Category: Ski Industry News

Top Five Fridays: April 3, 2020

This week in ski news, it's more Corona-coverage as the global pandemic continues to rule our world. The good news however, is that there's been a shift in focus within the ski world this week as industry leaders have turned their attention away from the fallout resulting from an unexpectedly short season, to finding ways to contribute towards the fight against Covid-19. We'll share with you multiple stories this week about how skiers are putting their resource to good use this week, while also sharing a handful of ski edits that hopefully take your mind off the situation at hand, at least temporarily. Learn all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: March 27, 2020

This week in ski news, we continue our coverage of all things Corona as we continue to live through a global pandemic at the height of the peak of its power. As a result, 3/4 of our highlights this week are influenced by the virus, as we share the latest in ideologies surrounding uphill skiing, an early look at the economic impact of the virus on the ski industry, and an Austrian resort's role in dispersing the illness across Europe.Fortunately, we also have some non-viral ski news to share from the world of ski racing as well as a slew of great edits. Check it all out in this week's Top 5 Friday!

Top Five Fridays: March 20, 2020

Well, if last week's Top 5 Friday recap was surreal, then this week's is downright depressing. Unfortunately though, we're living through unprecedented times as Covid-19 has forced ski resorts across the world to shut down for the season prematurely. We'll spend most of our energy this week discussing the situation at hand, sharing with you news from a chaotic weekend in Tahoe, as well as some things to consider if you're hoping to extend your season with some uphill skiing. Fortunately though, this week wasn't all bad as the 2020 X-Games Real Ski edits were released, providing some form of relief from an emotional week in skiing. Find out what you need to know in this week's Top 5 Fridays.

Top Five Fridays: March 13, 2020

Well, there's no way around it. This is easily the most surreal Top 5 Friday we've ever written, thanks entirely to the Coronavirus. If you've caught any news whatsoever this week, then you're undoubtedly aware of the unprecedented impact that the virus has had on the entire world. Included in that statement is the world of sports, where numerous seasons and tournaments have been postponed or cancelled. Now, even our normally isolated world of skiing is beginning to feel the affects of the pandemic. We'll fill you in with what you need to know while trying out best to maintain some sort of normalcy in what is likely our least favorite Top 5 Friday of all time. Click through to read what you unfortunately need to know.

Top Five Fridays: March 6, 2020

This week in ski news, our attention trends heavily towards the competitive side of the sport. As always this time of year, we'll start with a recap of last weekend's FIS World Cup Ski Racing results, before shifting our attention towards a couple of stories that ensure the end of this World Cup Season will be anything but normal. Plus, we'll recap the latest results from last week's Freeride World Tour stop in Ordino before rounding things out with some shocking news from Arapahoe Basin. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: February 21, 2020

This week in skiing, the best news we saw was an incredible Sports Illustrated article highlighting Mikaela Shiffrin's prowess as both an athlete, as well as a human being. We'll share some highlights from that piece as well as a full recap of the 2020 Kings and Queens of Corbet's event before rounding out with some intriguing ski-related headlines from across the world. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this week's edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: February 14, 2020

This week in the world of skiing, we have tons of competition news to recap. Starting as we always do with FIS World Cup Ski Racing coverage, we'll go on to give you a brief recap of last weekend's Winter Dew Tour results before recapping the second stop of the 2020 Freeride World Tour. While we do our best to cover the highlights from all of these events, we're also sure to include plenty of links and video embeds so you can witness the action for yourself. Between the two events, there's plenty of action you won't want to miss! Finally, we'll round out with coverage of the lift line disaster at Vail as well as our favorite edits from this week. Click through to learn all you need to know from this week in skiing!

Top Five Fridays: February 7, 2020

This week, we have the unenviable task of sharing the news of Jeffrey Shiffrin's passing, Mikaela Shiffrin's dad. We'll pay tribute to him, as well as share with you the highlights from last week's FIS World Cup races before taking a look at this weekend's Dew Tour. From there we'll bring you the latest on the Squaw / Alpine Base to Base Gondola project before rounding things out with an amazing story about a 75 year old competitive ski mountaineer. Find out what you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

2021 Ski Preview Series - Exploring the 2020 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

Wondering what's in store from your favorite ski brands for the 2020-2021 season? Well, you're in luck, because this week is the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show, where the industry comes together and reveals their product offering for next season. We'll spend more time diving into the details before some of these exciting new 2021 skis, but for now we're excited to give you a preview of next year's products with our daily recap series! Tap in to check out all of the new 2021 ski gear!

Top Five Fridays: January 31, 2020

This week in ski news, we recap last week's FIS World Cup Ski Racing action, which saw Shiffrin reclaim the top spot in multiple races. From there, we'll share a couple of competition cancellations due to the Coronavirus as well as an unsettling update regarding the future of developmental ski racing. Finally, we'll share some good news from Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort and share some incredible ski edits from this week. Click through to catch all the news you need to know from this week in skiing!

Top Five Fridays: January 24, 2020

This week in ski news, we have three different competitions to recap. We'll start by sharing the latest news form the World Cup Racing circuit, where one race featured three athletes finishing with .01 seconds of each other. From there we'll recap last week's first 2020 Freeride World Tour stop in Hakuba, Japan before bringing you up to speed with and previewing this weekend's X-Games event. Finally, we'll round out the week with an update from a massive ski theft scheme which has finally come to an end after 12 years. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Friday: January 17, 2020

The top headline in this week's ski news is undoubtedly a story regarding spying on the FIS World Cup Race Circuit. We'll tell you more about that, as soon as we're finished recapping last week's World Cup Race results. After that we'll tell you about a new ticket policy in effect at Crystal mountain before rounding things out with some exciting news from the Freeride World Tour where equal prize money for men and women has just been announced. Find out what you need to know in this week's Top 5 Friday!

Top Five Fridays: January 10, 2020

This week in the world of ski news, we had a pretty mellow week on the ski racing circuit as a busy schedule two weeks back led to a much lighter one within the past week. In addition to that recap, we'll also share with you plans for an indoor skiing facility in Miami, as well as some exciting new product announcements from Nordica. Unfortunately though, it's not all good as we also have the task of sharing news from Australia, where wildfires are threatening and destroying ski areas. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays.

Top 5 Fridays: January 3, 2020

This week in ski news, we've got plenty of excitement from the world of World Cup Skiing, as both Mikaela Shiffrin and Ryan Cochran-Siegle put down multiple impressive performances. We'll share all of those details with you, plus update you on a new lawsuit being filed against Vail in reaction to a paid parking policy at Northstar resort before rounding out the week with two articles that highlight the significant role women play in the ski industry. Click through to find out all the ski news you need to know in this edition of Top 5 Friday!

Top 5 Fridays: December 27, 2019

This week in ski news, the FIS World Cup circuit faced some weather induced complications. Despite that, fortuitous circumstances kept Mikaela Shiffrin in the "win" column, despite never taking a competitive turn. We'll explain more about that, recap an exciting Big Air event in Atlanta, and check in on two exciting stories from elsewhere in the world of skiing. Find out all you need to know in this week's edition of Top 5 Fridays!