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Leah Fielding

7 tips for an affordable ski vacation 

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It’s probable that nobody has ever said a ski vacation is inexpensive. However, we all know that, for skiers and riders, going on an affordable ski vacation is about much more than just taking a vacation. To us, going skiing is part of who we are. Sliding on snow—or just being in the mountains for […]

Powder Highway: A Guide to the Ultimate Ski Road Trip 

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The “Powder Highway” is the nickname given to the legendary snow-blessed route along Canada’s 95A, which consists of a 630-mile loop through interior British Columbia’s Kootenay Rockies and connects more than 60 different powder providers. Each Powder Highway ski resort has more than enough terrain and off-mountain activities to occupy you for days on end […]

What makes Whistler Blackcomb the No. 1 ski resort for 2014/15? 

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For a resort to land at the top of SKI magazine’s Reader’s Poll it has to be doing lots of things, well, perfectly. Whistler Blackcomb is nothing if not the world’s most well-rounded resort. But it goes beyond that. Sure, there’s a lot of options for every type of skier, diner, shopper, outdoor enthusiast, party-goer, family […]

7 things we love about the Okanagan ski region (and you will, too) 

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The Okanagan ski resorts, which consist of Big White, Silver Star and Sun Peaks, may not have the same renown as other British Columbia ski resorts, but in fact pack a serious punch for the ski vacationer looking to go somewhere new and experience a ski destination off the beaten path. Scroll down to read […]

5 Reasons to Book Your Ski Vacation Now 

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Whether you’ve got snow on the brain or not, it’s time to kick-start yourself into ski vacation planning gear, especially if you’re looking to save money on your next ski trip. Here’s five reasons why (as demonstrated by Game of Thrones memes): 1. Many early booking deals expire soon He who plans ahead, stays ahead. Many […]

10 awesome reasons to visit British Columbia this winter 

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From bustling, beautiful and culturally diverse Vancouver and all the amazing, year-round coastal activities (like whale watching and kayaking) to Whistler Blackcomb‘s majestic Garibaldi mountains that seem to rise right out of the ocean and the famed snow in the Kootenay Powder Triangle, the list of reasons to visit British Columbia this winter is truly […]

5 Days in Wyoming 

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© Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Think experiencing Yellowstone National Park requires a two-week-long road trip? Think again. You can experience Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole in just five days and even stay at a four- or five-star hotel the duration of your stay. In comparison to most areas of Western America the […]

5 Ski Resorts With Reliable Early Season Snow 

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If you can’t wait for North America’s ski season to start, you’ll want to read about this! Not all snowy regions are created equal. Some ski resorts open earlier and have better early season conditions thanks to strong October storm tracks, higher elevations and superior snowmaking systems. Of course there’s no way to forecast where […]

17 Ski Resorts that Historically See Above-Average Snowfall during an El Nino Winter 

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South America has already experienced a couple of El Nino storms and we’ve been chomping at the bit to discover what’s in store for North America this winter. We’re happy to report that climatologists have determined that North America’s upcoming 2014/15 winter will be affected by El Nino. Here’s the latest from NOAA: “MOST STATISTICAL […]

5 Awesome Ski Resorts for Mountain Biking in Europe 

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If you’ve ever skied in the Alps, Dolomites or Pyrennes mountains of Europe, you’ve experienced some of the world’s most beautiful mountains. Europe’s s high-alpine, above treeline peaks and see-forever meadows are breathtaking in the winter months, but in the lush summertime these places are truly magical. The iconic peaks, like the Matterhorn, Eiger and […]

Ski Resorts Open Trails for Summer 

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Over the past two weekends many ski resorts have opened their summer mountain biking and hiking trails for use. 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 […]

Resort Guide: Valle Nevado Two Ways 

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Family vs. Adventure We tapped two of our South America Vacation Specialists to share some of their vast Valle Nevado vacation expertise for our resort guide on where families and adventure-seekers should stay, eat and ski. Here is what they had to say… Family Ski Trip Silvana Cura Mountain Vacation Specialist Since 2013 800-610-8911 x3351 […]

Top Vintage Ski Posters Every Skier Should Own 

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It’s all about keeping yourself busy in the off season. Mountain biking and hiking are great summertime activities, but if you’re looking for a new hobby to keep you occupied consider starting a collection of vintage ski posters. These nostalgic gems once graced magazines as far back as the early 1920s; they’re classic insignia of […]

An Instagram time lapse of Jackson Hole’s 2013/14 season 

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Now that most of us have packed away our skis and snowboards for the warmer months ahead, it seems a little cruel and unusual to keep touting how good the 2013/14 ski season was for most North American ski resorts. So we apologize in advance for posting Jackson Hole’s time lapse video of  its Instagram #JHDreaming and […]

2013/14 Top Ski Resort Photos on Instagram 

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It’s that time of year. The time when we look back longingly on another great ski season. We know we can speak for many when we say we enjoyed our share of deep powder days, sun-blessed groomer cruisin’ afternoons and laughable end-of-season antics. With hundreds of unforgettable experiences this winter, it was hard to decide […]

A 10-day trip to Italy’s Aosta Valley 

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Home of 31 14th to 18th century castles, Roman ruins, world-class ski resorts and two of Europe’s most iconic peaks, Italy’s Aosta Valley is brimming with unforgettable attractions. The Aosta Valley is located in the northwestern corner of the Italian Alps and is the least populous region in all of Italy. The Aosta Valley is […]