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Who will fest the best at Breck Spring Fever 2016? 

Spring Fever Park Jam

It’s no secret that Breckenridge offers spring skiers great late-season conditions and an abundance of soul-warming, smile-producing Colorado sunshine. It’s definitely a top destination if great weather and fresh snow are high on your spring-skiing must-haves, but what makes Breckenridge exceptional during the spring is its month-long event and concert festival, Spring Fever. From March 18 […]

Spring skiing forecast for Western U.S. 

NOAA

El Niño is winding down, but that doesn’t mean less snow, according to Onthesnow.com Warm Pacific water temperatures, indicative of a strong El Niño event, peaked around Christmas, and resulted in above normal snowfall for many Western ski resorts. Now, El Niño is beginning to cool and normal snowfall is expected to return. This means areas […]

Which ski resorts have 300+ inches of snow? 

Revelstoke snowfall

For many skiers and riders, snow conditions play a big part in determining where they’ll go on their ski trip. Abundant cumulative totals typically translate to a good base and allow vacationers to decide their destination with confidence. Plus, ample snowfall often means an extended season, so it’s possible to squeeze in a last-minute, late-season […]

Videos: A collection of cute avalanche dogs + puppies 

Avi Dogs, Avy Dogs, Avalanche dogs, rescue dogs, avalanche rescue dogs Colorado

As cute as rescue dogs can be, they’re also highly critical to resorts’ avalanche rescue teams. When it comes to finding skiers and riders buried without beacons or transceivers on, avalanche dogs can be the difference between life and death. Thanks to their acute sense of smell and ability to cover ground spanning a football […]

13 don’t-miss Whistler spring events + experiences 

Sundays at Seppos

Photo: Blake Jorgenson/Whistler Blackcomb Whistler Blackcomb has received the most snowfall during the 2015-16 winter to date across Ski Country—322 inches! All the snow is shaping up to provide skiers and riders with stellar spring conditions, and there’s plenty of winter left to bestow even more snow on the biggest ski resort in North America. […]

Top 2016 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 […]

Why is there so much snow in Japan? 

Japan snow, Japan sea effect snow, Japan powder

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest and greatest ski and snowboard movies, you’ve probably noticed that more and more segments are being filmed in Japan. Sure, it’s exotic and not-your-average ski experience, but what’s the real reason these production companies are schlepping their gear to the far East? Snow! Lots and lots of […]

7 ski resorts with yoga classes 

When it comes to recovering from or preparing for a session on the slopes, nothing compares to the benefits of stretching and meditative breathing at the base—or summit—of a mountain. Yoga can help calm and focus the mind while improving strength and flexibility, advantages all skiers and riders can reap. From morning Yoga for Skiers […]

Top resorts for super bowl skiing 

bowl skiing in Breck

Photo: Daniel Milchev/Vail Resorts In celebration of the upcoming 50th NFL Super Bowl, we have highlighted our favorite stripe of bowls: the kind you ski down! Sure, our bowls may not come with record-breaking passes, exhilarating plays and bone-crushing hits, but bowl skiing is epic in its own way. Offering everything from open powder fields […]

5 reasons why March is the best time to learn to ski 

Buttermilk's Cliff House is a sun-basker's paradise. | Photo: Aspen Snowmass

Photo: Aspen Snowmass As skiers and riders, we know the first time on the snow is a monumental, defining moment. There’s a lot that goes into making your preliminary experience a good one, but the main assurances are having comfortable equipment rentals, an awesome instructor and ideal weather. You can have a good deal of […]

#BroncosNation has taken over Colorado Ski Country 

Aspen Snowmass Broncos

In solidarity for the Broncos in last Sunday’s AFC Championship game, a lot of Coloradan skiers and snowboarders donned their blue and orange duds and took to the slopes to schuss up some good juju for their beloved team. As fellow Coloradans, we’d like to think the good vibes carved up by the super fans […]

7 heli skiing myths debunked 

Telluride Helitrax

Photo: Whistler Heli-Skiing A heli trip is considered the pinnacle ski or snowboard experience. It’s a big deal! Think about it. You get to ride in a helicopter—which is awesome on its own—to hundreds of thousands of untouched acres of powder in awe-inspiring mountain settings. Since it’s the Big Kahuna of ski vacations, we understand […]