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
Après Ski

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 […]

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Après Ski

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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Bode Skis Gates, Do You?

Do You Ski Gates?

Skiing is a sport and at its core is not competitive, but of course we all know that is silly. Most of us in the Upper Midwest are 100% recreational skiers. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic […]

Vail Resorts Buys Wilmot Mountain. The Wilmot Mountain Trail Map

Vail Resorts Buys Wilmot Mountain

The Denver Post notes that Vail Resorts is continuing its strategy of purchasing small strategically located ski resorts with the acquisition of Wilmot Mountain. “We plan to offer our Chicago and Milwaukee guests new season […]

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Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

Working Out for the Ski Season

The Wisconsin Ski Bunny and myself have just rejoined the YMCA. We were members for sometime but had essentially stopped using it years before. Now that it has been years since we have had an active exercise program we changed that. We rejoined and so far we are using the membership. […]

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