The Blog

Avalanche Education - The Backcountry Basics

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. Not to mention, […]
Charlotte Miller
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

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

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!

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, Vail conditions can […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

State Covid Restrictions Start to Impact Industry

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 for the ski […]
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

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 announced that if […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Is This the Year you Buy a Pass?

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 skiers, we have […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Mad River (Yep Mad River) to Limit Season Pass Sales

Just when you thought it couldn’t get weirder, 2020 just did! The eastern ICON Mad River Glen has announced pass sales will end as of October 15th. We had thought Mad River was ahead of its time – while other areas struggle with how to space people out on their chairlifts, Mad River has one […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder

Jay Peak to Refund Canadian Pass Holders

On March 20,2020 the US/Canadian border closed to all non-essential travel due to the Covid-19 (how tired of that phrase are you!?!?) outbreak. Given the high quality of ski terrain in Canada, much of the ski related traffic across the border goes from the US to Canada, but there is one major exception to this […]
Kevin Dennis
conSKIerge co-founder