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North American Resorts

5 days in the lap of luxury at Whistler Blackcomb 

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Unforgettable views, terrain for every level, state-of-the-art grooming capabilities and lift facilities and an abundance of fine-dining restaurants and shopping options within large contemporary base villages are just a few of the reasons why Whistler Blackcomb is a favorite ski resort among the international jetset. Whistler is just two hours from Vancouver International Airport making it a […]

Whistler Blackcomb announces early opening 

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Coming on the heels of Aspen Snowmass’s announcement, Whistler Blackcomb also announced today that they’ll open five days early on Nov. 22! After seeing lots of photos and videos of early-season snow that look less like November and more like February, we had a hunch the Whistler folks were pondering an earlier rope drop.  The early-opening […]

Aspen Snowmass announces early opening 

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Last week’s monster storm dropped more than 21 inches on Aspen Mountain, and cold temps kept snow guns blazing throughout the weekend. All this early snow means one thing: an early opening for Aspen Mountain! On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express will start shuttling skiers and snowboarders up Aspen Mountain […]

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

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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 […]

VIDEO: Aspen Snowmass #MindBodySpirit Series 

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This season, many ski resorts produced multi-episode video series to share their best assets with the world, and Aspen Snowmass’s Mind Body Spirit videos offer a wonderful view into the true character of our backyard ski resorts, vibrant towns and dynamic communities. Each episode features a different spokesperson who helps reveal one piece of the full […]

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 […]

Video: winter has arrived at Whistler Blackcomb 

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Within the last two weeks winter has made its debut across much of North America and Europe, and Whistler Blackcomb is no different. Based on this video Whistler Blackcomb released on Nov. 10 of some local skiers rippin’ around the upper reaches of the resort, the snow conditions look primed and ready to go for […]

5 days exploring North America’s No. 1 ski resort 

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Did you know? If you skied about 12 runs per day at Whistler Blackcomb and skied a new run every lift ride you could ski 16 days straight without skiing the same trail twice? A five-day Whistler Blackcomb ski vacation only touches the tip of the resort’s 8,171-acre iceberg, laundry list of activities and attractions, […]

What’s new in ski country for the 2014/15 season? 

The new Punta Helbronner cable car station will be the highest structure on Mont Blanc when the project is completed in spring 2015.

We’ve compiled an alphabetical index of what’s new in ski country—worldwide—this coming season. Updates range from spankin’ new state-of-the art lifts and energy-efficient snowmaking equipment to high-alpine zip lines and scrumptious new restaurants. Scroll down to see if you’ll be experiencing some “newness” on your ski vacation this year. Aspen, Colorado This summer the contemporary […]

Update: where is it snowing? 

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Last week was a big one for early-season snow! European ski resorts across the Alps received their first big snowfall, and North American ski resorts were prepping for big storms over the weekend. As we settle into Monday morning, here’s a recap of where the snow fell over the weekend and which ski resorts are […]

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 

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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. >> See all the Sculpted in Time Episodes >> Born in 1926, the same year Mt. Norquay was […]

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 

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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 […]

Ski.com’s Sculpted in Time Sweepstakes 

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Our Sculpted in Time Sweepstakes is now over. Starting in October, we invited you to experience Banff and Lake Louise through a dramatic four-part video series titled Sculpted in Time. Renowned filmmakers at Sherpas Cinema produced the series, and each episode profiled a Banff and Lake Louise local ski legend, revealing their character against the stunning backdrop […]