Opening day brings them out. In what's often a blurry line between twig season and early ski season, the dedicated and passionate skier and snowboarder, routinely with a season pass dangling from somewhere on his or her person, makes a beeline for the slopes to fly down a bare-bones number of narrow trails on manmade snow carpeting.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 04:07
What's trending on snow?
Retailers are seeing notable surges in both action camera sales and backcountry equipment from splitboards to alpine boots used to allow skiers to schuss up a trail and then ski down.
According to figures supplied by Snowsports Industries America, action camera sales are soaring, up 49 percent to $43 million in sales.
"The new status symbol is experience," says the organization's research director Kelly Davis.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 02:17
New lifts, trails and base lodges are the sexy side of a new ski season. Valley skiers and riders will find new places to strut their stuff on snow, but a lot of the capital improvement around here are on the infrastructure side. You know, kind of like taking care of your car's engine to make sure the ride is sweet.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 05:28
A couple of familiar faces grace a slick video geared to get skiers and riders wearing brain buckets.
North Conway native Danny Toumarkine leads the narrative in a new 26-minute safety message released by a Truckee, California-based nonprofit organization.
High Fives Foundation has unveiled a five-part safety series called B.A.S.I.C.S., an acronym for Being Aware Safe In Critical Situations, and the video entitled "#HelmetsAreCool."
The video takes the traumatic real life experiences of several snow sports athletes to deliver the message that helmets are cool.The video showcases Toumarkine as he travels to Chester, Vt. to meet Michael Schwarz, a snowboarder who also suffered a life-changing crash.
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 05:39