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5 considerations for your perfect Europe ski trip 

At the foot of the iconic Matterhorn is the Swiss storied ski town of Zermatt. | Photo: Zermatt Tourism

Embarking on a Europe ski vacation is as much about immersing yourself in culture, heritage and breathtaking scenery as it is about skiing. After all, only in Europe can you soak in century-old thermal baths, ski to Italy from Switzerland for a cappuccino or share a pot of fondue while sipping French wine. Whether you […]

Owner-managed rentals vs. vacation rentals 

Black Bear Lodge

From reading the fine print associated with check-out processes and cleaning to tracking down the right vacation rental, owner-managed vacation rentals provide a starkly different experience than booking your vacation rental through To help you understand how much easier we make it, we compiled a ski vacation comparison showing all the ways our industry-leading […]

5 tips to reduce the effects of high altitude 

Crested Butte's crowd-free slopes allow for arching big, beautiful turns.. pc: Nathan Bilow/CBMR

If you’re skiing out West this winter, you’re going to be experiencing elevation ranging from 6,000 to 12,000 feet. How high you ski in the mountain can depend on your ability level, but many resorts offer high-alpine blues and greens. At higher elevations, there is less oxygen and less humidity than at sea level, which […]

September snow at 5 ski resorts in the Western U.S. 

September snow Jackson Hole

Last week we saw the first flakes fall in Canada, and this week, ski resorts in the Western U.S. received their first snowfall of the season. Squaw Valley documented flurries starting to stick on the slopes, and, while Jackson Hole’s peaks were concealed in the clouds, the snow-frosted tram revealed that conditions at Corbet’s Cabin were […]

What’s new at ski resorts in 2015-16? 

new lift at Squaw

As the leaves begin to change, our attention turns to the snowy days to come and what they might hold. With every new ski season comes new memories and new things to experience and enjoy. To keep you up to date on what you can expect across Ski Country for the 2015-16 season, we compiled […]

Vacation rental myths demystified 

Borders Lodge Beaver Creek

As we mentioned in a previous post about why you should consider a vacation rental, this home-away-from-home accommodation option is currently enjoying a resurgence of popularity across the world. With anything that enjoys widespread appeal, there can be a bit of misinformation around it. To help you navigate the realities of what you might be […]

5 reasons to consider a vacation rental for your next ski trip 

Lions Square Lodge at Vail

Vacation rentals are a classic accommodation making a resurgence across Ski Country and beyond, and for good reason. The perks of having a home-away-from-home on your ski vacation are plentiful, especially if you’re travelling with your family or a group of friends. To help you determine if a vacation rental is right for you, we […]

September snow in Canada 

Sept. 6 snow at Kicking Horse

While you were making marinades and firing up your grill last week, Canadian ski resorts were being pummeled by three back-to-back storms. Ski resorts in British Columbia and Alberta received measurable snowfall at high elevations. Check out the photos below, which were posted by Whistler Blackcomb, Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, and Banff and Lake Louise prior to the […]

Featured videos: 5 ski movies worth watching in 2015-16 

TGR Paradise Waits

You know ski season is around the corner when all the ski-movie production companies start releasing their trailers. Every fall, the new flicks send skiers into a flurry of excitement—pun intended—for the upcoming season. We did some video recon and picked out the top five ski movies for 2015-16. Many of these films will be […]

29 pieces of Telluride trivia 

Telluride trivia

In August, we presented 29 days of Telluride trivia, and if you follow us on social media, you’ve probably learned some interesting tidbits about this town’s storied history and incredible ski mountain. Each day that we presented a piece of trivia, we also invited you to enter to win a ski trip to see Telluride’s mountain […]

7 Telluride cameos you never knew about 

Coors Wilson Peak, Coors Light can mountain

It should come as little surprise, given how picturesque Telluride is, that the Victorian-mining-town-turned-ski-town has served as a set for everything from A-list movies and beloved Western flicks to classic ski films and car commercials throughout the last 50 years. The surrounding San Juan peaks have even inspired some of Colorado’s most famous beer-can imagery. […]

5 days in Telluride: A first-timer’s guide 

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Despite receiving high international acclaim and awards, like Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice “America’s Best Ski Resort” for the last three consecutive years, Telluride does not experience the skier volume that some of the other resorts in Colorado receive. Similar to Crested Butte, there’s a misunderstanding that Telluride is hard to get to. For locals […]