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Depth of a Salesman

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.13.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Despite the lamentable fact that I couldn't sell skis in Vermont during the winter, or surfboards in Hawaii during the summer, or even beer to castaways on a desert island, mainly because I would have consumed it myself, I recently got a job as a salesman.

Types of Alpine Skis: Building Your Quiver

Liftopia | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel

Types of alpine skis range from "all-mountain" models to specialized varieties designed for very specific conditions. Skis' basic features differentiate the various types.

What's Changed in The World's Ski Industry Over the Past 30 Years?

Liftopia | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel

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.

Craft Beers and Craft Skis: An Inspired Pairing of the Year's Best Skis & Beers

Liftopia | Posted 03.22.2014 | Travel

It's that special time of the year when ski magazines fill mailboxes of those who have gone too long without snow. Hope returns to our hearts. These h...

5 Game Changing Skis for 2014

Liftopia | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel

With every new ski season comes new technologies that promise to let you skip the bunny hill and fly down the slopes in bigger and cooler ways.

Most Stoke-Worthy Gear For Chicks Who Rip

Liftopia | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel

Girls rip just as hard as guys, so it only makes sense that we cover the hottest women's gear, too. Here's what she named best of best in women's gear for next season. No better time than the present to get ready!

Ski Butlers Were a Hit in Washington, D.C.

Connie Lawn | Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver
Connie Lawn

The two young founders of Ski Butlers, Bryn Carey and Riley Tippet, were the Western Region winners of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award.

The Wrong Stuff

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.04.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

"You're not qualified to have adult children if you don't have a basement," Tim said. "Where are they going to put their stuff?" "In the garage," I replied.

Gatsby, Winter Carnival, and Me

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, narrator Nick Carraway remarks, "You can't repeat the past." To which Jay Gatsby replied, "You can't repeat the past? Why of course, you can."