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Vacations

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 […]

Steamboat Ties Up The 40th Annual Cowboy Downhill 

Steamboat Cowboy Downhill

Yesterday marked the 40th edition of Steamboat’s Cowboy Downhill, the annual “ski rodeo” that celebrates the resort’s unique Western history and modern-day ski culture. Seventy-five professional rodeo cowboys and cowgirls traded their bulls and broncs for skis and snowboards in this legendary race series at the base of Mt. Werner. Events include the Dual Slalom […]

Where to ski in British Columbia 

Kicking Horse ski resort, Kicking Horse ski resort sunset, Kicking Horse British Columbia

Ski British Columbia It’s the stuff of legend and lore — a place where the snow falls for days, weeks and even an entire winter season without hardly letting up (and if it’s not snowing the temperatures are surprisingly mild), a place where jumping on a helicopter or snow cat is about as easy as hopping […]

A few of our favorite ski resorts to visit during the holidays 

Whistler Skiing Santa

Skiing or snowboarding is an excellent way to spend your holiday vacation — especially this year thanks to a lot of early season snow in both the Western U.S. and Europe. The Northeast has also just received some significant snowfall. Just about every ski resort goes out of their way to make the holidays a special […]

The best chairlifts, trams, funitels and funiculars at ski resorts worldwide 

The best chairlifts, trams, t-bars, funitels and more

Yes, the downhill rush is why we all love skiing and snowboarding, but these days a ski vacation can include some pretty exciting modes of transportation. Today we toast all the machines that move you up the mountain, from chairlifts and t-bars to trams, funitels and funiculars. Chairlifts   Surely you’ve ridden many chairlifts on […]

Many Western ski resorts see more than a foot of snow 

Crested Butte powder day, Crested Butte snow storm, Crested Butte snow

Generally speaking, December isn’t known to be a particularly snowy winter month, especially when compared to February or March, but we’re overjoyed that it’s shaping up to be just that. If you have a Rocky Mountain holiday ski vacation planned, or are considering on booking one (check out our deals), the odds of it being […]

Introducing TGR Travel, powered by Ski.com 

TGR Travel

As snowsports movie fanatics we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Jackson-hole based film production, Teton Gravity Research. Together, we’ve teamed up to bring all you adventurous skiers and snowboarders out there some exhilarating ski vacation packages, which include lodging, lift tickets as well as excursions and meals, in some cases. The guys—and gals— at TGR […]

The Banff Squirrel’s Answers | Oct. 21 

Banff Squirrel Snowboard Bomb

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Editor’s Note: The Banff Squirrel—best known for photobombing pictures in the park—heard the #BanffLocalLegends chatter and wanted to get in on the question-answering action. If you haven’t entered to win, visit the Ski.com Facebook page and ask your question! Why should […]

Breckenridge Peak 6 Expansion Means More Skiable Acres 

Breckenridge Peak 6

If you haven’t heard, there’s good news at Breckenridge for the 2013/14 ski season. In August 2012 Breckenridge received approval from the U.S. Forest Service to develop the area. After more than a year of installing lifts (two to be exact), cutting new trails (10) and building warming huts (two, one of which houses Ski […]