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Top South American resorts are officially open for skiing 

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This weekend, it’s official! The two top South American ski resorts of Portillo and Valle Nevado will be fully operational. Valle Nevado turned on the bullwheel for skiing nearly a month early, due to awesome snow conditions, but had not yet opened up its hotel complex to overnight guests. Portillo is expecting great opening-day conditions […]

6 podcasts every skier should subscribe to 

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Perfect for flights, chairlifts or long road trips, podcasts [digitally recorded interviews or stories] are great travel companions. They’re also great during long stints in between skiing, i.e. summer, when you just really want to reconnect with your beloved sport and daydream about the white stuff. Warning: they also might induce intense ski cravings. Proceed […]

5 days in Vail: a first-timer’s guide 

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Photo: Vail Resort Boasting 5,289 acres, seven Back Bowls and three world-class base villages, with incredible restaurants, shopping and nightlife, Vail is brimming with on- and off-mountain experiences that make it especially magical for first-timer visitors. You’ll feel like the world is your oyster when staying at Vail, and it’s all within easy access thanks […]

What is the cheapest day to book a flight to the mountains? 

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Photo: Aspen Snowmass Late in 2016, Expedia and Airlines Reporting Corporation released the 2017 Global Air Travel Trends, an analysis of billions of data points to spot trends that the modern traveler can use to book with intelligence in 2017. The study unveiled several important nuggets for air travelers. Here they are: Average Ticket Prices (ATPs) continue […]

Squaw Valley is the place to be this spring + summer 

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It’s official, Squaw Valley is “The Capital of Spring Skiing.” Now boasting snowfall totals around 720-plus inches, Squaw Valley has has a stellar winter and spring. The ample snow is allowing the resort to stay open until July 4 and beyond. Spring and summer skiers are not only being treated to extra late turns, but […]

13 things you need to know about Portillo 

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If you’ve been musing over making your first South America ski trip happen this summer, it’s high time you brush up on your ski resort knowledge on one of Chile’s most popular destinations: Portillo. 1. It’s called “the cruise ship in the mountains” Photo: ©J.Selkowitz/SelkoPhoto While Portillo may not be the easiest place to get […]

Valle Nevado is opening early 

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The Chilean ski resort of Valle Nevado recently announced they’ll be opening one month early due to “abundant pre-season snow.” Over the past two weeks, the Andes received several bountiful snow storms. The resort’s lifts, restaurants, rentals and retail shops will open the resort to skiers and riders this Saturday, May 27, and the formal […]

Aspen Mountain will open for Memorial Day Weekend 

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Thanks to ample spring storms that dropped 18 inches in the past week, Aspen Skiing Company just announced it will open Aspen Mountain for skiing and riding Memorial Day weekend, May 27–29. This weekend will also mark the kickoff to summer operations on Aspen Mountain, which includes Silver Queen Gondola access to on-mountain sightseeing and […]

Top spas in Ski Country 

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By Morgan Tilton When we choose an incredible mountain location for a winter vacation—like the Tetons, Wasatch Range or Colorado’s Rocky Mountains—it can be hard to slow down and relax when the terrain and conditions are simply too good to be true. To offset the physical demands of travel and outdoor play, a spa date […]

Hot springs in the Andes Mountains 

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Written By Morgan Tilton Soaking in natural hot springs has been a cultural practice for humans around the world for centuries, and for some, thousands of years. The oldest sites discovered are thought to be in India and Pakistan, built prior to 2000 B.C., according to James Cook University. The health benefits of mineral baths, […]

Hot Springs in the Alps and Dolomites 

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By Morgan Tilton Exhausted ski quads are best celebrated with an afternoon soak and spa treatment, preferably in some hot springs with a mountain view. Here are a handful of the best therapeutic mineral pools throughout the Alps, for before or after après-ski. Bagni di Bormio, Italy Tucked against northern Italy’s Alps, the medieval town […]

Best après-ski with a view 

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By Morgan Tilton Beyond the altitude, frigid temperatures, and an icy cocktail or brew, high mountain views are truly what take our breath away. Here are five of the best après-ski panoramas to behold at ski resorts around the Rockies in the Western U.S. Telluride The old mining town of Telluride, CO sits at an […]