How to Avoid Collisions With (Choose One: Skiers, Snowboarders)

Can skiers and snowboarders share a mountain without conflict or collisions? The answer is ‘Yes.” A little understanding of the nature of the other’s sport can help tremendously along with knowing a little “ski etiquette.” n A useful piece of “ski etiquette” has to do with “line.” A skier typically tracks a narrower line down … Continue reading How to Avoid Collisions With (Choose One: Skiers, Snowboarders)

Owl’s Head: An Intermediate Alternative

Mansonville (QC), Canada – In 1960, Canadian construction magnate Fred Korman had a vision to develop a ski resort on Owl’s Head, a shark tooth-shaped monadnock on the shores of Lac Memphremagog in Québec, a few short miles north of the Vermont border. He purchased and developed the land, and by 1965 two chairlifts carried … Continue reading Owl’s Head: An Intermediate Alternative

Wanted: Skiers and Boarders, Dead or Alive

Teton Village, WY – Excitement. Anticipation. Anxiety. Fear. These are the overwhelming sensations that best describe my first encounter with the "Terror of the Tetons." Jackson Hole is, for the most part, a hardcore skier’s mountain that makes most of America’s ski areas seem lame by comparison.  It is no coincidence that the most affluent … Continue reading Wanted: Skiers and Boarders, Dead or Alive

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