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2014 Ski Movie Trailers 

ski movie trailers

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 […]

2013/14 Top Ski Resort Photos on Instagram 

top ski resort photos 13/14

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 […]

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 […]

Why we love snowboarders 

Breckenridge Freeway Terrain Park Snowboarding

We’re here to set the record straight once and for all. Our name may indicate that we cater to skiers, but that’s simply not the case. We have plenty of Mountain Vacation Specialists and staffers who are snowboarders, who can provide snowboarders with unique and important perspectives on ski resorts with the best terrain (and […]

Aspen/Snowmass to transform halfpipe into Red Bull Double Pipe 

Aspen Snowmass Double Pipe, Red Bull Double Pipe Course Rendering

This just in: Aspen/Snowmass along with Snow Park Technologies and Red Bull announced plans to deconstruct Buttermilk’s award-winning X Games Superpipe and transform it into side-by-side halfpipes, complete with rails, wallrides, channels and other unique features sprinkled throughout the custom built snow feature, according to the Aspen Skiing Company’s recent press release. Each halfpipe will […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

X Games to Stay in Aspen/Snowmass Through 2019 

2014 X Games Slopestyle Course Preview

Aspen/Snowmass received some big news yesterday – Winter X Games will remain in Aspen through 2019! Located in our backyard (literally!), Buttermilk has hosted this iconic action sports weekend for the last 13 years, and by the end of the extension, its run will have stretched to nearly two decades. Winter X Games attracts a […]

This 2-year-old snowboards AND skis! 

two-year-old snowboards and skis

Last month, we posted a video of a little girl who could be the youngest snowboarder ever. Ava Marie started shredding Mammoth Mountain’s bunny slopes in her pink onsie at 18 months. But yesterday, we found out that this little lady has some competition. Professional freeskier and film editor Eric Pollard’s two-year-old daughter is a […]

Last chance! Enter to win a cat skiing trip 

Enter to win Ski.com's cat skiing trip

UPDATE: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! There are only a few days left to enter to win our cat skiing trip at Red Mountain Resort with Big Red Cats! We’ve mailed thousands of stickers, and we’ve received some great photo submissions so far. These folks who submitted the […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. Snowboarding Olympic Hopefuls 

We can’t really mention the U.S. Snowboarding Team without mentioning the luminary Shaun White. Riding out of Lake Tahoe’s Northstar, Shaun has been competing in snowboarding in the Olympics and other world-class events for longer than some of his newer competitors have been snowboarding. And he’s really still that good. Consistently landing gravity- and mind-defying […]

U.S. Olympic Hopefuls 

Olympic Hopefuls, 2014 Sochi Olympic Hopefuls, 2014 US Freeskiing, 2014 US Snowboarding, 2014 US Ski Team

With the 2014 Winter Olympics quickly approaching everyone is anxious to see who will be representing the U.S. in the Winter Games. It’s a very exciting time for snowsports enthusiasts. Many of the athletes, like snowboarding’s Shaun White, of Northstar, Calif., and alpine racing’s Lindsey Vonn, of Vail, Colo., we’ve watched accumulate medals year after year, […]