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The 2016-17 ski season has started 

Lake Louise snowmaking guru Matt Dunphy is hard at working prepping for opening day on Nov. 10 | Photo: P. Fournier, Lake Louise Ski Resort on Oct. 21, 2016

We made it! After a long summer and a variable fall, where some resorts received record-breaking snowfall and some leaned on advanced snowmaking technologies to lay winter’s foundation, we can finally say: ski season has started! Read on to learn about which ski resorts are open, are about to open, or have record-setting early-season snow. Killington opens […]

A-Basin opens Fri. + CO, WY, MT resorts receive more snow 

new snow Jackson Hole

Rejoice! Ski season has arrived in Colorado, plus North-Western U.S. resorts received more snow Arapahoe Basin to open in two days: Friday, October 21 Thanks to cold temperatures, some early-season snow and nearly two weeks of snow-making, Arapahoe Basin is opening this Friday! Last night, A-Basin received about five inches of snow at mid-mountain and […]

Why Steamboat is Ski Town, U.S.A.® 

Steamboat Winter Carnival 2017

Ski Country is chock-full of acclaimed mountain towns, but nothing is quite like Steamboat Springs, Colorado—especially for the nostalgic skier or snowboarder who is passionate about snowsports culture. Steamboat blends a longstanding legacy of snowsports athletic excellence, an enthusiastic local community and perfect snow conditions. We comprised a roundup of all the exceptional attributes that […]

Big snow storms hit Europe and British Columbia 

A refuge at Monterosa Ski in Italy's Aosta valley yesterday.

Europe and Canada are getting hammered with snow right now! Read on to learn more about where it’s snowing and see photos and videos of your favorite ski resorts getting ready for winter. France/Italy receive 16+ inches of new snow; Switzerland is next In Europe, a large system has been moving across the Alps this week, […]

Concierge Conversations: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, Colorado 

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek s'mores

Insider, local knowledge is key if you’re looking to tick off all the must-do activities, see all the highlights and have an authentic experience on your next ski trip. Locals are chock full of ideas and inspiration to make your ski trip unforgettable, so who better to tap for insider guidance, than the local lodging […]

How to ski (or ride) Steamboat’s glades 

Steamboat glades

Rated the “Best Trees” by Skiing magazine, Steamboat Resort’s glades are particularly lauded thanks to the magical combination of perfectly spaced aspen trees, ideal slope angle (steep, but not too steep) and, of course, the resort’s famous and ample Champagne Powder®. This perfect blend makes for a tree-skier’s (or rider’s) paradise. To help you get to […]

October snow blankets the West 

Photo: Grand Targhee

We’re just five days into October and winter has already arrived at many Western U.S. ski resorts. On Monday and Tuesday, a storm system brought cold temperatures and snow for high elevation regions across Montana, Wyoming and Utah, dropping up to a foot at some resorts. More snowfall is expected in the coming days. Jackson Hole is […]

5 days in Steamboat: a family ski vacation guide 

Steamboat ski school, beginner skiing steamboat

Ideal for families thanks to a prevalence of varied terrain options, lauded children’s childcare and snowsports programs and facilities and a gamut of kid-pleasing activities, Steamboat should be at the top of every clan’s ski-destination bucket list. Steamboat is recognized as the “Premier Family Ski Resort” by Jetsetter and has ranked within the top 10 […]

Featured videos: don’t miss these 2016-17 ski and snowboard films 


It’s that time of year again. It’s premiere season. Every fall, the new flicks send skiers and riders into a flurry of excitement—pun intended—for the upcoming season. After scouring the Internet and spending one blissful hour watching trailers, we’ve distilled a list of the best ski and snowboard films of 2016-17. Many of these films […]

Snowstorm arrives on the second day of fall 

Telluride showing off its autumn drama on Sept. 23| Photo: Telluride Ski Resort

Summer officially ended on Sept. 22, 2016, and—right on cue—a slow-moving storm dropped measurable snowfall on ski resorts across the Western US and Canada! We’ve compiled some of the best photos to show you how ski resorts are beginning to transform for winter. What does this September snow mean for your ski vacation? The New […]

Do you know the story of the Banff Crasher Squirrel? 

Banff squirrel

Before selfies and photo bombs were all the rage there was the Banff Crasher Squirrel. It all started on a beautiful day in Banff National Park in May 2009. A husband-wife couple, Jackson and Melissa Brandts were posing on some rocks in front of Lake Minnewaka using a camera with a remote shutter release to […]

September snow at ski resorts across the West 

Copper Mountain woke up to a beautiful dusting on Sept. 15. | Photo: Mike Looney, Copper Mountain taken on Sept. 15, 2016.

Sept. 1 was the first day of meteorological autumn, and we are already feeling the weather cool down and seeing a delicate dusting of our beloved mountain peaks. A series of autumn storms swept across the Western U.S. earlier this week. According to Meteorologist Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, snow levels dropped to 10,000-11,000 feet because the showers fell […]