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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.

St. Anton, Austria

Looking for lots and lots of skiing on your European ski vacation, followed by lots and lots of dancing? Make your way to rowdy St. Anton.

The first thing people mention when they talk about St. Anton is the rowdy après-ski scene. "Rowdy in Austria's top ski resort means spending three to six hours with 1,000 of your fellow skiers at a standing-room-only outdoor bar that's not quite at the bottom of the mountain, tossing back Austrian beer followed by fruity schnapps while singing loudly to thumping Euro disco hits. While it's true that this is a signature St.

Lodging: Copper, CO

Travel

Copper has a great ski mountain, but the lodging scene at the base of its 2,450-acre hill has long been a work in progress. The good news is that progress is indeed being made, with the resort's first true luxury accommodations opening this season. And Copper makes it easy to stay here, with extras such as the Beeline Advantage—in which skiers snag first tracks every morning and bypass liftlines all day—included in every lift-and-lodging package. Yes, you want to ski Copper. Especially if you know where to unwind when Union Bowl gets through with you. Here are our picks.

Powderhorn Resort, CO

Travel

A magical combination of high-desert-borne powder and loyal skiers collide in this western Colorado canyon resort.

Wolf Creek Ski Area Opens

News

Wolf Creek will open on Nov. 10, 2007, for the 2007-08 ski season.

A-Basin is Open

News

For two years in a row, Arapahoe Basin is the first resort in the U.S. to open.

Peak Resorts Plans $2 Million Upgrade to Mount Snow Base Area

News

Check out the newest plans for Mount Snow in Vermont.

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