Skiing

By Grace Lichtenstein Way back in the previous century, I took my first runs on a huge mountain not far from Aspen called Snowmass. I loved it instantly. I love it still. But it’s not your ‘80s Snowmass anymore. The sleeping giant has awakened. In earlier years, I was excited

Cutting up the powder at Stratton.

By Stevenson Swanson Stratton’s reputation for wide, open trails did not really hit me until my son and I stood at the top of the Sunriser Supertrail during a late-winter weekend visit to this classic southern Vermont ski resort. To my eye, the grand boulevard of Sunriser appeared to be

  by Kim McHugh Photographs courtesy of the resorts Mountain Resort Spas Vanquish Stress (Part 1) For centuries spas and soothing mineral springs have been vanquishing the specters of ill health, fatigue and too many laps around the chariot track. These days slope weary skiers and snowboarders are checking into

By Neil Wolkodoff The SnowSports Industries Association brings out new products for retailers to evaluate in preparation for the 2015-2016 snow season. After scouring 250,000 square feet of exhibits and demonstrations at the SIA show in Denver last week, here are some products were technologically better than last year. Some

By Kim McHugh Serving Zagat Survey-worthy cuisine and postcard views, these snow country restaurants invite you to pull up a chair and eat yourself silly. From entrées such as Pecan Crusted Elk Tenderloin and Sea Bass with Manila Clams, Apple Cider and Chili Braised Beef Short Ribs, Crab Stuffed Rocky

By Cathie Arquilla I am a graceful skier.  I like to make pretty turns on groomed runs that are not too steep, not too bumpy. As for powder skiing, I have very limited experience with it.  But there’s no reason to concern oneself with powder skiing at the beginning of

Story & photos by David McKay Wilson Vail and Beaver Creek will become the center of the ski world in early February when the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships return to the Colorado Rockies for 14 days of ski racing and partying. My son and I visited the resorts –

by Kim McHugh Photos courtesy Wasatch Powderbird Guides It is quiet now except for an occasional ooh and aah. Minutes ago, a Wasatch Powderbird Guides helicopter set our group on a thin ridge across from Alta and Snowbird. A cloudless sky and glades of untracked powder awaited our descent. The guide

By Everett Potter Telluride is Hollywood’s idea of a Western ski town. Thanks to a late 19th-century silver boom, it is packed with ornate clapboard Victorian homes, most of them in a National Historic Landmark District. The backdrop of jagged mountain peaks is as dramatic as anything this side of

  By Kim McHugh Remember your first bike? Mine was a candy apple red Schwinn and I wish I could have ridden it year round. But I grew up in Illinois, where the long winters meant trading my bike for skis, ice skates or a Flexible Flyer. Had I been