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Happy Campers

CampKeystone
CampKeystone
Camp Keystone aims to introduce the youngest skiers to the sport sans tears and tantrums.

Parents often worry about the ski school drop-off. Will there be pouting, crying, clinging? Puhleeeze. Send them to Camp Keystone. They won’t be able to get away from you fast enough.

Maybe it’s the mini snowmobile in the registration area, or the grooming machine a few feet away that acts as a defacto playground, with a half-dozen snowbooted groms scampering around the cockpit. Maybe the instructors stash Skittles and Gummi Bears in their pockets and apply liberally. Either way, drop-off worries will be a thing of the past.

[ Thu, 2010-02-18 20:08 ]

Opening day at Vail Mountain, 2009

Immerse yourself in five days of on-slope instruction at VailSnowsports School

This season has been great so far: You were one of the first people on the snow when the resorts opened, you learned some sweet new tricks, maybe you even conquered those double black bowls you've been working up to. But now that the season's in full swing, it's time to kick your skiing up a notch, and the Vail Snowsports School 2010 SKImmersion program is the perfect place to do it.

Stratton Style

Stratton Style
In less than four hours, New Yorkers can be soaking up the scene—and the scenery—in southern Vermont.
The mountains of Vermont hardly rivaled those of his native Austria, but Stratton Mountain’s founding ski school director knew good times were more important than towering peaks. How Emo Henrich injected a little oompah into the New England ski scene—and how, a year after his passing, his legacy of the good life lives on.

“Emo wanted something different,” Otto Egger explains to me, his accent still giving away his roots some five decades after he left the slopes of his native Austria for those of Vermont.

Stratton Style, Page 4

Stratton Style, Page 4
Stratton took Austria as its theme
The mountains of Vermont hardly rivaled those of his native Austria, but Stratton Mountain’s founding ski school director knew good times were more important than towering peaks. How Emo Henrich injected a little oompah into the New England ski scene—and how, a year after his passing, his legacy of the good life lives on.

Today, SMS thrives on a beautiful 10-acre campus near the Sun Bowl side of the mountain, complete with its own state-of-the-art athletic facility. On a typical winter weekday, head coach Mike Morin encourages and critiques his charges as they rocket down a variety of runs all over the mountain. “We can train anything from slalom to super G, any day of the week,” says Morin. “There aren’t many places where you can do that.”

[ Mon, 2009-10-05 16:06 ]
SugarTube, online video instruction from Sugarbush Ski School
An innovative new program at Sugarbush, Vt., will keep guests learning even when they're hours away from the slopes.

Sure, there's no substitute for time in the saddle...or the ski boots. But just because you can't get to the mountain doesn't mean you can't learn how to ski or get better at it. Thanks to SugarTube, a new video-sharing platform on Sugarbush's website, anyone with access to the Internet can take a lesson from one of Sugarbush's ski school instructors. 

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

Smoke Screen: Smoking and Skiing

On Madison Avenue and on the slopes, smoking and skiing were longtime partners.

At a time when famous cancer victims regularly show up on television warning against the perils of cigarettes, and when the one in four Americans who still smoke can’t find a public space to do so, it’s mind-boggling to recall that doctors once endorsed tobacco products. Sixty years ago, R.J. Reynolds created a series of popular magazine ads around the slogan “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.” The ads featured athletes enjoying both their sport and a smoke.

The Skier Within: Ski Instructors Change Techniques

When ski instruction went from formal technique to pop psychology.

More than three decades ago, skiing was ripe for a change in the way the sport was taught. Amid a new wave of research in psychology and neurology that supported a holistic approach to how people learn, ski instructors were still shouting orders to tense skiers about the placement of their knees and shoulders.

Ski Journalism Award Goes to Stu Campbell

Vermont Ski Museum has announced Stuart “Stu” Campbell as the first recipient of the Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award.

STOWE, VT - August 2008 - The Vermont Ski Museum proudly announces the inauguration of the Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award. This award is given in memory of Paul Robbins, of Perkinsville, Vermont, who dedicated his life to promoting the sport of skiing through writing. The Museum will present Stu Campbell with the Award in September.

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.

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