You provided nearly 2,300 responses to our first interactive survey here at the new PSIA-AASI website, and judging from the results, great snow and new skis are at the top of your want list for the 2012-13 season.
Check out the full results right here, then head to the homepage
to vote in the new survey posted on the lower right.
What Are You Most Looking Forward to This Season?
1) Great snow – 45 percent
2) Improving my own skiing/riding – 28 percent
3) Improving someone else’s skiing/riding – 26 percent
What New Gear Are You Most Likely to Buy This Season?
1) New skis – 52 percent
2) New goggles or gloves – 16 percent
3) New jacket – 12 percent
4) New board – 11 percent
5) New helmet – 9 percent
Burton Founders Inducted Into Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Jake Burton and Donna Burton Carpenter, who on September 27th were inducted into the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame.
Still running the company they founded 35 years ago, and still committed to driving the sport of snowboarding forward, the couple continue to ride, and continue to expand their iconic brand, with new offshoots such as Channel Islands Surfboards, RED, and ANON Optics.
Also included in the Vermont Hall of Fame inductions were National Ski Patrol founder Charles Minot “Minnie” Dole, former Stowe Reporter
owner and publisher D. Trowbridge Elliman, cross-country skier Leslie Thompson Hall, and ski racer Gale H. “Tiger” Shaw, III.
The full list of inductees and their biographies can be viewed here
Copper Starts Snowmaking
It looks as if full-scale preparations for the 2012-13 ski and snowboard season have already begun. Colorado's Copper Mountain turned on the snow guns today, which means that real snow—and real winter—can’t be far behind. Enjoy more photos here
— Peter Kray
Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain