Skiing Chamonix’s Vallée Blanche 

Vallee Blanche hike

Regarded as one of the most iconic off-piste descents in the Alps, the Vallée Blanche is a 20-kilometer tour across an expansive glacier surrounded by truly spectacular Alpine scenery. On a trip to Chamonix during the last week of March, we skied the famed valley on a bluebird day with more than two feet of new […]

Specialist Speak: Why you should vacation at Crested Butte 

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

By Laurel Ann Nelson Mountain Vacation Specialist From the first time I visited Crested Butte I fell in love and wanted to move there!  I didn’t realize that true ski towns like this still existed!  It reminded me of skiing as a kid with its quaint style and charm – but with an exciting nightlife […]

Ski Resorts Extend 2013/14 Ski Season 

Aspen Mountain Extends 2013/14 Ski Season

It’s hard for anyone to deny that the 2013/14 ski season has been exceptional. We started with a tirade of big, early season storms and then it never really stopped. Here in the Colorado Rockies, we’ve seen multiple snow storm accumulations in the foot to two-feet range. Recently, most North American ski resorts, especially Lake Tahoe, […]

Top Ski Resort Hot Tubs and Pools 

With three waterfall treatment spas, an indoor mineral pool, outdoor pool and outdoor spa tub, the Fairmont Banff Springs offers a one-of-a-kind hot tubbing experience. pc: Jessika Hunter

There’s nothing like slipping into the warm, comforting waters of a hot tub or heated pool after an active, full day on the slopes. Whether you enjoy soaking while snowflakes cool your face and put on a dazzling display of winter’s beauty or relaxing in the late afternoon spring sun, a hot tub session is […]

A Jackson Hole Reunion with 400 Inches of Snow 

fresh snow Jackson Hole, powder day Jackson Hole, 100 inches snow Jackson Hole 22 days

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 […]

A Romantic Mini Moon at the Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch 

Mini Moon at Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch at Beaver Creek, CO

On June 8, 2013 I was lucky enough to marry my favorite skiing partner in our hometown of Aspen, Colorado. While we planned on taking an extended honeymoon in Europe a few months later, we also needed to get away for a few days immediately after the big day to decompress before getting back to real […]

No #sochiproblems Here: Accommodations fit for an Olympian 

Montage Spa Indoor Pool

There’s been a lot of buzz in the social media world surrounding unfinished building projects in Sochi, so much so that the hashtag #sochiproblems has become one of the most popular Olympic social media trends. From incorrectly assembled toilet stalls and seats to faulty doors, the media covering the Games have been particularly sharp to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]