June snow in the Wasatch and Tetons 

June snow at Alta

An unseasonable cold front moved through Utah and Wyoming over the last two days, dropping measurable June snow on Alta ski area and covering the peaks above Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Here are a few shots from Jackson Hole and Alta (with some great photos from the fine folks at SnoCru) as well as a […]

An Instagram time lapse of Jackson Hole’s 2013/14 season 

Jackson Hole Time Lapse Instagram, #JH Dreaming, Jackson Hole

Now that most of us have packed away our skis and snowboards for the warmer months ahead, it seems a little cruel and unusual to keep touting how good the 2013/14 ski season was for most North American ski resorts. So we apologize in advance for posting Jackson Hole’s time lapse video of  its Instagram #JHDreaming and […]

2013-2014 Ski Season Recap 

13-14 Ski Season Recap

It’s bittersweet to post this 2013-2014 ski season recap, but most of the northern hemisphere’s resorts have stopped turning their lifts and are preparing for summer adventures and festival season. There are a few places where you can still ski, like Snowbird (open until May 26), Mammoth (open until May 26), Banff and Lake Louise […]

Video: Big Sky Pond Skim Crash Reel 

Video Big Sky Pond Skim

Pond skims are a closing day tradition; they’re the last chance to gather up your guts and go for glory. There’s always some carnage involved as skiers and snowboarders inevitably overshoot the pool or cannon-ball into the icy water, but the crowd rallies behind those who go big and cheers loudest for the most impressive […]

It’s Tuckerman Ravine Season 

Spring skiing at Tuckerman Ravine

On spring weekends with good weather, hundreds – sometimes thousands – of skiers flock to Tuckerman Ravine, New Hampshire. This famous backcountry area is situated on the slopes of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, and has some of the steepest terrain anywhere in North America with sustained pitches ranging from 40 to […]

Where can you ski in May? 

Spring skiing in Aspen

It has been a great winter for resorts across North America and Europe, yet many have closed for the season. If you’re not ready to swap your skis or snowboard for your mountain bike or hiking shoes, here are the best resorts where you can ski in May thanks to deep snowpacks, north-facing slopes and […]

Longest Lift-Served Vertical Descents at North American Ski Resorts 

Big Sky Resort provides a big amount of vert at 4.350 feet.

1. Revelstoke, B.C. Boasting an incredible 5,620 feet of continuous lift-served vertical in North America, Revelstoke takes the cake for longest vertical descent. This British Columbia ski resort is also renowned as a vortex for snow storms. Just think. Longest vertical and deepest snow…       2. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C. Holding the North American […]

Specialist Speak: Why you should vacation at Crested Butte 

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

By Laurel Ann Nelson Mountain Vacation Specialist From the first time I visited Crested Butte I fell in love and wanted to move there!  I didn’t realize that true ski towns like this still existed!  It reminded me of skiing as a kid with its quaint style and charm – but with an exciting nightlife […]

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, […]

A Jackson Hole Reunion with 400 Inches of Snow 

fresh snow Jackson Hole, powder day Jackson Hole, 100 inches snow Jackson Hole 22 days

Jackson Hole, Wyo. has always held a special place in my heart. It first started when my family vacationed there when I was about 14, continued with annual guys’ trips during my 20s and eventually led to me living there for a couple seasons. Though I’m lucky enough to travel all over the world to […]