From the book, Ski-Fibel by Hubert Mumelter. 1935

Ever since Vail Resorts and Alterra started gobbling up ski areas, there’s been industry chatter about corporate vs. independent resorts. Among other topics, this issue’s Short Swings! weighs in on the issue.

Ski instructor and contributor, John Gelb, reports on Alta’s Intermediate Breakthrough instruction program and suggests ways to replicate it at other areas. One suggestion: take lessons on Sunday, when ski school activity tends to taper off.

Don Burch is back with another skiing video. No flips and hucks here, simply shots from a variety of New England mountains presented in a gentle and artistic mix.

British author Bob Trueman offers practical (and at times, counterintuitive) advice for when you select ski gear. Jackson Hogen of provides excellent guidance on keeping that gear in good shape.

The innovative Dahu ski boot is profiled. Jon refers to its breakthrough design as the Tesla of ski boots.

X-C editor Roger Lohr advises shopping for X-C equipment early this season. Supplies are low, and inventory probably will not be restocked.

And Herb Stevens, The Skiing Weatherman, gets us up to date on what to expect in mountain weather around the country. Spoiler alert: It’s snowing in the West and more areas are spinning their lifts.

If you enjoy, forward it to a friend. The next issue will be distributed Friday, November 12.

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