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Avalanche Education - The Backcountry Basics

January 14, 2021 With major resort restrictions this season it comes at no surprise that the backcountry has seen a boom in skiers and splitboarders throughout the country. Aside from not needing a lift ticket (or parking reservation), backcountry skiing is great exercise and an excellent way to socialize in a world of socially distancing. […]
Charlotte Miller
conSKIerge co-founder

Powder Skiing, The Grateful Dead & a Buoy

January 8, 2021 What does a Pacific Ocean weather buoy, the Grateful Dead and Utah powder have in common? (This is not a trick question!) We explain below. I was on the Wildcat lift at Alta when I first heard about this weird internet post called Powder Buoy. Wildcat, affectionately known as “The Kitty”, is […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Got Snow?

January 5, 2021 From time to time we like to pause and take a look at what parts of North America have received snow and who is getting skunked. We are fans of road trips to be able to quickly go where there is snow. The Covid world may have changed that a bit, but […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Books on Adventure

Doug Coombs looking for a line in Alaska. Photo: Scott Markewitz These holiday time periods can often be a bit of a blur. Days can be spent with family, just eating carbs and cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’ve been lucky enough to spend the last few days on skis and enjoying low key […]
Charlotte Miller
conSKIerge co-founder

Vermont Adaptive Skiing

It was almost fourteen years ago that I recognized I needed an excuse to get to the mountain.  The kids had outgrown skiing with dad, and my wife never took to the sport.  It would be far too easy to look out the window on a Saturday morning, decide it was too cold, too gray […]

An Interview with Alaska Backcountry Guides Owner, Joey Wolf

Dreaming of traveling? Adventure mavens are foaming at the mouth to get out of their homes and off on an exploration. With borders to Canada closed and much of the world shuttered to Americans, travelers are looking within the US to quench their thirst. Alaska Backcountry Guides (“ABG”) seeks to draw you in and offer […]
Charlotte Miller
conSKIerge co-founder

Eastern Ski Movie Time

December 20, 2020 Yep folks – that first word is “Eastern!” With all the focus on western sun and powder, it can be easy to forget that much of skiing culture was first developed on the east coast.  So…there are actually a couple fun ski movies filmed in the east to watch right now.  If […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Covid Update - Europe and California

December 11, 2020 We here at conSKIerge would love to report only good news but, unfortunately, we follow Covid ski industry matters, and, unfortunately (getting the message here?) some of this week’s news is not good. As we recently reported, many European countries have closed all ski resorts. However, at the time of that article […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Mad River: Boarders Need Not Apply

December 5, 2020 When I first met Jimmy, we discovered we both love to ski. So of course we immediately started talking about where and when. He said he’s a hard-core Mad River Glen skier. To which I replied that I could only get there on weekends, so I sometimes avoided the place because of […]
Greg Dennis
Staff Writer

Taos Ski Valley Update

December 2, 2020 As we recently reported in several of our updates, Taos has been unable to open given the Covid restrictions imposed on a statewide level in New Mexico. We are sure this has been particularly frustrating given that they had benefitted from some early season storms.  And many of us feared this might […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Skiing in the Age of the Damn Virus - I.E., Buy that Sprinter Van!

December 2, 2020 Unfortunately, skiing (like everything else in life right now) will be impacted by COVID-19. Good news – we know of no major lift-served ski area in North America that will not open this year. Bad news – every aspect of your skiing experience is most likely to be impacted this winter by […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

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!

November 23, 2020 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, […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder