The West

At 3 am on a Friday in early January, my taxi wound through the streets of Revelstoke, a town of 7,000 along the banks of the Columbia River in the British Columbia interior. A Greyhound ride from Vancouver took nine hours. Driving, the more reliable option, takes six. In short, from the east coast U.S. this is not an easy destination to reach. read more
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
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
The small towns, cowboy mystique, and jagged peaks of southwest Colorado have been on my mind for years. The fascination may have started with a dusty issue of Snow Country Magazine featuring an impressive night shot of a range called "The Needles" that loomed across the valley by Durango Mountain Resort. read more
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
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
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