Articles by: Jon Weisberg

Pond Skimming

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Skiing’s Silly Season starts this weekend with the annual ritual of the pond skimming competition. They’re generally associated with live music, costumes, BBQ, beer and LOTS OF FUN. Seven Springs (PA), Stratton (VT), Mt Snow (VT), Nashoba Valley (NH) and others have theirs scheduled for Saturday. Many others will be in April. Mt Bachelor‘s (OR) is the latest I found —[Read More…]

by March 23, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Tuesday I was sledding with grandkids in Manhattan’s Central Park. I arrived a few days earlier in New York unprepared for winter; felt it from head to toe. Wednesday, I stepped out of Salt Lake International Airport into 75F. The resorts are reporting temps in the 40s and 50s. It’s expected to cool off later next week. My experience in[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Mountain goats in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. Photo: Harriet Wallis

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Contributor Harriet Wallis snapped this pic on her way down one of the Cottonwood Canyons connecting Salt Lake City with several resorts. Mountain goats are visible from the road this time of year. They maneuver the narrowest ledges like they’re strolling Main Street. Thanks for the picture, Harriet! CALIFORNIA Dennis Quaid’s band, The Sharks, will kick off Squaw Valley’s Toyota[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 0 comments Other News
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Short Swings!

Deep Powder Cat Skiing: $25 Per Run We’ve carried several articles about Powder Mountain, the enormous, old-fashioned resort about an hour northeast of Salt Lake International Airport. It was purchased a few years ago by a group of investors, and improvements are underway. It’s the go-to place for untracked powder long after the other resorts have been skied out. The[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Skiing fresh powder at Brundage Mountain. Credit: Brundage Mountain.

This Week In (Feb. 24)

Vacation Week Snow In The Sierra and West, Ski Colorado E.D., K2 Pinnacle Review, 99 1/2 Ski Hero, Adieu SKIING Magazine, DIY Boot Horn, Idaho’s Friendly Brundage.   It’s been mid-season, vacation week madness everywhere. Snow, snow, snow in the West. Even snow in the East! We have lots of news this week, especially the block-buster item that you may[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Features
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Short Swings!

POW POW Not every reader has experienced the joy of powder skiing. Showing skiers scribing graceful lines on blank fields of bluish white is part of our skiing media culture. As those of us who pursue the experience well know, finding untracked, especially in a resort setting, is elusive. Powder is ephemeral and eagerly sought out. When there’s a dump[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Features, Short Swings!
Melanie Mills, CEO, Colorado Ski Country USA

SnowSports Leaders: Melanie Mills, CEO, Colorado Ski Country

Last Season, Colorado Accounted For Nearly 25% Of All Skier Visits In The US, More Than Any Other State. The Rocky Mountain High state has iconic areas like Aspen, Steamboat, and Telluride. But it also has a well-developed trade and marketing organization, Colorado Ski Country USA, currently headed by Melanie Mills. The group’s scope is widespread, covering public policy, domestic and international[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 2 comments Snow Sports Leaders
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

POV Dedicate your next day on the hill to someone or something. That’s what I’ve decided to do. Recently I’ve been dedicating each ski day to my brother Paul. If he makes it to February 20, he’ll be 82. Never spent a day on skis in his entire life, but throughout his atypical lifetime, he always cut his own trail.[Read More…]

by February 15, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
A Terrific $600+ Ski Jacket For $280!

A Terrific $600+ Ski Jacket For $280!

Orsden is a New OnLine Manufacturer of Quality Ski Wear. For much of my life the word “disruptive” was associated with toddlers and teenagers. More recently, it has been associated with the introduction of radically new and better ways of doing things. It’s the impact of the cell phone on the traditional telephone; digital photography vs. film; Wikipedia vs. shelf-bound[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 1 comment Other News
Klaus Obermeyer

Snow Sports Leaders: Klaus Obermeyer

“It’s Easier To Ski Than To Walk.” Klaus Obermeyer is a skiing legend and innovator. The 97 year old founded Sport Obermeyer Ltd based on insights about ski wear while working in the late 40’s as an instructor in Aspen. One of his many innovations was the down ski parka, stitched together from a goose down comforter. Other product innovations[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 0 comments Features, Snow Sports Leaders
Nine Ski Tips Every Senior Skier Needs To Know

Nine Ski Tips Every Senior Skier Needs To Know

Subscribers Can Download A New eBook For Free. For Baby Boomer skiers, low impact and low torque are the keys to more runs per day and more pleasurable skiing in general. With the exception of the occasional kamikaze, older skiers want to remain in control on all types of terrain. And they want have a good time and look good[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 7 comments Features
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Short Swings!

CALIFORNIA Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows received 10.5 feet since January 1! COLORADO Colorado resorts offering a variety of freebies, including: Free Snowcat to reach expert terrain Wolf Creek Ski Area Loveland Ski Area – Free Lift Tickets for Airline Passengers Crested Butte — Fly Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to receive free lift ticket anytime before March 25,[Read More…]

OpEd—Black Diamond’s Peter Metcalf to Outdoor Retailer Show: Leave Utah!

OpEd—Black Diamond’s Peter Metcalf to Outdoor Retailer Show: Leave Utah!

Time For The Industry To Speak Truth To Utah’s Anti-Public Lands Political Agenda. This was the week of the Outdoor Retailers big show and non-stop party in Salt Lake City. It happens in both Winter and Summer editions, each with products focused on that season. But this one was different because Peter Metcalf, the founder and former CEO of outdoor[Read More…]

by January 12, 2017 3 comments Home Top Box 1
Steve Cohen, CEO, MasterFit Enterprises

Snow Sports Leaders: Steve Cohen, CEO, MasterFit Enterprises

[Editor Note: Steve Cohen, CEO and co-founder of Masterfit Enterprises, oversees the Masterfit University Training Centers, the America’s Best Bootfitters organization of top ski bootfitting shops, and Masterfit’s insole and bootfitting products lines. He created the annual national on-hill boot testing program in 1988 while serving as executive editor of Ski Magazine. He is a senior contributor and co-authors all[Read More…]

by January 5, 2017 1 comment Features, Snow Sports Leaders
Solitude Mountain Resort

Solitude Mountain Resort: Perfection at the Top of a Canyon

The Nearby Area for Local and Destination Skiers Who Know. Like most great places, Utah’s Solitude Mountain Resort, combines the obvious with the subtle. Its 1200 acres are laced with a variety of groomers ranging from gentle to intense. In between are the woods and hidden openings where those who seek the untracked may find just what they’re looking for.[Read More…]

by January 4, 2017 0 comments Home Top Box 1, Resort Reviews

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