By Brian E. Clark Each winter, more than 2.5 million skiers visit the Wasatch Mountain resorts of Deer Valley, Park City, Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird and Alta. But only a tiny fraction of that number venture off into the backcountry to make fresh tracks in untouched snow. For good reason,
By Everett Potter January may be the ideal month to take a European ski trip, to hit the slopes of Zermatt or Grindelwald or Kitzbühel and spend a full week skiing and dive deep into the rich ski lifestyle that Europe offers. Why January? Start with airfares.
By Everett Potter Call it the ultimate ski safari, an around the world ski trip that encompasses five countries, three continents and 34 days. It’s a chance to ski the Alps, the Rockies, the Coastal Range of British Columbia, Japan and Iceland on one trip. It is potentially the most
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
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.
By Rochelle Lash Bonjour. Hi. Dia duit. Hey, no pressure for St. Patrick’s Day. The Plumes et Glisse B & B in the sporty Tremblant area north of Montreal has an Irish lilt year-round. Think a drop of Bailey’s, a splash of Guinness and a shot of Jameson. As they