Skiing

By Everett Potter The big news out of Park City, Utah is that the Sundance Film Festival, the most important forum for independent films in the world, is going virtual this year. Given the situation with the Omicron variant, it comes as little surprise. While this is disappointment to the

  By Iseult Devlin Ski areas have finally gotten some good snow to kick off Winter 2022. But, while this season is looking more normal than last year, Covid protocols are changing quickly due to the recent uptick in cases. There are still no masks required in lift lines, but

By Everett Potter The resort town of Stowe, Vermont has long offered an idyllic Currier & Ives kind of experience, a small and charming village with its share of red cottages, white Greek Revival houses. Then add some cute shops, restaurants, bars and brewpubs, tossing in the Vermont Ski &

By Everett Potter Montana got its first true luxury lodge today with the opening of Montage Big Sky. Set within Big Sky  resort’s 3,530-acre Spanish Peaks enclave, the$400 million resort  has an amazing array of experiences for every season, including ski-in/ski-out access to Big Sky Resort’s 5,850 skiable acres, three

  By Everett Potter Cross country skiing really took off last winter. First-timers eager for exercise and fresh air during the pandemic headed for local cross country centers. Those who had left their skis in a dustry corner of the garage rediscovered the sport, making tracks in the White Mountains,

By Brian E. Clark Jim Vick, operations manager at Lutsen Mountains (lutsen.com), has had numerous opportunities  to work at western ski resorts. And it’s not that he wasn’t tempted. But Lutsen’s perch on the northwest shore of Lake Superior and its location next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which

By Everett Potter For Americans who’ve been waiting to go back to Europe to ski, the winter of 2022 is shaping up to be the perfect time. The month of January has long been the sweet spot for such a vacation. The holidays and holiday crowds are gone, and it’s

By Larry Olmsted Like much of the travel industry, skiing and snowboarding suffered mightily from the pandemic with an early end to the 2019-2020 season, and last winter severe travel and capacity restrictions hampered resorts in this country, while most of Europe’s lifts never opened at all. Even summer skiers

By Everett Potter The good news for American skiers is that they can return to the Alps this winter. But for those who really want to have a blow-out ski vacation, there is nothing quite like renting a luxury chalet. The Europeans cornered this market decades ago with over-the-top lodging

By Everett Potter For most American skiers, Schweitzer Mountain has long been a sleeper of a Western ski resort. Located in Sandpoint, Idaho, it’s a true skier’s mountain in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of the northern Idaho panhandle. Schweitzer, which joined the Ikon Pass this year, is the largest ski