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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 […]

Telluride raises the flag for the Broncos’ Superbowl bid 

Watch Telluride's Broncos video

As Coloradoans, we’re filled with immense pride that the Denver Broncos will take the field on Superbowl Sunday next weekend. Sharing the excitement, ski resorts across the state have voiced their support for our home football team, and Telluride ski resort produced one of the most thrilling videos backing our beloved Broncos. The video starts […]

X Games to Stay in Aspen/Snowmass Through 2019 

2014 X Games Slopestyle Course Preview

Aspen/Snowmass received some big news yesterday – Winter X Games will remain in Aspen through 2019! Located in our backyard (literally!), Buttermilk has hosted this iconic action sports weekend for the last 13 years, and by the end of the extension, its run will have stretched to nearly two decades. Winter X Games attracts a […]

This 2-year-old snowboards AND skis! 

two-year-old snowboards and skis

Last month, we posted a video of a little girl who could be the youngest snowboarder ever. Ava Marie started shredding Mammoth Mountain’s bunny slopes in her pink onsie at 18 months. But yesterday, we found out that this little lady has some competition. Professional freeskier and film editor Eric Pollard’s two-year-old daughter is a […]

Last chance! Enter to win a cat skiing trip 

Enter to win Ski.com's cat skiing trip

UPDATE: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! There are only a few days left to enter to win our cat skiing trip at Red Mountain Resort with Big Red Cats! We’ve mailed thousands of stickers, and we’ve received some great photo submissions so far. These folks who submitted the […]

Steamboat Ties Up The 40th Annual Cowboy Downhill 

Steamboat Cowboy Downhill

Yesterday marked the 40th edition of Steamboat’s Cowboy Downhill, the annual “ski rodeo” that celebrates the resort’s unique Western history and modern-day ski culture. Seventy-five professional rodeo cowboys and cowgirls traded their bulls and broncs for skis and snowboards in this legendary race series at the base of Mt. Werner. Events include the Dual Slalom […]

What’s your Aspen/Snowmass personality? 

Aspen Mountain Bell Mountain

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! A ski vacation is not a one-size-fits-all experience, especially when visiting Aspen/Snowmass, one of the most dynamic destinations in our portfolio. On this theme, we developed the “Power of Four Personality Test,” a fun way to steer visitors […]