Ski Locker Accessible Through App

An innovative solution to protect your gear on the slopes is being offered by SnowGate.  The company makes outdoor locker systems that are currently used at Winter Park Resort in Colorado. Mobile-controlled, card-activated, and accessible 24/7, it’s an update to the old padlocked systems in many base lodges. The cost: $2 per hour, and $6 […]

August 19 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Kiwis Need Snow!

California ski resorts can offer empathy to our friends down under.  New Zealand’s ski slopes are running out of snow three months into the winter season. And just as with West Coast areas last season, some popular ski resorts in the Southern Hemisphere have not opened because of the lack of snow.  The winter there […]

August 14 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Never Too Fit for Aspen

Everyone knows it’s the beautiful people who ski at Aspen, and now SkiCo is making sure its employees are beautiful, or at least fit, as well.  Aspen Skiing Co., employer of some 1,500 workers who earn their pay working the ski slopes in the resort town, has added a mandatory fitness test to its wellness […]

August 12 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Editors Call for Truce

The editors of the Salt Lake Tribune ran an editorial yesterday calling for a resolution to the stand-off threatening to close Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) this upcoming season. PCMR, operated by Powdr Corp., had a sweetheart deal with Talisker, paying a mere $155,000 per year for use of the 2,800 acres, and the renewals […]

August 01 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Parents Sue Alaska Heli-skiing Tour Group

In March 2012, Natalia and Alex Dodov lost their 26-year-old son, Nickolay Dodov, in what is referred to as the Takhin Ridge avalanche.   The backcountry avalanche occurred in steep mountains near the southeast Alaska town of Haines, Alaska.  A party of six skiers, including guide Rob Liberman, 35, of Telluride, Colorado, were heli-skiing when the […]

July 28 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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Control Your Tunes on the Slopes

A new Kickstarter opportunity offers a great device for use on the slopes. GoGlove is a wearable Bluetooth enabled glove which allows the wearer to seamlessly interact with a mobile device. The innovators claim that the idea came “from our frustration of dealing with music while skiing. There’s nothing like flying down the mountain with […]

July 24 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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