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Whistler Blackcomb announces early opening 

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Coming on the heels of Aspen Snowmass’s announcement, Whistler Blackcomb also announced today that they’ll open five days early on Nov. 22! After seeing lots of photos and videos of early-season snow that look less like November and more like February, we had a hunch the Whistler folks were pondering an earlier rope drop.  The early-opening […]

Aspen Snowmass announces early opening 

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Last week’s monster storm dropped more than 21 inches on Aspen Mountain, and cold temps kept snow guns blazing throughout the weekend. All this early snow means one thing: an early opening for Aspen Mountain! On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express will start shuttling skiers and snowboarders up Aspen Mountain […]

VIDEO: Aspen Snowmass #MindBodySpirit Series 

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This season, many ski resorts produced multi-episode video series to share their best assets with the world, and Aspen Snowmass’s Mind Body Spirit videos offer a wonderful view into the true character of our backyard ski resorts, vibrant towns and dynamic communities. Each episode features a different spokesperson who helps reveal one piece of the full […]

More Snow in Europe: up to 43 inches reported 

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Another big storm is bearing down on ski resorts in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps, and we’re seeing some impressive photos of the resulting accumulations. The storm started on Tuesday and has already outperformed the original forecast. Read on to see which resorts received the biggest snow totals so far. Flakes flew in downtown Chamonix the […]

Video: Whistler early season first tracks 

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Whistler Blackcomb has been posting some pretty impressive photos of early-season snowfall, and earlier this week, they released a video showing the true conditions on Blackcomb Glacier. Let’s just say, the snow doesn’t look like your typical stick-to-the-groomers first month of ski season… >> Enter to win one of three Whistler ski trips. >> Before ski season […]

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Update: where is it snowing? 

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Last week was a big one for early-season snow! European ski resorts across the Alps received their first big snowfall, and North American ski resorts were prepping for big storms over the weekend. As we settle into Monday morning, here’s a recap of where the snow fell over the weekend and which ski resorts are […]

Ski resorts in the Alps receive first big snow 

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You’ve probably been asking the same question that has been on our minds: is it snowing in the Alps? Yes! Ski resorts across the Alps received their first major snow storm of the season. Flakes started to fall early Wednesday morning in the northeastern Alps, and the storm quickly tracked across Europe, passing through Switzerland and […]

Interview: The Wise Man, Sculpted in Time 

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Each week in October, Sherpas Cinema and Banff Lake Louise Tourism have been posting a new episode of Sculpted in Time. They started off with a soulful profile of 88-year-old Edward Hunter who skis at Mt. Norquay every day. >> See all the Sculpted in Time Episodes >> Born in 1926, the same year Mt. Norquay was […]

VIDEO: Afterglow by Sweetgrass Productions 

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If you’ve been sitting at a computer today, you’ve undoubtedly already seen this cinematic masterpiece. If you haven’t, we’re thrilled to share this preview of Afterglow, a short film by Sweetgrass Productions. Here are the quick details: the best pro skiers, ripping deep pillows and steep spines in British Columbia and Alyeska, AT NIGHT, wearing LED lightsuits. “It’s […]

Interview: The Artist, Sculpted in Time 

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There’s a lot of video inspiration during this time of year, and some of the best stuff is coming out of Banff and Lake Louise and the dramatic video series, Sculpted in Time. The ski areas and destination partners teamed up with the renowned filmmakers at Sherpas Cinema to profile local ski legends against the backdrop of the four ski areas: […]

The Crown Jewels of the Canadian Rockies 

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Yes, the skiing is always important on a ski trip, but as a travel company, we know that where you stay can take a ski vacation from good to great. With our portfolio of 4,000+ lodging properties at 120 ski resorts worldwide, we have a lot of options., and our Mountain Vacation Specialists know the top […]

How have the mountains shaped you? 

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In October, we invited you to discover Banff and Lake Louise through a dramatic, four-part video series, SCULPTED IN TIME. Renowned filmmakers at Sherpas Cinema have profiled local ski legends against the backdrop of Banff and Lake Louise’s stunning ski areas: Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Banff National Park’s backcountry. Each of the skiers […]

Video: Words of Wilderness, 1836 – Present 

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Earlier this fall, Pete McBride and the talented guys at Vital Films (who are all fellow Roaring Fork Valley residents) put together a video love letter to the wilderness in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. They note that in 50 years, our designated wilderness areas have gone from nine acres to 110 […]

Ski.com’s Sculpted in Time Sweepstakes 

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Our Sculpted in Time Sweepstakes is now over. Starting in October, we invited you to experience Banff and Lake Louise through a dramatic four-part video series titled Sculpted in Time. Renowned filmmakers at Sherpas Cinema produced the series, and each episode profiled a Banff and Lake Louise local ski legend, revealing their character against the stunning backdrop […]

Videos: Ski Season Preview 

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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 […]