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Banff + Lake Louise

5 Days in Banff Lake Louise: a first-timer’s guide

Banff, Alberta is a soul-stirring place to visit. Here, the Canadian Rockies rise sharply to soaring heights and form a dramatic landscape as far as the eye can see. If that wasn’t enough, the many ...

Banff, Alberta is a soul-stirring place to visit. Here, the Canadian Rockies rise sharply to soaring heights and form a ...

2015-16: A ski season in photos

As green grass and flowers continue to poke through the melting snow snow in Ski Country, we can no longer pretend that spring isn't here. We've been through the all the stages of denial (anger, barga...

As green grass and flowers continue to poke through the melting snow snow in Ski Country, we can no longer pretend that ...

Canadian Dollar drops to 12-year low

What does the price of oil and demand in China have to do with skiing? If you're a powder hound, it means your Canadian ski vacation just a got more affordable! The Canadian Dollar dropped to a 12-yea...

What does the price of oil and demand in China have to do with skiing? If you're a powder hound, it means your Canadian ...

Ski resorts announce early opening days

With back-to-back storms streaming across North America, we've seen a flurry of early-opening announcements. The latest U.S. ski resort to announce an early opening day is our backyard ski area, Aspen...

With back-to-back storms streaming across North America, we've seen a flurry of early-opening announcements. The latest ...

Videos: 3 resorts open for the season

Over the weekend, three of our favorite ski resorts cranked up their chairlifts and opened their runs for skiers and snowboarders! Keystone opened for the season on Nov. 6 with an 18-inch base at mid...

Over the weekend, three of our favorite ski resorts cranked up their chairlifts and opened their runs for skiers and sno...

Winter’s first big storm hits ski resorts across West

While you turned back your clocks last weekend, winter's first big storm started to move across the West, bringing snow to Canada, California, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado.  Scroll down to see sto...

While you turned back your clocks last weekend, winter's first big storm started to move across the West, bringing sno...

2015-16 opening dates at top North American resorts

As temps begin to drop and more first snow storms are seen across North America (including one that's currently tracking across the West), it's time to start digging out your ski or snowboard equipmen...

As temps begin to drop and more first snow storms are seen across North America (including one that's currently tracking...

September snow in Canada

While you were making marinades and firing up your grill last week, Canadian ski resorts were being pummeled by three back-to-back storms. Ski resorts in British Columbia and Alberta received measurab...

While you were making marinades and firing up your grill last week, Canadian ski resorts were being pummeled by three ba...

Ski resorts are prime wildlife viewing destinations

One of the best parts of a summer mountain vacation is the wildlife viewing opportunities. Most ski resorts are located on or bordering national parks or Forest Service land, making them prime destina...

One of the best parts of a summer mountain vacation is the wildlife viewing opportunities. Most ski resorts are located ...

Video: Banff and Lake Louise’s #ProjectSnow

Banff and Lake Louise is one of the most picturesque ski destinations in the world, and the resort's most recent artistic endeavor, dubbed #ProjectSnow, celebrated the beauty and grand scale of its ...

Banff and Lake Louise is one of the most picturesque ski destinations in the world, and the resort's most recent artis...

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

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 exchan...

For U.S. residents, the time is nigh to make that trip to interior British Columbia's snow-magnet region, the Powder Hig...

Where’s the best snow? Chase the storms to these ski resorts

What’s your motivation to book a ski vacation? For some Ski.com clients, their impetus is a big storm. Now that we’re just past the halfway point for this ski season, here’s your guide to the ...