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A Jackson Hole Reunion with 400 Inches of Snow 

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Jackson Hole, Wyo. has always held a special place in my heart. It first started when my family vacationed there when I was about 14, continued with annual guys’ trips during my 20s and eventually led to me living there for a couple seasons. Though I’m lucky enough to travel all over the world to […]

Video: Massive Controlled Avalanche at Stevens Pass 

Stevens Pass controlled avalanche

We’re quite familiar with the danger of back-country skiing and snowboarding, and — like most snow-sports enthusiasts — we’ve witnessed the stories, the photos,  and the videos of the incredible destruction that’s possible when conditions align and massive avalanches occur. Stevens Pass, located in the Pacific Northwest, received more than 10 feet of snow in […]

Polar bear cub introduced to snow for the first time 

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Do you remember the first time you saw the mountains covered in pristine, white snow? Was it a bluebird day with the evergreen trees heavy with snow drifts? Did the air sparkle with crystalline snowflakes? Did you pack it together into a hand-shaped ball and toss it up in the air just to see how […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]