A picture from the main lift looking uphill at Whitecap Mountain Resort

Whitecap Mountain Resort

Whitecap Mountain Resort is located in Northern Wisconsin around Hurley. It is in the area where Big Powderhorn Mountain and the Big Snow Country resorts are located, so this area is a ski mecca for […]

Training to Ski -- Am image of an Amtrak train with snow and pine trees
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Training to Ski

For the annual ski trip instead of driving to ski we were “training” to ski. That is we took the Empire Builder Amtrak train from Columbus Wisconsin to Whitefish Montana. In my previous two trips […]

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The Sharp Edge

Avalanche Beacons Inbounds

Responding to Unofficial Networks I reckon most skiers do not know what an avalanche beacon is let alone wonder if they need to wear such beacons inbounds at resorts. However, Unofficial Networks editorializes on the […]

Trainerroad review -- a screen capture of my trainerroad wnorkout -- kennedy mountai
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Trainerroad Review

I recently purchased the annual license to Trainerroad and I present to you this Trainerroad review! Disclosure Every review I write contains this disclosure statement (maybe not the early ones but I do note how […]

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Mancuso vs. Vonn

Much is being made of a rivalry between Julia Mancuso and Lyndsey Vonn. I am connected to the women via Facebook and Twitter (for whatever that is worth). So I base this post on what […]

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Freestyle Ski Events Today

Today the men’s freestyle mogul ski happens. The qualification round starts at 4:30 pm CST and the medal round starts at 7:30 pm CST. Team USA features Patrick Deneen, Michael Morse, Bryon Wilson, and Nathan […]

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Windy City Ski

I want to publicly call out another ski business. I want to welcome Windy City Ski to the Wisconsin Skier World. If you live in the Chicago-land area I suggest you check them out. I […]

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I rarely and explicitly copyright any of my works here. Nor do I put up notices of other copyrights here. Most of the work here is owned by myself through Snowflake MSM LLC but I […]

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Travelling Skier

If you ski, you travel. Most of our skiing is done locally, but not all. After all, for those of us in the Upper Midwest if we want world class skiing we need to go […]

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