Blog Profile / Mike Doyle's Skiing Blog


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Archived Since:November 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Summer Fun at Ski Resorts

When you are planning your family summer outings and looking for things to do, places to hike or mountain bike, don't forget your favorite ski resort. Make it a point to check out all the summer activities available at ski resorts as you may be pleasantly surprised at all the features many resorts offer during the summer and early fall seasons.... Read Full Post

Cross Country Skiing Growing Fast

This past ski season, I was really surprised by the growing number of skiers who were trying cross country skiing for the first time. The golf course near my home is converted each winter into a looping, groomed series of trails that are excellent for learning how to cross country ski. Lessons are provided each morning and afternoon.... Read Full Post

Still Skiing In Vermont

Jay Peak Resort, Killington Resort, and Sugarbush Resort will be spinning lifts and shredding soft bumps and groomer track on over 50 trails this first weekend in May. Saturday, May 3, 2014 marks the 192nd day in operation for Killington Resort. Show More Summary

Ski Europe In Late Spring

If you still want to keep skiing after the the lifts close at your favorite ski area, think about heading off to Europe for a couple of late April weeks. Besides getting some very good lodging deals, here are ten reasons why you can find the Alps to be an excellent and affordable destination for a family ski vacation.... Read Full Post

Top Ten Skiers In Sochi Olympic Men's Freestyle Events

This week, let's take a look at the top ten finishers in each of the men's freestyle disciplines. Of course we'll start with the Slopestyle event where it was an all USA podium. One thing to keep in mind about the Olympic slopestyleShow More Summary

Make Your Own Ski Rack

If you are looking for a nice spring or summer project that gives you the chance to play with skis for a little bit more then check out the slotted ski rack I made. It's very similar to the racks you most often see in the rental areas - the kind where you just slide the skis in and they hang by the ski shovels.... Read Full Post

How To Store Your Skis Until Next Season

I know some of us are still getting in some late season turns, but with more grass showing and the trees starting to bud and some even thinking about the snow shedding game of golf - sooner or later all of us will be putting up our skis until - hopefully - early next fall.... Read Full Post

Vail Resorts 2014-15 Epic Pass Early Bird Price Deadline Looms

To lock in the Vail Resorts Epic Pass early bird price of $729 (the early bird price of the adult Epic Pass and $379 for children ages 5-12) you need to put down $49 today - April 13th. You may have heard that in some previous years the early bird pricing deadline was extended - but I'm not aware of any extensions for the 2014-15 Epic Pass.... Read Full Post

Top Ten Skiers In Sochi Olympic Women's Freestyle Events

Now that all the welcome home celebrations for the U.S. Freestyle Olympic Champions have pretty much settled down it's a good time to take a closer look at the top ten finishers in each of the events.... Read Full Post

How to Ski Better in Spring Snow

There are some great spring skiing conditions setting up all around the country. I've heard from a number of readers who love skiing in the spring but find they get too tired too quickly.... Read Full Post

Vermont Ski Resort April Deals & Events

As Yogi Berra used to say, "It ain't over 'til it's over," and the skiing in Vermont is still going strong. In the midst of a pretty epic year as far as snow storms go, don't be too surprised if some Vermont resorts are still spinning chairlifts at the end of April - and that's no April Foolin'.... Read Full Post

U.S. Freestyle Championships Wrapup

Wild and windy weather couldn't put a damper on the competition at the USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships weekend at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. Saturday was all about the flipping and spinning at the men's and women's aerial event as both U.S. Ski Team veterans and development athletes fought for podium spots.... Read Full Post

Deneen And Outtrim U.S. Freestyle Mogul Champions

The USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships weekend at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah got off to a rousing start with Friday's men's and women's mogul competition. Forty-three women and sixty-two men threw down their best qualification run under a partly cloudy sky that cleared completely in time for a really thrilling round of finals.... Read Full Post

Top 10 Skiers In Sochi Olympic Women's Alpine Races

This week let's take a look back at the Sochi 2014 Olympic women's alpine races. In the midst of all the excitement of the Olympic games sometimes it seems the races all run into each other.... Read Full Post

U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Ted Ligety Gets Hero Welcome

If you are headed to Park City, Utah to attend Skiing History Week, to catch the Freestyle National Championships at Deer Valley Resort, enjoy Spring Grüv at Canyons Resort or maybe just to ski all the beUTAHful spring snow you will also have the opportunity to get your picture taken with U.S. Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety.... Read Full Post

Vail Resorts 2014-15 Epic Pass Adds Skiing In Alps

The Epic Pass, on sale now for the 2014-15 season, has once again added skiing in the Alps as Vail Resorts has finalized a partnership with Verbier, in Switzerland and France's Les 3 Vallees.... Read Full Post

Steeps And Stashes At Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley recently convened the resort's first ever Steeps and Stashes clinic and the two day program was a rousing success. If you have ever visited Deer Valley you know why the Park City, Utah resort has been voted the best resort...Show More Summary

Olympic Champion Ski Racer Maria Hoefl-Riesch Retires

AP Press is reporting that it was a bittersweet ceremony in Munich, Germany where three-time Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch belatedly received the 2014 Downhill trophy as she announced her retirement. "My decision is to end my career now," the 29-year-old Hoefl-Riesch told reporters in Munich on Thursday.... Read Full Post

Maine Maple Weekend At Sunday River Resort

Sunday River Resort is celebrating Maine Maple Weekend with a weekend of maple madness from March 21 to 23, including the season's last mid-mountain Peak Dinner, Sugaring House tours, and more. This all coincides with Maine Maple Sunday, a statewide celebration of Maine's rich maple sugaring history.... Read Full Post

It's Spring Skiing - Put Some Color In Your Compression Socks

At the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show I came across the Zensah booth with a line of compression socks of various colors, there were White, Neon Pink, Green, Orange and Yellow, plus Electric Blue and Hot Pink.... Read Full Post

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