Skiing

By Brian E. Clark In the late 19th Century, Park City was a booming mining center with a population of nearly 10,000. The town’s Silver King Mine was one of the most famous silver mines in the world. Today, skiers and snowboarders can experience a bit of that mining history

“Nobody’s getting rich doing this job. They’re getting paid in powder.” – Dave “Grom” Richards, Alta Ski Area Avalanche Department Director   The National Ski Patrol was formed in 1938, the same year Alta Ski Area was founded. While the National Ski Patrol was formed in Stowe, Vermont as a

By Brian E. Clark When Brent Pratt attended Brigham Young University in the early 1970s, he often ventured up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Alta. He fell in love with the resort, which gets an average of 546 inches of snow each year and is aptly described as a skiers’ Nirvana

By Brian E. Clark About 25 years ago, in the midst of yet another mind-numbing marketing session at Apple in the San Francisco Bay Area, Joe Nevin had an epiphany: “I told myself, ‘I’m never going to sit through another stupid meeting like this,’” recalled Nevin, who now resides in

By Everett Potter This year, forget the tie, the bottle of Barolo or the joke underwear. Instead, give him what he wants for his next trip to the slopes. Ski gear has gotten a lot slicker, high tech and stylish. Here’s a look at some great ski gear ideal for

By Brian E. Clark Woodsmen have been chopping down trees in southern Sweden during the winter for hundreds of years, wearing various types of mitts to protect their hands. In 1936, Martin Magnusson perceived the need for a better kind of glove for lumberjacks, especially during his country’s sometimes bitter,

By Everett Potter On a recent winter morning, in this Presidential year, I had the pleasure of waking up to a dramatic view of snow-covered Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison and Mt. Washington, the latter the highest peak in the Northeast at 6,288 feet. On this particular New Hampshire morning, it

By William C. Triplett There are so many reasons to ski Steamboat Springs – the slopes, the shops, the restaurants, the hot springs, to name just a few – but the main one for me is the snow. I know, “Champagne Powder™” sounds like such a marketing hook, the kind

  By Brian E. Clark Each winter, more than 2.5 million skiers visit the Wasatch Mountain resorts of Deer Valley, Park City, Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird and Alta. But only a tiny fraction of that number venture off into the backcountry to make fresh tracks in untouched snow.  For good reason,

By David McKay Wilson  The snow kept falling during our spring break in South Lake Tahoe – on the shores and in the glorious mountains nearby North America’s largest alpine lake. It flurried at Sierra-at-Tahoe during our warm-up day, as we floated through powder in a magical lichen-covered forest.  It