Leah Fielding

Locals’ tips for a Crested Butte ski trip 


One of the biggest contributions to Crested Butte’s self-proclaimed title as the “last great Colorado ski town,” is its locals. Friendly, eclectic and passionate for the outdoors and the local community, Crested Butte locals are always willing and happy to share their piece of paradise with visitors.  This welcoming spirit is why we had an […]

How to ski Crested Butte’s Extremes 

Crested Butte Teo 2

Crested Butte Mountain Resort may have 80 family-friendly blue and green runs, but the resort is truly renowned for “The Extreme Limits” or “ The Extremes.” This famously steep, tight, technical terrain, located in the upper reaches of the resort and accessed by t-bars, is on par with North America’s most challenging, including Jackson Hole, […]

5 days in Crested Butte: a family ski vacation guide 

crested butte dog sledding

Families return to Crested Butte year in and year out for a host of reasons, including 80 beginner and intermediate runs serviced by high-speed quads, an awesome 200-instructor ski school and a stacked list of kid-appeasing activities. Plus, kids ages six and under ski free at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR). What really takes the […]

Big storm drops up to 4 feet on British Columbia resorts 

whistler snow storm

Today, skiers and riders at British Columbia ski resorts are enjoying a phenomenal, early-season powder day. Over the weekend and into yesterday, a massive snow storm made its way across British Columbia, dropping up to 50 inches at some ski resorts. The new snow freshened up the B.C. resorts that have opened for the season […]

6 reasons to stop schlepping your skis/board when you travel 

Renting or demo-ing new skis or a board gives you the opportunity to try something new. You can switch out the gear easily, too. | Photo:

We’ve all been there—and, frankly, it’s the pits. Transporting ski or snowboard gear to and from your hotel or condo can be challenging enough, let alone across the country or overseas. Which is one of the six reasons why when we, at, are visiting our 120-plus resorts or checking out new ones to add […]

7 reasons Canada’s Okanagan resorts should be your next family ski trip 

Big White ski school

At, we know well that a lot of thought and planning goes into finding the ideal destination for a family ski vacation. The resort must provide terrain options for everyone in your brood, a variety of off-mountain experiences, easy accessibility to the slopes and affordability, as the cost of a family ski vacation adds […]

17 surprising things you didn’t know about Whistler’s history 

Roundhouse Lodge Whistler history

The 2015-16 ski season marks Whistler Blackcomb’s 50th anniversary. As North America’s largest and winningest ski resorts, there’s a lot to look back on. Over the years, many well-known and lesser-known skiing and snowboarding firsts have occurred at Whistler. Here’s a recap of the most noteworthy and surprising things that have happened at Whistler in […]

Top Christmas markets near ski resorts in the Alps 

Kitzbuehel Christmas Market

Just like skiing, many Christmas past-times, including decorated fir trees and gingerbread houses, have historic roots in the Alps. Many of these traditions can be traced back to Christmas Markets, four-week Advent celebrations in the Alps, specifically in Austria and Germany. Some of these markets date back as far as the 13th Century. Today, you […]

New James Bond 007 Spectre movie filmed in Soelden, Austria 

Spectre filmed in Soelden

Many movie-going skiers and snowboarders have been delighted to learn that many scenes from the 24th James Bond 007 film, Spectre, were shot in Soelden, Austria, a top ski resort in the Tyrol region. In fact, the resort’s ultra-modern Ice Q restaurant, located high on Gaislachkogl peak, was heavily featured in the film. Several other […]

5 days in Whistler: A first-timer’s guide 

Whistler Blackcomb sunrise

Based on all the calls, emails and chats we receive day in and day out, we can put some stock behind saying Whistler is a one of Ski Country’s most sought-after destinations. Since Whistler Blackcomb is the largest ski resort in North America and SKI magazine’s No. 1 rated, it’s not hard to understand why. […]

Lake Tahoe sees over a foot of new snow in 3rd Sunday storm 

Mammoth new snow

Another big storm hit the West Coast over the weekend and dropped more than a foot of new snow to some Lake Tahoe ski resorts. The latest storm marks the third consecutive Sunday snow storm in November. The past two storms have brought anywhere from two to three feet at high elevation areas, allowing several […]

Trip Report: A first timer goes heli skiing with Selkirk Tangiers 


Heli skiing has been on my bucket list for years now. I caught the heli bug at age 12 as I enviously flipped through photos of my Dad’s “boy’s trip” to Panorama, which included a day of heli skiing. In those days, I was ski racing four days a week on a small, icy hill in […]