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Arapahoe Basin Reopens

The Legend is set to resume ski season. After being closed for more than two months amid the COVID-19 public health crisis, Arapahoe Basin will reopen for socially distanced skiing on Wednesday May 27. With an online reservation, skiers will be able to celebrate spring and make slushy turns on what is still a solid Continue reading…

6 Skier-Approved Ways to Liven Up Your Quarantine

Isolation got you down? Almost two months into the COVID-19 public health crisis, the long haul is starting to feel more real. If you’re sick of your new normal, unsatisfied by your new routine, or finding it increasingly difficult to be positive, you may benefit from making your quarantine more interesting. We’ve got some ideas Continue reading…

Mount Baldy Reopens Ski Season

Last week, California’s Mount Baldy became the first North American ski resort to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. The resort fired up operations on April 22 after golf courses in several of the state’s counties were permitted to reopen. The decision to resume ski season, though, wasn’t made lightly. “We are taking the COVID-19 crisis very Continue reading…

Epic and Ikon Pass Updates Regarding Coronavirus

This post was edited on April 27 with updates from Vail Resorts. Rather than spring break, Alterra Mountain Company and Vail Resorts got a PR nightmare. After suspending resort operations on March 14, the two ski and tourism industry giants have been attempting to chart a course through dark waters. The public health crisis hurled Continue reading…

How to Ski Cliffs with Owen Leeper

Powder7 athlete Owen Leeper (@o_leeps) explains how to ski cliffs…and how to move on to bigger airs. Watch Owen go huge  How to Ski Cliffs: The Quick Guide 1) Start small and work your way up. Find a good cliff to start out on, a few feet high. 2) Check out the landing, and check Continue reading…

Skiing for All: This is Powder7

Video: Jake Burchmore | Words: Matt McDonald Skiing for All The soul of skiing takes countless forms. You find it in the lifelong blue-square cruiser. The four-year-old tyke making her first turns. The human-powered adventurer who traded season passes for an adventure dog and a pair of skins. The gate-crashing prodigy headed for Olympic gold. Continue reading…

The Skier’s Reading List

Just because we say “stoked” a lot doesn’t mean we don’t read. You know how skiing powder kind of tickles your synapses? Well, the same can’t be said for mindlessly perusing social media drivel after your ski day. Reading about skiing makes you a complete player, a more informed citizen, a more skiing skier. As Continue reading…