One Life To Ski

Freelance Mountain Journalism



One Life To Ski is the passion project of ski traveler Zack Phelan. This site is my outlet to the world to share my skiing adventures from around the globe and pass on some of what I have learned and experienced in the hopes that it will inspire others to embark on some ski adventures of their own.

One Life To Ski is a part of the Snow Life Network of websites. Snow Life LLC is the umbrella company for a rad collection of web pages including Savage Snow Memes and Ski Town Low Down.

Photo by: GB from BC

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Qualifications and Experience:

Zack Phelan is a proud member of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) and has been self published since 2016.

A former resident and local at Mount Hood in Oregon, Jackson Hole in Wyoming, Alyeska Resort in Alaska, and Bansko Resort in Bulgaria, Zack now resides in South Tahoe near Heavenly Ski Resort. Zack has spent the last 15 years ski traveling the World extensively and has racked up some turns at over 125 ski areas spread across 9 countries on 3 continents.

“I’m a big fan of 4frnt and J-Skis and I often ski to music on my helmet headset. Powder days are the best, but a clear day carving the grooms isn’t so bad either!”


Jake, Jon, Chad, Dexter and Sprinkles are long time snowboard bums at Mt. Hood, OR. Along with their skier buddy Steve they contribute photos, conditions updates and general antics and are avid snow travelers in the Western U.S., shredding a handful of new ski areas every season!


Snow Life Hood Crew

Snow Life Network

Check out our two other awesome web pages brimming with cool content



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Ski Town Low Down

Ski Resort Information Resource

Research your next ski trip with this unparalleled web page that’s full of all the stats you want to know! Vert, snowfall, trails, when to go and how to get there, it’s all here. 

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Savage Snow Memes

Ski and Snowboard Meme Dump

The biggest Meme Dump on the internet for all things snow related: Ski memes, snowboard memes, snowmobile memes, gifs, demotivationals, it’s all here!

Check out the most unique ski clothes and accessories here!

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The Snow Life Shop

Web Market

Après ski shirt

The snow Life shop

Web Market

Ski coasters

The snow Life Shop

Web Market

Après Ski store

Looking to pick up some rad new ski clothes, or want to make your home feel more like a slopeside cabin? Take a minute to check out the Snow Life Store and browse hundreds of original clothing designs, art prints and housewares that would make awesome additions to any skier or snowboarder’s collection.

The Snow Life collection is all original and inspired by (what else) the mountains! So go ahead and peruse this awesome line of quality ski and snowboard themed items with always great prices. Visit the Après Ski Store now!


Kemper Snowboards


Check out the coolest retro themed snowboards around!