Those same summer guides that took my family rock climbing and white water rafting in the Canadian Rockies this summer are hardcore skiers once the first snow falls. And which ski area were those guides raving about? Revelstoke. Located about two hours northeast of the Kelowna Airport in eastern BC,
By Everett Potter Portillo sits in a wonderland of knife-edged peaks and turquoise lakes, where Chile’s Andes Mountains climb 19,000 feet into the sky. Yet despite the stark vistas and the distance from civilization, this mountain outpost breathes elegance and polish, a living tribute to what skiing used to be.
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
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
The rap on Vermont skiing was that the ski resorts were based in historic New England towns that lacked the modern amenities of the resorts out West. Not any longer. The Woodstock Inn (above), close to the skiing at Killington and Suicide Six, just unveiled their $10 million spa in
Vail Resorts has just launched EpicMix, which combines aspects of social media and a GPS into the ski experience. It seems like a natural for those even mildly obsessed with Twitter and Facebook so I asked Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz for more details.
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
US Olympian Lindsey Vonn. It takes a rare resort to host the Olympic Winter Games. Whistler certainly deserves the honour, but previous Games have been held in some of the most unique mountain resorts and cities in the world. Here are five where you can still catch the Olympic