Climate Change & the Winter Sports Industry (Part Two)

Climate Change & the Winter Sports Industry (Part Two) In part one, we exposed data that accurately demonstrates how Earth’s global temperatures are beginning to rise at exponential rates. The destruction caused by climate change in the local and national winter sports industry was also...

Climate Change & the Winter Sports Industry (Part One)

Climate Change & the Winter Sports Industry (Part One) Impact on National Winter Sports Industry Climate change is a topic that has been constantly swirling amongst scientists, environmentalists and many other professionals. In fact, it was back in the 1820’s when French mathematician Joseph Fourier first proposed the...

Cannonsburg Buys Pando Winter Sports Park

Cannonsburg Buys Pando Winter Sports Park We’re here to tell you, the birthplace of competitive snowboarding is not dead.  Rumors are just that. Rumors, and the individuals in the snowsports community appear to be a speculative bunch. In addition to rumor, allegations were swirling around that Cannonsburg Ski...

PRESEASON GEAR GRABS: TRADE-UPS & SKI SWAPS

PRESEASON GEAR GRABS: TRADE-UPS & SKI SWAPS Out west, snow’s falling. Here in Michigan the temps are falling, too. Ski season is so close you can taste it in the air. Many of us have our eyes on the weather and are thinking about winter ski plans – shaping our budgets for gear, buying lift tickets and...

Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis

Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis | A Family Affair My first introduction to the Thompson family was back in the fall of 2008 covering the Snowsports Summit and Skitoberfest at Boyne Mountain. Back then, not only did Boyne have their usual fall festivities throughout...

Winter Is Back

Winter Is Back In case you didn't notice, winter is back in Michigan as the upper midwest got smacked with a serious cold front that ripped through over the past 10 days and it's not looking to let up!  After a couple weeks of sliding on slush in the fog, these arctic...