As we bid a fond farewell to 2018, the editors at SnoCountry take a look at the news that shaped skiing and riding at mountain resorts across North America over the year.
This year’s Warren Miller flick is titled “Face of Winter,” which for many of us, Warren embodied. With his passing last winter, this year’s film, the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment, pays homage to him and some of his favorite spots: from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more.
Kaylin Richardson charges toward the fjords in "Line of Descent." (Warren Miller Entertainment/Jay Dash)
Coming off the high of the recent Xfinity Killington Cup in Vermont, the stoke for skiing and ski racing is high in the Northeast and across the country. While we all aren’t destined for the World Cup, finding the joy of skiing and riding is attainable to anyone who puts boards on their feet.
New York and Vermont skiers looking to discover the latest in ski and board gear innovations, resort news, lift ticket deals and vacation planning will find all that and more at New York's largest and longest-running winter sports show, the 53rd annual Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo.
Along with digging winter gear out of the closet and tuning up the boards, viewing a Warren Miller film to welcome back ski and ride season is fall ritual for many. This fall, Warren Miller releases its 65th film, No Turning Back.
Disclaimer -- Go see Flow State no matter what you are about to read. I just want to say up front that no matter how you feel about ski porn and the legacy of Warren Miller, you're a lame-a** if you choose to sit on the couch instead of making the annual pilgrimage to kick off this ski season.
One of skiing’s original savants died Wednesday night (Oct. 17) in the French Alps. Emile Allais, who espoused the technique of parallel skiing when Austrian instructors were teaching the Arlberg (wedge) movement, succumbed after a brief illness.