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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Flight prices: What it might cost you to fly to the mountains from the Midwest this winter

The holiday crunch is over and Midwesterners might be setting their sights on where it’s actually snowing this winter.  A Delta flight lands at Salt Lake City International Airport. (Delta) Here’s a breakdown of direct flight prices to some ski destinations in the American west. Normally, we’d include Canada, but the border is not yet …

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Linking Turns: Climate Change, why skiing is so expensive and travel tips to limit anxiety

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 definitive account of Climate Change's effects on the ski industry. Then, we read about why skiing is the most …

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