The West

by midatlantico • | | 3 comments
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
by Jamesdeluxe • | | 4 comments
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
by Powderqueen • | | 7 comments
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
by ml242 • | | 8 comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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