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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 ➝

If you’ve put off your ski vacation for whatever reasons, we think you are going to be very happy to know that this time, in spite of the procrastinating, you’re going to be able to get a great deal, if you act quickly. Coupons, auctions, and markdowns are available for lodging, ski passes, apparel, accessories,  Read more ➝

There is so much that can go wrong on travel day. From missed flights to middle seats, the journey to your destination can be fraught with turmoil. However, the reward for surviving travel day is a fabulous vacation you’ll talk about for years. And the memories you make on a ski vacation are like no  Read more ➝

Find midwest skiing at its best. Afton Alps is a premier winter resort located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley outside of the Minneapolis / St. Paul area in Minnesota. Featuring 48 trails, 5 terrain parks and 8 chairlifts on its 300 skiable acres, this sprawling resort underwent major renovations in 2013. The $10  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 ➝

It’s hard to part with skiing or snowboarding gear you’ve used for years. Like old friends, you’re comfortable with them and you’ve shared many outings together. But all mechanical things wear out and eventually require replacement. Why can’t you continue using old and worn gear? Safety is the main reason. In addition, equipment technology has  Read more ➝

5 Tips to Choosing The Right Eyewear for Skiing Winter is finally back and the ski season begins once again! But before hitting the slopes, make sure you’re using the right eyewear. This piece of gear affects your comfort, ski performance, and health. If you aren’t satisfied with your current eyewear, these five tips should  Read more ➝

I’m sure many of you can relate; when we first tried skiing, being able to make it to the bottom alive was quite an ego boost. Wow, what a ride! But chest beating and high-fives aside, skiing is not an intuitive skill. Like all sports, correct technique is what maximizes your potential and safety. Here are  Read more ➝

Vail Resorts changed the game when they created the Epic Pass, as it’s good to use year round at North America’s finest mountains and resorts in Northern California, Colorado, Utah, Vermont, the Midwest, Canada’s Whistler Blackcomb, some of Europe and up to six days in 30 partnering resorts in Australia. The more days you use your  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 ➝