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It's April. The weather is starting to get warmer, snow is beginning to disappear at lower elevations, and the end of the ski season is within arm's reach. This shouldn't be a time of mourning for a season nearly gone, but instead a time of celebration--it's spring skiing season. Far gone are the flocks of
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In a historic decision, officials within the White Mountain National Forest have approved two projects that will specifically cater to backcountry tree skiing in New Hampshire. The decision, issued this week, addresses the substantial rise in public demand for tree (or glade) skiing and to protect forest resources from unauthorized tree cutting. The projects in
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This is what a speed ski crash looks like And you thought your yard sale straight-lining Widowmaker was bad? Check out Spanish speed skier Juanki Sanchez kick a shoe flying downhill at over 120 mph in Vars last weekend, and, uh, toughen up, buttercup. Legendary U.S. Ski Team coach passes away Bob Beattie, beloved U.S.
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Bob Beattie, an influential member of the international ski racing community, passed away last Sunday at his son's home in Fruita, Colorado, after dealing with various health issues. He was 85. Credited with the creation of the U.S. Ski Team, co-founding the World Cup tour, and spending years as a successful commentator for ABC and
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If you're a skier, odds are you drive a car with all-wheel-drive (even if it's a 2001 Outback with 300,000 miles). Hopefully, you've also invested in decent tires. These two things will get you to most ski area or backcountry parking lots, but we also know that shit sometimes goes south, especially on powder days.
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CARBONDALE, CO--The 4th Annual JP Memorial (JPM4) will be held once again in Whistler Blackcomb, April 11- 13, 2018. JP was not only one of the greatest skiers to ever live, he also gave back to the mountain community by starting the non-profit organization, Alpine Initiatives. Alpine Initiatives takes this time every year to bring
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Bryce Newcomb, the popular Jackson Hole skier who sustained life-threatening injuries last week when a cornice he was standing on broke away, has two speeds: stop and full speed ahead. People who know him say it applies to both the way he skis, and if he wants to rip the sleeves off your T-shirt. Genuine,
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It may seem counterintuitive to think about how to keep cool while skiing--especially when the weather report calls for low temperatures--but making smart decisions about what layers to wear while touring (and when to add or remove them) can be one of the most important decisions you'll make in the backcountry. Comfort is important, but
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In some of the biggest news to hit the ski world since scientists proved that mustaches make you ski better, Vail Resorts announced earlier today that they have secured the rights to all North American snowfall for the 2018/19 season. "We are excited to announce that every single snowflake that falls on North American soil
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With the announcement of the Ikon Pass from Alterra Mountain Company in January, it appeared as though the industry-leading Epic Pass from Vail Resorts had finally met its match. While other multi-resort passes like the Mountain Collective and M.A.X. Pass saw success in the market of the road-bound, traveling skier, neither could compete with the
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Fires, floods, hurricanes, Nazis in the streets… 2017 was a mess and it should come as no surprise that my predictions for the near future are suitably dark. Extrapolating current trends is a grim business these days, even in the happy bubble of the ski world. But don't be surprised if the following happens: Ski
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