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 […]

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

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I don’t care how much you love powder, bumps or chutes, there are times when nothing inspires so much as ripping perfect corduroy. In the spirit of finding North America’s best groomed runs, Liftopia.com and I put requests on social media for skiers and riders to share their favorites. Our sample was totally random, totally […]

Six “Don’t Miss” Canadian Ski Resorts

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O Canada, I have you on the brain. Recently, Expedia Canada asked me to feature some “don’t miss” Canadian ski resorts. With over 180 resorts and ski clubs (with at least one in every province), Canada has plenty of options from which to choose, ranging from Whistler Blackcomb in the far west to eastern favorite Mont […]

Find Your Ski “Family” at Alta’s Goldminer’s Daughter

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The first time we visited Alta as a family, our sons were 12 and 9. It was the first winter that they didn’t ski race, so we were enjoying the sweet freedom of free skiing. Being more familiar with red rock Moab than white powder Wasatch, our Colorado boys were skeptical of skiing in Utah, for […]