Skiing

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

By Larry Olmsted The entire travel industry has suffered mightily in the COVID pandemic, but the ski and snowboard sector was especially hard hit. A premature end to the 2019-2020 season was one of the first travel casualties as the pandemic began, and in many places the entire 2020-2021 winter

By Everett Potter Those of us who are passionate about skiing in Europe have our fingers crossed that this winter, we can once again fly across the Atlantic for some serious snow time in the Alps. Among the newest resorts to consider for a European ski trip is Club Med

By Everett Potter There’s good news from our neighbor to the north about the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Club Med, the pioneer of all-inclusive resort vacations, is openings its first Canadian resort in December in Quebec. With Canada now open to US travelers, the opening of the new Club Med Québec is

  By Brian E. Clark During winter, former pro snowboarder Gabe Taylor watches the weather forecasts like a hawk for storm cycles that could dump powder on the slopes at Mammoth Mountain (mammothmountain.com) on the east side of California’s Sierra range. “Winter is all about riding powder, which is one

By David McKay Wilson There’s still life in this year’s pandemic-altered ski season. In mid-March, as winter turned to spring, and the hard-pack on the northern Vermont slopes softened in the bright spring sun, I headed for the Mad River Valley for four days to ski Sugarbush and Mad River

By Everett Potter Montana’s Big Sky Resort is a skier’s dream, with 5,800 acres of world-class terrain in a landscape that is rugged, challenging, and undeniably beautiful. While Big Sky has all the amenities that one associates with a great ski resort, including an increasingly bustling village, it has never