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

Beginner's Magic Snowmass, Elk Camp Meadows, beginner skiing

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. >>>Enter to win an Aspen Snowmass ski trip>>> While more experienced skiers and snowboarders tend to flock to Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk […]

Top ski resorts for perfect corduroy 

Whistler corduroy

Each ski season shapes up differently with varying storm tracks and snowfall, and for those who don’t live in a ski resort, this unpredictability can cause a lot of pre-trip anxiety. The good news is ski resorts today have excellent grooming and snowmaking systems to ensure your skiing surface is predictably smooth and silky. While […]

Our learning to ski and snowboard stories 

Learning to ski in New Jersey

It’s Learn to Ski Month, and we’ve been reflecting on our own introductions to snow sports. Some of us started before we could walk and others learned as adults. Here are some of our memories of the learning process and how we first became hooked on skiing and snowboarding. >>> Nominate a Newbie + Enter to […]

3 reasons your kids (and you) will love Buttermilk’s new Hideout 

Buttermilk ski instructors create a fun and safe environment for children to learn. pc: Aspen Snowmass/Hal Williams

On the heels of opening the industry-leading Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center in Snowmass, Aspen Snowmass has brought to life yet another state-of-the-art children’s facility. When Buttermilk opened for the season in mid-December, so did the new 7,500-square-foot Hideout Children’s Center. Located at the base of Buttermilk, the Hideout replaces the Powder Pandas Ski & Snowboard […]

The measure of a great ski video? 5.7 million views in 4 days 

Great ski video candide thovex

The ski industry is full of creative minds that churn out inspiring photos and videos daily, and with so much visual stimulus available to us normal skiers and snowboarders, sometimes it can all blend together. Then comes along a ski video that’s just plain mind-blowing. Whether it’s a groundbreaking cinematic technique like Sweetgrass Productions’ Afterglow segment or an inspirational […]

Aspen Snowmass 2015 X Games Preview 

2015 X Games Aspen, Buttermilk X Games

For the 14th consecutive year, Aspen Snowmass is hosting the X Games on Buttermilk’s world-famous superpipe and slopestyle course. From Jan. 21-25, 2015 spectators can watch their freestyle ski and snowboard heroes up close and personal and take advantage of swag giveaways, sponsored parties and world-class concerts. X Games Aspen is a prestigious, invite-only freestyle-skiing, […]

5 reasons Aspen Snowmass is a great place to learn to ski 

Aspen Snowmass ski instructors provide mountain awareness.

First impressions are critical, which makes choosing the best ski resort when learning to ski that much more important. The whole experience, from finding the ski school meeting place and riding the chairlift for the first time to accomplishing your first turns, contributes to how much you will enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the long […]

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 […]

It’s time to ski the Alps: Euro hits 9-year low 

ski deals in the Alps

If you’ve been dreaming of a ski trip in the Alps, now’s the time to go. Favorable exchange rates, good snow and great deals from your trusty Mountain Vacation Specialists at Ski.com are aligning to make that European ski trip very attainable this season. Here’s the 411 on the factors you may be weighing before […]

A Valentine’s Day ski trip for every couple 

The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe offers a lakeside fireplace, perfect for sunsets.

Embarking on a ski vacation with your most cherished skiing partner is one of the most romantic things you can experience together, whether you are serious skiers, luxury travelers or late-night revelers. Imagine topping off your day on the slopes together by taking in snow-laden mountain views from the warmth of a steamy hot tub, […]