Leah Fielding

Best of: Jackson Hole’s groomers 

Intermediates will find that they can spend the whole day lapping runs off the Casper lift and find something new every run.  | Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole has a reputation as the last ski stronghold for those who dare to let it ride. What many don’t know, however, is that it is also a haven for intermediates and groomer lovers. This is largely due to 40 percent of the terrain being blue and recent intermediate-friendly terrain upgrades. Don’t believe us? […]

2015-16 opening dates at top New England ski resorts 

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Ski season is already underway in the Northeast. Thanks to favorable snow-making conditions, Vermont’s Killington opened yesterday, October 18 and Maine’s Sunday River opened today, October 19. The two resorts are among the first in all of North America to start the bullwheel for the season. This impressive opening date marks one of the earliest in nearly 20 […]

Where to ski on a Jackson Hole powder day if you get first tram 

Jackson Hole first tram, Jackson Hole first box

Jackson Hole’s famed “Big Red” tram transports 100 passengers to the resort’s 10,450-foot summit in just 10 minutes. From the top of the tram, skiers and riders are able to access 4,139 vertical feet of continuous fall-line skiing and riding. Offering 2,500 lift-served acres inbounds and thousands more in the sidecountry, accessible via an open-gate […]

El Nino 2015-16 update: we’re still on track for a big one 

El Nino sst

To the delight of many skiers and snowboarders, the chance of a strong El Niño for North America continues to increase, according to scientists and forecasters. Today’s ENSO update on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) website reads: “El Niño conditions are present. Positive equatorial sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies continue across most of the […]

5 days in Jackson Hole: A first-timer’s guide 


Whether you’re a hardcore skier or just getting into the sport, Jackson Hole is a name you probably know and it’s most likely on your short list. This resort is recognized as one of the birthplaces of big-mountain freeskiing and home to many ski pioneers. The upcoming winter season happens to be a special one […]

Jackson Hole Tram Announcement 

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Jackson Hole’s famed 100-person tram, aka “Big Red,” is so much more than an engineering masterpiece. It’s a conduit to access 4,139 vertical feet of iconic inbounds terrain and thousands of additional acres of sidecountry and backcountry skiing. In 15 minutes, tram passengers are transported from the base of Teton Village to the summit of […]

Owner-managed rentals vs. vacation rentals 

Black Bear Lodge

From reading the fine print associated with check-out processes and cleaning to tracking down the right vacation rental, owner-managed vacation rentals provide a starkly different experience than booking your vacation rental through To help you understand how much easier we make it, we compiled a ski vacation comparison showing all the ways our industry-leading […]

5 tips to reduce the effects of high altitude 

Crested Butte's crowd-free slopes allow for arching big, beautiful turns.. pc: Nathan Bilow/CBMR

If you’re skiing out West this winter, you’re going to be experiencing elevation ranging from 6,000 to 12,000 feet. How high you ski in the mountain can depend on your ability level, but many resorts offer high-alpine blues and greens. At higher elevations, there is less oxygen and less humidity than at sea level, which […]

What’s new at ski resorts in 2015-16? 

new lift at Squaw

As the leaves begin to change, our attention turns to the snowy days to come and what they might hold. With every new ski season comes new memories and new things to experience and enjoy. To keep you up to date on what you can expect across Ski Country for the 2015-16 season, we compiled […]

Vacation rental myths demystified 

Borders Lodge Beaver Creek

As we mentioned in a previous post about why you should consider a vacation rental, this home-away-from-home accommodation option is currently enjoying a resurgence of popularity across the world. With anything that enjoys widespread appeal, there can be a bit of misinformation around it. To help you navigate the realities of what you might be […]

5 reasons to consider a vacation rental for your next ski trip 

Lions Square Lodge at Vail

Vacation rentals are a classic accommodation making a resurgence across Ski Country and beyond, and for good reason. The perks of having a home-away-from-home on your ski vacation are plentiful, especially if you’re travelling with your family or a group of friends. To help you determine if a vacation rental is right for you, we […]

Featured videos: 5 ski movies worth watching in 2015-16 

TGR Paradise Waits

You know ski season is around the corner when all the ski-movie production companies start releasing their trailers. Every fall, the new flicks send skiers into a flurry of excitement—pun intended—for the upcoming season. We did some video recon and picked out the top five ski movies for 2015-16. Many of these films will be […]