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Videos: Ski Season Preview 

Ski season preview videos

Who knows what the 2014-2015 ski season will hold, but if you’re like us, you’re wishing for consistent storms, cold temperatures and powder days aplenty.  Right now, as autumn strips the mountain scenery of the last remnants of summer, it’s the perfect time to get inspired with ski season preview videos and indulge in some […]

September Snow: Twitter and Instagram photos of first dusting! 

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This is always an exciting time of year when the temperatures start to drop and evening rainstorms reveal snow-capped peaks in the morning. Long-range forecasts have been circulating (with lots of rumors and denials of an El Nino weather pattern), but this week, snow forecasters and ski resorts have starting to post actual new-snow photos […]

5 Ski Resorts With Reliable Early Season Snow 

Mammoth early season, Mammoth El Nino, Mammoth opening dates

If you can’t wait for North America’s ski season to start, you’ll want to read about this! Not all snowy regions are created equal. Some ski resorts open earlier and have better early season conditions thanks to strong October storm tracks, higher elevations and superior snowmaking systems. Of course there’s no way to forecast where […]

2013-2014 Ski Season Recap 

13-14 Ski Season Recap

It’s bittersweet to post this 2013-2014 ski season recap, but most of the northern hemisphere’s resorts have stopped turning their lifts and are preparing for summer adventures and festival season. There are a few places where you can still ski, like Snowbird (open until May 26), Mammoth (open until May 26), Banff and Lake Louise […]

2013/14 Top Ski Resort Photos on Instagram 

top ski resort photos 13/14

It’s that time of year. The time when we look back longingly on another great ski season. We know we can speak for many when we say we enjoyed our share of deep powder days, sun-blessed groomer cruisin’ afternoons and laughable end-of-season antics. With hundreds of unforgettable experiences this winter, it was hard to decide […]

Where can you ski in May? 

Spring skiing in Aspen

It has been a great winter for resorts across North America and Europe, yet many have closed for the season. If you’re not ready to swap your skis or snowboard for your mountain bike or hiking shoes, here are the best resorts where you can ski in May thanks to deep snowpacks, north-facing slopes and […]

Ski Resorts Extend 2013/14 Ski Season 

Aspen Mountain Extends 2013/14 Ski Season

It’s hard for anyone to deny that the 2013/14 ski season has been exceptional. We started with a tirade of big, early season storms and then it never really stopped. Here in the Colorado Rockies, we’ve seen multiple snow storm accumulations in the foot to two-feet range. Recently, most North American ski resorts, especially Lake Tahoe, […]

Best Ski Resorts for Romance 

Telluride's Alpino Vino is one of the best places to clink glasses with your darling. pc: Telluride Resort

There’s nothing more romantic — at least in our opinions — than heading to the mountains for a high alpine respite with your dearest. A romantic ski trip provides couples with privacy they can’t experience on other vacations, plus, a laundry list of winter activities to experience side-by-side and, of course, plenty of opportunities to cozy up to […]

U.S. Ski Team Olympic Hopefuls 

Lindsey Vonn Women's Winternational

Although it’s still remains unclear if  the U.S. Ski Team’s top alpine racer Lindsey Vonn, 29, of Vail, Colo., who boasts 17 World Cup globes, will be able to compete in the Olympics after sustaining yet another knee injury while training at Copper Mountain, the team has a full roster of competitors (both veteran and […]

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 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 […]

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 […]