Story & photos by Brian E. Clark When New Zealand native Sarah Walls arrived in Telluride a dozen years ago, something clicked. “I was blown away,” said the veteran ski instructor and examiner who goes by the nickname “Sem.” “I thought, ‘Oh my god, this is the place,’” said the
By Larry Olmsted The new generation multi-mountain passes are the best deals in winter sports, and every year they are introduced right now at the lowest prices of the season, with incentives to encourage early sales. If you are going to buy one you might as well do it early, because
High Style in the Ski resorts of Flims & Verbier By Everett Potter Every winter, avid European snowboarders head to the linked Swiss ski areas of Flims, Laax and Falera for some of Europe’s best terrain parks and an Olympic caliber half pipe, a south-facing sunny location and some 220
By William C. Triplett When you live in the ski-free zone of the immediate D.C. area, and you really can’t do more than one trip a season to the slopes out West or in Europe, it’s nice to have a half-dozen or so resorts within a few hours’ drive
Story & photos by David McKay Wilson On our first night at 9,700 feet at Copper Mountain, John Coltrane’s soulful rendition of “My Favorite Things” wafted over the sound system as we split a couple of tasty wood-fired pizzas at JJ’s Tavern in East Village. It seemed an appropriate tune
By Ann Abel As European ski resorts go, it’s hard to say that any one country has the best. Is the piste better in France or Italy? Are the hotels more luxurious? Not really. But what Switzerland has that its neighbors do not is whimsy. There’s a lightheartedness that verges
By William C. Triplett If you’re hoping to up your downhill game by letting an instructor more or less convince you to suspend pretty much everything you’ve ever learned about skiing, you may as well go to Aspen to do it. True, you can have the same experience under the
By Everett Potter Japan is the Holy Grail for skiers who love to ski deep powder. On the northern island of Hokkaido, the mountains are known for frequent snowfall, après ski means soaking in an outdoor onsen with a Sapporo Classic in hand and dinner is the freshest sushi imaginable.