Alex Boyd

Dream of a white winter on Black Friday 

Aspen Snowmass family ski vacation

Instead of bargain hunting at the big box stores on Black Friday, we hope you reflect on your most rewarding purchases, which probably didn’t come in a shiny package. In our minds, a well-planned family ski vacation is the most gratifying expenditure. A family ski trip is not the easiest nor the most affordable type […]

Ski resorts announce early opening days 

Big White ski resort

With back-to-back storms streaming across North America, we’ve seen a flurry of early-opening announcements. The latest U.S. ski resort to announce an early opening day is our backyard ski area, Aspen Mountain, which will open for two days of early skiing and riding on Nov. 14 and 15. This post was updated on Nov. 19 […]

Videos: 3 resorts open for the season 

Big Sky early opening day

Over the weekend, three of our favorite ski resorts cranked up their chairlifts and opened their runs for skiers and snowboarders! Keystone opened for the season on Nov. 6 with an 18-inch base at mid-mountain. Two out of three Banff and Lake Louise ski resorts opened with Mt. Norquay dropping the rope on Nov. 5 and […]

Winter’s first big storm hits ski resorts across West 

November snow at Revelstoke

While you turned back your clocks last weekend, winter’s first big storm started to move across the West, bringing snow to Canada, California, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado.  Scroll down to see storm updates and new-snow photos from ski resorts in the Western U.S. Note: Most ski resorts don’t post snow totals until after they’ve opened for the […]

Our 50 favorite Jackson Hole moments 

50 Jackson Hole Moments

In celebration of Jackson Hole’s 50th anniversary season, we have been querying people about their favorite Jackson Hole moments (past and future) and posting the top 50. Those who have submitted a #JHMoment are entered to win a ski trip to partake in the celebrations during this landmark season. Mountain Vacation Specialists love Jackson Hole, […]

October snow in Europe 

Zermatt october snow

Europe ski resorts have seen smatterings of snowfall this fall, but this week, ski resorts across the Alps were hit with a large storm that dropped solid snowfall. Social media was abuzz with stunning photos of snowy scenes in historic villages and atop iconic, Alpine peaks. We’ve collected some photos our best-selling resorts like Zermatt, Chamonix, St. […]

5 ski vacation problems solved by 

Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC

Why book your ski vacation with when there are countless options online? We pride ourselves on solving ski vacation problems and making your overall trip-planning process part of the fun. Read on to discover how we can help you get from mouse click to binding click without vacation-planning stress. How can can solve […]

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 […]