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Video: Winter Park kicks off 75th ski season with 21″ of new snow 

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A significant snow storm, which dropped 20 to 40 inches across most Colorado ski resorts, just happened to come on the perfect weekend for Winter Park skiers. The ski resort not only celebrated opening day on Saturday, Nov. 15, but the start of its 75th season. The resort’s diamond anniversary was made even better by […]

5 days with the family at Whistler Blackcomb 

Whistler Blackcomb‘s abundance of high-alpine green and blue terrain is one of the attributes that makes this massive ski resort a popular ski vacation destination among families. Every age and ability level will appreciate the wide-open trails and incredible views, but it’s the kid-appeasing attractions like on-mountain Magic Castle, Enchanted Woods and Treefort, the Coca-Cola Tube […]

Video: winter has arrived at Whistler Blackcomb 

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Within the last two weeks winter has made its debut across much of North America and Europe, and Whistler Blackcomb is no different. Based on this video Whistler Blackcomb released on Nov. 10 of some local skiers rippin’ around the upper reaches of the resort, the snow conditions look primed and ready to go for […]

5 days exploring North America’s No. 1 ski resort 

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Did you know? If you skied about 12 runs per day at Whistler Blackcomb and skied a new run every lift ride you could ski 16 days straight without skiing the same trail twice? A five-day Whistler Blackcomb ski vacation only touches the tip of the resort’s 8,171-acre iceberg, laundry list of activities and attractions, […]

What’s new in ski country for the 2014/15 season? 

The new Punta Helbronner cable car station will be the highest structure on Mont Blanc when the project is completed in spring 2015.

We’ve compiled an alphabetical index of what’s new in ski country—worldwide—this coming season. Updates range from spankin’ new state-of-the art lifts and energy-efficient snowmaking equipment to high-alpine zip lines and scrumptious new restaurants. Scroll down to see if you’ll be experiencing some “newness” on your ski vacation this year. Aspen, Colorado This summer the contemporary […]

What makes Whistler Blackcomb the No. 1 ski resort for 2014/15? 

The view of Black Tusk from Whistler Blackcomb is akin to some of the Alps most iconic peaks. pc: Destination BC/Randy Lincks

For a resort to land at the top of SKI magazine’s Reader’s Poll it has to be doing lots of things, well, perfectly. Whistler Blackcomb is nothing if not the world’s most well-rounded resort. But it goes beyond that. Sure, there’s a lot of options for every type of skier, diner, shopper, outdoor enthusiast, party-goer, family […]

Videos: Ski Season Preview 

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Who knows what the 2014-2015 ski season will hold, but if you’re like us, you’re wishing for consistent storms, cold temperatures and powder days aplenty.  Right now, as autumn strips the mountain scenery of the last remnants of summer, it’s the perfect time to get inspired with ski season preview videos and indulge in some […]

7 things we love about the Okanagan ski region (and you will, too) 

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The Okanagan ski resorts, which consist of Big White, Silver Star and Sun Peaks, may not have the same renown as other British Columbia ski resorts, but in fact pack a serious punch for the ski vacationer looking to go somewhere new and experience a ski destination off the beaten path. Scroll down to read […]

5 Reasons to Book Your Ski Vacation Now 

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Whether you’ve got snow on the brain or not, it’s time to kick-start yourself into ski vacation planning gear, especially if you’re looking to save money on your next ski trip. Here’s five reasons why (as demonstrated by Game of Thrones memes): 1. Many early booking deals expire soon He who plans ahead, stays ahead. Many […]

10 awesome reasons to visit British Columbia this winter 

Big White's snow ghosts create a magical backdrop. pc; Destination BC

From bustling, beautiful and culturally diverse Vancouver and all the amazing, year-round coastal activities (like whale watching and kayaking) to Whistler Blackcomb‘s majestic Garibaldi mountains that seem to rise right out of the ocean and the famed snow in the Kootenay Powder Triangle, the list of reasons to visit British Columbia this winter is truly […]

5 Days in Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, Wyoming 

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© Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Think experiencing Yellowstone National Park requires a two-week-long road trip? Think again. You can experience Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole in just five days and even stay at a four- or five-star hotel the duration of your stay. In comparison to most areas of Western America the […]

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 storm tracks, higher elevations and superior snowmaking systems. Of course there’s no way to forecast where […]

5 Awesome Ski Resorts for Mountain Biking in Europe 

Passo di Gavia in Bormio, Italy. pc: will_cyclist/Flickr

If you’ve ever skied in the Alps, Dolomites or Pyrennes mountains of Europe, you’ve experienced some of the world’s most beautiful mountains. Europe’s s high-alpine, above treeline peaks and see-forever meadows are breathtaking in the winter months, but in the lush summertime these places are truly magical. The iconic peaks, like the Matterhorn, Eiger and […]

Ski Resorts Open Trails for Summer 

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Over the past two weekends many ski resorts have opened their summer mountain biking and hiking trails for use. 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 […]

An Instagram time lapse of Jackson Hole’s 2013/14 season 

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Now that most of us have packed away our skis and snowboards for the warmer months ahead, it seems a little cruel and unusual to keep touting how good the 2013/14 ski season was for most North American ski resorts. So we apologize in advance for posting Jackson Hole’s time lapse video of  its Instagram #JHDreaming and […]

2013/14 Top Ski Resort Photos on Instagram 

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It’s that time of year. The time when we look back longingly on another great ski season. We know we can speak for many when we say we enjoyed our share of deep powder days, sun-blessed groomer cruisin’ afternoons and laughable end-of-season antics. With hundreds of unforgettable experiences this winter, it was hard to decide […]