How to Wash Ski Gear, You Filthy Animals!

A family of five in their ski gear on the white mountain slopes ready to ski

Washing regular clothes is a straightforward task. You throw them in the washing machine, add detergent, select the setting, and off you go. If you’re new to skiing and snowboarding, you might wonder how to wash ski gear. Is it like doing everyday laundry? Before learning the best way to wash snow gear, I rarely … Read more

Roffe Ski Wear – What Happened to This Brand?

Snowy mountain background with images of a bright green vintage Roffe ski jacket and the Roffe ski wear label

What happened to Roffe Ski Wear? That’s what we’re going to look at today in this article. Roffe was a famous ski brand everyone wanted to wear on the slopes.  Sam Roffe founded the company in 1953, and two years after his death in 1994, his family sold the business to Gerry Sportswear Co. With … Read more

Short vs Long Skis – What’s the Difference?

Snowy ground with four pairs of short and long skis ready to start

When I started to learn how to ski, I didn’t question the length of the skis I rented. But this all changed when I learned more about the difference between shorts and long skis. In short, long skis offer more stability even though you’ll need more power to get up speed compared to short skis. … Read more

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10 Largest Vertical Drop Ski Resorts in North America

Snowboarder at the top of snow-covered Revelstoke mountain in British Columbia

Vertical drop ski resorts are some of the most popular destinations for winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world. If you’re an adrenaline junkie then you’ll want to cross every one of these off your list! Here we bring you the top 10 largest vertical drop ski resorts in North America. This list isn’t … Read more

Best Powder Ski Resorts

Snowbird in Utah is one of the best powder ski resorts in the world

Everyone wants to experience skiing on the best powder now there is, but unless you live near one of these ski resorts it’s not that easy. This is why we’ve created this list of the best powder ski resorts in the world so you can plan your next skication at one of these locations. We’re … Read more

What is Champagne Powder?

Skier dressed in orange gliding down snow that resembles champagne powder snow

Champagne powder is a type of snow that is often associated with skiing in Colorado, more specifically powder snow at the Steamboat Resort in the state. The story of where the term champagne powder comes from dates back to the early 1950s and is explained on the Steamboat website as follows: “The phrase was coined … Read more

Where to Ski in November

Vail in Colorado at dusk is one of the most beautiful ski resorts in November

Skiing in November for me is the start of the season. I know that this isn’t the same for everyone, but personally, I like to go the week before Thanksgiving at the end of November. However, it is important to choose the right location so that’s what we’re going to discuss in this article. Some … Read more

Best Snowboard Impact Shorts

6 snowboarders with impact shorts sat on the slopes

If you’re always up to new challenges and a huge fan of snow activities, you need to thank Sherman Poppen. Sherman paved the way for this outstanding sport when he was just trying to keep his daughters busy as his wife was pregnant and needed to rest. By tying together two skis with nails and … Read more

Where to Ski in October

Birds eye view of Arapahoe Basin in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado

There are more places to ski in October when compared to where to ski in September. That said, the majority of ski resorts in the United States don’t open until November. As the fall season starts, the skiing conditions in most parts of the world become slowly become more favorable. This makes skiing in October … Read more

Where to Ski in September

The slopes of Zermatt Ski Paradise resort during September

Skiing in September isn’t the easiest thing to do no matter where you are in the world. As it’s the end of the winter season in Oceania, there are ski resorts in Australia and New Zealand to consider. However, if you’re based in the United States or Europe then you might not want to make … Read more