Category: Ski Industry News

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!

Top Five Fridays: December 20, 2019

This week in ski news, we'll cover the last action (or, inaction) from the FIS World Cup Ski Racing circuit, before telling you about an exciting event scheduled for this weekend in Atlanta (yes, you read that right). From there, we'll tackle a couple of trickier topics as we discuss conglomeration, corporate layoffs, and climate change. Click through to find out what ski news you need to know in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: December 13, 2019

This week in ski news, we bring you more updates from the FIS World Cup circuit, where the U.S. Men's team made a statement last week and shows serious signs of life. Plus, we'll check in with the latest from Uber Ski, Vail CEO Rob Katz's latest philanthropic efforts, uphill skiing policies, and plenty more! Find out what you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: December 6, 2019

This week in ski news, we've got a diverse mix of stories to highlight. Starting as we always do this time of year, with a recap of the most recent World Cup Ski Racing Results. Spoiler Alert: Mikaeala Shiffrin is still really good at skiing. From there we'll bring you up to date with the latest from BIG SNOW American Dream, avalanche control efforts in British Columbia, and the latest from Eric Pollard. Learn all you need to know from this week in skiing, in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: November 29, 2019

This week in ski news, we've got another mixed bag, starting with a recap of last weekend's exciting World Cup Ski Racing action from Levi, Finland. Spoiler alert: Mikaela Shiffrin's back. From there we'll touch on the ongoing debate regarding ski helmet effectiveness, seasonal employment struggles at ski resorts, and finally news from the world of Tim Durtschi, who just joined this year's Freeride World Tour. Find out all you need to know from an exciting week in skiing in this week's Top 5 Friday!

Top Five Fridays: November 22, 2019

This week, ski news was overshadowed by the loss of an absolutely legend in the world of snowsports. On Thursday, Jake Burton Carpenter passed away, leaving behind a legacy that will be impossible to replicate. We'll share our thoughts on this tragic story while also highlighting a handful of stories from the world of ski racing. Click through to learn what you need to know, from a somber week in skiing.

Top Five Fridays: November 15, 2019

This week in ski news, we're excited to bring you a number of highly interesting stories. First on that list, is a further update from Backcountry.com's trademark fallout, followed by the announcement of Sugarbush's sale to Alterra. Then, we'll tell you which ski resort has decided to integrate DPS Phantom base treatment into their rental fleet, before rounding things out with an extremely interesting interview with Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory. Find out all about these topics and catch the best ski edits from this week in this installment of Top 5 Fridays!

Top 5 Fridays: November 8, 2019

This week in ski news, we bring you two resort acquisition announcements, including an update from the ongoing saga of Saddleback trouble in the Backcountry, and an exciting new concept from Salomon that may indicate the first steps towards more sustainable products. Find out all the details from this week’s top ski news, in this week’s edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top 5 Fridays: November 1, 2019

This week in ski news, we kick things off with a recap of an exceptionally exciting opening weekend for FIS World Cup Ski Racing. We’ll fill you in on what you need to know before zooming out and taking a bit of a birds-eye view of the latest in skiing, covering some topics that we’ve missed in recent weeks, and others that you should simply know about. From exoskeletons for skiers and analytic devices, to recent snowfall recaps and a ski area for sale just outside of Killington, this week’s Top 5 Fridays is chock full of ski news you won’t want to miss!

Top Five Fridays: October 25th, 2019

This week in ski news, we find ourselves right on the cusp of ski season as this week’s news cycle was dominated by storylines of related to the start of the season. To start, we’ll share with you which North American resorts are officially open for the season, as well as which ones are expected to open soon. Plus, we’ll preview this week’s upcoming FIS World Cup Ski Race which kicks off the 2019-2020 ski season, while also sharing another story related to the start of ski season in the alps. From there, we’ll share an interesting yet disheartening story from Cody Townsend’s experience filming his series, “The Fifty,” before rounding out with the best edits of the week! Click through to learn more!

Top Five Fridays: October 18, 2019

This week in ski news, we’ve got a grab bag of highlights, as our updates range from recognition and competition, to climate and culture change. To kick things off, we’ll share with you a couple of recent honors bestowed upon Mikaela Shifrrin and Lindsey Vonn before bringing you roster updates from the Freeride World Tour. Then, we’ll recap Vail’s EpicPromise Report before ending the week with an excellent read from SkiRacing.com. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this week’s Top 5 Friday!