The Fourth of July weekend may seem like an odd time to think about skiing, but here are some random thoughts to help you make it through the summer:

  • Loveland Ski Area starts making snow in just over two months. Go here for an actual countdown to the big day.
  • Snowbasin is celebrating the Fourth with a ski and snowboard race. You can sign up and race, if you like. Go here for more information.
  • You can always get your ski fix satisfied at some of the great internet ski forums, where they talk about skiing all year long. If you’re a woman, try this blog’s sister site,, the premiere internet community for women who love to ski. A terrific forum for everyone is And if you’re European, try


Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!