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With an ageing population, ski areas know that it's vital to get children involved in snowboarding and skiing if our sport is to live, thrive and survive in the long term.
There are several ways to spot these snow-smitten folks. They're the ones planning next season's runs while gazing at summer slopes, the individuals wearing a beanie in 90 degree weather and the people who try to use their ski pass as a form of identification.
My mission was to put together an itinerary that was heavy on the cold weather fun, but minus the downhill activities that most folks come to the Rocky Mountains to enjoy.
Just three years in, Warm Winters has donated more than 5,000 items of warm clothing to 2,500 homeless people. The organization works with six ski resorts in California and Nevada, and they have engaged a volunteer base of 50+ youth
While you've been mountain biking, enjoying the beach, or traveling this summer, your favorite ski area has been busy making improvements for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
I've developed an additional criteria for a great ski trip. It's what I call the "surreal factor," something one ski area offers that no others do -- hopefully something weird, something wacky.
On one hand, the process of snowmaking is a simple combination of water and pressurized air, deployed at the correct temperature and humidity, to make machine-made snow. On the other hand, the process of making snow is complicated, expensive, and labor-intensive.
Ski resorts offer large open venues, great views, and a population of eager enthusiasts (AKA skiers) ready to knock back a few pints.
Upon my privileged third visit this past year, I realized that if you spend some time in this town, there are a lot of people that you can become fond of.
This particular instrument of revelry (or torture, depending on your height) is possibly the second best use for a ski and an excellent way to immortalize those classic boards that you just can't seem to part with.
In the dog days of summer, snow may still be a long way away (except in the Southern Hemisphere, of course), but new gear is just around the corner.
But none of these things are what make the Game Creek Chalet one of Colorado -- if not the world's -- most exclusive hotel rooms. It's that Game Creek Chalet is located almost eight miles from the nearest town. Eight miles and, oh, 2,000 vertical feet.
It all comes down to what will give you the most peace of mind. How bad are the consequences if something does happen and you don't have insurance?
Heat waves heralding the start of summer melt the ski bums off the hill, giving a ghost town feel to the mountain towns they once overran.
The snow has melted and ski season has long been over, but that doesn't mean resorts close their doors until the next frost settles. On the contrary, ...