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2013/14 Top Ski Resort Photos on Instagram 

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It’s that time of year. The time when we look back longingly on another great ski season. We know we can speak for many when we say we enjoyed our share of deep powder days, sun-blessed groomer cruisin’ afternoons and laughable end-of-season antics. With hundreds of unforgettable experiences this winter, it was hard to decide […]

It’s Tuckerman Ravine Season 

Spring skiing at Tuckerman Ravine

On spring weekends with good weather, hundreds – sometimes thousands – of skiers flock to Tuckerman Ravine, New Hampshire. This famous backcountry area is situated on the slopes of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, and has some of the steepest terrain anywhere in North America with sustained pitches ranging from 40 to […]

Skiing Chamonix’s Vallée Blanche 

Vallee Blanche hike

Regarded as one of the most iconic off-piste descents in the Alps, the Vallée Blanche is a 20-kilometer tour across an expansive glacier surrounded by truly spectacular Alpine scenery. On a trip to Chamonix during the last week of March, we skied the famed valley on a bluebird day with more than two feet of new […]

Longest Lift-Served Vertical Descents at North American Ski Resorts 

Big Sky Resort provides a big amount of vert at 4.350 feet.

1. Revelstoke, B.C. Boasting an incredible 5,620 feet of continuous lift-served vertical in North America, Revelstoke takes the cake for longest vertical descent. This British Columbia ski resort is also renowned as a vortex for snow storms. Just think. Longest vertical and deepest snow…       2. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C. Holding the North American […]

The U.S. Olympic Team has gone to the dogs 

Gus Kenworthy and Lindsey Jacobellis Adopt Stray Sochi Puppies

Podium or not, two U.S. Olympians have won our hearts for their kindness towards animals. U.S. Boardercross-athlete Lindsey Jacobellis has just joined U.S. Slopestyle Skiing silver-medalist Gus Kenworthy as Olympians who are attempting to adopt homeless Sochi puppies. Kenworthy, of Telluride, Colo. found a litter of four puppies and a mother dog during his stay […]

No #sochiproblems Here: Accommodations fit for an Olympian 

Montage Spa Indoor Pool

There’s been a lot of buzz in the social media world surrounding unfinished building projects in Sochi, so much so that the hashtag #sochiproblems has become one of the most popular Olympic social media trends. From incorrectly assembled toilet stalls and seats to faulty doors, the media covering the Games have been particularly sharp to […]

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Guide 

Lots of snow in Crested Butte

This past weekend Ski.com’s marketing department along with a handful of Mountain Vacation Specialists, who had not yet visited Crested Butte or had not been there in some time, attended a “familiarization” trip to the renowned Colorado ski town. We were blessed with an incredible 23 inches of snow in less than 48 hours, receiving free […]

Who’s wearing what? A preview of the best Olympic team uniforms 

Hubertus von Hohenlohe designed the Mariachi racing suit he will compete in the Slalom event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

The Olympic Opening Ceremony is very possibly the world’s biggest runway. What athletes wear during the Opening Ceremony and during competition is always a subject of interest. These uniforms represent both the countries and the athletes wearing them, yet they must also meet the functional demands of the athlete’s sport. Many world-renowned designers and their […]

Where’s the best snow right now? 

Big Sky powder day

From Polar Vortexes to ice storms in the Deep South, winter weather has topped news headlines throughout January and early February. Luckily for us skiers and snowboarders, inclement weather doesn’t mean headaches; it means powder days! Here’s the inside track on which regions have reaped the rewards of back-to-back snow storms in early 2014: Colorado Ski […]

Poll: Which skiing/snowboarding Olympic event are you most excited for? 

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The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are just around the corner and as diehard snowsports fans we couldn’t be more excited to see what’s in store for the world’s best winter athletes. Preliminary qualification rounds for Snowboarding, Freestyle Skiing and Figure Skating begin tomorrow February 6 and full, day-time TV coverage begins Saturday, February 8. […]