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Ski Essentials for Beginners

Part 1: Planning and Preparation For the sake of this post, I will assume that you have an upcoming ski trip or vacation you are planning and that you or someone in your party is a beginner who might be a little anxious about how everything will go. I will take you through the same…

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December 10, 2021

How to Plan the Perfect Ski Vacation

Planning a ski vacation can often feel overwhelming with so many questions to be answered. Where do we go? Do we fly or do we drive? Do we stay at ski in/ski out spots or are we okay with walking, public transportation or shuttling? Do we rent gear when we arrive or bring our gear…

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November 29, 2021

Selecting the Perfect Ski

Many times, guests are concerned about finding the “perfect” ski, which is sometimes referred to as the “utility knife” or the “one ski quiver.” Skiers dream of the ski that will do everything for them and be exceptional in every condition and slope. Does that even exist? Many will say that you don’t select skis…

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October 8, 2021

Insider Tips to Skiing Deer Valley Resort

  Deer Valley Resort is consistently ranked among the top skiing destinations in North America and many will ask why? Well, they are ranked #1 because they tell everyone they are #1! They truly believe it and you can come see for yourself if you like the Kool-Aid they are drinking.  In all seriousness, it’s…

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January 22, 2021

Rental Ski Boot Fitting 101

Most rental ski customers experience a bowling alley-type experience at the rental shop.  The windows are foggy, and it smells like a mix of a boy’s locker room and Lysol Disinfectant spray.  That’s the moment you know you have arrived and your once-a-year Family Ski Trip is about to begin.  The rental tech then calls…

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December 31, 2020