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North American Resorts

Who will fest the best at Breck Spring Fever 2015? 

Spring Fever Park Jam

It’s no secret that Breckenridge offers spring skiers great late-season conditions and an abundance of soul-warming, smile-producing Colorado sunshine. It’s definitely a top destination if great weather and fresh snow are high on your spring-skiing must-haves, but what makes Breckenridge exceptional during the spring is its month-long event and concert festival, Spring Fever. From March 11 […]

Gallery: the best of Breckenridge 

historic Breckenridge

Boasting 1.6 million skier and snowboard visits last season, Breckenridge is one of North America’s most popular ski resorts for several good reasons. Breckenridge delivers a variety of high-level experiences for skiers and snowboarders who enjoy high-alpine bowl skiing, world-class terrain parks and pristine groomers; for history buffs who enjoy Breckenridge’s mining-era charm; and for party-goers who […]

Trip report: a ski in ski out family affair at Beaver Creek 

Our morning view from Beaver Creek Landing: Beaver Creek Lower Mountain Express lift silhouetted by a brilliant sunrise.

Ever since my grandparents learned to ski at Alta in 1939—the year the resort’s first chairlift was installed—skiing has been passed down from generation to generation in my family and, like many ski families, has become a large part of what binds us. Thus, it was a quite a treat when three generations of our […]

Where’s the best snow? Chase the storms to these ski resorts. 

Skier Jeff Annetts on The Crags at Jackson Hole, Feb. 5 | Photo: Chris Figenshaw, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

What’s your motivation to book a ski vacation? For some Ski.com clients, their impetus is a big storm. Now that we’re just past the halfway point for this ski season, here’s your guide to the ski resorts with the best snow right now: Chase the snow to Canada. Canada is good bet for scoring great snow conditions […]

Jackson Hole passes 265 inches of snowfall for the season 

Corbet's Couloir Jackson Hole

Where’s the best skiing right now? Of course the answer is subjective. Some may claim the Northeast has the best skiing right now after several storms dropped a few feet on East Coast ski resorts. We’ve received reports that British Columbia is skiing great, and we’ve been tracking recent storms in the Alps that have drastically improved skiing […]

Common winter ailments and their Breckenridge cures 

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It might be frigid, damp and gray back home, but Colorado receives about 300 days of sunshine annually, so the chances are good that you will have glorious weather while skiing or snowboarding at Breckenridge, especially in March and April. The resort’s high elevation combined with the fact that March is typically Colorado’s snowiest month […]

5 days in Aspen Snowmass: A first-timer’s guide 

Beginner's Magic Snowmass, Elk Camp Meadows, beginner skiing

Few ski destinations deliver extraordinary experiences for every stripe of skier and snowboarder, but Aspen Snowmass, a single resort with four ski areas accessible via one lift ticket, does just that. While more experienced skiers and snowboarders tend to flock to Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass are the perfect areas for beginners […]

Ski.com’s quest to cure winter blues: Spring Break in Breckenridge 

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Top ski resorts for perfect corduroy 

Whistler corduroy

Each ski season shapes up differently with varying storm tracks and snowfall, and for those who don’t live in a ski resort, this unpredictability can cause a lot of pre-trip anxiety. The good news is ski resorts today have excellent grooming and snowmaking systems to ensure your skiing surface is predictably smooth and silky. While […]

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: […]

Nominate a newbie + enter to win an Aspen Snowmass ski trip 

Aspen Snowmass Trip Giveaway

This sweepstakes is now over. January was Learn to Ski Month, and we asked you to nominate a newbie to learn to ski in Aspen Snowmass for a chance to win a ski trip. You sure shared the stoke! We received thousands of new-skier/snowboarder nominations, and we’re excited to announce our randomly drawn winner! Henry T. of […]

What makes Crested Butte the last great Colorado ski town? 

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Slowing down, getting back to yourself and nature and enjoying the simple things—like a snow-covered mountain vista—is really what a ski vacation is all about. We live in an era fraught with constant pressure to make everything bigger and better, and it can be exhausting. Taking a break and escaping the madness for at least […]