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5 days in the lap of luxury at Whistler Blackcomb 

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Unforgettable views, terrain for every level, state-of-the-art grooming capabilities and lift facilities and an abundance of fine-dining restaurants and shopping options within large contemporary base villages are just a few of the reasons why Whistler Blackcomb is a favorite ski resort among the international jetset. Whistler is just two hours from Vancouver International Airport making it a […]

Whistler Blackcomb announces early opening 

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Coming on the heels of Aspen Snowmass’s announcement, Whistler Blackcomb also announced today that they’ll open five days early on Nov. 22! After seeing lots of photos and videos of early-season snow that look less like November and more like February, we had a hunch the Whistler folks were pondering an earlier rope drop.  The early-opening […]

Aspen Snowmass announces early opening 

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Last week’s monster storm dropped more than 21 inches on Aspen Mountain, and cold temps kept snow guns blazing throughout the weekend. All this early snow means one thing: an early opening for Aspen Mountain! On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express will start shuttling skiers and snowboarders up Aspen Mountain […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Aspen Snowmass #MindBodySpirit Series 

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This season, many ski resorts produced multi-episode video series to share their best assets with the world, and Aspen Snowmass’s Mind Body Spirit videos offer a wonderful view into the true character of our backyard ski resorts, vibrant towns and dynamic communities. Each episode features a different spokesperson who helps reveal one piece of the full […]

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 […]

Snow storm hit several Western ski resorts and more expected 

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A snow storm swept through the U.S. and Canadian Rockies and Midwestern U.S. on Monday blanketing many parts of  ski country, especially Alberta, Canada, Wyoming and Colorado. Jackson Hole ended up with the better part of a foot of snow, while Beaver Creek received seven inches, Vail and Keystone received six inches, Copper, Steamboat  and Aspen Snowmass […]

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? 

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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 […]

More Snow in Europe: up to 43 inches reported 

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Another big storm is bearing down on ski resorts in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps, and we’re seeing some impressive photos of the resulting accumulations. The storm started on Tuesday and has already outperformed the original forecast. Read on to see which resorts received the biggest snow totals so far. Flakes flew in downtown Chamonix the […]

Video: Whistler early season first tracks 

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Whistler Blackcomb has been posting some pretty impressive photos of early-season snowfall, and earlier this week, they released a video showing the true conditions on Blackcomb Glacier. Let’s just say, the snow doesn’t look like your typical stick-to-the-groomers first month of ski season… >> Enter to win one of three Whistler ski trips. >> Before ski season […]

Jackson Hole’s new video will get you excited for ski season! 

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The countdown is on. We only have a few more weeks until most Western North American ski resorts open for ski season. Jackson Hole, ranked No. 1 by SKI magazine readers for challenging terrain and No. 3 for it’s charming Western character and incredible eateries, opens November 27 and has been generating some serious buzz […]

Halloween forecast 2014: snow and cold for the West 

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The Halloween forecast is not looking great for Lake Tahoe and Rocky Mountain residents planning on wearing skin-baring costumes, but it’s looking great if you’re a skier or snowboarder—like us—chomping at the bit to get ski season rolling. Yet another promising snow storm is rolling through the West throughout the Halloween weekend into Monday. It’s […]

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Update: where is it snowing? 

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Last week was a big one for early-season snow! European ski resorts across the Alps received their first big snowfall, and North American ski resorts were prepping for big storms over the weekend. As we settle into Monday morning, here’s a recap of where the snow fell over the weekend and which ski resorts are […]