Party’s over: American ski innovator K2 bought out by private equity firm death cult

Skiers everywhere are in mourning ...the good news is you may get your 2005 Seths pressed again. By Andrew J. Pridgen It’s tough to get sentimental about a...

Nick Coulter’s Donner Road Backflip Edit is Everything

It’s like stepping into a hot tub — or at least a bowl of hot cereal — in your mind. By Andrew J. Pridgen Are you at work...

Earth Day is the perfect day to make a statement about how you feel...

Hint: It’s really OK to love one and hate the other. By Andrew J. Pridgen It’s Earth Day which means it’s Earth Christmas, only when Earth opened up...

…And now they’ve got Mammoth

KSL/Aspen’s new Death Star conglomerate shoots down California’s signature mountain — and much of the dream dies with it. By Andrew J. Pridgen You all know the Dave McCoy story,...

Vail Resorts’ first big Park City development shits three million dollar condos that look...

Hell on earth, winter version. By Andrew J. Pridgen Vail’s thievery of Park City Mountain Resort was well-documented as it was unforgivable. And now they’re doing what all good...

Private equity firm that ruined Squaw teams up with Aspen to buy Intrawest and...

Here we fucking go again. By Andrew J. Pridgen The company that has turned Squaw out like one of Liam Neeson’s movie daughters is doubling down on...

What you should know about Vail f*cking up Whistler

Something wicked this way came all over the great north. By Andrew J. Pridgen Vail’s purchase of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. Monday was greeted with some typical “evil...

You planning on skiing Squaw on the Fourth of July is like taking your...

They won’t listen to us. Now it is time to make them hear us where it counts: The bottom line. By Andrew J. Pridgen We live in the...

Andy Wirth’s OG f*ck-you-to-the-Tahoe-community email still a classic

Subtlety is not one of Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth’s strong suits. Add writing a cohesive sound bite and good timing to that list. By Andrew J. Pridgen About...

Atmospheric Rivers: Free verse from Squaw CEO Andy Wirth

The free verse poem vaguely hidden by his email transmission is the Squaw CEO’s masterwork to date. By Andrew J. Pridgen Performance artist, corporate mouthpiece, serial monologist, evolutionary...

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