Category: Top Five Fridays

Top Five Fridays: November 26, 2021

This week in ski news, we have the pleasure of recapping an FIS World Cup Alpine event, as well as an FIS World Cup Freeskiing event! We’ll tell you all you need to know about those, highlighting the U.S. Team’s performance, before shifting gears into some of the bigger issues facing the ski industry, by way of an interview with ALterra CEO Rusty Gregory, and an article from Utah’s Deseret News. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: November 19, 2021

This week in ski news we’ve got a round up that’s sure to entertain! While most weeks we find ourselves sharing news that falls under common, ongoing themes within the sport of skiing, this week we came across a number of articles that stood out for their uniqueness. As such, we’ll kick things off by sharing a number of FIS related highlights, before checking in the availability of ski equipment this year, the status of bighorn sheep in the Tetons, as well as a trip report from the legendary David Goodman for the New York Times. Finally, as always, we’ll send you off with a selection of our favorite ski edits from the past week. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: November 12, 2021

This week in ski news, things slowed down in just about every category besides the FIS. There, we caught not one, not two, but three headlines worthy of sharing. We’ll start by sharing official rosters for the U.S. Alpine and Freeski teams, before checking in on the latest thoughts and feelings surrounding parallel slalom events. Then, we’ll tell you about an exciting new FIS initiative which is set to make them the first climate positive sports organization, before rounding things out with some helpful ski photography tips and a few excellent ski edits. Find out all you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: November 5, 2021

This week in ski news, we’ve got a mix of updates that’s indicative of mid-November. Too early for consistent competition news, and too late for pure pre-season hype, we find ourselves in what we’ve just decided to call “the quiet before the storm.” The good news about this week though, is that it gives us a chance to bring you up to speed on the latest developments from some of the more common issues within the ski industry. From traffic congestion and Covid to affordable housing, this week’s ski news focuses on keeping you up to date with the latest developments. Click through to find out what you need to know from this week in skiing!

Top Five Fridays: October 29, 2021

This week in ski news, we’re excited to bring you a trio of highlights that make this remind us that ski season is very much on the way, if not already underway, in several locations. We’ll start by covering a pair of FIS World Cup contests that we previewed last week, before sharing the news of tremendous snowfall across a number of West Coast resorts. Finally, we’ll round the week out with some new news from Alpine-X as well as a number of excellent edits. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: October 22, 2021

With this weekend marking the first competitive events of the season for both alpine skiing and freestyle skiing, this week’s recap is chock full of Olympic ski news! We’ll share with you some previews and updates regarding this weekend’s events, as well as some industry news regarding the Great Resignation’s impact on ski resorts and mountain town businesses. Finally, to round things out, we’ll share a potentially polarizing story regarding Jamaica’s Olympic ski team as well as a number of excellent edits from the week. Find out all you need to know in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: October 15, 2021

This week in the world of ski news, we have possibly the biggest announcement of the year: the 2021-2022 in North America is officially set to get started in just one day! We’ll tell you more about that, as well as a controversial new pass add on introduced by POWDR this week. Plus, we’ll share with you an insightful interview with incoming Vail CEO Kirsten Lynch before rounding things out with an excellent story about how one pro skier is personally taking it upon himself to diversify the sport of skiing. Find out all about these exciting topics and catch the best edits of the week in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: October 8, 2021

This week in ski news, we’ve got a breaking headline, followed by a touch of ski racing news as well as a pair of purely interesting articles. To start, we’ll tell you about the latest news from Full Tilt and K2 Ski Boots, where the latter has announced plans to absorb the former. From there we’ll bring you up to speed with the latest outlook and plans from Mikaela Shiffrin, before finishing the week with news from James Niehues as well as archaeologists who just unearthed a 1,300 year old ski. Find out all you need to know from this week’s ski news, in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: October 1, 2021

This week in ski news, we’ve got two double doses. First, a double dose of ski racing news as we have some exciting news coming from the FIS, as well as two great stories from the U.S. Ski Team. From there, we’ll change things up with a double serving of resort news as we have a financial update from Vail as well as big news from Timberline Lodge, who just claimed the title of tallest vertical drop in the United States. We’ll give you all the details and share our favorite edits from this week in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: September 24, 2021

This week in ski news, we kick things off on a somber note as we share with you the latest news in Covid policies for the upcoming season. Fortunately, things quickly pick up from there as we share with you a story regarding progress being made towards BIPOC inclusion in our sport, as well as news about some exciting new chairlift plans from Vail. Finally, we round out the week with entertainment news as we share with you an exciting new film tour from Salomon skis and a few excellent edits. Find out what you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: September 17, 2021

This week, ski news is back in a big way as we have a number of excellent highlights, plus three high quality ski edits to check out. We’ll start this week by sharing the news of Squaw Valley’s new name, before checking in on the latest on Covid’s impact on ski resorts. From there, we’ll share with you a study that indicates nordic skiing could be a way to avoid developing anxiety, before finally sharing the recently released Freeride World Tour Calendar. Find out all of the details from these stories, and check out the best ski edits from the week, in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: September 10, 2021

This week in ski news, we’ve got another pre-season grab bag of topics, ranging from the world of FIS to backcountry skiing. To kick things off, we’ll share an excellent article that takes us behind the scenes of Ryan Cochran-Siegle’s recent decision to leave Rossignol in favor of HEAD skis. From there we’ll touch on an update from Sierra-at-Tahoe before sharing some legal news regarding liability at Colorado ski resorts. Finally, we round things out with an update from Bluebird Backcountry as well as a few excellent edits from the week. Find out everything you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: September 3, 2021

This week in ski news, we have the unenviable task of revisiting the impact of the Caldor fire on the Lake Tahoe region for a second week in a row. We’ll share the latest on that story, before shifting gears and telling you about an exciting new program from the FIS, as well as updates regarding the Little Cottonwood Canyon transportation dilemma. Finally, we’ll round out the week with a trio of announcements from Michigan’s Mount Bohemia. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: August 27, 2021

This week in ski news, we bring you yet another summertime grab bag as we feature stories covering a range of ski related topics. Unfortunately, we start the week by covering the biggest news: the Caldor wildfire that’s threatening Tahoe area resorts. After that, we’ll switch to a few more lighthearted topics, including an up and down story from CopenHill, an exciting new partnership between Telluride and Spot Injury Insurance, and a cool read about the importance of summertime mountain ops. Find out all you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: August 20, 2021

This week in the world of skiing, we’ve got another grab bag of topics, ranging from stories from the FIS, to politically charged drama surrounding Jackson Hole. We’ll tell you more about those topics, while also sharing an update from Aspen regarding uphill ski access as well as a potential shortage of skis in the season ahead. Find out all you need to know from the world of skiing in this week’s Top Five Fridays!