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Alta, UT: Searching For First Tracks

in The West
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 3 comments
When an online ski magazine has the words "first tracks" in its title, it'd normally be safe to assume that the person who edits and publishes it is living somewhere with convenient access to untracked lift-served snow. But for the first decade of his website, Marc Guido was based out of several locations that very few hardcore skiers would have called home. read more

Loveland and Winter Park, CO: I-70 Outliers

in The West
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 6 comments
What makes these two Colorado mountains — one a no-frills day area right next to the Eisenhower Tunnel and the other an Intrawest destination resort only 67 miles from Denver — must-do stops on Colorado's I-70 ski scene? read more

Solitude, UT: Channeling The Wasatch

in The West
by Bryskiutah • | | 14 comments
On paper, Solitude is a mountain that’s easy to dismiss — especially when you compare it to the high-profile ski areas in Little Cottonwood Canyon a couple miles away. But there are a bunch of good reasons I've made it my go-to mountain for the past few seasons. read more

Ski Safari Along The St. Lawrence, Québec

in Québec
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 11 comments
The fashionable cafés, cobblestone streets, and beautiful people of Québec City serve as a gateway for a classic northeastern ski vacation along the stunning Saint Lawrence River. read more

Bearpen Mountain, NY: The Original Beast of the East

in Northeast US
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 41 comments
If events had unfolded differently, Bearpen could have become the biggest ski area east of the Rockies. Instead, it closed after its fifth season of operation and became a forgotten footnote. read more

Red Mountain and Whitewater, BC: A Best-Kept Secret

in The West
by Powderqueen • | | 12 comments
Among British Columbia's more than two dozen ski resorts, the Kootenay Rockies boast some of the province's most reliable dry powder conditions, but are still relatively undiscovered by most U.S. skiers. read more

Jackson Hole, WY: One Man's Paradise

in The West
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 6 comments
Have you ever wondered what it was like to ski a world-famous resort before it was "discovered?" If you're curious about Jackson Hole, Bob Peters might be able to give you some answers. read more

Teton Valley, ID: Tapping The Powder Keg

in The West
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 6 comments
Only a short drive across the Idaho state line from Jackson Hole, Teton Valley is coming into its own as headquarters for a soup-to-nuts winter vacation that now includes lift-served, cat-, heli-, and cross-country skiing. read more

Burke Mountain, VT: Pride of the NEK

in Northeast US
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 12 comments
Only seven miles from busy I-91, but still hiding in the proverbial shadows, it's tough to find a mountain anywhere less deserving of such a low profile as Burke: a big-league hill with piles of potential. read more

Le Massif, QC: Mountain by the Sea

in Québec
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 9 comments
With a 2,526-vertical foot ski area sitting tumbling down to a nine-mile-wide Saint Lawrence River, Le Massif is one of the most unique ski areas you'll find anywhere: east or west. read more

Monarch Mountain, CO: A Rough-Cut Gem

in The West
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 7 comments
Colorado's Monarch Mountain doesn't have the big vertical, thousands of skiable acres, or luxury trappings of the I-70 big boys., but if can put aside your need for superlatives, this non-resort will really surprise you. read more

Pajarito, NM: A Labor of Love

in The West
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 0 comments
Most people couldn't pick New Mexico's Pajarito Mountain out of a police lineup, but it's a classic Land of Enchantment ski hill that's worth a stop on the way to Taos. read more

Eastern Townships, QC: France Meets New England

in Québec
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 5 comments
If you're looking for a ski trip that's truly different from any other on this continent, pack the car and head north to this picturesque region that seamlessly combines two unlikely cultures. read more

Snow King, WY: Local Hill Makes Good

in The West
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 2 comments
While most visitors to Jackson, Wyoming are in a hurry to get to the world famous ski resort across town, they shouldn't pass up the chance to ski Snow King: a classic town hill. read more

Brian Head, UT: Red Rock West

in The West
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 0 comments
While experts will find the terrain at Brian Head a bit tame, this resort wisely positions itself as an easygoing, family-friendly, snow-sure mountain that's home to one of North America's most sublime ski settings. read more

Belleayre, NY: Low-Key in the Catskills

in Northeast US
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 2 comments
State-owned Belleayre Mountain earns praise by concentrating on the things that don't make great website headlines: reliable conditions, family-friendly prices and terrain, and an unpretentious vibe. read more

Elk Mountain, PA: Best in the Keystone State?

in Northeast US
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 2 comments
"Skiing in Pennsylvania" sounds like an oxymoron to many people, but Elk Mountain's terrain, grooming, and atmosphere combine to make it what many consider the Keystone State's best ski area. read more

Jackson Hole, WY: The Ultimate Sin

in The West
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 0 comments
I spent two days ignoring some of the premier lift-served terrain on the continent in exchange for what many consider gaper heaven. But the payoff was worth it: great conditions, fun terrain, and no lift lines. read more

Bobcat Ski Center, NY: Time Stands Still

in Northeast US
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 14 comments
Tucked away in the western Catskills, Bobcat has become a kind of Holy Grail for back-to-the-basics skiers — a mountain that feels like it was deep-frozen in 1972 and reopened for business last week. read more

Grand Targhee, WY: Gone To The Powder Room

in The West
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 0 comments
For those who have experienced the feeding frenzy at high-profile mountains after a big dump, Grand Targhee will feel like a trip to the Hooterville general store. Don't worry; no one's going to steal your powder. read more

Mont Shefford & Mont Glen, QC: Off The Map

in Québec
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 0 comments
Mont Shefford and Mont Glen were two classic retro ski areas in Quebec's Eastern Townships that fought the good fight against more modern nearby mountains, but couldn't win against the forces of change. read more
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