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Little Rippers: Inspiration from the Next Generation

Learning life's lessons on the ski slopes. // Photo: Natalya Torvik

We’ve all seen them. Super kid skiers swishing down runs, carving turns like it’s nobody’s business, out-skiing timid adults snowplowing down the mountain. Little rippers share a common backstory: They started alpine skiing with their parents at a young age ...

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Ski Bum Advice: Three People You Should Never Ski With

Photo: Shallan Knowles

As I close out my fortieth year on snow, I have come to some serious conclusions about this crazy sport we call skiing. First, my boots will never be comfortable. Like, ever. Second, I was wrong when I said I ...

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Mission Ridge: The Sun Valley of Washington

A signature sunny day at Mission Ridge. // Photo: Brad Northrup

The question came up while I was attending a party with my saner, better half not too long ago. The conversation revolved around skiing, and someone asked where I spent my formative years on skis. “Mission Ridge,” I said. Their ...

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Spring Skiing Survival Guide

Powder. Corn. Sun. Smiles. Spring skiing is awesome! // Photo: Aaron Theisen

  Spring time for skiers and riders offers a mix of sun, comfortable temperatures, soft snow, no crowds, and a chill state of mind. Everyone’s likely had a belly full of powder days and sub-zero-groomer-zoomer days. Now it’s time to ...

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Learning from a Mountain: Grit and Resilience

Milder temps in March mean more enjoyable time on the slopes for kids. // Photo: Judd McCaffree

Whether it’s awakening early enough to be at the mountain by 9 a.m., keeping track of and carrying one’s own gear, or standing up from a precarious fallen-down position without assistance – these types of challenges help children acquire essential ...

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5 Winter Adventures in Whitefish, Montana

Downtown Whitefish with views of Whitefish Mountain Resort in the distance.   © ChuckHaney.com (Sponsored Post)

Located in Northwest Montana, Whitefish is a winter getaway paradise. Downhill skiing or snowboarding? Check. Snowshoe in Glacier National Park? Check. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride followed by a home-cooked chili dinner? Yummy check! Whatever your adventure style, Whitefish has ...

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The Van Gogh Ski Crash

Travis Nichols all smiles on an injury-free day in the backcountry. // Photo: Jon Jonckers

The look on Mat’s face told me everything I didn’t want to know. I could feel the blood running down my neck into my shirt, and when I turned my head to look down at my skis, the blood in ...

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Rogers Pass Splitboarding : Touring Legendary Terrain Near Revelstoke, B.C.

Splitboarders heading up into the Rogers Pass wilds. // Photo: Larry Banks

Mike Meru’s flight into Spokane was late as the snow fell hard. Concern about the flight quickly faded during the drive to Revelstoke, B.C., which is a seven-hour drive in the best conditions. Meru, a splitboarder from Salt Lake City, ...

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