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Portes du Soleil, FR: Room to Roam

in Europe
Although I spent a semester in France as a university student and visited the country many times since graduating, I’d never gone on a ski vacation in the French Alps. Last season, I made it a point to end that omission in my portfolio and spent a week at the Portes du Soleil, just south of Lake Geneva along the Swiss border. read more

The Inland Northwest: A Destination, Not A Gateway

in The West
The airport of Spokane, Washington is often used by long-distance destination skiers as a convenient gateway to access the highly regarded lift-served, cat-, and heli-skiing in British Columbia's southern Kootenays, but the ski areas on the U.S. side of the border really deserve a second look. read more

Ischgl, Austria: More Than Just A Party

in Europe
Even though the Austrian town of Ischgl has attained international prominence as one of the hardest partying winter resorts anywhere, my recent visit proved that you can have a world-class ski vacation there without the booze, euro disco, or lap dances. read more

Whitefish and Big Sky: Montana Means Mountains

in The West
I had always wanted to go to Montana for a ski trip. I visited one summer for a whitewater expedition and when I saw how beautiful and mountainous, as the name implies, I knew a ski trip was in order. read more

Lech, Austria: Powder and Porsches

in Europe
Mention the Austrian ski resort of Lech and people immediately think of a snowbound Monaco, filled with celebrities, powerful diplomats, and the insanely rich. However, two visits during consecutive winters proved that you don't need to be part of the 1% to have a memorable ski vacation there. read more

Kitzbühel, Austria: Springtime in Tirol

in Europe
While the Kitzbühel Alps aren't considered the top tier of ski regions in the Alps, my spring 2003 visit showed me what's missing from the North American ski experience and transformed Austria into my favorite winter destination. read more
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