From Where I Sit

From Where I Sit

As I’ve been telling you since I first ascending this pulpit, there is nothing you can do to help your skiing more than procuring a properly fit ski boot. There is no way to compensate for its absence, no alternative that makes the choice of boot immaterial. It is, in...
Checking in on the 2024 Women’s Market

Checking in on the 2024 Women’s Market

Every few years I take a deep dive into the women’s ski market, partly to re-visit the latest trends in the overall women’s field and partly to identify brands that have done the most to differentiate their women’s models from their unisex counterparts. This week’s...
Re-Thinking the Fundamentals

Re-Thinking the Fundamentals

What if you had the chance to start over with a clean slate, not with something as monumental as a relationship – normally too complex to even contemplate – but something with more definable behavioral boundaries, like a ski test card, to choose a random...

Advice for Silver Skiers & Other Tidbits

This week’s Revelation is an amalgam of important messages for any skiers looking for new skis and/or boots this year.  Its recommendations are tilted in favor of the silver skier set, if only because one new product in particular is heaven-sent for this constituency....
Snowbird Secrets: On Traverses

Snowbird Secrets: On Traverses

Traverses, as the name denotes, cut across the grain of gravity. They are the access points – access bands, actually – to the three giant spirals that radiate from Hidden Peak. They are the paths to adventure, the roads that skirt the edge of the event horizon.  Most...