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How to harness 80s style on the slopes this spring 

straight skis, skiing on straight skis

Thanks to neon colorways, 200-plus-centimeter straight skis, flowing hair, ski babes, Zinka and single-frame sunglasses, the ’80s are fondly remembered as a really cool time to be a skier. That’s probably why locals across Ski Country celebrate this illustrious decade every spring—and especially on Closing Day—by bedecking themselves in retro outerwear, vintage-style sunnies and even […]

A serious guide to successful pond skimming 

Mammoth Mountain pond skimming, Mammoth pond skimming

If you’ve ever watched a gender-confused gorilla on snow blades glide over—or crash into—an icy pool to the delight of a jubilant crowd, and, thought, “boy, I wish I could be like them,” it’s time you took the plunge (pun intended). For tips on how to receive the most amount of cheers, laughs and high […]

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 Ski.com’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 […]

Who will fest the best at Breck Spring Fever 2015? 

Spring Fever Park Jam

It’s no secret that Breckenridge offers spring skiers great late-season conditions and an abundance of soul-warming, smile-producing Colorado sunshine. It’s definitely a top destination if great weather and fresh snow are high on your spring-skiing must-haves, but what makes Breckenridge exceptional during the spring is its month-long event and concert festival, Spring Fever. From March 11 […]

Top spring events in 2015 

Aspen Snowmass spring jam top spring events

Winter isn’t over, yet. But our second-favorite season is just around the corner. It’s time to slather on the Zinka, break out the retro ski gear and celebrate spring! From your hometown hill to top-ten destinations, all ski resorts host spring-skiing celebrations. We know you’re a discerning bunch, so this year we compiled a list of […]

5 days in Breckenridge: A spring break guide 

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If you are sick of shoveling snow and putting up with bitter cold temps and gray skies, it’s time you booked a ski trip to Breckenridge, Colorado, the spring break capitol of Ski Country. During the months of March and April, Breckenridge is the ultimate destination for skiers and snowboarders seeking warm sunshine, great late-season […]

Common winter ailments and their Breckenridge cures 

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It might be frigid, damp and gray back home, but Colorado receives about 300 days of sunshine annually, so the chances are good that you will have glorious weather while skiing or snowboarding at Breckenridge, especially in March and April. The resort’s high elevation combined with the fact that March is typically Colorado’s snowiest month […]

8 things we love about ski vacations 

Revelstoke Chris Rubens

With eight days left in 2014, we’re reflecting on all the things we love about ski vacations, from the giddy anticipation you feel prior to your trip to the powder-day payoffs. The act of packing up, traveling to your favorite ski resort and indulging in a few days of pure fun is why we do […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Snow Tubing Hills 

Tubing at Copper, Copper Mountain Snow Tubing

Whether you’re a non-skier/snowboarder or you’re just looking to experience the excitement of gliding downhill in a different way, snow tubing is a thrilling winter activity. There are many ski resorts in North America with tubing hills, and all of them are sure to put a smile on your face, but if we could choose […]