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2013

THE BANFF SQUIRREL’S ANSWERS | OCT. 31 

Banff Squirrel

Editor’s Note: The Banff Squirrel—best known for photobombing pictures in the park—heard the #BanffLocalLegends chatter and wanted to get in on the question-answering action. If you haven’t entered to win, visit the Ski.com Facebook page and ask your question! You have until Monday, Nov. 4!  Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways […]

Rockered Ski Technology Explained 

Powder Turn Rocker

As you’ve probably noticed on the slopes the last couple of years, rockered skis are in. Really in. This winter you’ll be hard-pressed to find a ski that doesn’t have some blend of rocker and camber, and there’s a good reason for that. No matter what the performance level or intended use, the right blend […]

Final Edition: Banff & Lake Louise Legends’ Answers 

Enter to win a Banff Lake Louise ski vacation

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! We’ve arrived in our final week of our Banff & Lake Louise Local Legends sweepstakes! Read on to see which questions Casey, Stavros and Rocket answered this week and which participants receive an extra 5 entries in our random drawing […]

Winter hits Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows 

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We hope you’re as psyched as we are to hear the news that Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows were blessed with nearly a foot of snow last night. This is good news for opening day at Squaw, which is scheduled for November 27, 2013. Alpine Meadows is set to open December 13, 2013. If this […]

Featured Video: The Seven Territories of Winter Park 

Winter Park Seven Territories

Winter Park and its sister resort, Mary Jane, have two very different identities. Winter Park is ideal for families and intermediates, while Mary Jane is a favorite stash for mogul and glade enthusiasts. What many people don’t know is that there are several other don’t-miss zones—seven to be exact—above and around these two mountains. This […]

The Scary Side of Ski Country… 

Photo courtesy of The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

For as long as I can remember, Halloween has been one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, one of the best parts was our tradition of visiting a local fine-dining restaurant located in an old lumber baron’s home built in 1885. But we didn’t go there for the food. We went there to celebrate its […]

Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Answers | Oct. 23 

Ski Sunshine Banff Lake Louise

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Editor’s Note: We have so many excellent questions about Banff and Lake Louise, we enlisted help from our friends at Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine. They fielded some of the great questions that didn’t quite make the Legends’ list but are […]

Banff & Lake Louise Legends’ Answers | Oct. 21 

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Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Week 3 was another great week of questions for the #BanffLocalLegends. Casey, Rocket and Stavros answered four excellent questions below, and the curious Facebook fans who asked them will receive and extra 5 entries in our random drawing […]

The Banff Squirrel’s Answers | Oct. 21 

Banff Squirrel Snowboard Bomb

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Editor’s Note: The Banff Squirrel—best known for photobombing pictures in the park—heard the #BanffLocalLegends chatter and wanted to get in on the question-answering action. If you haven’t entered to win, visit the Ski.com Facebook page and ask your question! Why should […]

Breckenridge Peak 6 Expansion Means More Skiable Acres 

Breckenridge Peak 6

If you haven’t heard, there’s good news at Breckenridge for the 2013/14 ski season. In August 2012 Breckenridge received approval from the U.S. Forest Service to develop the area. After more than a year of installing lifts (two to be exact), cutting new trails (10) and building warming huts (two, one of which houses Ski […]

Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Answers | Oct. 14 

Banff Lake Louise

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Editor’s Note: We have so many excellent questions about Banff and Lake Louise, we enlisted help from our friends at Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine. They fielded some of the great questions that didn’t quite make the Legends’ list but are […]

Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Answers | Oct. 11 

Downtown Banff

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Editor’s Note: We have so many excellent questions about Banff and Lake Louise, we enlisted help from our friends at Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine. They fielded some of the great questions that didn’t quite make the Legends’ list but are […]

Banff & Lake Louise Legends’ Answers | Oct. 14 

Enter to win a Banff Lake Louise ski vacation

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Week 2 was another great week of questions for the #BanffLocalLegends. Casey, Rocket and Stavros answered three excellent questions below, and the curious Facebook fans who asked them will receive and extra 5 entries in our random drawing […]

The Banff Squirrel’s Answers | Oct. 11 

Banff Squirrel answers Banff Lake Louise questions

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Editor’s Note: The Banff Squirrel, best known for photobombing pictures in the park, heard the #BanffLocalLegends chatter and wanted to get in on the question-answering action. If you haven’t entered to win, visit the Ski.com Facebook page and ask your question! […]

Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Answers | Oct. 9 

Banff Lake Louise Local Legends

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Editor’s Note: We have so many excellent questions about Banff and Lake Louise, we enlisted help from our friends at Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine. They fielded some of the great questions that didn’t quite make the Legends’ list but are […]

Big Sky Purchases Moonlight Basin 

Big Sky Resort at Night, Big Sky Night photo

It’s official. Big Sky now undoubtedly has the “Biggest Skiing in America.” Last week Big Sky Resort owner Boyne Resorts in partnership with CrossHarbor Capital Partners LLC, completed the purchase of Moonlight Basin from a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Moonlight Basin and Big Sky Resort share terrain off the epic 11,166-foot Lone Peak […]