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Keystone, CO - A Pictorial

Keystone, CO - A Pictorial   By Jim Kenney, aka JamesJ EpicSki Travel Correspondent   I’m on a mission with this post to show how fun and drop dead gorgeous Keystone can be.  I skied there nine days in March 2015.  Keystone gets a bum rap for lame terrain and low snow, but everything is relative.  In spring conditions I found it to be a really fun place for all skill levels.  There are many fine intermediate-advanced runs on all three mountains (Dercum, North Peak, The Outback).  The blue square runs on the front mountain (Dercum) are particularly long and have... read more

Top 5 Fridays - Big Air Fenway, West Coast Snowfall, Resort Updates, Double Edit of the Week, and More!

Top Five Fridays - November 13, 2015 // Ski Industry News Image: Mammoth Mountain's Facebook Page   #1: Tickets on Sale for the Polartec Big Air at Fenway Event! : Image: Polartec's Facebook Page If you’ve somehow missed the news, the U.S. Grand Prix announced in September that they were definitely bringing a big air event to Fenway Park in Boston this coming Winter. Along with the announcement came a few event details such as event dates as well as broadcast dates. This week, we found out that the event has an official title sponsor. Late in the day on... read more

Top 5 Fridays - Bode Miller, Bomber Skis, Wasatch Range Updates, D-MOS Kickstarter, and Revelstoke Gets Dumped On!

Image: Revelstoke Mountain Resort's Facebook Page   #1: Big Moves for Bode Miller:   If you follow FIS Alpine ski racing, then you’re probably aware that Bode Miller announced back in July that he won’t be competing in this year’s World Cup season. At the time, Miller mostly cited his increased commitment to training Thoroughbreds for horse racing at his barn in Maryland. This week, we found out that Bode’s split from ski racing may not be as black and white as we initially thought. In fact, Bode has actually recently signed on with Bomber Ski as a brand... read more

Top 5 Fridays - Resort Updates, Skiing in Colorado, Drone Avalanche Control, and More!

Top Five Fridays - October 30, 2015 // Ski Industry News Image: Loveland Ski Area's Facebook   #1: Welcome to the World, Cherry Peak Ski Resort!: The official trail map of Cherry Peak Ski Resort Image: Cherry Peak Resort's Website For skiers and snowboarders living near Richmond, Utah, some interesting news was made this week. Under construction since 2013, Cherry Peak Ski Resort has officially announced that it will be open for the 2015-2016 ski season! Built upon owner John Chadwick’s former personal property, Cherry Peak features 29 trails, a terrain... read more

Top 5 Fridays - Ski Season Underway, New Drone Services, Innovations from Poc, and More!

Image: Sunday River's Facebook   #1: 2015 / 2016 Ski Season is Officially Underway!: A brave Killington skier letting loose on the slopes on Monday, October 21. Image: Killington's Facebook This past week and weekend, the ski season in the United States officially began as two New England ski resorts managed to capitalize on the cold weather by blowing enough snow to open! On Sunday, October 18, 2015 Killington Mountain in Vermont opened its lifts to season pass holders, and officially opened to the public a day later on October 19th. Right on their heels was... read more

Top 5 Fridays - Big Air Fenway, Resort Updates, Industry News, Edit of the Week, and More!

  #1: The Results Are In, and France is the #1 Ski Destination: Mt. Avoriaz, One of France's Largest Ski Resorts Well, the results have been tallied from last ski season, and France has retaken the throne as the #1 ski destination in the world. The criteria? Simply have the most ski individual skier visits in the year. While France had a rough start to the year resulting in an overall decrease in visits from the year before, the United States unfortunately had an even worse year- removing it from the #1 position. Last year, France measured 53.9 million... read more

Top 5 Fridays - Resort Updates, Media News, Dream Land in the Wasatch Range, and Two Edits of the Week!

Top Five Fridays - September 18, 2015 // Ski Industry News #1: Mt. Abrams Continues to Buck Trends and Expand Their Mountain: Image: Mt. Abram / Google Earth While both feeder hills and established resorts alike struggle to reopen each year, Mt. Abrams in Maine continues to buck the trend with their steady yearly growth. Last year we reported that the feeder hill installed an array of 803 solar panels, a brand new energy efficient snow making system, and a wood pellet heating system for their lodge. All of the savings from these projects must have added up... read more

Park City, UT - A Pictorial

Park City, UT - A Pictorial   By Jim Kenney, aka JamesJ EpicSki Travel Correspondent   This is my first discussion of Park City under its new identity combining Park City Mountain Resort with the adjacent ski area formerly known as The Canyons.  Together, the two resorts are now simply branded as Park City and constitute 7300 acres of lift linked ski terrain, the most of any single ski area in the US.  I skied Park City over three consecutive days in mid-February, 2015.  Utah was experiencing a very subpar winter, yet most of the ski terrain was still open, albeit... read more

Top 5 Fridays - Resort Updates, Snow in Washington State, Edit of the Week, and more!

Top Five Fridays - September 11, 2015 // Ski Industry News     #1: Saddleback Resort Status Update: Image: Saddleback Ski Resort If you live in Maine, no doubt you’ve been eagerly waiting for more news about whether or not Saddleback will open for business this winter. Unfortunately, the verdict is still out as the latest word is that Saddleback’s management is talking to potential new buyers. Due to legalities, no one is able to discuss details regarding the potential sale of the resort, but the resort was able to layout a list of four possible... read more

Top 5 Fridays: Farmers Almanac Calling for Another Snowy Winter!

Top Five Fridays - September 4, 2015 // Ski Industry News   #1: Farmer’s Almanac Releases Winter 2015 / 2016 Predictions : A little over a week ago, the Farmer’s Almanac released their 2015/2016 Winter outlook for the United States of America. This week, they released their 2015/2016 Winter predictions for Canada, so we thought we’d wrap them up together in this week’s Top Five Fridays! Let’s start by taking a look at what’s in store for the United States: For the most part, we should all feel pretty excited about these predictions. Here in New England, the... read more

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