Spring Cleaning for Skiers

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As one of my friends says, “May is the new December.”  Just when you thought life couldn’t get any busier, it does, especially if you have kids in school. Everything happens at once: end of the year concerts and performances, spring sports, conferences, awards ceremonies. And somewhere amidst this whirl you try to fit in yard work, gardening and […]

On Ski Injuries and Magical Thinking

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For the first week I indulged in magical thinking. I would lie in my bed in the morning and if I was pain-free, wrapped warm and cozy in a narcotic haze, I’d think about skiing. I’d picture myself jumping out of bed, stretching my arms skyward. Then I’d see myself buckling my boots and clicking […]

Update on Coalition Snow Women’s Skis

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Earlier this season, I wrote an article titled “Girly Skis? Yes or No?” that mentioned Coalition Snow, a woman-owned company selling woman-designed skis and snowboards. Jen Gurecki, the company’s owner, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign. Since I’m always happy to help worthy women succeed, I am sharing the following guest post.  Thanks Jen! Coalition Snow Puts […]

An Unofficial, Totally Random List of the Best Bump Runs in North America

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Last week, I posted a totally random, unofficial and completely non-scientific list of North America’s favorite groomed runs, as determined from responses on social media. Today, I’m excited to unveil the Bumps portion of our poll. If You’re Thinking Bumps, You’re Thinking Colorado  At first, I thought something must be wrong. Almost every response we got from queries […]

Nordic Ski Gear Designed for Women

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A guest post from  Roger Lohr, founder and editor of XCSkiResorts.com and a prolific national cross-country skiing writer.  While I love to cross-country ski, I’m still skiing on the same old skis, using the same old boots and wearing the same old clothing, that I’ve had for at least 10 years.  So when Roger Lohr offered to write […]