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Jeremy Benson mountain biking. Photo by Eric Asistan.

Mountain Biking is Good for Skiers

Not that you needed an excuse to go ride. But it turns out, mountain biking counts as ski conditioning too. Pro skier Jeremy Benson tells us why and suggests a few good trails to check out.

dinged helmet

Helmets are Good

Sometimes it takes a wake up call to remind you that it's important to protect your brain. Here is Jeremy Benson's story, so you don't need you own.

May Powder Skiing

Snow Still Falling Near Lake Tahoe

Powder skiing on May 22? Cooler temperatures and frequent storms rolling through the area make skiing at several resorts in the west, including Mammoth, still possible. More snow is still predicted.

Weather Map

Tahoe Gets Dumped On

The latest storm has pummeled Tahoe resorts and is currently heading east, with blizzard warnings through Utah and Colorado. Jeremy Benson gives us a powder-day update from Alpine Meadows, California.

"You gettin' my good side?" Danny Day tears down Squallywood's silver screen.

Opening Day at Squaw

For those to whom Squaw Valley is a religion, rejoice, your church has reopened for worship. JT Holmes celebrated opening day by BASE-jumping off the tram. Video here.

Mammoth Opening Day 1

Opening Day at Mammoth

On the earliest opening day since 1994, Mammoth Mammoth celebrated by giving out free lift tickets. So what if half the population of California showed up? At least you could ski top-to-bottom corn off Chair 23 in mid-October.

Alpine Meadows' Estelle Bowl

Anatomy: Alpine Meadows' Estelle Bowl

While technically inbounds, Estelle Bowl feels as close to backcountry as you can get at a ski resort. Ride the Summit Six chair, then take the ridgeline traverse to the north past two other bowls to reach Estelle, which offers sheltered north-facing trees, wide-open powder shots, and 45-degree spines.