Top Technology Game-Changers
For the past few years, almost any conversation about how new technology is changing the way skiing and snowboarding are taught has focused on equipment—more specifically, rocker.
Getting Stoked: On the Edge of a New Season
With all of the hard work that the 32 Degrees editorial department has been putting in on the upcoming fall issue, which highlights the new 2012–16 PSIA-AASI Teams, some great new teaching concepts, and a lot of cool new skis and snowboard, it's hard to keep from getting excited about the upcoming season.
Memories, Mentors and Inspiration
No one has taught me more about skiing than my father—about the sensation of the cold on your face, how the soft snow stays longer on the sides of the run, and how the world goes spinning away beneath your feet as you start down the mountain, faster and faster until it feels as if you are walking on air.
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.