Skilled skier seeks ski sites
January 26, 2014 6:00 PM   Subscribe

What are some websites or books about skiing?

I am a strong intermediate skier looking to improve and I am looking for quality blogs or news sites about skiing to read over lunch. I would like to hear about technique, things to keep in mind or ski stories, maybe some stuff about pro skiers but not super interested in gear fetishism. Other winter sports can be included as well.

As far as books go, is there a standard best book about skiing?
posted by shothotbot to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I would say that the TGR (Teton Gravity Research) forums are a pretty awesome place to read about both hyper local news as well as the bigger picture of extreme/backcountry skiing.

Ski the East is sort of OK with this stuff as well, but much more local northeast athletes/news.
posted by larthegreat at 6:11 PM on January 26


http://www.epicski.com/, especially the Barking Bear Forums.
posted by Opposite George at 8:21 PM on January 26


Came here to mention TGR.

And it might not be the "standard best book", but Deep Powder Snow: Forty-Years of Ecstatic Skiing, Avalanches, and Earth Wisdom by Dolores LaChapelle is the best book on skiing I've even read. That woman taught me to ski powder. Unfortunately, it's out of print, so it isn't cheap.
posted by Grandysaur at 11:00 PM on January 26


Wildsnow is a good site for backcountry and ski touring
Powder has some good pieces from time to time

Outside has a snow section that can be good

Also some pros have active social media accounts that are a lot of fun to follow - Seth Morrison, Andreas fransson, Chris benchetler, pep fujas, I'm sure there are more but those are all worth following on Instagram for pics to brighten a grey day. Andreas Fransson and Jeremy Jones also have very good blogs.
Finally, Epic TV is a very good site run from Chamonix covering adventure sports, again with a good blog.

Oh and Free Skiing is a a very useful (and nicely designed) reference book.
posted by tardigrade at 7:25 AM on January 27 [1 favorite]


oooo Totally seconding the instagrams; those are kind of the best part of my feed.
posted by larthegreat at 7:38 AM on January 27


I'll second the EpicSki Forums. They are excellent. I don't follow TGR too closely but the reputation is that EpicSki Forums are more accommodating of newbies than TGR's.
posted by mmascolino at 9:38 AM on January 27


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