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Leah Fielding

Featured videos: 5 ski movies worth watching in 2015-16 

TGR Paradise Waits

You know ski season is around the corner when all the ski-movie production companies start releasing their trailers. Every fall, the new flicks send skiers into a flurry of excitement—pun intended—for the upcoming season. We did some video recon and picked out the top five ski movies for 2015-16. Many of these films will be […]

7 Telluride cameos you never knew about 

Coors Wilson Peak, Coors Light can mountain

It should come as little surprise, given how picturesque Telluride is, that the Victorian-mining-town-turned-ski-town has served as a set for everything from A-list movies and beloved Western flicks to classic ski films and car commercials throughout the last 50 years. The surrounding San Juan peaks have even inspired some of Colorado’s most famous beer-can imagery. […]

5 days in Telluride: A first-timer’s guide 

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Despite receiving high international acclaim and awards, like Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice “America’s Best Ski Resort” for the last three consecutive years, Telluride does not experience the skier volume that some of the other resorts in Colorado receive. Similar to Crested Butte, there’s a misunderstanding that Telluride is hard to get to. For locals […]

Best of: Telluride’s terrain 

Which ski resort has something for everyone? As North America’s largest provider of ski vacations, we get this question a lot. In our book, there’s only one resort that checks every box. For us, and many others, including Forbes, it’s Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado. “Virtually every major ski resort claims to be all things […]

El Nino 2015 could be even bigger than 1997-98, experts say 

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NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) latest El Niño update on their ENSO blog details data showing that the 2015 El Niño is shaping up to be an all-time climate event—and suggests it could be the “Bruce Lee” of El Niños. Putting something on par with Bruce Lee—especially when it’s coming from a government agency—is not to be taken lightly. […]

The best hikes for jaw-dropping views of the Matterhorn 

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Today, 150 years ago, the British climber Edward Whymper and his rope team reached the 14,692-foot (4478-meter) summit of the Matterhorn. These days, climbing the Matterhorn is much easier than it was in 1865 thanks to lighter, more advanced equipment, but it’s still no simple task. Commemorate this incredible human feat by experiencing the stunning […]

Best of: Vail’s groomers 

Photo: Jack Affleck/Vail Resorts

In our “Best of” series, we’re tapping our knowledgable Mountain Vacation Specialists to help us pull together top trails in the terrain category (beginner offerings, groomers, moguls, steeps, powder, etc.) each ski resort is known for having the best of.  For skiers and snowboarders who yearn for perfectly ridged, soft corduroy, Vail is one of […]

A first-timer’s guide to stand up paddle boarding in the mountains 

SUP Mt Sopris, Stand up paddleboard Roaring Fork River

Stand up paddle boarding, or SUP, is a highly popular water sport along coastal communities, but it’s also taking the High Country’s alpine lakes and rivers by storm and quickly becoming one of the most sought-after summer mountain activities. If you’re planning on visiting the mountains this summer, a SUP excursion is probably already on […]

Top 7 Western mountain towns for 4th of July fireworks 

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An enduring symbol of core U.S. values, the American West is still wild, bold and free, and this is especially true in mountain towns. We know from closing day shenanigans and annual spring events that ski towns really know how to throw a party. Celebrate the birth of America this year among “purple mountain majesties” at […]

Experience the best summer activities at these 9 resorts 

Jackson Hole summer, summer in Jackson Hole

Summer in the mountains is just as action-packed and fun-filled as it is when blanketed in winter’s white stuff. For this reason, an increased number of ski resorts are investing in providing a venue for and access to warm-weather mountain activities. To help you experience the cream of the crop, we compiled a list of […]

Mountain bike parks in North America open for summer 

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Chances are if you enjoy the mountains in the winter, you’re going to be blown away in the summer. Just imagine, snow-capped peaks set to brilliant fields of colorful wildflowers. Pretty dreamy, huh? In that same vein of thought, if you’re a fan of zooming down mountains in the winter, than you’re going to fall […]

Ski resorts open trails for summer 

mountain biking at ski resorts

Over the next three weeks many ski resorts will open their summer mountain biking and hiking trails. There’s no better way to beat the summer lowland heat than heading up to the crisp mountain air. A summer vacation to your favorite ski resorts is a great option, especially if you’re looking for a full docket of outdoor […]