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The 2016-17 ski season has started 

Lake Louise snowmaking guru Matt Dunphy is hard at working prepping for opening day on Nov. 10 | Photo: P. Fournier, Lake Louise Ski Resort on Oct. 21, 2016

We made it! After a long summer and a variable fall, where some resorts received record-breaking snowfall and some leaned on advanced snowmaking technologies to lay winter’s foundation, we can finally say: ski season has started! Read on to learn about which ski resorts are open, are about to open, or have record-setting early-season snow. Killington opens […]

October snow blankets the West 

Photo: Grand Targhee

We’re just five days into October and winter has already arrived at many Western U.S. ski resorts. On Monday and Tuesday, a storm system brought cold temperatures and snow for high elevation regions across Montana, Wyoming and Utah, dropping up to a foot at some resorts. More snowfall is expected in the coming days. Jackson Hole is […]

September snow at ski resorts across the West 

Copper Mountain woke up to a beautiful dusting on Sept. 15. | Photo: Mike Looney, Copper Mountain taken on Sept. 15, 2016.

Sept. 1 was the first day of meteorological autumn, and we are already feeling the weather cool down and seeing a delicate dusting of our beloved mountain peaks. A series of autumn storms swept across the Western U.S. earlier this week. According to Meteorologist Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, snow levels dropped to 10,000-11,000 feet because the showers fell […]

The most popular ski vacations of 2015 


Ski.com provides ski customized vacations to 120 resorts worldwide, but our clients clearly have a few favorites. Read on to see the top 10 most popular destinations booked in 2015 to be skied this season and learn why these ski resorts are so well-loved. Top 10 most popular ski vacations of 2015 1. Snowmass With its […]

Big storm delivers white Christmas to ski resorts across the West 

Big storm brings white Christmas to ski resorts

If you’re headed to a ski resort in the West over the holidays, you’re in for some great skiing. Storms have fortified snowpacks and continue to drop new snow at ski resorts in the Western U.S. Many Canadian ski resorts have surpassed 100 inches of snow this season, with standouts like Whistler Blackcomb and Revelstoke […]

Our 50 favorite Jackson Hole moments 

50 Jackson Hole Moments

In celebration of Jackson Hole’s 50th anniversary season, we have been querying people about their favorite Jackson Hole moments (past and future) and posting the top 50. Those who have submitted a #JHMoment are entered to win a ski trip to partake in the celebrations during this landmark season. Ski.com Mountain Vacation Specialists love Jackson Hole, […]

Best of: Jackson Hole’s groomers 

Intermediates will find that they can spend the whole day lapping runs off the Casper lift and find something new every run.  | Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole has a reputation as the last ski stronghold for those who dare to let it ride. What many don’t know, however, is that it is also a haven for intermediates and groomer lovers. This is largely due to 40 percent of the terrain being blue and recent intermediate-friendly terrain upgrades. Don’t believe us? […]

September snow at 5 ski resorts in the Western U.S. 

September snow Jackson Hole

Last week we saw the first flakes fall in Canada, and this week, ski resorts in the Western U.S. received their first snowfall of the season. Squaw Valley documented flurries starting to stick on the slopes, and, while Jackson Hole’s peaks were concealed in the clouds, the snow-frosted tram revealed that conditions at Corbet’s Cabin were […]

Top 7 Western mountain towns for 4th of July fireworks 

Fourth of July Park City, 4th of July Park City

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 […]

Experience the best summer activities at these 9 resorts 

Jackson Hole summer, summer in Jackson Hole

Summer in the mountains is just as action-packed and fun-filled as it is when blanketed in winter’s white stuff. For this reason, an increased number of ski resorts are investing in providing a venue for and access to warm-weather mountain activities. To help you experience the cream of the crop, we compiled a list of […]

Video: Closing Day fun in Jackson Hole | The Worker Wiggle 

Jackson Hole worker wiggle, Jackson Hole closing day

From the looks of the video below, the annual “Worker Wiggle” course at Jackson Hole enjoyed prime conditions over last weekend’s closing festivities. What’s this “Worker Wiggle” course, you ask? It all started in the mid ’90s when JHMR ski patroller “Big Wally” Mark Wolling set up evenly spaced black marking disks, aka “doingers,” in a […]

Video: Corbet’s Couloir, a day on the edge 

Jackson Hole Corbet's Couloir

Here’s a treat for your Wednesday: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort just posted a hilarious video documenting some first-timers dropping into Corbet’s Couloir. Complete with witty commentary a la “Wipeout” and some pretty epic crashes, this video shows what the typical Jackson Hole visitor experiences when considering a Corbet’s drop. Watch Corbet’s Couloir: A Day on the […]