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What makes Crested Butte the last great Colorado ski town? 

pc: Trent Bona

Slowing down, getting back to yourself and nature and enjoying the simple things—like a snow-covered mountain vista—is really what a ski vacation is all about. We live in an era fraught with constant pressure to make everything bigger and better, and it can be exhausting. Taking a break and escaping the madness for at least […]

See the Crested Butte Resolutions 

Resolve to ski Crested Butte

Throughout December, we’ve asked people to post 2015 Crested Butte resolutions for a chance to win a grand prize ski trip in “the last great ski town in Colorado.” Scroll down to see some of our favorite #CBResolutions.

Is there snow in the Alps? 

Snow in the Alps

Rumors of scant snow in Europe have been circulating, and news headlines have only increased the hype. However, recent reports—including updates from our own man on the ground—have verified that skiing conditions in the Alps are good! “We’re in good shape,” reported John Frasca, VP of international sales at Ski.com, who just returned from the French Alps. Frasca skied […]

12/15/14: Where did it snow last weekend? 

Beaver Creek snow, Beaver Creek snow storm, how much snow did Beaver Creek get?

If you’re at all like us (powder obsessed) and recently burned a pair of skis in a sacrificial bonfire to appease the Norse god of snow, Ullr, we’re happy to report that the offerings worked! A favorable amount of Western U.S. ski resorts saw about one to two feet of snow fall from late last week […]

East Coast ski resorts receive two feet of snow from Nor’Easter 

It's a winter wonderland at Killington Resort today | Photo: Killington, Dec. 12, 2014

There has been a lot of chatter about the monster storm sweeping across the West Coast and the Sierras, but all the way across the country, East Coast ski resorts were pummeled by a moisture-heavy Nor’Easter earlier this week. The clouds are starting to clear today, and OpenSnow East Coast forecasters predict that skiers and […]

7 surprising things you didn’t know about Crested Butte 

Crested Butte

We’ve become increasingly suspicious that Crested Butte locals and return vacationers have been doing their best to keep the resort’s world-class terrain, historic downtown and lack of lift lines a secret—and we wouldn’t blame them. We apologize in advance to those who want to keep Crested Butte to themselves, but we’re blowing your cover with […]

Top ski resorts for New Year’s Eve fireworks 

Jackson Hole fireworks, Jackson Hole New Year's Eve fireworks, Jackson NYE celebrations

With 2015 just around the corner, it’s time to start planning for New Year’s Eve. There is no better way to usher in the new year than watching awe-inspiring fireworks illuminate the night sky over a snowy mountain, followed by festive music, wintry cocktails and more. Scroll down to check out the revelry ski country has on […]

Plans announced to link Canyons and PCMR to form largest U.S. ski resort 

Park City and Canyons linked, Park City Canyons gondola,

Vail Resorts recently announced its official plans to link Canyons with Park City Mountain Resort—which the corporation purchased earlier in fall 2014 for $182 million—to create the largest U.S. ski resort. Combined, the resorts would offer 7,300 acres of interconnected terrain, making the resorts second only to Whistler Blackcomb for  the title of largest ski resort in […]

5 days in Crested Butte: A first-timers guide 

Crested Butte ski vacation, Crested Butte ski resort

The title of “last great ski town in Colorado” isn’t bestowed on just any ski resort. Lots of people who visit Crested Butte for the first time return year-after-year because they feel as if they’ve discovered a precious, hidden gem. Most of the shops, restaurants and bars are in original mining-era buildings and all are […]

Jackson Hole tram to open Friday with 100 inches of snow 

Jackson Hole Tram

Where’s the best snow in the U.S. right now? It might be in Jackson Hole. With more than 100 inches of snow covering the Tetons (and 80 inches of new snow in the last three weeks!), Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is preparing to open 100% of its terrain this Friday along with the Aerial Tram and […]