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Vacations

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? 

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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 

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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 […]

5 Reasons to Book Your Ski Vacation Now 

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Whether you’ve got snow on the brain or not, it’s time to kick-start yourself into ski vacation planning gear, especially if you’re looking to save money on your next ski trip. Here’s five reasons why (as demonstrated by Game of Thrones memes): 1. Many early booking deals expire soon He who plans ahead, stays ahead. Many […]

See the #BCDreamcatcher Submissions 

Backcountry skiing, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

In September, we asked people to cast their ski-trip dreams into our #BCDreamcatcher sweepstakes for a chance to win one of three British Columbia ski vacations. We received thousands of #BCDreamcatcher submissions, many which are showcased below. For those who entered to win before Sept. 30, they had high hopes their ski-trip dream could become a […]

10 awesome reasons to visit British Columbia this winter 

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From bustling, beautiful and culturally diverse Vancouver and all the amazing, year-round coastal activities (like whale watching and kayaking) to Whistler Blackcomb‘s majestic Garibaldi mountains that seem to rise right out of the ocean and the famed snow in the Kootenay Powder Triangle, the list of reasons to visit British Columbia this winter is truly […]

5 Ski Resorts With Reliable Early Season Snow 

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If you can’t wait for North America’s ski season to start, you’ll want to read about this! Not all snowy regions are created equal. Some ski resorts open earlier and have better early season conditions thanks to strong October storm tracks, higher elevations and superior snowmaking systems. Of course there’s no way to forecast where […]