LINKing Turns: Skiing’s secret societies, parking lot living and an inspiring skiing essay

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 how New Englanders join ski clubs before watching a video on how to successfully camp at the base of …

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LINKing Turns: Tales from the shuttle, real backcountry in MN and toxic XC ski wax

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 a sensational shuttle story, find Minnesota's true backcountry skiers and look at nordic skiing's addiction to toxic wax. TURN 1: …

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The 5 people you see at the base before the lifts open

It's 8:45 a.m. and first chair-seekers are populating the base lodge at your favorite ski hill. They've come from far and wide in the common search of turns, but none of them are even remotely common people. Here are 5 people you see at the base before the lifts open: 1. The Stressed Out Father …

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What a warm, cloudy January means for the Midwest

According to local media reports, this January was the gloomiest in the 50 years since meteorologists have been tracking "gloom" across the Midwest. FOX 9 reports that it was the cloudiest January on record in Minnesota, which didn't make for great skiing weather. Compounding the cloudiness was the lack of precipitation, too. After a snowy …

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LINKing Turns: Search and rescue needs rescuing, politics and skiing in NH and a backcountry-only resort in CO

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 a remarkable and important piece of outdoor journalism, a less important, but fun piece of journalism and an announcement …

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