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, […]

Caption Crested Butte Daily Winners 

Caption Crested Butte

We road-tripped to Crested Butte earlier this ski season and saw firsthand how they earned their reputation as “Colorado’s last great ski town.” With its off-the-beaten-path location, colorful dining and nightlife scene, spectacular scenery and truly mind-blowing skiing, this place is best explained in photos… and in person. Great news: we’re sending a lucky skier […]

Video: Massive Controlled Avalanche at Stevens Pass 

Stevens Pass controlled avalanche

We’re quite familiar with the danger of back-country skiing and snowboarding, and — like most snow-sports enthusiasts — we’ve witnessed the stories, the photos,  and the videos of the incredible destruction that’s possible when conditions align and massive avalanches occur. Stevens Pass, located in the Pacific Northwest, received more than 10 feet of snow in […]

Polar bear cub introduced to snow for the first time 

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Do you remember the first time you saw the mountains covered in pristine, white snow? Was it a bluebird day with the evergreen trees heavy with snow drifts? Did the air sparkle with crystalline snowflakes? Did you pack it together into a hand-shaped ball and toss it up in the air just to see how […]

Jackson Hole receives 100 inches of snow in 22 days 

100 inches of snow in Jackson Hole

What does 100 inches of new snow in 22 days mean for Jackson Hole ski resort? It means just what you’d imagine: guaranteed incredible conditions across the entire resort, from the pucker-inducing extreme terrain like Corbet’s Couloir to the wide open blue runs off the Casper quad chair. See for yourself in this video posted […]

Where’s the best snow right now? 

Big Sky powder day

From Polar Vortexes to ice storms in the Deep South, winter weather has topped news headlines throughout January and early February. Luckily for us skiers and snowboarders, inclement weather doesn’t mean headaches; it means powder days! Here’s the inside track on which regions have reaped the rewards of back-to-back snow storms in early 2014: Colorado Ski […]

Jan. 31 Storm Totals: which resorts scored the best powder days? 

Aspen powder day

This week’s snow storm was one for the record books, dishing out powder days across the West. Tahoe ski resorts finally received some serious snowfall; Utah, Montana and Wyoming  resorts racked up a foot or more; and several Colorado resorts reported more than two feet of snowfall in 24 hours. In an effort to share […]

Aspen/Snowmass: This Season in Photos 

Sunset on the final day of Aspen X Games 2014

We love Aspen/Snowmass dearly. Heck, nearly all of us at Ski.com call this beautiful valley our home. While we could wax poetic about all the wonderful things Aspen/Snowmass offers and the amazing snowfall we’ve experienced during the 2013/2014 ski season, sometimes it’s better to let the place speak for itself. Scroll down to see the […]