It’s Tuckerman Ravine Season 

Spring skiing at Tuckerman Ravine

On spring weekends with good weather, hundreds – sometimes thousands – of skiers flock to Tuckerman Ravine, New Hampshire. This famous backcountry area is situated on the slopes of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, and has some of the steepest terrain anywhere in North America with sustained pitches ranging from 40 to […]

A 10-day trip to Italy’s Aosta Valley 

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Home of 31 14th to 18th century castles, Roman ruins, world-class ski resorts and two of Europe’s most iconic peaks, Italy’s Aosta Valley is brimming with unforgettable attractions. The Aosta Valley is located in the northwestern corner of the Italian Alps and is the least populous region in all of Italy. The Aosta Valley is […]

Where can you ski in May? 

Spring skiing in Aspen

It has been a great winter for resorts across North America and Europe, yet many have closed for the season. If you’re not ready to swap your skis or snowboard for your mountain bike or hiking shoes, here are the best resorts where you can ski in May thanks to deep snowpacks, north-facing slopes and […]

Skiing Chamonix’s Vallée Blanche 

Vallee Blanche hike

Regarded as one of the most iconic off-piste descents in the Alps, the Vallée Blanche is a 20-kilometer tour across an expansive glacier surrounded by truly spectacular Alpine scenery. On a trip to Chamonix during the last week of March, we skied the famed valley on a bluebird day with more than two feet of new […]

Best Apres Ski Cocktails 

Hot, cold, spicy and sweet, the Mangy Moose's Spicy Margarita defies definition.

Whether you prefer them piping hot, ice cold or in a hot tub packed with your best ski buddies, apres ski cocktails are an idyllic way to celebrate the close of a great a day on the slopes. If you’re like us and appreciate a well-earned, well-crafted adult drink, check out our top picks for […]

Video: Michael Franti #TramJam in Jackson Hole 

TramJam Jackson Hole

Yes, we post about Jackson Hole a lot, but that’s because it is such an amazing place. If you’ve visited then you know: it’s entirely possible to share a chairlift with a ski legend, belly up to a cowboy bar beside a celebrity or stumble onto the tram with a rock star. And that last […]

Longest Lift-Served Vertical Descents at North American Ski Resorts 

Big Sky Resort provides a big amount of vert at 4.350 feet.

1. Revelstoke, B.C. Boasting an incredible 5,620 feet of continuous lift-served vertical in North America, Revelstoke takes the cake for longest vertical descent. This British Columbia ski resort is also renowned as a vortex for snow storms. Just think. Longest vertical and deepest snow…       2. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C. Holding the North American […]

Why we love snowboarders 

Breckenridge Freeway Terrain Park Snowboarding

We’re here to set the record straight once and for all. Our name may indicate that we cater to skiers, but that’s simply not the case. We have plenty of Mountain Vacation Specialists and staffers who are snowboarders, who can provide snowboarders with unique and important perspectives on ski resorts with the best terrain (and […]

Announcing our Caption Crested Butte grand prize winner 

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First off, we’d like to thank so many of you for captioning Crested Butte and entering to win a ski trip to “Colorado’s last great ski town.” Jamie M. of Oklahoma was drawn as the winner of a five-night, six-day ski vacation that she can redeem this season or next! As many of you already know, […]

Ski Resorts Extend 2013/14 Ski Season 

Aspen Mountain Extends 2013/14 Ski Season

It’s hard for anyone to deny that the 2013/14 ski season has been exceptional. We started with a tirade of big, early season storms and then it never really stopped. Here in the Colorado Rockies, we’ve seen multiple snow storm accumulations in the foot to two-feet range. Recently, most North American ski resorts, especially Lake Tahoe, […]