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VholdR Top 5 Contest: Win a K2 Board!

Create a video and win big!

K2 Snowboards and VholdR have partnered to give away a FREE SNOWBOARD to the 1st Place winner of the VholdR Top5 contest, titled Snowboarding. For those of you that haven’t participated in a VholdR Top5 contest before it’s simple. Make an awesome video, post it to, tag it ‘snowboarding’, and let the editorial process take its course. The judges love remote locations, creativity, and self expression.

Beth Jahnigen Pappas

SkiNet Contributor, Summit County Diva, Colorado Correspondant

An (almost) Colorado native, Beth Jahnigen Pappas graduated from CU Boulder with a Journalism Degree and went on to be the Promotion Coordinator for Ski and Skiing Magazines before moving to Summit County to work in Copper Mountain’s Marketing Department. Five years later, she left to work at the Denver-based advertising agency, Factory Design Labs. She returned to the mountains fulltime in Summer 2007 and has not looked back.

SKI Magazine's "Where Is It?" Contest: November's Answer!

We asked you to identify the above resort in SKI Magazine's November 2008 issue for a chance to win a free set of his-and-her helmets from K2. Think you answered correctly? Still have no idea? Well, here's the answer:


Congratulations to the winner! We hope you enjoy your free K2 helmets.

Swede First to Ski Three Highest Mountains in the World

Fredrick Ericsson starts the journey this week, going to Kangchenjunga in the Himalayas.

Photo: Tomas Van Hoek

Fredrik Ericsson skiing at about 6500 meters on Dhaulagiri

Monarch Mountain 08/09 Improvements Benefit Everyone

One Call-One Click Reservations, New Kid’s Park and 69 Ski Free

Monarch, CO.  Monarch Mountain has been making improvements this summer that all skiers and riders will enjoy this winter.  A new reservations system has been installed to make it easier for guests to purchase everything they need.  Lift tickets, rental equipment, ski lessons, children’s programs and even Snowcat trips can all be reserved with one call to 888.996.7669.

Trend Report

Harder, better, faster, stronger - and just plain cooler. If it's been awhile since you visited a ski shop, here's what you're missing.

Tour de Force

For someone used to traditional alpine gear, the problem with alpine-touring (AT) bindings and boots was always that they felt flimsy. Now Marker’s Duke, a sturdy, tour-capable binding, is winning converts to AT. And boot brands that previously specialized in upright, lightweight touring boots are offering beefed-up versions that, while tour-capable (if a little heavy), give the alpine skier (like the guy with the Duke binding) the support he’s used to. Examples: Garmont’s Endorphin and Scarpa’s Hurricane (above, $699).

Fit For a King

Ski Poles


Poles are good for balance and getting to far-off places. Check out the latest and greatest poles for 2007-08.

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