Ski resorts

5 ski resorts with reliable early season snow 

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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 […]

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 […]

7 ski resorts with yoga classes 

When it comes to recovering from or preparing for a session on the slopes, nothing compares to the benefits of stretching and meditative breathing at the base—or summit—of a mountain. Yoga can help calm and focus the mind while improving strength and flexibility, advantages all skiers and riders can reap. From morning Yoga for Skiers […]

2015-16 Ski.com Partner Visits: Crested Butte Mountain Resort 

Every autumn dozens of industry reps from resorts, properties and more descend on Ski.com 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 […]

What’s your worst vacation rental fear? 

Ski.com 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 Ski.com, 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 […]

5 days in Telluride: A first-timer’s guide 

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Despite receiving high international acclaim and awards, like Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice “America’s Best Ski Resort” for the last three consecutive years, Telluride does not experience the skier volume that some of the other resorts in Colorado receive. Similar to Crested Butte, there’s a misunderstanding that Telluride is hard to get to. For locals […]

A guide to the Park City Canyons connection 

Park City Canyons connection

Two of Utah’s most iconic ski resorts—Park City and Canyons—were linked at the start of the 2015-16 ski season by an interconnect gondola, and the ski area is now the largest in the United States with 7,300 acres of terrain. Beyond the physical link, Park City and Canyons now operates as one resort, offering a […]

Ski resorts open trails for summer 

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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 […]

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

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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? 

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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 […]