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Who Will Save Skiing?

Cannons Blasting. Photo by Ruth Hartnup, Flickr https://creativecommons.org/lice
Cannons Blasting. Photo by Ruth Hartnup, Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode; https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruthanddave/10895968285/in/photolist-hAQFLa-b6R33g-b7xhu2-b7xfHK-b7xgxg-hARmrA-7qTy7j-h6huAw-3p3zyy-imPB9J-imPytd-3CmtY7-z49HW-i8MVYE-cFkZD1-h6haWi-4gzpA7-kLf7sZ-kLf7kV-kLeoda-7GL8fH-33DVYY-BGwYV-byvHu-8C69Vv-4JKSBw-b9Twg4-7ecFr7-4JFAug-dRzHtq-339BHj-8tftLG-kLeo7Z-eP9jaD-DT28f-G12ZT-4tg7J1-eP9jF6-eZu3Ya-jX1taR-49E8dd-dsPUcf-dsPJ48-dsPUi1-dsPU71-dsPJ7V-dsPJ6Z-dsPJfk-dsPJ8K-dsPUbu
Proposed EPA regulations will limit carbon pollution, but can they save enough snow to ski?

It’s no secret. Climate change is happening, and skiers are paying attention.

“I want my kids to be skiing. I want their kids to be skiing,” says pro skier Julian Carr. “It’s completely conceivable that within a few generations, they could not be [skiing], at the rate we’re at.”

Ski Industry Recognizes Best Marketing, Guest Service Programs

National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) announced the winners of the 2008/09 Marketing and Guest Service Awards.

Photo: Mammoth Mountain

NY Ski Areas Launches StoptheSkiTax.com

The Governor of New York State has proposed a budget which contains a sales tax on lift tickets and lessons. NY Ski Areas are trying to stop it.

The Governor of New York State has proposed a budget which contains a sales tax on lift tickets and lessons. Ski Areas of New York, Inc. (SANY), a trade association that represents the ski industry in New York State, opposes this proposed sales tax. SANY wants skiers and riders in New York to know the facts and to provide them with a simple and easy method to contact their state legislators. To that end, SANY launched the new
site stoptheskitax.com in February.


CO Ski Industry Shows Mid-Season Stability

Visitation numbers reported by CSCUSA resorts represent a trend that despite the current uncertainty felt by the tourism industry, guests have not given up on skiing and riding in Colorado.

DENVER, CO – March 12, 2009 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that skier visits at its 22 member resorts during the second period of the 2008-09 ski season, which counts skier visitation from January 1 through February 28, were off by 5.8 percent compared to last year’s same period number. However, visitation is up slightly compared to the five year average for second period visitation, which includes three years that were the highest on record.

Kirkwood Hosting Women's Camp March 3-8

Resort Backcountry Education Program to Host Multiple Women’s Specific Camps and Clinics

Kirkwood, California – Women’s specific programs have become intensely popular across the ski industry in recent years, and at the forefront of these programs are resorts like Kirkwood who host several clinics throughout the season. With the on‐going development of women’s specific programs, numbers of newcomers to the sport continue to grow at Kirkwood with similar results echoing across the nation’s resorts.


International Distinctions for Tremblant

Three distinctions for resort, including one from prestigious Condé Nast Traveller

Mont-Tremblant, – Tremblant has been honoured with three distinctions for excellence as a vacation destination, both for the skiing experience and the quality of lodgings in the pedestrian village.



Among the 20 best resorts in Canada according to Condé Nast Traveller

Mark Elling

Northwest Update Blogger, Writer

Mark Elling is a long-suffering ski industry pro who specializes in weaseling into Ski and Skiing Magazine product tests annually in order to score free gloves and eat fat meals. Elling has a 20-year history of poor paying jobs in ski-dom, from teaching skiing in Montana to working as a snowcat skiing guide in southern Oregon. He currently keeps his creditors at bay working as a bootfitter at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon and as a freelance writer. Elling is the author of The All-Mountain Skier: The Way to Expert Skiing, 2nd ed. (McGraw-Hill).

On Skiing: Blessed at Birth

Some hereditary traits are OK to pass on to your kids.

Addiction has a nasty reputation. Understandably. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, double-bacon cheeseburgers: You name it; people abuse it. And they often become hooked—frequently resulting in a lot of pain, misery and reduced life spans. But there are good addictions, too. Playing the guitar. Philanthropy. Skiing.

The Politics of Skiing

The new snow-country strategy: Ski locally; act nationally.

In the noisy approach to November’s presidential election, politics has elbowed its way to the front of seemingly every discussion. In fact, politics has always played a key role, if quiet one, in the ski industry, especially for those 136 ski areas sitting at least partly on U.S. Forest Service land. With the U.S. government as a landlord, those resorts routinely work closely with the Forest Service on a range of concerns. Of course, the politics of skiing doesn’t end there.

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