Alex Boyd

Big snow storms hit Europe and British Columbia 

A refuge at Monterosa Ski in Italy's Aosta valley yesterday.

Europe and Canada are getting hammered with snow right now! Read on to learn more about where it’s snowing and see photos and videos of your favorite ski resorts getting ready for winter. France/Italy receive 16+ inches of new snow; Switzerland is next In Europe, a large system has been moving across the Alps this week, […]

Snowstorm arrives on the second day of fall 

Telluride showing off its autumn drama on Sept. 23| Photo: Telluride Ski Resort

Summer officially ended on Sept. 22, 2016, and—right on cue—a slow-moving storm dropped measurable snowfall on ski resorts across the Western US and Canada! We’ve compiled some of the best photos to show you how ski resorts are beginning to transform for winter. What does this September snow mean for your ski vacation? The New […]

September snow at ski resorts across the West 

Copper Mountain woke up to a beautiful dusting on Sept. 15. | Photo: Mike Looney, Copper Mountain taken on Sept. 15, 2016.

Sept. 1 was the first day of meteorological autumn, and we are already feeling the weather cool down and seeing a delicate dusting of our beloved mountain peaks. A series of autumn storms swept across the Western U.S. earlier this week. According to Meteorologist Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, snow levels dropped to 10,000-11,000 feet because the showers fell […]

One plank or two? New RiverSkis raise age-old debate. 

River Skis

The age-old debate about one plank or two has separated skiers and snowboarders for decades. On snow, skiers came first, but board riders have led the innovation curve for many activities including surfing and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). Until recently, if you’ve been looking to cool off with a surf or paddle, you’ve been limited […]

South America’s ski season starts with great conditions 

South America's ski season has started

South America’s ski season started earlier this month when Valle Nevado opened two weeks ahead of schedule on June 10. This early opening was made possible by a few storms, most notably a system that dropped more than nine feet of snow on Chilean resorts in early June. While Valle Nevado was able to get their […]

Where can you ski in May? 

April 9 powder day at Snowbird

If you’re like us and not ready to stash your skis or snowboard for the season, don’t forget that there are still plenty of ski resorts that stay open in May and often later. To help you get a couple more turns in this season, we compiled a list of are the best resorts where you […]

Top 2016 spring events at North American ski resorts 

Aspen Snowmass spring jam top spring events

Winter isn’t over, yet, but our second-favorite season is just around the corner. Soon, it will be 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 we compiled a list […]

Canadian Dollar drops to 12-year low 

Photo: Jan. 12, 2016, Suz Graham, Whistler Blackcomb

What does the price of oil and demand in China have to do with skiing? If you’re a powder hound, it means your Canadian ski vacation just a got more affordable! The Canadian Dollar dropped to a 12-year low last week, which means U.S. skiers save an extra 25% on top of’s great deals. […]

The most popular ski vacations of 2015 

15-J-16_2100x1400_300_RGB-snowmass-FB provides ski customized vacations to 120 resorts worldwide, but our clients clearly have a few favorites. Read on to see the top 10 most popular destinations booked in 2015 to be skied this season and learn why these ski resorts are so well-loved. Top 10 most popular ski vacations of 2015 1. Snowmass With its […]

Big storm delivers white Christmas to ski resorts across the West 

Big storm brings white Christmas to ski resorts

If you’re headed to a ski resort in the West over the holidays, you’re in for some great skiing. Storms have fortified snowpacks and continue to drop new snow at ski resorts in the Western U.S. Many Canadian ski resorts have surpassed 100 inches of snow this season, with standouts like Whistler Blackcomb and Revelstoke […]

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 […]