We recently added a new member to our family – a little girl. Having a baby has put travel on the back-burner for the last 6 months while we were busy pursuing a different type of adventure. But we’re not going to stop traveling just because we have a kid, and she’s going to have to learn how to do […]
Although our home ski hill, Crystal Mountain, will be open for spring/summer skiing until at least mid-June, we’re nearing the end of the winter ski season here in the Cascades. Some snow will still fall, of course, but the majority of cold powder days are behind us. Soon the long, slow process of melting the 10+ feet of compacted snow […]
Red Mountain, a ski resort in Rossland, British Columbia, is the type of place that many avid skiers have heard of but few have actually visited. It’s known as much for it’s lack of pretension and crowds as it is for it’s expert-friendly skiing and dry, fluffy snow. Last weekend we did a road trip to give Red Mountain a […]
St Anton (subject of my previous post) is one of several ski areas in the large Ski Arlberg region; lift tickets there include access to the nearby resorts of Stuben, Sonnenkopf, Zürs, and, most notably, Lech, which we visited for a day. Lech is a decidedly upscale place that caters to wealthy folks from across Europe. Accommodations and food are […]
Skiing is Austria’s national sport & favorite hobby; the country has hundreds of ski areas serving a population about the size of WA & OR combined. Many of them are small local hills churning out the best ski racers of any country in world, but there are quite a few large resorts. Most famous among them is Sankt Anton am Arlberg, […]
Since moving to Seattle we've become avid skiers. I loved it before moving here, of course, and skied fairly often while growing up in Minnesota (I logged 38 days & nights at Welch Village in my senior year of high school). The mole hills in the M...
Wanting to capitalize on an epic season that brought 200" of snow in the first 20 days of February (and almost 700" season-to-date on Feb 20th), I took an impromptu trip to Alaska to go skiing over President's Day weekend. Alyeska Resort, in Girdw...