The Blog

Yes, It's Snowing Out West

October 18, 2021 Winter is on our doorsteps and has made a visit to some of the western mountains. It isn’t that unusual for us to see snow in October. What is a tad remarkable this fall is that there has been a sustained period of cold temps and some western ski areas have received […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Let Us Help Plan Your Ski Trip

October 12, 2021 As a reminder, conSKIerge is a duo father and daughter team that loves to ski. A close second for us on the fun meter is talking about skiing.  Often that talk is about a specific experience/memory – ducking under tree branches only to find a long open pitch of untracked Snowbird powder […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Now that the Days Are Getting Shorter...WE ARE BACK!

June 30, 2021 You may have noticed that we have been silent of late. As much as Charlotte and I LOVE winter, we are realists. By mid-April or so skiing is mostly over and, understandably, most of you have moved on to non-winter activities. Even I will admit that my version of counting sheep – […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

You Know You Are Going Skiing Next Year - Buy That Pass Now!

May 10, 2021 As this ski season winds down, our thoughts turn to spring and summer activities. Oh wait! Lets try that again. As this ski season winds down, our thoughts turn to NEXT SKI SEASON!! Whew. We got it right this time. While we all have other activities that bring us joy (what did […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Spring - Love it or Hate it, It Comes Every Year

May 3, 2021 As you might suspect, we at conSKIerge follow lots of media and social platforms relating to the ski industry. Fortunately, instead of reading the supposed real news first thing every morning, we dive into Instagram and other sites and look at the zillion ski related posts. This time of year (some call […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

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 […]
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

March 28, 2021 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 […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

what3words

March 23, 2021 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 […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

A conversation with Seth Masia, Skiing History

March 15, 2021 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 […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Avalanches, yes more avalanches

March 15, 2021 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 […]
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