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2013

Tahoe Tidings: Ski.com’s North Lake Tahoe Wish List 

Ice skating at The Village at Northstar

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! North Lake Tahoe is one of the those places that has all the building blocks of a great ski destination – world-class terrain, excellent resort services and ski schools, great lodging options and lots of off-mountain attractions. But […]

Where to ski in British Columbia 

Kicking Horse ski resort, Kicking Horse ski resort sunset, Kicking Horse British Columbia

Ski British Columbia It’s the stuff of legend and lore — a place where the snow falls for days, weeks and even an entire winter season without hardly letting up (and if it’s not snowing the temperatures are surprisingly mild), a place where jumping on a helicopter or snow cat is about as easy as hopping […]

A few of our favorite ski resorts to visit during the holidays 

Whistler Skiing Santa

Skiing or snowboarding is an excellent way to spend your holiday vacation — especially this year thanks to a lot of early season snow in both the Western U.S. and Europe. The Northeast has also just received some significant snowfall. Just about every ski resort goes out of their way to make the holidays a special […]

The youngest snowboarder ever? 

the youngest snowboarder ever

We stumbled upon this video of adorable Ava Marie, a one-year-old who might be the youngest snowboarder ever. She can ride downhill, turn and even stop on her home slopes at Mammoth Mountain, California. Do you think we’ll be seeing her at the Olympics someday? While that dream might take a while to turn into […]

The best chairlifts, trams, funitels and funiculars at ski resorts worldwide 

The best chairlifts, trams, t-bars, funitels and more

Yes, the downhill rush is why we all love skiing and snowboarding, but these days a ski vacation can include some pretty exciting modes of transportation. Today we toast all the machines that move you up the mountain, from chairlifts and t-bars to trams, funitels and funiculars. Chairlifts   Surely you’ve ridden many chairlifts on […]

Many Western ski resorts see more than a foot of snow 

Crested Butte powder day, Crested Butte snow storm, Crested Butte snow

Generally speaking, December isn’t known to be a particularly snowy winter month, especially when compared to February or March, but we’re overjoyed that it’s shaping up to be just that. If you have a Rocky Mountain holiday ski vacation planned, or are considering on booking one (check out our deals), the odds of it being […]

Announcing our Whistler Chairlift Trivia winner + a new Tahoe giveaway! 

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Here at Ski.com, we all know the joy of skiing — the incomparable thrill that comes from a day on the slopes, whether you’re cruising groomers, finding first tracks through the trees or laying down turns through wide-open bowls. We send thousands of people on ski vacations every winter (and summer in South America!), but […]

Europe ski resorts see early season snowfall, too 

Zermatt Gandegglift

We just can’t stop smiling over here at the Ski.com offices. The good news just keeping pouring in. There’s  even more early season snowfall and resort openings, but this time it’s across the pond. Our neighbors in Europe have also been experiencing heavy autumn snow storms. Higher Alpine ski areas such as Verbier, Zermatt, Val Thorens, […]

Another snow storm hits Western U.S., more ski resorts open 

Telluride gondola, Telluride snow, Telluride snow storm

It just keeps getting better and better. We are absolutely thrilled that the 2013-14 season is already tee-ing up to be a good one for snowfall—and widespread, early ski resort openings. Most of the West and Northwest U.S. mountains are already blanketed in what looks like mid-January levels of snow, and yet another snow storm […]

Whistler Chairlift Trivia | Bonus Round! 

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Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! This week, we’re asking questions about Whistler Blackcomb’s new chairlifts – the Harmony 6 on Whistler Mountain and the Crystal Ridge Express on Blackcomb – and handing out TWO entries for every question answered! Check out our Bonus […]

Most of Western U.S. expecting heavy snow storms 

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

A multitude of early season snow storms across much of Western North America  is prompting many ski resorts  to open early, including Aspen/Snowmass and Whistler Blackcomb. We’re happy to hear  that yet another large snow storm is currently brewing over much of the Western U.S. Snow forecasters are predicting well over a foot of snow for […]

Whistler Blackcomb announces early opening 

Whistler November snow 4

Judging from the photos of November snow we’ve seen recently (see below), we thought Whistler was looking primed for ski season. Yesterday Whistler Blackcomb announced that Whistler Mountain will open this Saturday, Nov. 16, a full 13 days earlier than its scheduled opening on Nov. 28. Blackcomb will open on Nov. 28 as scheduled. Thanks […]

Aspen/Snowmass announces early openings 

Snow guns on Aspen Mountain | Photo: Aspen/Snowmass, Jeremy Swanson

Lots of snow and lots of rumors have been swirling around our hometown of Aspen/Snowmass, and the Aspen Skiing Company confirmed yesterday that both Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will open early! The Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express will start spinning on Aspen Mountain this Saturday and Sunday, a little over two weeks ahead of […]

Introducing TGR Travel, powered by Ski.com 

TGR Travel

As snowsports movie fanatics we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Jackson-hole based film production, Teton Gravity Research. Together, we’ve teamed up to bring all you adventurous skiers and snowboarders out there some exhilarating ski vacation packages, which include lodging, lift tickets as well as excursions and meals, in some cases. The guys—and gals— at TGR […]

Whistler Chairlift Trivia | Test your knowledge and enter to win 

Whistler trip giveaway

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! This month, we are celebrating all things Whistler on our Facebook page with Whistler Chairlift Trivia. Answer questions on Mondays and Thursdays and enter to win a five-day ski vacation. You can enter with each new trivia question, […]

Announcing the winner of our Banff and Lake Louise trip giveaway 

downtown Banff

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! We’ve turned back our clocks, we’ve tuned up our skis and we’re ready for ski season to start… With nine resorts in North America open this week, it’s very plausible that you could be taking some turns very […]