Michael Rogan tells you how to make the most of early season conditions.
When resorts are open, but all the runs aren’t, use the early-season conditions to your favor, says Michael Rogan, Ski Magazine's director of instruction. Rather than complain about shoddy snow coverage while you scratch the itch to ski, heed his advice:
Who better than Norm Abram to help us craft a ski rack?
"I used to ski way back, but now I have carpenter's knees," says Norm Abram, master carpenter, native New Englander and a star of television's This Old House for more than 25 years. Abram may have retired from the slopes, but he remembers how awkward it can be to store skis—they're long, they're sharp and their bulky bindings protrude in the wrong places. "We used to lay our skis up across the joists in the ceiling of the garage," he recalls, a good solution only if your garage ceiling happens to have exposed joists.