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Early-season snow storm shaping up to blanket many Western ski resorts 

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The snow dances are paying off. A snow storm is moving across the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and parts of Colorado throughout the weekend. NOAA is reporting that Wyoming will likely reap the most benefits from the storm and could see up to six inches by Monday morning. Opensnow.com forecasters are […]

Ski resorts in the Alps receive first big snow 

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You’ve probably been asking the same question that has been on our minds: is it snowing in the Alps? Yes! Ski resorts across the Alps received their first major snow storm of the season. Flakes started to fall early Wednesday morning in the northeastern Alps, and the storm quickly tracked across Europe, passing through Switzerland and […]

The most beautiful mountain lakes in ski country 

There is no shortage of alpine lake views in the Mammoth Lakes area. Located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Garnet Lake is pictured here. pc: Marty B/Flickr

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Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada The breathtaking glacial Lake Louise shares its name with neighboring Lake Louise ski resort, which is famous for its incredible views and for annually hosting the World Cup alpine races  in late November to early December. Spending time next to one of the world’s most beautiful mountain lakes is especially easy […]

Interview: The Wise Man, Sculpted in Time 

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Each week in October, Sherpas Cinema and Banff Lake Louise Tourism have been posting a new episode of Sculpted in Time. They started off with a soulful profile of 88-year-old Edward Hunter who skis at Mt. Norquay every day. >> Enter to win a ski trip in Banff and Lake Louise >> Born in 1926, the […]

VIDEO: Afterglow by Sweetgrass Productions 

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If you’ve been sitting at a computer today, you’ve undoubtedly already seen this cinematic masterpiece. If you haven’t, we’re thrilled to share this preview of Afterglow, a short film by Sweetgrass Productions. Here are the quick details: the best pro skiers, ripping deep pillows and steep spines in British Columbia and Alyeska, AT NIGHT, wearing LED lightsuits. “It’s […]

Interview: The Artist, Sculpted in Time 

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There’s a lot of video inspiration during this time of year, and some of the best stuff is coming out of Banff and Lake Louise and the dramatic video series, Sculpted in Time. The ski areas and destination partners teamed up with the renowned filmmakers at Sherpas Cinema to profile local ski legends against the backdrop of the four ski areas: […]

7 tips for an affordable ski vacation 

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It’s probable that nobody has ever said a ski vacation is inexpensive. However, we all know that, for skiers and riders, going on an affordable ski vacation is about much more than just taking a vacation. To us, going skiing is part of who we are. Sliding on snow—or just being in the mountains for […]

The Crown Jewels of the Canadian Rockies 

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Yes, the skiing is always important on a ski trip, but as a travel company, we know that where you stay can take a ski vacation from good to great. With our portfolio of 4,000+ lodging properties at 120 ski resorts worldwide, we have a lot of options., and our Mountain Vacation Specialists know the top […]

How have the mountains shaped you? 

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This month, we’re inviting you to discover Banff and Lake Louise through a dramatic, four-part video series, SCULPTED IN TIME. Renowned filmmakers at Sherpas Cinema have profiled local ski legends against the backdrop of Banff and Lake Louise’s stunning ski areas: Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Banff National Park’s backcountry. Each of the […]

Video: Words of Wilderness, 1836 – Present 

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Earlier this fall, Pete McBride and the talented guys at Vital Films (who are all fellow Roaring Fork Valley residents) put together a video love letter to the wilderness in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. They note that in 50 years, our designated wilderness areas have gone from nine acres to 110 […]

Powder Highway: A Guide to the Ultimate Ski Road Trip 

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The “Powder Highway” is the nickname given to the legendary snow-blessed route along Canada’s 95A, which consists of a 630-mile loop through interior British Columbia’s Kootenay Rockies and connects more than 60 different powder providers. Each Powder Highway ski resort has more than enough terrain and off-mountain activities to occupy you for days on end […]

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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 […]