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When the snow melts and the chairlifts close for the season, it’s common to shuffle your winter gear into storage, replacing it with summer equipment. For months, your ski equipment languishes in a garage or basement, ignored until the air turns crisp once more. When you do get ready to hit the slopes again, you’re  Read more ➝

Most skiers live for the blue bird day. You know, that day when the sun transforms the snow into a blanket of blinding diamonds, when you need polarized lenses and sunscreen for first tracks, and when the sky puts on a crayon-box display of cobalt and indigo and robin’s egg and a thousand other indescribable  Read more ➝

On your way to hit the slopes at Arizona Snowbowl, your first stop in Flagstaff should be First Chair Ski and Snowboard Rentals. This premier rental shop has been servicing equipment and providing rentals for locals and visitors alike for almost two decades. Their affordable rental service is top-notch, offering only well-known brands, the latest  Read more ➝

It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, right? Learning something new can be uncomfortable… especially a new sport. Skiing can be mysterious if you have no clue what you are doing. This is why ski resorts across North America have come together and decided to offer lessons at a discounted rate for the  Read more ➝

When the sound of autumn leaves crunching underfoot changes to packed snow, you can’t help but imagine fresh tracks on your favorite mountain. Even if you’re in an area that won’t see storms for weeks (or months), there are reminders that opening days are dropping: sports shop tune-up clinics, local gear swaps, and sweet deals  Read more ➝

Renting cross-country skis is a good way to get to know what kind of skis you should buy. This is especially true when you are new to the sport and don’t know where to get started. Women’s cross-country skis can be very important to someone who considers themselves a hobbyist of the sport, and a  Read more ➝

When you plan a mountain resort vacation, you are obviously going for the beauty of the mountains themselves and the activities you can do there. But lodging during your stay plays an important role in your trip. If you aren’t sure what you are getting when it comes to lodging, you may end up spending too  Read more ➝

Going skiing and snowboarding is an activity loved by many, both locals and travelers alike. And everyone seems to have preferences with how they like to do things; which resorts to ski at, where to stay, where to eat, and how to travel. Of course, there isn’t a right or wrong way to do it.  Read more ➝

Soon, snow showers will fall and lifts will open, leaving us to dust off our skis and hit the slopes. For those looking for a new challenge this year, freeskiing just might be the right choice. Combining the acrobatic tricks of freestyle with the big mountain terrain of normal ski resorts, freeskiing provides a challenge  Read more ➝

Many skiers moving through transitions in phases of life experience an inevitable dilemma; family ski vacation – to bring the kids skiing or to leave them at home and shred the slopes child-free? Skiers who grew up learning how to carve the mountain understand the value of learning at a young age, but these long-time  Read more ➝

If you’re even an occasional skier or snowboarder, you really should consider investing in a season pass. Though they may seem pricey at first, season passes are one of the best ways to save money on winter sports. Mountains and resorts have banded together to offer huge discounts on lift tickets if you’re willing to  Read more ➝

When you really get into skiing, improve your skill, and start to hit the slopes more often, you need to take a look at your equipment. When you first start out, all you care about is staying up and getting down the slope without any incidents, but as you get better you want better equipment,  Read more ➝

If you’ve never been cross-country skiing, you should try it. It certainly doesn’t have the thrill factor that comes with downhill skiing, but there are several other aspects that set it apart from any other sport. It’s a great hobby and there are a few things that you might enjoy about cross-country skiing.

The big resorts may have a corner on the skiing industry, but they’re by no means the only – or best – option. There are small and independently owned mountains all over the country that offer something a little different from those famous mega-resorts. And, they could be exactly what you’re looking for in a  Read more ➝