Skiing

  By Brian E. Clark During winter, former pro snowboarder Gabe Taylor watches the weather forecasts like a hawk for storm cycles that could dump powder on the slopes at Mammoth Mountain (mammothmountain.com) on the east side of California’s Sierra range. “Winter is all about riding powder, which is one

By David McKay Wilson There’s still life in this year’s pandemic-altered ski season. In mid-March, as winter turned to spring, and the hard-pack on the northern Vermont slopes softened in the bright spring sun, I headed for the Mad River Valley for four days to ski Sugarbush and Mad River

By Everett Potter Montana’s Big Sky Resort is a skier’s dream, with 5,800 acres of world-class terrain in a landscape that is rugged, challenging, and undeniably beautiful. While Big Sky has all the amenities that one associates with a great ski resort, including an increasingly bustling village, it has never

By Brian E. Clark The late, great ski writer Walter Roessing liked to boast that he often brought big dumps of snow with him when he visited resorts in the West. Walt, who penned a Dallas Morning News travel column for decades, has been gone for about two years now.

  By Brian E. Clark In his nearly two decades on the U.S. Ski Team, where he bagged more than 30 World Cup victories and six Winter Olympics medals, Bode Miller had plenty of ideas about how to improve the skis on which he was racing. But those suggestions often

By William C. Triplett In early February last year, when headlines were only recently starting to mention some weird new disease in China, I found myself on an airliner to Salt Lake City. Even though I’m pretty much a news junkie, my biggest concern at the time was for the

Story  by Brian E. Clark For the past decade, Roger Carlson has made at least one winter ski trip to Utah, occasionally two. Some of his favorite resorts include Snowbird, Alta, Park City and Deer Valley.  But Carlson, who lives in a northern Chicago suburb, says as much as he

By Jules Older Growing up in 1950’s Baltimore, outside of movies, I’d never seen a ski. When I left for college, in cold and mysterious Vermont, my mother’s friend gave me a pair from her college days. They were ancient even by 1958 standards: taller than an NBA center, primitive beartrap

  By Larry Olmsted After years as the fastest-growing segment of the ski industry, alpine touring (AT), or uphill skiing, has gotten even hotter and is seeing record participation this winter, in large part because of the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 …   Continue Reading       Award-winning travel

  By Everett Potter The sport of cross country skiing is booming this winter when getting outdoors, exercising and social distancing has never seemed so desirable. What are the best resorts, the best places to learn the sport, the insider tips for beginners? I turned to one of the industry’s