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Indy Pass On Sale Date 3/1 for Past Members and Wait Listed, 3/8 Public, No Price Increase

INDY ANNOUNCES 200 RESORT GUARANTEE FOR 2024/25 – NO PRICE INCREASE FOR RETURNING PASSHOLDERS  Indy Passes go on sale March 1 for all current passholders, all past passholders, and all waitlisted individuals. On Sale to the General Public March 8, while supplies last.  Adult Pass Just $279 GRANBY, COLORADO – Indy Pass announced today that prices for...

McCall, Idaho and Brundage Mountain Part 1

McCALL, ID – So shoot me, I never learned what a shot-ski was until long after college. “You don’t spend enough time in ski town bars,” my skiing wingman intoned, chuckling, and he’s right. That’s because I didn’t spend much time in ski towns period. As a kid it was condos at Sugarbush, my cousin’s house (and big, BIG jacuzzi) at Whiteface, or my college pal’s...

Saveur the Journey French Alps Ski and Culinary Trip March 8-16 Offered at Reduced Price

***STOP THE PRESSES!*** Saveur the Journey, perhaps the country’s premiere skiing/snowboarding and culinary tour operator has just announced openings for their imminent French Alps tour at reduced prices. Saveur the Journey specializes in bucket list trips for skiers, snowboarders, fisherfolk, and other outdoorsy types who also are foodies in the biggest way...

Happy 100th Anniversary FIS – International Skiing Federation

Big props to the  Kitzbühel Ski Club, the organizer of the Hahnenkamm Races, for alerting the skiing world that the FIS – the International Skiing Federation – celebrated its 100th birthday on February 2. Following an International Winter Sports Week held in in Chamonix from the last week of January 1924, which was also the first Winter Olympic Games...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing – The Genesis of Gunstock Mountain

[Author’s Note:  This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on New Hampshire’s Gunstock Mountain.Though usually overlooked when discussing the gnarliest terrain in the east, Gunstock’s contributions to skiing history are monumental, dating all the way back to the primordial age of the sport in America. Small, but plucky, what Gunstock lacks in haute chic, it...

New Hampshire’s Tenney Mountain Reopens to Well-deserved Fanfare

PLYMOUTH, NH – Sometimes it takes a legend to build a legend. Or in the case of Tenney Mountain Ski Resort it took a legend to rebuild a legend. Extreme skiing pioneer, Warren Miller film star, and Hall of Fame skier Dan Egan and a team from North Country Development Group led by Steven Kelly have reopened Tenney, for many decades a New Hampshire go-to ski...

Double Coup for Indy Pass, Jackson Hole Partnership and Hickory Ski Center Rescue

It’s been a sizzling off-season for Indy Pass as they have swelled to 185 resorts across three continents – the largest non-corporate pass on the planet. Now they have announced two new exciting proijects. Firs, in conjunction with Unofficial Networks, they have combined efforts to provide financial assistance to Hickory Ski Center in Warrensburg, New...

Saveur the Journey Running Holiday Sale Special, Ends December 9

Saveur the Journey, the outstanding athletic and culinary travel outfit that I took to Argentina is running a sale through December 9, Small Business Saturday. The slate of trips they have lined up for 2024 and 2025 are all bucket lists….bucket lists plus, actually, because not only do cross off an athletic endeavor, you dine on all the finest culinary delights...

Snowbound Expo, Hall of Fame, NASJA Journalists Ring in the New Season at Annual Boston Confab

Consider the stoke fired! Skiers and boarders from all across the east coast spent last weekend in Boston to kickoff the winter season, as they have for over two generations. Now called the Snowbound Expo and run by Great Britain’s Raccoon Management, thousands of winter sports enthusiasts and industry insiders gathered at the sparkling new Boston Convention...

Spiffy New Jordan Hotel at Sunday River Brings Ski-in, Ski-Out to Resort’s Western Reserve Area

New Jordan Hotel at Sunday River Brings Ski-in, Ski-Out to Resort’s Western Reserve Area —by Jay Flemma, special to NASJA— NEWRY, MAINE – Maine’s iconic Sunday River just opened a game changer; the new Jordan Hotel brings ski-in and ski-out convenience to the emerging Western Reserve Area of the resort.   Already sprawled across seven peaks...

Idaho’s Brundage Mountain Opens New High-speed Quad to Summit

Idaho’s Brundage Mountain Opens New High-speed Quad to Summit —by Jay Flemma, special to the Communications Committee— McCALL, ID – Central Idaho’s Brundage Mountain is debuting their newest lift this season:  The new “Centennial Express”, a Doppelmayr 4CLD lift, will cut the ride time from base to summit from 16 minutes to just six. The upgrade...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing, Part 11 – Pats Peak

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing, Part 11 – Pats Peak —by Jay Flemma— DATELINE: THE ONLY HENNIKER ON PLANET EARTH, N.H. – It’s astounding the people you meet that learned to ski at New Hampshire’s tiny, but plucky Pats Peak:  real estate magnates who play Monopoly with real buildings, skiing celebrities from chichi mountain towns all...