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Many Western ski resorts see more than a foot of snow 

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Generally speaking, December isn’t known to be a particularly snowy winter month, especially when compared to February or March, but we’re overjoyed that it’s shaping up to be just that. If you have a Rocky Mountain holiday ski vacation planned, or are considering on booking one (check out our deals), the odds of it being […]

Europe ski resorts see early season snowfall, too 

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We just can’t stop smiling over here at the Ski.com offices. The good news just keeping pouring in. There’s  even more early season snowfall and resort openings, but this time it’s across the pond. Our neighbors in Europe have also been experiencing heavy autumn snow storms. Higher Alpine ski areas such as Verbier, Zermatt, Val Thorens, […]

Another snow storm hits Western U.S., more ski resorts open 

Telluride gondola, Telluride snow, Telluride snow storm

It just keeps getting better and better. We are absolutely thrilled that the 2013-14 season is already tee-ing up to be a good one for snowfall—and widespread, early ski resort openings. Most of the West and Northwest U.S. mountains are already blanketed in what looks like mid-January levels of snow, and yet another snow storm […]

Introducing TGR Travel, powered by Ski.com 

TGR Travel

As snowsports movie fanatics we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Jackson-hole based film production, Teton Gravity Research. Together, we’ve teamed up to bring all you adventurous skiers and snowboarders out there some exhilarating ski vacation packages, which include lodging, lift tickets as well as excursions and meals, in some cases. The guys—and gals— at TGR […]

Rockered Ski Technology Explained 

Powder Turn Rocker

As you’ve probably noticed on the slopes the last couple of years, rockered skis are in. Really in. This winter you’ll be hard-pressed to find a ski that doesn’t have some blend of rocker and camber, and there’s a good reason for that. No matter what the performance level or intended use, the right blend […]

Winter hits Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows 

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We hope you’re as psyched as we are to hear the news that Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows were blessed with nearly a foot of snow last night. This is good news for opening day at Squaw, which is scheduled for November 27, 2013. Alpine Meadows is set to open December 13, 2013. If this […]

The Banff Squirrel’s Answers | Oct. 21 

Banff Squirrel Snowboard Bomb

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Editor’s Note: The Banff Squirrel—best known for photobombing pictures in the park—heard the #BanffLocalLegends chatter and wanted to get in on the question-answering action. If you haven’t entered to win, visit the Ski.com Facebook page and ask your question! Why should […]

Breckenridge Peak 6 Expansion Means More Skiable Acres 

Breckenridge Peak 6

If you haven’t heard, there’s good news at Breckenridge for the 2013/14 ski season. In August 2012 Breckenridge received approval from the U.S. Forest Service to develop the area. After more than a year of installing lifts (two to be exact), cutting new trails (10) and building warming huts (two, one of which houses Ski […]

Specialist Speak: A Park City Ski Vacation 

Groomer skiing at Canyons

By Mountain Vacation Specialist Ellie Muller Not sure where you want to ski?  You want to fly into a major airport, but you don’t want to spend the other half of your day sitting on a shuttle to get to your resort? Park City  is just the place for you!  Only 45 minutes from Utah’s Salt […]

European Resorts Open for Summer Skiing 

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Thanks to a cooler spring and record-breaking snowfall totals this winter, several of Europe’s ski resorts have reopened glacier summer skiing and snowboarding recently, among them: Alpe d’Huez, Cortina, Zermatt and most recently, Verbier. Italy’s Cortina, which is connected to the Switzerland’s Zermatt ski resort, opened two weekends ago, and was followed the week after by […]

Announcing Our #Goggletan Photo Contest Winners! 

#goggletan photo contest winners

To begin, we’d like to thank everyone who participated in our “There’s a Better Way to Keep Your #goggletan” photo contest. The outpouring of creative and fun-loving submissions we received and the number of votes cast on Facebook were a testament to the love we all share for this sport and culture, even during the […]

Valle Nevado Photo Contest Finalists Announced! 

Valle Nevado Photo Contest

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! The “There’s a Better Way to Keep Your #goggletan” photo contest submission period has officially ended and all we can say is… wow! From mowing the lawn in skis to hitchhiking in your birthday suit, your impressively creative submissions blew […]

Last chance: enter to win a ski vacation to Valle Nevado! 

Ski.com's Photo Contest: there's a better way to keep your #goggletan

There’s only one week left to enter to win a ski vacation to Valle Nevado, Chile! Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! If you’re tuned into our social media channels, you’ve probably seen tons of goofy photos of people wearing goggles with no snow to be found. […]

Aspen/Snowmass Opens for Memorial Day Skiing 

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This is no prank. If you’ve already relegated your skis or board to the closet, or attic, it’s time to dust em’ off  for one more ride. Aspen/Snowmass is really opening for Memorial Day skiing! In fact, it’ll be open the whole weekend, Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27, 2013. The resort announced its […]

Ski.com’s Summer Photo Contest: show us how you keep your #goggletan! 

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! We’re excited to announce our new photo contest! Even though lifts have stopped running at most destinations in North America doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your hard-earned goggle tan! We want to help one lucky […]

Aerial Views of Colorado Ski Resorts 

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If you’re lucky enough to fly over the Rocky Mountains on a clear winter day, the views of Colorado ski resorts are spectacular. Earlier this week, one Ski.com staffer traveled back from Denver to our headquarters in Aspen and snapped some photos of Keystone, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. The typical westbound flight path from Denver […]