4 Turn Radius: 14.4, 17.5, 21.9 Testing Conditions: Powder (in & out of resort)/Chopped Powder/Cold Weather Snow/Groomers A year ago this October I started [...] The post Peacepipes Ski Review (Park City-based RAMP) appeared first on Ski Bum Poet.
  • Happy 75th Birthday Alta

    Gary M
    16 Jan 2013 | 11:00 am
    Dave said it best in “Alta Magic“… “the characters of Alta keep me coming back as much as the snow.” Check out this great video edit of birthday wishes for Alta’s 75th. Nice work Casey Thorpe. Participate in the Alta Time Capsule! The post Happy 75th Birthday Alta appeared first on Ski Bum Poet.
 
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  • Used and Abused: Weekly Gear Reviews

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:46 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.
  • How to Ski Videos

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Watch tips from skiing's top instructors to become a better skier.
  • 11 Women's-Only Clinics

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    Skiing with dudes can suck. Here are 11 opportunities for the ladies to improve skills and get some quality ripper-chick time.
  • 2015 Gear of the Year

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    Every year, testers and staff are confronted with a bewildering array of new products. These are the best.
  • Partially Sighted, Wicked Fast

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    Meet Staci Mannella, a partially sighted ski racer. The subject of a new TV show airing on the East Coast this season, the New Jersey native fought—with the help of her guide, Kim Seevers—onto the U.S. Paralympics National Alpine Team. This is her story. Stay tuned for more segments and the full length documentary on our site.
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  • Visit Park City With a Special MLK Weekend Deal!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    In years past, Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend - while a popular time for skiers to get to the mountains - has been tricky here in Park City as it's coincided with the craziness of the Sundance Film Festival. Hotels are full, restaurants packed and bus stops swelling.  But that changes beginning this season. Sundance has moved off of MLK Weekend - meaning Park City's awesome snow, one-of-a-kind activities, amazing restaurants and variety of hotels are now open for guests during one of the ski season's best getaway weekends!  Park City's fantastic January snow is now more accessible than…
  • Discounted Park City Lift Tickets

    Park City Mountain Resort
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you're looking for deals, discounts, coupons or other ways to save on your Park City lift tickets, this season it's simple - you'll get the best deal on your single or multi-day Park City lift ticket when you buy your lift ticket online and in advance. You can purchase your lifts tickets on your laptop, tablet or mobile device and as long as you're buying your ticket one or more days in advance you'll save up to 35% off of the window rate. To make your things even better, if you purchase more than a week in advance of your first day on the slopes, we can mail you your tickets so you can…
  • Announcing the Largest Resort Improvement Project in the History of American Skiing!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    We knew when Vail Resorts took over operations of Canyons Resort in 2013 and acquired Park City this September that big things were in store for us – but how about unprecedented, history-making, blow-your-mind, 10-figure things?? Today, we are thrilled to share an ambitious plan linking two of North America’s greatest ski areas, Park City and Canyons – creating the largest resort in the United States with 7,300 acres of skiable terrain! But that’s not all: the plan includes more than $50 million(!) worth of resort improvements that include a new gondola, a new restaurant, new…
  • Two More Lifts Today: Town, Crescent are Open!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    6 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    Good news in Park City is like the snow - it keeps on coming! And we've had more of both this week, which means Town and Crescent Lifts are now open for the season. On a mountain of cool things, Town Lift is one of the coolest - providing a direct connection between our peaks and the shops, restaurants, lodging, galleries and nightlife of Park City's Historic Main Street. Town Lift is open for up/downloading only right now, but once we open more terrain you'll be able to ski Creole or Quit 'N Time down to check it all out, then load back on Town Lift - directly on Lower Main Street - and ride…
  • Silverlode Lift is Open!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    29 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Great early-season conditions mean the terrain keeps opening - and our fifth lift of the season opens today when Silverlode Lift starts turning for the season! Silverlode Lift is our fifth chairlift to open so far this season. Silverlode will serve one of the resort's great, mellow groomer runs: Claimjumper. Snow Hut restaurant will also be serving beverages and snacks from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm daily - but not serving lunch quite yet. It looks like more snow is on the way and soon - so stay tuned for more terrain openings as we announce 'em!
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  • Visit Park City With a Special MLK Weekend Deal!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    In years past, Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend - while a popular time for skiers to get to the mountains - has been tricky here in Park City as it's coincided with the craziness of the Sundance Film Festival. Hotels are full, restaurants packed and bus stops swelling.  But that changes beginning this season. Sundance has moved off of MLK Weekend - meaning Park City's awesome snow, one-of-a-kind activities, amazing restaurants and variety of hotels are now open for guests during one of the ski season's best getaway weekends!  Park City's fantastic January snow is now more accessible than…
  • Discounted Park City Lift Tickets

    Park City Mountain Resort
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you're looking for deals, discounts, coupons or other ways to save on your Park City lift tickets, this season it's simple - you'll get the best deal on your single or multi-day Park City lift ticket when you buy your lift ticket online and in advance. You can purchase your lifts tickets on your laptop, tablet or mobile device and as long as you're buying your ticket one or more days in advance you'll save up to 35% off of the window rate. To make your things even better, if you purchase more than a week in advance of your first day on the slopes, we can mail you your tickets so you can…
  • Announcing the Largest Resort Improvement Project in the History of American Skiing!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    We knew when Vail Resorts took over operations of Canyons Resort in 2013 and acquired Park City this September that big things were in store for us – but how about unprecedented, history-making, blow-your-mind, 10-figure things?? Today, we are thrilled to share an ambitious plan linking two of North America’s greatest ski areas, Park City and Canyons – creating the largest resort in the United States with 7,300 acres of skiable terrain! But that’s not all: the plan includes more than $50 million(!) worth of resort improvements that include a new gondola, a new restaurant, new…
  • Two More Lifts Today: Town, Crescent are Open!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    6 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    Good news in Park City is like the snow - it keeps on coming! And we've had more of both this week, which means Town and Crescent Lifts are now open for the season. On a mountain of cool things, Town Lift is one of the coolest - providing a direct connection between our peaks and the shops, restaurants, lodging, galleries and nightlife of Park City's Historic Main Street. Town Lift is open for up/downloading only right now, but once we open more terrain you'll be able to ski Creole or Quit 'N Time down to check it all out, then load back on Town Lift - directly on Lower Main Street - and ride…
  • Silverlode Lift is Open!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    29 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Great early-season conditions mean the terrain keeps opening - and our fifth lift of the season opens today when Silverlode Lift starts turning for the season! Silverlode Lift is our fifth chairlift to open so far this season. Silverlode will serve one of the resort's great, mellow groomer runs: Claimjumper. Snow Hut restaurant will also be serving beverages and snacks from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm daily - but not serving lunch quite yet. It looks like more snow is on the way and soon - so stay tuned for more terrain openings as we announce 'em!
 
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    Ski Resort Marketing : Ideas, Inspiration, Analysis - SlopeFillers.com

  • Pre-Roll Your Own Web Cam: Not a Bad Idea from Park City and Killington

    Gregg Blanchard
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    Whilst perusing the eye candy of early season snowfall and snowmaking recently, I came across a rather clever little distribution method for resort video. After clicking the webcam link on Killington’s website, I saw this: Which is this video if haven’t seen it. After clicking the “skip this ad” link, I saw the webcam I [...]
  • I Love All the Resort Videos This Year, but There’s One Glaring Thing Missing

    Gregg Blanchard
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:49 am
    Holy smokes, there have been some seriously awesome resort videos series released this year. Right when I think there aren’t any new vids coming, another one appears to tickle my marketing fancies. But, as I’ve watched I’ve also waited. Waited for a resort to do something that, at least to me, makes more sense as [...]
  • Retail May Help Save Mt Ashland, Can it Save Other Small Areas as Well?

    Gregg Blanchard
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    With my love of small business, it may surprise you to learn that the group of ski areas I’m most critical of the little guys. The mom-n-pop hills. But in many ways this confession should be expected. It’s like chewing out the quarterback from your alma-mater and not giving too shakes about the guy playing [...]
  • Places for Loyal Guests to Connect: Does Your Resort Need it’s Story in Softcover?

    Gregg Blanchard
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    As I’ve studied the crossover between social media and guest behavior, all signs seem to point to these new media outlets being a place for loyal guests to connect rather than creating significant numbers of new customers. But that has value and these channels can certainly increase loyalty. So, in that context of that idea, [...]
  • Places for Loyal Guests to Connect: You Connect at Ski Shows, but Do You Need a Show?

    Gregg Blanchard
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:56 am
    As I’ve studied the crossover between social media and guest behavior, all signs seem to point to these new media outlets being a place for loyal guests to connect rather than creating significant numbers of new customers. But that has value and these channels can certainly increase loyalty. So, in that context of that idea, [...]
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  • Focus on: Learning to Ski and Snowboard in France’s Largest Snowsports Playgrounds

    Guest Post
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
    Choosing a destination as a beginner skier or snowboarder can be a tricky task, with much more to consider than simply finding the best slopes or what resorts have the best après ski bars. The French Alpine resorts within the Portes du Soleil and the 3 Valley’s offer a huge variety of options for beginners and we explain why. Snowboarder’s Paradise Avoriaz is famous for its snowboarding scene, with a snow park for their exclusive use; meaning that there is the perfect terrain for learning to snowboard without having to battle busy slopes with the rest of the skiers. There are also…
  • Telemark Skiing – So What’s it All About?

    Scott Hammond
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    Telemark Skiing – The Foundations Telemark, widely known as the original form of skiing was founded by Sondre Norheim in Morgedal in the mountainous region of Telemark in Southern Norway in 1866. Sondre Norheim is considered by many to be the Godfather of modern skiing, inventing both the Telemark and Christiania turn (now known as the parallel turn and origins of the term ‘Stem Christy’) and the first modern Telemark binding, attached at the toe but not at the heel. Skiing on Telemark skis became popular throughout Europe until the early 1900´s when early fixed heel bindings…
  • Are You Open To a New Way of Skiing?

    Guest Post
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:28 pm
    There’s a place where hundreds of skiers get stuck every season, a place where mountain rescue can’t save you, a place of frustration, fatigue and fear. It’s called the intermediate plateau. Those who catch the skiing bug take the early steps of progressing through snow plough to become parallel skiers. Getting to that point is a big achievement; there’s pride in being able to call yourself a ‘proper’ skier, zipping down pistes and sharing tales of slopes explored over apres drinks. But at some point you will get snared on a plateau, leaving you confused, disheartened and…
  • Japan – Why, What and How

    Pete Marsh
    7 Dec 2014 | 4:23 am
    So, a season in Japan. The question is why Japan? There are lots of reasons, but perhaps the biggest is the powder snow, lots of powder snow, as in more than anywhere should morally expect. The amounts are almost positively indecent! And not just the quantities, but the quality. Created by cold Siberian winds picking up lots of snow creating moisture, from the sea between Russia and Japan, Japanese powder has the reputation of being some of the lightest and deepest in the world. As I said there are other reasons. A totally unique skiing culture in a country that is very different to any other…
  • G-Form Compression Shorts Review

    Mark Barber
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    My first impression of the G-Form Compression Shorts was how super-lightweight they were, and it was hard to imagine that the thin protective foam would offer any protection at all. I needn’t have worried though as they utilise the technology of XRD impact protection foam. This lightweight material is best known for the use in protective covers for electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, and iPhones, and is designed to stiffen on impact to dissipate energy. The fit is incredibly comfortable, holds in place well and feels like slipping on a pair of cycling shorts. The shorts have a…
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    The Mountain Mover

  • Making It Easier Part I: Purple People Movers

    Ashley
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    This is Part One of our “Making it Easier” Series. Because, at Moving Mountains, it’s all about making life (okay, okay -  life while on vacation) easier for you.  And that means everything - from transportation worries to where your next meal is coming from. With us, your only worry will be where and when to shower (yep, we draw the line there - that responsibility is up to). To start, let our Purple People Movers whisk you (and your luggage)…
 
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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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    Middle Aged Ski Bum®

  • Buy This, Not That: Save Money This Ski Season

    kim@kimhull.com
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:46 am
    Article by Nicole Roosien Photo: © Stellar Propeller Studios Skiing is expensive—we all know this. For those of us who skied 38 days last winter (shameless humble brag), we view our gear as an investment not to skimp on. We spend $500 on a jacket, and let’s not even start on the ski boots. At the resort, we fall under the spell of the mountain. The fresh powder, the altitude; it all makes spending nine bucks on a hot chocolate seem insignificant. That is, until the season ends and we realize the extent of just how much we spent. Of course, when you’re packing in ski days every weekend…
  • Great Reno Balloon Race 2014

    kim@kimhull.com
    6 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Great Reno Balloon Race 2014 Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media The most common word overheard at the Great Reno Balloon Race? “Awesome!” Great Reno Balloon Race 2014 Photo: Greg K Hull © Chasing Light Media And, awesome it is. The world’s largest free hot-air ballooning event, the Great Reno Ballon Race has been held each November since 1982. With more than 100 balloons, the event draws more than 100,000 attendees each year. Great Reno Balloon Race 2014Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media Over the event’s three days, attendees gather before dawn north of downtown…
  • Opedix® Knee-Tec™ Tights

    kim@kimhull.com
    7 Feb 2014 | 2:48 pm
    I have bad knees. Not sure why – it can’t be the years of skiing, cycling, hiking and climbing mountains.  And, I’m sure it’s not being, ahem…middle aged. So, when I heard about Opedix Knee-Tec tights - tights that have been designed to reduce knee pain during action sports – whoa, that sounded like something I needed to try. Opedix Knee-Tec Tights in the gym I got my pair of Opedix tights in November and started wearing them to the gym for pre-season ski conditioning. We went to the gym about every other day in November and December and I wore them…
  • Mendocino County and the Redwoods

    kim@kimhull.com
    15 Nov 2013 | 1:00 pm
    Mendocino County is one of the most beautiful areas of Northern California. Located about 3 hours north of San Francisco, Mendocino County is filled with wineries, quaint inns, the seaside village of Mendocino, and of course, the amazing redwoods. Getting there Head north up the 101 toward Santa Rose and Sonoma. At Cloverdale, take 128 west toward the coast. Highway 128 is a winding road that runs through Mendocino County’s wine regions, which produce some excellent wines. Yorkville Cellars is about 17 miles west of Cloverdale and further into the Anderson Valley region are numerous…
  • Kenwood Vineyard

    kim@kimhull.com
    3 Nov 2013 | 6:56 pm
    9592 Sonoma Highway More Sonoma & Sonoma wineries » Kenwood, CA 95452 707 833 5891 Kenwood Winery website Click image to launch viewer
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    Tokyo Snow Club News

  • Natural Light Photography Workshop Report

    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:  
  • 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!
 
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    Inghams Blog

  • Ice Karting in Levi

    Sam
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    Some of our Levi Resort Team have had a go at the Ice Karting available in resort, here’s how they got on:   As the roar of the engine echoes over the polished ice, excitement and a readiness grip me. It entices me not to think, but to concentrate, concentrate only on victory and to visualise the win ahead. For this is not a game, to me this is a test, a test of the ultimate driving experience, for the only outcome I will allow myself to think of is 1st place. I would not think of myself as the most competitive person but it’s human nature to want to win. It’s instilled in all…
  • Ischgl has lift-off!

    Sam
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    The new winter season at this popular party town at 1400 metres in the Austrian Tirol has got off to a flying start and Arnie Wilson, our Industry Expert, was there to capture all the latest news: Thousands of people who’d come for James Blunt’s opening concert  but stayed for the skiing and snowboarding can confirm that the snow was even better than they’d hoped for. I can vouch for both concert and snow too, as I joined in the fun, roaming Ischgl’s extensive slopes in all directions and savouring the first turns of winter. Our eclectic group of snowboarders and skiers included…
  • A Fairy Tale Christmas

    Sam
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    Our team at St Christoph managed to sneak off to Innsbruck for a few hours this week to enjoy the Christmas markets: Tis the Festive season, and the Christmas spirit is all around.  With this in mind here in St Christoph we thought we would take the opportunity to visit the town on Innsbruck to experience the Christmas market. The Innsbruck Christmas market is actually made of 6 separate markets spread throughout the beautiful city all among the backdrop of the glorious snowy peaks. Each market has its own feel but all share the same theme of twinkling lights and a fairy tale atmosphere. The…
  • Moon Landing in Ischgl

    Sam
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Peter Hardy from Welove2ski reflects on Ischgl‘s fantastic opening concert and why James Blunt loves to ski! Even by James Blunt’s notoriously punishing work ethic it’s been the world tour to end all tours. What started with fireworks in Shanghai at New Year ended (almost) at the weekend after 149 concerts and 80 TV shows in 26 countries with skiing in the beautiful Austrian village of Ischgl. Unlike Sir Elton John, Bob Dylan, and nearly all the roll call of top international artists who have kicked off or signed off the season in Ischgl Blunty is a skier (notable exceptions are…
  • Hands up: who thought Lapland was just for children?!

    Sam
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    Hands up: who thought Lapland was just for children?! That was definitely my first thought. Turns out the magical wonderland that is Lapland turns even the oldest and most serious of people back into children.     As soon as you step off the plane and are greeted by Santa’s elves in training the magic begins. Snow that falls and sparkles like glitter, husky dogs running over the frozen lake and the chance to see the wonder of the Aurora Borealis, these are all wonders you can see here. On the way to resort, the elves in training will explain one extremely important rule to the…
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    Ski Vacation Blog

  • What makes Crested Butte the last great Colorado ski town?

    Leah Fielding
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    Slowing down, getting back to yourself and nature and enjoying the simple things—like a snow-covered mountain vista—is really what a ski vacation is all about. We live in an era fraught with constant... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • See the Crested Butte Resolutions

    Alex Boyd
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    Throughout December, we’ve asked people to post 2015 Crested Butte resolutions for a chance to win a grand prize ski trip in “the last great ski town in Colorado.” Scroll down to... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Is there snow in the Alps?

    Alex Boyd
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Rumors of scant snow in Europe have been circulating, and news headlines have only increased the hype. However, recent reports—including updates from our own man on the ground—have verified that... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • 12/15/14: Where did it snow last weekend?

    Leah Fielding
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:35 pm
    If you’re at all like us (powder obsessed) and recently burned a pair of skis in a sacrificial bonfire to appease the Norse god of snow, Ullr, we’re happy to report that the offerings... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • East Coast ski resorts receive two feet of snow from Nor’Easter

    Alex Boyd
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:53 pm
    There has been a lot of chatter about the monster storm sweeping across the West Coast and the Sierras, but all the way across the country, East Coast ski resorts were pummeled by a moisture-heavy... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
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