I recently returned from what I like to call my annual pilgrimage to the Alps. Believe me, I save all year for seven days skiing in the Alps and this year I managed to keep costs down compared to visits in past years. I didn’t go to a cheaper resort – there really aren’t any… Read the rest of the post!
Not only does Park City have the Greatest Snow on Earth, it also has some of the best restaurants you’ll find in a ski resort town. There are over a hundred restaurants in Park City and I’ll leave you to explore all the town restaurants. Just walk around (many won’t take reservations in high season)… Read the rest of the post!
I think of Europe when I think of the quintessential ski lunch: long, leisurely, and gourmet. For too long, on-mountain “dining” in the U.S. has focused on food courts and grills. While I wouldn’t want to take an hour or two out of every ski day, sometimes it’s nice to have the option to splurge,… Read the rest of the post!
When you live in the northeast and you want to ski, driving is something you take for granted. Even if you are going for an extended family ski vacation and you live in, say New Jersey, it’s nothing out of the ordinary to drive four, five or six hours to your resort destination. In fact,… Read the rest of the post!
I love spring skiing in Colorado, not only because the conditions are great – soft snow, bluebird days, warm afternoons – but because there are so many festive celebrations on the mountains when the season starts to wind down. Here are some Colorado favorites: Keystone Kidtopia: The awesome Kidtopia snow fort on Keystone’s Dercum Mountain… Read the rest of the post!
Although the “America the Beautiful” lyric about “purple mountain majesties” was inspired by Pikes Peak, the songwriter Katherine Lee Bates likely would have been equally impressed by the San Juan Mountains farther west in Colorado. Extending above 14,000 feet in many cases, the San Juan’s rugged peaks form impressive backdrops for the region’s two major… Read the rest of the post!
Winter has settled into the Northeast with sunny brisk days and cold dark nights that make for great snowmaking and crunchy groomed corduroy. At Gunstock Mountain Resort, a four season resort outside of Guilford, NH, it’s just what the skiers and riders like about winter in New Hampshire. Even when Mother Nature is stingy with… Read the rest of the post!
For destination skiers and boarders headed to the West, three major hubs—Colorado, Utah, and Lake Tahoe— provide many of the most popular choices. Excellent resorts such as Sun Valley, Taos and Big Sky do shine outside those three resort concentrations. Nonetheless, travelers find Colorado, Utah and Tahoe particularly accessible thanks to major airports in Denver,… Read the rest of the post!
Winter took a little while making it to the Midwest, but the Lake Geneva area in southern Wisconsin celebrates its annual Winterfest, Feb. 1-5. For skiers and snowboarders, Grand Geneva Resort and Spa will hold its annual Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., to coincide with the broader event.… Read the rest of the post!
The beauty of buying a lift ticket – or multi-day lift tickets – at Aspen/Snowmass is that you can choose to ski or ride at four distinctly different mountains, all linked by free transportation. Each mountain has its own personality – experience them all on a week’s vacation to determine your family’s favorite! Here’s a… Read the rest of the post!