Avalanche Danger Arrives Early

For many regions in the U.S., winter has hit full-force. The early heavy snow has hit Colorado with many ski resorts reporting 30 to 40 inches of fresh snow. But, with the October snow fall weakened by subsequent high temperatures, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) has formally issued warnings urging backcountry athletes to decrease […]

November 19 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Steamboat Remains Ski Town USA

Steamboat Springs and Salt Lake City have settled their legal fight over a marketing slogan targeted to tourists in the lucrative winter sports industry. Utah tourism officials agreed to drop “USA” from their new “Ski City” advertising campaign a month after Steamboat Ski Resort sued over its trademark on the name “Ski Town, U.S.A.” Utah […]

November 17 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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High Tech in the High Country

The “quantified” movement has hit the slopes with technology to measure every turn and tuck. AlpineReplay, a Southern California company makes Trace, an app to track ski performance and a sensor that sticks to a ski or snowboard and can identify and record airborne tricks. The data which the Trace app collects can then be […]

November 10 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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What Causes an Avalanche?

Instead of a snowball, an avalanche actually starts with a long stretch of snow detaching from its resting spot on a slope as a block or slab. Over the past five decades, U.S. avalanche deaths have increased to about 30 a year, up from about four a year in the 1950s. The increase is largely […]

November 06 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Jersey Shore Makers Hit the Slopes

The makers of “Jersey Shore” have new entertainment fare set at an East Coast ski resort titled “Turn Up the Heat.” According to industry sources, the show is clearly designed to appeal to booze-swilling twenty-somethings who aren’t afraid of a little snow. But a ski slope is a far different setting than a beach, primarily […]

November 04 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Summer Slow to Go

Since summer weather lingers on in the Colorado Rockies, both Keystone and Copper Mountain resorts announced Tuesday that, due to the high temperatures, they’re pushing back their openings, which were originally slated for today. Copper Mountain has pushed its opening back a week to Nov. 7 since “unusually warm temperatures have limited the snow-making production, […]

October 31 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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