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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

CONSKIERGE GIFT GUIDE

An assortment of our favorite skiing gear & winter accessories Not seeing anything you like? Reach out! hello@conskierge.ski   Glade Photochromic Ski Goggles It’s no secret that the conSKIerge team is a huge fan of Glade, exceptional goggles at a reasonable price. The photochromic lens adapts the tint to match the UV light – no […]
Charlotte Miller
conSKIerge co-founder

I Hope to See You Next Year: Same Time, Same Place

If you recognize the phrase that is the title to this article, then you can hear THE voice. That would be the voice of Warren Miller, the ultimate ski bum.  This was always the last thing he said at the end of every self-narrated film he made. For those of you wondering what the hell […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

State Covid Restrictions Start to Impact Industry

November 16, 2020 Warning – there should be a question mark after the Ski Vermont logo! Yeah, Yeah we know our recent updates have not been very cheery, but we believe in truth rather than fake news. And no, we do not have any sway over the current resident of the White House. So now […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Areas Start to Push Back Opening Day Due to Covid Concerns

November 15, 2020 We here at conSKIerge have been assuming (hoping?) that there will be a ski season despite Covid. While we are still convinced (hoping?) that is the case, we are starting to see some cracks in that assumption. Winter Park had previously announced that they would open on Wednesday November 18. Citing that […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Another Indication this is a Weird Year - Parking Reservations

November 15, 2020 The indications that this will not be a normal year for the ski industry are numerous. Despite that, we will admit we were a tad shocked when one of our home resorts announced that if you want to park your vehicle at the resort you will need a prior reservation. Snowbird has […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Is This the Year you Buy a Pass?

October 26, 2020 Wading into the world of ski ticket/pass pricing and recommendations is potentially perilous. It is confusing and can drive one to dig too deeply into that bottle of red wine. But we like our red wine, so here goes. In conversations over the years with millions (ok, not millions but lots) of […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder