Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

English (US)

Ski Boot Fitting Guide

Ski Boot Fitting Guide

Ski Boot Fitting Guide

Master Bootfitter Larry Houchen breaks down the intricacies of ski bootfitting to ensure you get the most out of your ski boots.

Ski Boot 101: Ski Boot Composition - ©OnTheSnow

Ski Boot 101: Ski Boot Composition

Master Bootfitter Larry Houchen breaks down the five major components of any ski boot. Learn what your boots are made of to get the most out of them.

Ski Boot 101: Maintaining a Good Fit Through the Day - ©Liam Doran

Ski Boot 101: Maintaining a Good Fit Through the Day

Master Bootfitter Larry Houchen has pointers to avoid shin bang and other discomfort from your ski boots during your ski day.

Ski Boot 101: How to Buckle Your Ski Boots - ©Lang Boots

Ski Boot 101: How to Buckle Your Ski Boots

Master Bootfitter Larry Houchen gives tips on the best way to buckle your ski boots. Following these simple steps will help you to get the most out of your ski boots comfortably.

Ski Boot 101: How Ski Boots Should Fit

Ski Boot 101: How Ski Boots Should Fit

Master Bootfitter Larry Houchen debunks some of the myths of ski bootfitting. He explains how your foot should fit in a ski boot and details how your bootfitter can help to get you into the perfect ski boots for you.

Ski Boot 101: Why Ski Socks Matter

Ski Boot 101: Why Ski Socks Matter

So much attention is paid to the ski boot when trying to dial a perfect fit. Houchen tells us not to overlook the importance of your ski socks.

Ski Boot 101: How to Buy Ski Boots

Ski Boot 101: How to Buy Ski Boots

Make sure your local ski shop follows these steps when fitting you into a new pair of ski boots. If you do, you should get a set of boots with a great fit for you.

Ski Boot 101: New Ski Boot Technology for 2013 - ©Tecnica

Ski Boot 101: New Ski Boot Technology for 2013

Master Bootfitter Larry Houchen breaks down the latest ski boot technology on the market this ski season.

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation