Personally, I am not one for New Year’s resolutions. Sure they can be fun to talk about, but do many of us actually follow them? When it comes to miskireport.com, a typical New Year’s resolution happens much earlier than January 1 and involves a bit more planning than ‘I am going to lose 10 pounds’. Not that there is anything wrong with that goal, it just doesn’t jive well with what we try to do.
Avid followers might recall the post ‘Change is Good’ from December 2009. This was not just the start of a new ski season, it was the launch of an entire rebranding for MiSkiReport. New logo, new website, and taking a step back and really looking at our ethos and the direction things needed to head. Judging by the positive feedback we’ve received, we’re continuing to head in that direction.
Looking back on 2010, we covered a number of great things. Consider this twenty-ten, the recap. Check it out and we’ll see you in 2011 with more changes.
Money Can’t Buy Class | Part-1 | Part-2
We caught up with Michigan native and co-owner of Aspen’s High Society Freeride Co., Jason Flynn, on how he got his start in the biz and growing up shredding hills in the mitten.
Truth in Motion | Road to Vancouver
A great documentary that was filmed prior to the 2010 Olympic Games, and followed World Cup athletes as they prepared for the major event. This was a true inside look at what makes each racer tick, what drives them forward, and what makes then want to win.
Lindsey Vonn | America’s Girl, America’s Injury
Another great story leading up to the 2010 Olympic Games was that of Lindsey Vonn’s controversial Sports Illustrated cover (hardly), and the recent injury she had to her shin which led to us demystifying what is known as ‘shin bang’.
Round up from Test Fest 2010
A recap of our invitation to the industry event to check out all the gear that you saw hit the shelves this season.
Featured Location | Shanty Creek Resort
A visit to Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire to witness firsthand, the renovations that had recently taken place at Summit Mountain and explore the terrain.
Sugar Loaf’s Attempt to Gain a Shred of Respect
Fresh off of a visit to Northern Michigan and a running backroads the previous summer, we caught wind that a new developer was moving in and trying to setup shop at the now defunct Sugar Loaf Resort in Cedar, MI.
Followed up a number of responses and continuous research:
Sugar Loaf Speaks Back – personal email from Liko Smith
Sugar Loaf Mountain | Team Meeting – details of the meeting taking place.
Liko Smith | Speculation and Clarity – Liko talks circles like any good politician before jumping ship.
State of the Industry
An inside look at how Michigan’s resorts faired last season and what to expect this season.
Chris Laker Interview | Up and Coming
A sweet sit down interview after the Birmingham Rail Jam with pro-skier Chris Laker. Talks of Dew Tour, equipment and what his future plans are.
Michigan Ski Film Festival | Traverse City | Grand Rapids
MiSkiReport.com and Epic Planks Ski Co. set out to bring you two ski flicks that were very different than your run of the mill Warren Miller film.
The Blizzard of 2010? | Weekend Recap
Looking back just a couple weeks, Northern Michigan got slammed with snow and fresh pow was had at most resorts across the state.
Thanks to all the followers and contributors of MiSkiReport.com – watch for more in 2011!