Participation, Helmets, Olympians & Free Skiing
SnowSports Industries America (SIA) released its comprehensive 2012 SIA Snow Sports Participation Report on July 27th, with the headline that 6.9 percent of the U.S. population participates in at least one snowsport discipline.
Best Way to Get More People Into Snowsports? 'Bring a Friend'
Call it the buddy system. At the Midwest Ski Areas Association conference at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, Michigan, next week, the folks behind Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM) will unveil a new tactic for introducing more people to the magic of skiing and snowboarding.
Olympics, World Cup, The ESPYS & Vermont
If Colorado is ever going to host a Winter Olympics, it won’t be until at least 2026. That’s because the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) decided this week not to submit a bid for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games—just days after a Denver committee voted to “enthusiastically pursue” a bid for 2022.
The Best Skier on the Mountain
When I tell people that I work in the snowsports industry, they tend to say something like, “Well, you must be a good skier.”
Ski Legend Herbert Schneider Dies at Age 92
Legendary skier and ski instructor Herbert Schneider died Sunday, June 10, of natural causes at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He was 92.
Jerry Berg's Death is Loss to Snow Pro Community
Snow pros around the world are mourning the untimely loss of Donald Jerome “Jerry” Berg, who died this week at the age of 61.
Snowmaking and Retail Roundup
If Mother Nature won’t bring the snow herself, then ski areas are going to have to keep investing in snowmaking technology in upcoming seasons.