Jacked on Jackson

One of the best fall-line-skiing mountains in the world has 1,200 metres of vertical and a whole lot more to love. by LESLIE WOIT in Fall 2016 issue Of course we can drink beer in the street,” says the nice man. “It’s Wyoming.” It doesn’t stop there. Stepping outside onto the streets of downtown Jackson, he hands me another … More »

Ah, Utah!

Park City, now the biggest ski area in the U.S., and five other snowy resorts are all within a short drive of Salt Lake City. BY LESLIE WOIT in December 2015 issue When the Mormons hitched up the wagon trains for the journey west to Utah in the 1840s, Salt Lake City winters were harsh, the natives understandably … More »

On Assignment: George Koch in southern Colorado

Resorts visited: Wolf Creek, Durango Mountain Resort, San Juan Untracked snowcat skiing, Silverton Mountain Telluride Photos: Scott D.W. Smith Sliding through the icy main intersection in tiny Ridgway, Colorado, the county sheriff shook his head, our epic five-resort Ski Canada road trip nearly came to an end. Luckily the dark crossroads was empty, we slid on through unharmed, and … More »

The Aspen Shake

“It could get a little crazy up there at lunchtime. But it’s only Wednesday so perhaps not. But you’ll love the food and, my God, the view…” from December 2015 issue   I don’t pay too much attention to what Becca is saying about Cloud Nine. After all, I spent the previous 48 hours sampling … More »

First Tracks at Breckenridge

On Christmas Day, 2013, Breckenridge unleashed Peak 6 to North America’s insatiable alpine crowd. With an unveiling of a total of 220 brand-new hectares, larger than many Eastern resorts, this was one of the greatest new ski area terrain offerings in the past decade. When I thought about doing a bowl in the high alpine … More »

Smugglers’ Notch – Family Matters

All Vermont resorts are kid-friendly, but Smugglers’ strives to be a notch above. by Ian Merringer in the Fall 2014 issue The day was going to be perfect, four inches of fresh snow, mostly sunny, just a few of those slight Fahrenheit degrees below freezing. So said Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. He’s the guy … More »

Class Act

After 80 years, Stowe remains true to its roots in a world of purpose-built ski resorts. By Ian Merringer in Fall 2013 issue Attempts at a stealthy arrival in Vermont failed. Uniformed men with walkie-talkies surrounded the minivan before it stopped rolling. “I’ll take care of this,” I told my three companions, checking my jacket … More »

Smart Financial Planning

Editor Iain

Well, it’s that time of the year again when the keenest of us are champing at the bit and poring over all the new gear and gadgets that are showing up in ski shops, online and, of course, in the pages of the annual Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide. At our house, we’re already into discussions … More »

Aspen Through the Ages

by Kara Williams in December 2012 issue From silver-mining boomtown to chic celeb hangout, Aspen’s illustrious history and infamous past have shaped the town into the legendary resort it is today.   In 1879, silver-mining prospectors made the arduous journey over 12,095-foot Independence Pass down into the Roaring Fork Valley and named the area “Ute … More »