North American resorts

Locals’ tips for an Aspen Snowmass spring break ski trip 

Aspen Snowmass spring break guide, locals tips spring skiing at Aspen Snowmass, Snowmass spring break, Aspen spring break

Spring Break in the mountains is all about soft snow (whether it’s fresh or slush), sun-drenched patios providing epic vistas and lots of parties. With a stacked spring events calendar, including the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, four different resorts to choose from and some of Ski Country’s best on- and off-mountain party scenes, Aspen […]

Best resorts for snowboarding: first-timers through experts 

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort glades. | Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

From parks, pipes and ideal terrain to the overall vibe, many factors go into a resort’s snowboard-friendliness. To help every type of rider, from brand-new beginner to master shredder, enjoy their piece of one-plank paradise, we comprised a list of the best resorts for snowboarding. Best resorts for adults to learn to snowboard You’re never too […]

Canadian Dollar drops to 12-year low 

Photo: Jan. 12, 2016, Suz Graham, Whistler Blackcomb

What does the price of oil and demand in China have to do with skiing? If you’re a powder hound, it means your Canadian ski vacation just a got more affordable! The Canadian Dollar dropped to a 12-year low last week, which means U.S. skiers save an extra 25% on top of’s great deals. […]

7 romantic experiences unique to Crested Butte 

For a rustic, romantic dinner, sign up for Uley's Cabin Sleigh Ride Dinner. | Photo: Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Enjoying convenient proximity to Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport and Montrose Regional Airport, but ideal distance from the well-visited I-70 ski resorts, Crested Butte provides the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. In addition to its end-of-the-road location, Crested Butte’s downtown charm, breathtaking scenery and lack of ski-resort crowds has a way of making couples feel […]

5 days in Crested Butte: a family ski vacation guide 

crested butte dog sledding

Families return to Crested Butte year in and year out for a host of reasons, including 80 beginner and intermediate runs serviced by high-speed quads, an awesome 200-instructor ski school and a stacked list of kid-appeasing activities. Plus, kids ages six and under ski free at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR). What really takes the […]

Lake Tahoe sees over a foot of new snow in 3rd Sunday storm 

Mammoth new snow

Another big storm hit the West Coast over the weekend and dropped more than a foot of new snow to some Lake Tahoe ski resorts. The latest storm marks the third consecutive Sunday snow storm in November. The past two storms have brought anywhere from two to three feet at high elevation areas, allowing several […]

Best of: Whistler Blackcomb’s steeps 

expert skiing on Whistler Mountain

As North America’s Big Kahuna, Whistler Blackcomb has no shortage of satisfyingly steep terrain for advanced and expert skiers and riders to sink their edges into. To be more exact, seasoned schussers have about 2,200-plus acres of challenging terrain to explore at Whistler Blackcomb, out of 8,171 total acres. That’s more black and double-black terrain […]

2015-16 Partner Visits: Crested Butte Mountain Resort 

Every autumn dozens of industry reps from resorts, properties and more descend on headquarters to update us on what’s new for the coming season. We sat down to chat with Seth from Crested Butte Mountain Resort, pictured here with Ashley from The Sky Hotel in Aspen, Colo., and here’s what he had to share: Q&A with Seth from […]

Videos: 3 resorts open for the season 

Big Sky early opening day

Over the weekend, three of our favorite ski resorts cranked up their chairlifts and opened their runs for skiers and snowboarders! Keystone opened for the season on Nov. 6 with an 18-inch base at mid-mountain. Two out of three Banff and Lake Louise ski resorts opened with Mt. Norquay dropping the rope on Nov. 5 and […]

10 ways to upgrade your Whistler ski vacation 

Whistler heli skiing

Thanks to favorable exchange rates, U.S. skiers can save an extra 20% on a Whistler ski vacation this season. So what will you do with that extra money? You have two options: one, put the money into a savings account for next year’s ski trip, or two, make your Whistler ski vacation your best ski […]

2015-16 opening dates at top North American resorts 

Aspen Snowmass opening day 2015

As temps begin to drop and more first snow storms are seen across North America (including one that’s currently tracking across the West), it’s time to start digging out your ski or snowboard equipment and making your ski-trip plans. For most resorts, opening day is less than a month away. To help you stay on […]

2015-16 opening dates at top New England ski resorts 

jay peak opening date

Ski season is already underway in the Northeast. Thanks to favorable snow-making conditions, Vermont’s Killington opened yesterday, October 18 and Maine’s Sunday River opened today, October 19. The two resorts are among the first in all of North America to start the bullwheel for the season. This impressive opening date marks one of the earliest in nearly 20 […]