Vacation ideas

Mountain bike parks in North America open for summer 

Downhill Mountain Bike Resorts, Downhill Mountain Biking, Snowmass biking, Snowmass trails, Snowmass Valhalla

Chances are if you enjoy the mountains in the winter, you’re going to be blown away in the summer. Just imagine, snow-capped peaks set to brilliant fields of colorful wildflowers. Pretty dreamy, huh? In that same vein of thought, if you’re a fan of zooming down mountains in the winter, than you’re going to fall […]

Ski resorts open trails for summer 

mountain biking at ski resorts

Over the next three weeks many ski resorts will open their summer mountain biking and hiking trails. There’s no better way to beat the summer lowland heat than heading up to the crisp mountain air. A summer vacation to your favorite ski resorts is a great option, especially if you’re looking for a full docket of outdoor […]

A guide to Santiago, a colorful Chile ski-trip stopover 

Santiago

Whether you’re skiing at Valle Nevado or Portillo this summer, you’re going to be traveling through Chile’s bustling, colorful capital: Santiago. An interesting city that dates back to 1541, Santiago is a mixing pot of indigenous, Old World Spanish and contemporary cultures. Both seasoned globetrotters and first-time international travelers will find that Santiago and the […]

Trip Report: “Resolve to Ski Crested Butte” sweepstakes winner 

Crested Butte trip winner

Editorial note: This blog post is part of a series showcasing our sweepstakes winners’ experiences on their grand prize ski trips. If you’re wondering if real skiers win our trip giveaways, here’s your answer! Back in December 2014, we asked you to resolve to visit “the last great ski town in Colorado,” Crested Butte. Thousands of […]

Comparing Chile’s iconic ski resorts: Valle Nevado and Portillo 

50 lifts, 100 trails and 7,000 acres make up Valle Nevado's Three Valleys ski area | Photo: Morten, Valle Nevado

To a North America skier, a Chilean ski vacation is otherworldly. Ski resorts are set high in the Andes, above treeline and surrounded by dramatic ridge lines where condors hover and sunsets splash vibrant hues against snowfields. If you’re considering a Chilean ski vacation, read this guide comparing two of the most iconic ski resorts: Valle Nevado […]

Top 8 winter ailments and their spring-skiing remedies 

Part of Steamboat's Springalicious festival, the Cardboard Classic is a quirky competition that is as much fun to watch as it is to participate.  | 
Photo: Larry Pierce/Steamboat

In Ski.com’s quest to cure the winter blues, we polled skiers and found that those who haven’t enjoyed enough turns this season suffer from a myriad of winter ailments. Ranging from dry skin to taxes, deprived skiers lodged thousands of seasonal complaints. Overall, skiers report they are working too much, skiing too little and not ready for the season to […]

Telluride superlatives | two sunny days in the San Juans 

Telluride ski resort

Most of us skiers and snowboarders have a favorite ski resort that ticks all the boxes. Whether it’s top-ten destination or just our hometown hill, we use these favorite ski resorts to compare all other experiences against. Telluride tops my list as “the best” ski resort in many categories. After spending a sunny weekend in the San […]

Perfect storm on Powder Highway: new snow, cheap gas + strong U.S. $ 

Powder Highway

For U.S. residents, the time is nigh to make that trip to interior British Columbia’s snow-magnet region, the Powder Highway. It seems the perfect combination of a lot of new snow, a beneficial exchange rate and low oil prices have aligned to make it a great time to go on a ski trip to Canada. Within […]

5 days in Breckenridge: A spring break guide 

Breckenridge Peak 6

If you are sick of shoveling snow and putting up with bitter cold temps and gray skies, it’s time you booked a ski trip to Breckenridge, Colorado, the spring break capitol of Ski Country. During the months of March and April, Breckenridge is the ultimate destination for skiers and snowboarders seeking warm sunshine, great late-season […]

5 days in Aspen Snowmass: A first-timer’s guide 

Beginner's Magic Snowmass, Elk Camp Meadows, beginner skiing

Few ski destinations deliver extraordinary experiences for every stripe of skier and snowboarder, but Aspen Snowmass, a single resort with four ski areas accessible via one lift ticket, does just that. While more experienced skiers and snowboarders tend to flock to Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass are the perfect areas for beginners […]

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 […]