My brother has a goal to ski at least one new ski area every season. For those of us who hold a season pass to our local mountain or plan a week-long ski vacation to the same resort every year, it can be easy to fall into the habit of sticking with the places that we love. Having skied upwards of 50 ski areas myself, I too have a running list of ski areas that are near and dear to my heart. As a ski racer, it was never difficult to meet the goal of visiting a new ski area each year. Now that I am out of the ski-racing world, I can relate to the woes of paying for the bigger resorts. My solution? Give the little guys a shot! Trying out the less well-known ski areas can be a great way to save a couple bucks while experiencing something new. Here’s a list of a few of my favorite smaller ski areas.
The small town of Killington, Vermont is home to one of the state’s favorite mountain ski areas. The town is made up of just over 1,000 full-time residents, and these welcoming locals know they got a good thing going with 100 restaurants, quaint shops and art galleries, and the beauty that central Vermont’s mountainous landscape provides as their everyday backdrop. Just off the Appalachian Trail in the Green Mountains, Killington welcomes guests year round, but the ski resort is something of a legend among East Coast skiers and boarders.
Vail Resorts, as you probably know, has a successful business model that offers more than just access to ski slopes to some of the top resorts across the nation. Rather, they own the resorts, plus offer lodging in the surrounding areas, as well as several choices for your ski and snowboard equipment rentals. One of […][Continue reading…]
SkiCoupons’ Special Announcement On the very last day of Vail’s Ski Season this year, we’ll be announcing the winner of a 2014-2015 Vail Epic Pass. Sign up and sign your friends up so you can ski any one of Vail’s incredible mountains across the United States NEXT SEASON FOR FREE! With a value price of […][Continue reading…]
After 30 years’ serving Killington, Vermont skiers with top-quality ski and snowboard equipment, First Stop Board Barn does not shy away from offering excellent exclusive discounts to its customers. This local shop gives you reason after reason to make them your choice for ski rentals.[Continue reading…]
Riding Bronco—AKA, Mastering the Mogul By Allison Howe It’s 9:30 on a Wednesday morning at Bridger Bowl, 15 miles northeast of Bozeman, Montana. The east-facing slope is flooded with morning sun as we load Bridger Lift, taking us higher into the expert-only terrain, which exists above the midway station. A few inches of classic Montana […][Continue reading…]
Tips for Improving Your Skiing By Allison Howe You may have heard that skiing, like many other athletic skills, has a learning curve. Oftentimes, skiing is easy to learn but more difficult to master. This makes sense, because strapping a flat object to your feet and using that object combined with gravity to hurl yourself […][Continue reading…]