Interview with Matthew Bramble of Skiology

skiologyA year ago, the eastern ski community didn’t really know of Matthew Bramble. Then, in October of 2018, he launched a Facebook group called Northeast Winter Weather and Ski Conditions. NWWSC is different than other weather sources. Beyond weather forecasts, Matthew synthesizes weather information to predict ski conditions.

The group serves many northeast skiers and riders, with information they can easily use to make decisions. The group quickly gained popularity, gaining more than 3000 fans, organically, over the course of one season. We asked Matthew about his motivations and plans for the future.

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Interview: Killington’s Mike Solimano

Killington is important to New York skiers. It’s accessible, it’s huge, it gets a lot of snow and it’s seems like it’s almost always open. The mountain’s all-in return to the extended season and their total commitment to skiing deserves respect.

But for us, it goes beyond that. Somehow The Beast — from the top of the heap — projects an openness and a focus on the customer that is inspiring.

No one represents this customer first approach more than Killington’s top gun Mike Solimano. Visible and approachable, in many ways he’s become the face of Big K. Our interview with Mike follows.

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Whiteface Improvements 2018

New York State continues to update and improve facilities at the state-owned mountains. For the hardcore the big news may be the addition of dozens of new snowguns through NYSERDA-SANY and NYSEG grant programs. What follows is an update from the mountain on off-season progress.


Bear Den Mountain

Whiteface is growing their learn to ski facilities and programs with an expansion of Bear Den Mountain Learning Center. Bear Den Mountain is home to the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) snow sports school and is dedicated to teaching children and adults to ski and ride.

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