Local Lowdown – Granite Peak Update

Here is out latest Local’s Lowdown by Erik Vizinas.  Huge thanks to him for giving us an update of what’s up in the Midwest.  For those living in another part of the country feel free to...

Vail buys a piece of Chicagoland

The Empire continues to expand Just last year Vail purchased Park City combining with Canyons resort to make the largest ski resort in the country. It was a groundbreaking news event.  For more about...

Christmas Shredfest

The yuletide is here. For most this is a time of celebration, a time to relax and enjoy the company of our loved ones. Generally, images of Christmas bring to mind being cozy and comfy indoors surroun...

What are you thankful for?

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the ski season. It’s an opportunity to eat lots of good food and to take a moment to reflect on the things you are grateful for. Here, at Local Freshies, we t...

“Opening Day”

for the 2015 – 2016 snow season starts now! No matter how good or bad the past season was, opening day means a clean slate. It brings a new sense of hope that this might be the year. With talks ...

A story of David and Goliath

Stepping out the door its pitch-black out and so cold that it could shatter glass. In the driveway is a green Chrysler minivan. From the tailpipe a cloud of vapor spews out surrounding the vehicle. It...

Made by Locals for Locals – Part 1

When talking about climate change, there is a focus on how much air pollution cars make, but for some reason ocean vessels stay out of the spotlight. Ocean transportation accounts for 90% of global tr...

Back to school…Part 4

  Destruction! Like all things in nature snow can be beautiful or it can be a dangerous recipe that could kill you.  In Part 3 of the Back to School series, we covered the types of avalanches ...

The best kept secret for powder hounds!

Mount Bohemia Driving north on US Highway 41 during the winter through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, your eyes begin to squint trying to see the first random flakes falling from the sky. As quickly...