There comes a time in every skier and snowboarder's life where you have to say goodbye to the ones you love. Maybe it's the 10 year-old Volant Machetes that lasted through the good times and are now relegated to late-season rock runs.
Summer skiing in North America exists, but the options are few and far between. Take a trip below the Equator, however, and you'll find something different... the seasons are flipped.
We're here on the weekend when most of the well-known resorts close. Great timing, I know. Among them: Deer Valley and the Canyons near Park City, and up around Ogden, Snowbasin.
Stop me if you've heard this one. You walk into the lodge/bar/lift line at a ski resort and you look around, shaking your head in disbelief. "I've been here before," you think.
Today, there are more than 5,000 ski areas around the world and while some 97 percent of these are closed between May and October, a stoic 150 or so do stay open during the six months of the year when the rest do not.
"I have never set out to be a role model or an inspiration in the diabetes world. I was just doing what I love to do and I found solutions with my own diabetes care that allowed me to do it."
Watching ski videos may induce unwanted pangs of longing, but maps and pictures of untouched mountain ranges are just the nicotine patches you need
Still in between the fun of winter and summer there lies something that no one really likes, but everyone needs to do -- spring cleaning.
Each of us faces challenges every day, some great, some small. And the reality of life is that the challenges continue; even as one ends, the next seems to be waiting imminently in its wake.
Some folks are fed up with this year's frigid temperatures and endless snowstorms. But those who love to ski, snowboard and snowshoe have a reason t...
Ask people to describe their first day on skis or a snowboard and you'll likely get a variety of adjectives: exciting, fun and thrilling, but also scary, frustrating and intimidating.
Spring is here! With the sun shining and the snow deep, here are a handful of tips to help you make the most of your spring skiing. Oh, and don't forget your sunscreen!
When people moan about being too old to learn this sport or that, I usually want to scoff. Abilities often have way more to do with your enthusiasm and fitness level than any arbitrary number does.
We found our way into the mountains and, despite being outnumbered by two small children, I got them fully outfitted and into their lessons. Then I made a radical decision.
The brutally honest answer to that question is: You don't want to know. It will suck up all the fun, make your head explode, and torpedo your morale.
Looking back to those early years, I've been struck by what has and what hasn't changed about the ski industry in those three decades. Here are some thoughts.