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Kevin Dennis

Is There a "Best" Ski Resort?

Ok, Ok, we know it is a crazy, yes, even stupid, question! But every year there are numerous surveys and endless discussions on the subject. If we were mature we would ignore the whole topic and move on. But guess what – we can’t resist. We of course look at these surveys/reviews/opinions that fill our […]
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Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

To Bring or Not to Bring (Ski Equipment That Is)

Many Eastern folks understandably struggle with whether to bring their ski equipment with them when they head out west. Let’s face it, the conditions east vs. west are likely to be very different so the question is a legitimate one.  (If you are from the west and coming east to ski you have struggles of […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Jay Peak Finally Sold

Jay Peak is an integral part of the conSKIerge family history. Many years ago we finally manned up and drove the extra hour to reach Jay from Boston. Until that moment, Sugarbush and Mad River Glen in the Mad River Valley in Vermont were our prime destinations. While our family continued to honor those two […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Tis The Season for the Season Pass Analysis

If you haven’t already, it not too late to buy passes for the upcoming winter season. Don’t think of seasons passes as only for the rich or for those who will ski one area all season. If you are planning a trip to one destination for a week or more it may be cheaper for […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Ikon, Epic and Mountain Collective Announce Merger

The three 800 lb. gorillas in the multi ski pass world have announced a merger that will combine the Ikon, Epic and Mountain Collective in a move that will no doubt send avalanche type tremors through the ski world. The name of the new pass is THE Ski Pass. While final details of the merger […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

The Front Four vs. Castlerock

February 18, 2022 What is skiing without the fierce debates as to which hill has the best terrain?! For diehard northeastern skiers, this debate often centers on Sugarbush vs. Stowe. These two iconic Vermont resorts share the spine of the Green Mountains and are separated by only 37 miles of the winding, frost heaved Route […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Snow! Where Art Thou? - Version 2.0

Groundhog Day, 2022 We skiers have learned over the years you take the good with the bad. When the skiing is great we know at any moment conditions could change for the worse. And when conditions suck, we can remain amazingly hopeful for that big storm that will change our fortunes overnight. But the winter […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Want to Get High? Be Careful, That Altitude Can be a Problem

Most of us have been there – we work hard and crash into a ski vacation. We rush to the airport and catch a flight that is two hours late landing at our destination. We dive into the rental car; drive too far and once in the mountains we down a few celebratory drinks and […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Staffing Shortages Slam Ski Resorts

Is the person loading your lift the one usually cooking your eggs? Is that the reason there were no eggs for breakfast at your ski lodge? Is your favorite chairlift not open yet this season despite there being 3 feet of settled snow sitting on each chair? And most worrisome, how long has the ski […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Snow? Yes, It Exists!

December 22, 2021 On December 7th we published an article entitled Snow! Where art thou?. For you history buffs see Snow! Where Art Thou? As of that date 99 % of North America was brown instead of white. Well, well…what a difference a week and a half can make! Starting around December 10th, the North American […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Snow! Where art thou?

December 7, 2021 After some promising early season (ok, pre-season) snowfalls, particularly out west, most of ski country is looking very brown. We were especially struck by this as we watched the giant slaloms and downhill races from Vail this last weekend. (Yes, folks we are probably 1 of the 10 people in the country […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Covid - Winter 21/22

November 30, 2021 First a reminder – if you want help planning a trip or just want thoughts on areas/resorts you are thinking about for this winter then get in touch with us! hello@conskierge.ski The weekend of March 14/15, 2020 will forever regrettably be a memorable one in the ski industry. Going into that weekend […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Rankings of Ski Resorts - Always an Interesting Read

November 24, 2021 We at conSKIerge can be cynical about probably too many things, and surveys about ski resorts are a particularly difficult read for us. First, there is so much that goes into evaluating a resort, is it really fair to even try to rank them? And who are these people that fill out […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder