Colorado Ski Country USA Announces 2016-17 Double Diamond Award Winners

Industry Leaders Recognized for Excellence in Competition, Patrol, Instruction, Operations and Ski Area Management
Colorado Ski Country USA Double Diamond Awards L-R: Tony Marci, Copper Mountain Resort; Ryan Kempfer, Monarch Mountain; Chris Blanchard, Telluride Ski Resort; Tom Jankovsky, Sunlight Mountain Resort; Andrew Roy, Eldora Mountain Resort; Gary DeFrange, Winter Park

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Why The Disposable is the Perfect Ski Camera

Even though you may think that disposable cameras are only something that hipsters and those protesting the modern age use, they are actually the best hassle-free option to snap stills with while skiing. I took one for a test run on a day of late spring cruising, and discovered the

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Spring Cleaning: Post-Season Apparel Care

Here’s a short list of what I recently pulled from the pockets of my kids’ ski jackets: Two Lifesavers (loose and sticky), a rumpled trail map, some loose change, one large screw (really no explanation there), crumpled tissues, lift ticket stubs, a pocketknife, a small rubber ball, a half-eaten gluten-free

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A Surfing Revolution on the Mountain; with Soulmotion Snowsurf

Aaron, Dude Dog, and some radical boards. Photo courtesy of Aaron Lebowitz
Aaron Lebowitz is out to change the way we think about snowboarding; he wants to “revitalize stoke on the mountain,” as he says, through surf-inspired designs to get back to the roots of snowboarding. He believes that the common

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Finding Big Drops and Deep Tradition in Crested Butte

Prater Cup competitors with Stephanie Prater standing center.
I was in Crested Butte’s double-black-diamond Extreme Limits with my son and his ski team this February. Accessed off the North Face T-Bar, the area is like a giant rumpled sheet, with steep cirques, ledges, benches, cliffs, and chutes that plunge through the trees.

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A Spring Break Survival Guide for Skiers and Snowboarders

April 18, 2016 at Loveland Ski Area. Photo by Casey Day.
“Spring breeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaak!!!!!
For college students, parents of grade-school kids or just skiers wise enough to set aside time in March to ski a lot, there are no sweeter words in the English language.
And they sound even better when screamed from the

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How to Capture the Perfect Ski Instagram

Cell phone cameras were the best and worst thing to happen to photography, as it is easier than ever to pull out your device and capture a fleeting moment. But with this effortlessness comes mindlessness. Too often people whip out their phones, shoot something without even looking at the result

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