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 […]

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 […]