New England is in Our Bones!You may have noticed that we do most of our skiing in the western US and Canada. But our roots run deep in New England skiing – specifically in the molehills of upstate New York and the green mountains of Vermont. Truthfully, we don’t ski there very much anymore. Charlotte spends at least several weeks […]
Hear All About It! The Latest Ski News
Our favorite sports writer, Dan Shaughnessy (aka “Shank”) often writes a column highlighting his favorite miscellaneous items from the sports world. So to steal from his format, here are the items from the skiing world that we have found most interesting recently. Avalanche Fatalities. We will get the bad news out of the way. Despite […]
It's All About the Friends, Isn't It?
We at conSKIerge admit to enjoying some solo laps. No waiting at the top for someone to buckle boots; no interminable discussion about where to ski; no stopping midway down Rumble or Gunsight while that soon to be ex-ski buddy takes a phone call! And aren’t we cool just sliding off the chair and gliding […]
Feast or Famine
Usually right about the time we start to see a pattern to winter weather and skiing conditions the snow globe gets shaken and changes abound. We have been waiting for that change to happen this winter, but roughly two months into the season we have settled into a very distinct pattern that appears to want […]
We wrote about Interlodge (yes, we think Interlodge should be capitalized) several years ago when yours truly was Interlodged for 52 hours straight at Alta, Utah. As I begin this article we (my wife, son and his wife, daughter, her husband and their 5 month old son and I) are Interlodged** (follow the ** to […]
conSKIerge's Choices of Best Ski Areas
Last week we posted an article entitled “Is there a “Best” Ski Resort?.” We have been rightly accused of that article being a “cop out” in that we didn’t really man up and opine as to our favorites. Knowing that this was greatly upsetting to our millions of followers and that many people globally have […]
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 […]
conSKIerge Gift Guide
North Drinkware – The Big Sky Tumbler North Drinkware, a company out of Bend, Oregon, have created beautiful glassware featuring mountains throughout North America. The Big Sky Montana tumbler (pictured above) would make a great gift for those Montana skiers on your list – they have Vermont, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Utah and beyond also available! […]
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 […]
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 […]
The ski gear we're eying for the season
It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that I love gear. Specifically ski gear. While we’re still working on this years gift guide there are a few great finds that we’re eying for this winter season (some of them on sale right now!) Interested in buying new skis? Finally going to try out ski […]
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 […]
And we're back!
Did you miss us? You may have noticed we’ve been awfully quiet lately. Despite our absolute love for skiing, let’s face it, the skiing north of the equator ain’t so great May through October. Yes, we realize that many ski resorts shift over to summer activities like mountain biking and hiking but, trust us on […]