What would it be like to own a home in the mountains? To ski to and from your backyard, and to quit lugging your equipment through the airport—or better yet, to forgo rental skis and boots forever?
Don't throw the boards into storage just yet. March, April, and even May (if you ski at Mt. Bachelor) are the best months to get great deals on lodging, lift tickets, and equipment, all while curating a gnarly goggle tan. Sun, brews, music, and costumes are what make spring skiing the next best alternative to an epic powder day. Here's where to close out yet another great season of shredding.
In Park City, the Canadians ruled supreme: both Mike Riddle and Rosalind Groenewoud placed first. Jen Hudak, Simon Dumont, Kevin Rolland, and Keltie Hansen also podiumed. Here are photos from the snowy event.
January is "Learn a Snow Sports" month. So why not pick up Nordic jumping? As the 2010 Olympic athletes gear up for their trip to Vancouver in a few weeks, you can fine tune your own skills at Olympic events in Park City, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. They've got introductory courses in nearly all Olympic disciplines, from bobsledding to curling to slalom skiing.