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Sick day, as in ski sickness (aka Häusler’s disease) Ski sickness is a form of motion sickness that can strike skiers, especially when ..read more
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Alpenglow: fire on the mountain Around sunrise and sunset, mountain peaks will sometimes glow red, orange, even purple, in a gorgeous ..read more
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What does shred the gnar mean? You won’t spend much time on the slopes without hearing the quintessential slang phrase: shred the gnar, ..read more
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What is graupel? Look! Up in the sky! Is it snow? Hail? Sleet? No, you meteorological ignoramus, it’s graupel! Of all the types of ..read more
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What’s a wolfpack? A wolfpack is a group of friends, usually guys, who run together. In the context of skiing or snowboarding, these ..read more
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What is a face shot? A face shot occurs when snow sprays a skier or snowboarder’s face on a powder day. The snow must be deep and ..read more
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9 ski apps to track your alpine exploits With a few taps on your iPhone or Android device, ski apps allow you to track a wealth of data on ..read more
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What is an avalanche beacon? An avalanche beacon is the informal name for an avalanche transceiver, a safety device that transmits a ..read more
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Ski trail ratings: history and overview Signs and maps bearing green circles, blue squares, and black diamonds are the main way that U.S ..read more
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What is sastrugi (aka zastrugi)? It’s not easy to ski or snowboard, but sastrugi is a beautiful feature of the winter landscape. Also ..read more

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