Hope you like Tuesdays! Why day ticket reservations are making the pandemic chase harder

In a normal year, pulling off a powder chase has a lot of moving parts and can be a headache. This year, resorts requiring lift ticket reservations had started yet another plate spinning. In a normal chase, which is generally orchestrated in the days leading up to your coveted powder day, you can expect to …

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Not going: The pain and power of choosing to not go skiing

If you can survive the first two hours after you’ve decided NOT to go skiing, then you’re mostly in the clear. Those two hours, though, are going to be a mental spiral filled with regret, but ultimately, power. Midwest Ski Journal is mostly dedicated to making it work. We emphasize how to make your stars …

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Freeride World Tour sticking to one continent in shortened 2021 campaign

The Freeride World Tour will return for a 2021 season, but with fewer stops. After the pandemic ground the 2020 tour to a halt, this year's tour will look a lot different and stick to one continent. Andorra, Austria and Switzerland will host this year's three events, which will all take place within the span …

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Linking Turns: Lunches, Steamboat’s climate survey and a mind-bending downhill crash recovery

Midwest Ski Journal likes to highlight a few pieces of skiing internet worth your time in Linking Turns. Find the best, most important, least important and otherwise links here each week. This week we look at new and creative ski day lunches before looking into Steamboat's survey of its businesses regarding climate change. Finally, we …

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MSJ Rewind: President’s Day 2018 at Whitefish was all-time

This President's Day weekend, MSJ is throwing it back to one of our first posts, recapping a weekend at Whitefish that started great and ended with feet of deep, cold powder. Four years later, I feel safe admitting to my now former boss that I was not "snowed in" and couldn't make it to work …

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What ski-specific pandemic changes we’d like to see endure

The pandemic has made nearly everything worse, but we are going to take a step back and highlight a few changes to the skiing experience that we wouldn’t mind sticking around in the long term. Beyond the utter death and destruction this thing has wreaked on the world, the pandemic has not been kind to …

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Linking Turns: Bad backcountry news, a Michigan hill’s history and class dynamics in Jackson

Midwest Ski Journal likes to highlight a few pieces of skiing internet worth your time in Linking Turns. Find the best, most important, least important and otherwise links here each week. This week, we read some tough, if not unexpected news about backcountry deaths. Then, a historian tells us about the history of a hill …

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Linking Turns: New Sun Country directs, kids turning to the outdoors and crushing 90,000 vertical feet in a day

Midwest Ski Journal likes to highlight a few pieces of skiing internet worth your time in Linking Turns. Find the best, most important, least important and otherwise links here each week. This week, we look at Sun Country's new flights to our favorite mountains. Then, we look at data showing American kids trending towards individual, …

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It’s a good day: Mount Bohemia opens for the season

It’s a good day in Midwest skiing as Mount Bohemia has opened.  I, of course, take full credit for writing about Bohemia’s woes less than a week ago, thus jinxing their dry spell and allowing them to open. You all are very welcome.  Mount Bohemia. Seven days a week, Midwest skiers yearning for some vertical, …

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