It was March 2017, ‘Miracle March’, as I kept hearing the locals say. I had just finished my day skiing down Gunbarrel, a roughly 1,600ft face with a constant ~30° pitch, scattered with moguls from edge to edge, top to bottom, at Heavenly Ski Resort, CA. Pausing, I craned my neck as I looked back up at the mountain and took it […]
Nestled in the St. Croix River Valley in the tiny town of Afton, MN, lies the popular weekend getaway and nighttime ski location of Afton Alps. Yes, ‘The State of Hockey’ is better known for its skating than its skiing, but with everyone on skates and such similar edge control, skiing comes as second nature to Minnesotans — and let me […]
Hometown Mountain Shoutout: Crotched Mountain – Stunning Fall Views or the Best Night Skiing in New Hampshire?
The small-town, close-to-home resorts are the best places to learn and where memories are kept in your heart forever. Crotched Mountain in Bennington, NH, is exactly that. It’s where I had my first date with my now husband, my first powder day, and my first girls’ shred day. The summit is a whopping 2,066’ with 1,000’ vertical feet of riding […]
Brighton Resort has the hometown feel that so many commercial resorts are missing. It is a great choice whether you are a skier or a boarder, beginner, or a pro. There are multiple levels of terrain park so you can work your way up from the small boxes and rails to the big stuff. If you’re looking for family deals, […]
Growing up just south of San Fransisco, Tahoe and the Sierra was my playground in the winter. When I was learning to ski my family would make the drive to Northstar and Squaw Valley, but as I got older, Kirkwood began to draw my attention. Out of all the mountains I grew up skiing, my eyes drew to Kirkwood more […]
If you look at a map of California, you’ll see that Highway 4 can take you from East to West, or vice versa, across the Sierra Nevada. Ebbett’s Pass, however, is not plowed during the winter, rendering the road impassable. Nestled 1/2 mile from the end of that highway, on the Western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, are Bear Valley […]