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Videos: 2014-2015 ski season recap 

Breckenridge 2014-15 season recap

By now, most of North America’s ski resorts have stopped spinning their lifts, which means it’s time to look back and reminisce on another ski season well had. In case you weren’t able to visit all of your favorite ski resorts this year (perhaps a New Year’s resolution for 2016?), we curated a video collection of […]

11 surprising things about Valle Nevado 

skiing Valle Nevado, ski Valle Nevado

Situated at 9,839 feet in the Andes Mountains and all above treeline, Valle Nevado is Chile’s most popular—and largest—ski resort, yet there are some key things about this impressive destination that remain undiscovered to North American skiers and snowboarders. To help educate you, we compiled a list of lesser-known facts about Valle Nevado. 1. The […]

Video: Mike Douglas breaks down the Whistler 2014-15 ski season 

Mike Douglas recaps the 2014-15 ski season at Whistler

Mike Douglas​ has lived in Whistler for 25 years because his own experience has proven that “this is one of the snowiest and bestest places to live, period.” The godfather of freeskiing recaps the variable 2014-15 winter in the video below, and he doesn’t give this ski season high marks. You would never know that Whistler had a strange […]

Tuckerman Ravine, a recreational history 

Tuckerman Ravine Hillman's Highway, Tuckerman Ravine Hellman's Highway

“Skiing down Tuckerman Ravine once is a fine experience,” deadpans Warren Miller, in his 1984 movie Ski Country, as a skier plummets perilously. “Skiing it twice is a dumb experience.” Miller was right in asserting that this famed New Hampshire backcountry route wasn’t for the faint of heart. Boasting pitches of 40 to 60 degrees, Tuckerman […]

Trip report: Breckenridge sweepstakes winner 

Imperial Express at Breckenridge

Editorial note: This blog post is part of a series showcasing our sweepstakes winners’ experiences on their grand prize ski trips. If you’re wondering if real skiers win our trip giveaways, here’s your answer!  In February 2015, we were on a quest to cure winter blues! We asked you to tell us what was ailing […]

A guide to Santiago, a colorful Chile ski-trip stopover 

Santiago

Whether you’re skiing at Valle Nevado or Portillo this summer, you’re going to be traveling through Chile’s bustling, colorful capital: Santiago. An interesting city that dates back to 1541, Santiago is a mixing pot of indigenous, Old World Spanish and contemporary cultures. Both seasoned globetrotters and first-time international travelers will find that Santiago and the […]

Where can you ski in May 2015? 

April 9 powder day at Snowbird

The IRS reported last week that this year’s average tax refund is $2,815. That’s a nice chunk of change to reinvest in your ski-happiness, and—if you’re seeking immediate gratification—you can still ski in May! This winter has had its ups and downs, but here are the ski resorts where you can still find great corn snow […]

Video: Closing Day fun in Jackson Hole | The Worker Wiggle 

Jackson Hole worker wiggle, Jackson Hole closing day

From the looks of the video below, the annual “Worker Wiggle” course at Jackson Hole enjoyed prime conditions over last weekend’s closing festivities. What’s this “Worker Wiggle” course, you ask? It all started in the mid ’90s when JHMR ski patroller “Big Wally” Mark Wolling set up evenly spaced black marking disks, aka “doingers,” in a […]

Trip Report: “Resolve to Ski Crested Butte” sweepstakes winner 

Crested Butte trip winner

Editorial note: This blog post is part of a series showcasing our sweepstakes winners’ experiences on their grand prize ski trips. If you’re wondering if real skiers win our trip giveaways, here’s your answer! Back in December 2014, we asked you to resolve to visit “the last great ski town in Colorado,” Crested Butte. Thousands of […]

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 […]