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Leah Fielding

Tuckerman Ravine, a recreational history 

Tuckerman Ravine Hillman's Highway, Tuckerman Ravine Hellman's Highway

“Skiing down Tuckerman Ravine once is a fine experience,” deadpans Warren Miller, in his 1984 movie Ski Country, as a skier plummets perilously. “Skiing it twice is a dumb experience.” Miller was right in asserting that this famed New Hampshire backcountry route wasn’t for the faint of heart. Boasting pitches of 40 to 60 degrees, Tuckerman […]

A guide to Santiago, a colorful Chile ski-trip stopover 

Santiago

Whether you’re skiing at Valle Nevado or Portillo this summer, you’re going to be traveling through Chile’s bustling, colorful capital: Santiago. An interesting city that dates back to 1541, Santiago is a mixing pot of indigenous, Old World Spanish and contemporary cultures. Both seasoned globetrotters and first-time international travelers will find that Santiago and the […]

Video: Closing Day fun in Jackson Hole | The Worker Wiggle 

Jackson Hole worker wiggle, Jackson Hole closing day

From the looks of the video below, the annual “Worker Wiggle” course at Jackson Hole enjoyed prime conditions over last weekend’s closing festivities. What’s this “Worker Wiggle” course, you ask? It all started in the mid ’90s when JHMR ski patroller “Big Wally” Mark Wolling set up evenly spaced black marking disks, aka “doingers,” in a […]

Video: Skiing in color with overall World Cup champ Marcel Hirscher 

Four-peat overall World Cup alpine champ, Marcel Hirscher, of Austria, took a day off recently and had some fun with his slalom race skis and a spectrum of colors. The combination is mesmerizing; as Hirscher hits the slalom gates bright colors explode—contrasting beautifully with the white snow! Watch the video below to see Hirscher’s uniquely […]

How to harness 80s style on the slopes this spring 

straight skis, skiing on straight skis

Thanks to neon colorways, 200-plus-centimeter straight skis, flowing hair, ski babes, Zinka and single-frame sunglasses, the ’80s are fondly remembered as a really cool time to be a skier. That’s probably why locals across Ski Country celebrate this illustrious decade every spring—and especially on Closing Day—by bedecking themselves in retro outerwear, vintage-style sunnies and even […]

A serious guide to successful pond skimming 

Mammoth Mountain pond skimming, Mammoth pond skimming

If you’ve ever watched a gender-confused gorilla on snow blades glide over—or crash into—an icy pool to the delight of a jubilant crowd, and, thought, “boy, I wish I could be like them,” it’s time you took the plunge (pun intended). For tips on how to receive the most amount of cheers, laughs and high […]

Video: Skiing knows no age | 97-year-old Utah powderhound 

97 year old Utah skier, George Jedenoff

As passionate skiers and snowboarders, we all hope to be like George Jedenoff some day. The 97-year-old really loves skiing and gets out on the slopes as much as he’s able—no matter what the conditions are. George is no fair-weather skier; he’s a true enthusiast. For the third ski season in a row, Ski Utah […]

Video: See what 4′ of fresh looks like on CB’s new Teocalli 2 terrain 

Crested Butte Teo 2

Typically Colorado’s snowiest month, March has been good to Crested Butte and just about every other Colorado ski resort. Within the last two weeks, Crested Butte saw nearly four feet (45 inches) of new snowfall. The wintry bounty has incited many seasoned Crested Butte skiers and snowboarders to test out the goods on the resort’s newest expert […]

3/4/15: Where did it snow in the Western U.S.? 

Aspen snow, Snowmass snow

For Colorado, New Mexico and Utah powder-hungry skiers and snowboarders, March has certainly come in like a lion snow leopard. Two strong storm systems, which also brought one to three feet of snow to Mammoth and the Lake Tahoe ski resorts, barreled across much of the Western U.S. within the past seven to 10 days. The […]

3/3/15: Where did it snow in California? 

snow mammoth, Mammoth snow

It’s time for California skiers and snowboarders to put away the headbands and spring-skiing duds and breakout the Gore-Tex again; winter has returned to the Sierras! Thanks to two cold, snow-producing storm systems that moved across California and much of the Western U.S., many California resorts have reported one to three feet of new snow within the […]

Poll: Who is cuter? Baby snowboarders or skiers 

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Toddlers in snow gear, with their little mittens and over-sized helmets and goggles, are cute enough, but when they start sliding around on the snow and developing their own stoke for snowsports they become unbearably adorable. We’ve been having an internal debate in the Ski.com offices about who is cuter: baby snowboarders or skiers. We […]

Who will fest the best at Breck Spring Fever 2015? 

Spring Fever Park Jam

It’s no secret that Breckenridge offers spring skiers great late-season conditions and an abundance of soul-warming, smile-producing Colorado sunshine. It’s definitely a top destination if great weather and fresh snow are high on your spring-skiing must-haves, but what makes Breckenridge exceptional during the spring is its month-long event and concert festival, Spring Fever. From March 11 […]