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Kevin Dennis

Yes, It's Snowing Out West

Winter is on our doorsteps and has made a visit to some of the western mountains. It isn’t that unusual for us to see snow in October. What is a tad remarkable this fall is that there has been a sustained period of cold temps and some western ski areas have received over 2 feet […]
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Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Let us help plan your ski trip

As a reminder, conSKIerge is a duo father and daughter team that loves to ski. A close second for us on the fun meter is talking about skiing.  Often that talk is about a specific experience/memory – ducking under tree branches only to find a long open pitch of untracked Snowbird powder or the day […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Gearing up for ski season

The fall chill is starting to set in across the country and our minds have turned to the ski season ahead. Now that you’ve secured you’re pass (haven’t yet? check out our latest post for the Ultimate Pass Tracker to determine which pass is best for you) it’s time to start thinking about your GEAR. […]
Charlotte Miller
conSKIerge co-founder

Now that the Days Are Getting Shorter...WE ARE BACK!

You may have noticed that we have been silent of late. As much as Charlotte and I LOVE winter, we are realists. By mid-April or so skiing is mostly over and, understandably, most of you have moved on to non-winter activities. Even I will admit that my version of counting sheep – i.e. recounting the […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Spring - Love it or Hate it, It Comes Every Year

As you might suspect, we at conSKIerge follow lots of media and social platforms relating to the ski industry. Fortunately, instead of reading the supposed real news first thing every morning, we dive into Instagram and other sites and look at the zillion ski related posts. This time of year (some call it “Spring” suggesting […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Spring Skiing Update

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 the crowds. Of […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Après-ski Recipes (part deux)

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 us continues to […]
Charlotte Miller
conSKIerge co-founder

A conversation with Seth Masia, Skiing History

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 into the ski […]
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

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 young and old […]
Charlotte Miller
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

Après-ski Recipes

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 experiences. Think camp […]
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