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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, […]

What’s new in ski country for the 2014/15 season? 

The new Punta Helbronner cable car station will be the highest structure on Mont Blanc when the project is completed in spring 2015.

We’ve compiled an alphabetical index of what’s new in ski country—worldwide—this coming season. Updates range from spankin’ new state-of-the art lifts and energy-efficient snowmaking equipment to high-alpine zip lines and scrumptious new restaurants. Scroll down to see if you’ll be experiencing some “newness” on your ski vacation this year. Aspen, Colorado This summer the contemporary […]

Jackson Hole’s new video will get you excited for ski season! 

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The countdown is on. We only have a few more weeks until most Western North American ski resorts open for ski season. Jackson Hole, ranked No. 1 by SKI magazine readers for challenging terrain and No. 3 for it’s charming Western character and incredible eateries, opens November 27 and has been generating some serious buzz […]

Halloween forecast 2014: snow and cold for the West 

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The Halloween forecast is not looking great for Lake Tahoe and Rocky Mountain residents planning on wearing skin-baring costumes, but it’s looking great if you’re a skier or snowboarder—like us—chomping at the bit to get ski season rolling. Yet another promising snow storm is rolling through the West throughout the Halloween weekend into Monday. It’s […]

Early-season snow storm shaping up to blanket many Western ski resorts 

NOAA forecast Oct. 24, 2014

The snow dances are paying off. A snow storm is moving across the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and parts of Colorado throughout the weekend. NOAA is reporting that Wyoming will likely reap the most benefits from the storm and could see up to six inches by Monday morning. Opensnow.com forecasters are […]

The most beautiful mountain lakes in ski country 

There is no shortage of alpine lake views in the Mammoth Lakes area. Located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Garnet Lake is pictured here. pc: Marty B/Flickr

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Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada The breathtaking glacial Lake Louise shares its name with neighboring Lake Louise ski resort, which is famous for its incredible views and for annually hosting the World Cup alpine races  in late November to early December. Spending time next to one of the world’s most beautiful mountain lakes is especially easy […]

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 

Whitewater receives 40 feet of snow annually

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? 

The view of Black Tusk from Whistler Blackcomb is akin to some of the Alps most iconic peaks. pc: Destination BC/Randy Lincks

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 […]