know before your go!

  all the important links to your favorite ski stashes!

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so, what's the story?

Welcome, Bienvenido, Bienvenue, Herzlich Willkomme! Somehow, I've gotten around quite a bit. Las Lenas and Valle Nevado, Verbier and Chamonix, Corbet's Culior, Valdez ... even 100,000 ft. of heli vertical in the Bugaboos. After a few decades of skiing and living in both the North Cascades and the Chugach Range (Alaska), I ditched my software job in Seattle and took to an open ended ski excursion around the US and Europe. Skibbatical is the result of that experience. In planning each adventure, I quickly realized how daunting it is to muddle through all the advertising and BS on the aggregation sites. I always found myself back on resort Websites, but still rummaging for the important stuff. Every site navigation is an enigma ... ski & ride conditions, snow reports, trial maps, lodging, directions, weather, etc. Instead, Voila! Simplified and direct access to all you need to know, before you go!

PS. Skibbatical is still a work in progress and I'm obviously no "pro" web programmer or linguist. So, if you have suggestions or feedback, I'm all ears. Please drop me a line: Contact

help fund my next skibbatical!

Yeah, the website is free information for you ... but not exactly free for me. Help me fund it!? Visit our gear shop and snap a cap, a water bottle, a sticker,  a vest ... 3% of all proceeds will be donated to the US Olympic Ski & Snowboard Team. If I have anything left after paying for web services, programmers, graphics, attorneys, et al, I'll use it to pay for some of my own turns.  Get Gear

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Defined: a hiatus from work/school, to go rip some turns.

Skib-bat-i-cal, (noun) \ski-'ba-ti-kel\ (also: skibatical)