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2015-16 opening dates at top North American resorts 

Aspen Snowmass opening day 2015

As temps begin to drop and more first snow storms are seen across North America (including one that’s currently tracking across the West), it’s time to start digging out your ski or snowboard equipment and making your ski-trip plans. For most resorts, opening day is less than a month away. To help you stay on […]

Alps forecasted to have a snowy 2015-16 ski season 

Last week, AccuWeather released their winter forecast for Europe, and it’s looking like it could be a great season to make a trip over the pond and ski the Alps. Plus, U.S. travelers can take advantage of favorable exchange rates. Meteorologists have picked up a large mass of cold air building over Scandinavia, which will […]

Our 50 favorite Jackson Hole moments 

50 Jackson Hole Moments

In celebration of Jackson Hole’s 50th anniversary season, we have been querying people about their favorite Jackson Hole moments (past and future) and posting the top 50. Those who have submitted a #JHMoment are entered to win a ski trip to partake in the celebrations during this landmark season. Mountain Vacation Specialists love Jackson Hole, […]

Video: A funny history of how the first U.S. ski lift came to be 


Vermont  has a lot to be proud of, including awesome cheese, good coffee and of course, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, but the Green Mountain state also boasts the first lift in the United States. Prior to 1934, skiing in the U.S. was not for the quadricep challenged. Skiers would have to hike in boots […]

Colorado resorts approach 2015-16 opening dates with new snow 

new snow winter park

All across Ski Country, winter is rushing in. Earlier this week, Killington and Sunday River opened their slopes for the season, and now Colorado resorts are covered in a deep blanket of snow. From Wednesday night through Friday morning, a southern storm dropped about three to 15 inches across Colorado’s south and central mountains, especially […]

Best of: Jackson Hole’s groomers 

Intermediates will find that they can spend the whole day lapping runs off the Casper lift and find something new every run.  | Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole has a reputation as the last ski stronghold for those who dare to let it ride. What many don’t know, however, is that it is also a haven for intermediates and groomer lovers. This is largely due to 40 percent of the terrain being blue and recent intermediate-friendly terrain upgrades. Don’t believe us? […]

2015-16 opening dates at top New England ski resorts 

jay peak opening date

Ski season is already underway in the Northeast. Thanks to favorable snow-making conditions, Vermont’s Killington opened yesterday, October 18 and Maine’s Sunday River opened today, October 19. The two resorts are among the first in all of North America to start the bullwheel for the season. This impressive opening date marks one of the earliest in nearly 20 […]

October snow in Europe 

Zermatt october snow

Europe ski resorts have seen smatterings of snowfall this fall, but this week, ski resorts across the Alps were hit with a large storm that dropped solid snowfall. Social media was abuzz with stunning photos of snowy scenes in historic villages and atop iconic, Alpine peaks. We’ve collected some photos our best-selling resorts like Zermatt, Chamonix, St. […]

Where to ski on a Jackson Hole powder day if you get first tram 

Jackson Hole first tram, Jackson Hole first box

Jackson Hole’s famed “Big Red” tram transports 100 passengers to the resort’s 10,450-foot summit in just 10 minutes. From the top of the tram, skiers and riders are able to access 4,139 vertical feet of continuous fall-line skiing and riding. Offering 2,500 lift-served acres inbounds and thousands more in the sidecountry, accessible via an open-gate […]

5 ski vacation problems solved by 

Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC

Why book your ski vacation with when there are countless options online? We pride ourselves on solving ski vacation problems and making your overall trip-planning process part of the fun. Read on to discover how we can help you get from mouse click to binding click without vacation-planning stress. How can can solve […]

El Nino 2015-16 update: we’re still on track for a big one 

El Nino sst

To the delight of many skiers and snowboarders, the chance of a strong El Niño for North America continues to increase, according to scientists and forecasters. Today’s ENSO update on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) website reads: “El Niño conditions are present. Positive equatorial sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies continue across most of the […]

October snow in Colorado 

October snow at Breckenridge

In September, we saw measurable snowfall in Canada and resorts across the Western U.S. This week, temperatures dropped in Colorado, and many of our favorite ski resorts started to look a lot closer to winter than summer. October snow in Colorado is not uncommon. In fact, some locals speculate we’re still in an Indian Summer weather […]