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Video: Whistler early season first tracks 

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Whistler Blackcomb has been posting some pretty impressive photos of early-season snowfall, and earlier this week, they released a video showing the true conditions on Blackcomb Glacier. Let’s just say, the snow doesn’t look like your typical stick-to-the-groomers first month of ski season… Before ski season starts, resorts often post wide-angle, panoramic shots of their snow-covered slopes […]

10/17/14: Where did it snow? 

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Last week was a big one for early-season snow! European ski resorts across the Alps received their first big snowfall, and North American ski resorts were prepping for big storms over the weekend. As we settle into Monday morning, here’s a recap of where the snow fell over the weekend and which ski resorts are […]

10/24/14: Where did it snow in the West? 

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The snow dances are paying off. A snow storm is moving across the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and parts of Colorado throughout the weekend. NOAA is reporting that Wyoming will likely reap the most benefits from the storm and could see up to six inches by Monday morning. Opensnow.com forecasters are […]

Ski resorts in the Alps receive first big snow 

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You’ve probably been asking the same question that has been on our minds: is it snowing in the Alps? Yes! Ski resorts across the Alps received their first major snow storm of the season. Flakes started to fall early Wednesday morning in the northeastern Alps, and the storm quickly tracked across Europe, passing through Switzerland and […]

5 Reasons to Book Your Ski Vacation Now 

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Whether you’ve got snow on the brain or not, it’s time to kick-start yourself into ski vacation planning gear, especially if you’re looking to save money on your next ski trip. Here’s five reasons why (as demonstrated by Game of Thrones memes): 1. Many early booking deals expire soon He who plans ahead, stays ahead. Many […]

Photos: New Snow at Ski Resorts 

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It’s a funny thing to be a skier or snowboarder. Our happiness is dependent one big factor that’s out of our control: weather.  Some might say that this reliance on unpredictable snow forecasts and actual snowfall shows that we all have a screw loose. However, if you’re hooked on skiing and snowboarding like we are, […]

September Snow: Twitter and Instagram photos of first dusting! 

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This is always an exciting time of year when the temperatures start to drop and evening rainstorms reveal snow-capped peaks in the morning. Long-range forecasts have been circulating (with lots of rumors and denials of an El Nino weather pattern), but this week, snow forecasters and ski resorts have starting to post actual new-snow photos […]

5 Ski Resorts With Reliable Early Season Snow 

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If you can’t wait for North America’s ski season to start, you’ll want to read about this! Not all snowy regions are created equal. Some ski resorts open earlier and have better early season conditions thanks to strong October storm tracks, higher elevations and superior snowmaking systems. Of course there’s no way to forecast where […]

17 Ski Resorts that Historically See Above-Average Snowfall during an El Nino Winter 

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South America has already experienced a couple of El Nino storms and we’ve been chomping at the bit to discover what’s in store for North America this winter. We’re happy to report that climatologists have determined that North America’s upcoming 2014/15 winter will be affected by El Nino. Here’s the latest from NOAA: “MOST STATISTICAL […]

2014 Ski Movie Trailers 

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Days are getting shorter. Mornings have a frosty bite. These signs can mean only one thing: it’s time for ski movie trailers! The major productions houses—like Teton Gravity Research, Matchstick Productions and Level 1—have dropped their ski movie trailers and induced a new season of cold-smoke dreams among skiers everywhere. When autumn officially hits, the […]

Atop the Jungfraujoch: Snow, Chocolate and… Tennis? 

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What do US ski racer Lindsey Vonn, Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer and the Alps have in common? They were all part of a surreal scene set up by Swiss chocolate makers Lindt & Sprüngli as part of the opening of Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven, a chocolate shop at the top of Europe. According to a […]

June snow in the Wasatch and Tetons 

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An unseasonable cold front moved through Utah and Wyoming over the last two days, dropping measurable June snow on Alta ski area and covering the peaks above Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Here are a few shots from Jackson Hole and Alta (with some great photos from the fine folks at SnoCru) as well as a […]