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Top spas in Ski Country 

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By Morgan Tilton When we choose an incredible mountain location for a winter vacation—like the Tetons, Wasatch Range or Colorado’s Rocky Mountains—it can be hard to slow down and relax when the terrain and conditions are simply too good to be true. To offset the physical demands of travel and outdoor play, a spa date […]

Best après-ski with a view 

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By Morgan Tilton Beyond the altitude, frigid temperatures, and an icy cocktail or brew, high mountain views are truly what take our breath away. Here are five of the best après-ski panoramas to behold at ski resorts around the Rockies in the Western U.S. Telluride The old mining town of Telluride, CO sits at an […]

New uphilling policies at North American ski resorts 

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By Morgan Tilton More snow resorts are permitting pre-chairlift crowds to ski uphill—does that sound bizarre? Uphilling—also called “skinning”—is cross-country travel on skis or a splitboard with the goal of climbing up and going down (Note: ski touring is traversing outside of ski area boundaries). The activity has long been a part of European ski […]

7 awesome hot springs in Ski Country 

7 awesome hot springs in Ski Country

By Morgan Tilton The only thing better than a powder day is waking up with fresh ski legs for round two. From British Columbia and Alberta to the Wild West, here are some soaking pools that make the top of the list for post-ski therapy. Miette Hot Springs Tucked in Alberta’s Jasper National Park, Miette […]

The most popular ski vacations of 2017 

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Like a snowflake, each ski season is unique. It snows more in some places than others, exchange rates make certain destinations cheaper for certain citizens, companies buy new resorts, a new multi-resort pass is offered, or some other new, cool feature or trail is added, etc. All these factors affect skier visits to particular destinations […]

October snow blankets the West 

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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 […]

A guide to the Park City Canyons connection 

Park City Canyons connection

Two of Utah’s most iconic ski resorts—Park City and Canyons—were linked at the start of the 2015-16 ski season by an interconnect gondola, and the ski area is now the largest in the United States with 7,300 acres of terrain. Beyond the physical link, Park City and Canyons now operates as one resort, offering a […]

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 […]

Utah Snow Report: Still Winter! 

An April 1 storm dropped a foot of snow on resorts across Utah, delivering mid-winter conditions and a welcome snow report! Park City Mountain Resort was the big winner with 15 inches, but Alta, Solitude and Canyons all broke the 12-inch mark. There are still a few weeks left to enjoy some spring powder, so check […]