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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

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 David McKay Wilson Skiing, like life, is all about managing your risks. In pre-COVID days, I’d check my skis’ safety bindings annually to prevent leg injury, and make sure the ski brakes work so as not to hurt another skier if they released.  I wear a helmet to

  By Everett Potter Alfredo “Chino” Martinez  (right, above) is not your ordinary ski guide. On a given winter’s day, he might be leading a client down a steep slope in the Italian Dolomites, heli-skiing in the Rocky Mountains with a billionaire and his buddies, or spending a couple of

By Everett Potter It was nearly 20 years ago that I first visited the newly opened Moonlight Basin, which lies on the northwest side of Montana’s iconic Lone Peak in Big Sky. The skiing was fantastic and Moonlight proved to be an ambitious if slow-growing resort. Homes, condos, townhomes and

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