Vacation ideas

The best ski towns for dining in North America 

Ajax Tavern

For many travelers, enjoying good food in a new place is a hallmark of vacationing. Skiers and snowboarders who appreciate high-quality nosh don’t have to sacrifice their love of the mountains to their love of dining at these North American resorts: Aspen, CO Home to 100-plus restaurants and the Food & Wine classic for more […]

Who will fest the best at Breck Spring Fever 2016? 

Spring Fever Park Jam

It’s no secret that Breckenridge offers spring skiers great late-season conditions and an abundance of soul-warming, smile-producing Colorado sunshine. It’s definitely a top destination if great weather and fresh snow are high on your spring-skiing must-haves, but what makes Breckenridge exceptional during the spring is its month-long event and concert festival, Spring Fever. From March 18 […]

Top resorts for super bowl skiing 

bowl skiing in Breck

Photo: Daniel Milchev/Vail Resorts In celebration of the upcoming 50th NFL Super Bowl, we have highlighted our favorite stripe of bowls: the kind you ski down! Sure, our bowls may not come with record-breaking passes, exhilarating plays and bone-crushing hits, but bowl skiing is epic in its own way. Offering everything from open powder fields […]

7 heli skiing myths debunked 

Telluride Helitrax

Photo: Whistler Heli-Skiing A heli trip is considered the pinnacle ski or snowboard experience. It’s a big deal! Think about it. You get to ride in a helicopter—which is awesome on its own—to hundreds of thousands of untouched acres of powder in awe-inspiring mountain settings. Since it’s the Big Kahuna of ski vacations, we understand […]

Locals’ tips for a Crested Butte ski trip 

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One of the biggest contributions to Crested Butte’s self-proclaimed title as the “last great Colorado ski town,” is its locals. Friendly, eclectic and passionate for the outdoors and the local community, Crested Butte locals are always willing and happy to share their piece of paradise with visitors.  This welcoming spirit is why we had an […]

Vacation rental myths demystified 

Borders Lodge Beaver Creek

As we mentioned in a previous post about why you should consider a vacation rental, this home-away-from-home accommodation option is currently enjoying a resurgence of popularity across the world. With anything that enjoys widespread appeal, there can be a bit of misinformation around it. To help you navigate the realities of what you might be […]

5 reasons to consider a vacation rental for your next ski trip 

Lions Square Lodge at Vail

Vacation rentals are a classic accommodation making a resurgence across Ski Country and beyond, and for good reason. The perks of having a home-away-from-home on your ski vacation are plentiful, especially if you’re travelling with your family or a group of friends. To help you determine if a vacation rental is right for you, we […]

29 pieces of Telluride trivia 

Telluride trivia

In August, we presented 29 days of Telluride trivia, and if you follow us on social media, you’ve probably learned some interesting tidbits about this town’s storied history and incredible ski mountain. Each day that we presented a piece of trivia, we also invited you to enter to win a ski trip to see Telluride’s mountain […]

5 days in Telluride: A first-timer’s guide 

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Despite receiving high international acclaim and awards, like Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice “America’s Best Ski Resort” for the last three consecutive years, Telluride does not experience the skier volume that some of the other resorts in Colorado receive. Similar to Crested Butte, there’s a misunderstanding that Telluride is hard to get to. For locals […]

A first-timer’s guide to stand up paddle boarding in the mountains 

SUP Mt Sopris, Stand up paddleboard Roaring Fork River

Stand up paddle boarding, or SUP, is a highly popular water sport along coastal communities, but it’s also taking the High Country’s alpine lakes and rivers by storm and quickly becoming one of the most sought-after summer mountain activities. If you’re planning on visiting the mountains this summer, a SUP excursion is probably already on […]

Top 7 Western mountain towns for 4th of July fireworks 

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An enduring symbol of core U.S. values, the American West is still wild, bold and free, and this is especially true in mountain towns. We know from closing day shenanigans and annual spring events that ski towns really know how to throw a party. Celebrate the birth of America this year among “purple mountain majesties” at […]

Three adventures to add to your Portillo ski trip 

Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa

In addition to world-class skiing among spectacular Andean peaks, a Portillo ski vacation also provides opportunities for tack-on trips to unique regions. From Santiago’s Airport, which is just two hours from Portillo, you can easily hop on a regional flight to spectacular destinations, like Patagonia, the otherworldly Atacama Desert and the stunning Chiloé Archipelago. Conveniently, Portillo […]