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While You Were Away: 2013 Resort Upgrades

On-hill upgrades to look forward to this season.

Songwriter Fran Landesman must have been a skier: What else could explain her lyrics to "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" but that snowless window between April and November? Sure, we endure the warm weather and clear skies all summer, but our hearts belong to winter and to our beloved ski hills. The only thing that makes our six-month separation bearable—especially this time of year—is the knowledge that when we finally get back on the slopes, they'll be better than we left them.

Vail Wants You Back After the Lifts Close

Vail Wants You Back After the Lifts Close
Forest Flyer
Plans: Zip lines, ropes course, climbing wall, mountain coaster and more.

Poor Vail Mountain. It’s so boring in the summer. All there is to do is ride the gondola, hike the dozens of trails winding across the slopes, ogle the beautiful landscape, fly downhill on a full-suspension mountain bike, look for wildlife, play disc golf, go on a summit-top jeep tour. Etc. Plus dining. And shopping. And bar-hopping. Yes, so dull.

2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle Mountain Biking

2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle Mountain Biking

Watch bikers do 360 tailwhips and backflips up and over ramps and terrain features. Friday, June 3, 5 pm (finals). $50 to register online, $60 on-site. For more info, click here. 

The rules and rulers of the game

What:

The X Games Factor

The X Games Factor
Jon getting too perfect at the 2005 Winter X Games, Aspen, Colorado.
How loud music, bright lights and thousands of adrenaline junkies are saving Aspen…from itself.

Aspen and the X Games.

PSIA Names Its Top Ski Instructors

PSIA Names Its Top Ski Instructors
2012 PSIA Alpine Demonstration Team
Everything you need to know about skiing, you can learn from these 14 pros.

Every four years, the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) hosts what is known among its members as one of the most grueling tryouts on snow. The mission: To identify the very best ski teachers from around the country who can represent the organization, perform outreach, educate and train budding instructors and push the sport of skiing to new levels. Just receiving an invitation to the tryouts is an enormous honor.

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