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Snow returns to Colorado 

Beaver Creek Mountain Resort

Colorado has been experiencing a bit of dry spell in February, on the heels of a very snowy December and January that put the state’s snowpack at above-normal levels. However, the two- to three-week snowstorm drought ended today, as it’s a powder day! Crested Butte is well on its way to surpassing record snowfall with 23 […]

Which ski resort has the most snow? 

Jackson Hole - taken 2/22/17. | Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

The race is on! It’s been a record-breaking snowfall year for many Western U.S. ski resorts, especially those located in California’s Sierra Nevadas. In fact, it’s been so deep at Lake Tahoe that several resorts might even make it to the 700-inch mark. Extended season announcements are already happening, and it’s clear that spring-skiing conditions […]

2 days in Vancouver, B.C.: the ultimate Whistler tack-on trip 

Vancouver Skyline. Vancouver, BC, Vancouver BC, Vancouver British Columbia

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Albert Normandin Travel + Leisure rated Vancouver, British Columbia one of the “Best Cities in North America,” and for good reason. It’s an incredible melting pot of Asian, European and Native (First Nation) cultures, all of which are evident in the city’s modern and historic building, shops and restaurants. Moreover, this coastal […]

More snow just fell on an already buried Jackson Hole 

Jackson Hole snow, snowy tram Jackson Hole

In the aftermath of a furiously deep snow storm earlier in February, which dumped 100 inches in 12 days and closed down the resort for five days due to a power outage, Jackson Hole is still getting pounded. Earlier this week, the resort received another three feet of snow in four days, and there’s more […]

Video: Skiing knows no age | 99-year-old Utah powderhound 

97 year old Utah skier, George Jedenoff

As passionate skiers and snowboarders, we all hope to be like George Jedenoff some day. The 99-year-old really loves skiing and gets out on the slopes as much as he’s able—no matter what the conditions are. George is no fair-weather skier; he’s a true enthusiast. For the third ski season in a row, Ski Utah […]

Mammoth Mountain will be open through July 4th 

mammoth open until 4th of July

By now, you’ve probably heard that Mammoth Mountain is having a banner snowfall year! The snow just keeps piling up. The California ski resort just hit 40 feet of snow thanks to a weekend storm which dropped another 50-plus inches. Plus, the resort reported that more snow has fallen in January 2017 than in any other […]

Kid’s guide to Breckenridge Resort 

Skiing with kids Breckenridge, CO

Photo: Jack Affleck/Vail Resorts What’s safe, what’s accessible, what’s fun? Welcome to Breckenridge, Colorado—a five-peak, three-base, ski resort spread out across the southern half of the Tenmile Range. Tucked away in a historic mining town west of the Continental Divide in Summit County, Breckenridge is one of the most visited and beloved ski resorts in […]

Comparing B.C.’s Okanagan resorts to top U.S. resorts 

Big White ski trip, Big White BC

We’re always looking to familiarize our clients with under-the-radar ski resorts, especially ones that offer both world-class on- and off-mountain experiences and incredible value. That’s why we’ve been big advocates of British Columbia’s lesser-known Okanagan Valley ski resorts. We’ve skied and stayed at the regions three major resorts—Big White, SilverStar Mountain Resort and Sun Peaks—many […]

Top 2017 spring events at North American ski resorts 

Aspen Snowmass spring jam top spring events

Winter isn’t over, yet, but our second-favorite season is just around the corner. Soon, it will be time to slather on the Zinka, break out the retro ski gear and celebrate spring! From your hometown hill to top-ten destinations, all ski resorts host spring-skiing celebrations. We know you’re a discerning bunch, so we compiled a list […]

Jackson Hole reports snowiest Feb. on record 

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort open, Teton Village open

Prior to the start of February 2017, Jackson Hole was already having a banner powder year. At the end of January, they were approaching the 350-inch mark, which had already placed them at the top of the ski resort snowfall list. Then, February came in with a fury and within 12 days nearly another 100 […]

Featured itinerary: a 6-day guided Powder Highway tour 

Mount Mackenzie hike Revelstoke

Photo: Revelstoke Mountain Resort Along the Powder Highway’s 700-mile span, powderhounds have a bounty of famously snow-blessed resorts to explore. With so many options and ways to travel along this snowy corridor, skiers and riders planning a trip to the Powder Highway are faced with the challenge of deciding where to go and figuring out […]

Why British Columbia is the best region for heli skiing 

Selkirk Tangiers Alain Sleigher

It’s rare that you get something right on your first try. But that’s exactly what heli-skiing pioneer, Hans Gmoser, did. About 55 years ago, Gmoser, who founded Canadian Mountain Holidays, took the world’s first commercial heli-skiing clients out for a historical spin. After doing some intense recon in the years prior, Gmoser had identified the […]