Thursday, January 24, 2013

Aspen's Winter X Games are on!

Aspen's Winter X Games are on...the 17th year of ESPN's crazy on snow superpipe and slopestyle bash at Aspen's Buttermilk.

But don’t tune in to see the exciting skier and snowboarder cross events -  those have been cut from the racy, rowdy program. Maine's Gold Medalist Seth Wescot won't be attending since his best event has been removed from the roster. He and other SBX and Skier X atheltes like Daron Rahlves are setting their sights on the WInter Olympics in Sochi Russia!

Tune in teh ESPN this weekend to see Maine's Simon Dumont skiing, Vermont snowboard gals Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter, and Shaun White riding the super pipe, he was practicing his triple cork 1440 at Aspen earlier this week.

More on Aspen's Winter X Games on Heather's ski blog...

Stay warm and enjoy winter my ski friends!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

How to Dress for Ski Success!

As ski journalists, we learn the ins and outs, do's and don'ts of how to dress for a day of skiing. Like the boy scouts' mantra - "BePrepared" and Murphy's Law, certain ski day prep can make or break your day on the slopes.

Here is Heather Burke's Ski Dress Code blog, including some of her favorite ski products:
  • Hot Chillys base layer
  • Rossignol Experience 88 Skis
  • Rossingol Electra 100 Ski Boots
  • Obermeyer Jacket & Ski Pants
  • Grandoe Leather Ski Gloves,
  • HotHands handwarmers
  • Serius Boot Dryer Sticks
  • Smith IO Recon Goggles
  • SmartWool Ski Sox
  • Turtle Fur neck warmer/balaclava
  • Kerma Composite Ski Poles

Then there are the more sentimental and style items that Heather can't seem to ski without, her Tiffany's bracelet engraved with her broher Kevin's initials and her gangster bling belt!

What are your go to, must ski with items?

See you on the slopes! www.familyskitrips.com

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Mountain matchmaking? Skiing Sugar Daddy?

Calling all skiing cougars, snow bunnies who need a buddy, and single ladies who no longer wish to wait in the singles' line...here is "SeekingArrangement.com" online dating site's latest list on The Top 10 Ski Resort to find your richie rich ski sugar daddy! We at Luxury Ski Trips have skied them all...but we weren't looking to hook up, we were hooked on their skiing though!

1. Whistler, British Columbia

2. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

3. Vail, Colorado

4. Deer Valley/Park City, Utah

5. Telluride, Colorado

6. Sun Valley, Idaho

7. Banff, Alberta

8. Mammoth Lakes, California

9. Aspen, Colorado

10. Snowbird/Alta, Utah

For the complete scoop on these eligible ski bachelor towns and finding your Skiing Sugar Daddy, read Heather's ski blog on Boston.com:

See you on the slopes!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

criticize my ski technique? the nerve...

How dare a facebook friend and follower critique my ski technique?! And he wants me to review his ski app on my iphone..the nerve...

Well, his tip definitely led me to thinking, analyzing photos, acessing my angles. He had a point! So I took his words of wisdom to the slopes in my head, quieting my heart that always yearns for praise and kudos, not constructive cristicism. "Turns" out - pun intended - he had a good point.

Here's my self-depricating blog, which was hard for me to write, about my misplaced downhill ski, my upper body rotation and a thousand other flaws I need to correct in the fall line, technique I need to tweek...jk..I am very sensitive about my skiing - its very near and dear to me.

Read my ski technique blog!

Hey even Tom Brady needs a coach, right?! Everyone can improve always. If you aren't moving forward you are standing still - etc, etc - blah blah blah. Just remember that Lindsey Vonn divorced her husband// coach so be careful who you critique...


happy skiing, Heather Burke, editor of Family Ski Trips