Ski Season Opening Days Guide 2017-2018

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 popping up. Whether you’re unpacking your ski sweaters or hustling for passes, it’s time to start planning for ski season 2017-18.

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5 Things Small Ski Areas Offer That Larger Ones Don’t

This winter, there is no better way to beat the winter blues and absorb some of that valuable–and rare–Vitamin D than on the slopes soaking up the sun and good times.  You’ll also be refining your balance and eating adrenaline while looking out over the majestic white scenery that only winter provides.

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Will There Be a Last Chair? 2016-2017 Ski Season Resort Closing Dates

The trees budding all across the Front Range in Colorado and Utah, and water sprinklers feverishly spraying golf courses are signs that spring is on us and summer is near. To the dismay of skiers and riders alike, it’s time to say goodbye to the bittersweet 2016-2017 ski season.

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5 Top College Choices for Students Who Love to Ski and Ride

When it comes to choosing a college there are a lot of things to take into consideration. You might want to stay near family, or you might want to strike out on your own and gain some independence. You might want a college with specific programs or well-known professors. You might want a competitive atmosphere, or perhaps you prefer a more laid-back style of learning.

One thing is certain; if you’re a huge fan of winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding you should factor that into your decision. Below are five schools that don’t cause you to forsake one of your favorite past times.  After all, when you can have the best of both worlds, a great school and the ability to go skiing often, why wouldn’t you? Below are five of the top colleges for students who love to ski and ride.

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Ski Slang You Should Know Before Hitting the Slopes

Once you’ve booked your dream ski trip, it’s time to brush up on your ski slang. After all, nobody wants to look like a gaper – or novice – out on the slopes, and nothing will give you away faster than not understanding the local ski-speak. So dust off your ski pants, break out the fresh goggles, and take a few minutes to brush up on the lingo you’re going to need to come off like a brah.

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Don’t Ski? Don’t Worry. Enjoy Your Vacation With These Winter Activities for Non-Skiers

Mountain resorts are popular among travelers for vacations. With breathtaking views, crisp cool air, and exciting activities, it’s no secret why. Most people who go on vacation to large mountain resort towns spend a lot of their time skiing. While it’s a thrilling activity, and one that is enjoyed by many, not everyone loves it. If you’re not a fan of skiing what can you do during a “ski trip” to a mountain resort?

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How to Waterproof Your Gear in 3 Easy Steps

There’s nothing worse than spending a day on the mountain in cold and soggy gear. Your wet boots squish with each movement. Your fingers are frozen stiff. Your cuffs let moisture soak straight through to your sleeves.

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