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Ski resorts

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—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 […]

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 […]

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

Aspen snow, Snowmass snow

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 […]

Who will fest the best at Breck Spring Fever 2015? 

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 11 […]

Gallery: the best of Breckenridge 

historic Breckenridge

Boasting 1.6 million skier and snowboard visits last season, Breckenridge is one of North America’s most popular ski resorts for several good reasons. Breckenridge delivers a variety of high-level experiences for skiers and snowboarders who enjoy high-alpine bowl skiing, world-class terrain parks and pristine groomers; for history buffs who enjoy Breckenridge’s mining-era charm; and for party-goers who […]

Trip report: a ski in ski out family affair at Beaver Creek 

Our morning view from Beaver Creek Landing: Beaver Creek Lower Mountain Express lift silhouetted by a brilliant sunrise.

Ever since my grandparents learned to ski at Alta in 1939—the year the resort’s first chairlift was installed—skiing has been passed down from generation to generation in my family and, like many ski families, has become a large part of what binds us. Thus, it was a quite a treat when three generations of our […]

Perfect storm on Powder Highway: new snow, cheap gas + strong U.S. $ 

Powder Highway

For U.S. residents, the time is nigh to make that trip to interior British Columbia’s snow-magnet region, the Powder Highway. It seems the perfect combination of a lot of new snow, a beneficial exchange rate and low oil prices have aligned to make it a great time to go on a ski trip to Canada. Within […]

5 days in Breckenridge: A spring break guide 

Breckenridge Peak 6

If you are sick of shoveling snow and putting up with bitter cold temps and gray skies, it’s time you booked a ski trip to Breckenridge, Colorado, the spring break capitol of Ski Country. During the months of March and April, Breckenridge is the ultimate destination for skiers and snowboarders seeking warm sunshine, great late-season […]

Common winter ailments and their Breckenridge cures 

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It might be frigid, damp and gray back home, but Colorado receives about 300 days of sunshine annually, so the chances are good that you will have glorious weather while skiing or snowboarding at Breckenridge, especially in March and April. The resort’s high elevation combined with the fact that March is typically Colorado’s snowiest month […]

5 days in Aspen Snowmass: A first-timer’s guide 

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Few ski destinations deliver extraordinary experiences for every stripe of skier and snowboarder, but Aspen Snowmass, a single resort with four ski areas accessible via one lift ticket, does just that. While more experienced skiers and snowboarders tend to flock to Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass are the perfect areas for beginners […]