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Video: Skiing in color with overall World Cup champ Marcel Hirscher 

Four-peat overall World Cup alpine champ, Marcel Hirscher, of Austria, took a day off recently and had some fun with his slalom race skis and a spectrum of colors. The combination is mesmerizing; as Hirscher hits the slalom gates bright colors explode—contrasting beautifully with the white snow! Watch the video below to see Hirscher’s uniquely […]

How to harness 80s style on the slopes this spring 

straight skis, skiing on straight skis

Thanks to neon colorways, 200-plus-centimeter straight skis, flowing hair, ski babes, Zinka and single-frame sunglasses, the ’80s are fondly remembered as a really cool time to be a skier. That’s probably why locals across Ski Country celebrate this illustrious decade every spring—and especially on Closing Day—by bedecking themselves in retro outerwear, vintage-style sunnies and even […]

Comparing Chile’s iconic ski resorts: Valle Nevado and Portillo 

50 lifts, 100 trails and 7,000 acres make up Valle Nevado's Three Valleys ski area | Photo: Morten, Valle Nevado

To a North America skier, a Chilean ski vacation is otherworldly. Ski resorts are set high in the Andes, above treeline and surrounded by dramatic ridge lines where condors hover and sunsets splash vibrant hues against snowfields. If you’re considering a Chilean ski vacation, read this guide comparing two of the most iconic ski resorts: Valle Nevado […]

A serious guide to successful pond skimming 

Mammoth Mountain pond skimming, Mammoth pond skimming

If you’ve ever watched a gender-confused gorilla on snow blades glide over—or crash into—an icy pool to the delight of a jubilant crowd, and, thought, “boy, I wish I could be like them,” it’s time you took the plunge (pun intended). For tips on how to receive the most amount of cheers, laughs and high […]

Top 8 winter ailments and their spring-skiing remedies 

Part of Steamboat's Springalicious festival, the Cardboard Classic is a quirky competition that is as much fun to watch as it is to participate.  | 
Photo: Larry Pierce/Steamboat

In Ski.com’s quest to cure the winter blues, we polled skiers and found that those who haven’t enjoyed enough turns this season suffer from a myriad of winter ailments. Ranging from dry skin to taxes, deprived skiers lodged thousands of seasonal complaints. Overall, skiers report they are working too much, skiing too little and not ready for the season to […]

Video: Skiing knows no age | 97-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 97-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 […]

Video: Banff and Lake Louise’s #ProjectSnow 

Banff #ProjectSnow

Banff and Lake Louise is one of the most picturesque ski destinations in the world, and the resort’s most recent artistic endeavor, dubbed #ProjectSnow, celebrated the beauty and grand scale of its Canadian Rockies setting. World-renowned “snow artist” Simon Beck created three spectacular works using Banff’s snowy mountain landscapes as his canvas and his snowshoes as his brushes. […]

Video: See what 4′ of fresh looks like on CB’s new Teocalli 2 terrain 

Crested Butte Teo 2

Typically Colorado’s snowiest month, March has been good to Crested Butte and just about every other Colorado ski resort. Within the last two weeks, Crested Butte saw nearly four feet (45 inches) of new snowfall. The wintry bounty has incited many seasoned Crested Butte skiers and snowboarders to test out the goods on the resort’s newest expert […]

3/4/15: Where did it snow in the Western U.S.? 

Aspen snow, Snowmass snow

For Colorado, New Mexico and Utah powder-hungry skiers and snowboarders, March has certainly come in like a lion snow leopard. Two strong storm systems, which also brought one to three feet of snow to Mammoth and the Lake Tahoe ski resorts, barreled across much of the Western U.S. within the past seven to 10 days. The […]

3/3/15: Where did it snow in California? 

snow mammoth, Mammoth snow

It’s time for California skiers and snowboarders to put away the headbands and spring-skiing duds and breakout the Gore-Tex again; winter has returned to the Sierras! Thanks to two cold, snow-producing storm systems that moved across California and much of the Western U.S., many California resorts have reported one to three feet of new snow within the […]

Poll: Who is cuter? Baby snowboarders or skiers 

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Toddlers in snow gear, with their little mittens and over-sized helmets and goggles, are cute enough, but when they start sliding around on the snow and developing their own stoke for snowsports they become unbearably adorable. We’ve been having an internal debate in the Ski.com offices about who is cuter: baby snowboarders or skiers. We […]

Video: Corbet’s Couloir, a day on the edge 

Jackson Hole Corbet's Couloir

Here’s a treat for your Wednesday: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort just posted a hilarious video documenting some first-timers dropping into Corbet’s Couloir. Complete with witty commentary a la “Wipeout” and some pretty epic crashes, this video shows what the typical Jackson Hole visitor experiences when considering a Corbet’s drop. Watch Corbet’s Couloir: A Day on the […]