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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 

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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?” 

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

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 

Aspen Snowmass spring jam top spring events

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 […]