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Alex Boyd

Top ski resorts for perfect corduroy 

Whistler corduroy

Each ski season shapes up differently with varying storm tracks and snowfall, and for those who don’t live in a ski resort, this unpredictability can cause a lot of pre-trip anxiety. The good news is ski resorts today have excellent grooming and snowmaking systems to ensure your skiing surface is predictably smooth and silky. While […]

Our learning to ski and snowboard stories 

Learning to ski in New Jersey

It’s Learn to Ski Month, and we’ve been reflecting on our own introductions to snow sports. Some of us started before we could walk and others learned as adults. Here are some of our memories of the learning process and how we first became hooked on skiing and snowboarding. Nicole’s learning to ski (and snowboard) experience: […]

The measure of a great ski video? 5.7 million views in 4 days 

Great ski video candide thovex

The ski industry is full of creative minds that churn out inspiring photos and videos daily, and with so much visual stimulus available to us normal skiers and snowboarders, sometimes it can all blend together. Then comes along a ski video that’s just plain mind-blowing. Whether it’s a groundbreaking cinematic technique like Sweetgrass Productions’ Afterglow segment or an inspirational […]

It’s time to ski the Alps: Euro hits 9-year low 

ski deals in the Alps

If you’ve been dreaming of a ski trip in the Alps, now’s the time to go. Favorable exchange rates, good snow and great deals from your trusty Mountain Vacation Specialists at Ski.com are aligning to make that European ski trip very attainable this season. Here’s the 411 on the factors you may be weighing before […]

Nominate a newbie + enter to win an Aspen Snowmass ski trip 

Aspen Snowmass Trip Giveaway

This sweepstakes is now over. January was Learn to Ski Month, and we asked you to nominate a newbie to learn to ski in Aspen Snowmass for a chance to win a ski trip. You sure shared the stoke! We received thousands of new-skier/snowboarder nominations, and we’re excited to announce our randomly drawn winner! Henry T. of […]

8 things we love about ski vacations 

Revelstoke Chris Rubens

With eight days left in 2014, we’re reflecting on all the things we love about ski vacations, from the giddy anticipation you feel prior to your trip to the powder-day payoffs. The act of packing up, traveling to your favorite ski resort and indulging in a few days of pure fun is why we do […]

See the Crested Butte Resolutions 

Resolve to ski Crested Butte

Throughout December, we’ve asked people to post 2015 Crested Butte resolutions for a chance to win a grand prize ski trip in “the last great Colorado ski town.” Scroll down to see some of our favorite #CBResolutions.

Is there snow in the Alps? 

Snow in the Alps

Rumors of scant snow in Europe have been circulating, and news headlines have only increased the hype. However, recent reports—including updates from our own man on the ground—have verified that skiing conditions in the Alps are good! “We’re in good shape,” reported John Frasca, VP of international sales at Ski.com, who just returned from the French Alps. Frasca skied […]

East Coast ski resorts receive two feet of snow from Nor’Easter 

It's a winter wonderland at Killington Resort today | Photo: Killington, Dec. 12, 2014

There has been a lot of chatter about the monster storm sweeping across the West Coast and the Sierras, but all the way across the country, East Coast ski resorts were pummeled by a moisture-heavy Nor’Easter earlier this week. The clouds are starting to clear today, and OpenSnow East Coast forecasters predict that skiers and […]

Jackson Hole tram to open Friday with 100 inches of snow 

Jackson Hole Tram

Where’s the best snow in the U.S. right now? It might be in Jackson Hole. With more than 100 inches of snow covering the Tetons (and 80 inches of new snow in the last three weeks!), Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is preparing to open 100% of its terrain this Friday along with the Aerial Tram and […]

Resolve to ski Crested Butte with Ski.com 

Resolve to ski Crested Butte

This sweepstakes is now over. In last month of 2014, we asked you to post your skiing and snowboarding resolutions for a chance to win a ski vacation in Crested Butte, Colorado, and we’re pleased to make one lucky skier’s 2015 resolution a reality. Robert Y. of Littleton, Colorado was drawn as the winner of our […]

Whistler Blackcomb announces early opening 

whistler blackcomb dog

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 […]