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Western U.S.

17 resorts that historically see above-average snowfall during a La Nina winter

It's official. NOAA has announced that the presence of La Nina conditions are 65-75% likely, which is a darn good statistic for anyone planning on skiing or riding in the Northwestern U.S., Alaska or ...

It's official. NOAA has announced that the presence of La Nina conditions are 65-75% likely, which is a darn good statis...

11/6/17: Where is it snowing?

Ski season is already underway at a couple resorts, including Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area in Colorado and Banff's Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise. Many more will be opening in the next couple wee...

Ski season is already underway at a couple resorts, including Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area in Colorado and Banff...

5 days in Park City: a first-timer’s guide

Photo: Dan Campbell/Vail Resorts The recent merging of Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Ski Resort has created the largest ski area in the United States, offering skiers and riders a stagge...

Photo: Dan Campbell/Vail Resorts The recent merging of Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Ski Resort has create...

Where can I go night skiing out West?

There's nothing quite like making turns as the sun sets or lapping the terrain park under a full moon. Night skiing is magical and not to be missed. While night skiing is quite common on the East coas...

There's nothing quite like making turns as the sun sets or lapping the terrain park under a full moon. Night skiing is m...

Thanks to deep snowpack Squaw might stay open until next winter

Squaw Valley is still reaping the rewards of a bountiful winter. The Lake Tahoe resort received nearly 60 feet of snow this winter, three of which fell last week. The ample snowpack means the resort ...

Squaw Valley is still reaping the rewards of a bountiful winter. The Lake Tahoe resort received nearly 60 feet of snow ...

Where we skied in 2016-17

Every spring we're sad to say adieu to winter, but—like many skiers—we like to look back back on the season and all we experienced and skied. Here's an Instagram roundup of winter destinations Ski...

Every spring we're sad to say adieu to winter, but—like many skiers—we like to look back back on the season and all ...

Video: Jackson Hole season recap

T'was one for the books at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Truly. The resort ended the 16-17 season last weekend with 593" and the deepest snowpack Rendezvous Bowl has ever recorded....

T'was one for the books at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Truly. The resort ended the 16-17 season last weekend with 593"...

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. ...

Over the next three weeks many ski resorts will open their summer mountain biking and hiking trails. There's no better...

4/6/17: Where is it snowing?

Spring storms are spanning across the North American continent right now. Two large storm systems will affect both coasts over the weekend, one will bring heavy, wet snow to many Western resorts and t...

Spring storms are spanning across the North American continent right now. Two large storm systems will affect both coast...

Snow expected to return to Sierras + Rockies this week

The Western U.S., particularly the Rockies, have been in a bit of a snow slump the past couple weeks. For sun worshipers and fans of spring skiing, this has been a boon, but it looks like the warm, su...

The Western U.S., particularly the Rockies, have been in a bit of a snow slump the past couple weeks. For sun worshipers...

The most popular ski vacations of 2017

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-res...

Like a snowflake, each ski season is unique. It snows more in some places than others, exchange rates make certain desti...

A serious guide to successful pond skimming

If you've ever watched a gender-confused gorilla on snow blades glide over—or crash into—an icy pool to the delight of a jubilant crowd, and, thought, "boy, I wish I could be like them," it's time...

If you've ever watched a gender-confused gorilla on snow blades glide over—or crash into—an icy pool to the delight ...