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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 […]

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

Winter Park opening day, Winter Park 75th Anniversary, Winter Park 75

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! 

two-year-old snowboards and skis

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 

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 […]

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 […]

Mountain Bike Resorts in North America Open for Summer 

Downhill Mountain Bike Resorts, Downhill Mountain Biking, Snowmass biking, Snowmass trails, Snowmass Valhalla

A summer mountain vacation may not be a top-of-mind choice for everyone, but ski resorts offer even more outdoor activities and experiences in the summer than in the winter, among them: taking in snow-capped mountain sunsets, hiking through aspen groves, horseback riding, outdoor concerts and festivals, and of course, mountain biking. Of recent,  many ski resorts turned […]

Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin 

Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin

Ski.com visited Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin this week, and it was quite literally awesome. Big and beautiful with a real sense of place, this stunning corner of Montana is a treat for expert skiers as well as families. With 5,532 acres of terrain between Big Sky and Moonlight Basin and a tagline that […]

Mountain memories that last a lifetime 

Growing up in Michigan, my first few times skiing took place at a small resort less than an hour’s drive from my parents’ house. If I remember correctly, the skies were always cloudy, the temperatures were very cold, the chairlift rides were long and the runs were short. The overall experience, however, was life changing. […]