Category Archives: Features

Whisper Ridge Cat Skiing: Just East of Paradise

Paradise, UT – It’s nearly dark as I’m shouldering my skis and walking back to my truck, parked at the end of an unplowed private ranch road in the southeastern corner of northern Utah’s agrarian Cache Valley. The smell of diesel still wafts from the rumbling red snowcat that I just disembarked. Horses and deer … Continue reading Whisper Ridge Cat Skiing: Just East of Paradise

Utah Start-Up Produces Electrically-Heated Down Jacket

Salt Lake City, UT – A few weeks ago we told you about an electrically heated jacket and gloves from Gyde Supply.  No sooner did we publish that review than our phones started ringing to tell us about a down-filled alternative. We tested the down jacket, down vest and gloves introduced by Utah-based startup Ravean and … Continue reading Utah Start-Up Produces Electrically-Heated Down Jacket

Camelback: Family Fun That’s 100% Winterized

Tannersville, PA – After two years’ construction time and a $163 million budget, Camelback’s new Aquatopia waterpark (the largest ski-in/ski-out structure of its kind in the U.S.) and 453-suite lodge were successfully put through their paces over the recent sold-out MLK holiday weekend – crowning the 52-year-old resort’s transition from a daytrip visit into an overnight, year-round destination. Located … Continue reading Camelback: Family Fun That’s 100% Winterized

Liftline Lodge Keeps the Light Burning for Frugal Travelers at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain

Stratton Mountain, VT – You can swing a cat from the Liftline Lodge and almost hit the base village at Stratton Mountain Resort in southern Vermont, which is appropriate since pets are welcome, though dogs tend to be better travelers. Frugal travelers have long enjoyed this little gem in the rough, but its future as a … Continue reading Liftline Lodge Keeps the Light Burning for Frugal Travelers at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain

Patagonia’s New PowSlayer Is As Adept at Going Up As It Is Going Down

Salt Lake City, UT – If you’re found on the skin track as often as you’re on the chair, then Patagonia’s new PowSlayer system is worth a closer look. At $699 for the jacket and $599 for the bibs for both men’s and women’s models, PowSlayer performance doesn’t come cheaply. But we’ve tested both pieces … Continue reading Patagonia’s New PowSlayer Is As Adept at Going Up As It Is Going Down

New Electrically Heated Skiwear Marries Fashion and Technology

Greensboro, NC – Smart phones, tablets, 4K 3D televisions — we live in a technological world. Over the past decade or two, technical fabrics have even revolutionized skiwear, and that new Gore-Tex shell you’re sporting this winter already has little in common with your father’s 1980s-era Columbia Bugaboo. One company, though, is bringing technology to skiwear … Continue reading New Electrically Heated Skiwear Marries Fashion and Technology

Ski and Snowboard Baggage Fees on Airlines Worldwide

Salt Lake City, UT – Face it: as if airline travel these days isn’t enough of a hassle, traveling with skis or a snowboard has become an absolute pain. As a result, many travelers who used to bring their own gear now rent when they arrive at their destination. That, however, can be costly, and the … Continue reading Ski and Snowboard Baggage Fees on Airlines Worldwide