Leah Boucher

Top skis (and lessons) for tackling Whistler Blackcomb’s terrain 

The Camp Whistler Blackcomb, Advanced skiing Whistler Blackcomb

When skiing an unfamiliar resort, advanced knowledge of the terrain and conditions will enhance your ski vacation and give you the intel needed to select proper equipment. To help you determine which schuss sticks are best for tackling Whistler Blackcomb’s 8,000-plus acres of varied, world-class terrain, we tapped our friends at Rossignol to help us […]

Feet of snow forecasted for British Columbia this week 

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Today, what Accuweather.com is calling a “vigorous frontal system” made landfall over British Columbia. The flakes are already flying at Whistler Blackcomb, providing even more base-making material for the resort, which is just 21 spins around the sun from opening day. Plus, all this new, early-season snow is setting up the lucky winner of our Whistler Blackcomb […]

Concierge Conversations: Mountain Lodge at Telluride 

Telluride Colorado

Insider, local knowledge is key if you’re looking to tick off all the must-do activities, see all the highlights and have an authentic experience on your next ski trip. Locals are chock full of ideas and inspiration to make your ski trip unforgettable, so who better to tap for insider guidance, than the locals who […]

Concierge Conversations: Westin Resort & Spa Whistler 

Westin Whistler

Insider, local knowledge is key if you’re looking to tick off all the must-do activities, see all the highlights and have an authentic experience on your next ski trip. Locals are chock full of ideas and inspiration to make your ski trip unforgettable, so who better to tap for insider guidance, than the local lodging […]

Don’t miss these 15 Steamboat events + experiences 

The 2017 Winterwondergrass will be held in Steamboat Springs on Feb. 23 – 26, 2017. | Photo: Winterwondergrass

While Steamboat’s iconic Champagne Powder® and family-friendly amenities and attractions are certainly a big draw for many ski and snowboard vacationers, it’s not the only thing that seduces the resort’s army of devotees. The resort and historic cowboy town host a collection of annual marquee events—as well as some new events—that keep visitors coming back […]

A-Basin opens Fri. + CO, WY, MT resorts receive more snow 

new snow Jackson Hole

Rejoice! Ski season has arrived in Colorado, plus North-Western U.S. resorts received more snow Arapahoe Basin to open in two days: Friday, October 21 Thanks to cold temperatures, some early-season snow and nearly two weeks of snow-making, Arapahoe Basin is opening this Friday! Last night, A-Basin received about five inches of snow at mid-mountain and […]

Why Steamboat is Ski Town, U.S.A.® 

Steamboat Winter Carnival 2017

Ski Country is chock-full of acclaimed mountain towns, but nothing is quite like Steamboat Springs, Colorado—especially for the nostalgic skier or snowboarder who is passionate about snowsports culture. Steamboat blends a longstanding legacy of snowsports athletic excellence, an enthusiastic local community and perfect snow conditions. We comprised a roundup of all the exceptional attributes that […]

Concierge Conversations: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, Colorado 

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek s'mores

Insider, local knowledge is key if you’re looking to tick off all the must-do activities, see all the highlights and have an authentic experience on your next ski trip. Locals are chock full of ideas and inspiration to make your ski trip unforgettable, so who better to tap for insider guidance, than the local lodging […]

How to ski (or ride) Steamboat’s glades 

Steamboat glades

Rated the “Best Trees” by Skiing magazine, Steamboat Resort’s glades are particularly lauded thanks to the magical combination of perfectly spaced aspen trees, ideal slope angle (steep, but not too steep) and, of course, the resort’s famous and ample Champagne Powder®. This perfect blend makes for a tree-skier’s (or rider’s) paradise. To help you get to […]

October snow blankets the West 

Photo: Grand Targhee

We’re just five days into October and winter has already arrived at many Western U.S. ski resorts. On Monday and Tuesday, a storm system brought cold temperatures and snow for high elevation regions across Montana, Wyoming and Utah, dropping up to a foot at some resorts. More snowfall is expected in the coming days. Jackson Hole is […]

5 days in Steamboat: a family ski vacation guide 

Steamboat ski school, beginner skiing steamboat

Ideal for families thanks to a prevalence of varied terrain options, lauded children’s childcare and snowsports programs and facilities and a gamut of kid-pleasing activities, Steamboat should be at the top of every clan’s ski-destination bucket list. Steamboat is recognized as the “Premier Family Ski Resort” by Jetsetter and has ranked within the top 10 […]

Featured videos: don’t miss these 2016-17 ski and snowboard films 

FourthPhase

It’s that time of year again. It’s premiere season. Every fall, the new flicks send skiers and riders into a flurry of excitement—pun intended—for the upcoming season. After scouring the Internet and spending one blissful hour watching trailers, we’ve distilled a list of the best ski and snowboard films of 2016-17. Many of these films […]