MN Slopes is doing it right when it comes to promoting Midwest skiing

A subsidiary of the state’s tourism department, Minnesota Slopes has stepped things up when it comes to promoting Midwest skiing.  MN Slopes, as it’s branded, isn’t just a shot-in the-dark marketing campaign to try and get locals to ski. From social media to its website and even paid advertising, the folks at MN Slopes are …

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LINKing Turns: Meet Pemberton, housing on the cheap and a ski film top 10 list

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 meet Pemberton, B.C. in a spectacular feature, find affordable accommodations in mountain towns (*gasp*) and count down 10 stoke-worthy ski films. …

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MSJ Reviews: Sammy Carlson’s ‘OVER TIME’ was the best film of 2019

The best ski movie I’ve seen in years is seven minutes long and features just one athlete. Sammy Carlson, CK9 Studios and Quiksilver collaborated on the film “OVER TIME”. It's brilliantly shot and edited and Carlson’s athletic performance is a triumph. (Sammy Carlson, CK9 Studios and Quiksilver) The focal points of the edit are slow …

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‘I could shred that’: An ode to that one slope you pass in the car everyday

Some days you don’t notice it, but most days you do.  No matter if it’s August or February, you foolishly dream of the day you’ll be able to slash a powdery turn on this gentle slope along the highway you pass everyday on your way to work.  It’s the bluff next to a river, a …

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LINKing Turns: Fighting ‘Mountain Angst’, cable-car diplomacy in Russia and Northern Michigan Alpine

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 five ways to fight against your yearning for the mountains from a fellow Midwesterner. Then, we look at a …

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