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 […]

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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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ski race at Ski Brule

The Races

Ski Brule March 6 & 7, 2010. The sun was bright, the weather warm, and the snow melting. However, the children were focused (for the most part) on ski racing. The skiing was fun to […]

Glen Plake at the Windy City Ski and Snowboard Show of 2014

Ski and Snowboard Show

October 26, 2014 Lorie and I attended the Windy City Ski and Snowboard Show of 2014 and the event of was very enjoyable, there was a good variety of booths to check out. There were […]

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Boards vs. Board

A lot is made of the snowboarder vs. skier battle. No doubt, when reading message boards and various magazines it does seem like there is real conflict between snowboarders and skiers. However, most of it […]

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Sunday Chilly Sunday!

I finally managed to get some carving in, and it was good, but it was cold. We went up north last Friday with the intention of skiing on Saturday. However, looking at the mercury and […]

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