Pro Snowboarders to Watch in 2017

Ship Skis: Follow the Greats

In the last two decades, as snowboarding has continued to evolve as a sport to be seriously reckoned with, we’ve seen magnificent examples of men and women who come upon that intersection between gravity, speed, and complete daring and make it their own. The months and years of practice—of pushing the limits of board, body, and terrain—culminate in the birth of a sleek warrior, master of themselves, the air, the snow, and space.

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The Most Terrifying Black Diamond Ski Slopes in the World

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You’re an avid skier or snowboarder who spends every winter weekend shredding your way down a different mountain. After tackling all the green and blue slopes at your favorite resorts, you are ready for more of a challenge. At most ski areas across the United States, that means taking on a black-diamond run.

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Top 10 Tricks to Make Your Child’s First Ski Trip Rewarding

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Sledding, making snowmen and having a snowball fight are great winter activities, but nothing beats a weekend on the slopes. Family ski trips can be a great way to spend a school break, but they can also be a little hectic if you aren’t prepared.

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Why Fly with Your Skis or Snowboard When You Can Ship Them Like the Pros?

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Winter is quickly approaching, and soon mountains will be covered in snow. It’s the best time of the year for winter sports enthusiasts who have been waiting to get their skis or snowboards out of storage and jump on the slopes. Unless you live in places like Colorado or Utah and have easy access to fantastic mountains every weekend, it is likely you will have to travel to find the perfect ski area. If you are planning to take your equipment on a plane, you may want to rethink.

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DIY Snowboard Tuning and Maintenance

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The summer may not be suitable for snowboarding, but you shouldn’t completely forget about your shred stick until winter returns. In fact, the offseason provides a great opportunity to make sure your board is in tip-top shape and ready to roll when it’s time to hit the slopes again. This means taking the appropriate maintenance and storage measures while the board is not being used.

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A beginner’s guide to best ski practices—as well as actions to avoid—when skiing for the first time.

What to Expect On Your First Ski Trip

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Skiing is one of the most exciting and thrilling sports on earth (not that we’re biased), and a good ski trip should be something every person has on his or her bucket list to be experienced at least once—though, preferably, many, many times.

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The Best Summer Ski Resorts

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Many North American skiers put away their winter gear as early as March and start thinking about warm beaches, golf outings, backpacking, and other traditionally “summer” activities. But for the passionate skier, there’s no such thing as “off-season.” If you’re ski-obsessed and would rather hit the slopes than laze around in the pool, you want to know the best spots to ski during the summer months.
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Your Guide to Colorado Skiing

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If there’s one state that has it all for skiers, it’s Colorado: the arid climate that produces perfect, powdery-light snow and 300 days of sunshine per year; the plethora of resorts that cater to every budget and sensibility; the varied terrain; and the free spirit of adventure that pervades the entire state—it’s a skier’s paradise! Even in the off-season, Colorado is one of the most gorgeous examples of nature’s creation in the world.

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Smart Tips for Planning a Budget Ski Vacation

Learn the Best Ways to Plan a Ski Vacation at a Fraction of the Cost

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The average person is still working hard to make ends meet in this economy, and your love of skiing may not jibe with your need to be a frugal budgeter. But if you plan intelligently, it is possible to put together a ski vacation that meets all of your expectations without breaking the bank. We’ve assembled some smart tips you can use as you map out and put together a ski getaway for yourself, your family, your friends—or all of them together. With some know-how and a bit of time spent researching, you can shave off costs and enjoy more perks than you ever thought possible. Continue reading

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7 Do’s and Dont’s of Skiing Etiquette

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Practicing politeness and civility on and off the slopes is never the wrong decision. Following ski and snowboard etiquette makes everyone’s experience more enjoyable and safe. You’re not the only one out there, and proper ski etiquette isn’t just about being considerate of others—it’s also about reducing the potential dangers and risks for everyone.

While there are many ways you can add to the civility of the slopes, here are the top seven dos and don’ts of skiing etiquette. Continue reading

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