Ski resorts

Comparing B.C.’s Okanagan resorts to top U.S. resorts 

Big White ski trip, Big White BC

We’re always looking to familiarize our clients with under-the-radar ski resorts, especially ones that offer both world-class on- and off-mountain experiences and incredible value. That’s why we’ve been big advocates of British Columbia’s lesser-known Okanagan Valley ski resorts. We’ve skied and stayed at the regions three major resorts—Big White, SilverStar Mountain Resort and Sun Peaks—many […]

7 top North America resorts to learn to ski 

Buttermilk Cliffhouse

January is Learn to Ski Month, so there’s no better time to start thinking about where you’d like to experience your first ski vacation. We’ve compiled a list of North America’s best resorts for first timers thanks to their specialized learning programs, state-of-the-art facilities, accessibility and unique beginner experiences. After a lesson or two with […]

Top ski resorts for New Year’s Eve fireworks 

Jackson Hole fireworks, Jackson Hole New Year's Eve fireworks, Jackson NYE celebrations

With 2017 just around the corner, it’s time to start planning for New Year’s Eve. There is no better way to usher in the new year than watching awe-inspiring fireworks illuminate the night sky over a snowy mountain, followed by festive music, wintry cocktails and more. Scroll down to check out the revelry ski country has on […]

5 days in Steamboat: a family ski vacation guide 

Steamboat ski school, beginner skiing steamboat

Ideal for families thanks to a prevalence of varied terrain options, lauded children’s childcare and snowsports programs and facilities and a gamut of kid-pleasing activities, Steamboat should be at the top of every clan’s ski-destination bucket list. Steamboat is recognized as the “Premier Family Ski Resort” by Jetsetter and has ranked within the top 10 […]

5 Days in Banff Lake Louise: A first-timer’s guide 

Sunshine Village

Banff, Alberta is a soul-stirring place to visit. Here, the Canadian Rockies rise sharply to soaring heights and form a dramatic landscape as far as the eye can see. If that wasn’t enough, the many high-alpine lakes, including Lake Louise, feature breathtakingly vivid turquoise and blue waters. We can keep going. Banff is also home […]

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 […]

Colorado ski resorts extend closing day 

spring skiing, snow storm, powder skiing in Colorado, spring skiing in Colorado, spring storm

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 […]