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Time to Register for US Ski and Snowboard with “Early Bird Discount” is running out – October 15th, 2019~

Keystone Opens October 12th, 2019!

Check out this post from Keystone: Keystone says this is the earliest season open in 20 years!! Well, I guess the new snowmaking investment worked out this year. In previous seasons, A-Basin [the closest resort to Keystone] was part of the Vail – Epic Season Pass. As mentioned in a prior post, A-Basin has a…

Guns A Blazing in the Rockies

1st week of October and snow cannons all over the high Rockies are blasting away! Check out some of the resort photos posted on FB: Tip: Follow Copper, Keystone, Loveland and A-Basin on Social Media for the latest updates! Copper, A-Basin, and Loveland are consistently amongst the earliest ski areas in the United States to…

Mail Call….

Ikon and Epic arrive on the same day for the 2019-2020 Ski Season…. what are the odds!!! Perhaps its a Texas Mail thing. Perhaps its a sign the Ski Gods are collaborating the greatest ski season ever, with the most snow, most mountain access, most racing, and fun jam packed into 6 short months of…

Banned for U12

Change is in the air ….

for the 2019-2020 age class U12 and under race season. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Congress in Park City, Utah, drafted and approved several new rules “to help keep cost down and level the playing field”. The summary is: Two races during the season will be run without speed suits. Only one pair of skis…

Buy More Stuff!!!!

Early Season Sales start – now- Labor Day Weekend is the start of ski season buying!….. Some amazing deals to be had in getting prepared.  https://sidelineswap.com Sideline is running a 15% sale off certain items. https://www.peterglenn.com Peterglenn is running 20% on a range of previous season inventory. https://www.backcountry.com Backcountry is offering 25% off on select…

Packing Race Skis for Travel

Ski racers tend to be nomadic people. Chasing snow all over the world, traveling to race starts, and finding that “best” camp experience is just what they do – So, packing and un-packing is just part of ski-race-life! but…. packing skis…. race skis …the very thing that can determine a certain outcome for all that…

Obsession by Oakley

Glad Oakley was able to bring this video back.

Mikaela has a small part but, the message is clear enough for all athletes…. its OK to be obsessed…..

Fluke Tuning Report for Jan. 3rd 2019 Loveland Sync Cup GS Race

Today Jan. 2nd recorded temperatures: At base of Loveland Lift 3 [Bottom of course] Air Temp: 9F at 9:15AM….. 27F at 1:30PM [high of day]….Course in full sun starting ~11:45am till 2pm Snow Temps: -5F ~ -1F 9:30AM …….. 15F ~ 20F in shade at bottom of courseTaken with IR Fluke Meter mod. 561 calibrated…

Head Case…..or, factory Head boot cants

Head boots are a popular choice for many racers. However, how many of us know the factory cant [tilt] of Head boots? Ok, so, why is this important? Because Head boots [like many of the Race products they offer] are kind of different [innovative] from the norm. And, as a racer YOU NEED TO KNOW…