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 […]

Every Day is a Powder Day For OpenSnow’s Joel Gratz

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Three years ago, I interviewed Joel Gratz, the founder of, a snowfall forecasting site and a go-to source for powder aficionados in the U.S. Watching the snow fall (and fall, and fall) in South America this summer, has me dreaming of a massive El Niño winter for Colorado. Dreaming of deep snow made me think of Joel. And thinking of Joel made […]

Need New Ski Gear? Tips for Knowing When It’s Time

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A wise friend once said, “The days stretch on forever, but the seasons fly by.” She was talking about raising teenagers, but her comment makes me think of summer. No season flies by more quickly. One day you’re at the beach and the next day the kids are in school. One day you’re summiting a […]

Wondering Where It Snows?

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This nifty infographic shows the resort in each state with the highest annual snowfall. It’s good fun on these hot days! Enjoy! Source: Williams Ski and Patio More Weather:  What’s the Forecast? OpenSnow Personalizes Your Weather, July 9, 2012.