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Leah Fielding

12/15/14: Where did it snow this weekend? 

Beaver Creek snow, Beaver Creek snow storm, how much snow did Beaver Creek get?

If you’re at all like us (powder obsessed) and recently burned a pair of skis in a sacrificial bonfire to appease the Norse god of snow, Ullr, we’re happy to report that the offerings worked! A favorable amount of Western U.S. ski resorts saw about one to two feet of snow fall from late last week […]

7 surprising things you didn’t know about Crested Butte 

Crested Butte

We’ve become increasingly suspicious that Crested Butte locals and return vacationers have been doing their best to keep the resort’s world-class terrain, historic downtown and lack of lift lines a secret—and we wouldn’t blame them. We apologize in advance to those who want to keep Crested Butte to themselves, but we’re blowing your cover with […]

Plans announced to link Canyons and PCMR to form largest U.S. ski resort 

Park City and Canyons linked, Park City Canyons gondola,

Vail Resorts recently announced its official plans to link Canyons with Park City Mountain Resort—which the corporation purchased earlier in fall 2014 for $182 million—to create the largest U.S. ski resort. Combined, the resorts would offer 7,300 acres of interconnected terrain, making the resorts second only to Whistler Blackcomb for  the title of largest ski resort in […]

5 days in Crested Butte: A first-timers guide 

Crested Butte ski vacation, Crested Butte ski resort

The title of “last great ski town in Colorado” isn’t bestowed on just any ski resort. Lots of people who visit Crested Butte for the first time return year-after-year because they feel as if they’ve discovered a precious, hidden gem. Most of the shops, restaurants and bars are in original mining-era buildings and all are […]

5 days in the lap of luxury at Whistler Blackcomb 

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Unforgettable views, terrain for every level, state-of-the-art grooming capabilities and lift facilities and an abundance of fine-dining restaurants and shopping options within large contemporary base villages are just a few of the reasons why Whistler Blackcomb is a favorite ski resort among the international jetset. Whistler is just two hours from Vancouver International Airport making it a […]

Video: Winter Park kicks off 75th ski season with 21″ of new snow 

Winter Park opening day, Winter Park 75th Anniversary, Winter Park 75

A significant snow storm, which dropped 20 to 40 inches across most Colorado ski resorts, just happened to come on the perfect weekend for Winter Park skiers. The ski resort not only celebrated opening day on Saturday, Nov. 15, but the start of its 75th season. The resort’s diamond anniversary was made even better by […]

5 days with the family at Whistler Blackcomb 

Whistler Blackcomb‘s abundance of high-alpine green and blue terrain is one of the attributes that makes this massive ski resort a popular ski vacation destination among families. Every age and ability level will appreciate the wide-open trails and incredible views, but it’s the kid-appeasing attractions like on-mountain Magic Castle, Enchanted Woods and Treefort, the Coca-Cola Tube […]

Video: winter has arrived at Whistler Blackcomb 

Whistler Blackcomb video, Whistler Blackcomb opening

Within the last two weeks winter has made its debut across much of North America and Europe, and Whistler Blackcomb is no different. Based on this video Whistler Blackcomb released on Nov. 10 of some local skiers rippin’ around the upper reaches of the resort, the snow conditions look primed and ready to go for […]

Snow storm hit several Western ski resorts and more expected 

Jackson Hole snow, Jackson Hole November storm, Jackson Hole gets a foot of snow

A snow storm swept through the U.S. and Canadian Rockies and Midwestern U.S. on Monday blanketing many parts of  ski country, especially Alberta, Canada, Wyoming and Colorado. Jackson Hole ended up with the better part of a foot of snow, while Beaver Creek received seven inches, Vail and Keystone received six inches, Copper, Steamboat  and Aspen Snowmass […]

5 days exploring North America’s No. 1 ski resort 

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Did you know? If you skied about 12 runs per day at Whistler Blackcomb and skied a new run every lift ride you could ski 16 days straight without skiing the same trail twice? A five-day Whistler Blackcomb ski vacation only touches the tip of the resort’s 8,171-acre iceberg, laundry list of activities and attractions, […]