Skiing

  by Tom Passavant A hot day in New York City, summer 1978. My friend Jim Petersen walks into my office at Playboy magazine. “I hear the guys downstairs at Playboy Press want to do some lifestyle books. Let’s go talk to them.” Jim pitches Charlie, the editorial director, an

By David McKay Wilson Since my arrival in the Rockies in late March, I’d peered up at Crested Butte Mountain, that 12,161-foot peak with some of Colorado’s most challenging ski terrain, and dreamed of skiing down the chutes that spill down its western face. On the last day of our

By William Triplett Mention Aspen and most people can’t avoid thinking of multi-million dollar homes, designer boutiques, private jets and tailored slopes covered with arguably the best snow money can buy. Far fewer see Aspen the way I recently experienced it — as a resort where we Baby Boomers can

By Everett Potter After two days in Cortina, Italy’s chicest ski resort, I had chalked up many firsts. I had enjoyed the craggy beauty and challenges of the snow-covered Dolomites, skiing between jagged pink rock spires under ever-changing Alpine skies. I marveled as Italian skiers forsook alcohol apres ski, indulging

It was 1892 when a young employee for the Canadian Pacific Railroad came upon a gem of a lake in the Canadian Rockies that sat beneath a towering glacier. He would write in his journal: “As God is my judge, I never in all my explorations saw such a matchless

I had lunch yesterday with 12 ski resorts from the Swiss, French, Italian, German, and Austrian Alps. Travel to the Alps from America was up a whopping 50 percent this past summer and 30 percent last winter.

David Perkins at High West Distillery, Park City, UT. It might seem odd to be talking about a distillery and Utah in the same story, but that's the hook for High West Distillery in Park City, Utah. Thanks to relaxed liquor laws in this alcohol-vexed state, there is now a

Just in time for spring breakers looking for those extra thrills, The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah is letting guests ride the groomers, those hefty snow cats that climb mountain and lay down corduroy for the next day’s guests. The "Ride with a Groomer" package costs $75 and includes

Heading to Whistler for the Olympics? Contributor Steve Jermanok gives you the rundown 1. Don't Rush The two-hour drive from Vancouver to Whistler is on Highway 99, otherwise known as the Sea to Sky Highway.  Take your time and savor the exquisite scenery as you ride along the quiet shores

  Bumps for Boomers Clinic in Aspen. Photo by Michael Brands. The Deal: Save $200 on a 4-Day Bumps for Boomers clinic or $150 on the 3-Day clinic. Backstory: One of the singular ski specialized camps of the Aspen Ski School, Bumps for Boomers is a highly innovative ski program