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Blog Profile / Mike Doyle's Skiing Blog


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Filed Under:Winter Sports / Skiing
Posts on Regator:1469
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Archived Since:November 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

McConkey - The Movie You've Been Waiting For

McConkey, a full length documentary film from Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, celebrates the life of Shane McConkey - professional skier, actor, innovator and family man. Drawing from thousands of hours...Show More Summary

September Snow Fall

Ski resorts around the country are starting to report first sights of snow. The white stuff has been rumored at Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Breckenridge, Colorado; Taos, New Mexico; and several more. Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe has even reported three to four inches on its upper mountain!... Read Full Post

The Family Who Skis Together...

Just this summer, CBS Colorado wrote an article about how the ski industry might be facing a long-term decline in visitors. CBS interviewed Ed Sealover, from the Denver Business Journal, to discuss his concerns.... Read Full Post

Ski and Snowboard Shows 2013

Here's a list of some of the major ski and snowboard shows and expos that are scheduled around North America this fall. These shows are in major metropolitan areas. There are some in smaller cities that I don't have the dates for, so watch the Sports or Entertainment sections of your local paper for dates and times of local Ski and Snowboard Shows.... Read Full Post

Sundance Film Festival to Stay in Park City

Film fans, Utah locals, and Park City tourists alike have reason to celebrate this week, thanks to the announcement that the Sundance Film Festival will stay in Park City through 2026, now with a start date that falls after the Martin Luther King holiday.... Read Full Post

Watch Out for Ski Vacation Rental Scams

You plan your ski vacation well in advance, pray for snow, finally arrive at your destination and you're set, or so you think. There's always been a ton of internet scams, but ski vacation rental scams, unfortunately, are on the rise.... Read Full Post

Kite Skiing

Want to try something new this winter? Consider kite skiing - a form of skiing that involves using a harness and a kite to catch some speed, and maybe even catch some air.... Read Full Post

Planning Your Ski Vacation

Are you considering taking your family on a ski vacation this season? It's important to choose a ski resort that is geared towards families and children. Not all ski resorts are suitable for younger or beginner skiers.... Read Full ...

Ski Resorts' Season Pass Deadlines

A season pass at your favorite ski resort is the best way to save money. It's almost the time of year that most of the early bird, discounted resort season pass sales come to end, and prices climb considerably.... Read Full Post

Protect Our Winters

According to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune, Jeremy Jones' climate advocacy foundation, Protect Our Winters, has just gotten a lot more powerful. The premiere resorts in the Mountain Collective - Alta, Snowbird, Aspen Snowmass,Show More Summary

Ski Resorts' Oktoberfest 2013

Oktoberfest is a German tradition, a celebration of good fun, good beer and gorgeous fall weather. Where better to celebrate than at a ski resort, surrounded by awe-inspiring autumn foliage and crisp mountain air? Here's our selection of the some of the best Oktoberfest festivities this fall.... Read Full Post

Lindsey Vonn Back 0n Skis

Lindsey Vonn, smiling and pain free, clicked into her skis for the first time in almost seven months last Saturday when she rejoined the Best in the World women's speed team for the first day of a two-week camp in Portillo, Chile. On Sunday she picked up the pace slightly with five runs consisting of easy drills and minor arcing on flat terrain. Show More Summary

Back-to-School Skiing: Season Passes for New England College Students

Student skiers might want to add another item to their shopping lists: a pass for the 2013/2014 ski season, which will probably offer a lot more fun than the sundry of other back-to-school items, like text books and dorm supplies. Fortunately,...Show More Summary

Best Ski Resort Weddings

Have you always dreamed of a Winter Wonderland wedding? For the skiing duo who spends a lot of time on the slopes, a ceremony on the summit of a mountain seems a perfect way to tie the knot.... Read Full Post

Back-to-School Skiing: How to Start a Ski Club

Ski clubs are a great way to make it to the mountain more often than you might be able to on your own, while also making friends.  If you're in high school or college and can't find a ski club to join, then it's up to you to start one.... Read Full Post

Shop Now: End-of-Summer Ski Clothing Sales

If you're in the market for a new pair of ski pants, or looking to score a deal on a ski jacket, now's the time to start your search. As online ski clothing stores start gearing up for the new season, you can find last year's goods at seriously discounted prices. Check out these sites, which are currently offering awesome end-of-summer sales:... Read Full Post

Most Beautiful Skiing Destinations

With blue-sky rooftops and powder snow floors, skiing is an inherently natural pursuit, making the sport just about its outdoor surroundings as about the trails, lodges and lifts. A beautiful backdrop can make any run that much moreShow More Summary

Sochi 2014 Olympics - Germany's Alpine Ski Team

Taking a close look at the 2013 FIS World Cup ski racing results of Germany's men and women alpine racing team, you can see that veterans Felix Neureuther, Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Viktoria Rebensburg were still the big guns on the team, as they have been for quite a few seasons and will be again in this Olympic year.... Read Full Post

USA's Logan Wins 2014 Freeskiing Halfpipe Opener

U.S. Freeskiing athlete Devin Logan of West Dover, VT, won the halfpipe event in the 2014 Audi FIS World Cup freeskiing opener at Cardrona, New Zealand. The USA took four of six podiums with Angeli VanLaanen (Salt Lake City) second in...Show More Summary

Surefoot in Sneakers

I'm quite used to trekking around ski resorts, passing the Surefoot ski boot shop and seeing customers standing on the Surefoot custom ski boot footbed scanning apparatus. However, it was a bit of a surprise when, on a recent visit to New York City, I was window shopping while walking up 7th Ave. Show More Summary

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