Five Reasons to Look Forward to the Coming Ski Season

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If you’re like me, you probably already have a very long list of reasons why you’re looking forward to ski season. Or maybe your list is super short, starting with “skiing” and ending with “skiing” (or riding). In any case, my family and I were having dinner recently and we created a list of five […]

Why It’s Good to Be A 5th Grader

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My sons, like most kids, are all about growing up. They want to be older, taller, able to do more things and go more places independently. Once they graduated grade school, they deemed it “the worst.” Middle school is something they’ve tolerated on the way to high school. While I want time to slow down, […]

Kick Off Ski Season With A “Mystery” Giveaway

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What Will You Win? Gift cards, product samples and more from Mountain Khakis, Liftopia, VISA, Hestra, PortaSki, Helmet Huggers and FOSY Originals. Later this week, the calendar will mark a change from summer to fall. This means ski season is only one month away in parts of North America. What better way to kick off fall […]

Tight Turns: EpicMix Racing, Liftopia Update and One Horn Tooting

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New This Winter: EpicMix Racing  This season, Vail Resorts is replacing NASTAR with EpicMix Racing at  Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar. It’s a big  blow to NASTAR. In 2011, Vail Mountain had 6,849 NASTAR racers with 29,310 starts, making it the most popular NASTAR mountain in the country. So how will EpicMix racing work? […]

Multi-Mountain Ski Passes Offer Value (and Cry Out “Road Trip”)


My, what a difference two years makes. This time, two years ago, I was creating a rather fanciful decision tree to help skiers decide how many ski passes to buy. At that time, I was a big fan of 4-packs and 6-packs combine with a season pass at my local mountain. I still am. But […]