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Top Christmas markets near ski resorts in the Alps

Just like skiing, many Christmas past-times, including decorated fir trees and gingerbread houses, have historic roots in the Alps. Many of these traditions can be traced back to Christmas Markets, fo...

Just like skiing, many Christmas past-times, including decorated fir trees and gingerbread houses, have historic roots i...

Our favorite classic Warren Miller clips

In light of the loss of skiing's film pioneer, Warren Miller—who passed today at the age of 93—we're reminiscing with a few of his classic clips. During his movie-making career, which spanned 67 y...

In light of the loss of skiing's film pioneer, Warren Miller—who passed today at the age of 93—we're reminiscing wit...

The legend of Portillo’s Inca Lake

Legend has it that Portillo's Inca Lake or Luguna del Incas is enchanted, and on some nights you can hear eerie, mournful cries across the Lake. The origin of these cries is fabled to come from the sp...

Legend has it that Portillo's Inca Lake or Luguna del Incas is enchanted, and on some nights you can hear eerie, mournfu...

How to harness 70s style on the slopes this spring

With the advent of modern technology like rockered skis, heated gondolas with wi-fi and technical outerwear customized for a variety of weather conditions, it’s hard to say that any time other now w...

With the advent of modern technology like rockered skis, heated gondolas with wi-fi and technical outerwear customized f...

Aspen Snowmass family ski trip: Day 3

You would be hard-pressed to find any family where marked differences among its members aren’t present. The same goes for families of skiers and snowboarders—everyone has their own preferences whe...

You would be hard-pressed to find any family where marked differences among its members aren’t present. The same goes ...

Why Steamboat is Ski Town, U.S.A.®

Ski Country is chock-full of acclaimed mountain towns, but nothing is quite like Steamboat Springs, Colorado—especially for the nostalgic skier or snowboarder who is passionate about snowsports cult...

Ski Country is chock-full of acclaimed mountain towns, but nothing is quite like Steamboat Springs, Colorado—especiall...

17 surprising things you didn’t know about Whistler’s history

The 2015-16 ski season marks Whistler Blackcomb’s 50th anniversary. As North America’s largest and winningest ski resorts, there’s a lot to look back on. Over the years, many well-known and less...

The 2015-16 ski season marks Whistler Blackcomb’s 50th anniversary. As North America’s largest and winningest ski re...

Video: A funny history of how the first U.S. ski lift came to be

Vermont  has a lot to be proud of, including awesome cheese, good coffee and of course, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, but the Green Mountain state also boasts the first lift in the United States. Prio...

Vermont  has a lot to be proud of, including awesome cheese, good coffee and of course, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, bu...

All about the history of Portillo: a timeline

Portillo, Chile’s oldest and most storied ski resort, celebrates its 68th anniversary this summer! Here's a look back on the Portillo's photos and events that have shaped its modern identity as a...

Portillo, Chile’s oldest and most storied ski resort, celebrates its 68th anniversary this summer! Here's a look ba...