Scott’s Turn: Nov. 27, 2020 2
Author thumbnail By M. Scott Smith, DCSki Editor

In this column, DCSki’s Editor makes some turns across the Web, searching for interesting sk-related stories to share.

NBC News: From the Lodge to the Lift, This Year’s Ski Season Will Look and Feel Very Different
With the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a backdrop, resorts have geared up to welcome visitors in this unconventional season. NBC News describes some of the ways this season will be different, and how resorts have prepared.
AccuWeather: Ski Season Forecast: Which Regions will have the Snowiest Slopes this Winter?
Which parts of the country are likely to have the best snow conditions? AccuWeather’s meteorologists have made their predictions.
LA Times: Winter Resorts in the West Roll Out New Features for Skiers, Boarders
The pandemic caused ski areas to significantly curtail capital expenditures in 2020, but that doesn’t mean there were no improvements at western resorts for the 2020-2021 winter season. The LA Times details improvements at many resorts including Snow Valley, Mammoth Mountain, Alta, Snowbasin, and Aspen Snowmass.
Popular Mechanics: The Best All-Mountain Skis to Crush It Everywhere
Popular Mechanics tests more than a dozen of the latest all-mountain skis for versatility, energy, and ease of use in various conditions.
The Guardian: British Ski Workers ‘Set to Lose Seasonal Jobs’ After Brexit
Historically, British ski instructors have fanned out across European ski resorts to provide seasonal instruction. However, one side effect of Brexit — the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union — is that British employees seeking seasonal work at European winter resorts may find it more difficult to obtain work. The Guardian takes a closer look.
5280: Everything You Need to Know About Uphilling at Colorado Ski Resorts
COVID-19 has introduced new protocols at ski areas this winter, including reservation systems and social-distancing requirements. If you’d rather avoid chairlifts altogether, 5280 points out that many Colorado ski areas have designated uphill routes. If you’re willing to exert just a little more energy to get to the top of the slopes, you can still get some downhill skiing in. 5280 describes how.
About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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November 27, 2020
Member since 10/25/2020 🔗
177 posts

Metrics matter, CDC forecast:  DEC 19 outlook 10k to 20k new deaths and 1.5 to 2.5 mill new cases. GO ski now if you can. Metrics will only get worse after Dec 25th.     

By mid-Jan expect many to self isolate like in April.  As in 60% not mobile. 

Sorry to bring GRIM news.  Not scared Not a Sheep well informed.

November 28, 2020 (edited November 28, 2020)
Member since 03/5/2017 🔗
55 posts

Here's something from the NYT's recently about how different countries in Europe are handling their ski resorts under the pandemic:

There are other articles about skiing from the Times linked below that one if you read it. 

Ski and Tell

Snowcat got your tongue?

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