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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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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Skiing on Mud

   This weekend I was skiing with friends and family at Indianhead Mountain and at Blackjack. Saturday was a good day, with lots of fresh snow and for the most of the day the snow continued […]

A better free body diagram

A Better Free Body Diagram!

One of the items I’ve been talking about here are the physics of skiing and focusing on the basic Newtonian Mechanics of skiing. Of late I’ve taken the approach to talk about basic force and […]

Clothes make the skier

Clothes Make the Skier

Proper clothing is important when skiing, and while I rarely concern myself with being fashionable I do not want to look like a dweeb (gaper, gorby, jerry, etc) anymore than I want to look like […]

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