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North American resorts

Ski resorts are prime wildlife viewing destinations 

Colorado wildlife mountain goats

One of the best parts of a summer mountain vacation is the wildlife viewing opportunities. Most ski resorts are located on or bordering national parks or Forest Service land, making them prime destinations for spotting herds of elk, families of bears, majestic moose or soaring eagles. Animals come out of hibernation or migrate to lush […]

Ski resorts open trails for summer 

mountain biking at ski resorts

Over the next three weeks many ski resorts will open their summer mountain biking and hiking trails. There’s no better way to beat the summer lowland heat than heading up to the crisp mountain air. A summer vacation to your favorite ski resorts is a great option, especially if you’re looking for a full docket of outdoor […]

Videos: 2014-2015 ski season recap 

Breckenridge 2014-15 season recap

By now, most of North America’s ski resorts have stopped spinning their lifts, which means it’s time to look back and reminisce on another ski season well had. In case you weren’t able to visit all of your favorite ski resorts this year (perhaps a New Year’s resolution for 2016?), we curated a video collection of […]

Video: Mike Douglas breaks down the Whistler 2014-15 ski season 

Mike Douglas recaps the 2014-15 ski season at Whistler

Mike Douglas​ has lived in Whistler for 25 years because his own experience has proven that “this is one of the snowiest and bestest places to live, period.” The godfather of freeskiing recaps the variable 2014-15 winter in the video below, and he doesn’t give this ski season high marks. You would never know that Whistler had a strange […]

Trip report: Breckenridge sweepstakes winner 

Imperial Express at Breckenridge

Editorial note: This blog post is part of a series showcasing our sweepstakes winners’ experiences on their grand prize ski trips. If you’re wondering if real skiers win our trip giveaways, here’s your answer!  In February 2015, we were on a quest to cure winter blues! We asked you to tell us what was ailing […]

Where can you ski in May 2015? 

April 9 powder day at Snowbird

The IRS reported last week that this year’s average tax refund is $2,815. That’s a nice chunk of change to reinvest in your ski-happiness, and—if you’re seeking immediate gratification—you can still ski in May! This winter has had its ups and downs, but here are the ski resorts where you can still find great corn snow […]

Trip Report: “Resolve to Ski Crested Butte” sweepstakes winner 

Crested Butte trip winner

Editorial note: This blog post is part of a series showcasing our sweepstakes winners’ experiences on their grand prize ski trips. If you’re wondering if real skiers win our trip giveaways, here’s your answer! Back in December 2014, we asked you to resolve to visit “the last great ski town in Colorado,” Crested Butte. Thousands of […]

Video: See what 4′ of fresh looks like on CB’s new Teocalli 2 terrain 

Crested Butte Teo 2

Typically Colorado’s snowiest month, March has been good to Crested Butte and just about every other Colorado ski resort. Within the last two weeks, Crested Butte saw nearly four feet (45 inches) of new snowfall. The wintry bounty has incited many seasoned Crested Butte skiers and snowboarders to test out the goods on the resort’s newest expert […]

3/4/15: Where did it snow in the Western U.S.? 

Aspen snow, Snowmass snow

For Colorado, New Mexico and Utah powder-hungry skiers and snowboarders, March has certainly come in like a lion snow leopard. Two strong storm systems, which also brought one to three feet of snow to Mammoth and the Lake Tahoe ski resorts, barreled across much of the Western U.S. within the past seven to 10 days. The […]

3/3/15: Where did it snow in California? 

snow mammoth, Mammoth snow

It’s time for California skiers and snowboarders to put away the headbands and spring-skiing duds and breakout the Gore-Tex again; winter has returned to the Sierras! Thanks to two cold, snow-producing storm systems that moved across California and much of the Western U.S., many California resorts have reported one to three feet of new snow within the […]

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 […]