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North American Resorts

The most beautiful mountain lakes in ski country 

There is no shortage of alpine lake views in the Mammoth Lakes area. Located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Garnet Lake is pictured here. pc: Marty B/Flickr

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Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada The breathtaking glacial Lake Louise shares its name with neighboring Lake Louise ski resort, which is famous for its incredible views and for annually hosting the World Cup alpine races  in late November to early December. Spending time next to one of the world’s most beautiful mountain lakes is especially easy […]

Interview: The Wise Man, Sculpted in Time 

Mt. Norquay

Each week in October, Sherpas Cinema and Banff Lake Louise Tourism have been posting a new episode of Sculpted in Time. They started off with a soulful profile of 88-year-old Edward Hunter who skis at Mt. Norquay every day. >> Enter to win a ski trip in Banff and Lake Louise >> Born in 1926, the […]

Interview: The Artist, Sculpted in Time 

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There’s a lot of video inspiration during this time of year, and some of the best stuff is coming out of Banff and Lake Louise and the dramatic video series, Sculpted in Time. The ski areas and destination partners teamed up with the renowned filmmakers at Sherpas Cinema to profile local ski legends against the backdrop of the four ski areas: […]

Video: Words of Wilderness, 1836 – Present 

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Earlier this fall, Pete McBride and the talented guys at Vital Films (who are all fellow Roaring Fork Valley residents) put together a video love letter to the wilderness in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. They note that in 50 years, our designated wilderness areas have gone from nine acres to 110 […]

Powder Highway: A Guide to the Ultimate Ski Road Trip 

Whitewater receives 40 feet of snow annually

The “Powder Highway” is the nickname given to the legendary snow-blessed route along Canada’s 95A, which consists of a 630-mile loop through interior British Columbia’s Kootenay Rockies and connects more than 60 different powder providers. Each Powder Highway ski resort has more than enough terrain and off-mountain activities to occupy you for days on end […]

Enter to win a ski trip in Banff and Lake Louise 

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What makes Whistler Blackcomb the No. 1 ski resort for 2014/15? 

The view of Black Tusk from Whistler Blackcomb is akin to some of the Alps most iconic peaks. pc: Destination BC/Randy Lincks

For a resort to land at the top of SKI magazine’s Reader’s Poll it has to be doing lots of things, well, perfectly. Whistler Blackcomb is nothing if not the world’s most well-rounded resort. But it goes beyond that. Sure, there’s a lot of options for every type of skier, diner, shopper, outdoor enthusiast, party-goer, family […]

Videos: Ski Season Preview 

Ski season preview videos

Who knows what the 2014-2015 ski season will hold, but if you’re like us, you’re wishing for consistent storms, cold temperatures and powder days aplenty.  Right now, as autumn strips the mountain scenery of the last remnants of summer, it’s the perfect time to get inspired with ski season preview videos and indulge in some […]

7 things we love about the Okanagan ski region (and you will, too) 

Sun Peaks

The Okanagan ski resorts, which consist of Big White, Silver Star and Sun Peaks, may not have the same renown as other British Columbia ski resorts, but in fact pack a serious punch for the ski vacationer looking to go somewhere new and experience a ski destination off the beaten path. Scroll down to read […]

Photos: New Snow at Ski Resorts 

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It’s a funny thing to be a skier or snowboarder. Our happiness is dependent one big factor that’s out of our control: weather.  Some might say that this reliance on unpredictable snow forecasts and actual snowfall shows that we all have a screw loose. However, if you’re hooked on skiing and snowboarding like we are, […]

See the #BCDreamcatcher Submissions 

Backcountry skiing, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

In September, we asked people to cast their ski-trip dreams into our #BCDreamcatcher sweepstakes for a chance to win one of three British Columbia ski vacations. We received thousands of #BCDreamcatcher submissions, many which are showcased below. For those who entered to win before Sept. 30, they had high hopes their ski-trip dream could become a […]

September Snow: Twitter and Instagram photos of first dusting! 

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This is always an exciting time of year when the temperatures start to drop and evening rainstorms reveal snow-capped peaks in the morning. Long-range forecasts have been circulating (with lots of rumors and denials of an El Nino weather pattern), but this week, snow forecasters and ski resorts have starting to post actual new-snow photos […]

10 awesome reasons to visit British Columbia this winter 

Big White's snow ghosts create a magical backdrop. pc; Destination BC

From bustling, beautiful and culturally diverse Vancouver and all the amazing, year-round coastal activities (like whale watching and kayaking) to Whistler Blackcomb‘s majestic Garibaldi mountains that seem to rise right out of the ocean and the famed snow in the Kootenay Powder Triangle, the list of reasons to visit British Columbia this winter is truly […]

5 Days in Wyoming 

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© Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Think experiencing Yellowstone National Park requires a two-week-long road trip? Think again. You can experience Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole in just five days and even stay at a four- or five-star hotel the duration of your stay. In comparison to most areas of Western America the […]

5 Ski Resorts With Reliable Early Season Snow 

Mammoth early season, Mammoth El Nino, Mammoth opening dates

If you can’t wait for North America’s ski season to start, you’ll want to read about this! Not all snowy regions are created equal. Some ski resorts open earlier and have better early season conditions thanks to strong October storm tracks, higher elevations and superior snowmaking systems. Of course there’s no way to forecast where […]

Ski.com’s #BCDreamcatcher Sweepstakes 

British Columbia trip giveaway

This sweepstakes has ended, but if you’re interested in British Columbia, learn more about the three ski regions: Whistler, Okanagan ski resorts and Powder Highway ski resorts. If you’re all about the giveaways, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and check our Season of Sweepstakes page each month. Scroll down to see our #BCDreamcatcher […]