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PHOTO CREDIT: David McColm / Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts, Whistler Blackcomb & the Mountain Collective Make Summer Ski News

by Eric Wagnon

The dog days of August are usually pretty slow for ski news. The past week was a big exception. On Monday, Vail Resorts announced that the company was buying Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia for around $1 billion in U.S…. Read More →

PHOTO CREDIT: Copper Creek Golf Course/Copper Mountain

The World’s Highest Golf Courses

by Patrick Thorne

Playing golf at high altitude may not be something you’ve ever considered, but as with all sports, altitude training can be good for your game. You’ll probably also get a buzz out of the fact that the higher you go,… Read More →

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10 Iconic Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in the West

by Alyssa Erickson

There is an attitude prevalent amongst singles and couples alike, that once you have kids your adventurous lifestyle is over. For good. I once believed this to be true as well. But after standing on the family side of the… Read More →

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Purgatory Draws Families For Fun Terrain & Value

by Eric Wagnon

Purgatory refers to the Catholic concept of a place for temporary suffering before going on to Heaven. For skiers and snowboarders, the name conjures much more pleasant images. High in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, Purgatory Resort was… Read More →

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North America’s Favorite Resorts for Powder Skiing & Riding

by Kristen Lummis

Powder. You either love or you hate it. And while I can’t say I understand the haters, I do commiserate with those who spend the winter tracking storms, cancelling work, jettisoning class and driving overnight to score fresh snow. According… Read More →

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Best Ski Resorts To Spend Your Christmas Vacation

by Heather Balogh

Christmas vacation is one of the most enjoyable times of the year to hit the slopes. After all, what better way to say “Happy Holidays” than hot chocolate, knee-deep powder, and skiing Santas? We’ve rounded up our favorite ski resorts… Read More →

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Epic Winter Storm Will Bring FEET Of Snow To The West

by RoseAnne Moises

This week, NOAA is forecasting what they are calling the “strongest storm of the season” — a jet stream-powered storm predicted to dump several feet of snow in the mountains of British Columbia to California. Other forecasters are predicting “multiple… Read More →

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6 Winter Carnivals You Don’t Want To Miss

by Steve Jermanok

If you love Paris in the springtime, then you’ll adore Quebec City in the wintertime, where, for 17 days, the party never stops. Quebec’s Winter Carnival is the largest in the world, attracting more than one million people. I was… Read More →

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North America’s Favorite Resorts for Tree Skiing

by Kristen Lummis

For many skiers and snowboarders, skiing the trees is the holy grail of winter fun. When you duck into a glade, you’re one step closer to skiing’s backcountry roots. You leave behind the noise and commotion of the larger resort… Read More →

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6 Regions That Are Getting Hammered With Snow

by Charlotte Lilley

Winter is certainly here and we’ve been seeing snow across the country, but some ski resorts are getting the real deal! Think California, Colorado, Utah, the Southwest, Northern Rockies and Canada. Time to whip out the yardstick because snow is starting… Read More →