Go. Play. The Forests Are Calling.

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Just over 100 years ago, in March 1915 to be exact, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Term Occupancy Act, a law that would eventually shape how and where we ski in the United States. Also known as the Occupancy Permits Act of 1915, the law provided a permitting process for summer homes and recreational resorts […]

An Unofficial, Totally Random List of the Best Bump 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 […]