Month: September 2020

SkiEssentials.com Speaker Series : Warner Nickerson

Back for the second installment of our new SkiEssentials.com Speaker Series, we recently sat down (remotely of course) with Warner Nickerson, former professional ski racer and current product influencer. His story's both fascinating and a great look into thee product development side of the industry- something that doesn't always get the attention it deserves. If you've got the time, we highly recommend checking out this interview!

Top Five Fridays: September 25, 2020

This week in ski news, we’re fortunate enough to have a pretty light week, at least in terms of having to discuss the heavier topics we’ve become accustomed to in 2020. Now, that’s not to say we get to completely ignore our current situation, as we do find ourselves discussing Covid-19’s impact on ski resort operations yet again, but we also have to opportunity to talk about an exciting new effort from Mikaela Shiffrin, as well as an exciting new documentary that tells the storied history of the American Downhiller. Plus, we’ll tell you all about the new trend of hosting ski movie premieres at drive in movie theaters before sharing an amazing round of edits. Find it all right here in this week’s Top 5 Friday!

SkiEssentials.com Bargain Basement – Six 2020 Men’s Freeride Skis

A couple of weeks ago, we gave the concept of an article highlighting some of our best deals on 2020 Men’s All Mountain skis a test drive to see if our readers would be interested in a quick overview of some of our best preseason deals. It turns out, that’s exactly the type of content you wanted, so we’re quite excited to be back this week with the second installment of what we expect to be an ongoing series: 6 Bargain Basement skis in the 2020 Men’s Freeride category. From the 2020 Fischer Ranger 102 FR to the Volkl Confession, the skis in this article are some of the best skis from last season currently available at unbeatable prices. If you’re in the market for a new Men’s Freeride skis, you’ll definitely want to check this article out before adding anything to your cart!

Top Five Fridays: September 18, 2020

This week’s a big week in the world of ski news as Alterra has finally released their official operating procedures for the upcoming winter! If you’re a fan of the “limited ticket sales” approach rather than the reservation systems being implemented by Vail at their Epic Pass resorts, then you’ll likely love what you hear from Alterra. Plus, we have an update from Bluebird Backcountry, where their unique human-powered ski resort model is set to take a significant step forward this season. Beyond these two highlights, we’ll also share a report from Colorado Public Radio about how ski town populations are likely to change this season, as well as the latest news from the world of ski racing. Find out what you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

SkiEssentials.com Speaker Series : Mike Hattrup

This week, we’re extremely excited to bring you our long awaited initial installment of our brand new Speak Series. To kick things off, we’re sharing an interview we recently did with legendary skier turned product manager Mike Hattrup. From recapping his career as a competitive mogul skier and Warren Miller athlete, to his current work with Fischer skis, this interview is packed with insights & is sure to entertain. But don’t just take our word for it, click through and give it a listen!

Top Five Fridays: September 11, 2020

This week in ski news, we’re reminded once again that the world’s a crazy place. Starting out with a pairing of highlights that focus on the weather, we’ll discuss everything from 100+ degree days in Denver, to significant snowfall and uncontrolled wildfires. Once we’re done discussing Mother Nature, we’ll move on to updates from the Covid-19 front as multiple resorts shared policies this week that they hope will eliminate the need for a reservation system. Finally, because we desperately need some reprieve, we round out this week with a cool story from legendary trail map painter James Niehues and Mad River Glen. To find out all you need to know from this week in skiing, be sure to read this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

SkiEssentials.com Bargain Basement – 6 2020 Men’s All-Mountain Skis

Here at SkiEssentials.com, we pride ourselves in distilling all the information surrounding the latest gear in an effort to help you find the perfect match for your skiing style and needs. But, that’s not all we do. In addition to sharing information about the latest gear, we also work with manufacturers to bring you the best deals possible on great equipment. To highlight some of our latest efforts, we figured we’d put together an article highlighting 6 of the best bargains we currently have on 2020 Men’s All Mountain skis. If you’re looking for a great all mountain ski for the upcoming season but don’t want to break the bank, check out this article to see what we’ve got available!

Top Five Fridays: September 4, 2020

This week in ski news, we bring you a mixed bag of new news, as well as updates on previous stories. For starters, we’ll follow up last week’s news regarding the official announcement of Vail’s reservation policy with an article highlighting one of the many expected effects from that news: an extreme increase in backcountry skiers in the season ahead. From there we’ll also bring you up to speed on the latest from Jay Peak and Burke Mountain’s efforts to reduce their property values, share a story from Colorado’s Granby Ranch, and tell you about an incredibly generous refund policy being offered by Australia’s Mt. Buller resort. Click through to read this edition of Top 5 friday and to find out all you need to know from this week in skiing!