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 

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 […]


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 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 


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 […]