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Jan. 31 Storm Totals: which resorts scored the best powder days? 

Aspen powder day

This week’s snow storm was one for the record books, dishing out powder days across the West. Tahoe ski resorts finally received some serious snowfall; Utah, Montana and Wyoming  resorts racked up a foot or more; and several Colorado resorts reported more than two feet of snowfall in 24 hours. In an effort to share […]

Aspen/Snowmass: This Season in Photos 

Sunset on the final day of Aspen X Games 2014

We love Aspen/Snowmass dearly. Heck, nearly all of us at Ski.com call this beautiful valley our home. While we could wax poetic about all the wonderful things Aspen/Snowmass offers and the amazing snowfall we’ve experienced during the 2013/2014 ski season, sometimes it’s better to let the place speak for itself. Scroll down to see the […]

Best Ski Resorts for Romance 

Telluride's Alpino Vino is one of the best places to clink glasses with your darling. pc: Telluride Resort

There’s nothing more romantic — at least in our opinions — than heading to the mountains for a high alpine respite with your dearest. A romantic ski trip provides couples with privacy they can’t experience on other vacations, plus, a laundry list of winter activities to experience side-by-side and, of course, plenty of opportunities to cozy up to […]

X Games to Stay in Aspen/Snowmass Through 2019 

2014 X Games Slopestyle Course Preview

Aspen/Snowmass received some big news yesterday – Winter X Games will remain in Aspen through 2019! Located in our backyard (literally!), Buttermilk has hosted this iconic action sports weekend for the last 13 years, and by the end of the extension, its run will have stretched to nearly two decades. Winter X Games attracts a […]

This 2-year-old snowboards AND skis! 

two-year-old snowboards and skis

Last month, we posted a video of a little girl who could be the youngest snowboarder ever. Ava Marie started shredding Mammoth Mountain’s bunny slopes in her pink onsie at 18 months. But yesterday, we found out that this little lady has some competition. Professional freeskier and film editor Eric Pollard’s two-year-old daughter is a […]

Last chance! Enter to win a cat skiing trip 

Enter to win Ski.com's cat skiing trip

UPDATE: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! There are only a few days left to enter to win our cat skiing trip at Red Mountain Resort with Big Red Cats! We’ve mailed thousands of stickers, and we’ve received some great photo submissions so far. These folks who submitted the […]

Best Snow Tubing Hills 

Tubing at Copper, Copper Mountain Snow Tubing

Whether you’re a non-skier/snowboarder or you’re just looking to experience the excitement of gliding downhill in a different way, snow tubing is a thrilling winter activity. There are many ski resorts in North America with tubing hills, and all of them are sure to put a smile on your face, but if we could choose […]

One of the most interesting 2014 Sochi Olympic trailers 

BBC Official Trailer for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Whoa! The 2014 #winterolympicsarecoming. While watching the BBC’s recently released Official—and quite dramatic—Trailer for the upcoming Sochi Games, we felt like we were somewhere over The Wall in the HBO series Game of Thrones—or perhaps Lord of the Rings’s Middle Earth. Either way, it put a chill of excitement up our spines for the quickly […]

Would you drop into Jackson Hole’s Corbet’s Couloir? 

Jackson Hole's Corbet's Couloir

Jackson Hole’s Corbet’s Couloir opened on Saturday, Jan. 11 just in time for JH Steep and Deep Camp participants’ final exam – dropping into the famed expert chute. We’ve had some friendly debate at Ski.com about whether or not our staffers would actually stand on the edge and drop in. We know of a few […]

New Snow Inspires New Resolutions at Big Sky Resort 

Big Sky ski resort

Our friends at  Big Sky Resort started 2014 with amazing ski conditions. They’ve had new snow in the first 8 out of 10 days of the year, and the seven-day storm total is up to 22 inches with 17 inches in the last 48 hours. If you’ve experienced pristine snow across Big Sky and Moonlight Basin, which […]

New Year, new snow for the Alps 

Fresh snow in St. Moritz, St. Moritz ski trip, St. Moritz ski vacation

The  new year has brought new snow for the Alps. European resorts have been experiencing a good start to winter with several snow storms between Christmas and last weekend.  Base depths already approaching 100 inches of snow. Much of the Alps were blessed with six to 10 inches last weekend—Swiss ski resorts Saas Fee and […]

U.S. Ski Team Olympic Hopefuls 

Lindsey Vonn Women's Winternational

Although it’s still remains unclear if  the U.S. Ski Team’s top alpine racer Lindsey Vonn, 29, of Vail, Colo., who boasts 17 World Cup globes, will be able to compete in the Olympics after sustaining yet another knee injury while training at Copper Mountain, the team has a full roster of competitors (both veteran and […]

U.S. Freeskiing Olympic Hopefuls 

The upcoming Winter Olympic games marks the first time that Freeskiing—not to be confused with Freestyle—is a sanctioned sport. Like Snowboarding, Freeskiing will include Halfpipe and Slopestyle events. If you’ve followed the X Games or the Dew Tour events over the years, you’re sure to see some familiar faces on prime time broadcast of the […]

U.S. Snowboarding Olympic Hopefuls 

We can’t really mention the U.S. Snowboarding Team without mentioning the luminary Shaun White. Riding out of Lake Tahoe’s Northstar, Shaun has been competing in snowboarding in the Olympics and other world-class events for longer than some of his newer competitors have been snowboarding. And he’s really still that good. Consistently landing gravity- and mind-defying […]

U.S. Olympic Hopefuls 

Olympic Hopefuls, 2014 Sochi Olympic Hopefuls, 2014 US Freeskiing, 2014 US Snowboarding, 2014 US Ski Team

With the 2014 Winter Olympics quickly approaching everyone is anxious to see who will be representing the U.S. in the Winter Games. It’s a very exciting time for snowsports enthusiasts. Many of the athletes, like snowboarding’s Shaun White, of Northstar, Calif., and alpine racing’s Lindsey Vonn, of Vail, Colo., we’ve watched accumulate medals year after year, […]

A few of our favorite ski resorts to visit during the holidays 

Whistler Skiing Santa

Skiing or snowboarding is an excellent way to spend your holiday vacation — especially this year thanks to a lot of early season snow in both the Western U.S. and Europe. The Northeast has also just received some significant snowfall. Just about every ski resort goes out of their way to make the holidays a special […]