Feb 12, 2013

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The Characters You Meet in a Ski Resort

The Characters You Meet in a Ski Resort

Being a local at a huge ski resort allows for some interesting insights.  You see things at a much different pace than others who populate the mountain.

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Feb 11, 2013

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Top Apres-Ski Scenes on Earth

coverFor many, the art of the Apres (very appropriately transleted from french to “After” in English) scene is as important to the Ski Resort esperience as sliding down a mountain with a waxed plank or two beneath your feet.

It has been a staple of European ski culture as long as Jagermeister has been “curing” the annoying symptoms of frostbite.  There’s nothing like dancing in your ski boots to old anthems to perpetuate the stoke after a great day skiing or snowboarding.

Around the world, cultures may disagree on many things, but one thing that everyone can agree on is a few gluveins, or whatever you choose, at the end of the day.

Here are the best towns where it’s ok to boogie in your ski boots and one-piece until the early hours.  In fact, if you aren’t rocking your ski gear after a hard day on the slopes, you would be the odd one out.

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Feb 8, 2013

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The Ski Town Hustle: How to Get Paid in a Ski Town Without a Job

The Ski Town Hustle:  How to Get Paid in a Ski Town Without a Job

There is a catch-22 to living in a ski town.  Pretty much everything that you want to do in winter costs money.  And very few people actually make money simply by skiing or snowboarding.  There usually is a catch if they do:  shuttling around whining kids and snow-plowing beginners.  

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Feb 5, 2013

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Movies That Have Hurt the Ski Bum Image

Movies That Have Hurt the Ski Bum Image

Living in a resort town, you see a lot of people who visit with certain expectations of the so-called “ski-bum” lifestyle.  Whether it is by the brand new wardrobe, the state of their credit limit, or a vernacular that implies good intentions, yet might as well be a tatoo on your head that says “tourist”. 

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Jan 21, 2013

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The Ski/Snowboard Date: Pros and Cons

The Ski/Snowboard Date:  Pros and Cons

In the ski-resort lifestyle, love can be an elusive concept.  Severely skewed ratios of Y-chromosomes combined with inflated prices on pretty much anything means that the dating scene in ski towns can be a bit precarious.

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