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What happens when two skiers buy an old, janky school bus, refurbish it with new tires, a cozy interior and a wood-burning stove, and take it on the ultimate road trip? You get the story of the Honeyhouse Bus, an adventure vehicle primed for snow chasing and good times. Now, with the launch of a new…
6 hours ago · From Free Skier
Photography by Matt Power Back in July, comments from Aspen Ski Co. officials touched off some heated debate when it was mentioned that blackout dates for local skiers were being considered. The resort has now formally announced operational plans which doesnt impose blackout dates but instead rel…
3 days ago · From Free Skier
Fifteen years ago, we had a fleet of almost 100 Charlie guns, homemade snowguns built with whatever parts we could get, said Dave Sontag, Maintenance Manager at Lutsen Mountains, the largest ski resort in the Midwest. Those were the good old days. Now, we run more precise Polecats, which are great b…
3 days ago · From Free Skier
SPY Optic $500 Shopping Spree We’re kicking off the season with a $500 shopping spree from SPY+ Winter is right around the corner and we’re stoked to announce our first giveaway of the season. A shopping spree worth $500 is on the line and you’ll have access to the entir…
4 days ago · From Free Skier
Do you want to ski in British Columbia this winter? Do you want to taste the sweet gravy atop a heaping pile of fries and curds? Drink a Kokanee? Start your day with a hot cup of bean water from Timmy Ho’s? Do you want to ride the lift and hear someone say “eh” every other word? Ha…
6 days ago · From Free Skier
The following story contains movie spoilers from the brand spankin’ new Matchstick Productions ski film, currently showing in ski towns across North America. If you were lucky enough to witness one of the opening weekend premieres in Gunnison or Breckenridge, Colorado, or Park City, Utah, then…
6 days ago · From Free Skier
Featured Image: Alric Ljunghager on location in the streets of Helsinki, Finland, filming for Faction’s movie “The Collective.” / Courtesy of Faction Skis Welcome FREESKIERs ultimate movie teaser spotlight: Trailer Time. Right here, weve compiled every ski movie trailer that…
6 days ago · From Free Skier
Silverton, Colorado, is a rugged locale, to say the least, a place seemingly immune to the large-scale renovations, resort development and influx of bougie, upper-class vacationers permeating mountain towns. But The Wyman Hotel, the town’s newest, hippest accommodation, is bringing a newfound …
7 days ago · From Free Skier
Silverton, Colorado, is a rugged locale, to say the least, a place seemingly immune to the large-scale renovations, resort development and influx of bougie, upper-class vacationers permeating mountain towns. But The Wyman Hotel, the town’s newest, hippest accommodation, is bringing a newfound …
7 days ago · From Free Skier
Gear shortages, trailhead crowding, ski shops closed We take another deep dive into the crystal ball for the 2020-21 season and examine the repercussions of the pandemic on ski retailers. All summer long weve been asking the question, what will the 2020-21 ski season look like? Weve talk…
10 days ago · From Free Skier