Nicole Barker

5 considerations for your perfect Europe ski trip 

At the foot of the iconic Matterhorn is the Swiss storied ski town of Zermatt. | Photo: Zermatt Tourism

Embarking on a Europe ski vacation is as much about immersing yourself in culture, heritage and breathtaking scenery as it is about skiing. After all, only in Europe can you soak in century-old thermal baths, ski to Italy from Switzerland for a cappuccino or share a pot of fondue while sipping French wine. Whether you […]

Top 8 winter ailments and their spring-skiing remedies 

Part of Steamboat's Springalicious festival, the Cardboard Classic is a quirky competition that is as much fun to watch as it is to participate.  | 
Photo: Larry Pierce/Steamboat

In’s quest to cure the winter blues, we polled skiers and found that those who haven’t enjoyed enough turns this season suffer from a myriad of winter ailments. Ranging from dry skin to taxes, deprived skiers lodged thousands of seasonal complaints. Overall, skiers report they are working too much, skiing too little and not ready for the season to […]

Trip report: a ski in ski out family affair at Beaver Creek 

Our morning view from Beaver Creek Landing: Beaver Creek Lower Mountain Express lift silhouetted by a brilliant sunrise.

Ever since my grandparents learned to ski at Alta in 1939—the year the resort’s first chairlift was installed—skiing has been passed down from generation to generation in my family and, like many ski families, has become a large part of what binds us. Thus, it was a quite a treat when three generations of our […]

A Valentine’s Day ski trip for every couple 

The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe offers a lakeside fireplace, perfect for sunsets.

Embarking on a ski vacation with your most cherished skiing partner is one of the most romantic things you can experience together, whether you are serious skiers, luxury travelers or late-night revelers. Imagine topping off your day on the slopes together by taking in snow-laden mountain views from the warmth of a steamy hot tub, […]

Top ski resorts for New Year’s Eve fireworks 

Jackson Hole fireworks, Jackson Hole New Year's Eve fireworks, Jackson NYE celebrations

With 2015 just around the corner, it’s time to start planning for New Year’s Eve. There is no better way to usher in the new year than watching awe-inspiring fireworks illuminate the night sky over a snowy mountain, followed by festive music, wintry cocktails and more. Scroll down to check out the revelry ski country has on […]

Best Apres Ski Cocktails 

Hot, cold, spicy and sweet, the Mangy Moose's Spicy Margarita defies definition.

Whether you prefer them piping hot, ice cold or in a hot tub packed with your best ski buddies, apres ski cocktails are an idyllic way to celebrate the close of a great a day on the slopes. If you’re like us and appreciate a well-earned, well-crafted adult drink, check out our top picks for […]