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Longest Lift-Served Vertical Descents at North American Ski Resorts 

Big Sky Resort provides a big amount of vert at 4.350 feet.

1. Revelstoke, B.C. Boasting an incredible 5,620 feet of continuous lift-served vertical in North America, Revelstoke takes the cake for longest vertical descent. This British Columbia ski resort is also renowned as a vortex for snow storms. Just think. Longest vertical and deepest snow…       2. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C. Holding the North American […]

Why we love snowboarders 

Breckenridge Freeway Terrain Park Snowboarding

We’re here to set the record straight once and for all. Our name may indicate that we cater to skiers, but that’s simply not the case. We have plenty of Mountain Vacation Specialists and staffers who are snowboarders, who can provide snowboarders with unique and important perspectives on ski resorts with the best terrain (and […]

Ski Resorts Extend 2013/14 Ski Season 

Aspen Mountain Extends 2013/14 Ski Season

It’s hard for anyone to deny that the 2013/14 ski season has been exceptional. We started with a tirade of big, early season storms and then it never really stopped. Here in the Colorado Rockies, we’ve seen multiple snow storm accumulations in the foot to two-feet range. Recently, most North American ski resorts, especially Lake Tahoe, […]

Top Ski Resort Hot Tubs and Pools 

With three waterfall treatment spas, an indoor mineral pool, outdoor pool and outdoor spa tub, the Fairmont Banff Springs offers a one-of-a-kind hot tubbing experience. pc: Jessika Hunter

There’s nothing like slipping into the warm, comforting waters of a hot tub or heated pool after an active, full day on the slopes. Whether you enjoy soaking while snowflakes cool your face and put on a dazzling display of winter’s beauty or relaxing in the late afternoon spring sun, a hot tub session is […]

Aspen/Snowmass to transform halfpipe into Red Bull Double Pipe 

Aspen Snowmass Double Pipe, Red Bull Double Pipe Course Rendering

This just in: Aspen/Snowmass along with Snow Park Technologies and Red Bull announced plans to deconstruct Buttermilk’s award-winning X Games Superpipe and transform it into side-by-side halfpipes, complete with rails, wallrides, channels and other unique features sprinkled throughout the custom built snow feature, according to the Aspen Skiing Company’s recent press release. Each halfpipe will […]

Top Ski Resort Closing Day Events 

World Pond Skimming Championships at Spring Back to Vail

Spring is a bittersweet time of year for us skiers and snowboarders. As the days get longer we’re reminded that winter is coming to a close. In less than two months most North American ski resorts will stop the bullwheel from turning for the season. But don’t fret, there’s still plenty of time to get […]

The U.S. Olympic Team has gone to the dogs 

Gus Kenworthy and Lindsey Jacobellis Adopt Stray Sochi Puppies

Podium or not, two U.S. Olympians have won our hearts for their kindness towards animals. U.S. Boardercross-athlete Lindsey Jacobellis has just joined U.S. Slopestyle Skiing silver-medalist Gus Kenworthy as Olympians who are attempting to adopt homeless Sochi puppies. Kenworthy, of Telluride, Colo. found a litter of four puppies and a mother dog during his stay […]

No #sochiproblems Here: Accommodations fit for an Olympian 

Montage Spa Indoor Pool

There’s been a lot of buzz in the social media world surrounding unfinished building projects in Sochi, so much so that the hashtag #sochiproblems has become one of the most popular Olympic social media trends. From incorrectly assembled toilet stalls and seats to faulty doors, the media covering the Games have been particularly sharp to […]

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Guide 

Lots of snow in Crested Butte

This past weekend Ski.com’s marketing department along with a handful of Mountain Vacation Specialists, who had not yet visited Crested Butte or had not been there in some time, attended a “familiarization” trip to the renowned Colorado ski town. We were blessed with an incredible 23 inches of snow in less than 48 hours, receiving free […]

Who’s wearing what? A preview of the best Olympic team uniforms 

Hubertus von Hohenlohe designed the Mariachi racing suit he will compete in the Slalom event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

The Olympic Opening Ceremony is very possibly the world’s biggest runway. What athletes wear during the Opening Ceremony and during competition is always a subject of interest. These uniforms represent both the countries and the athletes wearing them, yet they must also meet the functional demands of the athlete’s sport. Many world-renowned designers and their […]

Poll: Which skiing/snowboarding Olympic event are you most excited for? 

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The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are just around the corner and as diehard snowsports fans we couldn’t be more excited to see what’s in store for the world’s best winter athletes. Preliminary qualification rounds for Snowboarding, Freestyle Skiing and Figure Skating begin tomorrow February 6 and full, day-time TV coverage begins Saturday, February 8. […]

Best Ski Resorts for Romance 

Telluride's Alpino Vino is one of the best places to clink glasses with your darling. pc: Telluride Resort

There’s nothing more romantic — at least in our opinions — than heading to the mountains for a high alpine respite with your dearest. A romantic ski trip provides couples with privacy they can’t experience on other vacations, plus, a laundry list of winter activities to experience side-by-side and, of course, plenty of opportunities to cozy up to […]