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4 Non-Profit Ski Areas in the U.S.

by Dave Belin

Operating a ski area is a very tough business – fickle weather, high capital costs, energy and water expenses for snowmaking, and competition for customers are just a few of the challenges ski areas face in order to turn a… Read More →

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4 Most Scenic Backpacking Trips in the American West

by Heather Balogh

Expansive views, towering cliffs and glistening lakes all await on these scenic trails. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite backpacking trips in the western side of the United States, but I’m sure there are some missing. What would you… Read More →

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10 Outdoor Adventures In The East To Add To Your Bucket List

by Erika Wiggins

buck·et list noun, informal A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. A few weeks ago, we gave you our list of top 10 adrenaline-packed outdoor activities in the west. We, of… Read More →

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4 Things You Need To Know Before Climbing Your First 14er

by Heather Balogh

Here in Colorado, 14ers (or peaks over 14,000 feet) are a thing of lore. The state boasts more 14ers than any other state in the lower 48, clocking in at a whopping 53. Some of these mountainous beasts are technical… Read More →

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13 Perfect Ski Resort Pools You Need To Jump Into

by Katie Coakley

You know what can make an awesome mountain resort even better? An awesome pool. That’s right: winter or summer, snow or sunshine—a pool can create amazing memories during your vacation. Whether you’re soothing tired muscles after an epic day in… Read More →

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7 Glaciers For Summer Skiing

by Patrick Thorne

Just because it’s summer, that doesn’t mean you have to completely give up your love of skiing or snowboarding. One option is to head to the southern hemisphere. Another option is to ski the glaciers. There are several ski resorts… Read More →

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10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

by Erika Wiggins

buck·et list noun, informal A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies…. Read More →

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Chilean Babe Tells All: How To Ski Chile Like A Local in 6 Days

by Sarah Woods

“When are you coming back to the Cordillera de Los Andes?” my friend Rafa said to me over Skype from his Santiago apartment. “It’s our playground. Limitless possibilities of terrain, active volcanoes, unbelievable scenery, you must come back,” he insisted…. Read More →

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12 Rocking Ski Town Music Fests

by Troy Hawks

One of the best stage effects ever is to put the mic and drum kit in front of a sweeping mountainous view. There’s something about tall peaks and alpine air that lifts the outdoor music experience “a little bit higher… Read More →

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2014-15 Ski Industry Statistics & Trends: Facts, Stats & Skier Visits

by Dave Belin

So how was your season? Maybe you skied more days than last year, or maybe not. Did you try a new resort this year, or just stick close to home? Did you buy a season pass or get day ticket?… Read More →