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  • Schneebericht: Viel Neuschnee um das Osterfest in den Alpen

    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Der Winter ist noch einmal recht heftig zurückgekehrt in Österreich. Fast alle Skigebiete konnten in den vergangenen Tagen Neuschnee melden. Und die Aussichten auf noch mehr Schnee zum Oster-Wochenende stehen günstig ...
  • Remembering Bob Janes

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:54 pm
    A three-year Forest Service assignment to the Tongass National Forest became 49 years in the capital city for the late Robert C. Janes Sr. , whose life will be celebrated on Sunday.
  • 2014's Top 4 North American Ski Resorts Are...

    Ski & Skiing News - Daily Local Ski News
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    OnTheSnow announces the 2014 Visitors' Choice Award winners.
  • Make Your Own Ski Rack

    About.com Skiing
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you are looking for a nice spring or summer project that gives you the chance to play with skis for a little bit more then check out the slotted ski rack I made. It's very similar to the racks you most often see in the rental areas - the kind where you just slide the skis in and they hang by the ski shovels....Read Full Post
  • U.S. Nordic Combined Keeps on Plugging; USSA’s Bodensteiner Explains Decision

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    Alex Matthews
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Happier times: The U.S. captured individual gold and silver in the large-hill competition at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, with Billy Demong (c) and Johnny Spillane (l). Four years later, the U.S. Nordic Combined program will no longer be directly funded by USSA. Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series about U.S. Nordic Combined, which was recently informed it would no longer receive direct USSA team funding after July 31, 2014. Stay tuned for updates and more on how USSA makes financial decisions. Imagine being a 23-year-old athlete with what you…
 
 
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  • Make Your Own Ski Rack

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you are looking for a nice spring or summer project that gives you the chance to play with skis for a little bit more then check out the slotted ski rack I made. It's very similar to the racks you most often see in the rental areas - the kind where you just slide the skis in and they hang by the ski shovels....Read Full Post
  • How To Store Your Skis Until Next Season

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    I know some of us are still getting in some late season turns, but with more grass showing and the trees starting to bud and some even thinking about the snow shedding game of golf - sooner or later all of us will be putting up our skis until - hopefully - early next fall....Read Full Post
  • Vail Resorts 2014-15 Epic Pass Early Bird Price Deadline Looms

    13 Apr 2014 | 1:08 am
    To lock in the Vail Resorts Epic Pass early bird price of $729 (the early bird price of the adult Epic Pass and $379 for children ages 5-12) you need to put down $49 today - April 13th. You may have heard that in some previous years the early bird pricing deadline was extended - but I'm not aware of any extensions for the 2014-15 Epic Pass....Read Full Post
  • Top Ten Skiers In Sochi Olympic Women's Freestyle Events

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:36 am
    Now that all the welcome home celebrations for the U.S. Freestyle Olympic Champions have pretty much settled down it's a good time to take a closer look at the top ten finishers in each of the events....Read Full Post
  • How to Donate Ski Equipment

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you have ski equipment that you're not going to be using next season and you'd like to donate it to a good cause, as long as your skis and boots are still in good condition, you can spread the skiing love and donate them....Read Full Post
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  • U.S. Nordic Combined Keeps on Plugging; USSA’s Bodensteiner Explains Decision

    Alex Matthews
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Happier times: The U.S. captured individual gold and silver in the large-hill competition at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, with Billy Demong (c) and Johnny Spillane (l). Four years later, the U.S. Nordic Combined program will no longer be directly funded by USSA. Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series about U.S. Nordic Combined, which was recently informed it would no longer receive direct USSA team funding after July 31, 2014. Stay tuned for updates and more on how USSA makes financial decisions. Imagine being a 23-year-old athlete with what you…
  • Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation Seeks Executive Director

    FasterSkier
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    (Press release) The Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation (SHLF) Board of Directors is seeking decisive, focused, and visionary leaders to apply for the position of Executive Director. About the Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation: A non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation based in the southwest corner of the Heber Valley, SHLF oversees the facilities and programming of the Soldier Hollow venue, which hosted the cross-country skiing, biathlon, and Nordic combined events during the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games. Today, Soldier Hollow is a year-round facility focused on recreational,…
  • Wednesday Workout: Hill Climbing and Norpining with the Middlebury Ski Team

    Lander Karath
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    Emily Attwood (l) and Heather Mooney lunge at the finish of their final hill climb sprint. Middlebury, Vt. — Unless you’re the audacious Liz Stephen or Overall World Cup Champion Therese Johaug, you’re probably not a huge fan of hill climbs. However, when the mid-April temps turn our favorite trails into puddles, nordic ski enthusiasts have to get creative to get their on-snow skiing fix before spring training begins. In Middlebury, skiers at the local college are doing just that by taking advantage of the remaining of snow at the Middlebury College Snowbowl, an college-owned…
  • USSA to Drop Funding for Nordic Combined, Jarrett Accepts Challenge

    Alex Matthews
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:58 pm
    U.S. Nordic Combined’s Todd Lodwick (l), Billy Demong (second from l), Bryan Fletcher and Taylor Fletcher (r) after winning bronze in the 2013 World Championships team event in Val di Fiemme, Italy. (Photo: Fiemme2013) When U.S. Nordic Combined coaches Dave Jarrett and Greg Poirier sat down with Tiger Shaw and Luke Bodensteiner of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) on Monday, Jarrett said he wasn’t exactly sure what they were in for. The national-team head coach for the last six years, he had a sense of what was in store for his sport — challenges, big ones, before and…
  • Wadsworth Says Nothing’s Final on Hetland, Rest of CCC Team-Staffing Decisions

    Alex Matthews
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Justin Wadsworth’s not sure how it got out there, but he said incorrect information reached the press on Tuesday regarding the Canadian World Cup Team’s coaching and waxing staff for the 2014/2015 season. Le Journal de Quebec first ran a report about Alex Harvey being at the center of controversy, stating that Norwegian Tor Arne Hetland — who most recently worked as the Swiss sprint coach — was replacing Wadsworth as head coach. FasterSkier called Harvey to confirm and couldn’t immediately reach Wadsworth. Harvey said he understood that Hetland be would more of a co-head…
 
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  • Snowy Season Bolsters Colorado Skier Visits

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:50 am
    Denver, CO - With above normal snowfall throughout this winter, it should come as no surprise that the trade group Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) has announced that its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation in January and February. Skier visits at CSCUSA resorts were up by 8.6 percent during the second […]
  • Park City Welcomes Home Ted Ligety

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:39 am
    Park City, UT - U.S. Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety returns tomorrow to the mountain where he learned to ski and race, when Park City Mountain Resort hosts a welcome celebration for the Sochi Games and World Cup champion. Ligety will sign autographs and take pictures with the public from 10 to 11 a.m. in […]
  • U.S. Women’s Speed Team Trains on 2015 World Champs Super G Course

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:28 am
    Avon, CO - The U.S. Ski Team women took advantage of another chance to train on Raptor, the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships race hill at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado, with two solid days of super G training earlier this week before snow moved in to cancel Thursday’s session. “We were just kind […]
  • Skier Dies in Collision at Keystone

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:11 am
    Keystone, CO – A 60-year-old North Carolina man died after colliding with a tree on Thursday at Keystone. The Summit County Coroner reports that the man, identified as Lee Hurley of Charlotte, was visiting the Colorado ski resort with his family when he lost control on an intermediate trail and struck the tree at about […]
  • Crystal Mountain Officials Have No Regrets About Triggering Avalanche that Destroyed Chairlift

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:02 am
    Crystal Mountain, WA - When Crystal Mountain ski patroller Kim Kircher and her partners Megan and Michelle lit a 90-second fuse on a bag of explosives and hid behind a ridge for protection, they knew that the avalanche it would trigger was going to be big. After all, anything triggered by a massive 25 pounds […]
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  • VT Business Magazine Ranks Okemo Among Best Places to Work

    AlpineZone News
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    LUDLOW, Vt. – On March 27, Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced the top 27 Best Places to Work in Vermont for 2014. Okemo Mountain Resort was ranked seventh in the large-business category and it is the first ski resort to ever make the prestigious list. The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, the Vermont Department of Labor and the Vermont Department of Economic Development and Best Companies Group. “Diane and I are very proud of Okemo being included in…
  • Sugarbush Passholder Appreciation Weekend Scheduled for April 5 – 6th

    AlpineZone News
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Warren, VT (April 2, 2014) – Sugarbush Resort is extending Mt. Ellen’s operations this weekend with Passholder Appreciation Weekend. The resort will reopen Mt. Ellen for skiing and riding to passholders on Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th. Both Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen will be operating under spring hours with GMX and Super Bravo running from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and all other lifts spinning 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Sugarbush terrain is still 100% open going into the weekend. “With the great snowpack we’ve built up since February, we wanted to show our appreciation to all the…
  • North American Snowsports Journalists Association Announces Awards

    AlpineZone News
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    KILLINGTON, Vt. — The North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) honored four member journalists with Harold S. Hirsch Awards for Excellence in Snowsports Journalism. Awards were also presented to four outstanding snowsports and media professionals and the North American snowsports competitor of the year. The awards were presented at Killington Resort in Vermont during NASJA’s annual meeting on March 27, 2014. Among those recognized was New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) director of communications Jon Lundin. Lundin won this year’s Bob…
  • Gus Kenworthy Wins The Sixth Annual Dumont Cup At Sunday River Resort

    AlpineZone News
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    Newry, Maine (March 29, 2014)—Gus Kenworthy claimed his second Dumont Cup victory under blazing spring sun at Sunday River Resort on Saturday. The Dumont Cup, created by Simon Dumont, is the largest freeskiing event in the East and the second-to-last platinum-rated event on the AFP World Tour schedule. With this win, 22-year-old Kenworthy earned 925 points and $12,000–and all but sealed his position atop the 2014 AFP Overall World Ranking. “I just saw that there were some really technical rail options, and the jumps were big, but I think that everyone’s jump runs are usually…
  • Pats Peak Donates Over $5k to Melanoma Research

    AlpineZone News
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Henniker, NH, March 29, 2014 – Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier snowsports destination, announces that as part of Pats Peak’s March Online Only Specials, SPF Days Go Sun Smart, they have donated $5,260 to support melanoma research. Skiers and riders were able to purchase a lift ticket online in advance to ski/ride March 17-21 and March 24-28 for only $25. For every online ticket sold, $10 of their $25 lift ticket went toward a donation to “Peter’s Fund Racer” to support melanoma research. Guests also received a lip balm to protect their lips from the sun’s…
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  • Headiing to the Slotterhouse

    Andrew McLean
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    After two years of dreaming about this area and then another six or so months of putting the actual trip together, we are finally heading out to one of the most beautiful ski venues in the world today. Excitement is very high! Code named “The Slotterhouse” due to the endless number of perfect slot-like couloirs, this area is augured deep into the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park & Preserve in SE Alaska. We will be there for two weeks and have an obscene amount of food, fuel and camping comforts. This should be fun..!
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Fighting in the Wasatch

    Andrew McLean
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Welcome to the Wasatch.  Now pick a side – pave it or preserve it. There’s a lot to be said for the Wasatch Mountains, especially from a skiing/boarding standpoint.  They are very riding friendly, have easy access, are close to a major metropolitan city, close to an airport, have seven major ski resorts and also have an abundance of light, deep snow. Technically, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest entails 2.48 million acres of land, but much of that is lower elevation, brushy or lacks winter road access, which makes it undesirable for skiing.  Conversely, upper elevation…
  • Anti-Glomming Tutorial Video

    Andrew McLean
    17 Mar 2014 | 1:21 pm
    I had my first serious springtime glomming session over the weekend, which prompted this 3:36 minute video on how I remedy this wretched malady while on a tour. I wrote a post about glomming almost a year ago to the week and it is one of those things where doing a half-assed repair job usually just creates more anger and frustration because you’ll end up stopping to fix it multiple times instead of just once.  Sometimes the glopping goes away by itself, but when it doesn’t, I stop and make a meal (or at least a snack) out of fixing it. Anti glop tools of the trade – a chunk…
  • SkiMo Mishaps and Fond Memories

    Andrew McLean
    13 Mar 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The 15th Annual Wasatch PowderKeg ski mountaineering race went off last weekend, and as far as I know, nobody got hurt, lost, died, or filed a lawsuit, but that has not always been the case. The early days of ski mountaineering (SkiMo) races in North America were a comedy of errors and I’m thrilled to see that the sport has not only survived, but thrived. A few favorites… Starting Gun One of the early PowderKegs took place right after a big storm while the resorts were doing avalanche control work in and around Alta, where the race started.  Everyone was lined up and amped to go when…
  • Wasatch Backcountry Conditions – March 9

    Andrew McLean
    11 Mar 2014 | 10:52 am
    Although the Wasatch is still draggin’ ass on snow depth, skiing in the upper elevation backcountry areas has been pretty good. Last weekend we had a slight 2-4″ graupel refresher on top of a supportable crust, which made for some fun, fast powder skiing. I’ve seen a few photos of people getting after some of the bigger lines, but having skied them in the past during big or normal snow years, things like the East Face of Twin still seem a bit thin, punchy and rocky to me. They are fun in any condition, but even more fun when they’re filled in. Still,  the conditions…
 
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    SwissMountainLeader

  • Lac de Mayen, snowshoeing

    Ian Spare
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader We’ve had a group here for a few days from Bridgewater School in the UK as part of their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award and we’ve been out enjoying some fantastic spring weather. The first day we headed up to Lac Mayen and got used to moving on snowshoes before trying out some searches with avalanche transceivers. And enjoying a picnic… That part of the ski area is already closed which is great for the group, it means we’ve got it to ourselves and all we see all day is some marmottes. And of course, the backdrop is stunning,…
  • A quick ski tour above Leysin

    Ian Spare
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader I’ve had a school group here for a few days on a snowshoe trip as part of a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award residential and I wanted to take them snowshoeing around the local area. So I took a few hours the day before to check the snow conditions first hand. The quickest way to cover some ground was to take skis of course so I had a quick tour above the lift system here to see the situation. Looking over the lake it’s certainly spring! I took the lift up (unusually) as that seemed the best plan for the group, the further part of the ski area…
  • Walighürli, Arnensee part two

    Ian Spare
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader I was going to reduce the number of photo’s but actually I quite like them so they’ll stay in. I skied into the Arnensee valley just over a week ago from the lift system at Isenau and the snow was great so I decided to go back and climb one of the small peaks, the Walighürli. Last time I skied to Feutersoey and caught the bus but this time I decided to do a circular route from there. So I parked on the small track at Feutersoey at around 1100m and walked a few metres before putting my skis on and skinning up through the forest. It’s…
  • Arnensee, Spring Ski Touring

    Ian Spare
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:58 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader I’m always looking at new routes for snowshoeing, with repeat customers I need a good number of choices and I’ve wondered about something around Arnensee. I decided to ski into the valley the other day and have a look. There’s some photo’s from autumn in the same area in an older blog entry, Arnensee, Nov. 2011. This time I used the ski lift to get some height and then climbed La Pallet above the ski station and then skied via Chalet Vieux to the col de Voire then down to the lake. Some views over towards Glacier 3000 through…
  • Scorchio…

    Ian Spare
    10 Mar 2014 | 3:22 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader A bit of change in the weather in the last week! On the left is a ‘selfie’ from last Sunday in a blizzard and on the right from this week. This week I was up on Pierre du Moëllé above Leysin in warm spring weather. I though it would be a great place to go with nice, clear weather and views over to Mont Blanc like this one: We climbed quite a long way up onto the ridge and might have gone further but as the day warmed up I was concerned about the growing danger from wet snow avalanches. It would have been quite possible to go further but…
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    Fresh Content

  • 2014-15 Season Pass Roundup

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Yeah, it’s springtime, but it’s not too early to check out next season's passes to get some of the best prices. Here’s a start.
  • Used and Abused: Weekly Gear Reviews

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:53 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.
  • 2013 Ski Hall of Fame Inductees

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Meet the Class of 2013 Hall of Famers, who happen to be some of the most influential people in the snowsports industry.
  • Late-Season Skiing

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Get more turns at 19 late-season ski areas.
  • Want to be a SKI Magazine intern?

    9 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    Editorial InternshipIf you're a motivated and self-directed college or grad-school student, we want you to join our editorial team in Boulder, Colo. Our 10- to 15-week internships offer upcoming reporters and editors a glimpse into the inner workings of two of the best ski publications in the country: Skiing magazine and Ski magazine. You give us hard work, and we'll make you an integral part of a close-knit family. You'll work directly with the small group of Skiing (and Ski) editors and walk away with clips from SkiingMag.com, SkiMag.com as well as both print titles. You'll also conduct…
 
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    Park City Mountain Resort

  • 2,000 Prizes. 2 Golden Eggs. One Big Easter Celebration in Park City!

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The historic Golden Anniversary season ends at Park City Mountain Resort on Easter Sunday, April 20th, with one final and all-time favorite tradition: the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Hunt for the Golden Eggs.  This year, it's bigger and better than ever as Park City Mountain Resort's Golden Anniversary celebration wraps up. Just as in years past, the Easter Bunny will be on-hand with a hunt for kids 6 and under in the Kid's Korral; a separate hunt on First Time run for younger guests who want to ski or snowboard their way to the eggs; and the traditional all-mountain egg hunt for hunters of…
  • 40% Off Winter Clothing at Legacy Sports!

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    'Tis the season for spring ski deals and some of the best can be found now at Legacy Sports inside Legacy Lodge, where winter clothing* is marked down 40%! Finding the best ski and snowboard deals in Park City has almost become a science, but we make it easy by having all you favorite brands in one spot - and right next to the snow. Legacy Sports' racks are stocked with gear from Armada, Burton, Helly Hansen, Mountain Hardwear, Neff, Oakley, Patagonia, Rossignol, Quiksilver, Spyder and more – and it’s gotta go! But at these prices, it won’t last long – gear up at a big discount…
  • 2014-15 Season Passes Now on Sale With New Perks & Pricing!

    4 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    2014-15 season passes are now on sale - at the best prices they'll be any time this year - with a whole bunch of new perks! Let's get right to what's new and awesome: New for 2014, Young Adult ages range from 18 years old to as old as 29. If you're a 20-something and not in college, this is the most affordable pass currently offered in Park City. All pass purchasers 18 and older get 3 free days at five of our sister resorts (Copper, Mt. Bachelor, Killington, Boreal and Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort) automatically. No additional add-ons necessary (blackout dates apply December 27-31,…
  • Finding Park City's Top Tapster with the Inaugural Bartenders' Cup

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Almost since Park City was founded (1870, BTW), there's been a place in town to get an adult beverage. And during that entire time, debate has raged about who the supreme mixologist of this mountain town is. In order to decide once and for all (or at least until next spring), we're hosting the inaugural Miller Lite PCMR Bartenders' Cup: an intense crucible that will finally determine Park City's almighty team of alewifes and give their bar or restaurant bragging rights for a year - as well as a sweet trophy. It's happening Tuesday, April 8 and if you work at a bar or restaurant in Park City,…
  • Meet Sochi Gold Medalists Sage Kotsenburg and Joss Christensen Sunday!

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    They slayed the rails in Sochi, making "chowsands" of new fans along the way, and now Park City locals Sage Kotsenburg and Joss Christensen come back to their home mountain to high-five fans, sign autographs, and pose for pictures! Sage and Joss posed for this picture they day before they traveled to Sochi for the Olympics. They came back as huge stars - but still awesome guys. They've been on cereal boxes, late-night television, in Rolling Stone magazine and everything in between. But we've always known 'em as just a couple rad guys who shred our parks like no one else. And this Sunday,…
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    Park City Mountain Resort

  • 2,000 Prizes. 2 Golden Eggs. One Big Easter Celebration in Park City!

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The historic Golden Anniversary season ends at Park City Mountain Resort on Easter Sunday, April 20th, with one final and all-time favorite tradition: the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Hunt for the Golden Eggs.  This year, it's bigger and better than ever as Park City Mountain Resort's Golden Anniversary celebration wraps up. Just as in years past, the Easter Bunny will be on-hand with a hunt for kids 6 and under in the Kid's Korral; a separate hunt on First Time run for younger guests who want to ski or snowboard their way to the eggs; and the traditional all-mountain egg hunt for hunters of…
  • 40% Off Winter Clothing at Legacy Sports!

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    'Tis the season for spring ski deals and some of the best can be found now at Legacy Sports inside Legacy Lodge, where winter clothing* is marked down 40%! Finding the best ski and snowboard deals in Park City has almost become a science, but we make it easy by having all you favorite brands in one spot - and right next to the snow. Legacy Sports' racks are stocked with gear from Armada, Burton, Helly Hansen, Mountain Hardwear, Neff, Oakley, Patagonia, Rossignol, Quiksilver, Spyder and more – and it’s gotta go! But at these prices, it won’t last long – gear up at a big discount…
  • 2014-15 Season Passes Now on Sale With New Perks & Pricing!

    4 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    2014-15 season passes are now on sale - at the best prices they'll be any time this year - with a whole bunch of new perks! Let's get right to what's new and awesome: New for 2014, Young Adult ages range from 18 years old to as old as 29. If you're a 20-something and not in college, this is the most affordable pass currently offered in Park City. All pass purchasers 18 and older get 3 free days at five of our sister resorts (Copper, Mt. Bachelor, Killington, Boreal and Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort) automatically. No additional add-ons necessary (blackout dates apply December 27-31,…
  • Finding Park City's Top Tapster with the Inaugural Bartenders' Cup

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Almost since Park City was founded (1870, BTW), there's been a place in town to get an adult beverage. And during that entire time, debate has raged about who the supreme mixologist of this mountain town is. In order to decide once and for all (or at least until next spring), we're hosting the inaugural Miller Lite PCMR Bartenders' Cup: an intense crucible that will finally determine Park City's almighty team of alewifes and give their bar or restaurant bragging rights for a year - as well as a sweet trophy. It's happening Tuesday, April 8 and if you work at a bar or restaurant in Park City,…
  • Meet Sochi Gold Medalists Sage Kotsenburg and Joss Christensen Sunday!

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    They slayed the rails in Sochi, making "chowsands" of new fans along the way, and now Park City locals Sage Kotsenburg and Joss Christensen come back to their home mountain to high-five fans, sign autographs, and pose for pictures! Sage and Joss posed for this picture they day before they traveled to Sochi for the Olympics. They came back as huge stars - but still awesome guys. They've been on cereal boxes, late-night television, in Rolling Stone magazine and everything in between. But we've always known 'em as just a couple rad guys who shred our parks like no one else. And this Sunday,…
 
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    The Skiing Department Blog

  • Join The Snow Centre For Their 5th Birthday Celebrations

    Robert Stewart
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Join The Snow Centre, in Hemel Hempstead, for their 5th Birthday celebrations, from Thursday 1st May 2014. Full details can be found by visiting http://www.thesnowcentre.com/5today. Related posts: Brand New Santa Experience At The Snow Centre Snow + Rock Presents New Collection @ The Snow Centre The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead, Hosts Austrian Apres Ski Party
  • Getting Sporty with the UPS Ski System in St Moritz

    Robert Stewart
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Getting to St Moritz is somewhat of an epic journey – and so it should be. It’s almost 150 years since the first tourists started to come to this part of Switzerland and it was the British Victorians, with their lust for exploration that first discovered the potential of this wide, high altitude valley known as the Engadine, quietly tucked away in the south east corner of the country. Today, the town of St Moritz is well known for its glitz and glamour, the five star hotels, the designer boutiques and the gourmet restaurants that are abundant and concentrated in such a small area. But…
  • Whistler Festival Guide – Music, Writing and the Great Outdoors

    Robert Stewart
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:16 am
    Whistler Festival Guide – Music, Writing and the Great Outdoors article first appeared on the Coda Travel website. Whistler is often voted the best ski resort in North America and it’s one of our customers’ favourites. We love the huge amount of terrain (both in area and a whole mile of vertical) that’s accessible to all levels of skiers or snowboarders, from widely spaced tree runs down from 7th Heaven to the huge number of open bowls on Whistler to the 7km thigh-burning Peak to Creek run. Plus there are now incredible views of the deep Fitzsimmons Creek, that divides Whistler…
  • 14, 14, 14 in Korea

    Robert Stewart
    10 Mar 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Where did it all begin? I often ask myself that question. If I really think about it, it probably began as a young boy, riding my first surfboard. My mates might think the recently acquired snowboard akin to another 40-something-year-old’s red sports car. It’s not that. I am saving something spectacular for that mid-life crisis. It’s just that I’ve always been a board man, hooked on the sensation, gliding at speed at the mercy of nature. And now I find myself in front of my computer, writing about a mad snowboarding trip through South Korea. If you had tried to tell the young…
  • Lange XT130 Ski Boot Review

    Robert Stewart
    6 Mar 2014 | 8:03 am
    I’ve been skiing on Lange ski boots now for almost twenty years, going through several of the race orientated models during that time. This season, I’ve been using the XT130 boots – designed for all-mountain performance with a climb mode that makes hiking up steep and rocky terrain easier. What I like about Lange boots is the way they respond instantly to your requirements. They are solid, but remain soft enough, even with the 130 flex, to provide some freedom of movement in the softer snow. On-piste and at higher speeds, they feel like a normal race boot, but if you want to access some…
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    The Mountain Mover

  • 2014 Summer Strings in the Mountains Schedule

    Ashley
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    It’s not summer in Steamboat without attending at least one Strings in the Mountains concert. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (April 16th), so make sure and claim at least one! BUY TICKETS About Strings Strings Music Festival, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, has provided the finest music performances to Northwest Colorado for 26 years. Strings presents over 75 performances of classical music, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, world rhythms and many other genres every summer. Artists include Grammy Award-winners and nominees, major competition winners…
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    Tokyo Snow Club News

  • Shosenkyo and Yamanashi Wineries

    admin
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Beautiful mountain vistas, Mt. Fuji looming above, cascading waterfalls and unlimited wine tasting. If any or all of the previous things tickle your fancy then make sure you come and check out our Shosenkyo and Yamanashi winery tours this green season. Check out some photos from previous trips:   We will be running this trip [...]
  • Kiroro Hokkaido Last Tracks

    admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    Bringing the Shaka to Hokkaido. Our final snow trip for the season was a good one. Epic powder snow, beers bigger than your head, and security guards shaka-ing their way into awesomeness! This trip had it all! Most people flew up to Hokkaido on the Friday evening and we met at the airport to have [...]
  • 28-30th March Last tracks Heli Hakuba!

    admin
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:17 pm
    What a cracking weekend! Our last Honshu trip of the season took place in Hakuba with the opportunity to go Heli skiing and boarding. The weather gods decided to play ball on Saturday delivering an epic spring day. The sun was out, the wind was low and the temperature was warm. Perfect conditions for a [...]
  • Shiga Kogen Beerfest! 20-23 March

    admin
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:16 pm
    “Oktoberfest is for tossers and sheep shaggers. Beerfest is our lives….” Pim Scutney (Beerfest, 2006). What an amazing long weekend we had! Unlimited craft beer, fresh powder snow, great music, snow monkeys and a couple of crazy after parties. This years Snow Monkey Beer Live craft beer festival was one for the ages. The festival [...]
  • Gran Deco Lift Pass Winners

    admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:39 am
    We had five passes for Gran Deco Ski Resort in Tohoku to give away over the weekend and the winners are: 1. Phil O 2. Erika K 3. 須藤 4. 次元 5. いっずん Congratulations!!
 
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    Inghams Blog

  • Top 5 Walking Accessories

    Sam
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    Jodie Perkins, Product Manager for Austria, gives us her run down of the best items to take with you when heading out on a hike!    We could say that the best accessory you could take with you hiking would be the person you have chosen to travel abroad with, but that may be a bit ‘mushy’, so let’s stick with the facts. Accessories in the context of hiking enhances the experience, you could enjoy a hiking adventure happily without these items, but to have them makes you look the ‘Bees-Knees’ in a mountain environment and makes you feel prepared to achieve the challenge you’ve…
  • Self Drive, Self Catering Converts

    Sam
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    Last week we sent a family of skiers on their first packaged ski holiday. No, this was not their first ski holiday but it was in fact the first time in 20 years they had ever flown to the Alps and let us take over from there.  Here’s how they got on at our Chalet Hotel Les Grangettes in Meribel: Being a family of avid annual skiers who, for the last 15 years have always had an independently booked self drive skiing holiday. It was with slight anticipation that we booked an Inghams Ski package holiday. Lunch at Gatwick before we depart To our great surprise, the holiday turned out to be…
  • Lainio Snow Village in Levi

    Sam
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    Every year Lainio Snow Village is built out of thousands of tones of snow and ice. They create it in a fairly small amount of time for the vast scale of rooms and space it takes up. This year the creation took around 3 weeks to create and contains 28 rooms, an ice dome, the ice restaurant which seats up to 120 people, and not forgetting the awe inspiring ice chapel where many British people get married throughout the winter season. Winter 2013/14 is the largest that the Snow Village has ever been! This year us reps from Levi got a chance to stay overnight in this breathtaking creation which…
  • Top 3 reasons to visit the 3 Valleys…

    alex
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Just because the clocks have gone forward, it doesn’t mean to say winter’s over! There’s still lots of skiing out there, and Arnie Wilson our man in the know in the snow recommends Courchevel and the rest of the 3 Valleys! Top 3 reasons to visit the 3 Valleys…   Well how about Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens?   Sooner or later every skier and snowboarder – no matter how tigerish or timid, stylish or sketchy – will be tempted by The 3 Valleys. And once tempted, they’ll almost certainly want to go back…for this is indeed the promised land. The valleys – St Bon,…
  • I’m a treasure! Get me out of here

    Mary
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:03 am
    Ian Hill, our Resort Manager for Switzerland/Grindelwald tells us about a fantastic Treasure Hunt which took place for the first time last Saturday 29th March in Grindelwald and is set to be a  firm favourite on the annual calendar!!   Eager Treasure Hunters!Ian gives us the lead up to the big event… ” Do you remember the Ski Hosting on the First, those hidden valleys, picturesque mountain huts and towering mountain glaciers? Did you know there was treasure hidden there – yes it’s true…… Treasure chests, buried deep in the snow, up to 30 of them and all…
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    Ski Vacation Blog

  • It’s Tuckerman Ravine Season

    Alex Boyd
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    On spring weekends with good weather, hundreds – sometimes thousands – of skiers flock to Tuckerman Ravine, New Hampshire. This famous backcountry area is situated on the slopes of Mount Washington,... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • A 10-day trip to Italy’s Aosta Valley

    Leah Fielding
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Home of 31 14th to 18th century castles, Roman ruins, world-class ski resorts and two of Europe’s most iconic peaks, Italy’s Aosta Valley is brimming with unforgettable attractions. The Aosta Valley... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Where can you ski in May?

    Alex Boyd
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    It has been a great winter for resorts across North America and Europe, yet many have closed for the season. If you’re not ready to swap your skis or snowboard for your mountain bike or hiking shoes,... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Skiing Chamonix’s Vallée Blanche

    Alex Boyd
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    Regarded as one of the most iconic off-piste descents in the Alps, the Vallée Blanche is a 20-kilometer tour across an expansive glacier surrounded by truly spectacular Alpine scenery. On a trip to... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Best Apres Ski Cocktails

    Nicole Barker
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    Whether you prefer them piping hot, ice cold or in a hot tub packed with your best ski buddies, apres ski cocktails are an idyllic way to celebrate the close of a great a day on the slopes. If... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
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