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Signs of the Times

Under pressure from insurers—and inspired by Disney—ski areas introduced colorful symbols to convey a trail’s difficulty. More than 40 years later, airports get in line.

Imagination is not the hallmark of most government agencies, so let’s give a cheer for the folks at the Transportation Security Administration. After successfully testing the idea at the Salt Lake City and Denver airports—the nation’s busiest travel hubs for skiers—the federal agency is using symbols similar to ski-trail signs to speed airline passengers through security lines. A green circle indicates the line for infrequent travelers—beginners—unfamiliar with protocol, such as not carrying bottled water through security.

What's New at Fernie Resort for 2008-2009

Parking, Glades, and Direct Air Service all included for on-mountain improvements

Photo by Henry Georgi

Northstar-at-Tahoe Announces What's New for the 08/09 Season

$15 Million in Improvements, Advanced Terrain, and New Restaurants in the Village at Northstar Among the Highlights

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Northstar Resort has invested more than $15 million in on-mountain and village improvements that will benefit skiers and riders during the 2008-09 winter season.

SKI Magazine’s 2008-09 Gear Test: Gear for Expert Skiers

Have an appetite for big mountains and big snow? SKI’s Director of Instruction, Michael Rogan, takes a closer look at the expert ski categories from the magazine’s 2008-09 Buyers Guide. Check out this clip and see which skis are right for you.

SKI Magazine’s 2008-09 Gear Test: Gear for Intermediate Skiers

If you’re looking to push yourself beyond blue runs and venture off the groomed, check out this clip. Michael Rogan, Director of Instruction for SKI, helps define the ski categories that the magazine uses in its 2008-09 Buyers Guide.

SKI Magazine’s 2008-09 Gear Test: How to Shop For Gear

Get all sorts of gear-buying tips from the experts at SKI’s annual gear test, including hints on fitting a boot to your foot, dissecting the Buyers Guide, and using the “try before you buy” method.

SKI Magazine’s 2008-09 Gear Test: How the Test Works

Test Director Joe Cutts guides you through the inner workings of SKI’s annual gear test at Deer Valley, Utah. Find out who writes the reviews for the magazine’s Buyers Guide, how the testers push each ski to its max, and what inspires them.

2008-2009 Killington Resort Improvements

Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in the East, will invest $8.4 million into on-mountain improvements to kick off its 50th birthday season and improve the overall on-mountain experience for the 2008/09 ski and snowboard season.



Skye Peak Express: The New Skye Peak Express replaces the Skye Peak Quad and reduces the ride time from 14 minutes to just less than five minutes, allowing guests improved access to Bear Mountain and Killington's long intermediate cruising trails such as Skyeburst, Cruise Control and Needle's Eye.


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