North American resorts

What’s your worst vacation rental fear? vacation rentals

Vacation rentals are high in the consideration set of most travelers these days with many companies offering direct access to owner-managed condos, townhomes, houses and even bedrooms. At, we’ve booked our clients in vacation rentals for decades. Before there were endless lodging options at developed ski resorts, vacation rentals (aka condos) were the cornerstone […]

September snow at 5 ski resorts in the Western U.S. 

September snow Jackson Hole

Last week we saw the first flakes fall in Canada, and this week, ski resorts in the Western U.S. received their first snowfall of the season. Squaw Valley documented flurries starting to stick on the slopes, and, while Jackson Hole’s peaks were concealed in the clouds, the snow-frosted tram revealed that conditions at Corbet’s Cabin were […]

29 pieces of Telluride trivia 

Telluride trivia

In August, we presented 29 days of Telluride trivia, and if you follow us on social media, you’ve probably learned some interesting tidbits about this town’s storied history and incredible ski mountain. Each day that we presented a piece of trivia, we also invited you to enter to win a ski trip to see Telluride’s mountain […]

A guide to the Park City Canyons connection 

Park City Canyons connection

Two of Utah’s most iconic ski resorts—Park City and Canyons—will be linked this ski season by an interconnect gondola, and the resulting ski area will be the largest in the United States with 7,300 acres of terrain. Beyond the physical link, Park City and Canyons will now be operated as one resort, offering a unified […]

Best of: Telluride’s terrain 

Which ski resort has something for everyone? As North America’s largest provider of ski vacations, we get this question a lot. In our book, there’s only one resort that checks every box. For us, and many others, including Forbes, it’s Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado. “Virtually every major ski resort claims to be all things […]

El Nino 2015 could be even bigger than 1997-98, experts say 


NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) latest El Niño update on their ENSO blog details data showing that the 2015 El Niño is shaping up to be an all-time climate event—and suggests it could be the “Bruce Lee” of El Niños. Putting something on par with Bruce Lee—especially when it’s coming from a government agency—is not to be taken lightly. […]

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 […]