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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

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