Category: Top Five Fridays

Top Five Fridays: June 18, 2021

This week in ski news, we returned to a regular mid-summer pace, with generally light hearted highlights covering a range of topics. To start, we’ll check in with the world of ski racing where we caught updates regarding the Jeffrey Shiffrin Resiliency Fund as well as the first week of new FIS President Johan Eliasch’s tenure. Plus, we’ll share news of new charitable donations made by Vail CEO Rob Katz, a frustrating story out of Australia, and an entertaining article regarding the developing Chinese ski scene. Find out allyou need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: June 11, 2021

Despite being midway through June, this week quite literally brought us more ski news than we could handle. At the top of that list is news from the FIS where the former CEO of HEAD has just been elected president. We’ll tell you all about that, share news regarding the World Cup stop at Killington, recap an overall successful ski season, and bring you up to speed on the latest from a bill making its way through congress that could greatly benefit ski areas. Learn about these topics as well as a couple bonus highlights and edits in this week’s edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: June 4, 2021

Wondering what possibly could have happened in the world of skiing during the first week in June? Well, as it turns out… actually not that much! We start this week by sharing the news that Alterra has hired a former Ticketmaster executive as its new president, before sharing a few stories that share ongoing stories from the world of skiing. From a recap of how ski resorts were forced to adopt new technologies as a result of Covid, to news regarding the use of drones at ski resorts and Aspen’s own power plant, we cover a wide range of ski-based topics in this week’s recap. To find out all the details you need to know, check out this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: May 28, 2021

Despite being the last week of May, somehow, someway the ski news keeps flowing in! This week, we’ll start by recapping the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team’s 2021 Congress, which saw a number of new rules and adjustments to the structure of FIS events in America. Plus, we’ll bring you up to speed with the latest efforts to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, share new news regarding the role of ski patrollers, and finally round things out with a highlight regarding plans for a slew of new indoor ski areas in the U.S.. Find out all you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: May 21, 2021

In this edition of Summer Ski News, we start things off with a couple of highlights from the world of ski racing, where the FIS has an upcoming election for a new president, and we’re learning more about a proposed plan to bring ski racing to the Matterhorn. From there we’ll share some news from Alterra, who’s just announced a new foundation that looks to provide financial support to those in its mountain communities, before rounding out the week by bringing you up to speed on the latest from the story of the first ever avalanche that resulted in criminal charges. Find out all you need to know about these topics and check out our favorite edits from the week in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: May 14, 2021

Full disclosure: this is our favorite Top 5 Friday in a long time. Typically at this time of year, we find ourselves discussing off season topics, most of which give ski news a much different feel from mid-winter weeks in which we’re neck deep in competition results. This week, not only do we get to explore some of those off-season topics, but all four of our highlights are quite simply “cool”. From a high school opening a ski building lab, to multiple first descents, a ski-up vaccination event, and plenty more, this week’s news is full of awesome updates. To find out what you need to know from this week in ski news, check out this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: May 7, 2021

This week in ski news, we’ve got a mixed bag of highlights, but don’t worry, they’re all positive. We’ll start things off by sharing the latest updates from U.S. Ski Team athlete Ryan Cochran-Siegle who’s back on snow after suffering a season ending injury in January. From there, we’ll share an encouraging update about skiing’s widening demographic, as well as a story highlighting Breckenridge Ski Patrol’s decision to unionize. Finally, we round things out with an exciting update from legendary trail map artist James Niehues and a few standout 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: April 30, 2021

This week in ski news, we’ve got a mixed bag of highlights. To kick things off, we’ll share what we’re calling chapter 3 in the ongoing Shiffrin saga, as USA Today shared an article this week that provides interesting insights into Mikaela’s recent return to form. Plus, we’ll share news about the likelihood of an explosion of tourism in mountain towns, a couple of exciting multi pass updates, and news of a new ski boot recycling program, courtesy of Tecnica Blizzard. Find out everything you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: April 23, 2021

This week in ski news, we’ve got a couple of exciting announcements from the world of ski racing, where the USST is back on snow for off season training and progress is being made to strengthen the relationship between them and the NCAA. Plus, we’ll check in with the latest news from Granby Ranch, before rounding the week out with a cool story from the world of ski jumping as well as FIVE(!) great edits from this week. Find out all you need to know from this week in ski news, in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: April 16, 2021

This week in ski news, we’ve gone full off-season mode as a majority of our highlights focus on upcoming ski resort projects. To kick things off, we’ll share with you the latest news from Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows, where the long awaited Base-to-Base Gondola project is finally set to get underway this summer. From there we’ll tell you about a very exciting proposal for a new ski resort in British Columbia, before rounding out the theme with a highlight regarding terrain alterations in Alta. Finally, we’ll recap last week’s Audi Nines event and share a couple of great edits to take you into the weekend. Find out what you need to know from the world of ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: April 9, 2021

This week, for the first time in months, ski news had something of an “off season” feel. To get things started, we find ourselves sharing a handful of articles that look at the economic results of the pandemic ski season in Vermont and New Mexico. From there, we’ll provide an update regarding the use of H2-B and J1 visas, share with you news of an exciting partnership between Arapahoe Basin and Bluebird Backcountry, and tell you what we know about the 2021 Audi Nine’s event, currently underway in Crans-Montana. Find out what you need to know from this week’s ski news in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: April 2, 2021

This week in ski news, we kick things off by tieing up some loose ends in the world of FIS Ski racing, as we caught two great articles regarding one of the U.S. Women’s team’s top athletes, and also have a breakdown of prize winnings amongst all FIS athletes. From there, we’ll recap the last stop on the FIS Freestyle circuit before sharing a couple of interesting articles highlighting impressive uphill feats and finally closing things out with a recap of our favorite ski industry April Fool’s pranks. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this installment of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: March 26, 2021

This week in ski news, we find ourselves highlighting a pair of conclusions before finding ourselves looking ahead to what next season might hold. First, we’ll cover the last races of the FIS season and share overall results from this year’s circuit. Then, we’ll shift over to the Freeride World Tour and recap the last event of the season and also share the overall winners. After these two recaps, we’ll turn our attention to a pair of articles that look into what next season might look like for skiers. Good news: the future is bright as we look to move past the pandemic. Find out all you need to know from this week’s ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: March 19, 2021

This week in ski news, we have plenty of competition results to discuss as multiple competitive circuits are beginning to come to an end. In ski racing, we’ve got results from last weekend to discuss, as well as some updates from this week’s championship races which haven’t at all gone according to plan. Plus, we’ll bring you up to speed from last week’s FIS Freeski World Championships in Aspen, as well as the third stop of the Freeride World Tour. Finally, to round things out, we’ll share a cool highlight coming out of Arapahoe Basin, as well as a number of great ski edits from this week. Find out what you need to know from this week in ski news, in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: March 12, 2021

This week in ski news, we start with back to back highlights from the world of racing, where Mikaela Shiffrin and Jessie Diggins independently teamed up to showcase the dominance of the U.S. Women’s Alpine and Cross Country teams. We’ll explain this take in more detail before shifting gears and telling you about a number of resorts that announced extensions to their operating plans this week. Finally, we’ll round things out with a highlight discussing the role of tour guides in America, as well as a number of great ski edits. Find out what you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!