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What does it mean to be a “ski mom?” 

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In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’d like to recognize all the “ski moms” who have schlepped gear, wiped noses, brewed hot cocoa and passed on their love of skiing (or snowboarding) to the next generation. We have quite a few ski moms at Ski.com (plus a couple ski dads), and we asked them to reflect upon what […]

Video: Mike Douglas breaks down the Whistler 2014-15 ski season 

Mike Douglas recaps the 2014-15 ski season at Whistler

Mike Douglas​ has lived in Whistler for 25 years because his own experience has proven that “this is one of the snowiest and bestest places to live, period.” The godfather of freeskiing recaps the variable 2014-15 winter in the video below, and he doesn’t give this ski season high marks. You would never know that Whistler had a strange […]

Trip report: Breckenridge sweepstakes winner 

Imperial Express at Breckenridge

Editorial note: This blog post is part of a series showcasing our sweepstakes winners’ experiences on their grand prize ski trips. If you’re wondering if real skiers win our trip giveaways, here’s your answer! Don’t forget to enter our current sweepstakes for a chance to win a Valle Nevado ski vacation and two pairs of […]

Where can you ski in May 2015? 

April 9 powder day at Snowbird

The IRS reported last week that this year’s average tax refund is $2,815. That’s a nice chunk of change to reinvest in your ski-happiness, and—if you’re seeking immediate gratification—you can still ski in May! This winter has had its ups and downs, but here are the ski resorts where you can still find great corn snow […]

Trip Report: “Resolve to Ski Crested Butte” sweepstakes winner 

Crested Butte trip winner

Editorial note: This blog post is part of a series showcasing our sweepstakes winners’ experiences on their grand prize ski trips. If you’re wondering if real skiers win our trip giveaways, here’s your answer! Back in December 2014, we asked you to resolve to visit “the last great ski town in Colorado,” Crested Butte. Thousands of […]

Comparing Chile’s iconic ski resorts: Valle Nevado and Portillo 

50 lifts, 100 trails and 7,000 acres make up Valle Nevado's Three Valleys ski area | Photo: Morten, Valle Nevado

To a North America skier, a Chilean ski vacation is otherworldly. Ski resorts are set high in the Andes, above treeline and surrounded by dramatic ridge lines where condors hover and sunsets splash vibrant hues against snowfields. If you’re considering a Chilean ski vacation, read this guide comparing two of the most iconic ski resorts: Valle Nevado […]

Video: Banff and Lake Louise’s #ProjectSnow 

Banff #ProjectSnow

Banff and Lake Louise is one of the most picturesque ski destinations in the world, and the resort’s most recent artistic endeavor, dubbed #ProjectSnow, celebrated the beauty and grand scale of its Canadian Rockies setting. World-renowned “snow artist” Simon Beck created three spectacular works using Banff’s snowy mountain landscapes as his canvas and his snowshoes as his brushes. […]

Video: Corbet’s Couloir, a day on the edge 

Jackson Hole Corbet's Couloir

Here’s a treat for your Wednesday: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort just posted a hilarious video documenting some first-timers dropping into Corbet’s Couloir. Complete with witty commentary a la “Wipeout” and some pretty epic crashes, this video shows what the typical Jackson Hole visitor experiences when considering a Corbet’s drop. Watch Corbet’s Couloir: A Day on the […]

Top spring events in 2015 

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Winter isn’t over, yet. But our second-favorite season is just around the corner. It’s time to slather on the Zinka, break out the retro ski gear and celebrate spring! From your hometown hill to top-ten destinations, all ski resorts host spring-skiing celebrations. We know you’re a discerning bunch, so this year we compiled a list of […]

Telluride superlatives | two sunny days in the San Juans 

Telluride ski resort

Most of us skiers and snowboarders have a favorite ski resort that ticks all the boxes. Whether it’s top-ten destination or just our hometown hill, we use these favorite ski resorts to compare all other experiences against. Telluride tops my list as “the best” ski resort in many categories. After spending a sunny weekend in the San […]

Follow The Wonder Routes at Whistler Blackcomb 

The Wonder Routes, Steeps Sampler

Whistler Blackcomb—the largest ski resort in North America—offers endless terrain for skiers and snowboarders. With all that wonderful space to play comes a unique challenge: planning your ski day (or ski week) and navigating 8,000 acres of skiable terrain. That’s where The Wonder Routes come in handy. Whistler Blackcomb has put together this collection of visual […]

Jackson Hole celebrates 50 years with 5 incredible videos 

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort celebrates its 50th anniversary this ski season, and they’re looking back on five decades of wild, untamed adventure in the Tetons with a five-part video series. Scroll down to see the videos that have premiered so far this season and read a brief history of Jackson Hole. Episode Two: Jackson Hole’s 50th—Born to be […]