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At the dawn of a new year, skiing and snowboarding enters an exciting new decade one that is offering more access to resorts across North America and around the world, better equipment to enhance the skiing and riding experience plus better snowmaking and activities at your favorite resorts.

I’m for one is very pumped not just for the new season but for the new horizon that the sport is providing to consumers. Ease of access to mountains via new season pass products such as the Ikon Pass and Epic Pass, new technology making ticket lines and lift lines shorter and the new lifts coming on line are exciting, warm and fast.
Join me this winter on Indie617 on Fresh Tracks as every Friday night at 8 p.m. EST we explore winter activities and the athletes and experts that make living in the outdoors fun and adventurous.

And email me at Info@Skiclinics.com with comments and suggestions.

Dan Egan


New Ramcharger lift at Big Sky Resort


Ted Ligety to make WPST debut in Steamboat

Olympian Ted Ligety will compete in the World Pro Ski Tour in Steamboat, CO.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Ted Ligety, announces his plan to participate in the 2019-2020 season of the World Pro Ski Tour (WPST). This marks another significant step in the resurgence of the WPST with the addition of today’s most decorated giant slalom athlete joining the Tour. After achieving many milestones in his ski racing career, Ligety will look to add the World Pro Ski Tour to his accolades while he actively competes on the World Cup circuit.

“It’s great to see how the World Pro Ski Tour has created an awesome alternative and supplement to traditional World Cup racing,” says Ligety. “I’m looking forward to joining the WPST this season between World Cups.”

In addition to his Olympic gold medals, Ligety is the only skier in history to hold three back-to-back World Championship titles in giant slalom, and one of the few racers with podium finishes in all five World Cup disciplines. This gives Ligety the opportunity to seal his legacy with wins in all giant slalom race formats.

“We are incredibly excited to have Ted Ligety as a part of the Tour this year,” says WPST CEO Jon Franklin. “He will meet some stiff competition at the WPST, and we are excited to see what he can do.


Shiffrin returns to top form

Mikaela Shiffrin is now second on the women’s winners list after beating Marta Bassino in giant slalom by 1.36 seconds to notch her 63rd World Cup victory.

#NBCSports #AlpineSkiWorldCup #MikaelaShiffrin


The Legacy of Night Skiing in New Hampshire

Night skiing has long been a tradition in New England, however no state has more night skiing than New Hampshire. Beyond being a great family outing, night skiing provides some unique aspects to the mountains not found during the day.

Night skiing is generally less crowded with more room in the lodge, a lack of lines at the lifts and shops plus wide-open slopes with fewer skiers and riders. There is also a special feeling of riding the lift at night seeing the shadows and night scape few get to experience.

Exploring New Hampshire Resorts at night include, tubing, sleigh rides, and events. See the list of resorts below and check out skinh.com for more information.

Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods offers Powder & Pasta night skiing on weekends & holiday evenings until 8pm. Ski and ride on 5 trails under the lights and enjoy a delicious pasta dinner for one low price. The pasta buffet features penne pasta with a classic red Italian sauce or savory white alfredo sauce, your choice of meatballs or grilled chicken, and a side of fresh garlic bread. Twilight (2 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and Night (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) ticket options are also available.

Cranmore Mountain Resort

Cranmore is open for night skiing until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and holidays.

Gunstock Mountain Resort

Gunstock’s Night Sessions offers an all-mountain night lift ticket, rentals, Quick Tips from roaming instructors, and two runs on either our Tubing Hill or the Mountain Coaster.

King Pine at Purity Spring Resort

King Pine offers night skiing and riding on 10 trails with up to three lifts operating. Night skiing is offered from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and during holiday periods. On Saturdays and during holiday periods, gather up family and friends and save on night tickets with the Moonlight 4-pack.

Pats Peak

Pats Peak offers night skiing and riding on 22 trails with 10 lifts operating. Night skiing is normally offered until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday Nights are POP (Pay-One-Price) which include skiing, snowboarding, tubing, rentals, and lesson tips.


About Fresh Tracks with Dan Egan

Join Extreme Skiing Pioneer Dan Egan each week on indie617 for Fresh Tracks, a weekly hour long show packed with interviews with top Olympic and Extreme Sports personalities, US Ski and Snowboard Team updates, as well as event and condition updates from New England and around the world all mixed in with the live, local and independent sound of indie617.

Each week Egan jumps into his vast winter sports knowledge combined with his insight into top results on the FIS World Cup Circuit, World Pro Ski Tour, Freeride World Tour, X-Games and so much more with analyst by his Co- Host Olympian Pam Fletcher.  Together Egan and Fletcher bring humor, and first hand knowledge into the people, places and personalities that make up the ski and snowboard industry in North America.

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