Whistler after the Vail Acquisition

Whistler after the Vail Acquisition

Since I consider Whistler Blackcomb to be my home mountain, I have reviewed my skiing and snowboarding experience in past reviews here and here. However a major change is transforming this ski area after the purchase by Vail Resorts in 2017, and my last visit earlier in 2019 showed some immediate changes to the resort. [...]

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Magic Pass in the Alps to entice Skiers by making Skiing more affordable

Magic Pass in the Alps to entice Skiers by making Skiing more affordable

A huge trend in the way ski lift tickets are sold in recent years is through the sale of multi-resort ski passes. This trend was started in the United States with the Mountain Collective and Epic Pass. Traditionally, lift ticket prices in Europe are generally better value with day tickets in top resorts like St. [...]

Denmark opens Ski Facility on a Waste-to-Energy Plant

Denmark opens Ski Facility on a Waste-to-Energy Plant

Normally most people would not associate with skiing alongside a waste incinerator. However Bjarke Ingels designed a waste-to-energy power plant with the idea to incorporate a ski hill on its rooftop, making an urban ski area in Copenhagen possible throughout the year. Dubbed Copenhill, the facility officially opened to the public on 4th October 2019 [...]

Back to Skiing at the Pacific Northwest – Trip Prologue

Back to Skiing at the Pacific Northwest – Trip Prologue

While I picked up skiing in Canada, I have travelled with a group of my friends based in Asia to Japan where it is closer to my place of residence at this point in time. However circumstances on the last ski season somehow found us all heading to Canada and I was enthusiastic to show [...]