North American resorts

12/7/2016: Where is it snowing? 

vail snow, vail snowfall

Although some resorts started this season off a little slow, Mother Nature is making up for it! Fresh snow continues to accumulate at resorts across North America, encouraging downhill enthusiasts everywhere to break out their equipment. Thursday appears to be the beginning for yet another round of storms that will continue into next week. No matter […]

11/28/16: Where is it snowing? 

Jackson Hole snowfall

Lately, it seems like it’s been snowing just about everywhere in the North American High Country, but over the weekend, the biggest storm to date of the 2016-17 ski season swept across British Columbia and the Western U.S. and is still lingering in much of Utah and Colorado. Plus, forecasters have another storm in their […]

Concierge Conversations: Steamboat Grand – Steamboat Springs, Colorado 

Steamboat Winter Carnival

Insider, local knowledge is key if you’re looking to tick off all the must-do activities, see all the highlights and have an authentic experience on your next ski trip. Locals are chock full of ideas and inspiration to make your ski trip unforgettable, so who better to tap for insider guidance, than the local lodging […]

What makes Crested Butte the last great Colorado ski town? 

pc: Trent Bona

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 […]

Top women’s ski and snowboard camps 

Telluride Women's Ski & Wellness Week 2017

Almost all major ski resorts offer women’s-specific ski camps and clinics and for good reason. They’re popular! These programs foster camaraderie and provide a positive, supportive environment for women to tackle technique or terrain that is entirely new or brush up on old skills. Here’s a roundup of the best women’s ski and snowboard clinics […]

5 ski resorts with reliable early season snow 

Mammoth early season, Mammoth El Nino, Mammoth opening dates

If you can’t wait for North America’s ski season to start, you’ll want to read about this! Not all snowy regions are created equal. Some ski resorts open earlier and have better early season conditions thanks to strong October and November storm tracks, higher elevations and superior snow-making systems. Of course there’s no way to […]

2015-16: A ski season in photos 

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As green grass and flowers continue to poke through the melting snow snow in Ski Country, we can no longer pretend that spring isn’t here. We’ve been through the all the stages of denial (anger, bargaining and depression) and now that we’ve made it to acceptance, it’s time to reminisce about the all the joy […]

Where can you ski in May? 

April 9 powder day at Snowbird

If you’re like us and not ready to stash your skis or snowboard for the season, don’t forget that there are still plenty of ski resorts that stay open in May and often later. To help you get a couple more turns in this season, we compiled a list of are the best resorts where you […]

Colorado ski resorts extend closing day 

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Thanks to an extra 1.5-plus-feet snow in the last week at many Colorado resorts, extended-season announcements are starting to trickle in. Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain and Vail are among the first to report the good news, but we anticipate more announcements to come. Here are some more details on extended and closing-day dates. Aspen Highlands | […]

The best ski resorts for fat bikes 

In Jackson Hole, you can take a national park or wildlife tour by fat bike. | Photo: Teton Mountain Bike Tours

Fat biking, a discipline of mountain biking suited for snow-packed trails, has taken ski towns across North America by grip. Utilizing tires as wide as four to five inches, fat bikes make it easier—and more fun—to cruise through winter’s elements. From pedaling on a brewery tour in Telluride to venturing on a two-wheeled wildlife safari […]

Who will fest the best at Breck Spring Fever 2016? 

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 18 […]

13 don’t-miss Whistler spring events + experiences 

Sundays at Seppos

Photo: Blake Jorgenson/Whistler Blackcomb Whistler Blackcomb has received the most snowfall during the 2015-16 winter to date across Ski Country—322 inches! All the snow is shaping up to provide skiers and riders with stellar spring conditions, and there’s plenty of winter left to bestow even more snow on the biggest ski resort in North America. […]