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Western U.S.

Where can you ski in May?

If you’re like us and not ready to stash your skis or snowboard for the season, don't forget that there are still plenty of ski resorts that stay open in May and often later. To help you get a coup...

If you’re like us and not ready to stash your skis or snowboard for the season, don't forget that there are still plen...

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 ...

Top 2018 spring events at North American ski resorts

Winter isn't over, yet, but our second-favorite season is just around the corner. Soon, it will be time to slather on the Zinka, break out the retro ski gear and celebrate Spring!From your hometo...

Winter isn't over, yet, but our second-favorite season is just around the corner. Soon, it will be time to slather on th...

Where to ski on a Jackson Hole powder day if you get first tram

Jackson Hole’s famed “Big Red” tram transports 100 passengers to the resort’s 10,450-foot summit in just 10 minutes. From the top of the tram, skiers and riders are able to access 4,139 ve...

Jackson Hole’s famed “Big Red” tram transports 100 passengers to the resort’s 10,450-foot summit in just 10 ...

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...