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Breaking News: Valle Nevado is Opening Early 

Valle Nevado early opening day

Valle Nevado announced today the ski resort is opening early on Friday, June 13, 2014, two weeks before the scheduled opening day! While El Niño weather patterns have been forecast for South America’s ski season, snowfall at Valle Nevado has already exceeded expectations. If the storm track stays loaded, Valle Nevado’s ski season could be […]

Will El Nino Snow Hit South America? 

Will El Nino snow hit South America?

If you’ve ever experienced an El Nino snow storm then you understand why the weather-forecast rumor mill has been working overtime. Whispers of El Nino have been circulating among weather junkies as well as skiers and snowboarders this spring, and one question is on all our minds: will El Nino bring above-average snowfall to South American ski […]

Video: Whistler’s Horstman Glacier is Awesome 

Horstman Glacier

Where can you find sunshine, snow, big booters, bikinis and a heck of a good time this June and July? Whistler! Blackcomb’s Horstman Glacier is open for skiing and riding from June 21 through July 27. The video below was produced by Momentum Camps and shows just how much fun you can have with our […]

Trip Report: 2013 Valle Nevado Winner 

Valle Nevado

If you think our #GoggleSelfie Photo Contest sounds familiar, you’re right. Last year, we gave away a Valle Nevado ski trip and POC Sports gear in a #GoggleTan Photo Contest. Contestants submitted photos showing how they were keeping their goggle tans through the summer. From rock climbing to playing golf, even mowing the lawn, we […]

Valle Nevado Photo Contest 

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There’s a better way to keep your goggle tan this summer, and we’re sending one lucky skier or snowboarder to South America to do just that… We’re excited to announce the top five #GoggleSelfie Photo Contest entries and the winner of our grand prize ski trip in Valle Nevado, Chile! The people have spoken, and […]

2013-2014 Ski Season Recap 

13-14 Ski Season Recap

It’s bittersweet to post this 2013-2014 ski season recap, but most of the northern hemisphere’s resorts have stopped turning their lifts and are preparing for summer adventures and festival season. There are a few places where you can still ski, like Snowbird (open until May 26), Mammoth (open until May 26), Banff and Lake Louise […]

Video: Big Sky Pond Skim Crash Reel 

Video Big Sky Pond Skim

Pond skims are a closing day tradition; they’re the last chance to gather up your guts and go for glory. There’s always some carnage involved as skiers and snowboarders inevitably overshoot the pool or cannon-ball into the icy water, but the crowd rallies behind those who go big and cheers loudest for the most impressive […]

It’s Tuckerman Ravine Season 

Spring skiing at Tuckerman Ravine

On spring weekends with good weather, hundreds – sometimes thousands – of skiers flock to Tuckerman Ravine, New Hampshire. This famous backcountry area is situated on the slopes of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, and has some of the steepest terrain anywhere in North America with sustained pitches ranging from 40 to […]

Where can you ski in May? 

Spring skiing in Aspen

It has been a great winter for resorts across North America and Europe, yet many have closed for the season. If you’re not ready to swap your skis or snowboard for your mountain bike or hiking shoes, here are the best resorts where you can ski in May thanks to deep snowpacks, north-facing slopes and […]

Skiing Chamonix’s Vallée Blanche 

Vallee Blanche hike

Regarded as one of the most iconic off-piste descents in the Alps, the Vallée Blanche is a 20-kilometer tour across an expansive glacier surrounded by truly spectacular Alpine scenery. On a trip to Chamonix during the last week of March, we skied the famed valley on a bluebird day with more than two feet of new […]

Video: Michael Franti #TramJam in Jackson Hole 

TramJam Jackson Hole

Yes, we post about Jackson Hole a lot, but that’s because it is such an amazing place. If you’ve visited then you know: it’s entirely possible to share a chairlift with a ski legend, belly up to a cowboy bar beside a celebrity or stumble onto the tram with a rock star. And that last […]

Announcing our Caption Crested Butte grand prize winner 

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First off, we’d like to thank so many of you for captioning Crested Butte and entering to win a ski trip to “Colorado’s last great ski town.” Jamie M. of Oklahoma was drawn as the winner of a five-night, six-day ski vacation that she can redeem this season or next! As many of you already know, […]