The Blog

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

Tragedy in Alaska

March 29, 2021 Heli-skiing is intended to be the thrill of a lifetime. On Saturday evening, an exhilarating day turned tragic when a helicopter from Tordrillo Mountain Lodge crashed killing five of the six passengers aboard. Among the deceased were Alaskan heli-skiing pioneer, Greg Harms, the Czech Republic’s wealthiest person, Petr Kellner, Benjamin Larochaix (also […]
Charlotte Miller
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

Après-ski Recipes (part deux)

March 19, 2021 Dinner is my favorite meal of the day. As mentioned in my previous post on Après-ski recipes things look a little different this season. Truthfully, I am ok with that! It has been fun to watch as skiers get creative with their parking lot lunches and après tailgates. The big focus for […]
Charlotte Miller
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

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