Month: June 2020

Top Five Fridays: June 26, 2020

This week in ski news, we catch a break from the doom and gloom vibe of recent recaps, and instead have the opportunity to share a number of interesting stories. Headlining that list are reports that Squaw Valley is considering a name change as their current use of “Squaw” has derogatory roots. From there we’ll bring you up to speed with the latest from the world of Mikaela Shiffrin, who’s finally back on snow, before filling you in on what the latest foreign work visa restrictions mean for ski resorts. Finally, we’ll share a story from Steven’s Pass’s ski patrol unit before closing out the week with a handful of great videos. Spoiler alert: there’s a parrot. Click through to find out what you need to know from this week in skiing!

Top Five Fridays: June 19, 2020

This week in ski news, we bring you a mix of ongoing covid coverage, as well as some spicy topics involving disputes within the industry. On the covid side of things, we’ll share the latest reports on the pandemic’s impact on skiing (spoiler alert: it’s not good), as well as some insight from Deer Valley, where the resort’s CEO has reason to feel optimistic about the season ahead. In terms of disputes, we’ll share legal actions being taken by the Aspen Skiing Co. that aim to force Liftopia into bankruptcy, as well as an ongoing disagreement between the U.S. Ski Team and NCAA collegiate teams. Finally, we’ll round things out with the best edits we saw this week. Click through to learn what you need to know from this week in skiing!

Top 5 Fridays: June 12, 2020

This week in the world of ski news, we catch a bit of a break as there’s fortunately plenty of news to share that’s not negatively tied to recent events! First up on that list is the news that national ski teams across the world are finally beginning to get back on snow. We’ll give you the break down of who started training where, and when, before sharing some insight from Rob Katz in regards to what we can start to expect ski resorts to look like next season. Good news: it’s trending positively. Finally, we’ll round out with a couple of cool stories about an indoor ski area in Shanghai as well as a proposed gondola in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon before sharing a few ski videos from this week. Find out all you need to know from the latest in ski news in this week’s edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: June 5, 2020

This week in ski news, we see a return to the unpleasant as real world issues have once again loomed larger enough to affect the ski industry. We'll start the week by sharing an open letter from Vail CEO Rob Katz in regards to recent race related events, before checking in on the latest updates from Covid-19's impact on the industry. Finally, we'll round things out by sharing news of an exciting new avalanche mitigation project from Utah's Department of Transportation, followed by a series of quality edits from this week in skiing. It's not our happiest weekly update, but it's full of news you need to know. Click through to learn more!

Rollerblade Skate To Ski with

For many skiers, the arrival of summertime and warm weather also comes with a sudden loss of physical exertion. Yes, there are plenty of summer sports that have their own merits, such as running, hiking, and mountain biking, but these activities have a decidedly different feel than skiing. There is however, one sport that's been overlooked in recent years but is beginning to see a bit of a resurgence in popularity. That sport, of course, is rollerblading. As those who partake in the sport can testify, rollerblading is undoubtedly the most similar warm-weather activity when it comes to duplicating the feeling you get on skis. Here at SkiEssentials, we've recently re-fallen in love with the sport, and are eager to get others on board. To start you on that journey, we'll be releasing our own guides that follow Rollerblade's Skate to Ski program. Click through to get started!