Banked Slalom 2018 Event Showcase

The purist form of skiing and snowboarding For anyone that’s skied or snowboarded with a couple of friends, there’s always that one time where your crew stands on top of the park and yells, “Let’s race down.” The thrill of chaos and friendly competition with your buddies leads to a melee of action. If you […]

Idaho – The Craft Beer equivalent for Ski Destinations

Do you like Budweiser or are you a craft beer fan? The purchase of large ski resorts is very similar to the consolidation of the beer industry. For the masses, Budweiser is just fine, but what if you enjoy character, authenticity or community? Are there any ski areas left that you can park close, bring […]

Play the game! Where to ski for $57 or less

It’s true… the window ticket price for Vail ski resort is over $180, but that doesn’t mean you can’t afford to go skiing. Just like buying a Rolls Royce, you don’t NEED to go to the fanciest or glitziest resort to enjoy skiing. Instead, make the decision to visit a Mom & Pop operation in […]

Another way to enjoy winter in the mountains

For those of us who grew up in a wintry climate, there are two ways to look at this season. Option 1 is to hate it and wish you lived somewhere else. Option 2 is to embrace it which is how a lot of mountain town folks got there in the first place. Some of […]

Landline Snowboard Movie Premiere Tour Announced

Snowboard movie premieres typically come with little or no advance notice. They’re focused less about the show itself and more about the people in the film, letting everyone kick back, blow off some steam while generating buzz about their artistic endeavors. The two year project Landline by Vans is a great example of this. With […]

Mulligan’s Hollow – Little Ski Hill that could

The lake effect snow machine has been rockin’ lately in the Midwest. For example, as of January 5th, the Grand Haven area in Michigan has received over 61 inches of snow. That’s almost double the average by this time of year! And, with the cold air being pushed in from Canada, they continue to get […]

Season Update from Lake Tahoe – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Up first, the bad news. The 2017-18 season in Lake Tahoe has started horrendously. In fact, through the end of December as reported by Opensnow’s snow forecastor Bryan Allegretto we’ve only received 32 inches, making this season the fourth worst start in the last 50 years. On top of that, nearly every storm we’ve had […]

Top 10 Posts of 2017 as Voted by You

Every new year, we step back for a moment and see what our readers enjoyed the most from the last 12 months. Most of the entries that make the list make sense, while other times it comes as a shock. So, without further ado, here are the top 10 posts of 2017: Top 10 Posts […]