7. ESPN Freeskiing Blog

Professional reporting on the world of kickers and cliffs

ESPN Freeskiing Blog     Photo: Courtesy of ESPN

Good for: Riders with college degrees; cable junkies; newshounds
Written by
: Megan Michelson, various

ESPN covers its turf well, and freeskiing is no exception. Headed by former world telemark freeskiing champion Megan Michelson, the blog features breaking news, athlete profiles, behind-the-scenes reportage from events like Winter X, and a long catalogue of photos and videos of top pros in the biz. Many of the contribs are seasoned journalist who know how to put together a story, too; "Dude" and "Bro" are kept to a welcome minimum.

Sample Post: Michelson wonders about the business side of major freeskiing events.

When the Freeskiing World Tour and Freeride World Tour descend on Revelstoke, BC, this weekend for their first North American stop of the season, all eyes will be on the athletes. But there's another thing that will be on display: the ski resort...

This begs the question: Are big-mountain contests good for ski resort business? Sure, they bring in media attention and mainstream exposure, but is it the right kind of exposure for a resort hoping to appeal to the masses, not just expert skiers?

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