Month: July 2020

Top Five Fridays: July 31, 2020

This week in ski news, we find ourselves once again discussing expectations for the upcoming season, although this time from some new perspectives. On that subject, we’ll share open letters from Aspen Snowmass CEO Mike Kaplan, as well as Vail CEO Rob Katz before bringing you up to speed on Wolf Creek Ski Area’s approach to proactively plan for a notably uncertain season ahead. Plus, we’ll give you the latest cancellation news from SIA’s Snowbound Festivals, previously planned for Boston and Denver, as well as a feel good piece from Saddleback Ski Resort in Maine where reopening plans remain on schedule. Find out all about this and more in this week’s Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: July 24, 2020

This week in ski news, we start things off by discussing the season ahead from two perspectives. First, we’ll get Mikaela Shiffrin’s take on the upcoming FIS Ski season as she considers what the season ahead ultimately means for her before checking iin with the Director of Harvard Global Health Institute to hear an outside opinion of what the 2020-2021 ski season might look like for us recreational skiers. Once we’re done forecasting the future, we’ll shift gears and share some incredible media coverage from Red Bull athlete Andrzej Bargiel who successfully summited and skied the world’s second tallest peak back in 2018. Finally, we’ll round the week out by sharing news of an exciting new eco-friendly product line from Swix ski waxes. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this installment of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: July 17, 2020

This week in ski news we’ve been blessed with mostly fun topics. To get the ball rolling, we’ll start by discussing the latest updates from the FIS World Cup planning department, where details and timelines are starting to leak out that reveal what next year’s circuit may look like. Plus, we’ll tell you about updates being made to the U.S. Ski Team’s Project 26 talent pipeline initiative. From there we’ll share with you a new affordable injury insurance product targeted towards action sports enthusiasts as well as an update from Loveland, CO where the USFS has just approved an expansion of their guided cat skiing operation. Finally, we’ll round out the week with a shout out to a couple of commenters from last week, a farewell to OnTheSnow.com, and a few highly entertaining edits. Find out what you need to know in this week’s Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Friday: July 10, 2020

This week in skiing, we’ve got a couple of topics that relate to the ongoing struggle that is 2020, as well as a couple of stories that are far more fun to discuss. On the downer side of things, we’ll bring you up to speed on the latest announcements from Australian resorts Hotham and Falls Creek, where Vail announced they will be suspending lift operations until mid August. Plus, we’ll update you on the latest thoughts and feelings regarding work visa programs from the COOs of Deer Valley and Park City. Once those heavier topics are out of the way, we’ll share a letter from Bryce Bennett in which he expresses his opinion on the NCAA vs USST debate, before rounding things out with news regarding a heli-access season pass and a handful of great edits. Find out all you need to know in this week’s Top 5 Friday!

Top Five Fridays: July 3, 2020

This week in ski news, we find ourselves bringing you two pretty significant updates to a pair of ongoing stories, as well as two highlights that focus on skiing’s role as leaders during difficult times. To kick things off, we’ll bring you the latest news from the FIS’s decisions to hold the 2021 World Skiing Championships in Cortina, Italy next February, as previously planned. Then, we’ll share an update to the proposal to bring a gondola to the base of Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon which could make the option even more promising. Finally, we’ll round things out with a story of activism from Aspen as well as the latest progress from Vail’s Epic Promise before sharing a few of our favorite edits from the week. Click through to learn all you need to know from this week in skiing!