Alex Boyd

October snow in Colorado 

October snow at Breckenridge

In September, we saw measurable snowfall in Canada and resorts across the Western U.S. This week, temperatures dropped in Colorado, and many of our favorite ski resorts started to look a lot closer to winter than summer. October snow in Colorado is not uncommon. In fact, some locals speculate we’re still in an Indian Summer weather […]

What’s your worst vacation rental fear? vacation rentals

Vacation rentals are high in the consideration set of most travelers these days with many companies offering direct access to owner-managed condos, townhomes, houses and even bedrooms. At, we’ve booked our clients in vacation rentals for decades. Before there were endless lodging options at developed ski resorts, vacation rentals (aka condos) were the cornerstone […]

September snow at 5 ski resorts in the Western U.S. 

September snow Jackson Hole

Last week we saw the first flakes fall in Canada, and this week, ski resorts in the Western U.S. received their first snowfall of the season. Squaw Valley documented flurries starting to stick on the slopes, and, while Jackson Hole’s peaks were concealed in the clouds, the snow-frosted tram revealed that conditions at Corbet’s Cabin were […]

September snow in Canada 

Sept. 6 snow at Kicking Horse

While you were making marinades and firing up your grill last week, Canadian ski resorts were being pummeled by three back-to-back storms. Ski resorts in British Columbia and Alberta received measurable snowfall at high elevations. Check out the photos below, which were posted by Whistler Blackcomb, Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, and Banff and Lake Louise prior to the […]

29 pieces of Telluride trivia 

Telluride trivia

In August, we presented 29 days of Telluride trivia, and if you follow us on social media, you’ve probably learned some interesting tidbits about this town’s storied history and incredible ski mountain. Each day that we presented a piece of trivia, we also invited you to enter to win a ski trip to see Telluride’s mountain […]

A guide to the Park City Canyons connection 

Park City Canyons connection

Two of Utah’s most iconic ski resorts—Park City and Canyons—will be linked this ski season by an interconnect gondola, and the resulting ski area will be the largest in the United States with 7,300 acres of terrain. Beyond the physical link, Park City and Canyons will now be operated as one resort, offering a unified […]

Snow report: where did it snow in South America? 

Looking up toward the Roca Jack at Portillo

Snow forecasting websites as well as skiers and snowboarders were buzzing late last week as weather models pointed toward a massive storm heading to Chile and Argentina. The predictions were colossal with some sites forecasting 100-plus inches at resorts like Portillo. South America’s ski season has been slow to start this year, but skiers and snowboarders who frequent Southern Hemisphere […]

Ski resorts are prime wildlife viewing destinations 

Colorado wildlife mountain goats

One of the best parts of a summer mountain vacation is the wildlife viewing opportunities. Most ski resorts are located on or bordering national parks or Forest Service land, making them prime destinations for spotting herds of elk, families of bears, majestic moose or soaring eagles. Animals come out of hibernation or migrate to lush […]

Three adventures to add to your Portillo ski trip 

Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa

New this season, Portillo skiers and snowboarders can book mini ski weeks, three- or four-night stays with the same all-inclusive components as a typical, seven-day ski week. For American travelers, these mini weeks unlock a lot of itinerary options on a 10-day getaway. If you can escape for two weeks, the Andes hold endless adventures! Portillo […]

What does it mean to be a “ski mom?” 


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 (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!  In February 2015, we were on a quest to cure winter blues! We asked you to tell us what was ailing […]