Linking Turns: A fat forecast, a bear at the resort and Grand Targhee’s master plan

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 deep, deep forecast on the west coast. Then, we watch a snowblader elude a bear underneath the chairlift …

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Backcountry lite: A city park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Richard T. Anderson Conservation area in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie is one of my favorite places to hike close to the metro, but I’ve long wondered how skiable it is, too.  The answer: It goes.  Tip shot at Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area in Eden Prairie, Minn. The sublime, powdery backcountry excursions of …

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Mt. Bohemia strikes passholder agreements, flirts with snowmaking during dry start to season

Midwest skiing’s crown jewel has yet to open, leading the ski area to consider snowmaking and striking deals with other area hills to give passholders somewhere to shred. I’d imagine the mood is tense up on the Upper Peninsula this winter as the season is hurtling toward February without a single lift ride taken at …

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Linking Turns: Spirit’s woes, a golden Minnesotan and why skiers live longer

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 re-examine the issues facing Duluth's Spirit Mountain. Then, we applaud Minnesota's next great winter athlete, whose discipline is slightly different than …

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Linking Turns: Chair falls at Indianhead, Hall gets hurt in Minneapolis, Aspen avoids shutdown

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 chairlift incident at Indianhead in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Then, we check in with skiing legend Tanner …

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Conditions report: Welch Village shouldn’t have been as good as it was

It’s been a brutal snow season so far for the Midwest and that tension is only exacerbated by the pandemic we’re enduring, but the resilience of independent ski areas like Welch Village is something to be applauded. The view of the lodge from the top of one of Welch Village's best runs. Friday, Jan. 8. …

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Not great, Bob: Analyzing the Midwest snowpack

Weather data shows exactly what Midwest skiers already know: It’s been a bad snow season so far.  According to National Weather Service snowfall records, most of the upper Midwest is lagging 2 to 16 inches behind its average snow depth at this time.  A National Weather Service map from Jan. 6 showing the snow depth …

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Linking Turns: B.C. plane crash long-read, profiling skiing’s most famous teen and Powder’s former editor

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 see the New York Times profile freeskiing's most famous teenager before we re-read a Powder Magazine column from its former editor. …

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