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Sweet Protection Helmet Review

Item Reviewed:  Sweet Protection Switcher Helmet  Reviewed by “QUICK CHICK” , Tracie Max Sachs Tracie is a 5 time World Cup Champion in Speed Skiing. She is the American Women’s record holder, and 4th fastest…


NILS outfit at Keystone

Our epic Keystone ski lesson day

Keystone Resort prides itself on more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, including three peaks, five bowls, a cat-skiing adventure, and night skiing.  A day of ski lessons with an expert Keystone instructor therefore seemed…


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Ample early season snow in Colorado

Lots of Snow = Early Openings Normally, ski resorts don’t open until right around Thanksgiving.  But, here in Colorado we have already been blessed with tremendous snowfall.  Accordingly, several resorts are already open, and a…



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Swiss Alps skiing: an insider’s view

We’ve enjoyed Swiss Alps skiing since November 10, 2017 — Verbier, Switzerland to be exact! The resort of Verbier 4 Vallées officially opens daily from December 2, 2017 and stays open through the end of…


Ski personality test

Ski personality test

The ski personality test simply consists of skiing down a mountain with someone you don’t know well.  You might be surprised to see all the insights that are revealed in a few hours, or less! …


Staying fit with the Swiss

Our new Snowgrrl contributor Tracie, based in the Swiss Alps, shares her and her friends’ tips for staying fit off season. Fall in the Alps Chilly air, vivid colors, and frosty peaks peer over us from…


Skiing economics (part 1)

For many outdoor enthusiasts along the Front Range, the Labor Day holiday represents an important weekend to acquire season passes and gear at hugely discounted prices.  Those planning to stay in the mountains for several…