Tag Archives: Tony Crespi

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April 6, 2016

The Mountain Journal: Livin’ the dream

By Tony Crespi

The run was steep. The snow, as it has been often this season, firm. In the distance the sky was mostly blue with patches of cloud. As I cruised into the liftline, the lift attendant (a.k.a. the “lifty”) was grinning. After a…

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March 23, 2016

The Mountain Journal: Savoring mountain excapes

By Tony Crespi

Flying my mom from Southern New England over the mountains into Northern New England for lunch late last spring she smiled. Spotting numerous ski resorts dotting the landscape we all grinned as we quickly traversed the airspace from Connecticut over…

The Mountain Journal: Livin’ the dream
Sports
March 16, 2016

The Mountain Journal: Livin’ the dream

By Robin Alberti

A group of four skiers ride a quad at Killington this past Sunday, March 13. The warm sun made for spring skiing.

By Tony Crespi

The run was steep. The snow, as it has…

The Mountain journal: The warm-up run
Sports
February 2, 2016

The Mountain journal: The warm-up run

By Chandler Burgess

Snow guns  blast fresh coverage on Downdraft, just below Killington Peak.

By Tony Crespi

The run was steep and the snow fresh. Unloading from the Superstar chairlift, my guide, at that time a Killington Ski School supervisor and…

Sports
January 6, 2016

Welcome to the test track, the 2016 Ski Line

ATOMIC SKIS

Atomic Skis have remained a staple at world cup races and that background continues to lead design. Atomic leads with 53 offerings – excluding rentals – offering remarkable depth and breadth.

All Mountain Vantage Series

The new Vantage Series reflects five unisex and…

Sports
January 6, 2016

The Mountain Journal: The 2016 ski collection

Inside the latest technology shaping new skis

By Tony Crespi

Each season the ski industry unveils new ski collections boasting innovative refinements and technological advancements. This season, as example, manufacturers have realized that while many new technologies are extremely light, skis which are too light…

Sports
January 5, 2016

Welcome to the test track, the 2016 ski line

By Tony Crespi

Editor’s note: Contributing writer Tony Crespi is a professional ski tester. Each year he demos many skis for many companies and shares his insight about the new lines each company has to offer. This week he features Blizzard. For past features visit…

Holiday gift guide for mountain sports enthusiasts
Sports
December 4, 2015

Holiday gift guide for mountain sports enthusiasts

By Robin Alberti

Stylish base layers and sweaters hang on racks at Skiology in preparation for holiday shoppers this month.

By Tony Crespi

Holiday gifts make us smile–at least that’s the goal! Whether it’s a new ski tuning tool or a…

The Mountain Journal: Cold toes and warm lodges
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February 25, 2015

The Mountain Journal: Cold toes and warm lodges

By Tony Crespi

It’s really cold. Really, really cold! My teeth are chattering and my feet feel frozen. It’s just bitter cold out there! Now, understand, a lifetime of mountain escapes and repeated bouts of frostbite, when I worked as a race coach…

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February 5, 2015

The Mountain Journal: Ski tuning for the performance edge

By Tony Crespi

“A ski that looks good doesn’t mean it skis good,” notes former World Cup ski tuner Mike DeSantis.

In truth, even a single day of hard skiing on firm—iced—conditions can gradually erode a sharp, polished edge. Just as a…