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 […]

Perfect storm on Powder Highway: new snow, cheap gas + strong U.S. $ 

Powder Highway

For U.S. residents, the time is nigh to make that trip to interior British Columbia’s snow-magnet region, the Powder Highway. It seems the perfect combination of a lot of new snow, a beneficial exchange rate and low oil prices have aligned to make it a great time to go on a ski trip to Canada. Within […]

It’s time to ski the Alps: Euro hits 9-year low 

ski deals in the Alps

If you’ve been dreaming of a ski trip in the Alps, now’s the time to go. Favorable exchange rates, good snow and great deals from your trusty Mountain Vacation Specialists at are aligning to make that European ski trip very attainable this season. Here’s the 411 on the factors you may be weighing before […]

7 tips for an affordable ski vacation 


It’s probable that nobody has ever said a ski vacation is inexpensive. However, we all know that, for skiers and riders, going on an affordable ski vacation is about much more than just taking a vacation. To us, going skiing is part of who we are. Sliding on snow—or just being in the mountains for […]

5 reasons to book your ski vacation now 

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Whether you’ve got snow on the brain or not, it’s time to kick-start yourself into ski vacation planning gear, especially if you’re looking to save money on your next ski trip. Here’s five reasons why (as demonstrated by Game of Thrones memes): 1. Many early booking deals expire soon He who plans ahead, stays ahead.Many of […]

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, […]

2013-2014 Epic Pass holders will have access to 5 Austrian resorts 

New Austrian resorts added to the Epic Pass

Are you considering buying an Epic Pass next season? Here are 5 NEW reasons why you should! Earlier this week, Vail Resorts announced that 2013-2014 Epic Pass holders receive 5 free days of skiing or riding in Arlberg, Austria at 5 resorts: St. Anton, Lech, Zürs, St. Christoph and Stuben. To enjoy free skiing at […]

Mammoth Mountain Deals: 15% off 2 nights, 20% off 3+ nights this spring 

As many ski resorts prepare for closing-day celebrations, Mammoth Mountain is just getting into the SPRING of things! With more snowfall this season than any other resort in North America, 300 sunny days each year and an impressive line-up of spring events, Mammoth is the place to be in April and May. Ski top-to-bottom terrain […]’s New Year’s Resolutions 

As you’re settling into your New Year’s resolutions and planning how you’ll accomplish all that you’ve pledged, perhaps you’re getting overwhelmed… Good news! A ski or snowboard trip checks off a lot of common goals on those resolution lists. Need more quality time with your loved ones? There’s nothing quite like watching your kids catapult from the […]