Steve Kopitz

On Snow Ski Demo at Copper Mountain – How it Works

After 4 days at the SIA show (Snowsports Industry Association) in Denver last week I and 6 other employee buyer/testers headed to Copper Mountain for the ski demo. For the last 4 or 5 years we have gone to Winter Park to do the testing. It was a very pleasant change to test at Copper. […] Read more…

Skiing with Altitude Sickness

Let me start out here by saying that I am not a doctor nor am I recommending any specific treatment. With that said, I have suffered with Altitude Sickness (Also called Mountain Sickness) for over 35 years. This is what I have learned and what I have done to deal with it. While I spend […] Read more…

Whistler, More Than A Mountain

I just got back from my annual guys ski trip. Every year for the last 14 years I plan a ski trip to a different location for myself and a group of guys. There are usually about 12 of us every year and we always go at the beginning of December, we get amazing deals […] Read more…

How Long Does a Pair of Skis Last?: Part 1

Replacing skis has nothing to do with the graphics, although early 2000s graphics on a ski in 2014 doesn’t look too good, but what matters is what’s happening underneath the topsheet over time.  The abuse from the mountain conditions, skiing style and technology changes over time can greatly hinder the performance of skis. Regular maintenance […] Read more…

5 Epic Ski Sequences in Movies

Check out these 5 movies which offer pretty memorable scenes that take place on the mountain. While I chose not to list ski movies like Aspen Extreme, Ski School or Out Cold, these are definitely sequences worth taking a look at.   1)  Dumb and Dumber (1994) Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Mary (Lauren Holly) spend […] Read more…

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