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Leah Fielding

Who will fest the best at Breck Spring Fever 2015? 

Spring Fever Park Jam

It’s no secret that Breckenridge offers spring skiers great late-season conditions and an abundance of soul-warming, smile-producing Colorado sunshine. It’s definitely a top destination if great weather and fresh snow are high on your spring-skiing must-haves, but what makes Breckenridge exceptional during the spring is its month-long event and concert festival, Spring Fever. From March 11 […]

Gallery: the best of Breckenridge 

historic Breckenridge

Boasting 1.6 million skier and snowboard visits last season, Breckenridge is one of North America’s most popular ski resorts for several good reasons. Breckenridge delivers a variety of high-level experiences for skiers and snowboarders who enjoy high-alpine bowl skiing, world-class terrain parks and pristine groomers; for history buffs who enjoy Breckenridge’s mining-era charm; and for party-goers who […]

Perfect storm on Powder Highway: new snow, cheap gas + strong U.S. $ 

Powder Highway

For U.S. residents, the time is nigh to make that trip to interior British Columbia’s snow-magnet region, the Powder Highway. It seems the perfect combination of a lot of new snow, a beneficial exchange rate and low oil prices have aligned to make it a great time to go on a ski trip to Canada. Within […]

5 days in Breckenridge: A spring break guide 

Breckenridge Peak 6

If you are sick of shoveling snow and putting up with bitter cold temps and gray skies, it’s time you booked a ski trip to Breckenridge, Colorado, the spring break capitol of Ski Country. During the months of March and April, Breckenridge is the ultimate destination for skiers and snowboarders seeking warm sunshine, great late-season […]

Common winter ailments and their Breckenridge cures 

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It might be frigid, damp and gray back home, but Colorado receives about 300 days of sunshine annually, so the chances are good that you will have glorious weather while skiing or snowboarding at Breckenridge, especially in March and April. The resort’s high elevation combined with the fact that March is typically Colorado’s snowiest month […]

2/3/15: Where did it snow on the East Coast? 

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Today, Northeastern ski resorts are reaping the benefits of back-to-back storm systems that barreled up the Eastern seaboard over the last week. To the delight of Eastern powder skiers and snowboarders, the storms dropped about 20 to 30 inches of snow, making conditions incredible. The storm systems were less welcomed by Bostonians, who dealt with […]

5 days in Aspen Snowmass: A first-timer’s guide 

Beginner's Magic Snowmass, Elk Camp Meadows, beginner skiing

Few ski destinations deliver extraordinary experiences for every stripe of skier and snowboarder, but Aspen Snowmass, a single resort with four ski areas accessible via one lift ticket, does just that. While more experienced skiers and snowboarders tend to flock to Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass are the perfect areas for beginners […]

3 reasons your kids (and you) will love Buttermilk’s new Hideout 

Buttermilk ski instructors create a fun and safe environment for children to learn. pc: Aspen Snowmass/Hal Williams

On the heels of opening the industry-leading Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center in Snowmass, Aspen Snowmass has brought to life yet another state-of-the-art children’s facility. When Buttermilk opened for the season in mid-December, so did the new 7,500-square-foot Hideout Children’s Center. Located at the base of Buttermilk, the Hideout replaces the Powder Pandas Ski & Snowboard […]

Aspen Snowmass 2015 X Games Preview 

2015 X Games Aspen, Buttermilk X Games

For the 14th consecutive year, Aspen Snowmass is hosting the X Games on Buttermilk’s world-famous superpipe and slopestyle course. From Jan. 21-25, 2015 spectators can watch their freestyle ski and snowboard heroes up close and personal and take advantage of swag giveaways, sponsored parties and world-class concerts. X Games Aspen is a prestigious, invite-only freestyle-skiing, […]

5 reasons Aspen Snowmass is a great place to learn to ski 

Aspen Snowmass ski instructors provide mountain awareness.

First impressions are critical, which makes choosing the best ski resort when learning to ski that much more important. The whole experience, from finding the ski school meeting place and riding the chairlift for the first time to accomplishing your first turns, contributes to how much you will enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the long […]

7 top North America resorts to learn to ski 

Buttermilk Cliffhouse

January is Learn to Ski Month, so there’s no better time to start thinking about where you’d like to experience your first ski vacation. We’ve compiled a list of North America’s best resorts for first timers thanks to their specialized learning programs, state-of-the-art facilities, accessibility and unique beginner experiences. After a lesson or two with […]

What makes Crested Butte the last great Colorado ski town? 

pc: Trent Bona

Slowing down, getting back to yourself and nature and enjoying the simple things—like a snow-covered mountain vista—is really what a ski vacation is all about. We live in an era fraught with constant pressure to make everything bigger and better, and it can be exhausting. Taking a break and escaping the madness for at least […]