An Unofficial, Totally Random List of the Best Best Runs in North America

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Last week, I posted a totally random, unofficial and completely non-scientific list of North America’s favorite groomed runs, as determined from responses on social media. Today, I’m excited to unveil the Bumps portion of our poll. If You’re Thinking Bumps, You’re Thinking Colorado  At first, I thought something must be wrong. Almost every response we got from queries […]

Skiing Snowmass With Teens

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  When your children are young it’s easy to find great family ski resorts. Most resorts offer extensive programs for 12-and-unders, including learn to ski and ride classes, day care, craft parties, game nights and so on. It’s different with teens. They are less likely to jump feet first into anything, although most of them are […]

It’s Good to Be Austrian at the Alpine World Ski Championships

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We were told to party with the Austrians. And while there are Austrians everywhere in Vail and Beaver Creek right now, the first two we met were all business. Waiting in a short lift line during the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, we were joined by Otte and Matthias. Bundled up in bright blue and green uniforms […]

Vail, Colorado: Tips for Skiing this Massive Mountain

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Does the world really need another article about Vail? Probably not. But after an eye-opening three-day visit in early January, I can’t help myself. As everyone on the planet knows, Vail is one of the biggest, most famous resorts in the world. To some, Vail conjures up happy memories of sun-drenched days exploring the 3,000 acre […]

A Walk on The Wild Side at Snowmass

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Not thirty minutes into my snowshoeing adventure with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), it struck me. Alpine skiing is like being on an interstate. Yes, I’m seeing the beautiful mountains, the intricate lacing of tree branches in relief against the stunning blue of the sky. I’m appreciating the beauty of being outdoors, but it’s […]