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Poll: Who is cuter? Baby snowboarders or skiers 

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Toddlers in snow gear, with their little mittens and over-sized helmets and goggles, are cute enough, but when they start sliding around on the snow and developing their own stoke for snowsports they become unbearably adorable. We’ve been having an internal debate in the Ski.com offices about who is cuter: baby snowboarders or skiers. We […]

Our learning to ski and snowboard stories 

Learning to ski in New Jersey

It’s Learn to Ski Month, and we’ve been reflecting on our own introductions to snow sports. Some of us started before we could walk and others learned as adults. Here are some of our memories of the learning process and how we first became hooked on skiing and snowboarding. Nicole’s learning to ski (and snowboard) experience: […]

3 reasons your kids (and you) will love Buttermilk’s new Hideout 

Buttermilk ski instructors create a fun and safe environment for children to learn. pc: Aspen Snowmass/Hal Williams

On the heels of opening the industry-leading Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center in Snowmass, Aspen Snowmass has brought to life yet another state-of-the-art children’s facility. When Buttermilk opened for the season in mid-December, so did the new 7,500-square-foot Hideout Children’s Center. Located at the base of Buttermilk, the Hideout replaces the Powder Pandas Ski & Snowboard […]

5 reasons Aspen Snowmass is a great place to learn to ski 

Aspen Snowmass ski instructors provide mountain awareness.

First impressions are critical, which makes choosing the best ski resort when learning to ski that much more important. The whole experience, from finding the ski school meeting place and riding the chairlift for the first time to accomplishing your first turns, contributes to how much you will enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the long […]

7 top North America resorts to learn to ski 

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January is Learn to Ski Month, so there’s no better time to start thinking about where you’d like to experience your first ski vacation. We’ve compiled a list of North America’s best resorts for first timers thanks to their specialized learning programs, state-of-the-art facilities, accessibility and unique beginner experiences. After a lesson or two with […]

Top ski resorts for New Year’s Eve fireworks 

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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 […]

Video: Winter Park kicks off 75th ski season with 21″ of new snow 

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A significant snow storm, which dropped 20 to 40 inches across most Colorado ski resorts, just happened to come on the perfect weekend for Winter Park skiers. The ski resort not only celebrated opening day on Saturday, Nov. 15, but the start of its 75th season. The resort’s diamond anniversary was made even better by […]

5 days with the family at Whistler Blackcomb 

Whistler Blackcomb‘s abundance of high-alpine green and blue terrain is one of the attributes that makes this massive ski resort a popular ski vacation destination among families. Every age and ability level will appreciate the wide-open trails and incredible views, but it’s the kid-appeasing attractions like on-mountain Magic Castle, Enchanted Woods and Treefort, the Coca-Cola Tube […]

This 2-year-old snowboards AND skis! 

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Last month, we posted a video of a little girl who could be the youngest snowboarder ever. Ava Marie started shredding Mammoth Mountain’s bunny slopes in her pink onsie at 18 months. But yesterday, we found out that this little lady has some competition. Professional freeskier and film editor Eric Pollard’s two-year-old daughter is a […]

Best Snow Tubing Hills 

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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 […]

Specialist Speak: A Park City Ski Vacation 

Groomer skiing at Canyons

By Mountain Vacation Specialist Ellie Muller Not sure where you want to ski?  You want to fly into a major airport, but you don’t want to spend the other half of your day sitting on a shuttle to get to your resort? Park City  is just the place for you!  Only 45 minutes from Utah’s Salt […]

Vote for your favorite “Epic for Families” resort 

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Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! With the unofficial end of summer behind us, we’re excited to kick off our trip-giveaway season with #MonthOfEpic and four free ski trips to Epic Pass destinations*! Here’s how it works: Each week in September, visit our Facebook […]