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Vacations

Top ski resorts for perfect corduroy 

Whistler corduroy

Each ski season shapes up differently with varying storm tracks and snowfall, and for those who don’t live in a ski resort, this unpredictability can cause a lot of pre-trip anxiety. The good news is ski resorts today have excellent grooming and snowmaking systems to ensure your skiing surface is predictably smooth and silky. While […]

5 reasons Aspen Snowmass is a great place to learn to ski 

Aspen Snowmass ski instructors provide mountain awareness.

First impressions are critical, which makes choosing the best ski resort when learning to ski that much more important. The whole experience, from finding the ski school meeting place and riding the chairlift for the first time to accomplishing your first turns, contributes to how much you will enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the long […]

7-day culinary ski trip in the Italian Alps 

Courmayeur, Mont Blanc, Monte Bianco, Courmayeur Italy

If you have been to all the major ski resorts time and time again and are looking for an out-of-the-box ski experience this winter, look no further than Danny Boome Gastronauts’ Italian Adventure, presented by Ski.com. This unique culinary ski trip to the Italian Alps combines skiing with wine tastings and cooking demonstrations with some […]

8 things we love about ski vacations 

Revelstoke Chris Rubens

With eight days left in 2014, we’re reflecting on all the things we love about ski vacations, from the giddy anticipation you feel prior to your trip to the powder-day payoffs. The act of packing up, traveling to your favorite ski resort and indulging in a few days of pure fun is why we do […]

Is there snow in the Alps? 

Snow in the Alps

Rumors of scant snow in Europe have been circulating, and news headlines have only increased the hype. However, recent reports—including updates from our own man on the ground—have verified that skiing conditions in the Alps are good! “We’re in good shape,” reported John Frasca, VP of international sales at Ski.com, who just returned from the French Alps. Frasca skied […]

12/15/14: Where did it snow last weekend? 

Beaver Creek snow, Beaver Creek snow storm, how much snow did Beaver Creek get?

If you’re at all like us (powder obsessed) and recently burned a pair of skis in a sacrificial bonfire to appease the Norse god of snow, Ullr, we’re happy to report that the offerings worked! A favorable amount of Western U.S. ski resorts saw about one to two feet of snow fall from late last week […]

Plans announced to link Canyons and PCMR to form largest U.S. ski resort 

Park City and Canyons linked, Park City Canyons gondola,

Vail Resorts recently announced its official plans to link Canyons with Park City Mountain Resort—which the corporation purchased earlier in fall 2014 for $182 million—to create the largest U.S. ski resort. Combined, the resorts would offer 7,300 acres of interconnected terrain, making the resorts second only to Whistler Blackcomb for  the title of largest ski resort in […]

5 days exploring North America’s No. 1 ski resort 

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Did you know? If you skied about 12 runs per day at Whistler Blackcomb and skied a new run every lift ride you could ski 16 days straight without skiing the same trail twice? A five-day Whistler Blackcomb ski vacation only touches the tip of the resort’s 8,171-acre iceberg, laundry list of activities and attractions, […]

7 tips for an affordable ski vacation 

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It’s probable that nobody has ever said a ski vacation is inexpensive. However, we all know that, for skiers and riders, going on an affordable ski vacation is about much more than just taking a vacation. To us, going skiing is part of who we are. Sliding on snow—or just being in the mountains for […]

What makes Whistler Blackcomb the No. 1 ski resort for 2014/15? 

The view of Black Tusk from Whistler Blackcomb is akin to some of the Alps most iconic peaks. pc: Destination BC/Randy Lincks

For a resort to land at the top of SKI magazine’s Reader’s Poll it has to be doing lots of things, well, perfectly. Whistler Blackcomb is nothing if not the world’s most well-rounded resort. But it goes beyond that. Sure, there’s a lot of options for every type of skier, diner, shopper, outdoor enthusiast, party-goer, family […]