The Blog

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

Ski Films

March 2, 2021 Sick of being at home? Sharing a collection of our favorite recent ski shorts for your entertainment. Enjoy! The latest “Steeped in Tradition” episode from Alta Ski Area’s series features a local legend, David Van Dame (aka The Farmer). This is a favorite of ours given our love for Alta, but skiers […]
Charlotte Miller
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

Après-ski Recipes

February 15, 2021 Après-ski may look a little different this year – crowded slopeside bars are operating with extremely limited capacity, closed entirely or only allowing their hotel guests. While this certainly changes the whole experience, skiers throughout the country have adapted quite nicely to the “new normal” and created their own parking lot après-ski […]
Charlotte Miller
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

Avalanches - A Week in Reflection

Avalanche that caught and killed three skiers in southern Colorado (photo from Colorado Avalanche Information Center) UPDATE February 8, 20201 Since writing my original post I, unfortunately, have a few additions to the below tragedies which we shared on February 5th.  This includes one in our own backyard here in the Wasatch that has truthfully […]
Charlotte Miller
conSKIerge co-founder

Getting Angry Out There

February 1, 2021 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 […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

CA Mother of All Storms

Up on the Rooftop: Deep Snow at Meyers, South Lake Tahoe, April 1969  (Photo Credit: Mark McLaughlin) January 6, 2021 At first we thought it was a typo! In checking the weather predictions and ski reports for the week, Mammoth in southern CA was slated to get 110 inches. But there it was – a […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Covid Update

January 18, 2021 Most of the ski industry has been open and largely functioning since early December. We thought it was, therefore, a good time to check around the country on the effects of Covid on the sport. The good news is that we seem unlikely to see a complete shutdown of the industry like […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder