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Kevin Dennis

Final Spring Update

April 15, 2021 Covid – NOT – Well we are feeling pretty good about the season!  Most ski resorts across North America have remained open for the duration until their planned closing dates. The exception is some resorts in British Columbia. The government in British Columbia closed Whistler/Blackcomb and several other BC resorts closed due […]
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Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Breaking News - Vail Resorts Sold

April 1, 2021 In an announcement that has truly shaken the global ski industry, Vail Resorts has announced that it has been purchased by Donald J. Trump. In his first announcement since becoming Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and the Best President of Vail Resorts the company has ever seen, Mr. Trump stated “This […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

We Almost Made It - BC Resorts Close

March 31, 2020 Ever since the hammer came down on the 19-20 ski season last March 13/14 we have feared it would happen again. Indeed we have had some hiccups. CA skier visits were hammered early season by severe lodging restrictions during the December holiday season. VT imposed very restrictive travel conditions that imposed mandatory […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Spring Skiing Update

Arapahoe Basin – Covid Lessons – We at conSKierge have been wondering what from the Covid era will survive in the ski industry. The iconic Colorado ski area, Arapahoe Basin, is giving us some indication. Two years ago Arapahoe bailed on the Epic pass after its die hard local crowd screamed about the crowds. Of […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

what3words

How many times is there no street sign and you can’t tell your buddy what corner you are on? Or you are at a concert or outdoor event and you have agreed to connect with others at the place that serves sandwiches only to discover there are 4 such places?! Or worse – you are […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

A conversation with Seth Masia, Skiing History

I think I can honestly say I have no serious regrets after 66 years. Well, ok I have a few, but they should not be put in print format, and fortunately they aren’t relevant to skiing, so you will be spared. I will admit that I occasionally ponder why I didn’t dive into the ski […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Avalanches, yes more avalanches

Avalanches – tired of that word yet? Yes, folks, it has been a big year for these puppies, with disastrous consequences. Excuse the phrase, but it has been a perfect storm.  Covid fears have pushed people away from lift lines, ski lodging and $15 burgers. And the North American snow gods have not cooperated, providing […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Snow Reports - What the Ski Areas Don't Want You to Know

March 4, 2021 Even in Covid times when there is a lot to figure out before one heads for the slopes, the most important thing we want to know is – how is the damn skiing!! If the skiing isn’t good, why figure out all that other stuff. As you might suspect, we at conSKierge […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

The latest from the ski world

February 23, 2021 Despite fears that this winter would be a disaster for the ski industry given the damn virus, the season has settled into a nice rhythm. The northeast and much of the west (except for the northwest and BC) had a slow start primarily due to mother nature not coming through with enough […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Road Trip - Montana

February 17, 2021 Did Someone say ROAD TRIP?! Most normal skiers think about skiing perhaps three months of the year. We at conSKIerge aren’t normal. We have been known in the heat of August not only to dream of skiing daily but plan the next road trip while drinking our gin and tonics. At least […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Covid Update #4

Photo NY Magazine, David Zalubowski/AP/Shutterstock February 15, 2021 You don’t need us to tell you the damn virus is still with us. And surprise surprise, the ski industry continues to struggle with it. The good news is that generally we have been able to avoid large outbreaks such as the ones that closed the resorts […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

"Ski It If You Can" - We Can and We Did

February 7, 2021 7:30 AM Mad River Glen Report for February 3rd: 18 degrees; freezing drizzle upper mountain; snow flurries at base; “biting” north wind 10-20 mph; no new snow Me: Probably no need to get first chair! My brother: Ah come on, the west has spoiled you. I bet the wind has blown in […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Getting Angry Out There

While we like to think of our sport as serene and peaceful, every once in a while there is some anger out there. Sharing odds and ends in ski news you may have missed from this past week. California Snowstorm – as predicted (see our article CA Mother of All Storms) this past week’s California […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder