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France, Germany & Italy VS. Austria & Switzerland

November 30, 2020 We at conSKIerge are generally optimists, particularly when it comes to skiing.  But we have to admit, there is stunning news out of Europe. While we are anxious about this ski season, we are convinced that done with care we can ski despite Covid. In theory, it should be the perfect sport […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Vermont/4 Midweek Days/$189/Yes!

Two choices: Door #1 – ski Vail for one day or Door #2 – ski 4 midweek days in Vermont for almost the same price. Yeah, yeah, we know some of you will say Vail conditions are bound to be better so it’s an unfair comparison. But let’s talk this through. Yes, Vail conditions can […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

I Hope to See You Next Year: Same Time, Same Place

If you recognize the phrase that is the title to this article, then you can hear THE voice. That would be the voice of Warren Miller, the ultimate ski bum.  This was always the last thing he said at the end of every self-narrated film he made. For those of you wondering what the hell […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

State Covid Restrictions Start to Impact Industry

Warning – there should be a question mark after the Ski Vermont logo! Yeah, Yeah we know our recent updates have not been very cheery, but we believe in truth rather than fake news. And no, we do not have any sway over the current resident of the White House. So now for the ski […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Areas Start to Push Back Opening Day Due to Covid Concerns

November 15, 2020 We here at conSKIerge have been assuming (hoping?) that there will be a ski season despite Covid. While we are still convinced (hoping?) that is the case, we are starting to see some cracks in that assumption. Winter Park had previously announced that they would open on Wednesday November 18. Citing that […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Another Indication this is a Weird Year - Parking Reservations

The indications that this will not be a normal year for the ski industry are numerous. Despite that, we will admit we were a tad shocked when one of our home resorts announced that if you want to park your vehicle at the resort you will need a prior reservation. Snowbird has announced that if […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Is This the Year you Buy a Pass?

Wading into the world of ski ticket/pass pricing and recommendations is potentially perilous. It is confusing and can drive one to dig too deeply into that bottle of red wine. But we like our red wine, so here goes. In conversations over the years with millions (ok, not millions but lots) of skiers, we have […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Mad River (Yep Mad River) to Limit Season Pass Sales

Just when you thought it couldn’t get weirder, 2020 just did! The eastern ICON Mad River Glen has announced pass sales will end as of October 15th. We had thought Mad River was ahead of its time – while other areas struggle with how to space people out on their chairlifts, Mad River has one […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Jay Peak to Refund Canadian Pass Holders

On March 20,2020 the US/Canadian border closed to all non-essential travel due to the Covid-19 (how tired of that phrase are you!?!?) outbreak. Given the high quality of ski terrain in Canada, much of the ski related traffic across the border goes from the US to Canada, but there is one major exception to this […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Why conSKIerge?

Why might you ask? Why start conSKierge? There are a million resources for ski and snowboarding information, and we know what you are thinking – what the hell can a Medicare-aged man and his daughter add to the scene? Sorry, but given our love for the sport, we just couldn’t resist. If you want to […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Dog Avalanche Training - AKA Rumble Goes to School

Several years ago Charlotte’s then boyfriend, Dave (now husband – he finally manned up) and I were hanging out in Alta after skiing, and the conversation turned to my hunting dog, Rumble.  Rumble was barely 10 months old, and we had only been able to hunt him one season. But he already proven he was […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

The Last Run

Saturday March 14th started innocuously enough.  I had returned to Alta the night before after 5 days in WY for avalanche training with my dog.  Our close friends, Bill and Diane, also live in Alta for the winters, and typically Bill and I check in with each other in the morning to compare notes – […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Memories

My brother (a life long ski buddy) recently sent a group of us several pictures of a ski day we had shared. The pics reminded me that there are certain ski days that are etched deeply in the memory banks and never fade. Ski experiences that regardless of where you are and what you are […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder