Snow Sports

Colorado's Loveland Pass Avalanche: Lessons Learned

Jerome Boulay opened his eyes to darkness: He'd been buried alive. He remembers his surprise as he was able to move his left hand across his face, clearing an airway to the surface. Buried,...

The Future of Skiing: Auden Schendler

I think as climate change becomes more and more evident, and as we respond to it with policy decisions like carbon taxation that makes long distance travel more expensive, we...

The Future of Skiing: Jeremy Jones

In 25 years, we’ll be in the hands of the next generation—the generation of kids that Protect Our Winters has been talking...

The Future of Skiing: Peter Metcalf

If we are honest, we see certain global trends that inevitably will impact skiing 25 years from now. Though that seems far into the future, as I look back over the past 25 years,...

The Future of Skiing: Mike Douglas

Climate change. That’s going to change the face of this sport more than anything else. It’s frightening—the pace that we’re starting to see temperature...

The Future of Skiing: Jamie Schectman

In 25 years, I envision ski areas that double as energy centers. Virtually all ski areas have the ability to make their own energy from a combination of solar, wind, micro-hydro,...

The Future of Skiing: Roger McCarthy

Racing drove ski design. We’ve had that get turned upside down. If you want racing skis now, you have to special order them....

The Future of Skiing: Chris Davenport

In the nineties, with the advent of twin tips, heli-skiing, and an explosion of new media, things changed a lot for skiing. In the next 25 years, I see a slowdown in the evolution...

The Future of Skiing: Glen Plake

Skiers don’t need sushi and disco and all these ridiculous services. I hope the public steps up and says: “Too much money is being spent on parks and pipes—I...

The Future of Skiing: Klaus Obermeyer

Let me tell you, we need more skiers and snowboarders on the mountain enjoying our sport—that is the most important piece. We need to band together as an industry—all...

How Young is Too Young for Backcountry Skiing?

Every Wednesday during the winter, a group of friends and I rise in the dark and drive the 30 minutes to our local resort. We skin up an hour to the summit, then rip our skins and bomb back down...

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